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Edward Fairbairn (1815 - 1859)

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Edward Fairbairn
Born in Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africamap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Oct 2018
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Edward Fairbairn
x Elizabeth Catharina FORTNER
d.v. Johann Michael Fortner en Elizabeth Catharina Hitzeroth
b1 Ellen Frances Elizabeth * 24.4.1845 = Swellendam 1.6.1856
x spes. lis. 2.2.1865 Johannes Abraham KOEVOET
b2 Mary Anne * 31.1.1847 = Swellendam 14.3.1847
x spes. lis. 23.6.1871 Charles COLDREY, onderwyser te Paarl
b3 William Archibald Shaw * 4.10.1847 = Swellendam 11.11.1847 [1]
South African Settlers Settlers from the British Isles to South Africa
Fairbairn, Edward
Date of Birth: 21 Apr 1815 chr. 15 Jun 1815
Place of Birth: Ednam, Roxburgh, Scotland
Parents – Father: Edward Fairbairn
Parents – Mother: Margaret Kinghorn
Name of Spouse: Catharina Elizabeth Fortner, divorced 9 Sep 1850 by decree Court of Swellendam
Date of Death: 13 Jul 1859 age 43 Place of Death: Swellendam
Notes: DN 6166/1859, notice signed by Joseph T. Fairbairn, brother of deceased.
Edward Alexander
Ellen Farnces Elizabeth
Mary Anne
William Archibald Thom Fairbairn [2]


  1. "Heese, J.A. & Lombard, R.T.J. “South African Genealogies 1” Human Sciences Research Council, 1992, ISBN 0-620-23962-1 v.2 p. 258" Added on 28 Oct 2018 by Ian McArthur

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On 29 Oct 2018 at 05:38 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:

suspect this lass is Edward's mother but haven't checked for others around at this time.

Edward's baptism OPR entry reads: "Edward Fairbairn Smith in Ednam and Margaret Kinghorn had a natural child born 21st Apr and baptized 25th June 1815 named Edward" which fits the date shown on Edward's immigration papers

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