Robert Fairbairn1

(circa Jul 1781 - )
FatherRobert Fairbairn1 (circa Jul 1743 - )
MotherSusanna Stelling1 (Aug 1755 - Feb 1833)


     Robert Fairbairn was born circa Jul 1781 Great Stainton, DUR, ENG, "eldest lawful son of Robert."1,2 He was baptized on 23 Jul 1781 Great Stainton, DUR.2
Index: Robert - Servant at Broomhill, to his great great grandfather John Sclaitter, Tailor, Eildon, who died ___ Heir Special in parts of Eildon, in the Regality of Melrose, Roxburghshire - dated 6th jan 1807
Copy of entry 546. Service of Robert Fairbairn, servant to Mr. James Mercer, Broomhill, eldest lawfull son of Robert Fairbairn, who was eldest lawfull son of John Fairbairn, who was eldest lawfull son of Robert Fairbairn in Eildon, and Alison Sklaiter, his spouse, only daughter of the deceased John Sklaiter, portioner of Eildon, to his great-great-grandfather the said John Sklaiter, in three husband lands and a half of the town and lands of Eildon, and that onsett of houses in Eildon, with the yards and others, all lying within the town and territory of Eildon and lordship and regality of Melrose (in nonentry since the death of the said John Sklaiter on -), (as heir in special).1,3,4
Last Edited7 Jan 2015


  1. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) Robert FAIRBAIRN, servant at Broomhill, Melrose, service of heir to John SCLAITER, found at, extracted Feb 2009.
  2. [S3420] FamilySearch, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: Bap. 23 Jul 1781 Robert s/o Robert & Susanna FAIRBAIRNS, Great Stainton, Durham, from film 90786 batch P00060-1, extracted Jan 2015.
  3. [S2822] Retours of Service of Heirs, Decennial Indexes to the Services of Heirs in Scotland, Robert FAIRBAIRN, 6 Jan 1807, servant to James MERCER, Broomhill, Melrose, heir to great great grandfather John SCLAITTER, Tailor, Eildon, from 1800-1809 index, extracted Feb 2009.
  4. [S5] online at, Robert FAIRBAIRN Service of Heirs 1636-1847, extracted Feb 2009.
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