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Thomas Fairbairn (1860 - 1918)

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Thomas Fairbairn
Born in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in St. John's Church, Toorak, Victoria, Australiamap
Died in Chelsea, London, Englandmap
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THOMAS FAIRBAIRN (Fairbairn-1141)

PARENTS. George Fairbairn & Virginia Charlotte (Armytage) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 22 Sep 1860, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

BIRTH. 22 Sep 1860
Name Thomas Fairbairn
Gender Male
Birth Date 22 Sep 1860
Father's Name George Fairbairn
Mother's Name Virginia Armytage

MARRIAGE. 13 Apr 1887, St. John's Church, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

MARRIAGE. 13 Apr 1887, Margaret Lena Simson, daughter of Colin William Simson & Martaline Margurite/Marguerite Madeleine (Smith) Simson

MARRIAGE. VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #2171/1887
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Thomas
Event Marriage
Spouse's family name SIMSON
Spouse's given name Margaret Lena

MARRIAGE NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN—SIMSON.—On the 13th inst., at St. John's Church, Toorak, by the Rev. Walter Fellows, Thomas, son of George Fairbairn, of Windermere, Lara, to Margaret Lena, eldest daughter of Colin Simson, of Carmyle, Toorak.


(1) George Eric Fairbairn, b. 19 Aug 1888, d. 20 Jun 1915

England and Wales Census, 1911:
Name: Thomas Fairbairn
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Event Place: Chelsea, Chelsea Sw, London, England
County: London
Parish: Chelsea
Sub-District: Chelsea South
Registration District: Chelsea
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Marital Status (Original): MARRIED
Occupation: NONE
Birth Year (Estimated): 1861
Birthplace: Edinborough Scotland, Edinburgh
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Line: 1, Page: 1
Thomas Fairbairn Head Male 50 Edinborough Scotland, Edinburgh
Margaret Lena Fairbairn Wife Female 45 London England, London
George Eric Fairbairn Son Male 22 Victoria Australia
Harriet Edith Smith Servant Female 30 London England, London
Edith Elleen Summers Servant Female 30 Norfolk

DEATH. 12 Feb 1918, 60 Burton-court, Chelsea, London, England

DEATH. 1918
Name Thomas Fairbairn
Event Type Death
Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year 1918
Registration District Chelsea
County London
Event Place Chelsea, London, England
Age (available after 1866) 57
Birth Year (Estimated) 1861
Volume 1A, Page 531, Line Number 65

DEATH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 12th February, at London, Thomas Fairbairn, late of Meltham, near Geelong, aged 57 years.

OBITUARY. A large circle of friends in Melbourne; and the country will regret to learn of the death of Mr. Thomas Fairbairn, which occurred in London on Tuesday, February 12. The cable message announcing Mr. Fairbairn's death reached his brother Senator Fairbairn, early this week. It did not give particulars, but it has been known among the relatives that he had been in failing health for some time. When in Victoria Mr. Fairbairn lived at Meltham, near Geelong; and at the time of his death was only 57 years of age. His only son, Mr. Eric Fairbairn, was killed in France at the commencement of the war. Mr. Fairbairn's brothers are Senator Fairbairn, Mr. F. W. Fairbairn, Mr. Charles Fairbairn, and Mr. Steve Fairbairn, all of whom live in Victoria, with the exception of Mr. Steve Fairbairn, who, like his late brother, has made his home in England for many years.

(Sep 1918). PROBATE. NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of 14 days from the publication hereof Frank Pilkington Brett, of 120 William street, Melbourne, in the State of Victoria, solicitor, the duly authorised attorney under power in that behalf of Margaret Lena Fairbairn, of “Mariners,” Westerham, in the County of Kent, England, widow, the sole executrix name in the will of THOMAS FAIRBAIRN, late of 60 Burton Court, Chelsea, in the County of Middlesex, England, esquire, deceased, and to whom Probate thereof was granted out of the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice in England, on the 17th day of May, 1918, will APPLY to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in its Probate Jurisdiction, to have its SEAL AFFIXED to an emplification of the said Probate. Dated the 14th day of September, 1918. BLAKE and RIGGALL, 120 William street, Melbourne, proctors for the applicant.

Date of grant: 10 Oct 1918;
Date of death: 12 Feb 1918;
Occupation: Gent
File#159/624: VPRS 28/ P3 unit 852, item 159/624; VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 588, item 159/624

Death of Spouse: 1940, Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England


  • Marriage: VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #2171/1887

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