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John Fairbairn (1816 - 1890)

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John Fairbairn
Born in Lessudden, Par. of St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Melrosemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Galashiels, , Selkirkshire, 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 needs to be edited.


Name: John /Fairbairn/[1] [2]


Date: 06 OCT 1816
Place: Lessudden, Par. of St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: one or t'other of birth/chr dates must be wrong as chr before born.[3][4][5]


Date: 16 JUL 1815
Place: St Boswells, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: 1841 cens. implies 1820 (but that is rounded to nearest 5 yrs)[6]


Date: 13 DEC 1890
Place: Galashiels, , Selkirkshire, Scotland
Note: Dist 775 #192: John F. 13 Dec 1890 (where did 30th Dec come from?), aged 74, joiner journeyman, widower of Jessie DOUGLAS, s/o Archibald F, farm steward, dec and Janet F m.s. SCOTT, dec. Inf. Archibald F. 100 Scott St, Galashiels (assumed to be son).[7]


Husband: John Fairbairn
Wife: Jessie Douglas
Child: Archibald Fairbairn
Child: George Douglas Fairbairn
Child: Joan Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Child: Walter Fairbairn
Child: Margaret Fairbairn
Child: Janet Fairbairn
Date: 18 JUN 1847
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland[8][9][10]


Date: 4 JUN 1880
Place: Joiner (Journeyman)[11]


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.[12]
Date: 1851
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: John, 34, journeyman cabinetmaker, b St Boswells, wife Jessie, 29, b Lauder, BEW. Sons: Archibald 5(sic) and George 7 (sic) both b Melrose.[13]
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.[14]
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)[15]
Date: 1881
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: John, widower, 64 b St Boswells, joiner, living alone.[16]


Reference: 247
Reference: 15582

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 30 JAN 2012

Prior to import, this record was last changed 30 JAN 2012 .


  • Source: S13962 Title: Horsburgh.FTW Repository: Call Number: Media: Other
  • Source: S1960 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G, Address: North Carolina, USA Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G Author: Sanna F Ross Recipient: Lorna & GenForum FAIRBAIRN
  • 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: S333 Title: BDMs, Scotland death indices, & researcher extracts, Compiler Address: GRO, SCT Abbreviation: BDM searches at GRO Scotland
  • Source: S620 Title: OPR INDEX: Roxburghshire, Scotland; New Register House, Edinburgh, Subject: Births marriages OPR index, Location: Roxburghshire, Scotland Abbreviation: Roxburghshire, Scotland: OPR INDEX
  • WikiTree profile Fairbairn-59 created through the import of Horsburgh2007c.GED on Dec 20, 2011 by William Horsburgh.
  1. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  2. Source: #S333 Page: Death cert John F 1890 trans. Stuart H, rcvd July 2001
  3. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224042 GRO Ref Volume 799 EnumDist 3 Page 3
  4. Source: #S333
  5. Source: #S1960 Page: 11 Oct 2000
  6. Source: #S620
  7. Source: #S1960 Page: 11 Oct 2000
  8. Source: #S333 Page: Death cert John F 1890 trans. Stuart H., rcvd July 2001
  9. Source: #S888
  10. Source: #S1771 Page: Apr 2002 ex mar. cert John (James) F. to Christina COCKBURN
  11. Source: #S13962 Data: Text: Date of Import: 27 Mar 2006
  12. Source: #S1406 Page: Melrose Dist 6 p14
  13. Source: #S1771 Page: May 2002 ex 1851 ROX census
  14. Source: #S1771 Page: May 2002 ex 1861 ROX census
  15. Source: #S820 Page: 1871 Census: Melrose, ROX Dist 799 - 3 Page 16 Schedule #96, hsehold of John & Jane FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded May 2005
  16. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224042 GRO Ref Volume 799 EnumDist 3 Page 3


Thank you to Lorna Henderson for merging WikiTree profile Fairbairn-375 creted through the import of FairbairnArchibaldScottJanet3Gen4WikiTreeJun2013PlaceUpdated.ged on Jun 26, 2013 into Fairbairn-59. Thank William Horsburgh for originally creating profile Fairbairn-59 Dec 20, 2011.

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