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Walter Fairbairn (abt. 1785 - 1859)

Walter Fairbairn
Born about in Norham, Northumberland, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1806 in Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Walter was born about 1785 to Archibald Fairbairn and Alison Crosser, and died in 1859.

Born abt May 1785 Northam, Northumberland, England [1]

Birth estimates included:
abt 1784 Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland (1851 census and headstone),
abt 1787 (death cert. says 72 in 1859)
1786 to 1791, England (1841 census)
so with the discovery of the baptism entry (thank you to a FamilySearch contributor) I think we can say about May 1785, Norham. Henderson-2297 23:20, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Baptized 22 May 1785 Norham, Northumberland, England [2]

where a sibling can also be found recorded two years later[3]

Died 19 Jan 1859 Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland

cert. reads: Walter Fairbairn, pauper formerly ag lab, married, died 10:30am at Morebattle, aged 72 (h/stone says 75), s/o Archibald Fairbairn ag lab, dec, and Alison m.s. Crosser, dec; of natural causes, body seen by Henry ?Best? surgeon Kelso as certified by ??, bur. Morebattle Churchyard; Inf. Mary Fairbairn, dtr, present [4]

Buried Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland


Husband: Walter Fairbairn
Wife: Agnes Robinson

Married 22 Nov 1806 Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland

OPR entry reads: "Walter Fairbairn and Agnes Robinson, date of irregular marriage 22 Nov 1806, date of confirmation 3 Jan 1808' [5]




1841 Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Walter, 50, b ENG; Agnes, 50, born ENG, no occupation stated; Mary 14, b. county [6]

1851 Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Walter, 66 b Swinton, BEW, pauper, street cleaner; Agnes, 65 b ENG, pauper's wife; dtr Mary, 23 b Morebattle, emp. in house [7]


  1. Bap. 22 May 1785 Walter s/o Archibald & Alison FAIRBAIRN, Norham, NBL, from England Births and Christenings, 1538 - 1975,,
  2. Bap. 22 May 1785 Walter s/o Archibald & Alison FAIRBAIRN, Norham, NBL, from England Births and Christenings, 1538 - 1975,,
  3. Bap. 18 Mar 1787 George s/o Archibald FAIRBURN & Alison CROSIER, Norham, NBL, from England Births and Christenings, 1538 - 1975,
  4. Source #S56Dth cert. 19 Jan 1859 Walter s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Alison CROSSER, Morebattle, ROX , Dist (Morebatttle) cert #2 copy held
  5. Marr. 1806/8 FAIRBAIRN/ROBINSON, from Morebattle, ROX, OPR
  6. Morebattle, ROX, hsehold of Walter & Agnes FAIRBAIRN, Pg 8, from 1841 census transcriptions for Scotland
  7. Source#S203: Morebattle, ROX, Dist 811, entry #11, hsehold of Walter & Agnes FAIRBAIRN
  • Source S56 ScotlandsPeople statutory BDM certificates
  • Source S203 1851 Census transcripts via ancestry
  • WikiTree profile Fairbairn-28 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.

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