James Fairbairn1,2

(say 1765 - bet. 1795 - 1841)


     James Fairbairn was born say 1765 ?Gordon, BEW, SCT.3
     James Fairbairn married Elizabeth Alison say 1788 prob. at Gordon, Berwickshire, not immediately obvious BEW on Sct P, there's a 1779 James FAIRBAIRN & Alison, no surname 1779 Coldstream, but it looks like a forename, not surname.4,2
     James Fairbairn died bet. 1795 - 1841 ?Gordon, BEW, SCT.2
James a shoemaker at Gordon on the baptisms of sons James, John & Thomas (1789-1795), a farm servant (dec'd) when John & Thomas died in 1871, and a farm steward in 1880 when James died.4,5,2

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Elizabeth Alison (say 1765 - bet. 1795 - 1841)
  • James Fairbairn2,6 (circa Dec 1789 - Feb 1880)
  • John Fairbairn3 (circa Feb 1791 - Aug 1871)
  • Thomas Fairbairn1,7 (Apr 1795 - Jul 1871)
ChartsJames & Betty (ALISON) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited24 May 2012


  1. [S2195] Www Rootsweb online at http://wc.rootsweb.com/, Birth 16 Aug 1884 Dth 4 May 1957 Florence Eliza FAIRBAIRN nee TISSIMAN, from tree of Thomas H F KIDMAN, extracted Jan 2001.
  2. [S333] GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 12 Feb 1880 James s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth ALISON, Laidlawshiel, Stow, . trans. Robert McC, rcvd Dec 2001.
  3. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 3 Mar 1791 John s/o James FAIRBAIRN, shoemaker, Gordon, BEW 742/00 0040 0169, copy d/loaded Oct 2010.
  4. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 8 Jul 1871 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, aged 75 widower of Margaret THOMSON, reg. Lauder, BEW 748/00 pg 10 #28, copy d/loaded Jan 2009.
  5. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 26 Aug 1871 John s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Betsie ALLISON, Lauder, BEW 748/00 #11, copy d/loaded Oct 2010.
  6. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap 14 Dec 1789 James/o James FAIRBAIRN, shoemaker, Gordon, BEW 742/00 0040 0162, copy d/loaded Oct 2010.
  7. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 9th Bap 22nd Apr 1795 Thomas s/o James FAIRBAIRN, shoemaker, Gordon, BEW 742/00 0040 0197, copy d/loaded Oct 2010.
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