(cir. Aug 1762 - Jul 1822)
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This son of John and Helen (Anderson) is shown as the schoolmaster of Coldingham (Berwickshire) on the baptisms of sons John (1788) and James (1791), and is known to have been the factor for Lord Seaforth of Brahan Castle, Ross from at least 1793, and as such managed his estates in Guiana from around 1800.
(Berbice appears to have been Dutch Guiana, and fought over every few years from 1781 thru 1815 in particular being occupied by the British 1796-1802, 1803, becoming a British Colony in 1814, ceded back to the Netherlands in 1815 and becoming, together with Demerara-Essequibo, British Guiana in 1831 (Source Wikipedia).
Wife Jane is shown in the 1841 census living at the Lochcarron Manse with at least two Fairbairn grandchildren in Ross & Cromarty (daughter Elizabeth married the Rev John MacKenzie, Minister of Lochcarron).
|Birth||Peter Fairbairn was born cir. Aug 1762 Smailholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland. |
|Baptism||He was baptized 12 Aug 1762 Smailholm, Roxburghshire, a very squashed in entry reads: John Fairbairn & Helen Anderson his wife had a son baptized called Peter. |
|Marriage||He married Jane Paxton 17 Mar 1787 Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland. |
|Death||Peter Fairbairn died 7 Jul 1822 Pln Ross, Guiana. |
|Jane Paxton (bet. 1761 - 1766 - aft. 1841)|
- John Fairbairn (cir. Feb 1788 - )
- James Fairbairn (cir. Sep 1791 - )
- William Fairbairn (Apr 1794 - )
- Peter Fairbairn (Apr 1795 - )
- Francis Fairbairn (Feb 1798 - )
- Thomas Fairbairn (Jan 1800 - )