• Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

    Cary Grant
  • Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

    E. B. White
  • I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

    e. e. cummings
  • What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

    — Saint Augustine
  • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

    Mark Twain
  • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • If two things look the same, look for differences. If they look different, look for similarities.

    John Cardinal
  • In theory, there is no difference. In practice, there is.

    — Anonymous
  • Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    John Adams
  • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • History - what never happened described by someone who wasn't there

    — ?Santayana?
  • What's a "trice"? It's like a jiffy but with three wheels

    — Last of the Summer Wine
  • Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened

    — Terry Pratchett
  • I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

    — Terry Pratchett
  • .. we were trained to meet any new situation by reorganising; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illuson of progress

    — Petronius (210 BC)
  • The time we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains

    — Proust
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

    William J. H. Boetcker
  • Only a genealogist thinks taking a step backwards is progress

    — Lorna 1992
  • No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

    — George Bernard Shaw
  • A TV remote is female: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

    — Anon
  • Hammers are male: Because in the last 5000 years they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

    — Anon
  • The right thing to do is to do nothing, the place to do it is in a place of concealment and the time to do it is as often as possible.

    — Tony Cook "The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs"
initially at Kelso (marr. 1704)
See the earlier individuals' pages for assumptions as to relationships.
Lineage 1b4b consists of those sharing both 570=18 and CDYb = 37.
A confirming dna signature for others in these lines to help pinpoint their place in the jigsaw would be good.
Charts only show those I have researched, only descendants still with the surname FAIRBAIRN, and their spouses, and usually only deceased FAIRBAIRN family members. Exceptions include direct lines down to researchers included elsewhere on the site, or for DNA project participants who have agreed to be shown in the latter project. Should you wish to be included in your relevant chart, please contact the webmistress, using the link in the page footer.
So, in general, charts are by no means complete. Please refer further queries to the researcher(s) listed for the line.
Where there is doubt, conflicting evidence for relationships, or additional published information exists, this is usually discussed on the appropriate person's page, follow the link and make up your mind from the information and sources shown.
DNA Tested line
  • Francis0 Fairbairn (say 1680 - )
    • Agnes Dickieson (say 1680 - )
      • James1 Fairbairn (circa Nov 1705 - )
        • Margaret Learmonth (say 1706 - )
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Feb 1736 - )
          • James2 Fairbairn (Apr 1738 - bet. 1740 - 1747)
          • Francis2 Fairbairn (May 1740 - )
          • Margaret2 Fairbairn (Mar 1744 - )
          • James2 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1747 - )
            • Christian Jerdan (say 1745 - )
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (Feb 1771 - )
              • Charles3 Fairbairn (Feb 1774 - May 1839)
                • Agnes Mark (circa 1770 - Mar 1855)
                  • James4 Fairbairn (May 1796 - Jun 1869)
                    • Isabella Young (circa 1801 - bet. 1851 - 1869)
                      • Agnes5 Fairbairn (circa Oct 1825 - )
                      • Mary5 Fairbairn (circa 1828 - aft. 1851)
                      • Elizabeth5 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1829 - )
                      • Margaret5 Fairbairn (circa 1834 - aft. 1881)
                        • David Mathieson (circa 1832 - aft. 1881)
                  • Alison4 Fairbairn (Jun 1798 - 1873)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (Sep 1800 - 1832)
                    • Agnes Paterson (say 1800 - bet. 1831 - 1841)
