• 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"
Melrose, then Norfolk (marr. 1824)
Our sole participant for this line, which was expected to match Lineage 1 (Haplogroup I1), proves to be Haplogroup R1b1 instead, without matching any of the other R1b1 FAIRBAIRNs as yet. They are therefore now shown as Lineage 2d.
A direct male line FAIRBAIRN representative from a line other than son Robert would be great to find, although it is a line that does appear to have died and/or "daughered" out.
Wonderful to be proven wrong.

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
  • Robert0 Fairbairn (circa 1801 - bet. Jun 1887 - Sep 1887)
    • Agnes Black (say 1805 - bet. 1831 - 1839)
      • Robert1 Fairbairn (circa 1827 - bet. Jan 1898 - Mar 1898)
        • Isabella Weaver (circa 1831 - aft. 1901)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1854 - Sep 1854 - bet. Jun 1924 - Sep 1924)
            • Abigail Kiddell (circa 1861 - )
              • Caroline3 Fairbairn (circa 1878 - aft. 1891)
          • James W.2 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1861 - bet. Mar 1928 - Jun 1928)
            • Alice E. A. Austin (bet. Jun 1861 - Sep 1861 - aft. 1891)
              • Agnes A.3 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1883 - Sep 1883 - )
                • Charles Coding
              • William J. R.3 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1887 - Dec 1887 - bet. Jun 1953 - Sep 1953)
                • Maud Waite (circa 1889 - )
          • David2 Fairbairn (circa Jun 1870 - aft. 1903)
            • Eleanor Fair (circa 1870 - aft. 1903)
      • David1 Fairbairn (circa 1831 - May 1897)
        • Margaret Whillans (circa 1833 - aft. 1901)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (Jun 1855 - Oct 1919)
            • Mary J. Whitson (circa 1858 - Jul 1917)
              • David R.3 Fairbairn (circa 1889 - May 1918)
                • Annie Bell (circa 1889 - aft. 1909)
              • Robert W.3 Fairbairn (Apr 1894 - Jan 1950)
                • Beatrice McIntosh (circa 1896 - )
                  • Robert L.4 Fairbairn (1928 - Jul 1952)
          • Isabella2 Fairbairn (Mar 1858 - )
          • Agnes2 Fairbairn (circa 1860 - aft. 1871)
          • Jane2 Fairbairn (Apr 1862 - aft. 1891)
          • Elizabeth2 Fairbairn (Jun 1864 - aft. 1891)
            • George Butler (circa 1864 - )
              • George3 Fairbairn (Jun 1884 - aft. 1901)
          • William2 Fairbairn (Sep 1866 - bet. 1866 - 1871)
          • Jessie2 Fairbairn (Jun 1869 - aft. 1901)
          • William2 Fairbairn (Oct 1871 - Aug 1939)
          • Euphemia2 Fairbairn (Apr 1874 - aft. 1901)
          • David2 Fairbairn (1877 - aft. 1901)
    • Euphemia Robson (circa 1799 - Jan 1871)
DNA Tested Line