James Fairbairn (m. Agnes LINDSAY)1

(say 1760 - )


     James Fairbairn was born say 1760 ?Ednam, ROX, SCT.1
     James Fairbairn married Agnes Lindsay say 1785 ?Ednam, ROX.1
A descendant, Bob(F-34), of James and Agnes (LINDSAY) FAIRBAIRN is an excellent dna match (67/67) to descendants of John and Magdalen (BO) FAIRBAIRN, but where James "fits" into that tree is completely unknown.
As Alexander is a family name for Bob's line, perhaps there's a link with one of the Alexanders contemporary with the John of Stewart's line, and possibly there is a connection to one of the early Alexanders in Mellerstain, Earlston?
The Alexander married to Betsy NEWTON however is spoken for, as is his son James (married Agnes BRACK 1783 at Lauder.
Exploration of a possible AITCHISON link may bear some fruit for a connection between Bob's line and that of another excellent match, F-42.2

DNA Info

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


     Click here to see James's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.3


Agnes Lindsay (say 1760 - )
  • Thomas Fairbairn4,5 (circa Apr 1786 - Aug 1870)
  • Alexander Fairbairn+ (Dec 1788 - bet. 1851 - 1855); assumes correct Alexander/Isabella and James/Alexander identified1
ChartsLineage 1a: James & Agnes (LINDSAY) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited14 Jun 2017


  1. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 7 Dec 1788 Alexr s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Agnes LINDSAY, Par. of Ednam, ROX Dist 788 010 118, copy d/loaded May 2008.
  2. [S14] FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project online at http://worldfamilies.net/surnames/fairbairn/results.html, Stewart (F-38), Bob (F-34), (F-42), exact 67/67/ match, extracted from FT DNA GAP, Jun 2011.
  3. [S3217] WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Uploaded Jun 2015.
  4. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 16 Apr 1786 Thomas s/o James FAIRAIRN & Agness LINDSEY, batch 7104002 Sheet 70 Call 1235138, Ednam, ROX, extracted May 2008.
  5. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 30 Aug 1870 Thomas FAIRBAIRN, aged 85 widower of Helen McLEAN, reg. Kelso, ROX 793/00 pg 33 #97, copy d/loaded Jan 2009.
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