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Alison Fairbairn (1819 - 1876)

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Alison Fairbairn
Born in Howpark, Par. of Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jun 2013
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Name: Alison /Fairbairn/ [1]


Date: 19 FEB 1819
Place: Howpark, Par. of Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland[2]


Date: 16 APR 1876
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: 3:30pm Darnick aged 58 of bronchitis. Inf. husband James CHISHOLM, shoemaker
F: Archibald FAIRBAIRN, land steward, dec.; M: Janet SCOTT, dec.[3]


Reference: 14251

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Date: 27 DEC 2007

Prior to import, this record was last changed 27 DEC 2007 .


Date: 12 MAR 1819
Place: Coldingham, , Berwickshire, Scotland
Note: Baptism entry reads: Mar 12 1819 Alison dthr of Archibald Fairbairn Steward in Howpark and Janet Scott his wife bap Wit. James Edgar and Alexr Patterson both Hynds in Haspark, b. 19 Feb last"
(death cert. implies b. 1818)[4][5][6]


Husband: James Chisholm
Wife: Alison Fairbairn
Child: Jessy Chisholm
Child: Agnes Chisholm
Child: Thomas Chisholm
Child: Alison Chisholm
Child: John Chisholm
Child: Archibald William Chisholm
Child: Walter Chisholm
Child: William Chisholm
Child: Margaret Chisholm
Child: Female Chisholm
Child: James Elliot Chisholm
Date: 02 DEC 1842
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Dist 799/5/27[7][8]


Date: 07 JUN 1841
Place: Greenwells Glenburney, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Archibald, ag. lab. 50, not b. cty, Janet 40, b cty. Assumed children: John 20, joiner; Helen 25, Walter 15, ag lab; Catharine 12, all but John b cty.[9]
Date: 1851
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: John CHISHOLM, 70, head, boot & shoemaker, b Melrose, Roxburghshire, wife Alison (ELLIOT), 72, b Melrose. Son James CHISHOLM, 42, mar, boot & shoemaker, b Melrose, ROX; son's wife Alison (FAIRBAIRN), 32, b Coldingham, BEW; Janet CHISHOLM, 7; Alison CHISHOLM, 5 both son's dtr, scholar, b Melrose, ROX; John CHISHOLM 3; Archibald, 1, both son's son, b Melrose, Roxburghshire, "at home".[10][11]
Date: 1861
Place: Newstead, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: CHISHOLM: James 52 shoemaker b Melrose, ROX; wife Alison 42 b Coldingham BEW; Children: John 13 servant, Archibald 11, Walter 8, William 6, all scholars, Margaret 4, Agnes & James G both 1, all b Melrose; Mother Alison 83 b Melrose[12]
Date: 1871
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: CHISHOLM: James 62 shoemaker b Melrose, ROX; wife Alison 52 b ?Coldingham, BEW; Children (all b Melrose ROX): Archibald, 21, mason; Walter, 18 joiner; Agnes 10, Thomas 4, both scholars; Grdsons: ?James? 4 scholar; John M? 1, both b Melrose. Lodger: ?? 50 labourer b Dumfries[13]


  • Source: S1232 Title: DC CHISHOLM (nee FAIRBAIRN)Alison; 1876; d/o Arch. F/Janet SCOTT, Record Type: death, Name Of Person: Alison CHISHOLM (nee FAIRBAIRN), Number: Dist 799/#36 Abbreviation: Dth 1876 Alison CHISHOLM (nee FAIRBAIRN), Darnick, Melrose, ROX 799 #36 Publication: 16 Apr 1876
  • Source: S1406 Title: CENSUS: 1841 Borders, Scotland, Record Type: Census, Location: Borders, Scotland, Record Info: LDS Film Abbreviation: Borders: 1841 CENSUS Publication: 1841 Note: ROX: Morebattle, Oxnam, Roxburgh, St Boswells, Smailholm, Southdean and Abbotsrule, Sprouston, Wilton, Melrose and Minto. Repository: #R30
  • Source: S1771 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL, Address: Edinburgh, Scotland, Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL Author: Susan A McLEOD (30189) Recipient: Lorna
  • Source: S1931 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN/CHISHOLM Fam. Tree ex LEITCH, Address: Solihll, Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN/CHISHOLM Fam. Tree Author: Doug LEITCH Recipient: Lorna
  • 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: S620 Title: OPR INDEX: Roxburghshire, Scotland; New Register House, Edinburgh, Subject: Births marriages OPR index, Location: Roxburghshire, Scotland Abbreviation: Roxburghshire, Scotland: OPR INDEX
  • Source: S802 Title: Census: 1861 Ancestry, Record Type: Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland), Location: UK, Record Info: via Abbreviation: Census: 1861 Ancestry Publication: 1861 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
  • Source: S967 Title: OPR: Coldingham, Berwickshire, Subject: Baptisms, Location: Coldingham, BEW Abbreviation: Coldingham, BEW: OPR Note: Consulted Selkirk Archives, Sep/Oct 1994/5
  1. Source: #S967 Page: Birth 1819 Alison FAIRBAIRN, transc. L McIntosh Sep/Oct 1994
  2. Source: #S967 Page: Birth 1819 Alison FAIRBAIRN, transc. L McIntosh Sep/Oct 1994
  3. Source: #S1232 Page: Dist 799/#36
  4. Source: #S888
  5. Source: #S1232
  6. Source: #S967 Page: Birth 1819 Alison FAIRBAIRN, transc. L McIntosh Sep/Oct 1994
  7. Source: #S888
  8. Source: #S1931 Page: Feb 2001 (ex Origins OPR?)
  9. Source: #S1406 Page: Melrose Dist 6 p14
  10. Source: #S1931 Page: Feb 2001 (ex 1851 Census Melrose)
  11. Source: #S1771 Page: May 2002 ex 1851 cens.
  12. Source: #S802 Page: Melrose, ROX Reg 799/1 ED 4 Pg 14, Sched 83, hsehold of James & Alison CHISHOLM, extracted Dec 2007
  13. Source: #S56 Page: 1871 Census: CHISHOLM, Melrose, 799/1 (ED3?) Page 4, Schedule #22, (very poor) copy d/loaded Sep 2005


Thank you to Lorna Henderson for creating WikiTree profile Fairbairn-373 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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