Agnes Brack1,2

(say 1760 - )


     Agnes Brack was born say 1760 ?Lauder, BEW, SCT, ?to a James and Margaret? (none obv. on IGI.)3,1
     Agnes Brack married James Fairbairn, son of Alexander Fairbairn and Bety Newton, on 20 Mar 1783 Lauder, Par. of Lauder, BEW, SCT, Lauder entry headed "Fairbairn & Brack" reads: "James Fairbairn in the parish of Westruther and Agnes Brack in this parish, Contracted in order to marriage the 1st Febry and married the 20th March 1783";
Westruther entry for Febry 1st 1783: "Booked in order to marriage James Fairbairn in this parish & Agnes Brack in Lauder parish."3,1


     Agnes Brack has also been shown (incorrectly) in records as Agnes Black.3,2,1


James Fairbairn (say 1760 - aft. 1802)
  • Alexander Fairbairn4 (Mar 1784 - )
  • Margaret Fairbairn5 (Dec 1785 - )
  • James Fairbairn (Apr 1788 - )
  • Betty Fairbairn (Apr 1790 - )
  • Janet Fairbairn (Mar 1792 - )
  • John Fairbairn+ (Apr 1794 - Oct 1864); HC BOTHA's "John Fairbairn in South Africa" shows John's mother as Agnes BLACK. It is more likely to be BRACK, as shown in her marriage to James, and in John's brother William's baptism, the only one of the family baptisms to name the mother3,2,1,6
  • William Fairbairn2 (Aug 1802 - )
ChartsAlexander & Betsy (NEWTON) FAIRBAIRN
Wanted: Alexander & Betsy (NEWTON) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited25 Mar 2012


  1. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 20 Mar 1783 James FAIRBAIRN, Westruther & Agnes BRACK, Lauder, booked both parishes 1 Feb, Lauder 748/00 0010 0180, Westruther 756/00 0010 0349, copies d/loaded Sep 2010.
  2. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 18 Aug Bap. 12 Sep 1802 William s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Agnes BRACK, Carrolside Mill, Legerwood, BEW 749/00 0010 0161, copy d/loaded Sep 2010.
  3. [S2449] Wikipedia online at, Birth 9 Apr 1794 John s/o James FAIRBAIRN & Agnes BLACK (sic - see brother William's bap. which says BRACK), Carolside Mill, Legerwood, Berwicshire (quoting HC BOTHA's "John Fairbairn in South Africa" 336pp, hardback, d.w., No 5, Cape Town , 1984), extracted Sep 2010.
  4. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 22 Mar 1784 Alexander s/o James FAIRBAIRN, Burntopburn Mill, Westruther, BEW 756/00 0010 0220, copy d/loaded Sep 2010.
  5. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 26 Dec 1785 Bap 6 Jan 1786 Margaret d/o James FAIRBAIRN & Agnes BRACK, reg. Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN 685/02 0100 0520, copy d/loaded Sep 2010.
  6. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Oct 2010.
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