• 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"
Abbey St Bathans, Berwick and Ontario (marr. abt 1748)
Descendants of John and Elizabeth show that this family belongs to Haplogroup I1 in LIneage 1 where the bulk of the Borders FAIRBAIRNs appear to "fit".
In particular they share 460 = 11 (Lineage 1c), and several in the group are very close to the modal for all of lineage 1.
The closest dna matches for F-41, the descendant of John & Elizabeth (YULE) FAIRBAIRN's, are in the tree of Robert & Elizabeth (TAYLOR) FAIRBAIRN. 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
  • John0 Fairbairn (m. Lucy EADSTER) (1714 - )
    • Lucy Eadster (bef. 1728 - )
      • John1 Fairbairn (m. Elizabeth YULE) (1753 - 1830)
        • Elizabeth Yule (say 1755 - 1842)
          • Elizabeth2 Fairbairn
          • James2 Fairbairn (Nov 1777 - aft. 1841)
          • Elspath2 Fairbairn (Sep 1779 - )
          • Lucia2 Fairbairn (Sep 1781 - Sep 1862)
            • George Bain Sr
              • Jane3 Bain (1805 - )
              • William3 Bain (1809 - )
              • John3 Bain (1819 - )
              • Isobel3 Bain (1821 - )
              • George3 Bain Jr (1823 - )
          • John2 Fairbairn (Jun 1784 - Mar 1863)
            • Julian Boak (circa 1787 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (Nov 1807 - bet. Mar 1880 - Jun 1880)
                • Agnes Johnstone (circa 1812 - aft. 1881)
                  • Mary4 Fairbairn (circa 1833 - aft. 1891)
                  • James4 Fairbairn (Sep 1837 - aft. 1861)
                  • John4 Fairbairn (Sep 1839 - aft. 1861)
                    • Maria Jenkins (circa 1843 - )
                  • Julia B.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1841 - aft. 1870)
                    • John Lander
                  • Agnes J.4 Fairbairn (Nov 1843 - aft. 1851)
                  • Eliza S. S.4 Fairbairn (Mar 1846 - aft. 1881)
                    • James G. Coles
                  • Jane4 Fairbairn (circa 1848 - aft. 1881)
                  • Henrietta B.4 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1850 - aft. 1874)
                    • Edward W. Barnes
              • George3 Fairbairn (circa Jul 1821 - aft. 1841)
              • Henry3 Fairbairn (circa 1824 - Aug 1896)
                • Mary Young (circa 1831 - bet. 1871 - 1881)
                  • Mary4 Fairbairn (Jun 1853 - )
                  • Jane4 Fairbairn (Mar 1855 - )
                    • John Cameron (circa 1849 - )
                  • Agnes Y.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1857 - aft. 1881)
                  • John4 Fairbairn (Mar 1859 - )
                  • Julia4 Fairbairn (Jul 1861 - aft. 1891)
                  • Margaret4 Fairbairn (May 1863 - aft. 1881)
                  • Henry4 Fairbairn (Apr 1865 - Aug 1947)
                  • Catherine4 Fairbairn (Jul 1867 - aft. 1881)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (1827 - Dec 1882)
                • Mary Ewing
          • Eleanor2 Fairbairn (Mar 1787 - )
          • Robert2 Fairbairn (Aug 1787 - )
            • Helen Walker (say 1800 - )
              • John3 Fairbairn (Mar 1823 - bet. 1861 - 1871)
                • Almira Bowen (circa 1828 - aft. 1901)
                  • John J( or I)4 Fairbairn (circa 1849 - aft. 1901)
                    • Mary C. Chadwick (circa 1859 - )
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1861)
                  • James N.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1854 - aft. 1901)
                    • Emma L. Kelly (circa 1857 - aft. 1901)
                      • James H. B.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1882 - bet. 1917 - 1970)
                        • Luella C. Elliott (Aug 1883 - aft. 1911)
                      • Ruby W.5 Fairbairn (Jan 1887 - )
                      • Rhea B.5 Fairbairn (Jan 1890 - )
              • Margaret3 Fairbairn (Sep 1824 - Oct 1858)
              • Elizabeth3 Fairbairn (circa 1825 - Aug 1906)
                • Edward McTavish
                  • Robert F.4 McTavish M.D. (Apr 1851 - Mar 1918)
                  • Edward4 McTavish (1853 - 1906)
                    • ?
