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    Abraham Lincoln
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    Cary Grant
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    E. B. White
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    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
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    Mark Twain
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    Henry David Thoreau
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    John Cardinal
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    John Adams
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    — ?Santayana?
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    — Last of the Summer Wine
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  • .. 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)
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    — Proust
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    — George Bernard Shaw
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    — Anon
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    — 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"
Francis FAIRBAIRN, a portioner (marr. about 1790)
The three known children all baptised Kelso but possibly living Maxton.
Wife Isabella variously documented as HENDRIWORTH, HENDERWICK, HENDRICK, and buried at Selkirk.
Not to be confused with the Francis and Isabella (NEWTON) FAIRBAIRN at Earlston.
Any direct male line FAIRBAIRNs still around to represent this line in the DNA project?
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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  • Francis0 Fairbairn (m. Isabel HENDERWICK) (say 1760 - bet. 1801 - 1840)
    • Isabel Henderwick (circa 1760 - Oct 1840)
      • Isabel1 Fairbairn (Mar 1794 - Jan 1873)
        • William Spence (Jul 1794 - Feb 1863)
          • James2 Spence (1825 - Sep 1913)
            • Ann Johnston (1829 - Oct 1902)
              • Mary J.3 Spence (Oct 1851 - Jun 1929)
                • James S. Murphy (circa 1844 - )
                  • Ann E.4 Murphy (Aug 1883 - Aug 1961)
                    • Peter Dudgeon (Jul 1881 - Apr 1960)
                      • Cecil J.5 Dudgeon (Nov 1909 - Feb 2000)
      • John1 Fairbairn (Dec 1796 - Apr 1876)
        • Ann Richardson (circa 1795 - Mar 1834)
          • Francis2 Fairbairn (Jul 1817 - Mar 1897)
            • Helen Young (circa 1818 - bet. 1871 - 1897)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - Jun 1902)
          • Christian2 Fairbairn (Feb 1819 - Apr 1870)
            • Adam Scott (circa 1818 - aft. 1871)
          • Walter2 Fairbairn (Jun 1821 - Oct 1897)
            • Margaret Purdom (May 1821 - Jun 1883)
              • Richard3 Fairbairn (circa 1850 - aft. 1911)
                • Hannah M. Colby (circa 1858 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - Sep 1926)
                • Hannah Pardo (Jun 1851 - Apr 1914)
                  • Walter P.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1886 - aft. 1930)
                    • Dorothy G. Jack (circa 1892 - 1985)
                      • Robert W.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1921 - )
                  • Carrie F. M.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1889 - aft. 1930)
                    • Lester C. McConnell (circa 1889 - aft. 1930)
                      • Dorothy F.5 McConnell
                      • David5 McConnell
                      • Carolyn J.5 McConnell
              • Anne3 Fairbairn (circa 1857 - Jun 1934)
              • Jane3 Fairbairn (1865 - 1937)
          • Isobel2 Fairbairn (Aug 1823 - aft. 1851)
          • Helen2 Fairbairn (Jun 1825 - aft. 1901)
            • ?
              • John3 Bain (Jul 1858 - aft. 1901)
          • John2 Fairbairn (Jul 1827 - aft. 1851)
          • James2 Fairbairn (Jan 1829 - Jul 1908)
            • Mary Madder (Jul 1817 - Apr 1884)
            • Margaret Hodart (circa 1839 - )
          • Ann2 Fairbairn (Jan 1831 - Nov 1831)
          • Ann2 Fairbairn (Oct 1832 - )
        • Helen Laidlaw (circa 1809 - Apr 1894)
          • Mary2 Fairbairn (Dec 1840 - 1921)
            • James Blake (circa 1823 - bet. 1881 - 1891)
            • William Laidlaw (circa 1839 - aft. 1901)
          • William2 Fairbairn (1842 - 1914)
            • Isabella Allan (circa 1844 - 1913)
              • John3 Fairbairn (May 1869 - aft. 1911)
              • William3 Fairbairn (Apr 1871 - aft. 1901)
              • George3 Fairbairn (Sep 1873 - 1954)
                • Jane A. Hush (circa 1879 - 1936)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (1899 - 1954)
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (1906 - 1976)
                    • Agnes M. Jamieson (circa 1909 - 1966)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - aft. 1911)
                • Marion M. Ritchie (circa 1880 - 1967)
                  • William T.4 Fairbairn (1905 - )
                  • James R.4 Fairbairn (1909 - 1912)
              • James3 Fairbairn (1878 - aft. 1901)
          • Agnes2 Fairbairn (Oct 1844 - aft. 1851)
          • George2 Fairbairn (Sep 1846 - aft. 1881)
          • Elizabeth2 Fairbairn (Oct 1849 - aft. 1881)
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1850 - aft. 1851)
      • James1 Fairbairn (Aug 1801 - Jun 1885)
        • Mary Hall (circa 1822 - aft. 1891)
          • Isabella2 Fairbairn (circa 1847 - aft. 1891)