William Fairbairns1

(circa 1771 - Jul 1848)

BDMs

     William Fairbairns was born circa 1771 ENG (not YKS.)2,1
     William Fairbairn married Mary Dixon on 21 Sep 1795 Pontefract, WRY, ENG, b.o.t.p.3,4
     William Fairbairns died in Jul 1848 Knottingley, WRY, ENG.1 He was buried on 26 Jul 1848 St Botolph, Knottingley, WRY, ENG.1
Anyone lost a William shoemaker, born in England but not Yorkshire?
At least one tree shows William as born Kelso (1774) but that contradicts the place from his 1841 census record, England but not Yorkshire, and slightly disagrees with his age at death, 77.
Many also show him dying in 1866, but the 1866 Pontefract death is more likely to be his son William by his age.5,6,1,2

Census

     William Fairbanes and Mary Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 Knottingley, Dist of Pontefract, WRY, ENG, and are assumed to be husband and wife. They were enumerated as FAIRBANES, indexed as FAVIBANES: William 65 shoe maker not b Cty; Mary 65 b Cty; Joseph 15 lime burner b cty; Same hsehold: PYGGOTT: Richard 40 sailor, Isabella 40 both b Cty.2

Names

     In 1795 his surname was recorded as Fairbairn (also son George's baptism and census.)7,3,4 In 1841 his surname was recorded as Fairbanes.2

Family

Mary Dixon (circa 1775 - Apr 1844)
Children
  • Isabel Fairburn8 (circa Aug 1796 - )
  • William Fairburn9 (circa Jul 1798 - bet. Jun 1866 - Sep 1866)
  • Jane Farebarne10 (circa Dec 1802 - )
  • Thomas Fairbairn11,12 (circa Oct 1805 - aft. 1871)
  • Sarah Fairbairns13 (circa Jun 1808 - )
  • George Fairbairn7 (May 1810 - Nov 1887)
  • John Fairbairn7,14,15 (Dec 1817 - Dec 1884)
  • Joseph Fairbanes2 (bet. 1821 - 1826 - aft. 1841)
ChartsWilliam & Mary (DIXON) FAIRBAIRNS at Knottingley (WRY)
Last Edited30 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bur. 26 Jul 1848 William FAIRBAIRNS, aged 77, St Botolph, Knottingley, WRY, from National Burial Index, Pontefract & District Family History Society, extracted from index Feb 2012.
  2. [S200] 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Civil Parish/Dist: Pontefract, Sub Dist Knottingley, YKS HO107; Piece: 1310; Book: 10; ED: 1; Folio: 10; Page: 13; hsehold of William & Mary FAIRBANES, indexed as FAVIBANES, extracted Feb 2012.
  3. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Bap. 10 Jun 1810 George s/o William & Mary FAIRBAIRN, Knottingley, WRY, from West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812, extracted Feb 2012.
  4. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Banns 21 Sep 1795 William FAIRBAIRN & Mary DIXON, botp, Pontefract St Giles, WRY, from Pontefract District Marriages, Pontefract & District Family History Society, extracted from index Feb 2012.
  5. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Apr 2012.
  6. [S1595] Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1866 Q3 William FAIRBAIRNS, aged 68, reg. Pontefract, WRY, 9c/48, extracted Apr 2012.
  7. [S202] 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Civil Par. Hensall, Sub Dist Kippax, Dist Pontefract, YKS, HO107; Piece: 2329; Folio: 624; Page: 9; hsehold of George & Hannah FAIRBAIRN, extracted Feb 2012.
  8. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 21 Aug 1796 Isabel d/o William, Knottingley, & Mary FAIRBURN, Pontefract St Giles, WRY, from Pontefract District Baptisms: Pontefract & District Family History Society, extracted Feb 2012.
  9. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 29 Jul 1798 William s/o William, Knottingley, & Mary FAIRBURN, Pontefract St Giles, WRY, from Pontefract District Baptisms: Pontefract & District Family History Society, extracted Feb 2012.
  10. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 24 Dec 1802 Jane d/o William, Knottingley, & Mary FAREBARNE, Pontefract St Giles, WRY, from Pontefract District Baptisms: Pontefract & District Family History Society, extracted Feb 2012.
  11. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Bap. 27 Oct 1805 Thomas s/o William & Mary FAREBURN, Pontefract, YKS, from England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 batch J00964-3 film 990759, extracted from index Apr 2012.
  12. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Bap. 27 Oct 1805 Thomas s/o William & Mary FAREBURN, Knottingley, WRY, from West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D40/8, Original data: Yorkshire Parish Records. Leeds, England: West Yorkshire Archive Service, images online in West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812, extracted Sep 2012.
  13. [S1599] Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bap. 3 Jun 1808 Sarah d/o William, shoemaker, & Mary FAIRBAIRNS, St Botolph, Knottingley, WRY, from Pontefract District Baptisms: Pontefract & District Family History Society, extracted Feb 2012.
  14. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Bap. 11 Jan 1818 John s/o William, cordwainer, & Mary FAIRBAIRN, Chapel of Knottingley, County York, from West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910, extracted Feb 2012.
  15. [S5] Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 30 Jul 1883 John s/o William FAIRBAIRNS; Ellen FISH d/o Charles COWARD, Pontefract, WRY, from West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935, extracted from image Feb 2012.
 
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