                      • Robert B.5 McTavish
                        • ?
                          • Elmer D.6 McTavish
                            • ?
                              • Darlene A.7 McTavish
              • James B.3 Fairbairn (circa 1831 - Sep 1906)
                • Christie Walton (circa 1838 - bet. 1858 - 1861)
                • Caroline Diamond (circa 1840 - Nov 1891)
                  • Kate4 Fairbairn (circa 1864 - )
                  • Rhys D.4 Fairbairn (circa 1868 - aft. 1906)
                    • Ida D. Aikins (1873 - aft. 1900)
                  • Thomas M.4 Fairbairn (Jul 1874 - aft. 1936)
                    • Ethel UnknownSurname (say 1875 - aft. 1936)
              • William G.3 Fairbairn (circa 1835 - aft. 1910)
                • Mary E. Rogers (circa 1819 - bet. 1880 - 1882)
                  • Robert4 Fairbairn (circa 1857 - aft. 1920)
                    • Eliza UnknownSurname (circa 1857 - aft. 1880)
                      • William J.5 Fairbairn (circa 1879 - aft. 1900)
                  • Lemuel G.4 Fairbairn (circa 1861 - 1908)
                    • Orpha Smith (1865 - aft. 1901)
                    • Mary B. Milligan (circa 1860 - )
                  • Martha O. E.4 Fairbairn (circa 1863 - aft. 1880)
                • Laura J. UnknownSurname (Feb 1844 - )
              • Female3 Fairbairn (say 1838 - )
                • male Brock
              • Thomas M.3 Fairbairn (Apr 1840 - May 1874)
                • Elfrida Armour ( - bet. 1864 - 1866)
                • Jane Roger (circa 1841 - )
                  • James F. R.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1868 - Oct 1932)
                    • Blance UnknownSurname (Apr 1868 - aft. 1901)
                      • Thomas G.5 Fairbairn (Mar 1899 - aft. 1920)
                      • George F.5 Fairbairn (Mar 1901 - Jun 1968)
                        • Dorothy J. UnknownSurname (Apr 1900 - Sep 1992)
                          • Dorothy B.6 Fairbairn
                          • George R.6 Fairbairn
                    • Pansy W. Bell (circa 1889 - )
                  • John M. R.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1873 - )
                    • Hannah L. MacFarlane (Apr 1874 - )
                      • John M.5 Fairbairn (Apr 1903 - )
                        • Mary D. Ray
                          • David6 Fairbairn
                          • John M. R.6 Fairbairn (Oct 1935 - Dec 2008)
          • Thomas2 Fairbairn (Oct 1791 - Dec 1864)
            • Catharine Angus (1794 - bet. 1861 - 1864)
              • John3 Fairbairn (Apr 1813 - )
              • Andrew A.3 Fairbairn (circa 1814 - aft. 1872)
              • John3 Fairbairn (circa 1816 - Jan 1909)
                • Agnes Valentine (circa 1815 - bet. 1850 - 1860)
                  • Thomas4 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1841 - aft. 1850)
                  • Inglis4 Fairbairn (Jul 1842 - Jul 1921)
                    • Margaret Varley (circa 1843 - aft. 1880)
                      • Thomas5 Fairbairn (Aug 1866 - aft. 1910)
                        • Lillian Barrow (Jul 1874 - )
                          • Pearl6 Fairbairn (Oct 1893 - aft. 1910)
                          • Elmer6 Fairbairn (Mar 1895 - )
                          • Esther6 Fairbairn (circa 1897 - aft. 1910)
                          • Margaret6 Fairbairn (circa 1898 - aft. 1910)
                          • Ralph6 Fairbairn (Mar 1899 - )
                          • Edward6 Fairbairn (circa 1901 - aft. 1910)
                          • Richard6 Fairbairn (circa 1903 - aft. 1910)
                          • James6 Fairbairn (circa 1904 - aft. 1910)
                          • May6 Fairbairn (circa 1908 - aft. 1910)
                          • John6 Fairbairn (circa Feb 1908 - aft. 1910)
                          • Robert6 Fairbairn (circa Jan 1910 - aft. 1910)
                      • Anna L.5 Fairbairn (Sep 1868 - Jan 1917)
                      • John A.5 Fairbairn (Nov 1871 - aft. 1930)
                        • Maude P. Johnston (Nov 1879 - aft. 1930)
                          • Salome6 Fairbairn (Oct 1899 - Nov 1987)
                          • Arthur I.6 Fairbairn (circa 1903 - aft. 1930)
                            • Gladys M. Griffin (circa 1905 - )
                • Margaret McPhee (Oct 1835 - Nov 1916)
