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 published ySTR results; (F-45.)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 Edited11 Oct 2021


  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"