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Walter Fairbairn (abt. 1840 - 1899)

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Walter Fairbairn
Born about in St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Roberton, Selkirkshire, Scotlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in ?Bonjedward, 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.


Date: ABT 1840
Place: St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: date/place from 1891 (and 1851) census, 1881 says BEW.[2][3]


Date: 31 DEC 1899
Place:  ?Bonjedward, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: died 31 Dec 1899, a retired coachman, had been married to Mary SCOTT, s/o Alexander FAIRBAIRN, farm serv and Margaret WATSON[4]


Reference: 15733


Date: 07 AUG 1839
Place: St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland[5]


Date: 1861
Place: Grahamslaw, Par. of Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Walter FAIRBAIRN 21 groom b St Boswell, Roxburghshire, in hsehold of Charles A CUNNINGHAM farmer 750 ac emp 10 m 10 w 1 b. Also Jane WHILLANS, 35 dom serv b Jedburgh[6][7]


Occupation: coachman & dom. serv
Date: 1881
Place: Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotland[8]


Husband: Walter Fairbairn
Wife: Mary Scott
Date: 24 APR 1874
Place: Roberton, Selkirkshire, Scotland[9]
Date: 1891
Place: Bonjedward, Par. of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Walter 51 coachman/dom. serv. b St Boswells, ROX; wife Mary 46 b Roberton, ROX; Children: Isabella 16 , Margaret 14 both b Southdean; Alexander 12, William 9 both scholars b Southdean, ROX; Catherine 6 scholar b Crailing, ROX[10][11]
Husband: Alexander Fairbairn
Wife: Margaret Watson
Child: Alexander Fairbairn
Child: Catherine Fairbairn
Child: Walter Fairbairn
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"[12][13]
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[14]
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[15]
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[16]
Date: 1871
Place: Sharplaw, Par. of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Alexander 57 ag lab b Earlston BEW; wife Margaret 64 b Kelso, ROX;[17]


  1. Fairbairn-759 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: #S927
  3. Source: #S1771 Page: May 2002 ex 1851 cens.
  4. Source: #S333 Page: Dth 1899 Walter FAIRBAIRN, checked by Alastair C Mar 2003
  5. Source: #S620
  6. Source: #S802 Page: Eckford, ROX Scotland Par. 787A ED 1 Pg 6 Sched 35, hsehold of Charles A CUNNINGHAM, extracted Dec 2006
  7. Source: #S1044 Page: 1861 Census: Grahamslaw, Eckford, 787/A 001/A 006 sched 35, hsehold of Charles A CUNNINGHAM, copy rcvd Apr 2009
  8. Source: #S210
  9. Source: #S888
  10. Source: #S927 Page: 1891 census extracts, rcvd May 2002
  11. Source: #S805 Page: Bonjedward, Jedburgh, ROX Reg. 792 ED 15 Pg 6 Sched 24, hsehold of Walter & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Nov 2009
  12. Source: #S888 Page: Marr. 28 Feb 1834 Alexander FAIRBAIRN & Margaret WATSON, Mertoun, BEW
  13. 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
  14. Source: #S1610 Page: 1841 Ednam Dist 788 EnumDist 1 Folio 1 page 1, rechecked Apr 2004
  15. Source: #S801 Page: Burnside, Melrose ROX Par 798 ED 2 Pg 4 Sched 4 hsehold of Alexander & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, rechecked Jan 2007
  16. Source: #S802 Page: Linton ROX Par 796 ED 2 Pg 5 Sched 21 hsehold of Alexander & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jan 2007
  17. Source: #S803 Page: Jedburgh, ROX Par 792/2 ED 4 Pg 18 Sched 82 hsehold of Alexander & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007
  • Source: S1044 Title: Borders Corres. between H D W (MLN) & LornaHen (NZ)
  • Source: S1771 Title: Corres. re FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL (Edin.) and LornaHen (NZ)
  • 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
  • Source: S620 Title: OPR INDEX: Roxburghshire, Scotland; New Register House, Edinburgh: Births marriages Parish Register index
  • Source: S802 Title: Census: 1861 Ancestry (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland) via Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Name:
  • Source: S927 Title: Corres, re Walter FAIRBAIRN/SCOTT between J BRAIDWOOD and LornaHen (1996)

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