• 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"
Nenthorn (marr. 1796, Jane of Melrose)

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.
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  • George0 Fairbairn (m. Jane LAW) (say 1770 - bet. 1815 - 1851)
    • Jane Law (circa 1781 - aft. 1861)
      • George1 Fairbairn (Apr 1799 - Feb 1885)
        • Margaret Lough (circa 1798 - bet. Jan 1883 - Mar 1883)
          • George2 Fairbairn (Jan 1820 - Sep 1849)
          • Adam2 Fairbairn (Apr 1821 - Dec 1876)
            • Elizabeth Piercy (circa 1825 - aft. 1881)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Mar 1847 - aft. 1911)
                • Elizabeth Grieve (circa 1842 - aft. 1901)
                  • Agnes4 Fairbairn (Mar 1870 - aft. 1881)
                  • Elizabeth4 Fairbairn (May 1872 - aft. 1881)
                  • Isabella4 Fairbairn (Apr 1874 - aft. 1891)
                  • Walter G.4 Fairbairn (circa 1878 - 1930)
                  • George W.4 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1944)
                    • Isabella Weir (say 1890 - )
                      • Janet C.5 Fairbairn
              • Adam3 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - bet. 1882 - 1891)
                • Agnes Grieve (circa 1853 - aft. 1901)
                  • Isabella A.4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1879 - Mar 1879 - aft. 1891)
                  • George J.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1883 - )
                    • Anne M. Sangster (circa 1878 - )
                      • George G. L.5 Fairbairn (May 1912 - Apr 1992)
                      • Grace5 Fairbairn (circa Oct 1916 - )
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1850 - aft. 1881)
                • Christina Marshall (circa 1851 - aft. 1901)
                  • Adam G. P.4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1875 - Dec 1875 - aft. 1930)
                    • Jane L. Legg (circa 1880 - aft. 1920)
                      • Roy L.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1913 - Dec 1990)
                        • Beatrice M. Stromborn (1913 - 2005)
                  • John T.4 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1878 - Jun 1878 - aft. 1901)
              • Andrew3 Fairbairn (circa 1853 - aft. 1861)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1855 - Jun 1916)
                • Martha S. Baird (circa 1855 - bet. Mar 1892 - Jun 1892)
                  • Jane4 Fairbairn (circa 1884 - aft. 1891)
                  • Adam4 Fairbairn (circa 1885 - aft. 1891)
                  • Elizabeth4 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - aft. 1891)
                  • Andrew B.4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1888 - Dec 1888 - 1922)
                  • Martha A.4 Fairbairn (circa May 1890 - aft. 1891)
                • Isabella Dunn (circa 1860 - )
                  • Mary4 Fairbairn (circa 1895 - )
                  • William4 Fairbairn (circa 1897 - )
              • Daniel3 Fairbairn (circa 1858 - Aug 1882)
          • Archibald2 Fairbairn (Jan 1823 - bet. 1895 - 1900)
            • Janet Aitchison (circa 1829 - aft. 1895)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Apr 1850 - aft. 1900)
                • Susan Hamilton (circa 1850 - )
                  • Edward H.4 Fairburn (circa 1875 - )
                  • Frank A.4 Fairburn (Nov 1876 - aft. 1930)
                    • Cordelia Patterson (circa 1883 - )
                      • George P.5 Fairburn (circa 1913 - )
                      • Craig H.5 Fairburn (May 1922 - Apr 1998)
              • Agnes3 Fairbairn (May 1853 - aft. 1870)
              • Margaret J.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1855 - Jan 1855)
              • Isabella3 Fairbairn (Feb 1856 - aft. 1870)
              • William A.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1858 - aft. 1910)
                • Sarah L. UnknownSurname (Dec 1860 - aft. 1900)
              • Archibald E.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1870 - Apr 1871)
          • William2 Fairbairn (Dec 1824 - bet. Sep 1903 - Dec 1903)
            • Isabella Black (circa 1827 - aft. 1891)
              • Jane3 Fairbairn (circa 1855 - aft. 1881)
              • George3 Fairbairn (circa 1856 - aft. 1881)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (circa 1858 - aft. 1871)
              • Isabella3 Fairbairn (circa 1861 - aft. 1871)
              • Adam A.3 Fairbairn (Apr 1862 - Sep 1912)
                • Sarah J. Welsh (Nov 1868 - Dec 1936)
                  • William G.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1888 - Oct 1969)
                    • Elnora D. Coons (Dec 1890 - aft. 1930)
                      • Irma L.5 Fairbairn (May 1910 - Mar 2001)
                        • Cornel A. Hansen (say 1910 - Sep 1995)
