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James Fairbairn (abt. 1794 - bef. 1854)

James Fairbairn
Born about in Grahamslaw, Par. of Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 May 1817 in Yarrow, Selkirkshire, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married 26 Apr 1844 in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 59 in Lantonhall, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
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James Fairbairn :"Grandma Viele" wrote that her "grandmother Joan Forsythe died when father (John b 1832) was quite young and a step mother came into the picture. " Henderson-2297 06:53, 7 December 2017 (EST)

Baptized 10 Dec 1794 Haughead, Par. of Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland

the entry in the Gateshaw Records reads: Decr 10th Baptized James Son to Archibald Fairbairn & Alison Croser in Grahamslaw, Parish of Eckford (Eckford is a neighbouring parish to Morebattle, as are Yetholm, Linton, Hounam and Northumberland. According to Groomes, Morebattle can claim the oldest Secession congregation in the South of Scotland (first Minister ordained in 1739), the original meeting house standing at Gateshaw Brae or Corbet, and the present one was built in 1866, so Archibald and Alison travelled to get their children baptised away from their nearest church, which was of the wrong persuasion for them)

Died between 1851 and 1854 poss. at Lantonhall, Roxburghshire, Scotland

in 1851 census, not obvious in 1855+ deaths on ScotlandsPeople

Married 1st: 18 May 1817 Yarrow, Selkirkshire, Scotland

"May 18 Jas Fairbairn and Joan Forsyth 1/2d"
Husband: James Fairbairn
Wife: Joan Forsyth
Helen (marr. Safley)
Alison (marr. Scott)
Archibald (marr. Kemp)
John (dth bef 1832 assumed from bap. of 2nd John)
Hannah Forsythe (marr. Reid)
Janet (marr. Ferguson)
James Edward (marr. O'Connell)
Barbara (known as Fairchild - probate New York)
John (known as Fairchild, Andersonville survivor- marr. Smith)
Walter (known as Fairchild - marr. Reilly)

Married 2nd 26 Apr 1844 Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland

entry reads: "James Fairbairn at Melrose bridge bar and Elizabeth Laidlaw in the Parish of Ettrrick and married 26 April 1844" (having been "booked for Marriage on 12 April), Melrose Bridge bar being where James' dtr Alison was when she married her William Scott
Husband: James Fairbairn
Wife: Elizabeth Laidlaw


1841 Sloethorn Bank, Selkirk Burgh, Selkirkshire, Scotlan

FAIRBAIRN: James, 46 ag lab, Alison 20, Archibald 15, Janet 14, James 12, Barbra 11, John 9, Walter 7. Only Alison b cty. [1]

1851 Lantonhall, Roxburghshire, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: James 56 proprietor & farmer 8 ac b Eckford, ROX; wife Elisabeth 51 b Ettrick, SEL [2]


  1. Source #S1: SCT1841/778 Selkirk ED 3 Selkirk Burgh F 3 Pg 18, Sloethorn Bank, hsehold of James FAIRBAIRN
  2. Source #S1: 1851: 1851 Jedburgh ROX SCT1851/792 ED 3 Pg 12 Sched 55 hsehold of James & Elisabeth FAIRBAIRN
  • Source S1 FreeCen: Transcriptions of England and Scottish Census records
  • ScotlandsPeople Parish Registers

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Fairbairn-1075 and Fairbairn-36 appear to represent the same person because:
posted by Lorna Henderson

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