• 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"
(marr. 1687 Cockburnspath)
The FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA project is showing us that the representative from this line is spot on the modal for all of the matching haplogroup I1 FAIRBAIRNs to date (Feb 2013).

This line therefore currently looks like that from which all the others have sprung, not necessarily from the earliest known ancestors shown here, but at least from George's direct ancestors.

These Cockburnspath FAIRBAIRNs are a reasonsably well documented line. See the Links section for several far more complete trees than this one.
NB Tara's John & Jessie (PATERSON) FAIRBAIRN one is to an ancestry tree but the defunct geocities one may still be able to be found on oocities.
Additional direct male line representatives are still being sought to represent this line, and validate the dna signature.
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.

Duplicate
DNA Tested Line
  • George0 Fairbairn (say 1663 - )
    • Christian Bookles (say 1665 - )
      • Christian1 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1688 - )
      • Margaret1 Fairbairn (circa Nov 1691 - )
      • John1 Fairbarne (m. Helen GRIEVE) (1693 - )
        • Helen Grieve (say 1692 - )
          • James2 Fairbairn (Sep 1724 - )
          • Margaret2 Fairbairn (Dec 1729 - )
          • Christian2 Fairbairn (Sep 1730 - )
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1733 - )
          • David2 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1736 - )
            • Janet Bald (say 1736 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa May 1761 - )
                • Grizel Johnstone (1762 - )
                  • David4 Fairbairn (Jul 1787 - aft. 1851)
                    • Alison Anderson (circa 1788 - aft. 1851)
                      • John5 Fairbairn (circa 1809 - Feb 1885)
                        • Margaret Burgon (circa 1814 - aft. 1885)
                          • Peter6 Fairbairn (circa 1838 - Dec 1880)
                            • Elizabeth Runciman (circa May 1841 - 1925)
                              • Elizabeth7 Fairbairn (Aug 1860 - aft. 1881)
                              • John7 Fairbairn (Jun 1862 - bef. 1881)
                              • Walter7 Fairbairn (Apr 1864 - )
                                • Marion Wood (circa 1861 - )
                                  • David8 Fairbairn (circa 1891 - Nov 1957)
                                  • Walter R.8 Fairbairn (Nov 1892 - )
                              • Margaret7 Fairbairn (Apr 1866 - )
                              • Peter7 Fairbairn (Mar 1868 - )
                              • Alison7 Fairbairn (Apr 1870 - )
                              • Maria7 Fairbairn (circa 1873 - aft. 1881)
                              • David7 Fairbairn (Aug 1873 - )
                              • Ann7 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - aft. 1881)
                              • Jane7 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - aft. 1881)
                              • Paul7 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1881 - aft. 1881)
                          • William6 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1901)
                            • Grace Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1892)
                              • William7 Fairbairn (Dec 1891 - aft. 1901)
                      • Thomas5 Fairbairn (Oct 1812 - aft. 1851)
                        • Helen Anderson (circa 1815 - )
                          • Elizabeth6 Fairbairn (circa 1841 - bet. 1901 - 1956)
                            • Alexander Fairbairn (circa 1841 - bet. 1913 - 1956)
                              • Helen A.7 Fairbairn (Aug 1862 - aft. 1881)
                              • Walter7 Fairbairn (Jul 1864 - Mar 1913)
                                • Mary Tennant (circa 1870 - aft. 1920)
                                  • Annie S.8 Fairbairn (circa 1889 - aft. 1901)
                                  • William T.8 Fairbairn (1892 - aft. 1920)
                                    • Jessie S. Stoddart (circa 1895 - )
                                  • Thomas8 Fairbairn (circa 1895 - aft. 1901)
                                  • Elizabeth8 Fairbairn (circa 1898 - aft. 1901)
                              • Thomas7 Fairbairn (Mar 1866 - aft. 1901)
                              • Elisabeth W.7 Fairbairn (Apr 1868 - aft. 1881)
                              • David7 Fairbairn (Sep 1870 - Sep 1956)
                              • John7 Fairbairn (Jan 1873 - aft. 1881)
                              • Grace7 Fairbairn (circa 1877 - aft. 1881)
                          • Alison6 Fairbairn (Jan 1841 - aft. 1881)
                            • Alexander Aitcheson (circa 1840 - aft. 1881)
                          • David6 Fairbairn (circa 1845 - Oct 1881)
