(20 Aug 1801 - 26 Jun 1885)
|Father||Francis Fairbairn (m. Isabel HENDERWICK)2,1 (say 1760 - bet. 1801 - 1840)|
|Mother||Isabel Henderwick2,1 (circa 1760 - Oct 1840)|
BDMsJames Fairbairn was born on 20 Aug 1801 Kelso, ROX, SCT.1,3 He was baptized on 8 Aug 1802 Kelso, ROX; 20 Aug 1801 Kelso Francis Fairbairn & Isabel Henderwick his spouse James F. born & bapt. 8 Aug 1802 Wit: Chas BLACK, Will BISHOP.1 Some sources show James as born circa 1801 Rutherford, Par. of Maxton, ROX, SCT, ie although records show James was baptised in Kelso, he thought he was born Maxton (1861 and 1881 census), with the 1871 census varying that to Roxburgh in Roxburghshire.4,5
James Fairbairn married Mary Hall in 1845 Traquair, PEE, SCT.6,7
James Fairbairn died on 26 Jun 1885 on Back Row, Selkirk, SEL, SCT, at age 83; Cert. shows James as a portioner, married to Mary Hall, died June 26th, 1885, at Backrow, Selkirk. Age 85, at 5pm. Lawful son of Frank Fairbairn (portioner - deceased) & Isabella m.s. Hendwick (deceased). Cause of death - senile decay & hematemesis (?) 12 hours. Signed - Isabella Fairbairn (daughter.)2,8,9
CensusJames Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1851 Back Fens, SEL, SCT, with Mary enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: James 50 labourer b Maxton, ROX; wife Mary 32 b Selkirk, SEL.10
The census of 1861 showed James with his wife Mary, their dtr Isabella Chapel St, Selkirk, SEL, SCT, household enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: James 60 mill watchman b Rutherford, ROX; wife Mary 41 b Selkirk; Dtr Isabella 14 b Selkirk.4
James Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1871 11 South Port, Selkirk, SEL, SCT, with Mary enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: James 70 woollen mill watchman b Roxburgh, ROX; wife Mary 53 b Selkirk; Dtr Isabella 24 woollen darner b Selkirk.11
James Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1881 on 56 Back row (upper), Selkirk, SEL, SCT, enumerated as James FAIRBAIRN, b Maxton, 80, 'retired from all work', marr. (ie not widowed - Mary appears to be nursing in a different hsehold), dtr Isabella, millworker, 34, unm, b Selkirk.5
|Mary Hall (circa 1822 - aft. 1891)|
|Charts||Francis & Isabella (HENDERWICK) FAIRBAIRN|
|Last Edited||8 Apr 2012|
- [S1960] Sanna F Ross (Gaffney), "EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G," e-mail to Lorna & GenForum FAIRBAIRN, Birth 20 Aug 1801 Bap. 8 Aug 1802 James s/o Francis FAIRBAIRN & Isabel HENDERWICK, Kelso, ROX, rcvd Oct 2000.
- [S333] GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Death cert. 1885 James FAIRBAIRN, Selkirk, SEL, trans. Robert McC, rcvd Sep 2002.
- [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 20 Aug 1801 Bap. 8 Aug 1802 James s/o Frances (sic) FAIRBAIRN & Isabel KENDRICK (sic), Kelso, ROX, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11793-6 film 1067946, extracted from index Apr 2012.
- [S205] 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Selkirk, SEL Reg 778 ED 5 Sched 26 hsehold of James & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008.
- [S210] 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, Selkirk, SEL, hsehold of James FAIRBAIRN, extracted c 2000.
- [S333] GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Death cert. 1885 James FAIRBAIRN trans. Robert McC Sep 2002.
- [S888] FAIRBAIRN, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 1845 James FAIRBAIRN & Mary HALL Traquair, PEE, Batch M117714 extracted Sep 2002.
- [S1896] Ann E Fitzsimons OLIVER (34594), "EM FAIRBAIRN/BONE ex Oliver," e-mail to L McIntosh, Dth 26 Jun 1885 James FAIRBAIRN, rcvd Jul 2003.
- [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 26 Jun 1885 James s/o Frank FAIRBAIRN & Isabella HENDWICK, Selkirk, SEL 778 #76, copy d/loaded Apr 2012.
- [S203] 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Par. of Selkirk, SEL, Par 778 ED 3 Pg 52, hsehold of James & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008.
- [S207] 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Selkirk, SEL Reg 778 ED 4 SChed 87, hsehold of James & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008.