George Fairbairn1,2

(circa 1796 - aft. 1841)
FatherArchibald Fairbairn2 (circa Jan 1758 - aft. 1841)
MotherMargaret Gibb2 (say 1760 - )


     George Fairbairn was born circa 1796 SCT.1
     George Fairbairn married Jane Gray on 8 Dec 1815 Penicuik, MLN, SCT.1,3
     George Fairbairn died aft. 1841 ?Horton, Dist of Bingley, YKS, ENG.1
The George married to Jane GRAY at Penicuik is assumed to be the George son of Archibald (& Margaret GIBB) mentioned in the will of John the bookseller because of the Penicuik connection, and because an Archibald, assumed to be George's father, was a witness at the baptism of his daughter Catherine, along with a James.2,4,5


     George Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 Sion, Horton, Dist of Bingley, YKS, ENG, with Jane Gray, as FAIRBAIRN: George 45 papermaker; Jane 35 both b SCT; Assumed children: James 15 papermaker; John 10, Margaret 10, George 5, all b SCT; Robert 5, Elizabeth 4, Samuel 2 all b Cty; (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)1

DNA Info

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Jane Gray (say 1796 - aft. 1861)
  • Catherine Fairbairn6,5 (Jan 1817 - )
  • William Fairbairn7 (circa Jun 1819 - )
  • James Fairbairn1 (circa 1826 - aft. 1841)
  • John G Fairbairn1 (circa 1826 - Apr 1904)
  • Margaret Fairbairn1 (circa 1831 - aft. 1841)
  • George Fairbairn1 (circa Apr 1831 - Jan 1859)
  • Robert Fairbairn1,8 (Oct 1833 - aft. 1851)
  • Elizabeth Fairbairn1 (circa 1837 - aft. 1861)
  • Samuel Fairbairn1 (bet. Sep 1838 - Dec 1838 - aft. 1851)
ChartsJames & Marion (CRAIG) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited18 Apr 2013


  1. [S200] 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via, Sion, Horton, Skyrack Hundred (Eastern), Sub Dist Keighley, Dist Bingley, YKS HO107/1312 Bk 10 ED 17 F 18 Pg 28, hsehold of George & Jane FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2011.
  2. [S3252] Will/Codicils: John FAIRBAIRN bookseller d Edin. 1810 (Inventory (1 Feb 1811) Will (9 Nov 1804) Codicils (22 Jun 1805, 6 Oct 1809)) Edinburgh Sheriff Court SC/70/13: Copy d/loaded Mar 2013.
  3. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 8 Dec 1815 George FAIRBAIRN & Jean GRAY, Penicuik, MLN batch M116974, extracted Jun 2011.
  4. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Apr 2013.
  5. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 7th Bap. 19th Jan 1817 Catherine P..n d/o George (weaver) FAIRBAIRN & Jane GRAY, Penicuik, MLN, 697/00 0020 0286, copy rcvd (from Richard G) Apr 2013.
  6. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 19 Jan 1817 Catherine d/o George FAIRBAIRN & Jane GRAY, Penicuik, MLN batch C116974, extracted Jun 2011.
  7. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 24 Jun 1819 William s/o George FAIRBAIRN & Jane GRAY, Penicuik, MLN batch C116975, extracted Jun 2011.
  8. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 10 Oct Bap. 10 Nov 1833 Robert s/o George & Jane FAIRBAIRN, Old Independent or Presby. Bingley, YKS, batch C079621, extracted Jun 2011.
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