Walter Fairbairn1

(circa 1799 - 24 Jun 1879)
FatherWalter Fairbairn2 (say 1770 - )
MotherJane Corbett2 (say 1770 - bet. 1799 - 1879)


     Walter Fairbairn was born circa 1799 CAV, IRL.1,3
     Walter Fairbairn married Jane Brown say 1825 ?IRL.4
     Walter Fairbairn died on 24 Jun 1879 Keivenston(?), Dist of Kirkmichael, AYR, SCT; cert. shows Walter as 79, ag lab marr. to Jane BROWN; s/o Walter FAIRBAIRN, farmer, & Jane m.s. CORBETT, both dec'd; d. 5pm of hepatitis 10 mths; Inf. son Samuel, X his mark, present; Reg. 24th.1,5,2
An Ayrshire family with origins in Ireland late 1700s.


     Walter Fairbairn and Jane Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 Airdhill Cottage, Dalrymple, AYR, SCT, and are assumed to be husband and wife. They were enumerated as FREEBAIRN: Walter 37 ag lab b IRL; Jane 37 b IRL; Assumed children: David 14 b IRL; Samuel 6 b AYR.4
     Walter Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1851 South Hill, Par. of Kirkmichael, AYR, SCT, with Jane enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Walter 50 ag lab b IRL; wife Jane 50 b IRL; Children: Samuel 15 ag lab b Maybole, AYR; Walter 10, Jane 5 both b Dalrymple, AYR.6
     The census of 1861 showed Walter with his wife Jane, their dtr Jane Gateside, Par. of Kirkmichael, AYR, SCT, household enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Walter 62 ag lab b IRL; wife Jane 62 b IRL; Children: Walter 17 ag lab, Jane 14 both b Dalrymple, AYR.1
     Walter Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1871 Newland Cotho, Par. of Ayr, AYR, SCT, with Jane enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Wallie (Walter on fmp) 72 drainer, b County "Cavoie" (Cavan on fmp), IRL; wife Jane 72 b Cty Cavan, IRL; Child at nurse Sarah CAMPBELL 1 b Ayr.3


     In 1841 his surname was recorded as Freebairn.4

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Jane Brown (circa 1797 - 1888)
  • David Freebairn4 (circa 1827 - aft. 1841)
  • Samuel Fairbairn6,4 (circa 1835 - 1911)
  • Walter Fairbairn1 (circa 1842 - aft. 1891)
  • Jane Fairbairn6 (circa 1846 - aft. 1851)
ChartsWalter & Jane (CORBETT) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited15 Apr 2013


  1. [S205] 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Gateside, Kirkmichael, AYR; Reg. 600 ED: 1; Page: 4; Sched. 16, hsehold of Walter & Jane FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2013.
  2. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 24 Jun 1879 Walter s/o Walter FAIRBAIRN & Jane CORBETT, h/o Jane BROWN, reg. Kirkmichael, AYR, 600 #12, copy d/loaded Apr 2013.
  3. [S207] 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Newland Cotho, Par. of Ayr, AYR, Reg. 578/2 ED 2B Sched. 75, hshold of Walter & Jane FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2013.
  4. [S201] 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Airdhill Cottage, Par. of Dalrymple, AYR, Par. 588 ED 1 Pg 12, hsehold of Walter & Jane FREEBAIRN, extracted Apr 2013.
  5. [S2970] Births deaths marriages index: Scotland 1855+, Dth 1879 Walter FAIRBAIRN, aged 79, reg. Kirkmichael, AYR, 600 #12, extracted from index Apr 2013 ,
  6. [S203] 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, South Hill, Kirkmichael, AYR; Par. 600 ED: 1; Page: 7; Sched. 17, hsehold of Walter & Jane FAIRBAIRN, extracted Apr 2013.
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