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Thomas Fairbairn (1817 - 1887)

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Thomas Fairbairn
Born in Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Dist of St Olave's Southwark, Surrey, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gippsland, Victoria, Australiamap
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Biography

Thomas Fairbairn [1][2][3]

Note

Note: The reported link* to Thomas CARLYLE (who was born in Ecclefechan in Dumfriesshire), is now assumed [4] to be via Thomas FAIRBAIRN's mother Helen BROWN as Thomas CARLYLE had an aunt Fanny CARLYLE who married a mason William BROWN. [5]
* "PLEYDELL - FAIRBAIRN. On the 1st ult., at the residence of the bride's parents, Sunny Hollow, Yinnar Gipps Land, by the Rev. J. G. Wilson. W. F. Pleydell, of Melbourne, to Maggie, second daughter of Thos. Fairbairn, cousin of the late Thomas Carlyle."[6][7][8]

Born 30 Apr 1817 Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland [9][10][11][12]

Notes: entry reads: Thomas Fairbairn residenter in Selkirk and Helen Brown his spouse had a Child baptized upon the 22 June 1817. Born 30th April 1817. Wit: "in presence of the congregation" [13]

Died 25 NOV 1887 Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Note: Camperdown Chronicle Saturday 3 December 1887
A sad accident happened about a fortnight ago in Gippsland to Mr. Thomas Fairbairn, late of Belfast, father of Mr. Fairbairn, clerk of works over the school and courthouse here, and of Mis. Vaughan, of Larpent. Whilst driving home in his buggy from the railway station, and within a few-yards of his own gate on his property at Yinnar, he was thrown from his seat, through the wheels going into a rut, and was so badly hurt in his spine that the upper part of his body was quite paralysed. A doctor was brought from Sale, who recommended his removal to Melbourne, where he lingered for ten days, and then died with christian resignation. Mr. Fairbairn was a mason by trade, and a contractor, and was a man of considerable ability, being well up in geological reasearches. He was a cousin of the famous Thomas Carlyle, by whose uncle be was brought up, and he had many anecdotes to tell of the great writer. Not very long ago he visited this district, and was much surprised at seeing our monument to Burns, which was sculptured by Greenshields, with whom he had worked in his younger days. It was most interesting, too, to hear him speak of Greenshields, with whom he seemed to have lived on terms of great friendship. The remains of the deceased gentlemen were buried in Colac last Saturday. He leaves a widow, who, like himself, has seen the age of 70, man's allotted span, and it is sad to think that such a long and exemplary life should have been thus brought to a violent and sudden termination.
The Argus (Melbourne) Monday 26 November 1894
IN MEMORIAM.
FAIRBAIRN In loving memory of my dear husband, Thomas Fairbairn, who died at Melbourne 25th November, 1887. (Inserted by his loving wife Margaret.) Gone, but not forgotten
The Argus (Melbourne) Monday 25 November 1899
In Memoriam.
FAIRBAIRN. In affectionate remembrance of my dear father, Thomas Fairbairn, who died at Melbourne, November 25, 1887. (Inserted by his daughter Maggie.)[14][15][16][17][18]

Immigrated BET 1851 AND 1854 to Victoria Australia [19][20]

Marriage

Husband: Thomas Fairbairn
Wife: Margaret Jackson
Child: Henry William Fairbairn
Child: Ann Jackson Fairbairn
Child: Margaret Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Marriage:
Date: 28 JUL 1844
Place: Dist of St Olave's Southwark, Surrey, England
Note: LDS index shows Thomas as s/o Thomas and Margaret as s/o John; Dth of son John erroneously has mother as Ann JACKSON instead of Margaret, but his birth index shows Margaret[21][22][23][24]

Census

1851 Par. of St Sepulchre, Dist of West London, Middlesex, England

Note: FAIRBURN: Thomas 33 mason b Scotland; wife Margaret 31 b Scotland; Children: Henry William 5 b IRL; Ann Jackson 3 b Hull;[25]

