Born in England in 1703, Lt. Governor of the Colony of Virginia from 1758 until his death in 1768.
Son of Dr. John Francis Fauquier who relocated from France to Britain to work with Sir Isaac Newton.
Friend to Thomas Jefferson, Francis Fauquier was considered a "Renaissance Man" with expertise in both science and industry, and interests in the arts and charity.
A sympathizer with the colonists, Lt. Governor Fauquier was one of the most popular of the royal governors.