Thomas Fairbairn **

(cir. 1790 - )
Assumed fatherRobert Fairbairn (say 1745 - ); from family information passed down from Thomas' daughter, supported by naming pattern of Thomas/Elspeth's children, and proximity
Assumed motherMargaret Patterson (say 1755 - )
WebIntroFamily rumour for the William (who married Jean Wanless) is that he had a brother Thomas.
Both William and Thomas, the patriarch of this line, worked on the Rideau canal in the early 1800s, but that's the nearest to documented evidence of a connection to date.
Preliminary dna results showed an 11/12 match between two of their descendants, which looked promising, but at 67 markers the relationship looks as though their shared common ancestor is rather more distant, and at 67 markers, a descendant of Thomas is showing as an excellent match with a descendant of Trotter Fairbairn.
BirthThomas Fairbairn ** was born cir. 1790 Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland
MarriageHe married Elspeth Redpath 18 Dec 1807 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Y-DNA DetailPatrick(F-8), descendant of Thomas, is unique over all of lineage 1 in having 447 = 21 (u), all others currently (Dec 2010) having the modal value of 22 (v). Likewise he has a CDYb of 36(J) instead of the modal of 38(L) but this marker is much more variable across the lineage, presumably because it is a faster mutating one. 
WebLinkClick here to see further information on Thomas and his/her family in the One Name Study. 
Researcher(Progenitor)Thomas's line is being researched by Patty Brown. (See Montreal Fairbairns.) 
ChartsLineage 1 DNA Theoretical Overall Signature
Last Edited19 Dec 2011


Elspeth Redpath (cir. May 1789 - )
  • Robert Fairbairn (1815 - May 1895)
  • John Fairbairn (Nov 1817 - Jul 1903)
  • Peter Fairbairn (cir. 1829 - Apr 1881)