William Fairbairn

(Apr 1756 - Mar 1810)
FatherJohn Fairbairn ** (1714 - 1796)
MotherHelen Anderson (say 1725 - )
Recruit(Relationship2Prove)The project would like to recruit a representative of William's line to prove a relationship with John Fairbairn **
William was schoolmaster at Bowden, then Galashiels, and is assumed to be the person referred to in Sir William's biography as the uncle who taught him book-keeping and land-surveying (see below for further info).
Not many of this family have been traced to present day as yet, but one grandson lived in Rio de Janeiro and had 8 children (as at 1890 when he died in Edinburgh on a visit home), so there may yet be candidates to definitively represent William's line in the project.
Many available pedigrees claim relationships to these lines, however, preliminary results received Jan 2010 for a line highly likely to be that of his son John born Bowden 1778, indicated a rethink may be in order. Initially it was thought that a Non Paternal Event (NPE) might be the reason results didn't match the rest of the Borders FAIRBAIRNs in haplogroup I1, but as at Oct 2011 a FAIRBAIRN match has now been received in haplogroup R1b1, although not a pedigree with any known connection to John and Helen (ANDERSON) FAIRBAIRN.
BirthWilliam Fairbairn was born cir. Apr 1756 Smailholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
BaptismHe was baptized 11 Apr 1756 Smailholm, Roxburghshire
MarriageHe married Margaret Scott bet. 1774 - 1778. 
DeathWilliam Fairbairn died 25 Mar 1810 Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland, at age 53. 
BurialHe was buried Old Kirk Cem., Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland
WebLinkClick here to see further information on William and his/her family in the One Name Study. 
Researcher(Progenitor)William's line is being researched by John Burleigh
ChartsLineage 2b1 - dna signature chart
Last Edited12 May 2013


Margaret Scott (say 1757 - )