Place: Heriot, Par. of Heriot, Midlothian, Scotland
Note: cert. reads: Jessie Ormiston FORTUNE, widow of Alexander FORTUNE, farm servant, died aged 66 of valvular disease of heart (mitral stenosis) chronic bronchitis & syncope,at 6:30pm. The inf. was her son John FORTUNE, present
Date: OCT 1845
Place: Melrose, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Jessy ORMISTON or FAIRBAIRN, d/o Robert ORMISTON and Jan FAIRBAIRN
Place: Caddonfoot, , Selkirkshire, Scotland
Note: FORTUNE: Alexander 28 farm servant b Tranent, HAD; wife Jessie 26 b Peebles, ROX (sic); Children: James Mitchell 7 b Selkirk; Alexander 6 b Melrose, Roxburghshire, Richard 4 b Stow, MLN; Walter Fairbairn 3 b Selkirk; George 5 days b Caddingfoot, SEL; Sister Jane MITCHELL 21 b Lands, ROX
Place: Hownam, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Alexander FORTUNE, 38, farm worker ag lab b Tranent, Haddington(East Lothian), wife Jessie, 36, b Melrose ROX. Children: Alexander, 16, farm serv, b Melrose, ROX; Richard, 14, farms erv b Stow, Edin.; Walter Fairbairn FORTUNE, 13, farm serv, b Yarrow; James Mitchell, 11, scholar, b Yarrow; George, scholar, 10, b Yarrow; Jessie, 8, scholar, Stow; Andrew Park, 5, scholar, b Melrose; Elizabeth Park, 3, b Oxnam; Archibald Fairbairn, 1 b Legerwood, BEW.: Date: 1891
Note: FORTUNE: Jessie, head, widow, 46 b Melrose, ROX; Children: Alexander 26 ag lab b Melrose, ROX; George 19 ag lab b Selkirk, SEL; Jessie 17 farm serv b Stow, Edin.; Andrew P 15 farm serv b Melrose, ROX; Elizabeth P 13 scholar b Oxnam, ROX; Archibald F 11 scholar b Legerwood, BEW; John 6 scholar b Maxton, ROX; William 4 b Stow, Edin (bottom of page, didn't check the next one)
Date: 31 MAR 1901
Place: Linton, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: FORTUNE: Jessie 55 b Melrose, ROX; Children: Alexander 35 ag lab ploughman b Melrose, ROX; Elizabeth P 23 outworker on farm b Oxnam, ROX; Archibald F 21 ag lab ploughman b Legerwood, BEW; John F 15 ord ag lab b Maxton, ROX; Jessie FOWLER (dtr) 27 outworker on farm b Stow, MLN; Grddtr Jessie C FOWLER, 1mth b Linton, ROX
Note: date/place from igi: Alexander FORTUNE to Jessie ORMISTON (not indexed as Jessie FAIRBAIRN). Cert: 20 May 1864 at Hawhead, Selkirk (United Pres. Ch), Alexander FORTUNE, 20, ploughman, bachelor, s/o Alexander FORTUNE and Elizabeth PARK, mar. Jessie ORMISTON, 19, dom serv, spinster, d/o Andrew ORMISTON, dec. (NB chr on igi has father as Robert, not Andrew) and Jane FAIRBAIRN. Wit: Richard PARK and Alexander STURROCK. MIn. Rev John LAWSON.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jessie by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jessie: