• 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"
Ednam, Roxburghshire (marr. abt 1785)
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.

The DNA tested descendant of James & Agnes shows as an exact match (67/67) to both the descendant of James & Isabel (TAIT) FAIRBAIRN at West Morriston, Legerwood, and to the descendant of John & Helen (ATCHESON) FAIRBAIRN at Greenlaw; Also a 66/67 match to the descendant of James & Elizabeth (PURVES) FAIRBAIRN at Hallyburton, now numbered as Lineage 1b2, the lineages closest to the modal for all of the Lineage 1 FAIRBAIRNs.
Unfortunately, paper trails to link them all are not yet found.
DNA Tested Line
  • James0 Fairbairn (m. Agnes LINDSAY) (say 1760 - )
    • Agnes Lindsay (say 1760 - )
      • Thomas1 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1786 - Aug 1870)
        • Helen McLean (circa 1796 - aft. 1851)
          • James2 Fairbairn (circa May 1822 - Dec 1890)
            • Euphemia Reid (circa 1820 - Jan 1892)
              • Mary3 Fairbairn (circa 1844 - )
                • Michael Culbertson (circa 1845 - )
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (circa 1845 - aft. 1891)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (circa 1847 - )
                • James Nichol (circa 1847 - aft. 1878)
              • Agnes3 Fairbairn (circa Jun 1850 - aft. 1851)
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa 1853 - aft. 1901)
                • Margaret Hall (circa 1849 - aft. 1901)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (circa 1892 - aft. 1901)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Mar 1857 - aft. 1892)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Aug 1859 - aft. 1907)
                • Mary B. McLellan (circa 1861 - aft. 1907)
                  • Roderick J.4 Fairbairn (1884 - aft. 1907)
                    • Maggie J. Hall (circa 1879 - aft. 1907)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (Jun 1862 - )
              • Euphemia3 Fairbairn (Jul 1865 - Jan 1942)
          • William2 Fairbairn (circa 1826 - circa 1850)
            • Charlotte Lindsay (circa 1828 - )
              • James3 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - aft. 1851)
      • Alexander1 Fairbairn (Dec 1788 - bet. 1851 - 1855)
        • Isabella Atcheson (circa 1791 - Jan 1871)
          • Alexander2 Fairbairn (circa 1812 - Oct 1890)
            • Margaret Watson (circa 1805 - Apr 1877)
              • Alexander3 Fairbairn (circa 1835 - May 1891)
                • Isabella Renton (circa 1834 - 1883)
                  • Margaret4 Fairbairn (Mar 1865 - aft. 1881)
                  • Isabella4 Fairbairn (Sep 1866 - )
                  • Thomas A.4 Fairbairn (Dec 1868 - Dec 1915)
                    • Marion Torrance (say 1870 - aft. 1915)
                      • Alexander5 Fairbairn (circa 1899 - aft. 1915)
                  • Catherine4 Fairbairn (Nov 1870 - aft. 1909)
                    • Thomas W. Riddell (circa 1873 - aft. 1909)
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (Jan 1873 - Nov 1950)
                    • Christina Robertson (circa 1876 - bet. 1911 - 1950)
                      • Alexander R.5 Fairbairn (circa 1903 - 1979)
                      • John R.5 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1905 - Jun 1905 - 1965)
                      • Annabel M.5 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1907 - Mar 1907 - aft. 1911)
                      • Sir Robert5 Fairbairn (Sep 1910 - Mar 1988)
                        • Sylvia L. Coulter Lady Fairbairn (say 1910 - Mar 2001)
                  • Walter4 Fairbairn (circa 1877 - Jan 1958)
                    • Janet Hay (circa 1882 - aft. 1905)
                      • Alexander5 Fairbairn
              • Catherine3 Fairbairn (May 1837 - Oct 1882)
                • Andrew H. Waugh (circa 1836 - Jul 1902)
              • Walter3 Fairbairn (Aug 1839 - Dec 1899)
                • Mary Scott (circa 1845 - aft. 1901)
                  • Isabella4 Fairbairn (circa 1875 - Mar 1947)
                    • Adam Edgar (say 1870 - )
                  • Margaret W.4 Fairbairn (circa 1877 - aft. 1904)
                  • Alexander4 Fairbairn (Feb 1879 - )
                    • Ethel M. Browner
                  • William4 Fairbairn (circa 1882 - aft. 1901)
                  • Catherine4 Fairbairn (circa 1885 - aft. 1891)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (circa Oct 1814 - Jan 1883)
            • Christian Mason (bef. 1817 - bef. 1841)
              • Alexander3 Fairbairn (Jan 1837 - aft. 1881)
                • Isabella Currie (circa 1844 - aft. 1881)
                  • Thomas4 Fairbairn (Apr 1860 - bet. Mar 1933 - Jun 1933)
                    • Eleanor Storey (circa 1862 - aft. 1918)
                      • Thomas5 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1887 - Jun 1887 - aft. 1901)
                      • Catherine S. H.5 Fairbairn (circa 1889 - aft. 1901)
                        • Roy Campbell (say 1889 - )
                      • Henry A.5 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1890 - Sep 1890 - Oct 1918)
