John Fairburn1,2

(say 1750 - say 1834)

BDMs

     John Fairburn was born say 1750.1
     John Fairburn married Anne Arrowsmith, daughter of William Arrowsmith, in 1773 St Mary le Bow, Durham, DUR, ENG.1,3,4
     John Fairburn died say 1834 ?Deptford, KEN, ENG.1,5
Several family trees assign this John as the John son of Richard FAIRBURN, farmer of Lead Hall, Pannal nr Harrogate whose 1756 will may be found on the web, and place John's birth around 1750.
Does anyone know how the link between Deptford (Kent), Durham, and Yorkshire was made?

The family shown here is assumed from the following information:
The baptism at Deptford St Nicholas in 1795 of William Thomas, son of John and Ann FAIRBURN, shows his maternal grandfather as a William ARROWSMITH.
An Ann ARROWSMITH married a John FAIRBURN at St Mary le Bow, Durham in 1773;
Baptisms at St Mary le Bow show two daughters to a John FAIRBURN
Isabella 1774 and Elizabeth 1776 (and a John in 1778 at St Nicholas, Durham)

An extract from the will of a John FAIRBURN, ship builder at Deptford, mentions daughters Elizabeth (Richard RUSSELL), Esther (Cuthbert GRAHAM), and Grace (John WILSON), with the poster implying sons John and Richard, and explicitly stating that William Thomas is not mentioned (he was already in NZ as a missionary), with no mention of a Robert in the family.

The marriages of Elizabeth, Esther and Grace all show other family as witnesses.

Although it is not certain that the John & Ann FEARBURN baptizing a son Robert at St George's, Gravesend in 1789 are one and the same John and Ann FAIRBURN, it is the current working assumption.

DNA results for a descendant of Robert show an exact match (37/37 so far, Aug 2013) to the representative of the Cockburnspath FAIRBAIRNs exactly on the modal value over all the matching haplogroup I1 FAIRBAIRNs.
If there are any surviving direct male line representatives from either Richard in Harrogate, or John & Ann's sons John, Richard or William Thomas, the FAIRBAIRN, and variants, Surname DNA project would love to hear from you to test this assumption.6,7,4,3,8,9,10,11,12

Family

Anne Arrowsmith (say 1750 - May 1813)
Children
  • Isabella Fairburn8 (circa Jan 1774 - )
  • Elizabeth Fairburn5,8,10 (circa Feb 1776 - aft. 1834)
  • John Fairburn8 (circa Feb 1778 - aft. 1834)
  • Esther Fairburn5 (circa 1781 - aft. 1841)
  • Grace Fairburn5 (say 1785 - )
  • Robert Fairbairn+ (circa Jul 1789 - bet. Jun 1841 - Sep 1843); The John & Ann (ARROWSMITH) FAIRBURN, parents of William Thomas baptized at Deptford in 1795, are assumed to also be the John & Ann FEARBURN, parents of a/this Robert baptized at St Georges, Gravesend n 178912,6
  • Richard Fairburn5 (say 1793 - )
  • William Thomas Fairburn1,4 (Sep 1795 - 1859)
ChartsJohn & Ann (ARROWSMITH) FAIRBURN
Last Edited12 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S2809] Dinah HOLMAN, "FAIRBURN, William Thomas (NZ 1819) ex Dinah H," e-mail to via John FAIRBURN, Surrey Lorna HENDERSON, Birth 1795 William Thomas s/o John FAIRBURN & Anne ARROWSMITH, Deptford, KEN,, in letter from Dinah to John FAIRBURN, Woking, SRY, Sep 2008, sent to me by Mary, John's widow, Jan 2009.
  2. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 3 Sep 1795 William Thomas s/o John & Ann FAIRBURN, Deptford, St Nicholas, KEN, from England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), extracted from index Aug 2013.
  3. [S3286] Society of Genealogists by Society of Genealogists online at http://sog.org.uk, Marr. 1773 John FAIRBURN & Ann ARROWSMITH, St Mary le Bow, Durham, DUR, from Boyds Marriage Index, extracted Aug 2013.
  4. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 3 Sep 1795 William Thomas s/o John & Ann FAIRBURN, Deptford, KEN, maternal grandfather William ARROWSMITH, from Dr. William's Library; Nonconformist Registers; Date Range: 1795 - 1795; Film Number: 815986, indexed on ancestry in England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906, extracted from index Aug 2013.
  5. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) Will proven 27 Jan 1834 John FAIRBURN, Shipwright St Paul Deptford, KEN, in msge about William Thomas FAIRBURN, missionary, posted 2010 at http://www.ancestryaid.co.uk/boards/topic/…, extracted Aug 2013.
  6. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Aug 2013.
  7. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) Will 1756 Richard FAIRBURN, Lead Hall Farm, Pannal, filed Harrogate, from http://www.harrogatepeopleandplaces.info/wills/p/004.htm, extracted Aug 2013.
  8. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 1773 to 1789 to John FAIRBURN, Durham, from Northumberland and Durham Baptisms, extracted from index Aug 2013.
  9. [S2916] London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Marr. 1 Mar 1807 Cuthbert GRAHAM & Esther FAIRBURN, Saint Mary, Lewisham, Transcript of Marriages, DW/T/1045, DR/T/10, Item 020, extracted from image Aug 2013.
  10. [S2916] London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Marr. 24 Jun 1799 Elizabeth FAIRBURN & Richard RUSSELL, Tower Hamlets, from Saint Dunstan And All Saints, Register of marriages, P93/DUN, Item 049, extracted from image Aug 2013.
  11. [S2916] London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Marr. 27 Jul 1806 Grace FAIRBURN & John WILSON, from Saint Anne, Limehouse, Register of marriages, P93/ANN, Item 025., extracted from image Aug 2013.
  12. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Bap. 26 Jul 1789 Robert s/o John & Ann FEARBURN, St George's, Gravesend, KEN, from England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 batch I08650-9 film 992465, extracted Oct 2011.
 
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