• 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"
St Monans, FIF, marr. 1804
A descendant of Thomas and Jean shows that this family belongs to Haplogroup R1b1, now being shown as Lineage 2a.
With the match to an Irish/Canadian FREEBORN family, further representatives would be "nice to have".

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
  • Thomas0 Fairbairn (m. Jean LAWSON) (circa 1774 - Mar 1864)
    • Jean Lawson (Apr 1774 - Mar 1847)
      • Thomas1 Fairbairn (Jun 1805 - Dec 1879)
        • Anne Mackie (Jan 1808 - May 1893)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (circa 1828 - Dec 1910)
            • Elizabeth Simpson (1828 - Jan 1908)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Oct 1852 - Jul 1933)
                • Amelia C. Rough (circa 1859 - Nov 1910)
                  • James R.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1880 - )
                    • Ivy M. Croft (say 1880 - )
                      • Alice M.5 Fairbairn (1910 - )
                  • Thomas H. S.4 Fairbairn (1881 - )
                  • Margaret F.4 Fairbairn (1883 - )
                  • Elizabeth L.4 Fairbairn (1884 - )
                  • Amelia C.4 Fairbairn (1886 - )
                    • William S. Stewart
                  • Violet E.4 Fairbairn (1890 - )
                  • Colin A.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1892 - Sep 1915)
                  • Hunter P.4 Fairbairn (1893 - May 1915)
                  • Ivy I.4 Fairbairn (1895 - )
                  • Lilias J.4 Fairbairn (1896 - )
                  • Alison M.4 Fairbairn (1898 - )
                  • Gordon G.4 Fairbairn (1906 - )
              • Annie3 Fairbairn (Mar 1856 - aft. 1910)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Apr 1858 - Jul 1923)
                • Margaret Lumb (circa 1860 - Aug 1943)
                  • Ernest V.4 Fairbairn (1886 - May 1963)
                    • Helen E. McLean (circa 1889 - May 1956)
                      • Stuart G.5 Fairbairn (Jan 1920 - Dec 1998)
                      • Helen5 Fairbairn (Dec 1922 - Oct 2003)
              • Lucy3 Fairbairn (1860 - 1863)
              • Jeannie3 Fairbairn (1863 - aft. 1910)
              • Elizabeth L.3 Fairbairn (Apr 1865 - aft. 1910)
                • John Thompson (May 1841 - )
              • David3 Fairbairn (circa 1867 - Dec 1943)
              • Lucy3 Fairbairn (1872 - aft. 1910)
          • Andrew2 Fairbairn (Aug 1832 - Oct 1912)
            • Jane Bolster (circa 1838 - Oct 1915)
              • Thomas B.3 Fairbairn (circa 1861 - 1939)
                • Caroline C. MacKie (circa 1861 - 1949)
                  • Andrew A.4 Fairbairn (1882 - 1953)
                    • Olive M. Wallace
                  • Augustus4 Fairbairn (1884 - 1966)
                    • Ellen Fitzpatrick (circa 1888 - 1962)
              • Andrew3 Fairbairn (circa 1863 - Jul 1925)
                • Ada Pilkington (circa 1866 - 1931)
                  • Ada4 Fairbairn (Feb 1892 - 1954)
                  • Eileen4 Fairbairn (Jun 1893 - Aug 1981)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (Jun 1896 - Oct 1916)
                  • Frances4 Fairbairn (1900 - )
                    • Kenneth J. L. Scott (say 1900 - )
              • Helen E.3 Fairbairn (1865 - 1954)
                • John M. Allan (circa 1866 - 1937)
              • William B.3 Fairbairn (1867 - Jan 1925)
              • Augustus A.3 Fairbairn (1869 - 1914)
              • David M.3 Fairbairn (1870 - 1942)
                • Alice S. Johnstone (circa 1878 - 1967)
              • Francis R.3 Fairbairn (1879 - Jun 1910)
                • Marguerite Pullan (say 1880 - )
                  • John4 Fairbairn (1906 - )
          • David2 Fairbairn (circa 1835 - Jun 1911)
            • Agnes Robertson (circa 1840 - bet. 1901 - 1908)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (May 1861 - aft. 1901)
                • Annie W. Grant (say 1861 - )
                  • David4 Fairbairn (circa 1891 - )
                    • ?
                      • Roy5 Fairbairn
                  • Alexander4 Fairbairn (circa 1893 - )
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (circa 1863 - aft. 1908)
                • Margaret UnknownSurname (circa 1863 - )
                • Elizabeth Thomson (circa 1863 - aft. 1908)
      • David1 Fairbairn (Sep 1809 - Sep 1880)
        • Janet Ireland (say 1820 - )
          • Janet2 Fairbairn (circa 1842 - )
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Jul 1844 - Jul 1880)
            • Catherine Carswell (circa 1846 - Apr 1899)
              • Archibald C.3 Fairbairn (circa 1871 - Jun 1875)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (Sep 1877 - Oct 1941)
                • Ann M. Young (Mar 1872 - Aug 1961)
                  • Thomas4 Fairbairn (Jul 1900 - Aug 1983)
                    • Elizabeth D. Brown (Aug 1903 - Sep 1991)
                  • David M.4 Fairbairn (May 1907 - Sep 1969)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (circa 1879 - )
DNA Tested Line