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Thomas Fairbairn (abt. 1814 - 1883)

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Thomas Fairbairn
Born about in Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Died in Millheugh, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
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This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Name: Thomas /Fairbairn/ [2]


Date: ABT Oct 1814
Place: Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland[3][4]
Date: ABT 1816
Place: Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: according to the 1871 and 1881 censuses[5][6]
Date: ABT 1817
Place: Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: according to the 1861 census[7]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using ABT Oct 1814


Date: 06 JAN 1883
Place: Millheugh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: 70, pneumonia of 12 days. Inf: Thomas, son[8]


Reference: 14197


Date: 30 OCT 1814
Place: Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland[9]


Occupation: a hind
Date: FEB 1837
Place: Belville, Par. of Eccles?, Berwickshire, Scotland[10]
Occupation: a farm servant
Date: DEC 1859
Place:  ?Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland[11]
Occupation: a farm servant, when dtr Margaret married
Date: DEC 1871
Place:  ?New Belses, Roxburghshire, Scotland[12]
Occupation: farm servant
Place:  ?Millheugh, Oxnam, Roxburghshire, Scotland[13]


Place: Oxnam, Roxburghshire, Scotland[14]




Husband: Thomas Fairbairn
Wife: Margaret Henderson
Child: George Fairbairn
Child: Margaret Fairbairn
Child: Thomas Fairbairn
Child: Isabella Fairbairn
Date: 17 DEC 1842
Place: Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland[15][16][17]
Date: 1851
Place: Weaselton, Par. of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Thomas 35 ag lab b Morebattle ROX; wife Margaret 33 b Kirkton, ROX; Children: George 6, Margaret 5 both b Ancrum, Thomas 20 mths b Jedburgh[18]
Date: 1861
Place: Southdean, Par. of Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Thomas, ploughman, 44 b Morebattle; wife Margaret 49 b Kirkton, ROX; Children: Margaret 15 ag lab b Ancrum; Thomas 11 scholar b Jedburgh; Isabella scholar 7 b Jedburgh;[19]
Date: 1871
Place: Par. of Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Thomas, 55 ag lab b Morebattle; wife Margaret 59 b Kirton, ROX; Dtr Margaret 24 ag lab b Ancrum; Son Thomas 21 ag lab b Jedburgh[20]
Date: 1881
Place: Oxnam, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Thomas, 65 b Morebattle, farm serv; wife Margaret, 67 b Hobkirk, son Thomas, farm serv unm 30, b Jedburgh.[21]
Husband: Thomas Fairbairn
Wife: Christian Mason
Child: Alexander Fairbairn
Date: BEF 1837
Note: date assumed from age of eldest known child[22]
Husband: Alexander Fairbairn
Wife: Isabella Atcheson
Child: Thomas Fairbairn
Child: James Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Child: Robert Fairbairn
Child: Agnes Fairbairn
Child: Helen Fairbairn
Child: Alexander Fairbairn
Child: Jane Fairbairn
Child: Isabella Fairbairn
Date: 25 NOV 1808
Place: Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland
Note: Entry reads: Alexander Fairbairn of this Parish and Isabella Atchison of the Parish of Eccles were married Irregularly on the 25th day of Novr 1808 (several entries later a Rachel FAIRBAIRN of Cornhill married John FOSTER)[23][24][25][26]
Date: 1841
Place: Timpendean, Par. of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN (all b ROX): Alexander 50 ag lab; Isable (sic) 50; Isable 20 ag lab; Agnes 12 ag lab; (next page) Helen 10 ag lab; Alexander 3[27]
Date: 1851
Place: Kersknowe, Par. of Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Alexr 62 head, ag lab b Ednam ROX (originally Ednam BEW); wife Isabella 60 b Swinton, BEW; Children: James 36 (widower) ag lab b Eccles, BEW; John 25 ag lab b Oxnam, ROX; Grdsons: Alexander 12 scholar b Eccles; James 7 b Ancrum, ROX[28]


