James Fairbairn

(cir. Jan 1765 - bet. 1801 - 1841)
FatherJohn Fairbairn (cir. Jan 1717 - Dec 1793)
MotherAgnes Gibson (say 1725 - aft. 1749)
WebIntroWith an excellent genetic match (66/67) between John(F-17), descendant of John and Jessie (JOHNSTON), and Stewart(F-38), descendant of James & Isabel (TAIT), it would seem likely that the suspected family group for John & Magdalen (BO) FAIRBAIRN shown on the Summary Patriarchs page may well be reality.

In addition Stewart(F-38) has exact matches (67/67) with Robert F(F-34), and (F-42), and (F-42) a highly probable paper trail match with a GD2 genetic match to RJ(Bob) F-44.

Stewart (F-38)'s line of James and Isobel (TAIT) is believed to track back to John and Magdalen (BO) of Lidgatehead, Fanns in Earlston in the early 1700s.
RF(Bob)F-34 represents the line of the Alexander and Isabella (AITCHISON), so far only traced back to James and Agnes (LINDSAY) with children born Ednam in the 1780s;
(F-42) represents the line of John and Helen (ATCHESON) who married in Edinburgh,and were rebuked for so doing in Legerwood in 1771, children born Smailholm, then Earlston, possibly Mellerstain.

No immediately obvious link presents itself between these three, but if Alexander is a family name for Bob's line, perhaps there's a link with one of the Alexanders contemporary with the John of Stewart's line.
The Alexander married to Betsy NEWTON however is spoken for, as is his son James (married Agnes BRACK 1783 at Lauder).
Exploration of a possible AITCHISON link may bear some fruit for a connection between F-42's and Bob's lines, and with Alexander being a family name (for F-34), possibly there is a connection to one of the early Alexanders in Mellerstain, Earlston?
BirthJames Fairbairn was born cir. Jan 1765 Mellerstain Mill, Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland
MarriageHe married Isabel Tait Aug 1794 Le(d)gerwood, Berwickshire, Scotland, not immediately obvious in SctP (BEW) index, but entry found at bottom of page for Agness Fairbairn & Robert Laidlaw, following one for 14th Feb; no day given. 
DeathJames Fairbairn died bet. 1801 - 1841 ?Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
WebLinkClick here to see further information on James and his/her family in the One Name Study. 
Researcher(Progenitor)James's line is being researched by Stewart Fairbairn (F-38)
ChartsLineage 1 DNA Theoretical Overall Signature
Last Edited20 Nov 2011


Isabel Tait (say 1770 - bet. 1804 - 1876)
  • John Fairbairn (cir. 1804 - Jul 1876)