Robert Fairbairn1,2

(circa 1801 - bet. Jun 1887 - Sep 1887)


     Robert Fairbairn was born circa 1801 Melrose, ROX, SCT.3,4,5
     Robert Fairbairn married Agnes Black on 14 May 1824 Yetholm, Par. of Yetholm, ROX, SCT, Ancrum cash book entry for May 16th shows: Robt Fairbairn and Agnes Black procld the former in the parish of Yetholm and the latter in this parish 7d
The Yetholm entry for May 2nd reads: Robert Fairbairn in this parish & Agnes Black in the parish of Ancrum gave in their names for proclamation - were married May 14th 1824.2,6,7
     Robert Fairbairn married Euphemia Robson, daughter of John Robson and Agnes Robson, on 7 Jun 1839 Eckford, ROX, SCT, entry for May 18th 1839 reads: Robert FAIRBAIRN & Euphemia ROBSON both in this parish gave up their names for proclamation in order to marriage
7th June 1839 the above named persons were married (same days as James SINTON and Elspeth CURLE.)1,8,9
     Robert Fairbairn died bet. Jun 1887 - Sep 1887 reg. Dist of Erpingham, NFK, ENG.3,10,11,2


     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 Haughead, Eckford, ROX, SCT, with Euphemia Fairbairn, as Robert FAIRBAIRN, 35, blacksmith; Euphemia, 35; David, 10; Agnes ROBSON, independent, 70; Janet OLIVER, 5 all b ROX (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)5
     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1851 87 Castle St, Jedburgh, ROX, SCT, with Euphemia Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Robert 50 labourer b Melrose, ROX; wife Euphemia 52 b Jedburgh; Son Robert 24 coal agent b Ancrum, ROX; Mother in law Agness ROBSON 84 pro relief Linton, ROX; Niece Jennett OLIVER, 15 scholar b Jedburgh.4
     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1861 93 Castlegate, Jedburgh, ROX, SCT, with Euphemia Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Robert 60 lab b Melrose; wife Euphemia 64 lab's wife b Jedburgh.12
     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1871 92 Castlegate, Jedburgh, ROX, SCT, enumerated as Robert FREEBURN, 70, labr (no others in hsehold.)13 He appeared on the census of 1881 Stody, Dist Erpingham, NFK, ENG, as father of Robert Fairbairn.3

DNA Info

     Robert belongs to a tested line in the FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project. Follow this link for supplementary DNA information.


Agnes Black (say 1805 - bet. 1831 - 1839)
  • Robert Fairbairn4 (circa 1827 - bet. Jan 1898 - Mar 1898)
  • David Fairbairn+11,2,5 (circa 1831 - May 1897)
ChartsLineage 2d: Robert & Agnes (BLACK) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited9 Mar 2012


  1. [S1610] FreeCensus, UK online at, 1841 Eckford Dist 787 EnumDist 1, Folio 1 Page 6, extracted Aug 2004.
  2. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 25 May 1897 David FAIRBAIRN, reg. Jedburgh, ROX, Dist 792 Pg 10 #30, copy d/loaded Apr 2008 (with Robert SINTON).
  3. [S208] 1881 Census images, England & Wales, via, Stody, Sub Dist Holt, Dist Erpingham, NFK RG11/1927 ED 8 F 31 Pg 11 sched 52 hsehold of Robert & Isabella FAIRBAIRN, extracted May 2008.
  4. [S203] 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Jedburgh, ROX Par 792 ED 1 Pg 13, sched 61 hsehold of Robert & Euphemia FAIRBAIRN, extracted May 2008.
  5. [S1610] FreeCensus, UK online at, 1841 Eckford Dist 787 EnumDist 1, Folio 1 Page 6, hsehold of Robert & Euphemia FAIRBAIRN, extracted Aug 2004.
  6. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. Proclamation 16 May 1824 Robert FAIRBAIRN (Yetholm) & Agnes BLACK (Ancrum), from the Ancrum cash book, copy d/loaded Feb 2009.
  7. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 14 May 1824 Robert FAIRBAIRN & Agnes BLACK, Yetholm, ROX Dist 811/0030 0080, copy d/loaded Feb 2009.
  8. [S888] FAIRBAIRN, International Genealogical Index (IGI), FAIRBAIRN/ROBSON marriages, batch 7030814-76-538656, extracted Aug 2004.
  9. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 7 Jun 1839 Robert FAIRBAIRN & Euphemia ROBSON, Eckford, ROX Par. 787/A00 0020 0118, copy d/loaded Oct 2008.
  10. [S1595] Www FreeBMD ENG online at, Dth 1887 Robert FAIRBAIRN, 87, reg Dist of Erpingham, NFK Sep qtr 4b/49, extracted May 2008.
  11. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Marr. 1857 David FAIRBAIRN & Margaret WHILLANS, copy d/loaded May 2006.
  12. [S1610] FreeCensus, UK online at, SCT1861/792 Jedburgh, ROX EnumDist 6, F 792 Pg 3 Sched 12, hsehold of Robert & Euphemia FAIRBAIRN, extracted Feb 2009.
  13. [S207] 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Jedburgh, ROX Reg. 792 ED 2 sched 53 hsehold of Robert FREEBURN, extracted May 2008.
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