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James Fairbairn (abt. 1722 - 1808)

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James Fairbairn
Born about in Lidgatehead, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Hallyburton, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Aug 2017
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James Fairbairn

Born about Jan 1722 Lidgatehead in Fanns, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland

Baptized 17 Jan 1722 Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland

entry reads: "James posthumous son to John fairbairn lidgatehead in fanns at a dyet of examination" [1]

Died 25 Oct 1808 Hallyburton, Berwickshire, Scotland [2]


James FAIRBAIRN of Halyburton Mill, Greenlaw - 6 work horses, taxed 2/- each [3]

Married 18 Nov 1754 Legerwood, Berwickshire, Scotland

Husband: James Fairbairn
Wife: Elizabeth Purves
Magdalen Fairbairn m. Peter Mack
James Fairbairn m. Elizabeth Taylor
Margaret Fairbairn m. Peter Purves
Elizabeth Fairbairn
John Fairbairn m. Jessie Johnston
entry reads: "Married were James Fairbairn and Elizabeth Purves both in this parish" [4]


James in the Fairbairn Surname One Name Study/DNA project
James on Family Search


  1. Source #S3: Bap. 17 Jan 1722 James s/o John FAIRBAIRN, Lidgatehead Par. of Earlston, 736/0010 0076
  2. Source #S1: #602 James FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth PURVES,
  3. Source #S2: 11 Sep 1797 James FAIRBAIRN, Halyburton Mill, Par. of Greenlaw, BEW
  4. Source #S3: Marr. 18 Nov 1754 James FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth PURVES, Legerwood, BEW, "both in this parish", 749/0010 0077
  • Source S1 Earlston MIs, published by the [ Borders Family History Society]
  • Source S2 ScotlandsPlaces 1797 Farm Horse Tax Rolls
  • Source S3 ScotlandsPeople OPR entries pre 1855

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