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Aug 1821 - bet. Sep 1912 - Dec 1912)
                • Jane Clark (circa 1827 - bet. 1891 - 1901)
                  • John C.4 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - bet. Sep 1913 - Dec 1913)
                  • Catherine M. F. A.4 Fairbairn (circa 1850 - aft. 1871)
                  • Thomas4 Fairbairn (circa 1859 - bet. Jan 1867 - Mar 1867)
              • Angus3 Fairbairn (Apr 1823 - Jun 1887)
                • Margaret Waters (Aug 1825 - Dec 1904)
                  • William4 Fairbairn (circa 1846 - aft. 1861)
                  • Andrew4 Fairbairn (circa 1848 - aft. 1891)
                    • Jane Brunton (circa 1843 - aft. 1891)
                      • Jessie S.5 Fairbairn (Jun 1874 - aft. 1901)
                      • Norman A.5 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1878 - Sep 1878 - aft. 1891)
                  • Jessie4 Fairbairn (Aug 1849 - )
                  • James G.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1852 - aft. 1861)
                    • Isabella Cockburn (say 1855 - Oct 1882)
                • Mary Bennett (circa 1833 - )
                  • Elizabeth4 Fairbairn (Jan 1858 - Dec 1914)
                    • Bowman Ralston (circa 1852 - bef. 1914)
                  • Mary A. M.4 Fairbairn (bet. Jun 1858 - Sep 1858 - )
                    • William M. Marriott (circa 1863 - )
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa 1828 - Jun 1898)
                • Wilhelmina F. H. Angus ( - 1891)
                  • William A.4 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - )
                  • Andrew A.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1858 - aft. 1901)
                    • Annie C. Hendrie (circa 1854 - aft. 1901)
                      • William5 Fairbairn (circa 1884 - aft. 1901)
                      • Andrew5 Fairbairn (circa 1895 - aft. 1901)
              • Henry3 Fairbairn (circa 1834 - aft. 1891)
                • Sarah L. M. Sharp (circa 1835 - aft. 1891)
                  • Henry4 Fairbairn (Apr 1855 - aft. 1901)
                    • Margaret F. Low (Jun 1856 - aft. 1901)
                      • Henry M.5 Fairbairn (circa 1880 - aft. 1881)
                      • James5 Fairbairn (circa 1882 - aft. 1901)
                      • John A.5 Fairbairn (circa 1883 - aft. 1911)
                        • Mary E. Dunn (circa 1878 - aft. 1911)
                      • Francis5 Fairbairn (circa 1895 - aft. 1901)
                      • David5 Fairbairn (circa 1897 - aft. 1901)
                  • Francis G.4 Fairbairn (May 1859 - aft. 1861)
          • William2 Fairbairn (May 1794 - aft. 1871)
            • Sarah Lloyd (circa 1796 - aft. 1861)
              • William3 Fairbairn (circa 1826 - bet. Jan 1884 - Mar 1884)
                • Eliza Gordon (circa 1823 - bet. Jun 1866 - Sep 1866)
              • James W.3 Fairbairn (circa 1830 - bet. Sep 1901 - Dec 1901)
                • Susan Minton (circa 1836 - bet. Mar 1866 - Jun 1866)
          • David2 Fairbairn (circa May 1798 - Aug 1871)
            • Margaret Kinninmond (circa 1801 - )
              • John K.3 Fairbairn (circa Aug 1816 - Jan 1881)
                • Grace Cunningham (1822 - 1894)
                  • Mary4 Fairbairn (say 1840 - )
                  • John K.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1841 - 1913)
                    • Maggie Alexander
                      • Marjorie M.5 Fairbairn (1891 - 1997)
                  • Archibald C.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1843 - Jul 1921)
                    • Frances E. Sackett (circa 1848 - aft. 1905)
                  • William L.4 Fairbairn (May 1846 - )
                  • James W.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1848 - )
                  • Grace G.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1849 - )
                  • Francis E.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1852 - aft. 1901)
                    • Maggie M. Smith (Jul 1857 - aft. 1901)
                      • Archibald E.5 Fairbairn (Sep 1885 - aft. 1930)
                        • Pearl M. UnknownSurname (circa 1897 - aft. 1930)
                      • Edith F.5 Fairbairn (Oct 1887 - aft. 1901)
                      • Allyn5 Fairbairn (Sep 1889 - 1977)
                        • ?
