John Fairbairn1

(say 1791 - bet. 1833 - 1841)


     John Fairbairn was born say 1791 ROX?, SCT.1
     John Fairbairn married Rachel Cairncross say 1820 ?ROX, SCT.1
     John Fairbairn died bet. 1833 - 1841 ?Jedburgh, ROX, SCT.2
With the occurrence of the first name Robinson in both this family, and that of Robert & Mary (WILSON) FAIRBAIRN, is there a connection?
Robert looks unlikely to be a son of Rachel IF she is correctly identified in the 1841 census, but perhaps both John and Robert are siblings?3

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Rachel Cairncross (bet. 1791 - 1796 - aft. 1841)
  • Helen Fairbairn2 (circa 1821 - aft. 1841)
  • Rachel Fairbairn4 (circa 1827 - Feb 1886)
  • Margaret Fairbairn2 (circa 1832 - aft. 1881)
  • Robinson Cairncross Fairbairn1 (circa 1833 - 1912)
ChartsJohn and Rachel (CAIRNCROSS) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited21 May 2012


  1. [S5] online at, Dth 1912 Robinson Cairncross s/o Jno FAIRBAIRN & Rachel CAIRNCROSS, Boort, VIC #578, aged 79, from Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, extracted Mar 2011.
  2. [S201] 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Jedburgh, ROX, SCT Par. 792 ED 2 F 2 Pg 8, hsehold of Rachell FREEBURN (FAIRBAIRN on freecen), extracted Mar 2011.
  3. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", May 2012.
  4. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 27 Feb 1886 Rachel w/o Robert HAIG; d/o Robinson FAIRBAIRN & Rachel CAIRNCROSS, Jedburgh, ROX 792 #6, copy d/loaded Mar 2011.
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