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John Fairbairn (1856 - aft. 1871)

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John Fairbairn
Born in ????hall Melrose Roxburghshiremap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died after in ?Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Dec 2011
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This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and may need to be edited.


Name: John /Fairbairn/[1]


Date: 17 MAY 1856
Place:  ????hall Melrose Roxburghshire[2] [3]
Type: Birth Certificate
Place: 799/1 Entry 57 Melrose[4]


Date: AFT 1871
Place:  ?Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland[5]

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 14 DEC 2001[6]

Prior to import, this record was last changed 14 DEC 2001.


All dates/events after 1871 shown here are from the events associated with the John married to Christina COCKBURN, who is more generally shown to be of the age of this John's older brother James. Both James and John appear together in the 1861 census but thereafter only a John of James' age, with no obvious death of a James. Can anyone shed any light on this and provide death cert for James? Or further thoughts on whether Christina was actually married to the younger John?


Date: 15 JUN 1923
Place: Forester [Deceased][7]
Date: 1891
Place: Agricultural Labourer[8]
Date: 5 JUL 1895
Place: Labourer[9]
Date: 1901
Place: Ploughman[10]


Date: 1881
Note: only John 1856+/- 5 yrs in Scotland Lowlands is John (James), elder bros.[11]
Date: 1901
Place: Kiln Knowe Cottage, Wood Street, Galashiels[12]
Date: 1891
Place: 38 Galdonside, Melrose[13]


Reference: 41
Reference: 13925


  • WikiTree profile Fairbairn-52 created through the import of Horsburgh2007c.GED on Dec 20, 2011 by William Horsburgh.
  • Source: S13962 Title: Horsburgh.FTW Repository: Call Number: Media: Other
  • 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: S888 Title: IGI: FAIRBAIRN extract, Subject: FAIRBAIRN Abbreviation: FAIRBAIRN IGI extract 1993/4 Publication: 1993 & 1994 addenda
  1. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  2. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  3. Source: #S888
  4. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  5. Source: #S56 Page: 1871 Census: Melrose, ROX Dist 799 - 3 Page 16 Schedule #96, copy d/loaded May 2005
  6. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  7. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  8. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  9. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  10. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  11. Source: #S210
  12. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  13. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006


Thank you to William Horsburgh for creating profile Fairbairn-52 on Dec 20, 2011 and Lorna Henderson for merging WikiTree profile Fairbairn-367 after the import of FairbairnArchibaldScottJanet3Gen4WikiTreeJun2013PlaceUpdated.ged on Jun 26, 2013.

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