• 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. abt 1836, Newcastle on Tyne)
Are there any direct male descendants still around to represent this line in the DNA project?
We would love to prove both a connnection to the line of John & Rachel (CAIRNCROSS) FAIRBAIRN, and to the rest of the Scottish Borders FAIRBAIRN families.

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 (circa 1809 - bet. Jan 1876 - Mar 1876)
    • Mary A. Wilson (circa 1816 - bet. Sep 1873 - Dec 1873)
      • Jacob1 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1837 - bet. Sep 1916 - Dec 1916)
        • Margaret Ryles (circa 1840 - bet. 1901 - 1911)
          • Robinson W.2 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1860 - Dec 1860 - bet. Mar 1872 - Jun 1872)
          • Moses E.2 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1873 - Sep 1873 - aft. 1911)
          • Robinson W.2 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1875 - Jun 1875 - bet. Mar 1934 - Jun 1934)
            • Edith J. Moore (circa 1879 - aft. 1911)
              • Jacob W.3 Fairbairn (circa 1898 - aft. 1911)
              • John T.3 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1900 - aft. 1911)
              • Robert M.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1905 - bet. Sep 1976 - Dec 1976)
              • Leslie3 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1908 - Dec 1908 - )
      • Harriet1 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1838 - aft. 1871)
      • Elizabeth1 Fairbairn (circa 1840 - aft. 1841)
      • Robert1 Fairbairn (circa Jun 1848 - aft. 1901)
        • Catherine Hewgill (circa 1856 - bet. Jan 1895 - Mar 1895)
          • Charles2 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - )
          • James W.2 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1881 - )
          • Nellie2 Fairbairn (circa 1884 - )
          • John R.2 Fairbairn (circa 1886 - )
          • Mary H.2 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - )
          • Ralph H.2 Fairbairn (circa 1889 - )
          • Harry2 Fairbairn (circa 1891 - )
          • Fred2 Fairbairn (circa 1894 - )
      • Thomas1 Fairbairn (circa 1850 - aft. 1851)
      • James W.1 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1856 - Jun 1856 - bet. Mar 1916 - Jun 1916)
        • Annie Mitchell (circa 1864 - bet. Sep 1916 - Dec 1916)
          • Robinson2 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1890 - bet. Mar 1891 - Jun 1891)
          • Mitchell2 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1890 - bet. Mar 1891 - Jun 1891)
          • Andrew M.2 Fairbairn (May 1892 - bet. Sep 1974 - Dec 1974)
            • Lillian J. M. Evans (circa 1887 - )
              • William J. D.3 Fairbairn (Aug 1916 - May 2000)
              • Dorothy R.3 Fairbairn (Apr 1920 - Aug 1996)
          • Mary C.2 Fairbairn (circa 1895 - aft. 1911)
          • James W.2 Fairbairn (circa 1897 - aft. 1911)
          • Harriet2 Fairbairn (circa 1899 - aft. 1911)
          • William M.2 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1901 - Mar 1901 - bet. Jan 1959 - Mar 1959)