Prior to import, this record was last changed 14 MAY 2012 .
given the Learmond witness at the marriage of James Fairbairn to Christian Jardin, poss. the James marr. to Christian JERDAN is assumed to be the one bap. 1747 to James FAIRBAIRN & Margaret LEARMONTH- BUT I would expect his parents to be a Robert and a Christian, given that Christian JERDAN appears to be the d/o Charles JERDAN and Margaret YETHOLM. Perhaps because Robert predates the marriage this threw the naming pattern out? Discounting Robert makes the naming pattern fit
Two entries in Kelso register, one false start in 1771 14 Apr, which entry reads: "James Fairbairn of and (sic) Christian Jerdan both of this Parish are to be proclaimed in order to marriage here upon Sunday the 14th of April 1771 - Witnesses David Semple and James Muir Not Married"
And another 14 Jun 1772 "James Fairbairn and Chrisitan Jardin are to be proclaimed in order to marriage on the 14th June 1772 Witnesses Robert McCrose? and William Learmond N.B. The same parties were once formerly proclaimed but no marriage then ensued" (which first event may well have been prompted by the birth of their son Robert in March 1771)
30 JUN 1734
Kelso, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
entry for 28 Jun reads: James Fairbairn and Margaret Learmont both in this Parish to be proclaimed in order to marriage in Kelso Kirk on Sab: the thirtieth Inst for the first time Wit: John Robeson Ricd(?) Wright John Learmont Francis Fairbairn pledged ten shill sterling
↑ Source: #S55 Page: Marr. 28 Jun 1734 James FAIRBAIRN & Margaret LEARMONT, Kelso, ROX 793/0060 0044, copy d/loaded Jun 2009
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