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James Fairbairn (abt. 1804 - 1854)

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James Fairbairn
Born about in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, 55.599093,-2.435317map
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
Fairbairn-178 created
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Biography

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

Name

James /Fairbairn/ [1][2]

Birth

ABT JUN 1804
Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, 55.599093,-2.435317[3]
ABT 1805
Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
perhaps the parents given on his h/stone shifted to Edinburgh when he was young?[4][5][6]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using ABT JUN 1804

Death

17 NOV 1854
Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Dth notice (Caledonian Mercury Mon Nov 20th) reads: "On the 17th current, at Roseburn Cottage, Moffat, James Fairbairn Esq. late of George Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh. Friends will accept this intimation"
H/stone includes:
full nameagebirth year(calculated) burial yearrelationshipnotes
James Fairbairn4918051854first name on monument of James FairbairnGovernor of Heriots Hospital For Upwards of 10 years; died at Moffat; 17th November
Mary Elizabeth Fairbairn nee Müller6218101872wife of James FairbairnDied at Moffat; 24th June
William Christopher Fairbairn3118331864son of James FairbairnSurgeon; R. N.; died at sea onboard HMS Steady; 15th November
Edward Fairbairn2218531875son of James FairbairnYoungest son; died at Lagos; west coast of Africa; 13th January.
William Fairbairnfather of James FairbairnInterred here.
Isobel Fairbairn nee Woodmother of James FairbairnInterred here.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

Reference

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Data Changed

Changed:
24 MAR 2013

Prior to import, this record was last changed 24 MAR 2013 .

Christening

29 JUN 1804
Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, 55.599093,-2.435317[13]

Burial

22 NOV 1854
South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
entry for 22nd reads: Fairbairn Mr James late House Governor Heriots Hospital died the 17th Nov 1854 at Moffat and is buried in the New Ground In the North lair of his own ground. Aged 49 disease in heart[14]

Note

James was rector of the Bathgate Academy, West Lothian from 1836-1844, resigning to become House Governor of Heriot's Hospital where he was appointed as inspector of the schools Feb 1844.
A lead from the Gravestone Photograph Resource provided his parents, which led to finidng his baptism in Kelso, rather than Edinburgh where he thought he was born (no known siblings at this stage, but it is possible that his father was the son of a James & Helen (WOOD) FAIRBAIRN of Selkirk, then Edinburgh)[15][16][17][18][19]

Marriage

FAM
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17 NOV 1828
Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland
entry reads: FAIRBAIRN MÜLLER James Fairbairn, Teacher, Residing in No 13 Eastside of Union Street, and Elizabeth Müller, Residing in No 6 Darnaway Street, both in this Parish, Daughter of John Christopher Müller, Musician in Dumfries, have been three times proclaimed in order to Marriage in the Parish Church of St Cuthberts, and no Objections have been Offered (one of several for 17th Nov)[20][21][22]
1841
Neadenry, Par. of Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
FAIRBAIRN: James 35 teacher ; Elizabeth 25 both b Scotland; Assumed children: Mary 12, Willm 8 both b Scotland; Jemima 4, Martin 1, all b WLN[23]
1851
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
FAIRBAIRN: James 46 House Governer teacher; wife Elizabeth MULLER 39 both b Musselburgh, Edin; Children: Mary 20 b West Church, Edin; William 18 Med. Student, son of Govener b St Anderson Edin; Jemima 12, Martin 11, Georgina 9, Ellen 7, all scholars b Bathgate Linlithgowshire; Laurence 4, Edward 1, both b New Greyfriars, Edin; and a heap of paupers, children and some servants[24]
FAM
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EST 1800
 ?Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland[25]

