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Galashiels - Fairbairn
« on: Monday 17 March 08 12:33 GMT (UK) »
Any information on a Fairbairn family, William & Margaret (nee Scott) and children.
Married about 1777 Galashiels?  had 7 children born Bowden 1778-1788 then a Peter b.1792 and Margaret b. 1794 Galashiels, according to Peter's birth cert was Schoolmaster.

Have been unable to find a marriage on"scotlandspeople" and the LDS site for William & Margaret doesn't make any sense.

Can anyone throw any light on the above please.
Scottish Borders - Wait Binnie Aitchison Whitelaw Sligo Fairgrieve Fairburn Robinson Plenderlieth Robson Broadwith Park Dickie Kerr Wilson Lockie Oliver Brown Scott.
Ross & Cromarty, Forsyth Bain.
Kincardine, Forsyth Lownie.
Staffordshire - Smith Steele Hallmark Colclough Dunn Booth Frost.
Shropshire - Tennant.
Sheffield - Savage England Corn Trippett.
Lincolnshire - Savage Smalley Allitt Booth Addison Kirton.
Huntingdonshire - Corn Connington Randall Baxter Booth .

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Re: Galashiels - Fairbairn
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 March 08 22:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi Beckey,

It looks like there were two William Fairbairn/Margaret Scott families; one from 1751 to 1755 and another (yours) from 1778 to 1798. Only the first couple's (submitted) marriage is showing on the IGI. Here's your couple's children:

John, bapt. 3rd May 1778 Bowden
George, bapt. 21st May 1780 Bowden
James, bapt. 25th August 1782 Bowden
Janet, bapt. 27th May 1784 Bowden
Andrew, bapt. 9th April 1786 Bowden
Nelly, bapt. 2nd March 1788 Bowden
Isabel, bapt. 7th February 1790 Bowden
Peter, born 8th June 1792 Galashiels
Margaret, born 24th September 1794 Galashiels
Agnes, born 17th August 1798 Galashiels

hume24 :)

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Re: Galashiels - Fairbairn
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 March 08 10:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Hume 24,

Thanks for the reply, had all the bapt. bar Agnes, no wonder couldn't make sense of the marriage on LDS if there were 2 of them.
Scottish Borders - Wait Binnie Aitchison Whitelaw Sligo Fairgrieve Fairburn Robinson Plenderlieth Robson Broadwith Park Dickie Kerr Wilson Lockie Oliver Brown Scott.
Ross & Cromarty, Forsyth Bain.
Kincardine, Forsyth Lownie.
Staffordshire - Smith Steele Hallmark Colclough Dunn Booth Frost.
Shropshire - Tennant.
Sheffield - Savage England Corn Trippett.
Lincolnshire - Savage Smalley Allitt Booth Addison Kirton.
Huntingdonshire - Corn Connington Randall Baxter Booth .


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Re: Galashiels - Fairbairn
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 April 08 12:40 BST (UK) »
Beckey,

I've got an Agnes Fairbairn who was married to an Alexander or Thomas Prentice.  But no details, unfortunately.

They had a daughter named Agnes.  She married Thomas Oliver.

Any connection?

Regards,
Josephine
England: Barnett; Beaumont; Christy; George; Holland; Parker; Pope; Salisbury
Scotland: Currie; Curror; Dobson; Muir; Oliver; Pryde; Turnbull; Wilson
Ireland: Carson; Colbert; Coy; Craig; McGlinchey; Riley; Rooney; Trotter; Waters/Watters

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Re: Galashiels - Fairbairn
« Reply #4 on: Monday 07 April 08 14:33 BST (UK) »
Sorry no connection with either.
Scottish Borders - Wait Binnie Aitchison Whitelaw Sligo Fairgrieve Fairburn Robinson Plenderlieth Robson Broadwith Park Dickie Kerr Wilson Lockie Oliver Brown Scott.
Ross & Cromarty, Forsyth Bain.
Kincardine, Forsyth Lownie.
Staffordshire - Smith Steele Hallmark Colclough Dunn Booth Frost.
Shropshire - Tennant.
Sheffield - Savage England Corn Trippett.
Lincolnshire - Savage Smalley Allitt Booth Addison Kirton.
Huntingdonshire - Corn Connington Randall Baxter Booth .

