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Charity (Walker) Fairbairn (1826 - 1900)

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Charity Fairbairn formerly Walker
Born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canadamap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Chatham, Ottawa River, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hawkesbury, Quebec, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Apr 2014
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Charity was born in 1826. Charity Walker ... She passed away in 1900. [1]


Name: Charity /Walker/ [2]


Date: 27 MAR 1826
Place: Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada
Note: mth/yr confirmed by 1900 census. Charity provides: "On the Walker farm on the seigneury 9 miles from Hawkesbury"[3][4][5][6]


Date: 20 NOV 1900
Place: Hawkesbury, Quebec, Canada [7][8][9]


Date: AFT 1845
Place: Hawkesbury, Prescott Co., Ontario, Canada
Note: "My earliest memories are of two homes, one on the main street which ran parallel to the Ottawa River for a mile and a half. The other was on the Snigh, as the Island was called. There were several small islands joined together by bridges to the French part. The lumber mill was on the Snigh and also the offices, the company store and the homes of the management. My Grandfather Fairbairn lived in one of these homes. It was a large house built of solid planks laid flat on each other making the walls about a foot thick."[10]


Husband: David Fairbairn
Wife: Charity Walker
Child: David Fairbairn
Date: 29 AUG 1845
Place: Chatham, Ottawa River, Ontario, Canada
Note: Entry reads: Marriage - David Fairbairn and Charity Walker having been regularly proclaimed and no objections offered were married by me at Chatham Ottawa River Canada West on this the twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Five; William Mair Minister of Grenville & Chatham Wit: George Laigth and Tho Higginson
NB family records seem to say 24th Aug[11][12][13][14][15]


Date: 1861
Place: Hawkesbury, Prescott Co., Ontario, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: David, 39, carpenter (Ross said farmer), Charity 35; Children: Agnes 14; Jane 12; Mary 10; Devizes, 8; Ann, 6; David 2 all b CW (i.e. Canada West, now Ontario).
Two hseholds away SMITH: David, Eliza, Gordon, Webster[16][17]
Date: 1871
Place: Hawkesbury Village, Prescott Co., Ontario, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: David aged 49, carpenter, born Ontario of Scottish origins, Presbyterian. Charity 45, Irish Origins, 6 children: Deaizes (? aka Diza), 18; Annie, 16; David, 12; Clarissa, 9; Jessie, 6; Angus, 3[18][19]
Date: 1891
Place: Hawkesbury Village, Dist of Prescott, Quebec, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: David 65 b ONT F b Scotland M b Ireland, Presb, carpenter; wife Charity 65 b ONT F/M b Ireland; Children: Jessie 25 sewing; William 16 both b ONT F/M b ONT; Grdson David 6 b USA F/M b ONT[20]


Reference: 30935


  1. Source: #S1 First-hand information as remembered/researched by Steven Trail, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
  2. Source: #S1744 Aug 2002
  3. Source: #S1741 From 1900 Menominee City Census, rcvd Feb 2003
  4. Source: #S1741 Sep 2002 Family tree
  5. Source: #S1744 Aug 2002
  6. Source: #S1741 Reminiscences of Charity Alice MANNING (nee RIGBY) of her life as she could recall at the age of 92, rcvd Mar 2003
  7. Source: #S1741 Sep 2002 Family tree
  8. Source: #S1744 Aug 2002
  9. Source: #S1704 Jan 2003
  10. Source: #S1741 Reminiscences of Charity Alice MANNING (nee RIGBY) of her life as she could recall at the age of 92, rcvd Mar 2003
  11. Source: #S1741 extracted Aug 2002
  12. Source: #S1744 Aug 2002 ex family records
  13. Source: #S2175 ex descendant chart found in Wellington Cty Archives, rcvd Feb 2003
  14. Source: #S1741 Reminiscences of Charity Alice MANNING (nee RIGBY) of her life as she could recall at the age of 92, rcvd Mar 2003
  15. Source: #S5 Marr. 29 Aug 1845 David FAIRBAIRN & Charity WALKER, by William MAIR Minister of Grenville & Chatham, from Protestants of Dist St Jermoe, Co Terrebonne, PQ, in Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, extracted Jan 2009
  16. Source: #S1704 From Census records 1851-1871 received Jan 2003
  17. Source: #S809 1861 Hawkesbury, Prescott, Ontario; Roll: C-1068, hsehold of David & Charity FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2009
  18. Source: #S1744 Oct 2002 ex Canadian census (Dist 075, Division 0 P57 Film C-10,010 - C-10,011 Ref RG31) Dwelling #179
  19. Source: #S809 1871 Hawkesbury Village, Prescott, ONT MFilm C-10010-C-10011Pg 57 hsehold of David FAIRBAIRN, extracted Mar 2008
  20. Source: #S809 1891 Hawkesbury Village, Dist of Prescott, ONT Dist 111 Archive roll T-6364 hsehold of David & Charity FAIRBAIRN, extracted Sep 2008
  • Source: S1 Entered by Steven Trail, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Source: S1704 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN: QUE/ONT ex Ross H (Oakville), Recipient: Lorna Henderson (NZ)
  • Source: S1741 Title: FT FAIRBAIRN, David & WALKER, Charity (& Emails) ex GSuddaby (BRC, CAN) Rootsweb, Recipient: Lorna Henderson (NZ)
  • Source: S1744 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN, David ex Douglas B, Recipient: Lorna Henderson
  • Walker-12840 was created by Lorna Henderson through the import of HendRichFBDNA4WTMay2014Final.ged on May 3, 2014 and merged May 2014 with Walker-1275 imported by Steven Trail, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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