Robert Fairbairn **

(say 1809 - aft. 1855)
Possible father?John Fairbairn (say 1780 - )
WebIntro(Matches)Descendant F-35 of the Kelso line of James & Margaret (LEARMONTH), and & (Eckford:F-27) of the engineer Robert (married Elizabeth YOUNG) are showing as an excellent match (66/67) in lineage 1 (Haplogroup I1).
For now they remain in the overall lineage 1a as the markers they share are faster mutating markers: 570 = 18 and cdyb=37.
The more recent addition to the matches is that for Geoffrey (F-39) who is a 67/67 match to Eckford:F-27.

F-35's line can plausibly be traced back to early Kelso as far as Francis and Agnes (DICKIESON) FAIRBAIRN, married there in 1704.
F-39's to Robert & Elizabeth (CROSBIE) FAIRBAIRN.
F-27's is more problematic.
The earliest ancestor for F-27 is a civil engineer Robert, born Eckford, with no matching baptism handy, it is rather hard to slot him into his rightful place on the tree. His age in the only confirmed census sighting (1851 Bothwell, LKS) is unclear and could be 42,52 or 62. Given the age of his family, 42 seems the most likely, which would make him born about 1809 - not that that helps find either his birth, or death.
He cannot be the Robert born to Robert and Elizabeth (CROSBIE) as he is fully accounted for.
It is tempting to say that he's the Robert son of Alexander and Isabella (ATCHISON) who married 1808 Coldstream, given that Robert also appears to have a son John born Coldstream, but that should make F-27 most closely match Robert(F-34) instead.
Robert(F-34) is in lineage 1, but one of those only GD1 from the modal for all of Lineage 1, rather than in this potential subgrouping (on faster markers only 570=18 & cdyb=37).
Recruit(AnotherWanted)The project would like to recruit another representative of this line.
With Robert being born Eckford in this timeframe, there was the possibility of a connection with either Archibald and Alison (Crosser), or James and Mary Bell (Thomson). However, DNA results from a descendant of son George show this line belongs to the lineage 1a side of the jigsaw instead.
A confirming signature for the line to help place him would be good, should there be any direct male line descendants of sons Robert, John or James to be found.
WebIntro(Research)In 1851 Robert is at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, shown as a civil engineer, born Eckford, from whence the family moved south, firstly to Manchester, then to Bow/Poplar in London.
One branch was in New York in the 1920s/1930s, with a son dying in Oregon in 1980 (Donald). Another descendant was Assistant Police Commissioner in Shanghai (William Ewart Fairbairn).
Robert may have married before as the son John (born Coldstream about 1843) with the family in 1851 predates his marriage to Elizabeth by several years.
BirthRobert Fairbairn ** was born say 1809 Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland
MarriageHe married Elizabeth Young 26 Sep 1847 Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
DeathRobert Fairbairn ** died aft. 1855 ?Liverpool, Lancashire, England
WebLinkClick here to see further information on Robert and his/her family in the One Name Study. 
Last Edited9 Feb 2013


Elizabeth Young (cir. 1820 - aft. 1881)
  • Robert Fairbairn (May 1848 - aft. 1901)
  • George Fairbairn (1854 - May 1924)