William Fairbairn1

(11 May 1794 - aft. 1871)
FatherJohn Fairbairn (m. Elizabeth YULE)1 (1753 - 1830)
MotherElizabeth Yule1 (say 1755 - 1842)


     William Fairbairn was born on 11 May 1794 Channabank, Par. of Abbey St Bathans, BEW, SCT.2,3,4,5 He was baptized on 22 May 1794 Abbey St Bathans, BEW, SCT; entry reads: "William Fairbairn Son to John Fairbairn in Channabank was Born 11th and Baptized 22 May 1794 Witnesses Robt Fairbairn & Robt Galbraith" (brother Robert at top of same page, 1787.)1,4,5 Some sources show William as born on 5 Nov 1794.6
     William Fairbairn married Sarah Lloyd on 15 Aug 1819 Christchurch, Newgate St, LND, ENG, The entry merely shows they were botp, marr. after banns, both signed, wit: Peter HUGHES & John ..3,7,8
     William Fairbairn died aft. 1871 ?Camberwll, SRY, ENG.9
Family information states that "William married an Englishwoman". This led to the identification of the William married to Sarah Lloyd as William the son of John and Elizabeth (Yule) Fairbairn, partially confirmed by the 1851 census showing William was born in Berwickshire.10,3,11


     William Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 on Mill St, Ancoats, Manchester, LAN, ENG, with Sarah Fairbairn, as FAIRBAIRN: William 47 carpenter b SCT; Sarah 42, William 15 machine turner, James 9, all not b cty; Mary 2 b Cty; Also James JOHNSTONE 22 white smith not b cty (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)12
     The census of 1851 showed William with his wife Sarah, their sons James and William, their dtr-in-law Eliza Bradford Rd (70), Ancoats, Manchester, LAN, ENG, household enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: William 56 joiner b Berwick SCT; wife Sarah 55 b Bishops Castle Shropshire; Son James 7 (17?)apprentice to joiner b Christ Church Parish, London, MDX; Mary Sarah 12 apprentice to milliner b Manchester, LAN; William marr. 26 bookseller and pattern maker b London, MDX; Dtr in law Eliza 28 formerly ?reeler? b Armagh, IRL; Grdson; William David 2? b Manchester; Visitors: ?HOWES? *2.3
     William Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1861 87 ?Cobdend? St, Ancoats, Dist of Manchester, LAN, ENG, with Sarah Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN (indexed as TANBRAN): William 64 joiner b SCT; wife Sarah 64 b Bishops Castle, Shropshire; Son James W marr. 29 clock maker b Christchurch SRY; dtr-in-law Susan 25 b Wales; Grdchildren: Sarah Anna 3 scholar, James E ?1? (or none) both b Manchester, LAN; Nieces (MINTON) Fanny 23, ?Mach? 20 both netmakers b Wales.13 William Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1871 85 Albany Rd, St George, Par. of Camberwell, SRY, ENG, as father of William Fairbairn.9

DNA Info

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Sarah Lloyd (circa 1796 - aft. 1861)
  • William Fairbairn12 (circa 1826 - bet. Jan 1884 - Mar 1884)
  • Robert Fairbairn14 (Apr 1826 - )
  • Sarah Fairbairn15 (circa 1829 - aft. 1871)
  • James William Fairbairn3,16 (circa 1830 - bet. Sep 1901 - Dec 1901)
ChartsLineage 1c1: John & Elizabeth (YULE) FAIRBAIRN
Wanted: John & Elizabeth (YULE) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited5 Nov 2011


  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, Brith 11 May (Shannabank) Bap. 22 May (Abbey St Bathans) 1794 William s/o John FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth YULE, from "Some Descendants of John FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth YULE", rcvd Sep 2008, extracted Jan 2009.
  3. [S202] 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Ancoats, Manchester, LAN HO107/2226 F 726 ED 1www Pg 10 Sched 39, hsehold of William & Sarah FAIRBAIRN, extracted Nov 2008.
  4. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 11 May Bap. 22 May 1794 William s/o John FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth YULE, Abbey St Bathans, BEW, patron submission Batch Number: 7625206 sheet 42 srce call 1058744, rechecked Sep 2008.
  5. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 11th Bap. 22nd May 1794 William s/o John FAIRBAIRN, Channabank, Abbey St Bathans, BEW, copy d/loaded (for brother Robert) Jun 2009.
  6. [S1062] Letter, Janis ULSTEIN to (1), Email Jan 2003 from tree of Craig F.
  7. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 15 Aug 1819 William FAIRBAIRN & Sarah LLOYD, batch M001341 Christ Church Greyfriars, Newgate, LND, extracted Nov 2008.
  8. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 15 Aug 1819 William FAIRBAIRN & Sarah LLOYD, from Guildhall, Christchurch Newgate Street, Bishops' transcripts of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1819, DL/T/Ms 10115/14, extracted Nov 2009.
  9. [S206] 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Camberwell, SRY RG10/736 ED 2 F 49 Pg 34 Sched 198, hsehold of William & Emma C FAIRBAIRN, extracted Mar 2009.
  10. [S1960] Sanna F Ross (Gaffney), "EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G," e-mail to Lorna & GenForum FAIRBAIRN, Willam s/o John FAIRBAIRN & Elizabeth YULE, file rcvd Jan 2003, extracted Dec 2007.
  11. [S2195] Www Rootsweb online at http://wc.rootsweb.com/, Marr. William FAIRBAIRN & "an Englishwoman", from "Our Reinheimer Ancestors" tree of Phyllis REINHEIMERonline at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, last updated 2002, extracted Sep 2009.
  12. [S200] 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Ancoats, Manchester, LAN HO107/577/21 F 32 ED 38 Pg 6, hsehold of William & Sarah FAIRBAIRN, extracted Nov 2008.
  13. [S204] 1861 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Sub Dist Ancoats, Dist Manchester, LAN RG9/2937 ED 55 F 111 Pg 18 Sched 86, hsehold of William & Sarah FAIRBAIRN (indexed as TANBRAN), extracted Nov 2009.
  14. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 15 Apr Bap. 7 May 1826 Robert s/o William (carpenter) & Sarah FAIRBAIRN, of North St, from London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Marylebone, Register of baptisms, P89/MRY1, Item 027, extracted Nov 2009.
  15. [S206] 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Civil Par. St Philips Sub Dist Ancoats, Dist Manchester LAN RG10/4035 F 160 ED 55 Pg 29 Sched 145, hsehold of James W FAIRBAIRN, extracted Nov 2008.
  16. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Bap. 18 Sep 1831 James William s/o William (carpenter) & Sarah FAIRBAIRN, of Gravel Lane, London Metropolitan Archives, Christ Church, Southwark, Register of baptisms, P92/CTC, Item 010, extracted Nov 2009.
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