                      • Charles5 Fairbairn (circa 1830 - Dec 1876)
                        • Violet Ballantyne (circa 1845 - bet. 1891 - 1899)
                          • Violet6 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - Apr 1923)
                          • William6 Fairbairn (Jan 1856 - 1858)
                          • John6 Fairbairn (May 1859 - aft. 1901)
                            • Agnes Dickson (circa 1866 - aft. 1901)
                          • Charles6 Fairbairn (Sep 1861 - Sep 1922)
                          • Agnes P.6 Fairbairn (Nov 1867 - 1868)
                      • John5 Fairbairn (Jul 1831 - Dec 1904)
                        • Grace Dewar (circa 1830 - 1916)
                          • Agnes P.6 Fairbairn (Feb 1858 - )
                          • William6 Fairbairn (Nov 1859 - aft. 1881)
                          • Margaret6 Fairbairn (Aug 1861 - )
                          • Alexander D.6 Fairbairn (Nov 1863 - aft. 1901)
                            • Mary Telfer (circa 1869 - aft. 1901)
                          • Alison6 Fairbairn (Feb 1866 - aft. 1881)
                          • Isabella6 Fairbairn (Jun 1869 - aft. 1881)
                          • Grace6 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - 1962)
                            • James Ballantyne (1862 - 1937)
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (Oct 1802 - )
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (Sep 1804 - Jun 1848)
                    • Elspeth Ledgerwood (circa 1808 - Mar 1848)
                      • Charles5 Fairbairn (Dec 1827 - aft. 1874)
                        • Christina Wallace (circa 1832 - aft. 1874)
                          • John6 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1874)
                          • William6 Fairbairn (Aug 1855 - aft. 1901)
                            • Isabella Harper (circa 1854 - aft. 1901)
                              • Charles7 Fairbairn (circa 1875 - aft. 1901)
                              • Agnes7 Fairbairn (circa 1877 - aft. 1881)
                              • Christina7 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - aft. 1881)
                          • Robert6 Fairbairn (Oct 1857 - )
                      • John5 Fairbairn (Dec 1829 - )
                      • Robert Y.5 Fairbairn (circa 1833 - aft. 1861)
                      • Agnes5 Fairbairn (Jul 1837 - Aug 1887)
                        • James Brunton (circa 1836 - )
                      • John5 Fairbairn (circa 1845 - aft. 1901)
                        • Jessie Cowie (circa 1850 - aft. 1881)
                          • Agnes6 Fairbairn (Dec 1872 - aft. 1891)
                          • Elspeth6 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - aft. 1901)
                          • Robert6 Fairbairn (circa 1878 - aft. 1901)
                          • William6 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - aft. 1901)
                          • Thomas W.6 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - Jan 1957)
                            • Marion UnknownSurname (circa 1887 - aft. 1957)
                          • Jessie6 Fairbairn (circa 1885 - aft. 1901)
                          • John6 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - aft. 1901)
                  • John4 Fairbairn (Feb 1807 - circa 1837)
                    • Margaret Lumsden (circa 1811 - aft. 1841)
                      • Charles5 Fairbairn (circa 1831 - aft. 1891)
                        • Evelina Carter (circa 1840 - )
                      • Jessie5 Fairbairn (circa 1833 - Aug 1899)
                        • John Thomson (circa 1831 - )
                  • Thomas4 Fairbairn (Jul 1809 - aft. 1881)
                    • Ann Hamilton (circa 1806 - aft. 1881)
                      • Agnes5 Fairbairn (circa 1840 - aft. 1871)
                      • George H.5 Fairbairn (circa 1842 - 1872)
                        • Mary Norrie (circa 1839 - 1905)
                          • George H.6 Fairbairn (May 1865 - 1870)
                          • Thomas C.6 Fairbairn (Sep 1867 - 1870)
                          • Theodore N.6 Fairbairn (Apr 1871 - Sep 1908)
                  • Christian4 Fairbairn (Jul 1812 - aft. 1855)
                  • Charles4 Fairbairn (Aug 1814 - Nov 1892)
                    • Catherine McNab (circa 1821 - Sep 1849)
                      • Charles5 Fairbairn (circa 1844 - bet. Jan 1883 - Mar 1883)
                        • Emma Bastow (bet. Mar 1853 - Jun 1853 - aft. 1901)
