William Henry Young Fairbairn1

(bet. Jun 1861 - Sep 1861 - 6 Mar 1923)
FatherAndrew William Fairbairn (Oct 1828 - bet. Jun 1891 - Sep 1891); relationship initially assumed from William's birth location; id aided by William's marriage to sister of his bother Edward's wife, and subsequently by William's marriage and military record - although there is at least one other soldier Andrew FAIRBAIRN2,3,4,5
MotherEliza Clarke (circa 1833 - aft. 1891)

BDMs

     William Henry Young Fairbairn was born bet. Jun 1861 - Sep 1861 reg. Dist of Axbridge, SOM, ENG, (but his army service record states his birth year as 1858, which does lead to questions about whether or not the William of the service record is this William Henry Young FAIRBAIRN - see dtr Annie Laurie's baptism for confirmation, the name and dates match that in William's service record.)1,3,2,6
     William Henry Young Fairbairn married Frances Elizabeth West, daughter of Reuben West, on 7 Aug 1886 Easton, Southampton, Dist of Winchester, HAM, ENG, army service record shows the marriage as witnessed by R & E L WEST (assumed to be father and sister); William being QM Sergt.1,7,8,9
     William Henry Young Fairbairn married Emma Light on 7 Oct 1905 St John's Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, LND, ENG, cert. shows William Henry Young as 44 widower, inspector clark of 17 Frances St, s/o Andrew William FAIRBAIRN, soldier, dec; Emma DAVIES as 37 widow of Gillingham, DOR, d/o Josiah LIGHT, farmer dec; Both signed; Wit: C THOMPSON D McHENNAN?4
     William Henry Young Fairbairn died on 6 Mar 1923 4 Effra Rd, Wimbledon, Dist of Kingston, SRY, ENG.10,11
There are at least two soldier Andrew FAIRBAIRN candidates for William's father.
The circumstantial evidence leads to this set of parents, which, of course, his birth certificate would prove. Does anyone have it already?5

DNA Info

     William Henry Young's line needs a/another participant in the FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project. Check out the Wanted! page for further information.

Family

Frances Elizabeth West (circa 1864 - bet. Mar 1904 - Jun 1904)
Children
  • Annie Laurie Fairbairn6 (May 1887 - )
  • Henry Bruce Fairbairn12 (Aug 1889 - Oct 1954)
  • Charles Stanley Fairbairn13 (Jun 1891 - Nov 1988)
  • Edith May Fairbairn14 (Nov 1893 - )
  • J G Fairbairn15 (say 1895 - )
ChartsLineage 1b4b: Robert and Elizabeth (CROSBIE) Fairbairn
John and Jane (Waddell) Fairbairn
Wanted: John and Jane (Waddell) Fairbairn
Last Edited1 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 7 Oct 1905 William Henry Young s/o Andrew William FAIRBAIRN; Emma d/o Josiah LIGHT, Par. Ch St John's, Waterloo Rd, LND, from London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John The Evangelist, Lambeth, Register of marriages, P85/JNA3, Item 083, extracted Apr 2010.
  2. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Service Record 2 Jun 1877 (Newcastle on Tyne or Sheerness) 31 Dec 1898 (Kilmarnock) William s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN, #1969, born 1858 Weston Super Mere, Axbridge, SOM, from British Army Service Records 1760-1915, extracted Nov 2011.
  3. [S1595] Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Birth 1861 Q3 William Henry Young FAIRBAIRN, reg. Axbridge, SOM 5c/634, extracted Apr 2010.
  4. [S2916] London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Marr. 7 Oct 1905 William Henry Young s/o Andrew William (soldier) FAIRBAIRN; Emma DAVIES d/o Josiah LIGHT, from Saint John The Evangelist, Lambeth, Register of marriages, P85/JNA3, Item 083 extracted Apr 2010.
  5. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Nov 2011.
  6. [S2505] Rootsweb Mailing List online at http://lists.rootsweb.com, Bap. 31 Jul 1887 Annie Laurie d/o William Henry Young and Frances Elizabeth FAIRBAIRN of Woolwich, at St Mary's Easton, ex Hampshire RO, posted Oct 2001 by E W BROMLEY, online at http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/ENG-HAMPSHIRE/…, extracted Nov 2011.
  7. [S206] 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Frimley, Dist Farnham SRY RG10/820 ED 2 F 49 Pg 29 Sched 151, hsehold of Reuben & Frances WEST, extracted Apr 2010.
  8. [S1595] Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marr. 1886 Q3 William Henry Y FAIRBAIRN & Frances Elizabeth WEST, reg. Winchester, HAM 2c/155, extracted Apr 2010.
  9. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 7 Aug 1886 QMS William FAIRBAIRN & Frances Elizabeth WEST, Southampton, Hants, from Service Record 2 Jun 1877 (Newcastle on Tyne or Sheerness) 31 Dec 1898 William s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN, #1969, born 1858 Weston Super Mere, Axbridge, SOM, from British Army Service Records 1760-1915, extracted Nov 2011.
  10. [S6] Birth death marriage indexes: 1916-2005 (St Caths), http://ancestry.com, Dth 1923 Q1 William H Y FAIRBAIRN, aged 62, reg. Kingston, SRY 2a/513, extracted Apr 2010.
  11. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Probate 13 Apr Dth 6 Mar 1923 William Henry Young FAIRBAIRN, of Wimbledon, to widow Emma, reg. London, from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941, extracted Nov 2011.
  12. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Birth 13 Aug Bap. 11 Sep 1889 Henry Bruce s/o William FAIRBAIRN & Frances Elizabeth WEST, Bexhill, from Service Record 2 Jun 1877 (Newcastle on Tyne or Sheerness) 31 Dec 1898 William s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN, #1969, born 1858 Weston Super Mere, Axbridge, SOM, from British Army Service Records 1760-1915, extracted Nov 2011.
  13. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Birth 19 Jun Bap. 5 Jul 1891 Chas Stanley s/o William FAIRBAIRN & Frances Elizabeth WEST, Bexhill, from Service Record 2 Jun 1877 (Newcastle on Tyne or Sheerness) 31 Dec 1898 William s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN, #1969, born 1858 Weston Super Mere, Axbridge, SOM, from British Army Service Records 1760-1915, extracted Nov 2011.
  14. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Birth 22 Nov Bap. 2 Jan 1894 Edith May d/o William FAIRBAIRN & Frances Elizabeth (WEST), Mhow, from Service Record 2 Jun 1877 (Newcastle on Tyne or Sheerness) 31 Dec 1898 William s/o Andrew FAIRBAIRN, #1969, born 1858 Weston Super Mere, Axbridge, SOM, from British Army Service Records 1760-1915, extracted Nov 2011.
  15. [S7] Ancestry.com - Family Trees online at http://search.ancestry.com, J G FAIRBAIRN, brother of Annie Laurie MITCHELL nee FAIRBAIRN, from obit William Wells MITCHELL, The Southend Times 11 Jun 1942, posted on tree of WookingConnection, online at http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/1627521/person/-996048254, extracted Nov 2011.
 
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