                        • Miriam UnknownSurname (say 1890 - )
                          • Ralph6 Fairbairn (circa 1915 - circa 1937)
                      • Ralph W.5 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1895 - Sep 1895 - Dec 1914)
                      • George A.5 Fairbairn (Feb 1898 - circa 1973)
                        • Mary E. Reece (bef. 1901 - )
                          • David I.6 Fairbairn (Dec 1923 - May 2005)
                      • Alexander S.5 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1901 - Dec 1901 - aft. 1980)
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (Jun 1862 - Aug 1866)
                  • Jane4 Fairbairn (Sep 1864 - aft. 1881)
                  • Alexander4 Fairbairn (Jun 1866 - 1885)
                  • Isabella4 Fairbairn (circa 1869 - aft. 1881)
                  • Elizabeth4 Fairbairn (circa 1873 - aft. 1881)
                  • George4 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - aft. 1881)
                  • Harriet4 Fairbairn (circa 1879 - aft. 1881)
                  • Barbary4 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - aft. 1881)
            • Margaret Henderson (Feb 1810 - )
              • George3 Fairbairn (May 1844 - aft. 1896)
                • Margaret Stavert (circa 1846 - aft. 1896)
                  • Mary4 Fairbairn (Aug 1870 - Mar 1888)
                  • Thomas4 Fairbairn (May 1872 - aft. 1901)
                    • Jessie W. Dickie (circa 1873 - aft. 1901)
                  • Margaret4 Fairbairn (Jun 1874 - )
                    • David M. May (1874 - )
                  • George4 Fairbairn (circa 1877 - )
                  • Mark4 Fairbairn (circa 1879 - )
                  • Christina S.4 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - )
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (Feb 1846 - aft. 1881)
                • John Miller (circa 1845 - )
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Jan 1850 - Apr 1924)
                • Annie Buckham (Dec 1853 - May 1937)
                  • James4 Fairbairn F.S.A (Scot) (circa 1889 - Jan 1960)
              • Isabella3 Fairbairn (Jul 1853 - aft. 1891)
          • Jane2 Fairbairn (bef. 1815 - )
            • James Hill (Jan 1811 - )
          • James2 Fairbairn (circa 1815 - aft. 1851)
          • Isabella2 Fairbairn (circa 1821 - aft. 1865)
            • William Hill (circa Aug 1817 - 1862)
            • William Gallop (say 1840 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (Oct 1824 - May 1907)
            • Margaret Deans (circa Mar 1832 - Oct 1917)
              • Alexander3 Fairbairn (Jul 1857 - Mar 1925)
                • Elizabeth Williams (say 1857 - )
              • Jessie3 Fairbairn (circa 1858 - aft. 1861)
              • James D.3 Fairbairn (Sep 1862 - Jul 1930)
                • Elizabeth Howatt (Nov 1865 - Jun 1941)
                  • Margaret C.4 Fairbairn (Aug 1896 - )
                    • ?
                      • Betty L.5 Coutts
                    • Horace Edwards (circa 1898 - )
                  • Stanley A.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1898 - 1985)
                  • William J.4 Fairbairn (Dec 1900 - 1985)
                  • John A. H.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1907 - 1970)
              • Isabell3 Fairbairn (circa 1864 - aft. 1871)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Aug 1866 - Jul 1930)
                • Martha E. Richardson (Jul 1876 - aft. 1907)
                  • Dora E.4 Fairbairn (May 1897 - )
                  • Margaret R.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1898 - )
                  • Lean G.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1900 - )
                  • Myrtle I.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1904 - )
                  • Della I.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1907 - )
              • William J.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1869 - 1934)
                • Elizabeth Ritchie (Dec 1868 - )
                  • Lloyd B.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1895 - )
                  • Earl R.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1896 - )
                    • Vida UnknownSurname (say 1895 - )
                      • Raymond E.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1917 - Aug 1986)
                  • Stanley C.4 Fairbairn (Dec 1897 - aft. 1911)
                  • Leola M.4 Fairbairn (Dec 1900 - )
              • Robert D.3 Fairbairn (Mar 1875 - Jan 1937)
                • Christina M. Miller (1874 - 1962)
                  • Harold A.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1896 - )
                  • Frederick J.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1901 - 1982)
                  • Logan M.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1905 - )
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (say 1825 - aft. 1871)
          • Agnes2 Fairbairn (circa 1829 - aft. 1841)
          • Helen2 Fairbairn (circa 1831 - Mar 1906)
            • Andrew Jamieson (circa 1828 - bet. 1881 - 1891)
DNA Tested Line