Sources

  • Source: S110 Title: OPR Roxburghshire, Scotlands People, FAIRBAIRN Births, Author Address: http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Recipient Address: Roxburghshire, Scotland Abbreviation: OPR Roxburghshire, Scotland, FAIRBAIRN Births 1538-1854 Author: Scotlands People Index Publication: 1538-1854
  • Source: S1640 Title: OPR Index: Scotland, Subject: Births deaths marriages index, Location: Scotland, Film Number: Microfiche; http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk Abbreviation: Scotland: OPR Index Repository: #R32
  • Repository: R32 Name: New Register House, Edinburgh Address: State: Midlothian Country: Scotland Note: previously known as "General Registry Office"
  • Source: S1918 Title: Newspaper clippings Abbreviation: Newspaper clippings
  • Source: S1961 Title: www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence Abbreviation: www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence Author: LornaHen (1)
  • Source: S2 Title: FAIRBAIRN Analysis, Author Address: http://Fairbairn.lornahen.com Abbreviation: FAIRBAIRN Analysis Author: Lorna Henderson Repository: #R155
  • Repository: R155 Name: Fairbairn OneNameStudy Address: Country: http://FairbairnsAll.blogspot.com
  • Source: S201 Title: 1841 Census for Scotland, Record Type: Census transcripts, Location: Scotland, Record Info: via Ancestry.com Abbreviation: Census: 1841 Scotland via Ancestry Publication: 1841 Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Name: Ancestry.com Address: Country: USA
  • Source: S203 Title: 1851 Census for Scotland, Record Type: Census transcripts, Location: Scotland, Record Info: via Ancestry.com Abbreviation: Census: 1851 Scotland via Ancestry Publication: 1851 Repository: #R121
  • Source: S2916 Title: BDM: London Metropolitan Archives (ancestry), Record Type: Birth death marriage (filmed originals), File Number: http://ancestry.com Abbreviation: BDM: London Metropolitan Archives (ancestry) Repository: #R121
  • Source: S3115 Title: OPR Selkirkshire, Scotlands People, FAIRBAIRN Births, Author Address: http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Recipient Address: Selkirkshire, Scotland Abbreviation: OPR Selkirkshire, Scotland, FAIRBAIRN Births 1538-1854 Author: Scotlands People Index Publication: 1538-1854
  • Source: S3250 Title: Gravestone photograph resource, Url: http://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/ Abbreviation: Gravestone photograph resource Author: numerous volunteers (See http://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/faq.php#copyright for copyright notice)
  • Source: S55 Title: Scottish Birth, Marriage, Burial entries (to 1854), Record Type: Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), File Number: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php Abbreviation: BDM: Scotlands People entries to 1854
  1. Source: #S1961 Page: History of George Heriot's Hospital, online at http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=zAQDx4470xoC&pg=PA312&lpg=PA312&dq=fairbairn+heriot%27s+hospital&source=bl&ots=NKow7jFJSM&sig=6mGnWo72Q1KdcggKm6mi_gW7c2Q&hl=en&ei=L7ERTo_AD6Lx0gGw55m3Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=fairbairn%20heriot%27s%20hospital&f=false, extracted Jul 2011
  2. Source: #S3250 Page: H/stone James & Mary FAIRBAIRN, New Calton Cem., Edin., Midlothian, grave 256324 image 11341, extracted from index Mar 2013
  3. Source: #S110 Page: Birth/Bap.? 29 Jun 1804 James s/o William FAIRBAIRN & Isabel WOOD, Kelso, Roxburghshire, 793/ 0040 0379, extracted from index Mar 2013
  4. Source: #S203 Page: Edinburgh, Midlothian Reg. 685/1 ED George Heriot Hosp. Pg 1, hsehold of James & Elizabeth MULLER, extracted May 2009
  5. Source: #S55 Page: Dth 17 Nov 1854 (Moffat, DFS) Bur.22 Nov 1854 (Calton New Ground Nth Lair of his ground) James FAIRBAIRN late House Governor of Heriots Hospital, aged 49, Leith Sth, Midlothian 692/020 0380 0366, copy d/loaded Jul 2011
  6. Source: #S2 Page: Mar 2013
