George Fairbairn (m. Christian CLAPPERTON)1

(bet. 1777 - 1791 - 26 Mar 1863)

BDMs

     George Fairbairn was born bet. 1777 - 1791 ELN, SCT, there's a 1785 George to William FB and Jackie HEPHBURN, Dunbar - but the 1841 census says born MLN - which could be discounted, given that at least two of George & Christian's children were born at Dunbar, and both 1851 and 1861 show a widowed slater George born Dunbar, albeit of an older age than indicated by the 1841 census.2,3,4
     George Fairbairn married Christian Clapperton, daughter of David Clapperton and Christian Sked, on 10 Nov 1807 Canongate, Edinburgh City, MLN, SCT, entry reads: Fairbairn George Slater & Christian Clapperton Daughter of Davd Clapperton Mason gave up their Names for Marriage Jo Cottman & Geo Winter Smiths; (also indexed on OPR for Dunbar same date.)1,5,6,7
     George Fairbairn died on 26 Mar 1863 St Cuthbert's Poorhouse, Edinburgh, Dist of St George, MLN, SCT; cert. shows George as widower , pauper, 86, d. 12 noon of old age & debility; Inf. John CLARK. (no wife's name or parents given.)8
A candidate for the George married to Christian CLAPPERTON who says he was born abt 1791 MLN (1841) and 1777-1779 ELN (1851-1861), is the son of William FAIRBAIRN & Jackson HEPBURN bap. Dunbar, ELN 1785, particularly with his noted Dunbar connections (birth of two children, marriage recorded in both Edinburgh & Dunbar.)9

Census

     George Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 Haddons Ct, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN, SCT, as FAIRBAIRN: George 50 slater b MLN; PORTEOUS: (assumed son-in-law) Adam 30 maltman b MLN; (assumed dtr) Helen 30 b MLN; (assumed grdchildren): George 6, Helen 2, Christian 1, all b MLN; (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)2
     George Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1851 Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN, SCT, enumerated as (on fmp) FAIRBAIRN: George, 72, porter, slater, widower, b Dunbar. whereas Ancestry transcr. says patient, occ. "Po".3,10
     George Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1861 St Cuthberts Poorhouse, Edinburgh, Dist of St George & St Giles, MLN, SCT, enumerated as (on fmp) FAIRLAINS: George, 84 slater, widower, inmate, b Dunbar, Haddington (and on Ancestry:) FAINLARC: George 84, inmate, slater b Dunlon (Dunbar assumed) Haddington.4,11

DNA Info

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Family

Christian Clapperton (Mar 1783 - Aug 1817)
Children
  • Christian Fairbairn5,12 (Apr 1809 - Feb 1886)
  • Helen Fairbairn13 (Dec 1810 - aft. 1861)
  • William Fairbairn1,14 (Feb 1814 - May 1864)
  • Henry Fairbairn15 (Aug 1816 - )
ChartsGeorge & Christian (CLAPPERTON) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited25 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 2 May 1864 William s/o George FAIRBAIRN & _ CLAPPERTON, Dist of Milton, Burgh of Glasgow, LKS, 644/07 #424, copy d/loaded Nov 2010.
  2. [S201] 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN Par. 685/2 ED 34 Pg 4, hsehold of George FAIRBAIRN, extracted Nov 2011.
  3. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, 1851 Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN Par. 685 F 206 Pg 1, extracted Jan 2012.
  4. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, 1861 St Cuthberts Poorhouse, Edinburgh, Dist of St George & St Giles, MLN, 683/1 Pg 3, extracted Jan 2012.
  5. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 23 Apr Bap. 4 May 1809 Christian d/o George FAIRBAIRN & Christian CLAPPERTON, Dunbar, ELN, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11706-6 film 1067797, extracted Oct 2011.
  6. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 10 Nov 1807 George (slater) FAIRBAIRN & Christian d/o David (mason) CLAPPERTON, Canongate, Edinburgh City, MLN, 685/03 0170 0182, copy d/loaded Nov 2011.
  7. [S1640] Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Marr. 10 Nov 1807 George FAIRBAIRN Christian CLAPPERTON , Dunbar, ELN 706/00 0050 0190, extracted from index Oct 2011 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  8. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 26 Mar 1863 George FAIRBAIRN, St Cuthbert's Poorhouse, Edin., Dist of St George, MLN 685/1 #291, copy d/loaded Jan 2012.
  9. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Nov 2011.
  10. [S203] 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN Par. 685/2 ED St Cuthberts Charity Workhouse Pg 7, extracted Jan 2012.
  11. [S205] 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Edinburgh St George; MLN ED: George Heriots Hospital Edinburgh; Page: 3;, extracted Jan 2012.
  12. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 8 Feb 1886 Christina Fairbairn DUNLOP, aged 79, Garvald, ELN, 707/00 #2, copy d/loaded Jan 2012.
  13. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 16 Dec Bap. 30 Dec 1810 Helen d/o George FAIRBAIRN & Christian CLAPPERTON, Dunbar, ELN, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11706-6 film 1067797, extracted Oct 2011.
  14. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 6 Feb Bap. 18 Feb 1814 William s/o George FAIRBAIRN & Christian CLAPPERTON, Inversek with Musselburgh, MLN, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C19502-3 film 1067756, extracted Oct 2011.
  15. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 14 Aug Bap. 23 Aug 1816 Henry s/o George FAIRBAIRN & Christian CLAPPERTON, Inversek with Musselburgh, MLN, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C19502-3 film 1067756, extracted Oct 2011.
 
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