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John Fairbairn (abt. 1865 - aft. 1902)

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John Fairbairn
Born about in St John's, Newfoundland, Canadamap
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[children unknown]
Died after [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 28 Feb 2016
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Thank you to cmys16677 on ancestry for getting in touch about John and his family.
We now have another son in the family of Jessie & Bridget FAIRBAIRN.
Perhaps we may finally find a Y-dna candidate for the line of John & Jane (WADDELL) FAIRBAIRN to determine where they "fit" amongst the Borders FAIRBAIRN families?


Date: abt Oct 1865
Place: St John's Newfoundland, CAN [1]


Dates: 6 Aug 1884 to 5 Aug 1896
Notes: "Home" 6 Aug 1884 to 5 Aug 1896, 12 yrs, nok father Jesse FAIRBAIRN, Clarence Hotel, Sheffield, York.
Medical exam 6 Aug 1884 Bradford: 19 yr 10 mths, 5' 6 3/4", 139 lbs, fair complexion, blue eyes, red hair, C of E, tattoo marks of cross on right forearm & anchor & name in full on left forearm
Enlisted 3rd Hussars #2185 on 9th Aug 1884, joined at Hounslow. Born St John's Canada, occ. clerk


Date: 18 Dec 1887
Place: St Philips, Par. of Litherland, Lancashire
Note: cert. shows John as 22 soldier, s/o Jesse FAIRBAIRN, pensioner; Jane 21, d/o James PARKINSON, labourer; both resid. 32 Holmes Lane, both signed; Wit: Samuel SOUTHWARD, Margaret READY [2]


Date: 1891
Place: Litherland, Lancashire
Notes: PARKINSON: James 48 ag lab b. Litherland, LAN; wife Alice 48 b. Birkenhead, CHS; Children: James 22, William 18, Thomas 16 all ag labs b. ??, LAN; John 11, Harry 7, Margaret 2, all b. ??, LAN; Son-in-law FAIRBAIRN: John 22 b. CAN; dtr (FAIRBAIRN) Jane 4 b. Tranmere, CHS; Jessie 2 b. Cahir, IRL; Harry 1 b. Bradford, Yorkshire; [3]
Date: 1901
Place: Litherland, Lancashire
Notes: FAIRBAIRN: John 34 insurance agent b. CAN; wife Jane 34 b. Tranmere, CHS; Children: Jessie 12 b. IRL; Henry 11 b. Bradford, Yorkshire; Ellen 9 b. Seaforth, LAN; Alice 7 b. Bradford, YKS; Mabel 4, Ada 11/12 both b. Seaforth; Father-in-law: PARKINSON: Jas 58 wid. farm lab b. Litherland, LAN; Bros-in-law (PARKINSON): James 30, Thomas 26 both bricklayers; Henry 16 tanners lab., Sis-in-law: Margaret 12, all b. Litherland, LAN [4]


  1. Source #S1: John, aged 19 yrs 10 mths Next of kin father Jesse FAIRBAIRN, Clarence Hotel, Sheffield, when enlisted 6 Aug 1884
  2. Marr. cert. John s/o Jesse FAIRBAIRN; Jane d/o James PARKINSON, copy d/loaded from ancestry tree of cmys16677, Jan 2016
  3. Source #S2: Litherland, LAN, RG12/2984 4 Pg 38 Sched. 247, hsehold of James & Alice PARKINSON, extracted Jan 2016
  4. Source #S2: Litherland, West Derby, LAN, RG13; Piece: 3449; Folio: 90; Page: 26 Sched. 148, hsehold of John & Jane FAIRBIARN, extracted Jan 2016
  • Source S1 Military record 1884 - 1896 John s/o Jesse FAIRBAIRN
  • Source S2 Census images for England via

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