John Fairbairn1

(17 Mar 1859 - )
FatherHenry Fairbairn1 (circa 1824 - Aug 1896)
MotherMary Young1 (circa 1831 - bet. 1871 - 1881)


     John Fairbairn was born on 17 Mar 1859 Leith, MLN, SCT.1
To date (Apr 2012), the best potential candidate for John, son of Henry & Mary (YOUNG) FAIRBAIRN is the John in Chorlton, Lancashire, marr. to Annie MIDDLEWOOD, and died in Cleverleys, Lancashire in 1928.
Against this id is that 1977 family info has "to NZ" against Henry's son John
For this id is his birth date/place matching, plus the very circumstantial evidence that John & Annie's address on their respective probate index entries was "Rannock", Holmfield Ave, Cleverley. This being significant as Henry and Mary's dtr Jane married a chap from Rannock.

Whichever FAIRBAIRN family John in Chorlton belongs to, he appears to have been successful in life, as his probate index shows substantial effects to be distributed.
This information has been posted on the Rootsweb Fairbairn board for anyone to contribute to the discussion, eg provide details of John and Annie's 1889 marriage certificate!2,3


     John Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1861 Hope Park End 45 Buccleuch St, Edinburgh Newington, Dist of St Giles, MLN, SCT, in the household of Henry Fairbairn and Mary Fairbairn as son of Henry.4
     The census of 1871 showed John and Henry and their sisters Mary, Jane, Agnes, Julia, Margaret and Catherine in the household of their parents Henry and Mary Fairbairn 47 Buccleuch St, Edinburgh Newington, Dist of St Giles, MLN, SCT, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN (indexed as LAIRBAIRN): Henry 47 grocer b Inverkip, RFW (fmp agrees); wife Mary 39 b Mid Calder, MLN; Children: Mary 17, Jane 16, Agnes 14, John 12 all b Leith; Julia 9, Margaret 7, Henry 5, Catherine 3 all b Edin; Mother-in-law: Mary YOUNG 76; Niece
Mary YOUNG 26.5
ChartsLineage 1c1: John & Elizabeth (YULE) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited5 Apr 2012


  1. [S888] FAIRBAIRN, International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  2. [S1960] Sanna F Ross (Gaffney), "EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G," e-mail to Lorna & GenForum FAIRBAIRN, "to NZ" John (Jack) s/o Henry FAIRBAIRN & Mary YOUNG, from Corres. Ethel/Eric MEKIE (John's sister Jean's grdson), 1977, rcvd Mar 2001.
  3. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Apr 2012.
  4. [S205] 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Edinburgh Newington, Dist St Giles, MLN; Reg. 685/4 ED: 62; Page: 9; Sched. 52, hsehold of Henry & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2012.
  5. [S207] 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Edinburgh Newington, Dist St Giles, MLN 685/4 ED: 56; Page: 7; Sched. 40, hsehold of Henry & Mary FAIRBAIRN (indexed as LAIRBAIRN), extracted Apr 2012.
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