Robert Fairbairn1

(circa Dec 1751 - 17 Nov 1849)


     Robert Fairbairn was born circa Dec 1751 ?SCT.1
     Robert Fairbairn died on 17 Nov 1849 Shap St, Shoreditch, Dist of Haggerstone West, MDX, ENG; of natural decay, aged 97 yrs 11 mths, inf. Elizabeth Ann FAIRBAIRN of 10 Rutland St, present, reg. 23rd.1,2 He was buried on 25 Nov 1849 St Mary, Haggerston, MDX, ENG, entry 2104 reads: Robert Fairbairn Shap St, Nov 25thaged 97.2
The death cert of a 97 yrs 11 mth old Robert FAIRBAIRN who died at 10 Rutland St, with the informant being an Elizabeth Ann FAIRBAIRN, and the matching burial with gives his address as Shap St (next to Rutland St), is assumed by Don, Joe and Bob, to be Robert Snr.
Elizabeth Ann would be the widow of John Taylor FAIRBAIRN, son of Robert Jnr.
Wish we could find him in the 1841 census.3


     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census as not immediately obvious Shap st (fmp address search) (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)

DNA Info

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


ChartsLineage 1c2: Robert & Elizabeth (TAYLOR) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited25 Jul 2012


  1. [S2153] Various, BDM Certified copy, Dth 17 Nov 1849 Robert FAIRBAIRN, aged 97 yrs 11 mths, 10 Rutland St, Shoreditch, Dist of Haggerstone West, MDX, cert. copy dated Oct 2000 from Joe F, rcvd Oct 2009.
  2. [S5] online at, Bur. 25 Nov 1849 Robert FAIRBAIRN, Shap St, aged 97, from London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Haggerston, Register of burials, P91/MRY1, Item 050, extracted Jan 2010.
  3. [S2418] Joseph FAIRBAIRN (43859), "EM FAIRBAIRN, Joe," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Forwarded comments from Bob JOHNSTON, with 17 Nov 1849 death cert of Robert FAIRBAIRN, aged 97 yrs 11 mths, 10 Rutland St, Shoreditch, Dist of Haggerstone West, MDX, cert. copy dated Oct 2000 from Joe F, rcvd Oct 2009.
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