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Eckford (ROX), Hamilton (LKS) then Liverpool (marr. 1847)
Robert appears in the archives as an engineer for the Duke of Hamilton in Lanarkshire in the late 1840s, the 1851 census stating he was born Eckford. The family then moves to Liverpool where son George is born, but Robert then vanishes (family moving on to London).
In the DNA project lineages, he is connected to James and Christian's son Robert purely on conjecture, and the strength of an 80% probability that John (F-35) and Eckford:(F-27) share a common ancestor within 6 generations.
Both are in Lineage 1b4b, ie those sharing both 570=18 and CDYb = 37.
A confirming dna signature for others in these lines to help pinpoint their place in the jigsaw would be good.
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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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 (bet. 1789 - 1809 - bet. 1854 - 1886)
    • Elizabeth Young (Jan 1821 - Jul 1886)
      • John1 Fairbairn (circa 1843 - aft. 1861)
      • Robert1 Fairbairn (May 1848 - bet. Jan 1902 - Mar 1902)
        • Ellen S. Dartnell (circa 1843 - bet. Jan 1894 - Mar 1894)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1870 - bet. Mar 1915 - Apr 1915)
      • Margaret A.1 Fairbairn (circa 1850 - bet. Jun 1878 - Sep 1878)
        • Charles R. Gray (bet. Mar 1851 - Jun 1851 - aft. 1873)
      • James1 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1861)
      • George1 Fairbairn (Oct 1854 - May 1924)
        • Laura Kemp (circa 1857 - Aug 1939)
          • Arthur J. J.2 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1878 - Mar 1878 - Aug 1918)
            • Ethel M. Blower (circa 1881 - )
              • Rosemary E.3 Fairbairn
              • Bruce A.3 Fairbairn
          • George E.2 Fairbairn (Mar 1880 - Sep 1964)
            • Lydia Berry (say 1880 - )
          • Horace J.2 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1883 - Mar 1883 - aft. 1891)
          • Frank P.2 Fairbairn (circa 1884 - )
            • Helen E. Brigden (Oct 1887 - Aug 1946)
              • William T.3 Fairbairn
              • Helen A.3 Fairbairn (Jul 1909 - Jun 1997)
                • William C. Whybrew (Apr 1909 - 1960)
              • Sidney A.3 Fairbairn (Oct 1917 - Aug 2009)
          • William E.2 Fairbairn (Feb 1885 - Jun 1960)
            • ?
              • John E.3 Fairbairn (Feb 1914 - 1977)
          • Laura2 Fairbairn (circa 1887 - )
            • Frederick Simpson
          • Charles S.2 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1889 - Jun 1889 - aft. 1930)
            • Florence UnknownSurname (circa 1890 - aft. 1930)
              • Donald C.3 Fairbairn (Jun 1922 - Jul 1980)
          • Reginald A. K.2 Fairbairn (Jul 1893 - aft. 1915)
          • John V. L.2 Fairbairn (Mar 1898 - Oct 1970)
            • Evelyn Cash (1898 - 1972)
              • Bruce A.3 Fairbairn (Mar 1924 - Aug 2004)
                • Alda A. Misinchuk (Nov 1921 - Oct 2005)
              • Male3 Fairbairn
DNA Tested line