• 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. 1800, Melrose, ROX)
Includes the line of Elliot & Mary (HOBKIRK) who emigrated to Ontario in 1855, which branch is unlikely to be a dna match with the other Borders FAIRBAIRNs as there is a matriarch at the top of that part of the tree.
There seems to be a dearth of direct male line candidates down from Robert to test any theories of where this line might fit. Love 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.
  • Robert0 Fairbairn (say 1776 - bet. 1821 - 1841)
    • Margaret Elliot (Dec 1778 - Jun 1821)
      • Robert1 Fairbairn (Jan 1801 - )
      • Isabel1 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1803 - Nov 1882)
        • ?
          • Elliot2 Fairbairn (May 1831 - Feb 1909)
            • Mary Hobkirk (Oct 1833 - Aug 1897)
              • Mary3 Fairbairn (Apr 1856 - Jun 1921)
                • Roger J. Pepper (circa 1855 - )
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa 1858 - aft. 1891)
                • Sarah Larmour (circa 1869 - aft. 1891)
                  • Elliot4 Fairbairn (Oct 1890 - aft. 1891)
              • Elliot3 Fairbairn (circa 1862 - aft. 1881)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Jul 1867 - aft. 1901)
                • Agnes Simmons (Feb 1861 - aft. 1901)
                  • Eliot4 Fairbairn (Aug 1892 - aft. 1915)
                    • Minnie Ostrander (circa 1897 - )
                  • William G.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1898 - 1980)
                    • Luella M. Greene (circa 1901 - 1935)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (Nov 1870 - aft. 1901)
                • James A. Bell (Dec 1868 - aft. 1901)
              • John3 Fairbairn (Jan 1874 - aft. 1916)
                • Minnie Drover (Feb 1872 - aft. 1916)
                  • Elliot L.4 Fairbairn (Apr 1897 - )
                    • Alma E. J. Mirehouse (say 1900 - )
                  • John4 Fairbairn (Oct 1906 - aft. 1916)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (circa 1914 - )
              • Walter P.3 Fairbairn (Dec 1875 - aft. 1911)
                • Mary E. Robertson (Jul 1875 - aft. 1911)
                  • Grace H.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1904 - circa Nov 1997)
                    • William R. Love
      • Francis1 Fairbairn (Jul 1805 - Aug 1805)
      • Agnes1 Fairbairn (Nov 1810 - Nov 1883)
        • George Heatlie (circa 1809 - Sep 1887)
      • Francis1 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1813 - )
      • Margaret1 Fairbairn (circa Oct 1814 - aft. 1841)
      • John1 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1817 - Jan 1885)
        • Catherine Miller (circa 1828 - Oct 1895)
          • Alison2 Fairbairn (Dec 1849 - May 1867)
          • Margaret2 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - 1923)
            • ?
              • Robina3 Fairbairn (Nov 1875 - aft. 1881)
            • William Yule (circa 1850 - 1931)
          • Agnes2 Fairbairn (Dec 1854 - Nov 1891)
            • Adam Young (circa 1841 - aft. 1881)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (May 1856 - Mar 1867)
          • John2 Fairbairn (Aug 1858 - May 1939)
            • Jane Donald (circa 1871 - aft. 1901)
          • Peter D.2 Fairbairn (Mar 1861 - Nov 1937)
            • Lillie A. Thorpe (say 1865 - aft. 1937)
          • Alison2 Fairbairn (Apr 1869 - aft. 1891)