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Thomas Fairbairn (1826 - 1899)

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Thomas Fairbairn
Born in Ferneyhill, Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in St Kilda, Victoria, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Maidstone, Victoria, Australiamap
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Thomas Fairbairn

Born 7 Mar 1826 Ferneyhill, Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Baptized 02 APR 1826 Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland

entry reads: Andrew Fairbairn hind at Ferneyhill and Margaret Hunter his wife had a Son born 7th Mar and Baptised 2d Apr 1826 named Thomas (see page 64 & year 1831)" [1]

Died 1899 Maidstone, Victoria, Australia [2]

Immigrated Mar 1854: "Contest" arr. Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia

Married Oct 1856 St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Husband: Thomas Fairbairn
Wife: Margaret Grant
Caroline marr. Myers
Andrew marr.
Lachlan Alexander
Robert John
Annie marr. Cairncross
Thomas George
Henry Hunter
Jessie marr. McPherson
Margaret marr. Smith
"At St Kilda, NSW (sic) in Oct 1856, Thomas FAIRBAIRN, farmer, Pentland Hills, 3rd son of Andrew FAIRBAIRN, Primside, Roxburghshire to Margaret GRANT, second dtr of Lachland GRANT, Broadmeadow" [3]
NB Trove (31 Oct 1856) shows:
At St. Kilda, by the Rev. Wm. Miller, Thomas Fairbairn, Farmer, Pentland Hills, third son of Andrew Fairbairn, Primside, Roxburgshire, Scotland, to Margaret Grant, second daughter of Lachlaine Grant, Broadmeadows.


  1. Source [[#S1]: Birth 7 Mar Bap. 2 Apr 1826 Thomas s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN (hind, Ferneyhill, Ednam) and Margaret HUNTER, Ednam, ROX 788/0020 0008
  2. Source #S2: Dth 1899 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, s/o Andrew & Margaret FAIRBARN, aged 74, reg. Maidstone, VIC, 10177
  3. Source #S3: "Australian Intimations in Hawick Advertiser", compiled by Marjorie GAVIN, published in Issue #54
  • Source S1 ScotlandsPeople OPR records pre 1855
  • Source S2 Australian BDM indexes via
  • Source S3 Borders Family History Society Magazine

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