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Archibald Fairbairn (abt. 1760 - aft. 1800)

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Archibald Fairbairn
Born about in Par. of Swinton & Simprin, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in ?ROX or ?BEW, SCTmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Cavers, Par. of Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011 | Last significant change: 29 Dec 2018
00:19: Lorna Henderson edited the Biography for Archibald Fairbairn (abt.1760-aft.1800). (added George into family section) [Thank Lorna for this]
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Archibald Fairbairn

Born abt 1760 probably Berwickshire or Roxburghshire, Scotland

date estimated from ages of children and to place him in presumed extended family

Died Between 1800 AND 1841 possibly Cavers, Par. of Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland [1]

Married abt 1782 probably Berwickshire or Roxburghshire, Scotland

date estimated from ages of children
Husband: Archibald Fairbairn
Wife: Alison Crosser
Archibald marr. Janet Scott
Walter marr. Agnes Robinson
Robert marr. Kate Scott
James marr. Joan Forsyth & Elizabeth Laidlaw
John anyone with any info on John's fate?
David marr. Jane Herd

Link to father

Father is assumed to be an Archibald from naming pattern - eldest known/believed son is an Archibald
yDNA matching confirms his connection to John and Bessie (Flint) Fairbairn's family
He is a different Archibald from the son of Robert Fairbairn & Agnes Landreth (as that Archibald married Mary Grierson), so belongs to another line down from John - although technically it could also be from a sibling or other relative of John's.
This latter option would be pushing the limits to explain the number of autosomal DNA matches we have between the (presumed) descendants of John and Bessie though. Henderson-2297 22:30, 3 August 2017 (EDT)


  1. Source #S1: Bap. (at Morebattle) 23 Feb 1800 David s/o Archd FAIRBAIRN & Allison CROSSER, of Cavers, Par. of Eckford, ROX
  • Source S1 Morebattle, Gateshaw Session Records 1775-1907 (FHL Film: British #889486)
  • WikiTree profile Fairbairn-29 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.

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