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James Fairbairn (1853 - 1922)

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James (John) "John" Fairbairn
Born in Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Channelkirk, , Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Galashiels, , Selkirkshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jun 2013
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Name: James /Fairbairn/ (John)
Note: chr. as James, married as "John (James)". Birth date matches John's 1881 census age.[1][2]


Date: 23 OCT 1853
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: day/mth (23 Oct) from Susan McL. which differs from the 17th Oct from Liz H. Chr. 1853 Melrose as James F s/o John F/Jessie DOUGLAS[3][4][5][6]


Date: 14 DEC 1922
Place: Galashiels, , Selkirkshire, Scotland
Note: cert. shows John as ploughman, h/o Christina COCKBURN; 67 s/o John FAIRBAIRN cabinetmaker and Jessie m.s. DOUGLAS, both dec'd; d. 9am of arterio sclerosis and myocardiac degeneration; Inf. dtr Margaret FAIRBAIRN, reg. Dec 14th[7][8][9]


Reference: 13928

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Date: 30 JAN 2012

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Husband: John Fairbairn
Wife: Christina Cockburn
Child: Mary Ann Fairbairn
Child: Jessie Fairbairn
Child: Margaret Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Child: Christina Fairbairn
Child: Annie Douglas Fairbairn
Child: Elizabeth Fairbairn
Date: 04 JUN 1880
Place: Channelkirk, , Berwickshire, Scotland
Note: date/place from Susan McL who supplied mar. cert. Dist 729 #3: married at Maltbarns, Channelkirk, John FAIRBAIRN (James), usual resid. Galashiels, mason's labourer, batchelor, 27, b 23 Oct 1853, s/o John F, joiner (journeyman) and Jessie m.s. DOUGLAS, dec, mar. 18 Jun 1847 and Christina COCKBURN, usu. resid. Maltbarns, ag lab, spinster, 32 b 12 May 1848, d/o Adam COCKBURN, gamekeeper and Mary m.s. MURRAY. Wit: R ROBERTSON, M COCKBURN (assumed to be Christina's sister Maggie). Reg. Oxton 8 Jun 1880 by H LIDDELL.[10][11]


Date: 1861
Place: Abbotsford, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
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. (NB both James AND John listed) [12]
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)[13]
Date: 1891
Place: Faldonside, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: John 35 ag lab b Melrose, ROX; wife Christina 40 b Dirtybog (sic!), ROX; Children: Mary A 10 b Maltbarns, BEW; Jessie 8, Maggie 6 both scholars b Cowbraehill, Borthwick (as transcr); John 4 b Collielaw, BEW; Christina 2 b Lewinshope, SEL[14][15]
Date: 1901
Place: Wood St, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: John, 46 ploughman b Melrose ROX; wife Christina, 52 b Melrose, ROX; Mary A, 20 farm servant b Channelkirk, BEW; Jessie, 18, Margaret, 16 both farm serv b Borthwick MLN; John 14 farm serv b Channelkirk BEW; Christina, 12 scholar b Yarrow SEL; Annie D 10 scholar b Channelkirk; Elizabeth 5 scholar b Caddonfoot SEL;[16][17][18]


  • Source: S1771 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL, Recipient: L McIntosh (1), Address: Edinburgh, Scotland, Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL Author: Susan A McLEOD (30189)
  • 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: S212 Title: 1891 Census for Scotland, Record Type: Census transcripts, Location: Scotland, Record Info: via Abbreviation: Census: 1891 Scotland via Ancestry Publication: 1891 Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Name: Address: Country: USA
  • Source: S2228 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Liz H, Recipient: L McIntosh (1), Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Liz H Author: Liz Hardie (37610) Note: original contact via GenCircles match, Feb 2004
  • Source: S2243 Title: GenCircles, Url: Abbreviation: GenCircles
  • Source: S3010 Title: Scotland: CEN Index, Record Type: Census index, Location: Scotland, Record Info: Abbreviation: CEN Index: Scotland Repository: #R146
  • Repository: R146 Name: Scotlands People ( Address: City: Edinburgh State: Midlothian Country: Scotland
  • Source: S333 Title: BDMs, Scotland death indices, & researcher extracts, Compiler Address: GRO, SCT Abbreviation: BDM searches at GRO Scotland
  • 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: S806 Title: Census: 1901 Ancestry, Record Type: Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), Location: UK, Record Info: Via Abbreviation: Census: 1901 UK Ancestry Publication: 1901 Repository: #R121
  • Source: S820 Title: Scotland: Census ex GRO, Record Type: Census image, Location: Scotland Abbreviation: Census: Scotland ex GRO Repository: #R146
  • Source: S888 Title: IGI: FAIRBAIRN extract, Subject: FAIRBAIRN Abbreviation: FAIRBAIRN IGI extract 1993/4 Publication: 1993 & 1994 addenda
  1. Source: #S1771 Page: Apr 2002 ex mar. cert John (James) F. to Christina COCKBURN
  2. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224029 GRO Ref Volume 729 EnumDist 2 Page 11
  3. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224029 GRO Ref Volume 729 EnumDist 2 Page 11
  4. Source: #S1771 Page: Apr 2002 ex mar. cert John (James) F. to Christina COCKBURN
  5. Source: #S888 Page: Batch C100091 extracted Apr 2002
  6. Source: #S2228 Page: Rcvd Feb 2004
  7. Source: #S3010 Page: 1901 Census FAIRBAIRN ROX Index Dist 775/14 page #26 searched Mar 2002
  8. Source: #S2228 Page: Rcvd Feb 2004 (extracted from her Hardies Web site
  9. Source: #S56 Page: Dth 14 Dec 1922 John s/o John FAIRBAIRN & Jessie DOUGLAS, h/o Christina COCKBURN, reg. Galashiels, SEL 775 pg 58 #174, copy d/loaded Apr 2009
  10. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224029 GRO Ref Volume 729 EnumDist 2 Page 11
  11. Source: #S1771 Page: Mar. cert 1880 John FAIRBAIRN to Christina COCKBURN, rcvd Apr 2002
  12. Source: #S1771 Page: May 2002 ex 1861 ROX census
  13. Source: #S820 Page: 1871 Census: Melrose, ROX Dist 799 - 3 Page 16 Schedule #96, hsehold of John & Jane FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded May 2005
  14. Source: #S2243 Page: Extracted from database of Liz HARDIE ( Feb 2004
  15. Source: #S212 Page: Faldonside, Melrose, ROX Reg 799 ED 4 Pg 10 Sched 38, hsehold of John & Christina FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007
  16. Source: #S56 Page: 1901 Census FAIRBAIRN ROX Index Dist 775/14 page #26 searched Mar 2002
  17. Source: #S2243 Page: Place details extracted from database of Liz HARDIE ( Feb 2004
  18. Source: #S806 Page: Galashiels, SEL Reg 775 ED 14 Pg 26 Sched 140 hsehold of John & Christina FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007


Thank you to Lorna Henderson for creating WikiTree profile Fairbairn-370 through the import of FairbairnArchibaldScottJanet3Gen4WikiTreeJun2013PlaceUpdated.ged on Jun 26, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Lorna and others.

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