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Thomas Fairbairn (1791 - 1864)

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Thomas Fairbairn
Born in Abbey Saint Bathans, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married in Edinburgh, Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Leith, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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Thomas Fairbairn

Born 24 Oct 1791 Channabank, Abbey St Bathans, Berwickshire, Scotland [1]

entry in the baptisms reg. which is squashed in, looking like it was added as an afterthought between entries dated 1787 and a 1789. Reads: "Thos Fairbairn was Born 24th Octr 1791"
Two of his assumed siblings on the same page "son to John Fairbairn in Channabank" (Robert & William) [2]

Died 6 Dec 1864 Leith Hosp., Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

cert. shows Thomas as 73, gardener, widower of Catherine ANGUS, usu. resid. Orchardfield Leith; d. 8am of senile gangrene, 5 mths. Inf. son Henry of 65 Nicolson St, Edinburgh; Parents unknown, father a farmer, both dec'd; Reg. 9th [3]

Married 23 Jul 1812 Edinburgh Parish, Midlothian, Scotland

Husband: Thomas
Wife: Catharine Angus. [4]


1851 2 Bath St, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Thomas 60 gardener b BEW; wife Catherine 56 b Edin; Children: Henry bookseller ap, Jane 14 both b East Calder, Edin; [5]

1861 Springfield Lane, Leith South, Midlothian, Scotland

FAIRBAIRN: Thomas 70 jobbing gardner b Shanley Bank, BEW; wife Catherine 67 b Edin; Children: Catherine 29 b MLN; Jane 25 b East Calder, MLN [6]


  1. Source #S205: 1861: Civil Par. Leith St Cuthberts, Dist Leith South, MLN Reg. 692/2 ED 55 Pg 2 Sched 9, hsehold of Thomas & Catherine FAIRBAIRN
  2. Source #S55:Birth 24 Oct 1791 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, Abbey St Bathans, BEW 726/0010 0030
  3. Source #S56: Dth 6 Dec 1864 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, wid./o Catherine ANGUS, reg. Dist of Sth Leith, County of Edin.
  4. Source #S1: Marr. 23 Jul 1812 Thomas Fairbairn and Catharine Angus; Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1066690, batch M119834
  5. Source #S203: 1851: Leith, Dist of Leith Sth, MLN Par. 692/2 ED 42 Pg 15 Sched 65, hsehold of Thomas & Catherine FAIRBAIRN
  6. Source #S205: 1861: Civil Par. Leith St Cuthberts, Dist Leith South, MLN Reg. 692/2 ED 55 Pg 2 Sched 9, hsehold of Thomas & Catherine FAIRBAIRN
  • Source S55: ScotlandsPeople OPR BDM entries to 1854
  • Source S56: ScotlandsPeople Statutory BDM entries from 1855
  • Source S1: Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910 (Family Search)
  • Source S203: 1851 Census for Scotland - transcriptions via
  • Source S205: 1861 Census for Scotland - transcriptions via

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