1. WILLIAM3 SHREVE (LAWRENCE2SHERIFF, LAWRENCE1) was born Abt. 1564 in England. He married ELIZABETH FAIRFAX in England. She was born in England.
Notes for WILLIAM SHREVE:
SHREVE, (SIR) WILLIAM
Born: Circa 1587 in England (TLG), 1564 (MS)
Died: 1643 (TLG)
Married: Lady Elizabeth Fairfax [MS]; Elizabeth (_____) [TLG]
According to Steadman, the Shreve family descends from:
Sir William Shreve (born 1564) and wife Lady Elizabeth Fairfax. Lady Elizabeth (Fairfax) Shreve (of Bolton Castle, Percy, England) was related to Lord Fairfax of Virginia. William Shreve, son of Sir William and Lady Elizabeth (Fairfax) Shreve, was born in the Isle of Wight, England.
If the Lawrence Sheriff Genealogy represents the true line of descent, then the title of "Sir" probably has been ascribed improperly to the grandson of Sir Lawrence. According to this ancestry William Sheriff left "issue by Elizabeth, his wife, a son" named Thomas.
References: Allen, Luther P.History and Genealogy of the Shreve Family p. 11-14; Steadman, Melvin Lee, Jr., "Some Arlington Area People: Their Moments and Influence", The Arlington Historical Magazine, Volume 4, October 1969, No. 1, pp. 5-10.
Notes for ELIZABETH FAIRFAX:
SHREVE, LADY ELIZABETH (FAIRFAX)
Born: Circa 1560-1570 England
Married: Sir William Shreve
The present writer believes the name Fairfax to be derived from Ffairfach, a place in Wales, and not, as is generally supposed, from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning Fair-hair (TOMO, 348).
References: Allen, Luther P. History and Genealogy of the Shreve Family p. 11-14; Hornor, William S., This Old Monmouth of Ours, Polyanthos, Cottonport, New Jersey, 1974, p. 348.