James William Fairbairn1,2

(bet. Mar 1856 - Jun 1856 - bet. Mar 1916 - Jun 1916)
FatherRobert Fairbairn3,4 (circa 1809 - bet. Jan 1876 - Mar 1876)
MotherMary Ann Wilson3 (circa 1816 - bet. Sep 1873 - Dec 1873)


     James William Fairbairn was born bet. Mar 1856 - Jun 1856 Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, ENG, (from 1861, 1871, when with parents, and corroborated, if not confirmed, by a matching birth index; later census, and dth index shave a couple of years of this date.)3,5,6 Some sources show James as born circa 1859 Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, (from later census, and death age.)7
     James William Fairbairn married Annie Mitchell on 18 May 1886 St Oswalds, Hebburn, Dist of South Shields, DUR, ENG, cert. shows James William as 28, auctioneer resid. Jarrow, s/o Robinson FAIRBAIRN, contractor, dec'd; Annie as 26 resid. Hebburn, d/o William MITCHELL (no occ.) dec'd; Both signed; Wit: Jane PIRIE, John Edward & ?? WHEATLEY.7,1,8,9,4
     James William Fairbairn died bet. Mar 1916 - Jun 1916 reg. Milford Haven?, Dist of Haverfordwest, PEM, WLS.10


     James Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1861 Bullers Green, Morpeth, NBL, ENG, in the household of Robert Fairbairn and Mary Ann Fairbairn as son of Robert.3
     The census of 1871 showed Robert, Thomas and James and their sister Harriet in the household of their parents Robert and Mary Ann Fairbairn Morpeth, NBL, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Robert 63 plasterer b SCT; wife Mary 56 b Newcastle, NBL; Children: Robert 22, Thomas 20 both plasterers; James 15 scholar all b Newcastle, NBL; WATSON: Dtr Harriet 32 b Newcastle; Grdchildren: Joseph 7, Grace 3 both scholars, John T 1 all b Wellington, NBL.5
     James William Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1881 3 Bells Tce, Tynemouth, NBL, ENG, enumerated as Jas W FAIRBAIRN 24 Auctioneer & Accountant b Newcastle, NBL, lodger in hsehold of Francis WHELDON.11
     The census of 1891 showed James with his wife Annie, their sons Robinson and Mitchell 1 Dockwray? Sq, Tynemouth, NBL, ENG, household enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: James W 34 auctioneer b Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL; wife Annie 27 b SCT; Sons: Robinson & Mitchell both 11 mths b Nth Shields, NBL.1
     James W Fairbourn appeared on the census of 1901 Priory Hill, Steynton, Dist of Haverfordwest, PEM, WLS, with Annie Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBOURN: James W 42 clerk fish merchant b Newcastle on Tyne, NBL; wife Anne 37 b SCT; Children: Andrew M 8, Mary C 6, James W 4, Harriet 2, William M 4 mos, all b Milford, PEM.7
     James William Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1911 1 Cromwell Tce, Priory Hill, Milford Haven, Dist of Haverfordwest, PEM, WLS, with Annie Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: James William 52 clerk for wholesale fishmerchant b Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL; wife Annie 46 b Auchinblare, Kincardineshire, mar. 24 yrs 9 children, 5 living; Children: Andrew Milford 18 fish packer, Mary Catherine 16, James William 14 fish packer, Harriet 12, William Matthews 10 both at school, all b Milford Haven, PEM.2


Annie Mitchell (circa 1864 - bet. Sep 1916 - Dec 1916)
  • Robinson Fairbairn1 (circa Mar 1890 - bet. Mar 1891 - Jun 1891)
  • Mitchell Fairbairn1 (circa Mar 1890 - bet. Mar 1891 - Jun 1891)
  • Andrew Milford Fairbairn7 (May 1892 - bet. Sep 1974 - Dec 1974)
  • Mary Catherine Fairbairn7 (circa 1895 - aft. 1911)
  • James William Fairbairn7 (circa 1897 - aft. 1911)
  • Harriet Fairbairn7 (circa 1899 - aft. 1911)
  • William Matthews Fairbairn2 (bet. Jan 1901 - Mar 1901 - bet. Jan 1959 - Mar 1959)
ChartsRobert/Robinson and Mary (WILSON) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited30 May 2012


  1. [S211] 1891 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Nth Shields, Sub/Dist Tynemouth, NBL RG12; Piece: 4228; Folio: 62; Page: 14; Sched. 110, hsehold of James W & Annie FAIRBAIRN, extracted May 2012.
  2. [S215] 1911 Census images, ENG, http://www.findmypast.co.uk/CensusPersonStartSearchServlet , http://ancestry.com, Milford Haven, Civil Par. Steynford, Sub Dist Milford, Dist Haverfordwest, PEM, RG14; Piece: 33180; Schedule Number: 39, hsehold of James William & Annie FAIRBAIRN, extracted May 2012.
  3. [S204] 1861 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Morpeth NBL, RG9/3871 ED 11 F 8 Pg 9 Sched 41, hsehold of Robert & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Feb 2009.
  4. [S3182] Joanne FINN, "EM FAIRBAIRN/SILSON/MITCHELL PEM ex Jo," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 18 May 1886 James William s/o Robinson FAIRBAIRN; Annie d/o William MITCHELL, St Oswalds Hebburn, DUR, copy rcvd May 2012.
  5. [S206] 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Morpeth NBL, RG10/5162 ED 11 F 52 Pg 3 Sched 14, hsehold of Robert & Mary FAIRBAIRN, extracted Feb 2009.
  6. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Birth 1856 Q2 James William FAIRBAIRN, reg. Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL 10b/93, extracted May 2012.
  7. [S213] 1901 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Par. of Johnston and Steynton, Sub Dist Milford Dist Haverfordwest, PEM RG13; Piece: 5128; Folio: 8; Page: 7. Sched. 32, hsehold of James W & Anne FAIRBOURN, extracted May 2012.
  8. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 1886 Q2 James William FAIRBAIRN & Annie MITCHELL, reg. Sth Shields, DUR 10a/817, extracted May 2012.
  9. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Marr. 18 May 1886 James William s/o R... FAIRBAIRN; Annie d/o William MITCHELL, New Shildon, DUR, from England, Marriages, 1538–1973 batch M01116-7 film 1894219, extracted May 2012.
  10. [S6] Birth death marriage indexes: 1916-2005 (St Caths), http://ancestry.com, Dth 1916 Q2 James W FAIRBAIRN, aged 58, reg. Haverfordwest, PEM, 11a/1329, extracted May 2012.
  11. [S208] 1881 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Sub/Dist Tynemouth, NBL RG11; Piece: 5079; Folio: 40; Page: 73; Sched.401, hsehold of Francis WHELDON, extracted May 2012.
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