                          • David6 Fairbairn
                  • Oswald G.4 Fairbairn (Jan 1854 - circa 1866)
                  • Alfred W.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1856 - )
            • Lucinda Simpson (say 1800 - bet. 1833 - 1843)
              • Betsey3 Fairbairn (Oct 1826 - )
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (Sep 1828 - Nov 1893)
                • Martha B. Normile (circa 1832 - bet. 1861 - 1865)
                  • Edith L.4 Fairbairn
                  • Lucinda4 Fairbairn (circa 1852 - aft. 1861)
                  • Maud4 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1861)
                  • Lucia4 Fairbairn (circa 1856 - aft. 1861)
                  • Dudley L.4 Fairbairn (circa 1858 - aft. 1871)
                  • Hedley V.4 Fairbairn (circa 1858 - aft. 1930)
                    • Annie Guernsey (Dec 1862 - aft. 1930)
                      • Maurice G.5 Fairbairn (Oct 1887 - May 1946)
                        • Emily Gaunt (say 1890 - )
                          • John K.6 Fairbairn (Jun 1922 - Sep 1968)
                      • Maud5 Fairbairn (circa 1891 - aft. 1930)
                      • Alice5 Fairbairn (Dec 1896 - aft. 1900)
                      • John K.5 Fairbairn (Feb 1900 - 1962)
                  • Grace4 Fairbairn (circa 1861 - )
                • Euretta McDonald (circa 1830 - Oct 1869)
                • Elizabeth S. Lutted (circa 1836 - aft. 1900)
                  • Thomas L.4 Fairbairn (Jun 1872 - Jan 1944)
                    • Louise H. Pries (circa 1869 - aft. 1944)
                      • Nathan L.5 Fairbairn (Jun 1900 - May 1980)
                  • Rupert A.4 Fairbairn (circa 1876 - )
              • Lucy3 Fairbairn (circa 1830 - )
                • Ira Fulford (circa 1830 - )
              • David3 Fairbairn (Oct 1833 - Feb 1914)
                • Alice UnknownSurname (circa 1837 - )
            • Catherine Fulford (circa 1821 - aft. 1891)
              • James3 Fairbairn (circa 1844 - aft. 1906)
                • Margaret T. Frame (circa 1849 - Jan 1923)
                  • Margaret4 Fairbairn (circa 1873 - aft. 1891)
                  • Mabel E.4 Fairbairn (May 1879 - )
                    • Charles E. Slater
                  • David W.4 Fairbairn (Sep 1882 - aft. 1906)
                  • Robert J.4 Fairbairn (Aug 1885 - aft. 1911)
                  • Chester C.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1889 - aft. 1916)
                  • George M.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1891 - aft. 1916)
              • Robert3 Fairbairn (Feb 1850 - aft. 1851)
              • Annie3 Fairbairn (circa 1854 - aft. 1876)
              • Jessie A.3 Fairbairn (Jan 1855 - )
              • William H.3 Fairbairn (circa 1859 - aft. 1889)
          • Henry2 Fairbairn (Jun 1800 - Jan 1876)
            • Mary Kinninmond (circa 1800 - aft. 1851)
              • John3 Fairbairn (1820 - 1850)
                • Ann Gill (say 1820 - )
                  • Henrietta K.4 Fairbairn (1844 - )
                  • John H.4 Fairbairn (Feb 1847 - Jul 1928)
                    • Ruth Fletcher (1850 - )
                      • John A.5 Fairbairn (1869 - Oct 1933)
                        • Eliza Parkes (say 1880 - )
                          • John H. E.6 Fairbairn
                            • Marjorie F. E. Bratby (1901 - )
                          • Robert J.6 Fairbairn (1909 - )
                          • Keith6 Fairbairn (say 1910 - Dec 1940)
                          • Frank C.6 Fairbairn
                      • Eugene A.5 Fairbairn (1880 - )
