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Margaret (Fairbairn) Broomfield (abt. 1821 - 1883)

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Margaret Broomfield formerly Fairbairn
Born about in Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, MLN, SCTmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Born ABT 1821. Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

according to the 1851 census, but her death cert implies 1819. [1]

Died 23 OCT 1883. Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

her dth cert reading: aged 64, at Barony St, Edinburgh of cardiac disease, bronchitis. Widow of Joseph Broomfield, bootmaker, dtr of Walter Fairbairn, farm grieve (!), dec. and Ann (sic) Robertson, dec. The informant was her son-in-law George Hunter. (I have disregarded the Ann given as her mother, substituting Agnes, because of the family knowledge that links dtr Agnes as cousin to Adam Davidson, whose mother was Agnes Fairbairn, Margaret's sister. In addition "farm grieve" is a somewhat grander occupation for her father than the "scavenger" that appears on one of Walter's certificates). [2][3]


30 MAR 1851. Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Joseph, journeyman shoemaker, Margaret 'wife'. Children: Andrew, Agnes scholars, Joseph son.[4]

1861 Edinburgh New Greyfriars, Dist of St George, Midlothian, Scotland.

BROOMFIELD: Joseph 41 bootmaker - cutter b Kelso, ROX; wife Margaret 41 b Morebattle, ROX; Children: Agnes 19 milliner b Morebattle; Andrew 16 printer compositor, Joseph 11, Walter 8, scholars; Margaret 3, Alison 8 mos, all b Edin;. [5]

1871 Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Dist of Newington, Midlothian, Scotland.

BROOMFIELD: Margaret 52 shop keeper b Morebattle, ROX; Children: Agnes 24 hat trimmer b Morebattle; Joseph 21 pastry baker "Hapitan"??, Walter 18 watch maker, both b Cannington, Edin; Margaret 13 envelope stamper, Alice 10 scholar, both b St Cuthberts, Edin. [6]

Marriage 11 SEP 1841. St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Husband Joseph Broomfield.
Wife Margaret Fairbairn.
Child: Agnes Broomfield.
Child: Walter Broomfield. [7][8]

Reference: 15609


  1. Source: #S1043 Extracted pre 1999
  2. Source: #S333 Dth 1883 Margaret BROOMFIELD nee FAIRBAIRN, Edinburgh Dist 685/2 Cert #585, transc. Stuart H, rcvd Apr 1999
  3. Source: #S600 From research, Apr 1999
  4. Source: #S1043 Extracted pre 1999
  5. Source: #S802 Edinburgh New Greyfriars, Dist of St George, Midlothian, Reb. 685/1 ED 1 Pg 14 Sched 82, hsehold of Joseph & Margaret BROOMFIELD
  6. Source: #S803 Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Dist of Newington, Midlothian, Reg. 685/5 ED 17 Pg 17 Sched 10, hsehold of Margaret BROOMFIELD, extracted Jan 2010
  7. Source: #S888 FAIRBAIRN/BROOMFIELD marriage, batch M119899-?-1066765, extracted 1996
  8. Source: #S333 Dth 1868 Joseph BROOMFIELD, Edinburgh: Dist 685/3 #104, transcr. Stuart H, rcvd Feb 1999
  • Source: S1043 CENSUS: Edinburgh, MLN 1851,
  • Source: S333 BDMs, Scotland death indices, & researcher extracts ex GRO, SCT
  • Source: S600 Lorna's Family History Musings
  • Source: S803 Census: 1871 Ancestry, Record Type: Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), Via
  • WikiTree profile Fairbairn-35 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.

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