• 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"
Nenthorn, then Smailholm (mar. 1748)
This line is included in many published genealogies, with many trees claiming a relationship. Several of these are documented, with commentary, on the Summary DNA project's Patriarchs page. As of 2013 we now beleve that unlike the majority of the DNA tested FAIRBAIRNs, who are in Haplogroup I1, two descendants of William the schoolmaster, Uncle of Sir William, are in Haplogroup R1b, along with a close match to a descendant of the Durham line of John & Margaret (CROMBY) FAIRBARNES
, and a more distant match (60/67) to the Melrose line of David and Peggy (MERCER) FAIRBAIRN.
Additional participants from other lines of John and Helen (ANDERSON) FAIRBAIRN would still be good to further validate these results.
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.

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DNA Tested Line
  • John0 Fairbairn (m. Helen ANDERSON) (1714 - 1796)
    • Helen Anderson (say 1725 - )
      • George1 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1750 - )
      • John1 Fairbairn (May 1751 - bet. 1751 - 1760)
      • Helen1 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1752 - )
      • Walter1 Fairbairn (circa 1754 - )
      • Agnes1 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1754 - )
      • William1 Fairbairn (Schoolmaster, Bowden; m. Margaret SCOTT) (circa Apr 1756 - Mar 1810)
        • Margaret Scott (say 1757 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (m. Sarah MORRIS) (Apr 1778 - May 1854)
            • Sarah Morris (circa 1790 - Aug 1853)
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1810 - )
              • Sarah3 Fairbairn (circa Jun 1813 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (Mar 1815 - Nov 1894)
                • Elizabeth Stote (circa 1824 - aft. 1891)
                  • George W.4 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1848 - Sep 1848 - aft. 1901)
                    • Jane M. King (circa 1845 - bet. Sep 1902 - Dec 1902)
                  • John U.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1849 - Dec 1923)
                    • Female UnknownSurname
                    • Annie P. Rowland (say 1860 - )
                      • John R.5 Fairbairn (Sep 1882 - bet. 1919 - 1939)
                      • Beatrice E.5 Fairbairn (1884 - 1939)
                  • Sarah A.4 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1881)
                  • Alexander4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1858 - 1858 - 1869)
                  • Peter4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1860 - Mar 1860 - aft. 1881)
                  • Thomas4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1861 - Dec 1861 - aft. 1871)
                  • Andrew4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1864 - Mar 1864 - bet. Jan 1940 - Mar 1940)
                    • Agnes I. Badcock (circa 1864 - aft. 1901)
                      • Dora A.5 Fairbairn (Feb 1893 - bet. Sep 1976 - Dec 1976)
                        • Alfred H. Parry
                  • Frederick4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1867 - Mar 1867 - aft. 1901)
              • James3 Fairbairn (Mar 1817 - May 1891)
                • Eliza Smith (Aug 1834 - Mar 1927)
                  • John W.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1856 - aft. 1911)
                  • Helena4 Fairbairn (circa 1859 - aft. 1891)
                  • Hugh A. R.4 Fairbairn (May 1861 - Feb 1947)
                    • Elizabeth E. Gordon
                      • James F. G.5 Fairbairn (1917 - 1949)
                  • James G.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1863 - 1863)
                  • Eliza J.4 Fairbairn (circa 1868 - 1936)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1819 - )
              • Helen3 Fairbairn (Apr 1820 - aft. 1841)
              • George H.3 Fairbairn (Feb 1823 - aft. 1871)
                • Jane Smith (Sep 1836 - Oct 1898)
              • Alexander3 Fairbairn (Mar 1825 - aft. 1881)
                • Elizabeth Muir (Jan 1819 - bet. 1881 - 1891)
                  • Jessie W.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1860 - )
                  • Eliza S.4 Fairbairn (Aug 1861 - May 1930)
          • George2 Fairbairn (Apr 1780 - Apr 1843)
            • Janet Robertson (say 1780 - say 1822)
              • Janet3 Fairbairn (Jun 1804 - Dec 1846)
                • William Wallace (Jul 1803 - Jul 1866)
              • Georgina3 Fairbairn (circa 1805 - aft. 1841)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (circa May 1806 - )
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1808 - bet. Sep 1888 - Dec 1888)
                • Isabella W. West (circa 1828 - aft. 1881)
                  • George E.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1856 - aft. 1911)
                    • Jessie F. Ritchie (bet. Jun 1862 - Sep 1862 - aft. 1931)
                      • William R.5 Fairbairn (circa 1890 - May 1915)
                      • Ethel F.5 Fairbairn (circa 1893 - )