                      • Alice M.5 Fairbairn (Mar 1882 - )
                      • George A.5 Fairbairn (Aug 1884 - )
                        • Annie P. Kelly (say 1880 - )
                          • George H. L.6 Fairbairn (1908 - )
                      • Walter H.5 Fairbairn (May 1887 - )
                      • Alan M.5 Fairbairn (1889 - )
                      • Norman S. B.5 Fairbairn (1891 - )
              • James H.3 Fairbairn (1823 - Feb 1898)
                • Jessie Murray
                  • Robert M.4 Fairbairn (1850 - aft. 1886)
                    • Sarah Norbury
                      • Robert N.5 Fairbairn (1877 - May 1947)
                        • Annie Horder ( - aft. 1947)
                          • Robert6 Fairbairn (say 1902 - )
                          • Douglas6 Fairbairn (say 1904 - )
                • Charlotte L. Meek (Feb 1830 - Aug 1913)
                  • James H.4 Fairbairn (1855 - Jun 1902)
                    • Martha L. Ward (1859 - Jul 1931)
                      • Lindsay W.5 Fairbairn (1885 - )
                  • Mary A.4 Fairbairn (1856 - )
                  • William J.4 Fairbairn (1858 - Jul 1939)
                    • Ellen Ball ( - circa 1905)
                      • William J. L.5 Fairbairn (1885 - Jun 1924)
                        • Elizabeth M. Hogan
                          • William E. T.6 Fairbairn ( - 1936)
                          • John6 Fairbairn
                      • Selena E.5 Fairbairn (1894 - aft. 1939)
                    • Rachel Owers (say 1880 - )
                  • George A.4 Fairbairn (1860 - Jun 1936)
                    • Louisa Barden (circa 1866 - Nov 1928)
                      • Junita5 Fairbairn (Nov 1892 - )
                  • Frederick T.4 Fairbairn (1861 - Jan 1948)
                    • Mary J. Cocksedge (1868 - 1940)
                      • Frederick E. L.5 Fairbairn (May 1885 - Jun 1944)
                        • Mildred E. P. Miles (Jun 1889 - Oct 1971)
                          • Frederick J.6 Fairbairn (Nov 1909 - Oct 2002)
                      • William G.5 Fairbairn (1887 - 1887)
                      • Ernest A. M.5 Fairbairn (1891 - )
                        • Annie R. D. Steven
                      • Thomas F. G.5 Fairbairn (1893 - Apr 1969)
                        • Winifred M. Sharkey (say 1895 - circa Aug 1919)
                        • Frances L. M. Ardill (say 1895 - )
                    • Aelolia M. M. Walker (say 1861 - )
                      • Queenie A. M.5 Fairbairn (say 1895 - )
                      • Leslie5 Fairbairn (say 1900 - )
              • Thomas3 Fairbairn (circa 1825 - aft. 1841)
              • William G.3 Fairbairn (circa 1830 - Feb 1870)
                • Janet Martin (circa 1839 - )
                  • Henry K.4 Fairbairn (Oct 1861 - )
                    • Louisa D. Gallinger (circa 1874 - )
                  • Richard4 Fairbairn (May 1864 - aft. 1930)
                    • Julia Landon (Mar 1865 - aft. 1930)
                      • William B.5 Fairbairn (Dec 1895 - aft. 1920)
                      • Alice5 Fairbairn (Oct 1897 - aft. 1920)
                      • Inez5 Fairbairn (May 1900 - aft. 1920)
                  • Margaret4 Fairbairn (circa 1867 - aft. 1906)
                  • Mary4 Fairbairn (circa 1870 - aft. 1906)
              • Joseph3 Fairbairn (circa 1832 - aft. 1881)
                • Elisabeth O'Neil (circa 1839 - Oct 1879)
                • Female Walsh
              • Frederick3 Fairbairn (circa 1835 - aft. 1851)
            • Margaret UnknownSurname (circa 1825 - aft. 1891)
DNA Tested Line