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Alexander Fairbairn (abt. 1811 - 1890)

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Alexander Fairbairn
Born about [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Mertoun, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Died in Holefield, Par. of Sprouston, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
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Biography

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: Alexander /Fairbairn/ [2][3]

Birth

Birth:
Date: ABT 1811[4][5]
Birth:
Date: ABT 1812
Place: Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland[6]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using ABT 1811

Death

Death:
Date: 21 OCT 1890
Place: Holefield, Par. of Sprouston, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: cert reads: Alexander FAIRBAIRN, widower, farm serveant, died 21 Oct 1890, at Holefield aged 79, of old age and a strangulated hernia, s/o Alexander, farm servant, dec. and Isabella AITCHISON. Inf. Andrew ?? (later found to be WAUGH), son-in-law[7]

Reference

Reference: 15225

Occupation

Occupation: farm servant
Date: 1890
Place:  ?Holefield, Roxburghshire, Scotland[8]

Burial

Burial:
Place: Sprouston, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: #175[9]

Note

Note:

Marriage

Husband: Alexander Fairbairn
Wife: Margaret Watson
Child: Alexander Fairbairn
Child: Catherine Fairbairn
Child: Walter Fairbairn
Marriage:
Date: 28 FEB 1834
Place: Mertoun, Berwickshire, Scotland
Note: entry reads: "Alexander Fairbairn in this parish and Margaret Watson in the parish of Earlston were married on the 28th February 1834"[10][11]
Census:
Date: 1841
Place: Hendersyde, Par. of Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN (all b ROX): Alexander, 25, ag lab; Margret (sic) 25; Alexander 6; Catrine (sic) 4; Walter 2. Also Joann WATSON, 15, fem. serv, b ROX[12]
Census:
Date: 1851
Place: Burnside, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Alexander head 37 ag lab b Earlston BEW; wife Margaret 47 b Kelso, ROX; Servant Barbara LAIDLAW ag lab or bondager b Maxton[13]
Census:
Date: 1861
Place: Linton, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Alexander head 47 ploughman b Gordon BEW; wife Margaret 55 b Kelso, ROX; Son Alexander 26 ploughman b Smailholm, ROX; Dtr Catherine 22 ag lab b Morebattle, ROX[14]
Census:
Date: 1871
Place: Sharplaw, Par. of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Alexander 57 ag lab b Earlston BEW; wife Margaret 64 b Kelso, ROX;[15]
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
Marriage:
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)[16][17][18][19]
Census:
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[20]
Census:
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[21]

Sources

  1. Fairbairn-756 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 807 EnumDist 4 Page 10
  3. Source: #S1014
  4. Source: #S1014
  5. Source: #S333 Page: Dth 1890 Alexander FAIRBAIRN (Dist 807 #1), transc by Stuart H, rcvd Dec 2003
  6. Source: #S210 Page: FHL Film 0224043 GRO Ref Volume 807 EnumDist 4 Page 10
  7. Source: #S333 Page: Dth 1890 Alexander FAIRBAIRN (Dist 807 #1), transc by Stuart H, rcvd Dec 2003
  8. Source: #S333 Page: Dth 1890 Alexander FAIRBAIRN (Dist 807 #1), transc by Stuart H, rcvd Dec 2003
  9. Source: #S1014
  10. Source: #S888 Page: Marr. 28 Feb 1834 Alexander FAIRBAIRN & Margaret WATSON, Mertoun, BEW
  11. Source: #S55 Page: Marr. 28 Feb 1834 Alexander FAIRBAIRN (Mertoun) & Margaret WATSON (Earlston), Mertoun, BEW 751/00 0020 0073, copy rcvd, from Harry, Sep 2012
  12. Source: #S1610 Page: 1841 Ednam Dist 788 EnumDist 1 Folio 1 page 1, rechecked Apr 2004
  13. Source: #S801 Page: Burnside, Melrose ROX Par 798 ED 2 Pg 4 Sched 4 hsehold of Alexander & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, rechecked Jan 2007
  14. Source: #S802 Page: Linton ROX Par 796 ED 2 Pg 5 Sched 21 hsehold of Alexander & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jan 2007
  15. Source: #S803 Page: Jedburgh, ROX Par 792/2 ED 4 Pg 18 Sched 82 hsehold of Alexander & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007
  16. Source: #S333 Page: Dth 1890 Alexander FAIRBAIRN (Dist 807 #1), transc by Stuart H, rcvd Dec 2003
  17. Source: #S873 Page: Rcvd Jun 1998
  18. Source: #S1596 Page: Mar. 1808 Alexander FAIRBAIRN and Isabella ATCHISON, batch M117334, extracted Dec 1995
  19. 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
  20. Source: #S1610 Page: 1841 Jedburgh, ROX Scotland1841/792 ED 5 Folio 5 Page 11, hsehold of Alexander & Isabel FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2005
  21. Source: #S1610 Page: 1851 Eckford, ROX Scotland1851/787 ED 2 Page 11 Schedule 44, hsehold of Alexander & Isabella FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2005
  • Source: S1014 Title: MIs: ROX Sprouston Publication: Borders FHS, Galashiels, SEL
  • Source: S210 Title: 1881 Census transcripts, UK via Family Search/LDS CDs Repository: #R21
  • Repository: R21 Name: LDS library
  • Source: S333 Title: BDMs, Scotland death indices, & researcher extracts, from GRO, SCT


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