Reference: 64403

Sources

  1. Source: #S1918 Marr. 1 Sep 1886 Maggie 2nd d/o Thos. FAIRBAIRN, "cousin of the late Thomas Carlyle"; W F PLEYDELL of Melbourne, residence bride's parents, Sunny Hollow, Yinnar Gipps Land, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article/11575156, from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), Wed Oct 6,1886, extracted Nov 2010
  2. Source: #S5 Dth 1932 John s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Ann JACKSON, Balwyn, VIC, #4207, extracted Nov 2010
  3. Source: #S5 Birth 1854 John s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Margaret JACKSON, reg. Belfast, VIC, #2694, from Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922, extracted Sep 2011
  4. Source: #S2
  5. Source: #S3
  6. Source: #S1918 Marr. 1 Sep 1886 Maggie 2nd d/o Thos. FAIRBAIRN, "cousin of the late Thomas Carlyle"; W F PLEYDELL of Melbourne, residence bride's parents, Sunny Hollow, Yinnar Gipps Land, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article/11575156, from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), Wed Oct 6,1886, extracted Nov 2010
  7. Source: #S2 Sep 2011
  8. Source: #S2449 Thomas CARLYLE(1795-1881), online at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Carlyle, extracted Sep 2011
  9. Source: #S1918 Marr. 1 Sep 1886 Maggie 2nd d/o Thos. FAIRBAIRN, "cousin of the late Thomas Carlyle"; W F PLEYDELL of Melbourne, residence bride's parents, Sunny Hollow, Yinnar Gipps Land, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article/11575156, from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), Wed Oct 6,1886, extracted Nov 2010
  10. Source: #S3053 Dth 1887 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, late of Belfast, at Gippsland, from Camperdown Chronicle, Sat 3 Dec 1887, transcr. rcvd Sep 2011
  11. Source: #S5 Dth 1887 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, VIC, #14454 parents unknown,from Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, extracted Sep 2011
  12. Source: #S202 Par. of St Sepulchre, Dist of West London, MDX HO107/526 ED 3a F 143 Pg 23 Sched 2, hsehold of Thomas & Margaret FAIRBURN, extracted Sep 2011
  13. Source: #S55 Birth 30 Apr Bap. 22 Jun 1817 Thomas to Thomas (residenter) FAIRBAIRN & Helen BROWN, Selkirk, SEL, 778/00 0030 0400, copy d/loaded Jun 2015
  14. Source: #S1918 Marr. 1 Sep 1886 Maggie 2nd d/o Thos. FAIRBAIRN, "cousin of the late Thomas Carlyle"; W F PLEYDELL of Melbourne, residence bride's parents, Sunny Hollow, Yinnar Gipps Land, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article/11575156, from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), Wed Oct 6,1886, extracted Nov 2010
  15. Source: #S1918 Dth 4 Dec 1899 Margaret, relict of Thos FAIRBAIRN (of Yinnar, Gippsland), at the home of her son-in-law Mr S VAUGHAN, "Twyford" Newtown, Geelong, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article/9040540, from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), Tue Dec 5,1899, extracted Nov 2010
  16. Source: #S3053 Dth 1887 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, late of Belfast, at Gippsland, from Camperdown Chronicle, Sat 3 Dec 1887, transcr. rcvd Sep 2011
  17. Source: #S3053 Dth 25 Nov 1887 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, Melbourne, from 'IN MEMORIAM', The Argus (Melbourne) Monday 26 November 1894, transcr. rcvd Sep 2011
  18. Source: #S5 Dth 1887 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, VIC, #14454 parents unknown,from Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, extracted Sep 2011
  19. Source: #S5 Birth 1854 John s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Margaret JACKSON, reg. Belfast, VIC, #2694, from Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922, extracted Sep 2011
  20. Source: #S2916 Bap. 28 Sep 1851 Margaret d/o Thomas & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, from Saint Luke, Old Street, Day book of baptisms, P76/LUK, Item 023, extracted Sep 2011
  21. Source: #S1918 Dth 4 Dec 1899 Margaret, relict of Thos FAIRBAIRN (of Yinnar, Gippsland), at the home of her son-in-law Mr S VAUGHAN, "Twyford" Newtown, Geelong, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article/9040540, from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), Tue Dec 5,1899, extracted Nov 2010
  22. Source: #S1597 Marr. 28 Jul 1844 Thomas s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN to Margaret d/o John JACKSON, St Olave's, Southwark, LND, from England Marriages, 1538–1973 batch I02081-9 film 254564 ref. yr 1844-1860 p 220, extracted Sep 2011
  23. Source: #S1595 Mar. 1844 Q3 Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Margaret JACKSON, reg. St Olave's Southwark, Surrey, 4/493, extracted Sep 2011
  24. Source: #S5 Dth 1932 John s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Ann JACKSON, Balwyn, VIC, #4207, extracted Nov 2010
  25. Source: #S202 Par. of St Sepulchre, Dist of West London, MDX HO107/526 ED 3a F 143 Pg 23 Sched 2, hsehold of Thomas & Margaret FAIRBURN, extracted Sep 2011
  • Source: S1918 Newspaper clippings
  • Source: S2 FAIRBAIRN Analysis: http://Fairbairn.lornahen.com Author: Lorna Henderson Repository: #R155
  • Repository: R155 Fairbairn OneNameStudy http://FairbairnsAll.blogspot.com
  • Source: S202 1851 Census images, England & Wales via Ancestry.com Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Ancestry.com
  • Source: S2449 Wikipedia, Url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • Source: S2916 BDM: London Metropolitan Archives (ancestry): Birth death marriage (filmed originals) Repository: #R121
  • Source: S3053 Corres. re FAIRBAIRN/MERCER/FINLAY between Sandy F(UK) & LornaHen (NZ)
  • Source: S5 Ancestry.com, Url: http://search.ancestry.com
  • Source: S55 ScotlandsPeople Parish Registers - births/baptisms pre 1855
  • Source: S3 Dictionary of National Biography Vol 3 Entry for Thomas CARLYLE (via Ancestry.com)
  • Source Fairbairn-735 was created by Lorna Henderson through the import of FAIRBAIRNThos1817To18874WTJun2015Updated.ged on Jun 3, 2015


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