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William Fairbairn (1832 - 1907)

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William Fairbairn
Born in Quebec, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Victoria, British Columbia, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Mar 2014
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Date: 09 FEB 1832
Place: Quebec, Canada
Note: (1901 census)[1]


Date: 04 MAR 1907
Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Note: Reg: 1907-09-020256, aged 81[2]


Husband: William Fairbairn
Wife: Martha Jane Rogers
Child: James Fairbairn
Date: 03 MAY 1853
Place: Wakefield, Gatineau Co., Quebec, Canada
Epoux: Fairbairn William
Epouse: Rogers Martha Jane
Date: 1853-05-03
Paroisse: Presbyterien (S. Andrew's), Wakefield, Gatineau, QC [3][4]
Husband: William Fairbairn
Wife: Jean Wanless
Child: John Fairbairn
Child: William Fairbairn
Date: 25 DEC 1813
Place: Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Entry for Dec 25th 1813 reads: William Fairbairn parish of Alderton, & Jean Wanless of this parish were married irregularly. Janry 9th 1814 confirmed by the Session"[5][6][7]


Date: 1852
Place: Wakefield, Ottawa Co, Quebec, Canada
Note: FAIRBURN: Willm, carpenter, 60; Jane 62, both b Scotland; Willim Jnr, labourer, 24, Mary 20, both b Canada; All Presbyterian (no date on page, or first page, census not completed until 1852, often known as "the census of 1852"[8][9]
Date: 1861
Place: Wakefield, Ottawa Co, Quebec, Canada
Note: FAIRBURN: William 69 farmer; wife Jane 71 both b Scotland; Willm 30 farmer b U.C.; wife Martha Jane 25 b Ireland; William 7, Mary Anne 5, Martha Jane 3, James 1 (born 1860), all b L.C.; Ellen 37 "wife of John Fairn b SCT; Frances 13, William 11, Jane 9 all b L.C. All Presb. F.C. Living in a "tide? log" building, 3 families, 1 hse being built[10][11]
Date: 1871
Place: Wakefield, Ottawa Co, Quebec, Canada
Note: FAIRBERN: William 42 farmer ; wife Marther Jane 34 b Ireland; Assumed children: William 17, Mary Ann 15, Marther Jane 13, James 11, Isabeller 9, Ellener 5, John Thomas 3, Elizabeth Nancy 1/12 (b. March); All b Quebec, Scotch; William Snr 73 widower b Scotland, farmer; All C Presb.[12]
Date: 1881
Place: Wakefield, Ottawa Co., Ontario, Canada
Note: Wm. FAIRBAIRN Birth Year <1827> Birthplace O. <Ontario> Age 54 Occupation Farmer Marital Status M <Married> Ethnic Origin Scottish
Head of Household Wm. FAIRBAIRN Religion Presbyterian
Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Wm. FAIRBAIRN (Sr) M Male Scottish 54 O. <Ontario> Farmer Presbyterian
Martha FAIRBAIRN M Female Irish 45 Ireland Presbyterian
James FAIRBAIRN Male Scottish 21 Q <Quebec> Farmer Presbyterian
Isabella FAIRBAIRN Female Scottish 19 Q <Quebec> Presbyterian
Ellen FAIRBAIRN Female Scottish 15 Q <Quebec> Presbyterian
John FAIRBAIRN Male Scottish 13 Q <Quebec> Presbyterian
Agnes FAIRBAIRN Female Scottish 10 Q <Quebec> Presbyterian
Francis FAIRBAIRN Female Scottish 7 Q <Quebec> Presbyterian
Willie HAY Male Scottish 2 British Columbia Presbyterian
James ROGERS M Male Irish 86 Ireland Wheelwright Presbyterian
Isabella ROGERS M Female Irish 81 Ireland Presbyterian
(assumed to be Martha's parents)
Census Place Wakefield, Ottawa, Quebec[13]
Date: 06 APR 1891
Place: Wakefield, Ottawa Co, Quebec, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: William 65 marr. b QUE F/M b Scotland; wife Martha 55 b IRL F/M b IRL; Children (all b Quebec, F b QUE M b IRL): James 31, John 23, Agnes 20, Francis 17; Dtr in law Helen 30 marr. b QUE F b Scotland M b IRL; Grdchildren (all b QUE F/M b QUE) : James 6, Martha 4, Edith 2/12 Ettie 6; (prev. entry, a dtr-in-law Emma FAIRBAIRN)[14]
Date: 1901
Place: Wakefield & Denholm, Wright Co., Quebec, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: William 69 wid b 9 Feb 1832 Qc Scotch Presby, farmer; Dtr E Agnes 30 unm, b 27 Feb 1871 Qc; (several other FAIRBAIRNs on page, next schedule is his son William's widow, with her new family)[15]


