"Old" Mr. Fayling was Haytham Kenway's tutor during his childhood in London. As described by Haytham, Fayling had bushy gray eyebrows and a habit of picking his nose.


When Edward Kenway began teaching his son to question what he was taught, and to reason morality and ethics for himself, Haytham challenged his tutor during Scriptures, ultimately earning himself a whack on the knuckles. On recounting this to his father, Edward mentioned to Haytham that it was best to sometimes keep one's thoughts to themselves and hide in plain sight.

After the siege on the Kenway household, during which Edward was killed, Fayling later attended Edward's funeral.