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Walter Fairbairn (1859 - aft. 1901)

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Walter Fairbairn
Born in Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Ladhope, , Selkirkshire, Scotlandmap
Died after in ?Kirkliston, Ratho North, West Lothian, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
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Date: 18 FEB 1859
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland[1]


Date: AFT 1901
Place:  ?Kirkliston, Ratho North, West Lothian, Scotland[2]


Reference: 13923

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Date: 12 JAN 2009

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Husband: Walter Fairbairn
Wife: Isabella G Scott
Child: Isabella Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Child: Walter Fairbairn
Child: Jessie D Fairbairn
Child: Annie Fairbairn
Date: 23 MAY 1882
Place: Ladhope, , Selkirkshire, Scotland
Note: cert. shows Walter as a 25 yr old ploughman resid Newstead, Melrose, s/o John FAIRBAIRN, joiner and Jessie m.s. Douglas, dec. and Isabella as a 22 yr old hse servant resid ?Kedsie, Lauder?, d/o Isabella ANDERSON, farm serv (no father shown) Wit: ?? Knox? and Annie SCOTT[3][4]


Date: 1861
Place: Abbotsford, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: By 1861 a "further four children were included". Assumed to be Joan, John (James), John and Walter.
John, 43, carpenter, head, b Melrose, Jessie, 37, wife, b Lauder. Children: Archibald, 13; George, 11; Joan, 9; James, 7; John, 4; all scholars b Melrose, Walter, 2, b Melrose.[5]
Date: 1871
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: John 54 head, joiner b St Boswells, ROX; wife Jane 47 b Lauder, BEW; Children (all b Melrose ROX): Archibald 23 joiner; Geroge 21 joiner; John 14 scholar; Walter 12 scholar; Margaret 9 scholar (Janet assumed to be on next page)[6]
Date: 1881
Place: Channelkirk, , Berwickshire, Scotland
Note: Walter FAIRBAIRN, servant, unm, 22 b Melrose, servant in hsehold of widow Janet SHARP, farmer of 400 acres at Overhowden, Channelkirk. Also his future wife : Isabella SCOTT 21 b Langholm, Dumfriesshire, and several other servants: Arch HENDERSON 23 b Lauder, BEW; William ANDERSON[7]
Date: 1891
Place: Innerleithen, Dist of Walkerburn, Peebles, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Walter 31 farm servant b Melrose, ROX; wife Isabella 31 b Langholm DFS; Children: Isabella 8 scholar, John 6 both b Selkirk, SEL; Walter 4 b Stow; Jessie 3, Annie 1 both b Melrose, ROX[8]
Date: 1901
Place: Kirkliston, Ratho North, West Lothian, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Walter 42 farm servant b Melrose, ROX; wife Isabella 43 b Langholm, DFS; Children: Isabella 18, John 16 both ag labs b Selkirk, SEL; Walter 15 ag lab b Stow Edin; Jessie D 13 scholar b Melrose, ROX[9]


  • Source: S210 Title: 1881 Census for UK, Record Type: Census transcripts, Location: UK, Record Info: via Family Search/LDS CDs Abbreviation: Census: 1881 UK via FamilySearch/LDS Publication: 1881 Repository: #R21
  • Repository: R21 Name: LDS library Address: State: Utah Country: USA Note: films and cd roms
  • Source: S56 Title: Scottish Birth, Marriage, Death entries (from 1855), Record Type: Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), File Number: Abbreviation: BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855
  • Source: S805 Title: Census: 1891 Ancestry, Record Type: Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), Location: UK, Record Info: Via Abbreviation: Census: 1891 Ancestry Publication: 1891 Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Name: Address: Country: USA
  • Source: S888 Title: IGI: FAIRBAIRN extract, Subject: FAIRBAIRN Abbreviation: FAIRBAIRN IGI extract 1993/4 Publication: 1993 & 1994 addenda
  1. Source: #S888
  2. Source: #S56 Page: 1901 Census: Ratho North, WLN Dist 667 ED 2 Pg 7 Sched 35 hsehold of Walter & Isabella FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded Dec 2006
  3. Source: #S56 Page: 1901 Census: Ratho North, WLN Dist 667 ED 2 Pg 7 Sched 35 hsehold of Walter & Isabella FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded Dec 2006
  4. Source: #S56 Page: Marr. 1882 Walter FAIRBAIRN and Isabella G SCOTT, Ladhope, Selkirkshire, Dist 776B/14 Pg 7, copy d/loaded Dec 2006
  5. Source: #S1771 Page: May 2002 ex 1861 ROX census
  6. Source: #S820 Page: 1871 Census: Melrose, ROX Dist 799 - 3 Page 16 Schedule #96, hsehold of John & Jane FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded May 2005
  7. Source: #S210 Page: Channelkirk, BEW FHL Film 0224029 GRO Ref Volume 729 EnumDist 1 Page 7, hsehold of Janet SHARP, extracted c 2000
  8. Source: #S805 Page: Innerleithen, Dist of Walkerburn, PEE Reg 762/2 ED 3 Pg 2 Sched 5, hsehold of Walter & Isabella FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2007
  9. Source: #S56 Page: 1901 Census: Ratho North, WLN Dist 667 ED 2 Pg 7 Sched 35 hsehold of Walter & Isabella FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded Dec 2006


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