Alastair Fairbairn (F-45)1

(1929 - 2013)
FatherGeorge Hall Fairbairn2 (Sep 1900 - 1968)
MotherCatherine Watson Dewar2 (Apr 1901 - bet. Jun 1972 - Sep 1972)


     Alastair Fairbairn (F-45) was born in 1929 10 Union St, St Andrews, FIF, SCT.3,4
     Alastair Fairbairn (F-45) died in 2013 WTN, NZ.5,4

DNA Info

     Click here for Alastair's DNA results .1
     Alastair has tested in the FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project. Follow this link for further DNA information on Alastair's line.
ChartsLineage 1a: George & Jemima/Robina (PATON) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited4 Feb 2014


  1. [S14] FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project online at, Sep 2011.
  2. [S3002] Interview, Alastair Fairbairn (F-45), Birth Thomas Alistair s/o George Hall FAIRBAIRN & DEWAR, from conversation Mar 2011.
  3. [S333] GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Birth 1929 Thomas Alistair s/o George Hall FAIRBAIRN & Catherine Watson DEWAR, St Andrews, FIF, transc. Robert McC, rcvd Mar 2011.
  4. [S57] BDM: NZ historical indexes online at, Dth 2013 Thomas Alastair FAIRAIRN, ref. 2013/5530 b. 27 October 1929, extracted Jan 2014.
  5. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) Dth 2013 Alastair FAIRBAIRN, from dtr, rcvd Jan 2014.
  • Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

    Cary Grant
  • Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

    E. B. White
  • I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

    e. e. cummings
  • What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

    — Saint Augustine
  • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

    Mark Twain
  • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • If two things look the same, look for differences. If they look different, look for similarities.

    John Cardinal
  • In theory, there is no difference. In practice, there is.

    — Anonymous
  • Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    John Adams
  • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • History - what never happened described by someone who wasn't there

    — ?Santayana?
  • What's a "trice"? It's like a jiffy but with three wheels

    — Last of the Summer Wine
  • Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened

    — Terry Pratchett
  • I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

    — Terry Pratchett
  • .. we were trained to meet any new situation by reorganising; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illuson of progress

    — Petronius (210 BC)
  • The time we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains

    — Proust
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

    William J. H. Boetcker
  • Only a genealogist thinks taking a step backwards is progress

    — Lorna 1992
  • No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

    — George Bernard Shaw
  • A TV remote is female: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

    — Anon
  • Hammers are male: Because in the last 5000 years they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

    — Anon
  • The right thing to do is to do nothing, the place to do it is in a place of concealment and the time to do it is as often as possible.

    — Tony Cook "The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs"