William Fairbairn *

(1790 - Feb 1872)
Assumed fatherWilliam? Fairbairn (say 1760 - ); Reby DODD's "Who's Which" shows a William and Elise (ELLIOT) FAIRBAIRN as parents of children William, David and Thomas
Assumed motherElsie (Aylsie) Elliot (say 1760 - )
BirthWilliam Fairbairn * was born 1790 Yetholm?, Scotland
MarriageHe married Jean (Jane) Wanless 25 Dec 1813 Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
DeathWilliam Fairbairn * died 6 Feb 1872 Wakefield, Quebec, Canada
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Note(Parent Assumed)William? Fairbairn is the assumed parent of William Fairbairn *
Reby Dodd's Whos Which assigns a as parents of both the William who married Jean Wanless, and the John or David who married Jane Williamson.
The identification of William and John aka David as brothers has been reinforced by family information, although hard evidence as to their parents seems to be lacking.

NB The brother Thomas also assigned by Reby to the family is not the one shown in her book as married to Helen Kinniburg, and also appears (from dna evidence) not to be the one married to Elspeth Redpath, although this latter Thomas is related somehow. 
Researched(Progenitor)William's line was researched by Reby Dodds nee Johnston. Reby being the author of Whos Which. 
Researcher(Progenitor)William's line is being researched by Roy Fairbairn (F-3)
ChartsLineage 1e DNA "Signature" John & Bessie (fflint) FAIRBAIRN
Lineage 1 DNA Theoretical Overall Signature
Fairbairn/Flint lines represented by autosomal DNA tests
Last Edited25 Oct 2016


Jean (Jane) Wanless (May 1790 - )
  • John Fairbairn (Jul 1819 - Dec 1909)
  • Helen Fairbairn (Jun 1821 - Apr 1902)
  • George Fairbairn (Dec 1823 - Mar 1907)
  • William Fairbairn (1826 - 1907)