                      • Wilbur D.5 Fairbairn (Jun 1912 - Oct 1969)
                  • Joseph I.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1890 - Dec 1900)
                  • Alice E.4 Fairbairn (circa 1893 - )
                  • Andrew H.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1894 - )
                    • Sadie M. Buchfinch (bef. 1904 - )
                      • George A.5 Fairbairn
                      • Robert F.5 Fairbairn
                      • Arnold A.5 Fairbairn
                      • Virgil D.5 Fairbairn
                  • Robert L.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1900 - 1974)
                    • Alice E. Jorgensen (Jan 1902 - )
                  • Elizabeth E.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1902 - )
                    • Bryan Jensen (bef. 1908 - Dec 1979)
              • William3 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1866 - Jun 1866 - bet. Jan 1924 - Mar 1924)
                • Isabella Lumsden (circa 1864 - aft. 1911)
                  • George W.4 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1893 - Jun 1893 - bet. Jun 1960 - Sep 1960)
                  • John J.4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1904 - Mar 1904 - aft. 1911)
              • Andrew3 Fairbairn (circa 1868 - aft. 1891)
              • Alice A.3 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1871 - aft. 1881)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa 1873 - aft. 1901)
          • Elizabeth2 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1827 - aft. 1871)
            • John Piercy (circa 1827 - )
              • Margaret3 Percy (circa Apr 1851 - )
          • Jean2 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1829 - Jan 1909)
            • Robert Fullerton (circa 1824 - )
          • Andrew2 Fairbairn (May 1831 - Mar 1879)
            • Mary Keillor (circa 1831 - Feb 1891)
              • Sarah M.3 Fairbairn (circa 1863 - Jan 1869)
              • George J.3 Fairbairn (circa 1865 - Jan 1869)
              • Jessie F.3 Fairbairn (Feb 1868 - Dec 1868)
              • Mary H.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1870 - )
          • Christian2 Fairbairn (Jul 1833 - aft. 1851)
          • Alison2 Fairbairn (Jun 1835 - aft. 1851)
          • Margaret2 Fairbairn (circa May 1837 - aft. 1861)
            • Richard Steward (circa 1835 - aft. 1861)
          • Ann C.2 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1840 - Jan 1879)
      • Archibald1 Fairbairn (May 1801 - circa Feb 1845)
        • Margaret Stevens (bet. 1801 - 1806 - )
          • George2 Fairbairn (bet. 1821 - 1826 - aft. 1841)
          • Christian2 Fairbairn (Mar 1823 - )
          • David2 Fairbairn (1826 - aft. 1881)
            • Isabella Trotter (circa 1826 - aft. 1891)
              • Agnes3 Fairbairn (Sep 1853 - aft. 1871)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (Nov 1855 - aft. 1881)
              • Mary T.3 Fairbairn (Dec 1857 - aft. 1881)
              • Martha J.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1860 - aft. 1881)
              • Isabella3 Fairbairn (Mar 1862 - aft. 1881)
              • Archibald3 Fairbairn (Jun 1864 - bet. Mar 1915 - Jun 1915)
                • Ellen T. Alty (bet. Jan 1885 - Mar 1885 - aft. 1911)
                  • Henry A.4 Fairbairn
              • Robert T.3 Fairbairn (Mar 1867 - Nov 1936)
                • Louisa A. Chisholm (circa 1867 - aft. 1901)
                  • Archibald D.4 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1900 - aft. 1936)
                  • Douglas C.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1904 - Feb 1987)
              • Georgina3 Fairbairn (Apr 1869 - aft. 1881)
          • Jean2 Fairbairn (circa 1829 - )
      • Margaret1 Fairbairn (circa 1814 - aft. 1861)
      • Andrew1 Fairbairn (Aug 1815 - Apr 1899)
        • Jane Douglas (circa 1814 - 1877)
          • George2 Fairbairn (circa 1834 - bet. 1891 - 1901)
            • Elizabeth (?) (circa 1833 - aft. 1891)
          • Andrew2 Fairbairn (circa 1840 - aft. 1851)
          • William2 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - aft. 1901)
            • Marjory Rae (circa 1846 - aft. 1915)
              • Mary3 Fairbairn (Nov 1871 - aft. 1891)
              • Jane3 Fairbairn (Sep 1873 - aft. 1881)
              • Margret3 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - aft. 1881)
              • Isabella3 Fairbairn (circa 1878 - aft. 1881)
              • Jannet3 Fairbairn (circa 1881 - aft. 1901)
              • Andrew3 Fairbairn (Aug 1884 - aft. 1919)
              • Robert R.3 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - aft. 1891)
          • Isabella2 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - aft. 1891)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1871)
          • Archibald2 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1871)