                            • Janet Mathison (say 1845 - aft. 1881)
                      • Paul5 Fairbairn (Sep 1815 - bet. Jan 1887 - Mar 1887)
                        • Barbara Blair (circa 1821 - bet. Sep 1897 - Dec 1897)
                          • James6 Fairbairn (circa 1851 - Dec 1887)
                            • Maria E. George (circa 1851 - aft. 1891)
                              • James G.7 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1880 - Mar 1880 - aft. 1911)
                                • Elizabeth Buckler (circa 1877 - aft. 1914)
                              • Bernard7 Fairbairn (Sep 1887 - bet. Mar 1969 - Jun 1969)
                                • Ethel E. Syer (say 1890 - )
                                  • Audrey J.8 Fairbairn (Sep 1920 - bet. Sep 1980 - Dec 1980)
                                    • Christopher S. Youd (Apr 1922 - Feb 2012)
                      • William5 Fairbairn (circa 1818 - bet. 1861 - 1876)
                        • Jane Burgon (circa 1821 - aft. 1876)
                          • Peter6 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - )
                            • Mary B. UnknownSurname (circa 1849 - )
                              • Peter7 Fairbairn (1887 - )
                              • George7 Fairbairn (say 1894 - )
                          • Grace6 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1892)
                            • William Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1901)
                      • James5 Fairbairn (circa 1820 - aft. 1861)
                        • Agnes Burgan (circa 1819 - aft. 1861)
                          • Thomas6 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - bef. 1950)
                            • Sarah Anderson (circa 1849 - bet. 1881 - 1950)
                              • James7 Fairbairn (Feb 1868 - aft. 1891)
                                • Elizabeth S. Pringle (circa 1861 - )
                              • David7 Fairbairn (circa 1877 - Jan 1950)
                              • Paul7 Fairbairn (say 1880 - aft. 1950)
                          • Peter6 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1861 - 1926)
                            • Margaret Rae (circa 1863 - 1950)
                              • James R.7 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - 1963)
                              • William7 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1901 - )
                      • Alexander5 Fairbairn (circa 1823 - aft. 1841)
                        • Janet (Fairbairn) (circa 1813 - )
                          • Alison6 Fairbairn (circa 1839 - )
                          • David6 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - )
                      • Walter5 Fairbairn (circa 1824 - Dec 1906)
                        • Isabella Mitchell (circa 1825 - 1907)
                          • Agnes6 Fairbairn (circa 1845 - aft. 1851)
                          • William6 Fairbairn (circa 1847 - aft. 1861)
                          • David6 Fairbairn (Dec 1849 - Dec 1849)
                          • Alice6 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1851 - aft. 1871)
                          • David6 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1871)
                          • Stewart6 Fairbairn (Jun 1855 - aft. 1879)
                          • John6 Fairbairn (Sep 1857 - 1858)
                          • Walter M.6 Fairbairn (May 1859 - Oct 1916)
                            • Barbara R. S. Scott (circa 1859 - aft. 1881)
                              • Walter M.7 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - aft. 1881)
                              • William S.7 Fairbairn (circa 1882 - aft. 1891)
                          • George6 Fairbairn (Jun 1862 - May 1921)
                          • James6 Fairbairn (May 1867 - aft. 1891)
                      • Christopher5 Fairbairn (circa 1825 - aft. 1871)
                        • Janet Robertson ( - bet. 1858 - 1862)
                          • David6 Fairbairn (Apr 1858 - aft. 1861)
                        • Mary Laurie (circa 1829 - aft. 1871)
                      • Alison5 Fairbairn (circa 1831 - aft. 1851)
                      • Grace5 Fairbairn (circa 1831 - aft. 1841)
                  • James4 Fairbairn (Oct 1793 - Jan 1875)
                    • Jane Anderson (Apr 1798 - Jan 1872)
                      • James5 Fairbairn (Feb 1822 - Oct 1870)
                        • Janet Paterson (circa 1820 - aft. 1871)
                          • Mary6 Fairbairn (1846 - )
                          • James6 Fairbairn (circa 1848 - Oct 1935)
                            • Alice Young (circa 1855 - bet. 1916 - 1935)
                              • James7 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - May 1953)