                      • Arthur W.5 Fairbairn (circa 1895 - May 1915)
                      • George F.5 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1899 - Mar 1899 - Mar 1966)
                        • Eileen Bartlett (say 1905 - )
                          • George E.6 Fairbairn (Jul 1930 - bet. Mar 1982 - Jun 1982)
                      • Harold G.5 Fairbairn (bet. Mar 1901 - Jun 1901 - aft. 1935)
                        • Winifred O. Watkins (say 1905 - )
                  • William R.4 Fairbairn (Apr 1858 - aft. 1891)
                  • James W.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1860 - aft. 1891)
              • Isabel3 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1812 - )
              • Agnes3 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1814 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1816 - )
              • George3 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1817 - Dec 1884)
                • Mary McKinnon (circa 1823 - Mar 1887)
                  • George4 Fairbairn (May 1850 - Aug 1869)
                  • John L.4 Fairbairn (May 1851 - Jun 1900)
                    • Mary Sefton (circa 1863 - aft. 1911)
                      • George5 Fairbairn (Dec 1884 - aft. 1901)
                      • Sefton J.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1887 - aft. 1911)
                      • Norah T.5 Fairbairn (Oct 1889 - aft. 1911)
                      • Ian A. B.5 Fairbairn (Apr 1899 - Jul 1974)
                        • Sylvia M. Miller (Aug 1906 - bet. 1960 - 1974)
                          • Ian6 Fairbairn (say 1937 - 1939)
              • Agnes3 Fairbairn (circa 1827 - aft. 1851)
            • Mary Hardie (Sep 1802 - Apr 1882)
              • John H.3 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1825 - Nov 1865)
                • Marie A. Lewens (say 1825 - 1904)
                  • John L.4 Fairbairn (1862 - )
                  • George D.4 Fairbairn (1864 - )
              • Mary T. P.3 Fairbairn (circa Apr 1827 - 1888)
                • Andrew Love (say 1825 - )
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1829 - aft. 1851)
              • David H.3 Fairbairn (circa May 1831 - 1916)
              • Sarah3 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1834 - aft. 1859)
                • William F. Hardie ( - aft. 1859)
          • James2 Fairbairn (Jul 1782 - )
          • Janet2 Fairbairn (May 1784 - )
          • Andrew2 Fairbairn (Mar 1786 - bet. 1818 - 1859)
            • Mary Watson (say 1785 - bef. 1859)
              • Catherine3 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1807 - Aug 1859)
                • Thomas Leitch (circa 1805 - aft. 1859)
              • William3 Fairbairn (Nov 1812 - Mar 1817)
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1815 - Nov 1895)
                • William Young (circa 1817 - aft. 1851)
          • Helen2 Fairbairn (Jan 1788 - Aug 1867)
          • Isabel2 Fairbairn (Dec 1789 - Jul 1855)
            • Alexander Milne (say 1789 - bet. 1800 - 1841)
          • Peter2 Fairbairn (Jun 1792 - Oct 1862)
            • Mary A. Forrest (circa 1801 - aft. 1881)
              • Anne D.3 Fairbairn (circa Nov 1827 - aft. 1891)
              • Margaret S.3 Fairbairn (Dec 1828 - )
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa Nov 1830 - )
              • Catherine F.3 Fairbairn (Oct 1832 - aft. 1903)
              • Peter3 Fairbairn (circa Jun 1834 - Mar 1903)
              • David F.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1836 - May 1903)
              • Helen3 Fairbairn (Aug 1837 - )
              • William J.3 Fairbairn (circa Dec 1839 - Jul 1890)
                • Georgianna d. F. Reid (say 1840 - aft. 1892)
                  • Helen G.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1864 - )
                  • William G.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1866 - aft. 1881)
                  • Peter F.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1867 - aft. 1881)
                  • Mabel4 Fairbairn (Feb 1869 - aft. 1901)
                  • Jane d. F.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1870 - )
                  • Muriel4 Fairbairn (Jun 1872 - )
                  • Miss (?)4 Fairbairn (say 1885 - aft. 1890)
              • George H. D.3 Fairbairn (Nov 1841 - aft. 1861)
              • Mary A.3 Fairbairn (Oct 1843 - aft. 1901)
          • Margaret2 Fairbairn (Sep 1794 - 1866)
          • Agnes2 Fairbairn (Aug 1798 - )
      • Andrew1 Fairbairn (Feb 1758 - Jan 1844)
        • Margaret Henderson (say 1760 - Jan 1820)
          • John2 Fairbairn (Oct 1784 - )
          • Adam2 Fairbairn (Jan 1786 - )
          • Jane2 Fairbairn (Apr 1787 - Mar 1874)
          • Sir William2 Fairbairn 1st Baronet (Feb 1789 - Aug 1874)
            • Dorothy Marr (Oct 1791 - Jan 1882)
              • Anne3 Fairbairn (May 1817 - May 1894)
                • John F. La Trobe-Bateman (May 1810 - Jun 1889)
              • John3 Fairbairn (Feb 1821 - 1867)
