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James Fairbairn (abt. 1806 - 1856)

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James Fairbairn
Born about in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Easter Softlaw, Sprouston, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
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James Fairbairn

Born abt 1806 Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland

Notes: Dth cert. implies abt 1808, 1851 census implies abt 1806

Died 28 Jul 1856 Easter Softlaw, Sprouston, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Notes: cert. shows James as 48, hind, married, d 3:30am of tumour of the bowels 8 mths, s/o William FAIRBAIRN, hind & May m.s. CARTER, both dec'd, buried Sprouston, undertaker, James TURNBULL, inf son William FAIRBAIRN, present, reg. Sprouston Jul 29th[1]


1841 Village of Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Notes: FAIRBAIRN: James 30 maltster; Thomas 30 M.S. ; Mary 35; William 12 all b SCT. William assumed to be James' nephew, son of, the recently late, William, and Janet (TAYLOR), who is not with his mother and sister in 1841. This would provide the missing link to id that William into the family, with Mary being James' wife. This id being aided by the 12 year old William not being born in Roxburgh County [2]

1851 Ferney Hill, Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Notes: FAIRBAIRN: James 45 maltster b Greenlaw BEW; wife Mary 35 b Eccles; Children: William 8, John 7, Isabella 4 all scholars, Mary 2 All b Ednam [3]


  1. Source #S56: Dth 28 Jul 1856 James s/ William FAIRBAIRN & May CARTER, reg. Sprouston, ROX Dist 807 Pg 4 #10, copy d/loaded May 2008
  2. Source #S201: Ednam, ROX Par. 788 ED 2 Pg 2 , hsehold of James & Mary FAIRBAIRN, rechecked Mar 2009
  3. Source #S203: Ferney Hill, Ednam, ROX Reg. 788 ED 2 Pg 4 Sched 3, hsehold of James & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2008
  • Source S56: BDM certificates ex ScotlandsPeople 1855+
  • Source S201 1841 Census transcriptions for Scotland via
  • Source S203 1851 Census transcriptions for Scotland via

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