George Fairbairn1

(1670 - aft. 1710)


     George Fairbairn was born in 1670 in the Par. of St Boswells, ROX, SCT.1
     George Fairbairn married Jannet Keyll on 17 Feb 1699 Par. of St Boswells, ROX, entry for "ffeb 17" reads: "Geo: ffairbairn and Jannet Keyll gave up their names in order to marriage and produced three dollars" (an earlier entry on the page was for a "James Keyll in the paroch of Maxton". Given the spelling of Janet's surname differs to that in Henry's biography I am assuming there is family information for this couple being ancetors of Dr Henry, as it likely sounds the same.)2,3
     George Fairbairn died aft. 1710 ?St Boswells, ROX, SCT.1
Baptisms around this time do not record the person without whom a birth is impossible (the mother), and rarely record occupations or residences for the father.
St Boswells baptisms to a George around this time include:
Isobel 1694 & Christian 1696 (who predate George's marriage to Janet), and George 1701, Thomas 1702, Margaret 1704, James 1705, William 1708, this latter assumed to be the one marrying Ann CRANSTON.4


Jannet Keyll (1673 - aft. 1710)
  • William Fairbairn1 (circa Aug 1708 - 1789)
Last Edited16 Dec 2015


  1. [S2800] FHL Film 1425557 FAIRBAIRN, Henry A (1855- ) - Biography, Birth 1670 Dth ? George FAIRBAIRN, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, pg 219 extracted Dec 2008.
  2. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Marr. 17 Feb 1699 George FAIRBAIRN & Jannet KIYLL, St Boswells, ROX 804/0010 0184, copy d/loaded Dec 2008.
  3. [S2800] FHL Film 1425557 FAIRBAIRN, Henry A (1855- ) - Biography, Marr. George FAIRBAIRN & Janet CAILE, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, pg 219 extracted Dec 2008.
  4. [S110] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Roxburghshire, Scotland, FAIRBAIRN Births 1538-1854", Bap. 1690 to 1715 to George FAIRBAIRN, St Boswells, ROX, extracted Feb 2014.
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