Robert Fairbairn1

(21 Jun 1857 - 1918)
FatherWilliam Fairbairn1 (May 1826 - Mar 1900)
MotherAgnes Turner1 (circa 1821 - Aug 1891)


     Robert Fairbairn was born on 21 Jun 1857 3 Almada? St, Hamilton, LKS, SCT, Robert b. 6am to William FAIRBAIRN, carter & Agnes m.s. TURNER; Inf. father. Reg. Jul 6th.1,2
     Robert Fairbairn married Margaret Weir on 5 Jun 1885 Larkhall, LKS, SCT, cert. shows Robert as 28 ploughman resid. Stonehouse s/o William FAIRBAIRN, carter, & Agnes m.s. TURNER; Margaret as 23 dairymaid resid. Avondale d/o Robert WEIR, hedger, & Elizabeth m.s. GILLIES; Wit: George FAIRBAIRN, Mary WEIR.3
     Robert Fairbairn died in 1918 Wishaw?, Par. of Cambusnethan, LKS, SCT.4,5,6
Several trees show this Robert, married to Margaret WEIR, as the son of Daniel and Annie (CLARK) FAIRBAIRN.
However this ploughman's marriage cert. shows him to be the son of William FAIRBAIRN and Agnes TURNER instead. Both Roberts were born Bothwell, 1857/1858.3


     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1861 3 Almada St, Hamilton, LKS, SCT, in the household of William Fairbairn and Agnes Fairbairn as son of William.7 Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1871 110 Park St, Dalziel, LKS, SCT, in the household of William Fairbairn and Agnes Fairbairn as son of William.8
     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1881 West Crindle Dyke Farm, Cambusnethan, LKS, SCT, enumerated as Robert W FAIRBAIRN: farmer ploughman, servant, unm, 26, b Hamilton, LKS, on 80 ac farm of James & Margaret WILSON.9
     Robert Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1891 Netherton Stable, Dist of Cambusnethan, LKS, SCT, with Margaret enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Robt 31 ploughman b Bothwell, LKS; wife Margaret Weir 26 b Lesmahagow, LKS; Children: Wm 6 b Dalziel, LKS; Agnes 4 b Bothwell, LKS; Robert 3, Margret 1 both b Dalserf, LKS; Boarder John FORREST 35 carter b Creiff, PER.10
     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1901 93 Marshall St, Wishaw, Par. of Cambusnethan, LKS, SCT, with Margaret Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Robert 44 carter b Hamilton, LKS; wife Margaret 36 b Larkhall, LKS; Children: William 15 Apprentice Baker b Dalziel, LKS; Agnes 14 hse duties b Quarter, LKS; Robert 13, Margaret 12 both scholars b Dalserf, LKS; John 8, James 5 both scholars b Cambusnethan, LKS; George 4, Matthew 2, Catherine 11 Mo all b Cambusnethan.4
     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1911 Cambusnethan, LKS, SCT, with Margaret Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Robert 53; Maggie W 46 ; Assumed children: Lizzie 27 (who is she?), William 25 (why is he here when enumerated with wife and children, also in Cambusnethan?), Agnes 24, Robert 22, Maggie 21, John 18, James 16, George 14, Matthew 13, Katie 11, Edward 8.5


Margaret Weir (circa 1862 - aft. 1911)
  • William Fairbairn10 (circa 1885 - aft. 1911)
  • Agnes Fairbairn10 (circa 1887 - aft. 1901)
  • Robert Fairbairn10 (circa 1888 - aft. 1901)
  • Margaret Fairbairn10 (circa 1890 - Dec 1986)
  • John Fairbairn4 (circa 1893 - aft. 1901)
  • James Fairbairn4 (circa 1896 - aft. 1901)
  • George Fairbairn4 (circa 1897 - aft. 1901)
  • Matthew Fairbairn4,11 (circa 1899 - aft. 1914)
  • Catherine Fairbairn4 (circa Apr 1900 - aft. 1901)
  • Edward Fairbairn5 (circa 1903 - )
ChartsLineage 1b4b: Robert and Elizabeth (CROSBIE) Fairbairn
Last Edited27 Dec 2012


  1. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), FAIRBAIRN/WADDELL, (Batch Number: C116471-?-6035516 R) extracted Sep 2003.
  2. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Birth 21 Jun 1857 Robert s/o William FAIRBIARN & Agnes TURNER, Hamilton, LKS 647 #279, copy d/loaded Apr 2012.
  3. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Marr. 5 Jun 1885 Robert s/o William FAIRBAIRN & Agnes TURNER; Margaret d/o Robert WEIR & Elizabeth GILLIES; Larkhall, LKS 638/01 #22, copy d/loaded Apr 2012.
  4. [S214] 1901 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Wishaw, Par. Cambusnethan, LKS, Reg. 628 ED 20 Sched 177, hsehold of Robert & Margaret FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2012.
  5. [S3010] Census index, Scotland,, Cambusnethan, LKS 628/00 023/00 019, hsehold of Robert & Maggie W FAIRBAIRN, extracted from index Dec 2012.
  6. [S2970] Births deaths marriages index: Scotland 1855+, Dth 1918 Robert FAIRBAIRN, aged 61, reg. Cambusnethan, LKS, 628/00 0076, extracted from index Dec 2012 ,
  7. [S205] 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Hamilton, LKS Reg. 647 ED 2 Sched 57, hsehold of William & Agnes FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2010.
  8. [S207] 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Dalzeil, LKS Reg. 639 ED 1 Sched 204, hsehold of William & Agnes FAIRBAIRN, extracted Oct 2010.
  9. [S210] 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 0203620 GRO Ref Volume 628 EnumDist 3 Page 5, extracted Sep 2003.
  10. [S212] 1891 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Netherton Stable, Cambusnethan, LKS Reg. 628 ED 9 Sched 112, hsehold of Robert & Margaret Weir FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2012.
  11. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Marr. 30 Nov 1914 Matthew s/o Robert FAIRBAIRN & Margaret WEIR; Nettie d/o Robert GRAY & Margaret WYLIE/WITHER, St Rollox, Burgh of Glasgow, LKS, 644/8 #492, copy d/loaded Jun 2012.
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