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Re: Galashiels - Fairbairn
« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 April 08 23:31 BST (UK) »
Oh, well, thanks for your reply, Beckey!

Regards,
Josephine
England: Barnett; Beaumont; Christy; George; Holland; Parker; Pope; Salisbury
Scotland: Currie; Curror; Dobson; Muir; Oliver; Pryde; Turnbull; Wilson
Ireland: Carson; Colbert; Coy; Craig; McGlinchey; Riley; Rooney; Trotter; Waters/Watters

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Re: Galashiels - Fairbairn
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 December 08 09:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Beckey,
I've been looking at the family of Peter FAIRBAIRN, M.D. and his wife Mary Ann(e) FORREST, marr. Edinburgh Jun 1826.
In census data Peter states he was born Galashiels, and most of the census years put his age to be the son of William and Margaret (SCOTT) FAIRBAIRN (and one dtr was named Margaret Scott FAIRBAIRN, even if he didn't seem to name his first son William and follw the naming pattern.)
However, on his death cert, informant son David, either shows I've the wrong id, or that David just got the family history all mixed up, as it states Peter's father is Peter FAIRBAIRN, schoolmaster and Margaret m.s. ANDERSON!
I guess 3 (FAIRBAIRN, Schoolmaster, Margaret) out of 5 bits of information is a reasonable hit rate!
At least ANDERSON has a family connection in that it's Peter's grandmother's name.
Why am I looking?
I'm trying to find a male FAIRBAIRN descendant of William, Schoolmaster, and Margaret SCOTT to join the FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA project.
Not having much joy with Peter's family however, as so far I cannot find any of the sons beyond 1881, other than what looks like an unmarried William, aged 55, banker, living with his sisters Anne D(algleish), Catherine F(orrest), and Mary Ann, at 53 George Sq, Edinburgh.
In one census there were three grandchildren with Mary nee FORREST, all born Rio de Janiero, but I've not managed to pick them up anywhere else as yet.

Love to hear from anyone who can help, or any FAIRBAIRNs interested in joining the DNA project to help us sort out how all these families are related, as it is increasingly looking like the Roxburghshire FAIRBAIRNs mostly are connected somehow.

Regards (and Seasons Greetings)
Lorna
Administrator, FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project
http://worldfamilies.net/surnames/fairbairn/results
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ENG: Rowe, King, Barter, Andrews, Turnbull, Baty, Graham
NZ: Henderson, Andrews, Rowe, Turnbull
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Re: Galashiels - Fairbairn
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 27 December 08 11:44 GMT (UK) »
unfortunately can't really help, only had the children for william and margaret of which peter was one but no further details for any of them and my wife's connection was through a nelly b.1788 bowden.

willnot be carring on any further with tree, am going off line at end of month due to ill health
Scottish Borders - Wait Binnie Aitchison Whitelaw Sligo Fairgrieve Fairburn Robinson Plenderlieth Robson Broadwith Park Dickie Kerr Wilson Lockie Oliver Brown Scott.
Ross & Cromarty, Forsyth Bain.
Kincardine, Forsyth Lownie.
Staffordshire - Smith Steele Hallmark Colclough Dunn Booth Frost.
Shropshire - Tennant.
Sheffield - Savage England Corn Trippett.
Lincolnshire - Savage Smalley Allitt Booth Addison Kirton.
Huntingdonshire - Corn Connington Randall Baxter Booth .

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Re: Galashiels - Fairbairn
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 December 08 08:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Everyone,

I think William Fairbairn and Margaret Scott (m. 1750, Galashiels) are my direct ancestors via their son James (b. 1755), his son John (b. 1792), and his daughter Helen (b. 1826), who married into my Lockie line in 1854. Please see my tree at:
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/melocki/namedat/MelockiSurnames.html

I've not yet looked for William's or Margaret's baptism on SP.

Does this line up with Fairbairns on anyone else's tree ?

Regards, Chaltis
Lockie, Orr, Edgar, Chisholm, Scott, Fairbairn, Kennedy, Blackhall, Dobson, Stuart, Crosbie, Shiels, Mercer, Emond, Dunlop, Burden, Giles