                              • Alexander Y.7 Fairbairn (circa 1878 - Mar 1947)
                                • Joan B. Middlemiss (Oct 1880 - Sep 1955)
                                  • James8 Fairbairn (Mar 1906 - Mar 1966)
                                    • Isabella S. Lothian (May 1906 - )
                                  • Mary R. B.8 Fairbairn (circa 1909 - Nov 1990)
                              • John7 Fairbairn (circa 1879 - aft. 1935)
                              • Helen7 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - aft. 1935)
                                • Joseph M. Taylor (say 1880 - )
                              • William T.7 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1935)
                              • Jessie P.7 Fairbairn (Oct 1884 - aft. 1935)
                                • John Williams (circa 1881 - aft. 1916)
                              • Alice Y.7 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - aft. 1935)
                                • John A. K. Murray (say 1887 - )
                              • Thomas7 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - bet. 1914 - 1918)
                              • Robert L.7 Fairbairn (Aug 1892 - aft. 1935)
                              • David7 Fairbairn (circa 1896 - aft. 1935)
                          • John S.6 Fairbairn (Feb 1850 - Oct 1881)
                            • Margaret Crow (circa Feb 1852 - )
                              • James7 Fairbairn (Mar 1873 - Dec 1952)
                                • Christina Wood (circa 1879 - aft. 1930)
                                  • John8 Fairbairn (circa 1900 - aft. 1920)
                                  • James8 Fairbairn (circa 1903 - aft. 1914)
                                  • George8 Fairbairn (circa 1905 - aft. 1914)
                                  • Edward H. W.8 Fairbairn (Sep 1908 - Jul 1945)
                                    • Charlotte G. Judd (Mar 1912 - Mar 1968)
                                      • Thomas E. W.9 Fairbairn
                                  • Thomas E.8 Fairbairn (Feb 1917 - Oct 2003)
                              • George C.7 Fairbairn (Oct 1874 - aft. 1911)
                                • Christianna M. Putt (circa 1875 - )
                                  • Elizabeth8 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1900 - 1983)
                                  • John S.8 Fairbairn
                                  • Margaret C.8 Fairbairn (1905 - 1975)
                                  • James P.8 Fairbairn (1907 - Feb 1965)
                                  • George8 Fairbairn (1909 - 1992)
                              • John7 Fairbairn (circa 1877 - )
                              • Thomas M.7 Fairbairn (1881 - )
                          • Thomas6 Fairbairn (May 1857 - )
                          • Janet6 Fairbairn (May 1860 - )
                      • Thomas5 Fairbairn (circa 1827 - Nov 1893)
                        • Jane Bamborough (circa 1828 - 1908)
                          • Thomas J.6 Fairbairn (circa 1869 - 1953)
                            • Jane M. Murray (circa 1872 - )
                              • Thomas J.7 Fairbairn (circa 1904 - )
                              • David P.7 Fairbairn (circa 1909 - )
                          • David P.6 Fairbairn (1874 - 1945)
                            • Mary J. W. MacLean (circa 1884 - )
                              • Kenneth M.7 Fairbairn (1918 - Feb 1944)
                      • David5 Fairbairn (circa 1829 - bet. 1861 - 1871)
                        • Joan Paterson (circa 1823 - )
                          • James6 Fairbairn (Nov 1855 - )
                      • Paul5 Fairbairn (Sep 1835 - Oct 1864)
                        • Julia Paterson (circa 1842 - )
                          • Joan6 Fairbairn (Jan 1859 - )
                          • James6 Fairbairn (Jan 1861 - aft. 1881)
                          • John6 Fairbairn (Mar 1863 - )
                          • Jane6 Fairbairn (Apr 1864 - )
                  • Alexander4 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1795 - aft. 1861)
                    • Janet Walton (circa 1799 - aft. 1861)
                      • Isaac5 Fairburn (circa 1829 - aft. 1851)
                      • Thomas5 Fairbairn (circa 1834 - aft. 1861)
                      • Walter5 Fairbairn (circa 1835 - aft. 1891)
                        • Hannah Reed (circa 1838 - aft. 1891)
                          • Walter6 Fairbairn (circa 1872 - aft. 1891)
                  • Walter4 Fairbairn (circa 1802 - aft. 1851)
                    • Elizabeth Wilson (circa 1806 - bet. 1851 - 1871)
                      • John5 Fairbairn (circa 1828 - Mar 1898)
                        • Margaret Nairn (say 1830 - )
                        • Catherine Bryden (circa 1824 - )
                          • Walter6 Fairbairn (Dec 1858 - )
