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Janet Scott (abt. 1787 - aft. 1851)

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Janet Scott
Born about in ROX, SCTmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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This biography is mainly a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


This Archibald has been shown as the son of Archibald Fairbairn and Mary Grierson. I (Lorna) believe he belongs with Archibald and Alison because: - the naming pattern of the children of Archibald and Janet
- closer dna matches between proven descendants of Archibald and Janet, Archibald's brother David, and of his nephew Walter.

In addition, Archibald and Mary would have had rather a hard time fitting him in between their other children.
Given these, and other dna results, the families are however highly likely to be reasonably closely related, forming a sub lineage of the overall matching Borders FAIRBAIRNs that the FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA project shows as being related.


Date: ABT 1787
Place: St Boswells, , Roxburghshire, Scotland[1]
Date: ABT 1801
Place: , , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: 1841 cen., well shy of actual[2]


Date: BET 1851 AND 1855
Note: Not: Dist 775 #126 Galashiels 1874, Janet FAIRBAIRN aged 72, and as she is the only Janet SCOTT/FAIRBAIRN in the index to 1876, I assume Janet died prior to civil registration[3][4]


Reference: 14250

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 04 DEC 2012

Prior to import, this record was last changed 04 DEC 2012 .


Husband: Archibald Fairbairn
Wife: Janet Scott
Child: Jan Fairbairn
Child: Helen Fairbairn
Child: Archibald Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Child: Alison Fairbairn
Child: Walter Fairbairn
Child: Margaret Fairbairn
Child: Jeany Fairbairn
Child: Catharine Fairbairn
Date: 01 APR 1810
Place: St Boswells, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: OPR and igi only give A., but subsequent children's christenings give Archibald as father, so I assume it was Archibald who married Janet[5]


Date: 07 JUN 1841
Place: Greenwells Glenburney, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note: Archibald, ag. lab. 50, not b. cty, Janet 40, b cty. Assumed children: John 20, joiner; Helen 25, Walter 15, ag lab; Catharine 12, all but John b cty.[6]


  • WikiTree profile Scott-3748 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.
  • Source: S1232 Title: DC CHISHOLM (nee FAIRBAIRN)Alison; 1876; d/o Arch. F/Janet SCOTT, Record Type: death, Name Of Person: Alison CHISHOLM (nee FAIRBAIRN), Number: Dist 799/#36 Abbreviation: Dth 1876 Alison CHISHOLM (nee FAIRBAIRN), Darnick, Melrose, ROX 799 #36 Publication: 16 Apr 1876
  • Source: S1406 Title: CENSUS: 1841 Borders, Scotland, Record Type: Census, Location: Borders, Scotland, Record Info: LDS Film Abbreviation: Borders: 1841 CENSUS Publication: 1841 Note: ROX: Morebattle, Oxnam, Roxburgh, St Boswells, Smailholm, Southdean and Abbotsrule, Sprouston, Wilton, Melrose and Minto.
  • Source: S1771 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL, Address: Edinburgh, Scotland, Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL Author: Susan A McLEOD (30189) Recipient: Lorna
  • Source: S203 Title: 1851 Census for Scotland, Record Type: Census transcripts, Location: Scotland, Record Info: via Abbreviation: Census: 1851 Scotland via Ancestry Publication: 1851 Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Name: Address: Country: USA
  • Source: S620 Title: OPR INDEX: Roxburghshire, Scotland; New Register House, Edinburgh, Subject: Births marriages OPR index, Location: Roxburghshire, Scotland Abbreviation: Roxburghshire, Scotland: OPR INDEX
  • Source: S888 Title: IGI: FAIRBAIRN extract, Subject: FAIRBAIRN Abbreviation: FAIRBAIRN IGI extract 1993/4 Publication: 1993 & 1994 addenda
  1. Source: #S203 Page: Morebattle, Roxburghshire, reg 804 ED 3 Pg 6, hsehold of Walter FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2012
  2. Source: #S888
  3. Source: #S1232
  4. Source: #S1771 Page: 1851 ROX census, rcvd May 2002
  5. Source: #S620
  6. Source: #S1406 Page: Melrose Dist 6 p14


Thank you to Lorna Henderson for creating WikiTree profile Scott-7454 through the import of FairbairnArchibaldScottJanet3Gen4WikiTreeJun2013PlaceUpdated.ged on Jun 26, 2013, and merging it with Scott-3748.

Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Lorna and others.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Janet 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 Janet:

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Janet is 28 degrees from Walter Morrison, 30 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 24 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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