William Fairbairn (of Bedshiels, Greenlaw; m. Alison CLINKSCALE)1

(say 1725 - aft. 1785)


     William Fairbairn was born say 1725 ?Greenlaw, BEW, SCT.2
     William Fairbairn married Alison Clinkscale say 1750 ?Greenlaw, BEW.2
     William Fairbairn died aft. 1785 ?Bedshiel, Par. of Greenlaw, BEW, SCT.3
William Fairbairn, tenant at Bedshiel, shown as a trustee for the newly established Free Church at Greenlaw in 1785, is assumed to be this William, although he could be the son, who would be 32 by that time.
It is rather more certain that this William is the one referred to in 1753 (July 25) "Petition of William Fairbairn in Betshiell"4.3,1

DNA Info

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


     William Fairbairn is the ancestor of researcher Neil Fairbairn (F-4). Email: Neil.5
     William Fairbairn is the ancestor of researcher Godfrey Fairbairn (F-48). Email: Godfrey.6


Alison Clinkscale (say 1730 - )
ChartsLineage 2c: William & Alison (CLINKSCALE) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited27 Nov 2011


  1. [S1] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Conclusions", Oct 2010.
  2. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 28 Oct 1755 William s/o William FAIRBAIRN (Betshiel) & Alison CLINKSCALE, Par. of Greenlaw, BEW 743/00 0010 0063, copy d/loaded Nov 2010.
  3. [S2868] Google Books online at books.google.com, 1785: Establishment of the Free Church Greenlaw, from p182 of "An Old Berwickshire Town: History of the Town and Parish of Greenlaw, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" By Robert Gibson, extracted Oct 2010.
  4. [S2892] National Records of Scotland online at http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/ was http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue/, 25 Jul 1753 William FAIRBAIRN, in Betshiell, petition , RH18/3/356, catalogue searched Dec 2009.
  5. [S14] FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project online at http://worldfamilies.net/surnames/fairbairn/results.html, Jun 2008.
  6. [S14] FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project online at http://worldfamilies.net/surnames/fairbairn/results.html, Nov 2011.
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