  1. Fairbairn-751 was created by Lorna Henderson through the import of FBJamesLINDSAYAgnes4WTJun2015.ged on Jun 16, 2015. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224043 GRO Ref Volume 802 EnumDist 1 Page 10, extracted c 2000
  3. Source: #S1596 Page: Chr. 1814 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, s/o Alexander FAIRBAIRN and Isabel AITCHISON, batch C117892, extracted Oct 2005
  4. Source: #S869
  5. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224043 GRO Ref Volume 802 EnumDist 1 Page 10, extracted c 2000
  6. Source: #S56 Page: 1871 Census: Ancrum, ROX Dist 780 (ED2?) Page 9, copy d/loaded Oct 2005
  7. Source: #S962
  8. Source: #S869
  9. Source: #S1596 Page: Chr. 1814 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, s/o Alexander FAIRBAIRN and Isabel AITCHISON, batch C117892, extracted Oct 2005
  10. Source: #S2346 Page: Bap. 1837 Alexander FAIRBAIRN s/o Thomas F and Christian MASON, extract rcvd Oct 2005
  11. Source: #S2346 Page: Marr. 1859 Alexander FAIRBAIRN and Isabella CURRIE, extract rcvd Oct 2005
  12. Source: #S333 Page: Marr. 1871 Margaret FAIRBAIRN and John MILLER, transcr. rcvd from Robert McC, Oct 2005
  13. Source: #S1005 Page: Dec 1995
  14. Source: #S869
  15. Source: #S962
  16. Source: #S1596 Page: Mar. 1842 Thomas FAIRBAIRN and Margaret HENDERSON, batch M117805, rechecked Oct 2005
  17. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224043 GRO Ref Volume 802 EnumDist 1 Page 10, extracted c 2000
  18. Source: #S801 Page: Jedburgh, ROX Scotland Par. 792 ED 3A Pg 17 Sched 76, hsehold of Thomas & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2006
  19. Source: #S962
  20. Source: #S56 Page: 1871 Census: Ancrum, ROX Dist 780 (ED2?) Page 9, copy d/loaded Oct 2005
  21. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224043 GRO Ref Volume 802 EnumDist 1 Page 10
  22. Source: #S888
  23. Source: #S333 Page: Dth 1890 Alexander FAIRBAIRN (Dist 807 #1), transc by Stuart H, rcvd Dec 2003
  24. Source: #S873 Page: Rcvd Jun 1998
  25. Source: #S1596 Page: Mar. 1808 Alexander FAIRBAIRN and Isabella ATCHISON, batch M117334, extracted Dec 1995
  26. Source: #S55 Page: Marr. 25 Nov 1808 Alexander FAIRBAIRN (Coldstream) and Isabella ATCHISON (Eccles), at Coldstream, BEW 733/00 0030 0211, copy d/loaded Dec 2010
  27. Source: #S1610 Page: 1841 Jedburgh, ROX Scotland1841/792 ED 5 Folio 5 Page 11, hsehold of Alexander & Isabel FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2005
  28. Source: #S1610 Page: 1851 Eckford, ROX Scotland1851/787 ED 2 Page 11 Schedule 44, hsehold of Alexander & Isabella FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2005
  • Source: S1005 Title: Corres. re WIGHT/BUCKHOLM/MALCOLM & assorted Borders names between Bob W (Bristol, ENG) & Lorna Henderson (NZ)
  • Source: S1596 Title: IGI: Online searches, Subject: Online search: assorted surnames Note: citations without an "extracted MMM YYYY" are generally pre 1999 Repository: #R149
  • Repository: R149 Name: Family Search (LDS) Note:
  • Source: S210 Title: 1881 Census transcripts, UK via Family Search/LDS CDs Repository: #R21
  • Repository: R21 Name: LDS library
  • Source: S2346 Title: Corres. re FAIRBAIRN/MASON between Natasha F & LornaHen
  • Source: S333 Title: BDMs, Scotland death indices, & researcher extracts, from GRO, SCT
  • Source: S56 Title: Scottish Birth, Marriage, Death entries (from 1855)
  • Source: S869 Title: MIs: ROX Oxnam Publication: Borders Family History Society, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland
  • Source: S962 Title: CENSUS: 1861 Borders: ROX: Maxton; Morebattle; Southdean. BEW: Chirnside Publication: GRO, Scotland, 1861

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