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Jalah Sinna (Fairbairn) Dodds (abt. 1809 - 1888)

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Jalah Sinna (Seenie) "Seaney, Saney" Dodds formerly Fairbairn
Born about in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
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Jalah was born about 1809. She was the daughter of Robert Fairbairn and Peggy Elliot. She passed away in 1888.

Born abt 1809 Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Baptism not obvious, sister Agnes baptized 1811 and shown as born 1810, census data implies 1809/1810 providing Melrose as the place, so abt 1809 assumed Henderson-2297 04:29, 4 April 2018 (EDT)

Died 19 Feb 1888 Main Cottage, Bowmont St, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland

cert. shows Seenie DODDS as 79, widow of Peter DODDS, farm servant; Dtr of Robert FAIRBAIRN, farm servant, & Margaret m.s. ELLIOT; Died 7am of broncho pneumonia; Inf. grandson James DODDS, present; Reg. 21st Feb. [1]


1851 Stitchel, Roxburghshire, Scotland

DODDS: Peter 48 ag lab b. Greenlaw, BEW; wife Seany 41 b. Melrose, ROX; Children: Margaret 19 ag lab, Jane 7 both b. Stitchil, ROX; [2]

1861 Stitchel, Roxburghshire, Scotland

DODDS (indexed as DADDS): Peter 58 ; wife Seany (indexed as Leany) 52 b. Melrose, ROX; Dtr Jane 17 b. Stitchel, ROX [3]

1871 Eastfield, Stitchel, Roxburghshire, Scotland

DODDS: Sena 62 (widow) b. Melrose, ROX; Dtr Jane 27 dressmaker b. Stitchel, ROX; [4]


Husband: Peter Dodds
Wife: Jalah Sinna Fairbairn
Married 4 Jun 1830 Stichill & Hume, Roxburghshire, Scotland
entry shows "Peter Dods of this Parish (Stichill & Hume) and Jalah Sinna Fairbairn of the Parish of Roxburgh after proclamation of Banns were married 4th June 1830" [5]


  1. Source #S56: Dth 19 Feb 1888 Seenie DODDS, d/o Robert FAIRBAIRN & Margaret ELLIOT, aged 79, reg. Kelso, ROX, 793 #9
  2. Source #S1: 1851: Stitchel, ROX, Par. 808 ED: 1; Page: 5; Sched 21, hsehold of Peter & Seany DODDS
  3. Source #S1: 1861: Stitchel, ROX, Reg. 808 ED 1 Sched 10, hsehold of Peter & Seany DODDS (indexed as DADDS)
  4. Source #S1:1871: Eastfield, Stitchill, ROX, Reg. 808 ED: 1; Page: 6; Sched. 20, hsehold of Sena DODDS
  5. Source #S55: Marr. 4 Jun 1830 Peter DODS (Stichill & Hume) & Jalah Sinna FAIRBAIRN (Par. of Roxburgh), Stichill & Hume, 808/ 30 #130
  • Source S1 Census transcriptions for Scotland via
  • Source S55 ScotlandsPeople Old Parish Registers: pre 1855
  • Source S56 ScotlandsPeople Statutory BDM entries 1855+

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