William Fairbairn

(circa 1819 - aft. 1871)


     William Fairbairn was born circa 1819 Eckford, ROX, SCT, place (Sunderland, DUR) from Rbt SKIPP via Leslie ROBERTSTON, but 1861 says Eckford ROX.1,2,3
     William Fairbairn married Alison Miller, daughter of Henry Miller and Beanie Arthur, say 1851 ?BEW, SCT, date assumed.4
     William Fairbairn died aft. 1871 ?Castlemains, Duns, BEW, SCT; Robert SKIPP (#1966) has p/copy of plot purchased in Duns cemetery "in favour of William FAIRBAIRN" dated 23 May 1871, supposedly for Alison.1,5


     William Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1861 Auchencrow Mains Farm, Par. of Coldingham, BEW, SCT, with Alison Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: William 42 ploughmam b Eckford, ROX; wife Alison 45 Ayton, BEW; Children: Alexander 8 b Chirnside, Henry 7 b Mordington, both scholars.3
     William Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1871 Castle Mains, Dist of Dunse, BEW, SCT, with Alison Miller, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: William 48 farm servant b Eckford, ROX; wife Alison 53 Ayton, BEW; Son: Henry 17 farm servant b Mordington.6

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Alison Miller (Jan 1816 - May 1871)
  • Alexander Fairbairn7,8 (Aug 1852 - 1935)
  • Henry Fairbairn9 (Feb 1854 - Mar 1917)
Last Edited10 Feb 2016


  1. [S333] GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT.
  2. [S1966] Robert SKIPP, "EM FAIRBAIRN/MILLER Duns to USA via Ireland," e-mail to L McIntosh, Jul 2001.
  3. [S802] 1861 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, via Ancestry.com, Coldingham, BEW Reg 732 ED 6 Pg 20 Sched 88, hsehold of William & Alison FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007.
  4. [S333] GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: death Alison.
  5. [S1966] Robert SKIPP, "EM FAIRBAIRN/MILLER Duns to USA via Ireland," e-mail to L McIntosh, Nov 2000.
  6. [S803] 1871 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Dunse, BEW Reg 735 ED 5 Pg 13 Sched 56, hsehold of William & Alison FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2007.
  7. [S1966] Robert SKIPP, "EM FAIRBAIRN/MILLER Duns to USA via Ireland," e-mail to L McIntosh, 16 Sep 2000.
  8. [S684] Marriages Baptisms: Chirnside, BEW, Sep/Oct 1994.
  9. [S1966] Robert SKIPP, "EM FAIRBAIRN/MILLER Duns to USA via Ireland," e-mail to L McIntosh, Dec 2000.
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