Edward Fairbairn **

(cir. 1728 - Aug 1811)
Recruit(Wanted)The project would like to recruit a representative of this line.
Edward is the earliest documented member of the line of Ednam blacksmiths.
Possibly the earlier "stone in Ednam" references on the pedigree held in the Scottish Genealogy Society (SGS) documented further generations into the past, but it currently rather looks like we'll never know what the earlier stones actually said. I would assume that there was at least a John 1585-1645 son of John, possibly with a son Robert born around 1611. And a Robert 1662-1697 son of John. There would have to be an interventing generation to get to an Edward born around 1728. From naming pattern alone, I would expect Edward's parents to be a William and Elizabeth (assuming all children are known). Robert isn't a forename that features in Edward's descendants, so this is all pure conjecture.
The pedigree as given in the SGS file is also documented on the Fairbairn DNA Project Patriarch's page along with some alternatives for the data shown.
NB in 1714 an Edward Fairbairn stood cautioner for the groom at a Stitchell marriage of a couple who were of Ednam.
BirthEdward Fairbairn ** was born cir. 1728 ?Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland
MarriageHe married Jean Davidson say 1755 ?Ednam, Roxburghshire
DeathEdward Fairbairn ** died 9 Aug 1811 Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland
BurialHe was buried Ednam, Roxburghshire, The Ednam MI booklet, published by the Borders Family History Society, has this transcription of h/stone #44: Interred here are the remains of Margaret THOMSON wife of William FAIRBAIRN smith Ednam who died 19.9.1788 aged 28 years also Edward their son who died in infancy. The remains of Janet, Margaret and Betty FAIRBAIRN daughters of Edward Fairbairn smith in Ednam all of whom died in 1769 also of his son John who died 13.1.1771.
reverse: Edward FAIRBAIRN Blacksmith in Ednam died 9.8.1811 aged 85 years William FAIRBAIRN his son also Black-smith in Ednam died 18.1.1817 aged 61 years Jean DAVIDSON widow of Edward FAIRBAIRN died ??.?. 1817 aged 85 years.
(preceding stone was erected by Edward FAIRBAIRN, h/o Jane BROOMFIELD.) 
Last Edited5 Feb 2009


Jean Davidson (cir. 1732 - 1817)
  • William Fairbairn (cir. 1756 - 1817)