Date: ABT 1906
Place: British Columbia, Canada
Note: William finally left for BC about 1906. He visited his brother John in a nursing home in Kamloops[16]


Reference: 15804


  1. Source: #S809 1901 Wakefield & Denholm, Wright County, QUE Dist 200 Sub Dist X-3 Family 191 Pg 20, hsehold of William FAIRBAIRN, extracted Mar 2008
  2. Source: #S1739 FAIRBAIRN Dth Index (Reg. Number: 1907-09-020256 B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13080 GSU Microfilm Number: 1927290) searched Mar 2003
  3. Source: #S1127 Article by Gordon Roy FAIRBAIRN "A Tale of Two Sisters" Issue #49 Jun 2002 extracted Jan 2003
  4. Source: #S2869 Marr. 3 May 1853 William FAIRBAIRN & Matha ROGERS, Wakefield, Gatineau, QUE, from BMS 2000, transcr. rcvd Sep 2009
  5. Source: #S1038 Page: Feb 1996
  6. Source: #S1062 Page: Jun 1996
  7. Source: #S55 Page: Marr. 25 Dec 1813 William FAIRBAIRN (Par. of Alderton) & Jean WANLESS (Yetholm), Yetholm Dist 811, copy d/loaded Mar 2008
  8. Source: #S1127 Page: 1851/2 Census: Willm Jane FAIRBURN, Wakefield, Quebec, from Article by Gordon Roy FAIRBAIRN "A Tale of Two Sisters" Issue #49 Jun 2002 extracted Jan 2003
  9. Source: #S809 Page: 1851 Wakefield, Ottawa Cty, Canada East (Quebec), Dist 20, Sub Dist 278 Pg 15 Roll: C_1132 Sched A, from the Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, via, hsehold of William & Jane FAIRBAIRN, extracted Aug 2007
  10. Source: #S1127 Page: 1861 Census, Canada, hsehold of William & Jean FAIRBAIRN, Article by Gordon Roy FAIRBAIRN "A Tale of Two Sisters" Issue #49 Jun 2002 extracted Jan 2003
  11. Source: #S809 Page: 1861 Ottawa, Quebec; Roll: C-1304, hsehold of William & Jane FAIRBURN, extracted Aug 2009
  12. Source: #S809 Page: 1871 Wakefield, Ottawa West, Ontario; Roll: C-10027; Family No: 28, hsehold of William Jr & Martha Jane FAIRBERN, extracted Aug 2009
  13. Source: #S1961 1881 Canadian Census via LDS ( searched Feb 2003 Family History Library Film 1375861 NA Film Number C-13225 CONT District 97 Sub-district FF Division 2 Page Number 24 Household Number 95
  14. Source: #S809 1891 Wakefield, Ottawa, Quebec. Roll: T-6413, Family No: 49, hsehold of William & Martha FAIRBAIRN, extracted Sep 2009
  15. Source: #S809 1901 Wakefield & Denholm, Wright County, QUE Dist 200 Sub Dist X-3 Family 191 Pg 20, hsehold of William FAIRBAIRN, extracted Mar 2008
  16. Source: #S1127 Article by Gordon Roy FAIRBAIRN "A Tale of Two Sisters" Issue #49 Jun 2002 extracted Jan 2003
  • Source: S1062 LTR FAIRBAIRN/WANLESS ex Janis ULSTEIN (USA), Recipient: Lorna (NZ)
  • Source: S1127 Borders Family History Society Magazine (Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland)
  • Source: S1739 BDM British Columbia Archives: Certified copies or images from web, Number:
  • Source: S809 CENSUS: CAN, Record Type: Census image, Location: Canada, Record Info: via Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Address: Country: USA
  • Fairbairn-653 was created by Lorna Henderson through the import of HendRichFBDNA4WTMay2014Final.ged on May 3, 2014 and merged with Anonymous Fairbairn-631 created by Susan Rogers

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