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Robert Fairbairn (1824 - 1907)

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Robert Fairbairn
Born in Caverton Mill, Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Mar 2018
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Robert son of James Fairbairn and Mary Bell Thomson

Born Caverton Mill, Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland [1]

Baptized 21 Sep 1824 Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland

entry reads: James Fairbairn hind at Caverton mill & Mabel Thomson his wife their child born 21st July 1824 & Bapt 21t Sept 1824 named Robert. [1]
"James and "Mable" hedged their bets, there's also an entry in the Gateshaw Associate Session records for 4 Oct which shows "Caverton Mill Parish of Eckford.. There was Baptized Robert son to James Fairbairn and Mable Thomson by the Revd Robert Cranston" [2]

Married 21 Jun 1850 Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Husband: Robert Fairbairn
Wife: Isabella Henderson
Archibald Henderson

Died 4 Sep 1907 Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland

cert. shows he is the widower of Isabella HENDERSON and son of James FAIRBAIRN and Mabel THOMSON


1841 Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: James, labourer, 45, Mabel 45, Robert 15. All b. county [3]

1851 Morebattle

FAIRBAIRN: Robert 26 joiner journeyman b Eckford, ROX; wife Isabella 24 b Jedburgh; Mother Mabel 59 widow, domestic duties, b Ancrum [4]

1861 61 Castlegate, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Robert, 36 joiner (journeyman) b Eckford, ROX; wife Isabella 34 b Jedburgh; Children: Margaret 9, James 7 both b Morebattle; Archibald 5 b Jedburgh all scholars; Mabel 1 b Jedburgh; Mother Mabel 70 b "charun" Rox; [5]

1871 Birgham, Eccles, Berwickshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Robert 46 joiner b Cawton Mill, Faleford, ROX (Caverton Mill, Eckford?); wife Isabella 44 b Lawton Hill ROX; Children: James 17 joiner b Morebattle; Mabel 11, Robert 8 both scholars b Jedburgh [6]

1881 34 High St, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland

Robert, widow, head, joiner, 56 b Eckford, dtr Mabel, 21, un, b Jedburgh, gen. servt domestic, son, un, Robert 18 shopman (grocer) b Jedburgh [7]

1891 30 High St, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Robert 56 (?66) joiner b Jedburgh, ROX; Dtr Mabel 31 gen serv dom b Jedburgh; Boarder: Hugh macRAE 33 plumber b ENG [8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 ScotlandsPeople OPRs: Birth 21 Jul / Bap. 21 Sep 1824 Robert s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Mabel THOMSON, Eckford, Dist 787
  2. Gateshaw Session Records: Bap. (at Caverton Mill) 4 Oct 1824 Robert s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Mable (sic) THOMSON
  3. Census transcriptions for Scotland: 1841 Morebattle, ROX, hsehold of James & Mabel FAIRBAIRN
  4. Census transcriptions for Scotland: 1851 Morebattle, ROX Par. 801 ED 1 Pg 16 Sched 77, hsehold of Robert & Isabella FAIRBAIRN
  5. Census transcriptions for Scotland: 1861 Jedburgh ROX Reg 792 ED 8 Pg 6 Sched 31, hsehold of Robert & Isabella FAIRBAIRN (indexed as FANBAIRN)
  6. Census transcriptions for Scotland: 1871 Birgham, Eccles, BEW Reg 737 ED 2 Pg 15 Sched 64, hsehold of Robert & Isabella FAIRBAIRN
  7. Census transcriptions for Scotland: 1881 FHL Film 0224030 GRO Ref Volume 733 EnumDist 2 Page 28, hsehold of Robert FAIRBAIRN
  8. Census transcriptions for Scotland: 1891 Coldstream BEW Reg 733 ED 2 Pg 12 Sched 80, hsehold of Robert FAIRBAIRN

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