Robert Fairbairn1

(say 1760 - )


     Robert Fairbairn was born say 1760 ?Linton, ROX, SCT.1
     Robert Fairbairn married Janet Hogarth say 1785 ?Linton, ROX.1
A Scottish Borders line that was expected to match Lineage 1, but unfortunately doesn't, matching a heap of MONTGOMERY dna participants instead.
A confirming dna signature from a different line of descent would be rather nice to have as a result.
Examining DNA results, Y and atDNA, with only one FamilyFinder (atDNA) result from Robert's line, but several of the close Y-DNA Montgomery matches having also undertaken FamiyFinder testing, there are no MONTGOMERY surname matches in Robert's descendant's matches - which could indicate that the MONTGOMERY link is quite a way back.2

DNA Info

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


     Robert Fairbairn is the ancestor of researcher F-5 Fairbairn (F-5). Email: F-5.3,4


Janet Hogarth (say 1760 - )
  • Edward Fairbairn5 (1787 - 1853)
  • William Fairbairn1,6 (Jul 1798 - 1862)
ChartsLineage 3a: Robert & Janet (HOGARTH) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited6 Jan 2015


  1. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), FAIRBAIRN/HOGARTH chr batch 7027207 sheet 11, extracted Aug 2005.
  2. [S14] FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project online at, Jun 2008, updated Jan 2015.
  3. [S2333] Rootsweb Msge Board online at, DAVIDSON/FAIRBAIRN postings Aug 2005, on the Berwickshire, SCT Board by FAIRBAIRN, extracted Aug 2005.
  4. [S14] FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project online at, Jun 2008.
  5. [S2337] F-5 FAIRBAIRN, "EM FAIRBAIRN/SINTON Yetholm ex Scott F," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Canadian Emigrant FAIRBAIRNs, copy rcvd Jul 2008.
  6. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 9 Jul 1798 at (?Hor?)lawmains William s/o Robert FAIRBAIRN & Janet HOGARTH, Par. of Linton, ROX 796 0010 0052, copy d/loaded Dec 2008.
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