David Fairbairn (m. Peggy MERCER)1

(circa 1730 - 29 Jul 1802)


     David Fairbairn was born circa 1730 ?Melrose, ROX, SCT.2
     David Fairbairn married Peggy Mercer, daughter of Nicol Mercer and Agnes Steel, say 1760 ?Melrose, ROX.3
     David Fairbairn was assumed to have died on 29 Jul 1802 Melrose, ROX, SCT, aged 72, no cod shown, date assumed to be dth, but might be burial, and might not be this David, but age would fit.2

DNA Info

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


     The line of David Fairbairn (m. Peggy MERCER) is/was being researched by Sandy Finlay. (brother-in-law of DNA participant Andrew F FAIRBAIRN (F-47)) Email: Sandy.4


Peggy Mercer (circa Apr 1736 - )
  • Nicoll Fairbairn5 (circa Oct 1762 - Dec 1784)
  • Agnes Fairbairn3 (circa Dec 1764 - )
  • Thomas Fairbairn (m. Margaret SMITH)+ (circa May 1770 - Jan 1847); The Thomas born to David & Peggy is assumed to be the Thomas married to Margaret SMITH1,6
  • David Fairbairn1 (circa May 1772 - )
  • Isabel Fairbairn7 (circa Nov 1774 - )
  • Margaret Fairbairn8 (circa Aug 1778 - )
ChartsLineage 2b2: David & Peggy (MERCER) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited28 Oct 2011


  1. [S110] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Roxburghshire, Scotland, FAIRBAIRN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 3 May 1772 David s/o David FAIRBAIRN & Peggy MERCER, Melrose, ROX, 799/ 0030 0088, extracted from index Sep 2011.
  2. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth/Burial? 29 Jul 1802 David FAIRBAIRN, aged 72, Melrose OPR 799/00 0040 0222, copy d/loaded Sep 2011.
  3. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 23 Dec 1764 Agnes d/o David FAIRBAIRN & Peggy MERCOR, Melrose, Dist 799/0030 0070, copy d/loaded Jun 2008.
  4. [S3053] Sandy FINLAY, "Corres. re FAIRBAIRN/MERCER/FINLAY ex Sandy F," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Oct 2011.
  5. [S110] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Roxburghshire, Scotland, FAIRBAIRN Births 1538-1854", Bap. 31 Oct 1762 Nicoll s/o David FAIRBAIRN & Margaret MERCER, Melrose, Dist 799/0030 0065, index searched Jun 2008.
  6. [S1] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Conclusions", Sep 2011.
  7. [S110] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Roxburghshire, Scotland, FAIRBAIRN Births 1538-1854", Bap. 20 Nov 1774 Isabel d/o David FAIRBAIRN & Peggy MERCOR, Melrose, Dist 799/0030 0093, index searched Jun 2008.
  8. [S110] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Roxburghshire, Scotland, FAIRBAIRN Births 1538-1854", Bap. 9 Aug 1778 Margaret d/o David FAIRBAIRN & Peggy MERCER, Melrose, Dist 799/0030 0102, index searched Jun 2008.
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