Andrew Fairbairn (m. Helen BLAKEBUL)1,2

(say 1758 - Jul 1810)


     Andrew Fairbairn was born say 1758 ?Coldstream, BEW, SCT, date assumed from wife's.2
     Andrew Fairbairn married Helen Blakebul on 25 May 1786 Mertoun, BEW, SCT, also 6 May Coldstream, BEW, SCT.3
     Andrew Fairbairn was assumed to have died in Jul 1810 Par. of Coldstream, BEW, SCT, The burial 22nd Jul, for 4s, is assumed to be this Andrew, although it could be for his son instead?4,1
Occupation given as "barnman in Leitholm" on baptisms of John, Andrew and Thomas, all at Coldstream.
Children baptised in Smailholm (1788), Eccles (1790) and Coldstream (1792 - 1800) with only the first two having the mother's name specified. However Andrew and Helen were married/had banns called at both Mertoun and Coldstream (1786) and Thomas' death gives his mother as Helen BLAKEBUL (but father's forename unknown).

Both sons John and Thomas ended up in Selkirk, with at least one branch of John's family emigrating to Ontario, living around Galt, Waterloo Co.

Rather curious which of the other families Andrew fits into, with the naming pattern indicating a likely John & Margaret, with no immediately obvious candidates presenting themselves.5,1,6

DNA Info

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Helen Blakebul (circa 1758 - Aug 1841)
  • Janet Fairbairn7 (circa Mar 1788 - )
  • Margaret Fairbairn8 (circa May 1790 - )
  • John Fairbairn+9,10 (circa May 1792 - Dec 1848)
  • Andrew Fairbairn5,8 (circa Aug 1794 - )
  • Thomas Fairbairn+2,11 (Mar 1797 - Aug 1873)
  • Wilhelmina Fairbairn (Sep 1800 - Dec 1803)
ChartsAndrew & Helen (BLAKEBUL) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited25 Apr 2014


  1. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Mar 2012.
  2. [S1127] "BFHS Magazine", Birth 1798 Dth 1873 Thomas s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN & Helen BLAKEBUL, from Issue #19 1992, extracted c 1998.
  3. [S888] FAIRBAIRN, International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  4. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Bur. 22 Jul 1810 Andrew FAIRBAIRN, Coldstream, BEW 733/00 0030 0269, copy d/loaded Mar 2012.
  5. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Bap. 10 Aug 1794 Andrew s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN, barnman in Leitholm, bap. Coldstream, BEW 733/00 0030 0059, copy d/loaded (for brother Thomas) Mar 2012.
  6. [S5] online at, Marr. 1 May 1871 John (44, wid) s/o John & Isabella FAIRBAIRN to Isabella (45, wid) d/o David & Margaret BELL, London, Middlesex Co, ONT, from Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928, film MS932_5, extracted Jun 2011.
  7. [S110] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Roxburghshire, Scotland, FAIRBAIRN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 13 Jul 1788 Janet d/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN & Helen BLACKBEY, Smailholm, ROX 805/ 0010 0112, extracted from index Mar 2012.
  8. [S1127] "BFHS Magazine", Bap. 1790 Andrew & Margaret d/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN & Helen BLAKEBUL, Eccles, from Issue #19 1992, extracted c 1998.
  9. [S1127] "BFHS Magazine", Birth 1792 John (m. Isabella STUART) s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN & Helen BLAKEBUL, from Issue #19 1992, extracted c 1998.
  10. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Bap. 27 May 1792 John s/o Andrew (Barnman, Leitholm) FAIRBAIRN, Coldstream, BEW 733/ 0030 0049, copy d/loaded Mar 2012.
  11. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 31 Mar Bap. 7 May 1797 Thomas s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN, barnman in Leitholm, bap. Coldstream, BEW 733/00 0030 0059, copy d/loaded Mar 2012.
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