Robert Fairbairn1

(4 Dec 1857 - aft. 1891)
FatherDaniel Fairbairn1,2 (circa 1821 - Dec 1889)
MotherAnn Clark1,2 (circa 1820 - aft. 1891)


     Robert Fairbairn was born on 4 Dec 1857 Bothwell, LKS, SCT.1,2
     Robert Fairbairn married Janet Thomson McOwat in 1888 reg. New Kilpatrick, DNB, SCT, (cert. not checked, but data fits 1891 census and Janet's 1861 data.)3,4,5
     Robert Fairbairn died aft. 1891 ?Old Monkland, LKS, SCT.1
Several trees show this Robert as married to Margaret WEIR, but that Robert's marriage cert. shows him to be the ploughman son of William FAIRBAIRN and Agnes TURNER instead of this grocer. Both Roberts were born around 1857/8 Bothwell.6


     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1861 Stable Row, Bothwell, Dist of Holytown, LKS, SCT, in the household of Daniel Fairbairn and Ann Fairbairn as son of Daniel.7 Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1871 New Kilpatrick, DNB, SCT, in the household of Daniel Fairbairn and Ann Clark as son of Daniel.1
     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1881 at the Store Bldgs, Bothwell, Dist of Holytown, LKS, SCT, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Robert 23 Store Keeper b New "Carnbroe", LKS; Niece Jessie FAIRBAIRN 15 b Garscadden, DNB.8
     Robert Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1891 in the Gardener's Bldgs, Old Monkland, LKS, SCT, with Janet Thomson McOwat, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Robert 33 Grocer & Provision b Bothwell; wife Janet J 38 b Paisley, RFW; Mother Ann 72 b Shotts.3
ChartsThomas and Jane (CULLEN) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited30 Apr 2012


  1. [S1599] Findmypast online at, 1871 New Kilpatrick, DNB Piece 500 F 5 Pg 23, hsehold of Daniel & ann FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2012.
  2. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at, Birth 4 Dec 1857 Robert s/o Daniel FAIRBAIRN & Ann CLARK, Bothwell, LKS, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11625-1 film 6035516, extracted Apr 2012.
  3. [S212] 1891 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Old Monkland, LKS Reg. 652/1 ED 9A Sched. 178, hsehold of Robert & Janet J FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2012.
  4. [S2970] Births deaths marriages index: Scotland 1855+, Marr. 1888 Robert FAIRBAIRN & Janet Thomson McOWAT, reg. New Kilpatrick, DNB, 500 #28, extracted from index Apr 2012 ,
  5. [S2] Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Apr 2012.
  6. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Marr. 5 Jun 1885 Robert s/o William FAIRBAIRN & Agnes TURNER; Margaret d/o Robert WEIR & Elizabeth GILLIES; Larkhall, LKS 638/01 #22, copy d/loaded Apr 2012.
  7. [S205] 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Stable Row, Par. Bothwell, Dist Holytown, LKS Reg. 625/2 ED 17 Sched 47, hsehold of Daniel & Ann FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2012.
  8. [S209] 1881 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Sub Dist Bothwell, Dist Holytown, LKS Reg. 625/2 ED 16 Sched. 104, hsehold of Robert FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2012.
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