  7. Source: #S2916 Page: Marr. 4 May 1864 John Martin Muller s/o James FAIRBAIRN; Eliza Barry Wallace d/o William ROGermanyS, Islington, LND, from Saint Andrew, Barnsbury, Register of marriages, P83/AND1, Item 007, extracted Jul 2011
  8. Source: #S203 Page: Par. Edinburgh New Greyfriars, 685/1 ED George Newts Hosp., hsehold of James FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth MÜLLER, extracted Jul 2011
  9. Source: #S55 Page: Dth 17 Nov 1854 (Moffat, DFS) Bur.22 Nov 1854 (Calton New Ground Nth Lair of his ground) James FAIRBAIRN late House Governor of Heriots Hospital, aged 49, Leith Sth, Midlothian 692/020 0380 0366, copy d/loaded Jul 2011
  10. Source: #S55 Page: Dth 17 Nov 1854 (Moffat, DFS) Bur.22 Nov 1854 (Calton New Ground Nth Lair of his ground) James FAIRBAIRN late House Governor of Heriots Hospital, aged 49, Leith Sth, Midlothian 692/020 0380 0366, copy d/loaded Jul 2011
  11. Source: #S1918 Page: Dth 17 Nov 1854 James FAIRBAIRN Esq, Moffat, late of George Heriot's Hospital, from Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries .Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Monday, November 20, 1854; Issue 20451, extracted Jul 2011
  12. Source: #S3250 Page: H/stone James & Mary FAIRBAIRN, New Calton Cem., Edin., Midlothian, grave 256324 image 11341, extracted from index Mar 2013
  13. Source: #S110 Page: Birth/Bap.? 29 Jun 1804 James s/o William FAIRBAIRN & Isabel WOOD, Kelso, Roxburghshire, 793/ 0040 0379, extracted from index Mar 2013
  14. Source: #S55 Page: Dth 17 Nov 1854 (Moffat, DFS) Bur.22 Nov 1854 (Calton New Ground Nth Lair of his ground) James FAIRBAIRN late House Governor of Heriots Hospital, aged 49, Leith Sth, Midlothian 692/020 0380 0366, copy d/loaded Jul 2011
  15. Source: #S1961 Page: Bathgate Academy, Rector - James FAIRBAIRN 1836-1844, from http://bathgateacademy.info/history.html, extracted Jul 2011
  16. Source: #S1961 Page: History of George Heriot's Hospital, online at http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=zAQDx4470xoC&pg=PA312&lpg=PA312&dq=fairbairn+heriot%27s+hospital&source=bl&ots=NKow7jFJSM&sig=6mGnWo72Q1KdcggKm6mi_gW7c2Q&hl=en&ei=L7ERTo_AD6Lx0gGw55m3Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=fairbairn%20heriot%27s%20hospital&f=false, extracted Jul 2011
  17. Source: #S3250 Page: H/stone James & Mary FAIRBAIRN, New Calton Cem., Edin., Midlothian, grave 256324 image 11341, extracted from index Mar 2013
  18. Source: #S2 Page: Mar 2013
  19. Source: #S3115 Page: Birth/Bap.? 22 Sep 1776 William s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Hellen DODDS, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian, 685/002 0090 0320, extracted from index Mar 2013
  20. Source: #S203 Page: Edinburgh, Midlothian Reg. 685/1 ED George Heriot Hosp. Pg 1, hsehold of James & Elizabeth MULLER, extracted May 2009
  21. Source: #S1640 Page: Marr. 17 Nov 1828 James FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeh MUELLER/MULLER, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian 685/02 0410 0403, extracted from index Jul 2011
  22. Source: #S55 Page: Marr. 17 Nov 1828 James FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth d/o John MÜLLER, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian 685/020 0410 0403, copy d/loaded Jul 2011
  23. Source: #S201 Page: Par. of Bathgate, WLN Par. 662 ED 8 Pg 15, hsehold of James & Elizabeth FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jul 2011
  24. Source: #S203 Page: Edinburgh, Midlothian Reg. 685/1 ED George Heriot Hosp. Pg 1, hsehold of James FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth MULLER, extracted May 2009
  25. Source: #S110 Page: Birth/Bap.? 29 Jun 1804 James s/o William FAIRBAIRN & Isabel WOOD, Kelso, Roxburghshire, 793/ 0040 0379, extracted from index Mar 2013

Acknowledgments

Thank you to L Henderson for creating WikiTree profile Fairbairn-178 through the import of FAIRBAIRNWilliamWOODIsabelKelsoEdin4WikiTreePlaceUpdated.ged on Mar 24, 2013.

Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by L and others.




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