Thomas Fairbairn1

(8 Aug 1820 - 21 Oct 1884)
FatherThomas Fairbairn5,4 (say 1785 - bet. 1821 - 1841)
MotherJean Cassels2,3,4 (circa 1781 - 1866)

BDMs

     Thomas Fairbairn was born on 8 Aug 1820 at Campsie, STI, SCT.1,3 He was baptized on 20 Aug 1820 Campsie, STI.3
     Thomas Fairbairn married Janet Seller on 25 Jun 1844 at Glasgow, LKS, SCT.6,7,4
     Thomas Fairbairn died on 21 Oct 1884 at Park View Clydesdale St, Hamilton, LKS, SCT, at age 64; cert. shows Thomas as 64 artist (painter) marr. to Janet SELLER; s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN, gardener & Jean CASSELS, both dec'd; d. "abt 7am", suddenly, "probably failure of heart action not seen alive". Inf. son-in-law J Lawton WINGATE, resid. Muthill, PER; Reg. 22nd.4
An article on Electric Scotland features Thomas as a "painter in watercolour, native of Glasgow", erronously providing his dates as 1821-Oct 1885.
Baptism and census information show that he was actually born in Campsie, Stirling, and his death cert. shows that he died Oct 1884.
Not mentioned is that his daughter Margaret married another Scottish artist, James Lawton Wingate, later Sir.8,9,10,11

Census

     Thomas Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 at Havannah St, Par. of Glasgow College, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, in the household of Jean Fairbairn and is assumed to be a son.2
     Thomas Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1851 at 171 West Regent St, Barony, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, with Janet enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Thos 30 Teacher Of Drawing Portrait And Land Scape Pamter b Camp, STI; wife Janet 27 b Glasgow, LKS; Dtr Margaret 2 b Glasgow; Serv. Janet WATSON.12
     Thomas Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1861 at Almada St, Hamilton, LKS, SCT, with Janet enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Thomas 40 Landscape & Portrait Painter & Teacher Of Drawing b Campsie, STI; wife Janet 37 b Glasgow, LKS; Dtr Margaret 12 scholar b Glasgow; Serv. Agnes McQUEEN.6
     Thomas Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1871 at 10 Union St, Hamilton, LKS, SCT, with Janet enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Thomas 50 landscape painter b Campsie, STI; wife Janet 57 b Glasgow, LKS; Dtr Margaret 22 "Feader Of Peane Ferle" b Glasgow; servt SUMMERS.13
     Thomas Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1881 at Clydesdale St (Parkview), Hamilton, LKS, SCT, with Janet enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Thomas 60 landscape painter b Campsie, STI; wife Janet 57 b Glasgow, LKS; servt SUMMERS.1

Family

Janet Seller (circa 1824 - Feb 1904)
Child
  • Margaret Fairbairn6 (Jan 1849 - Feb 1927)
Last Edited3 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. [S209] 1881 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Hamilton, LKS Par. 647 ED: 1; Page: 23; Sched 95, hsehold of Thomas & Janet FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2011.
  2. [S201] 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Par. Glasgow College; 644/1 ED: 12; Page: 5; hsehold of W Jean FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2011.
  3. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 8 Aug Bap. 20 Aug 1820 Thomas s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Jean CASSELS, Campsie, STI, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11475-6 film 1041974, extracted Dec 2011.
  4. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 21 Oct 1884 Thomas s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Jean CASSELS, h/o Janet SELLER, Hamilton, LKS, 647 #511, copy d/loaded Jun 2012.
  5. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 8 Aug Bap. 20 Aug 1820 Thomas s/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Jean CASSELLS, Campsie, STI, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11475-6 film 1041974, extracted Dec 2011.
  6. [S205] 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Hamilton, LKS Par. 647 ED: 2; Pg 18; Sched 83, hsehold of Thomas & Janet FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2011.
  7. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Marr. 25 Jun 1844 Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Janet SELLER, Glasgow, LKS, from Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910 batch M11975-4 films 0102928, 1042987, 1042942, 0102927, 1042988, 1042989, extracted Jun 2012.
  8. [S2449] Wikipedia online at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, Sir James Lawton WINGATE (1846-1924), h/o Margaret d/o Thomas FAIRBAIRN & Janet SELLER, online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lawton_Wingate, extracted Jun 2012.
  9. [S3188] Electric Scotland online at http://www.electricscotland.com, Art in Scotland: Thomas FAIRBAIRN (1821-1885), online at http://www.electricscotland.com/art/artinscotland18o.htm, extracted Dec 2011.
  10. [S2970] Births deaths marriages index: Scotland 1855+, Marr. 1876 Margaret FAIRBAIRN & James Lawton WINGATE, reg. Hamilton, LKS 647/00 0072, extracted from index Jun 2012 , http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  11. [S214] 1901 Census transcripts, Scotland, via http://Ancestry.com, Colinton, MLN ; Reg. 677 ED: 1; Page: 19; Sched. 90 hsehold of James L & Margaret F WINGATE, extracted Jun 2012.
  12. [S203] 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Barony, LKS Par. 622 ED: 19B; Pg 8 Sched 29, hsehold of Thos & Janet FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2011.
  13. [S207] 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Hamilton, LKS Par. 647 ED: 16; Pg 8; Sched 49, hsehold of Thomas & Janet FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2011.
 
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