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George Fairbairn (1804 - 1870)

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George Fairbairn
Born in Macksidemoore, Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Harwoodburn, Selkirkshire, Scotlandmap
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Biography

George Fairbairn. [1]

Born 12 JUL 1804. Macksidemoore, Par. of Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotland. [2] [3]

Note: various places and dates have been advanced for George's birth:
Stow, MLN (probably a misinterpretation of the 1851 census which shows him as 45 and born Shaw, ROX)
Hobkirk, ROX (1861 census, aged 45) [4] and
Spaw, ROX (1851).[5][6]
Hobkirk is a neighbouring parish to Southdean where he was baptised, so possible, haven't yet found Spaw, so cannot comment, but as he was baptised in Southdean parish in Aug 1804, his age is a tad out in all of them. [7]

Died 11 NOV 1870. Harwoodburn, Selkirkshire, Scotland.

Note: cert #88 reads: George FAIRBAIRN; general labourer and married to Janet Purdie;s/o Archibald Fairbairn (ploughman-dec) and Mary Grierson (dec) DIED 11 November 1870 at Harwoodburn, county of Selkirk; age 66; cause of death - cirrhosis of the liver (10 weeks); informant John Fairbairn (son) present. [8][9][10]

Baptism: 28 AUG 1804. Par. of Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: entry shows George as born 12 July and bap. 26 Aug (not the 20th on the IGI) son of Archibald of Macksidemoore. [11][12]

Marriage

Husband George Fairbairn.
Wife Janet Purdie.

Marriage 10 JUN 1825. Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: 1841 census has Male Servant Robert F, age 15 with them. [13]

Census:

1841 Broomilees, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Note: FAIRBAIRN: George, 35, ag. lab. b ROX; Janet, assumed to be wife, 35, not b. county, Mary, 13; Archibald, 11;Thomas, 9; Cecelian, 7; Margaret, 5; Robert, 3; Charles 1 all b Roxburghshire, assumed to be children. [14]

1851 Broomylees, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Note: FAIRBAIRN: George 45 ag lab b Spaw, ROX; Janet 46 b Glenmade PEE; Children (all b Melrose): Thomas 19 carpenter ap; Robert 12, Charles 10, George 6 all scholars; John 4; Next hse Mary FAIRBAIRN. [15]

1861 Broomilees, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Note: FAIRBAIRN: George 56 farm steward b Hobkirk ROX; wife Janet 57 b Traquair, PEE; Son John 15 ag lab b Melrose ROX; Grdson George CLAPPERTON 9 scholar b Galashiels, SEL. [16]

Husband Archibald Fairbairn.
Wife Mary Grierson.
Child: Mary Fairbairn.
Child: Agnes Fairbairn.
Child: Isabel Fairbairn.
Child: Robert Fairbairn.
Child: Margaret Fairbairn.
Child: George Fairbairn.
Child: Cecily Fairbairn.

Marriage ABT 25 JUL 1784. Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: Sessions 25 July 1784: Archd F. & Mary G. who are said to be married in an irregular way a short time ago, and they themselves declaring the truth of it, were rebuked for taking such a step & exhorted to live for the future in a christian way as man & wife. [17]

DNA

Direct paternal line of FAIRBAIRNs confirmed by Y-DNA matches.
Refer to Fairbairn DNA project

Sources

  1. Source: #S888 patron submission?
  2. Source: #S56 Birth 12 Jul, bap. 26 Aug 1804 George s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN, Macksidemoore, Par. of Southdean, Roxburghshire, copy d/loaded Dec 2007
  3. Source: #S1596 Bap. 20 Aug 1804 George s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN, batch C118062, Southdean Roxburghshire, extracted Dec 2007
  4. Source: #S205 Broomilees, Melrose ROX Reg 799/1 ED 3 Pg 8 Sched 27, hsehold of George & Janet FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007
  5. Source: #S56 1851 Census Melrose, ROX Dist 799 ED 1 Pg 21 Sched 80, hsehold of George & Janet FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded Dec 2007
  6. Source: #S1406
  7. Source: #S888 Birth 1804/Dth 11 Nov 1870 George s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Mary GRIERSON, batch 7932091 Sheet 73 Call 1260626, extracted c 1999
  8. Source: #S333 Death cert. Janet FAIRBAIRN nee PURDIE trans. Stuart H. May 2002
  9. Source: #S933
  10. Source: #S333 Dth 1870 George FAIRBAIRN, transcr. by Robert McC, rcvd Jun 2005
  11. Source: #S1596 Bap. 20 Aug 1804 George s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN, batch C118062, Southdean Roxburghshire, extracted Dec 2007
  12. Source: #S56 Birth 12 Jul, bap. 26 Aug 1804 George s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN, Macksidemoore, Par. of Southdean, Roxburghshire, copy d/loaded Dec 2007
  13. Source: #S888
  14. Source: #S1610 1841 Melrose, Dist 799 EnumDist 4 Folio 4 page 7, hsehold of George & Janet FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2004
  15. Source: #S203 Broomylees, Melrose, ROX Par. 799 ED 1 Pg 21 Sched 80, hsehold of George & Janet FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007
  16. Source: #S205 Broomilees, Melrose ROX Reg 799/1 ED 3 Pg 8 Sched 27, hsehold of George & Janet FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007
  17. Source: #S1141 Kirk Sessions
  • Source: S1406 CENSUS: 1841 Borders, Scotland, LDS Film
  • Source: S1596 IGI: Online searches, assorted surnames Note: citations without an "extracted MMM YYYY" are generally pre 1999 Repository: #R149
  • Repository: R149 Family Search (LDS) State: UT USA http://familysearch.org
  • Source: S205 1861 Census transcripts for Scotland, via Ancestry.com
  • Source: S333 BDMs, Scotland death indices, & researcher extracts, GRO, SCT
  • Source: S56 Scottish Birth, Marriage, Death entries (from 1855) ex Scotlands People
  • Source: S888 IGI: FAIRBAIRN extract, Publication: 1993 & 1994 addenda Repository: #R21
  • Repository: R21 LDS library State: Utah USA
  • Source: S933 Marr. Cert. 13 Jul 1858: FAIRBAIRN, Archibald\SIMPSON, Elizabeth, Melrose, Roxburghshire, 1858: Dist 799/1 #10, Transcr. by Stuart H.


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