                          • Thomas C.6 Fairbairn (Mar 1874 - Jan 1978)
                            • Antoinette Seiteran (circa 1877 - Feb 1953)
                          • Robert W.6 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1883 - Jun 1883 - aft. 1911)
                            • Grace M. Dawson (circa 1881 - )
                      • William5 Fairbairn (circa 1847 - aft. 1910)
                        • Jessie J. Jackson (circa 1847 - aft. 1910)
                          • Robert6 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1910)
                            • Janet S. Renton (circa 1888 - aft. 1910)
                              • William7 Fairbairn
                                • Helen Wilson (circa 1914 - )
                          • John J.6 Fairbairn (Nov 1884 - Jun 1966)
                            • Lillias R. Russell (Jan 1891 - Jun 1972)
                              • John J.7 Fairbairn (Jun 1918 - Nov 2006)
                                • Bessie Robertson (Feb 1913 - Oct 1995)
                          • Harry6 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - aft. 1901)
                      • Jane W.5 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - )
                    • Elizabeth Elliot (circa 1825 - Jul 1892)
                      • James5 Fairbairn (Jul 1851 - Aug 1885)
                        • Janet T. Lourie (Dec 1852 - Aug 1908)
                          • Charles J. S.6 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1876 - Jun 1876 - Aug 1897)
                          • Maggie S.6 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1879 - Dec 1879 - Jan 1907)
                            • Andrew Ormiston (Feb 1864 - Dec 1952)
                      • Robert5 Fairbairn (circa 1853 - Oct 1885)
                      • Isabella5 Fairbairn (circa 1855 - )
                      • Agnes5 Fairbairn (Jul 1856 - Feb 1860)
                      • John5 Fairbairn (Aug 1858 - aft. 1901)
                        • Mary Hislop (circa 1860 - aft. 1901)
                      • Thomas5 Fairbairn (May 1861 - aft. 1901)
                        • Eliza McArthur (circa 1856 - )
                          • Thomas6 Fairbairn
                      • George5 Fairbairn (Apr 1863 - )
                      • Henry5 Fairbairn (May 1865 - aft. 1911)
                        • Agnes A. Kemp (circa 1860 - )
                          • Helen M.6 Fairbairn (circa 1896 - )
                            • Peter Scott
                      • Alexander5 Fairbairn (Mar 1867 - aft. 1901)
                        • Catherine Brown (circa 1869 - aft. 1901)
                          • Charles6 Fairbairn (circa 1900 - aft. 1901)
                      • David5 Fairbairn (Sep 1869 - aft. 1909)
                        • Jane H. Hislop (circa 1880 - )
                          • Thomas6 Fairbairn (say 1905 - )
                          • William J.6 Fairbairn
                            • Janet Darling (say 1905 - bet. 1931 - 1952)
                      • Mark E.5 Fairbairn (Feb 1873 - aft. 1901)
                  • John F.4 Fairbairn (1815 - )
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1775 - bet. 1775 - 1782)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Apr 1778 - )
                • Maitland Bird (say 1770 - )
                  • James4 Fairbairn (Mar 1797 - )
                  • Elizabeth4 Fairbairn (Aug 1799 - )
                  • Margaret4 Fairbairn (Aug 1802 - Jul 1855)
                    • William Steele (Oct 1804 - Dec 1884)
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (Jul 1808 - aft. 1870)
                    • Jane Gray (circa 1817 - aft. 1870)
                      • Margaret5 Fairbairn (circa 1839 - aft. 1860)
                      • Maitland5 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1840 - aft. 1860)
                      • Isabella5 Fairbairn (circa 1844 - aft. 1860)
                      • Elizabeth5 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - aft. 1860)
                      • James5 Fairbairn (circa 1848 - aft. 1870)
                      • William5 Fairbairn (circa 1855 - aft. 1870)
                  • Christian4 Fairbairn (Oct 1813 - )
              • Francis3 Fairbairn (Apr 1780 - )
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1782 - )
              • Christian3 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1784 - )
      • Alison1 Fairbairn (Apr 1709 - )
      • Margaret1 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1711 - )
DNA Tested line