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Walter Fairbairn (1821 - 1894)

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Walter Fairbairn
Born in St Boswells, , Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Melrose/St Boswells, , Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mertoun, , Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2013
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Walter /Fairbairn/ [1]


06 AUG 1821
St Boswells, , Roxburghshire, Scotland[2]


24 SEP 1821
St Boswells, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
1841 cens. implies 1826[3]


17 OCT 1894
Mertoun, , Berwickshire, Scotland
farmer, age 73, mar. to Agnes HENDERSON 1852, d. Oct 17th 1894, 5am (no place transcribed, dist from Sct P), lawful s/o Archibald F (farm mgr - dec.) and Janet F. ms SCOTT. Cert. by Dr Wm CULLEN, inf. Archibald F., son, reg. 22 Oct.[4][5]


Husband: Walter Fairbairn
Wife: Agnes Henderson
Child: Betsy Fairbairn
Child: Archibald Fairbairn
Child: Agnes Fairbairn
Child: Helen Fairbairn
Child: James Fairbairn
Date: DEC 1852
Place: Melrose/St Boswells, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: 19th St Boswells, 31st Melrose[6]


Date: 07 JUN 1841
Place: Greenwells Glenburney, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Archibald, ag. lab. 50, not b. cty, Janet 40, b cty. Assumed children: John 20, joiner; Helen 25, Walter 15, ag lab; Catharine 12, all but John b cty.[7]
Date: 1851
Morebattle, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
FAIRBAIRN: Walter, 29 unm, b St Boswells, farm labourer, mother Janet SCOTT, widow, 64 b St Boswells, sister Margaret FAIRBAIRN widow, 26 b St Boswells, sister Catherine FAIRBAIRN, mar, 22 b St Boswells, niece Jessie ORMISTON, 6 b Melrose.[8][9]
Date: 1861
Selkirk, , Selkirkshire, Scotland
FAIRBAIRN: Walter 39 b Melrose, ROX; farm steward of 187 ac; wife Agnes 38 b Melrose, ROX; Children: Betsy 6 scholar, Archibald 4, Agnes 2, Helen 9mths all b Selkirk; Also mother-in-law Betsy HENDERSON, 73 b Melrose, ROX; Boarder: John SCOTT 48 gardner b Perth; Servant Janet WINTRUP 20 dairymaid b Bowden, ROX[10]
Date: 1871
, , Selkirkshire, Scotland
(previous page assumed to hold Walter and Agnes as parents, and hopefully Betsy)
FAIRBAIRN: Children (all b Harehead(?) SEL: Archibald, 14 scholar; Agnes 12; Helen 10; James 8[11]
Date: 1881
Whitmuir Cottage, Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland
Walter farm steward, 59 b Bowden, wife Agnes 58 b Melrose. Children (all b Selkirk and unm): Archibald, 24 shepherd, Helen, 20, James 18.[12]
Date: 1891
Mertoun, , Berwickshire, Scotland
FAIRBAIRN: Walter 67 farmer b St Boswells, ROX; wife Agnes 63 b Galashiels, ROX; Children: Archibald 29, Helen 25, James 23 all b Selkirk; Servant: Robert PORDEN (as transcr) 20 b England[13]


  • Source: S1771 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL, Address: Edinburgh, Scotland, Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL Author: Susan A McLEOD (30189) Recipient: L McIntosh (1)
  • Source: S1960 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G, Address: North Carolina, USA, Author E-mail: Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G Author: Sanna F Ross Recipient: Lorna & GenForum FAIRBAIRN,
  • Source: S203 Title: 1851 Census for Scotland, Record Type: Census transcripts, Location: Scotland, Record Info: via Abbreviation: Census: 1851 Scotland via Ancestry Publication: 1851 Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Name: Address: Country: USA
  • Source: S210 Title: 1881 Census for UK, Record Type: Census transcripts, Location: UK, Record Info: via Family Search/LDS CDs Abbreviation: Census: 1881 UK via FamilySearch/LDS Publication: 1881 Repository: #R21
  • Repository: R21 Name: LDS library Address: State: Utah Country: USA Note: films and cd roms
  • Source: S333 Title: BDMs, Scotland death indices, & researcher extracts, Compiler Address: GRO, SCT Abbreviation: BDM searches at GRO Scotland
  • Source: S56 Title: Scottish Birth, Marriage, Death entries (from 1855), Record Type: Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), File Number: Abbreviation: BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855
  • Source: S620 Title: OPR INDEX: Roxburghshire, Scotland; New Register House, Edinburgh, Subject: Births marriages OPR index, Location: Roxburghshire, Scotland Abbreviation: Roxburghshire, Scotland: OPR INDEX
  • Source: S802 Title: Census: 1861 Ancestry, Record Type: Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), Location: UK, Record Info: via Abbreviation: Census: 1861 Ancestry Publication: 1861 Repository: #R121
  • Source: S805 Title: Census: 1891 Ancestry, Record Type: Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), Location: UK, Record Info: Via Abbreviation: Census: 1891 Ancestry Publication: 1891 Repository: #R121
  1. Source: #S1960 Oct 2000
  2. Source: #S1960 Oct 2000
  3. Source: #S620
  4. Source: #S210
  5. Source: #S333 Page: Dth 1894 Walter FAIRBAIRN. Mertoun, BEW Dist 751 #7, trans. Robert McC, rcvd Dec 2001
  6. Source: #S620
  7. Source: #S1406 Melrose Dist 6 p14
  8. Source: #S1771 Page: 1851 ROX census, rcvd May 2002
  9. Source: #S203 Page: Morebattle, Roxburghshire, reg 804 ED 3 Pg 6, hsehold of Walter FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2012
  10. Source: #S802 Page: Selkirk, SEL Scotland Par. 778 ED 7 Pg 6 Sched 28, hsehold of Walter & Agnes FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2006
  11. Source: #S56 Page: 1871 Census: Civil Parish of Selkirk, SEL Dist 778 - 11 Page 3 Schedule #8ctd, copy d/loaded May 2005
  12. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224038 GRO Ref Volume 778 EnumDist 14 Page 2
  13. Source: #S805 Page: Mertoun, BEW Reg 751 ED 1 Pg 10 Sched 44, hsehold of Walter & Agnes FAIRBAIRN, extracted Mar 2008


Reference: 15583

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Date: 04 DEC 2012

Prior to import, this record was last changed 04 DEC 2012


Thank you to L Henderson for creating WikiTree profile Fairbairn-278 through the import of FAIRBAIRNJamesLEARMONTHMargaret4WikiTreePlaceUpdated.ged on May 3, 2013 and merging it with profile Fairbairn-376 from the import of FairbairnArchibaldScottJanet3Gen4WikiTreeJun2013PlaceUpdated.ged on Jun 26, 2013.

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