                            • Margaret S. McArthur (circa 1861 - )
                              • John7 Fairbairn (circa 1889 - )
                      • Robert5 Fairbairn (circa 1832 - aft. 1851)
                      • Agnes5 Fairbairn (circa 1837 - )
                        • James Fratter (circa 1829 - )
                      • Alexander5 Fairbairn (circa 1841 - bet. 1913 - 1956)
                        • Elizabeth Fairbairn (circa 1841 - bet. 1901 - 1956)
                      • Paul5 Fairbairn (circa 1843 - )
                        • Alison Smith (circa 1844 - )
              • Helen3 Fairbairn (Nov 1764 - )
              • William3 Fairbairn (Mar 1767 - )
                • Janet Johnson (circa 1767 - )
                  • James4 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1804 - Feb 1887)
                    • Catherine Allan (circa 1808 - aft. 1887)
                      • William5 Fairbairn (Jun 1831 - aft. 1901)
                        • Christian Anderson (circa 1827 - aft. 1881)
                          • Margaret6 Fairbairn (Mar 1857 - bef. Aug 1858)
                          • Margaret6 Fairbairn (Aug 1858 - )
                          • James6 Fairbairn (Apr 1860 - Nov 1932)
                            • Jane Tait (circa 1859 - bet. 1901 - 1932)
                              • Mary7 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1901)
                              • William7 Fairbairn (circa 1885 - Jan 1929)
                                • Georgina Patterson (circa 1888 - Jul 1975)
                                  • William P.8 Fairbairn (circa 1910 - Jan 1999)
                                    • Janet B. Anderson (circa 1913 - Jan 1992)
                              • George A.7 Fairbairn (circa 1896 - aft. 1964)
                          • John6 Fairbairn (Apr 1862 - aft. 1911)
                            • Margaret Davidson (Dec 1862 - aft. 1911)
                              • William7 Fairbairn (circa 1888 - aft. 1911)
                              • Margaret G.7 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - aft. 1911)
                              • Christina7 Fairbairn (circa 1893 - aft. 1911)
                          • William6 Fairbairn (Aug 1864 - )
                          • Catherine6 Fairbairn (Sep 1866 - aft. 1881)
                          • Christina6 Fairbairn (Mar 1868 - aft. 1881)
                          • Mary6 Fairbairn (Oct 1870 - aft. 1901)
                      • Barbara5 Fairbairn (circa Jun 1833 - 1907)
                        • David Duncan (circa 1832 - aft. 1891)
                      • Peter5 Fairbairn (Jun 1835 - )
                        • Mary Allan (circa 1837 - aft. 1881)
                          • James6 Fairbairn (Aug 1864 - aft. 1901)
                            • Isabella Cairnie (circa 1865 - 1931)
                              • Peter7 Fairbairn (Jun 1897 - 1930)
                          • Robert6 Fairbairn (circa 1869 - aft. 1881)
                      • James5 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1837 - Sep 1887)
                      • Robert A.5 Fairbairn (Mar 1842 - Jun 1915)
                        • Jane Houlistan (circa 1840 - )
                          • Alice6 Fairbairn (Oct 1864 - )
                            • John Russell (circa 1864 - )
                          • James6 Fairbairn (1867 - Mar 1879)
                          • Samuel H.6 Fairbairn (1875 - 1944)
                            • Margaret Walker (circa 1876 - Aug 1899)
                              • Margaret M.7 Fairbairn (1899 - )
                            • Leena Fallowfield (1884 - )
                              • Allan E.7 Fairbairn (1912 - 1960)
                      • John5 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1843 - Jun 1927)
                        • Elizabeth McGregor (say 1845 - aft. 1927)
                          • William6 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1880 - aft. 1924)
                          • Thomas6 Fairbairn (circa 1888 - Oct 1918)
                      • Janet5 Fairbairn (Aug 1845 - )
                      • Mary5 Fairbairn (Mar 1848 - )
                      • Thomas5 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1852 - )
                        • Janet Hamilton (circa 1853 - )
                          • James6 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - Nov 1953)
                            • Helen Hamilton (circa 1891 - )
                          • Andrew6 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - aft. 1958)
                            • Alison Affleck (May 1886 - May 1958)
              • David3 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1769 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1743 - )
      • Alison1 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1696 - )
Duplicate
DNA Tested Line