              • Sir Thomas3 Fairbairn 2nd Baronet (Jan 1823 - Aug 1891)
                • Allison Callaway (circa 1828 - Feb 1907)
                  • Arthur H.4 Fairbairn 3rd Baronet (Apr 1852 - Jun 1915)
                    • Florence F. Long (1855 - Mar 1941)
                  • Sir Thomas G.4 Fairbairn 4th Baronet (May 1854 - Dec 1931)
                    • Ada M. Fairbairn (Feb 1856 - Sep 1893)
                      • Ada F.5 Fairbairn (Jul 1878 - aft. 1900)
                      • Roderic G.5 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - Jul 1909)
                      • Violet5 Fairbairn (Oct 1881 - aft. 1900)
                    • Jennie C. Davies (circa 1879 - )
                      • Sir William A.5 Fairbairn 5th Baronet (Apr 1902 - Dec 1972)
                        • Christine R. C. Croft (Dec 1904 - circa Jan 2001)
                      • Mildred D.5 Fairbairn (circa 1903 - )
                      • Rosalind C.5 Fairbairn (circa 1905 - )
                      • Constance M.5 Fairbairn (Jun 1908 - )
                  • Reginald4 Fairbairn (Jan 1856 - Jan 1921)
                  • James B.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1863 - Feb 1947)
              • Peter3 Fairbairn (Oct 1828 - Aug 1859)
                • Maria C. Cleather (circa 1833 - )
                  • Edward C.4 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1855 - Dec 1855 - Sep 1873)
              • Rev Adam H.3 Fairbairn MA (Oct 1836 - Jul 1888)
                • Anna G. Fuller-Maitland (circa 1844 - May 1929)
                  • Francis G.4 Fairbairn (circa 1866 - aft. 1881)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (Apr 1869 - Jun 1930)
                    • Mary L. H. Swindell ( - Aug 1935)
                      • William A. T.5 Fairbairn (Jul 1908 - Feb 1992)
                        • Marian R. Wyllie (Sep 1916 - Nov 2004)
                  • Thomas A.4 Fairbairn (Apr 1870 - Oct 1944)
                    • Edith G. MacLean
                  • Hugh4 Fairbairn (circa 1875 - )
                  • Ida M.4 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1876 - Mar 1876 - Nov 1955)
                    • Sidney H. Nathan later Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1871 - Dec 1871 - Jul 1940)
                  • David A.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1882 - Nov 1950)
                    • Emmeline M. B. Coxon (bet. Mar 1886 - Jun 1886 - bet. Mar 1964 - Jun 1964)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Jun 1791 - 1812)
          • Ellen2 Fairbairn (Jan 1795 - Aug 1866)
            • Hugh A. Smith (circa 1799 - bet. Jan 1857 - Mar 1857)
              • Eliza3 Smith (Aug 1834 - Mar 1927)
                • James Fairbairn (Mar 1817 - May 1891)
              • Jane3 Smith (Sep 1836 - Oct 1898)
                • George H. Fairbairn (Feb 1823 - aft. 1871)
          • Sir Peter2 Fairbairn (Sep 1799 - Jan 1861)
            • Margaret Kennedy (bet. 1801 - 1806 - 1843)
              • Sir Andrew3 Fairbairn (Mar 1828 - May 1901)
                • Clara F. Loraine (circa 1841 - Mar 1922)
                  • Andrew C.4 Fairbairn (circa 1863 - Feb 1931)
                    • Matilda E. Clark (circa 1864 - Mar 1959)
                      • Constance E.5 Fairbairn (circa Mar 1891 - Mar 1943)
                      • Andrew H.5 Fairbairn (bet. Sep 1893 - Dec 1893 - Jun 1915)
                      • Donald C.5 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1895 - Mar 1895 - Oct 1949)
                        • Marjorie Bell (Nov 1898 - Feb 1983)
                          • David6 Fairbairn (bet. Jan 1930 - Mar 1930 - Jun 1995)
              • Elizabeth Y.3 Fairbairn (circa 1830 - )
                • William Wailes (circa 1830 - )
                  • William4 Walies-Fairbairn (May 1861 - Feb 1933)
              • Robina3 Fairbairn (circa 1834 - aft. 1861)
            • Rachel A. Brandling (circa 1820 - Jun 1886)
          • Elisabeth2 Fairbairn (circa Oct 1801 - circa 1803)
      • John1 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1760 - )
      • Peter1 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1762 - Jul 1822)
        • Jane Paxton (bet. 1761 - 1766 - aft. 1841)
          • John2 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1788 - Sep 1816)
          • Elizabeth2 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1789 - Jun 1853)
            • John MacKenzie (1773 - Dec 1861)
          • James2 Fairbairn (circa Sep 1791 - )
          • William2 Fairbairn (Apr 1794 - 1868)
            • Beatrix Hay (circa 1806 - 1870)
              • Peter3 Fairbairn (Apr 1834 - 1894)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (circa 1837 - 1927)
              • Colina3 Fairbairn (circa 1841 - 1911)
                • Albert O. Macrow (circa 1835 - Apr 1927)
              • James3 Fairbairn (circa 1844 - 1868)
          • Peter2 Fairbairn (Apr 1795 - circa Jun 1809)
          • Francis2 Fairbairn (Feb 1798 - )
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Jan 1800 - )
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DNA Tested Line