Bety Newton1

(circa 1729 - 16 Nov 1784)


     Bety Newton was born circa 1729 ?Earlston, Par. of Earlston, BEW, SCT, no birth/bap. immediately obvious on SctP.1 She married Alexander Fairbairn say 1758 ?Greenlaw, BEW, SCT; date is based on a likely "booking" in the Greenlaw cash book, which only mentions Alexander, no wife, assumed to be for a marriage, and this date likely to fit the age of assumed son James.1,2
     Bety Newton died on 16 Nov 1784 Bruntaburn Mill, Par. of Westruther, BEW, SCT; aged 55.1 She was buried in Nov 1784 Earlston, BEW, SCT, #575 "Here lyes Bety NEWTON spouse to Alexander FAIRBAIRN tenant in Bruntaburn Mill who died 16.11.1784 aged 55 years."1


Alexander Fairbairn (say 1725 - aft. 1797)
  • James Fairbairn+ (say 1760 - aft. 1802); from the Bruntaburn connection as well as that to Alexander3,1,4
ChartsAlexander & Betsy (NEWTON) FAIRBAIRN
Wanted: Alexander & Betsy (NEWTON) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited1 Aug 2015


  1. [S2856] David Cargill (compiler), MIs: BEW: Vol 2 Eastern Parishes - book, H/stone #575 Bety NEWTON w/o Alexander FAIRBAIRN, Bruntaburn Mill, extracted Oct 2010.
  2. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Booking Sep 1758 Alexander FAIRBAIRN, 10/-, Greenlaw, BEW, 74300 0030 0207, copy d/loaded Oct 2010.
  3. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Sep - Oct 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.
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