Robert Fairbairn

(Jan 1729 - aft. 1771)
FatherJohn Fairbairn ** (say 1705 - )
MotherBessie fflint (say 1705 - )
Recruit(Relationship2Prove)The project would like to recruit a representative of Robert's line to prove a relationship with Robert Fairbairn
The Robert of Melrose who married Margaret Elliot is of an age and place to be a son of Robert and Agnes (Landreth) and Robert and Margaret (Elliot) had a son Robert in 1801 who may well be the Robert married to Agnes Black and Euphemia Robson who moved to Norfolk, as he was also born Melrose in 1801.
If the linkages are accurate, a descendant of this latter Robert should be a very good match with Earl (F-2) the descendant of Archibald and Mary (Grierson).
The theory is fine, but the dna is telling another story, showing that Stan (F-15) is predicted as haplogroup R1b1b2 rather than I1 as the descendants of Robert and Agnes (Landreth) are (assuming that paper trail is sound).
A confirming dna signature from the other son, David, would be very welcome (David's grdson David can be eliminated as a potential source of dna participants, as he died unmarried in WW1).
BirthHe was born 5 Jan 1729 Drygrange, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
MarriageHe married Agnes Landreth 6 Jan 1757 St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland
DeathRobert Fairbairn died aft. 1771 ?Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Note(Parent Assumed)Robert Fairbairn is the assumed parent of William? Fairbairn
There is an exact 67/67 dna match between Earl (F-2) and Roy (F-3).
FamilyTree DNA advise that for a 67/67 match: "Your relatedness is extremely close with the common ancestor predicted, 50% of the time, in 3 generations or less and with a 90% probability within 5 generations. Very few people achieve this close level of a match. All confidence levels are well within the time frame that surnames were adopted in Western Europe." In addition, the chart Probability for the most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) shows that there's a 90% probability that the link at 67/67 would be with 4 generations, and 95% within 6.

Earl is the 6th generation from Robert & Agnes, and if William m. Aylsie Elliot exists as a brother of Archibald and son of Robert & Agnes, Roy is the 7th generation, so the probabilities, and I stress probabilities, are in favour of this being the link. Their respective proven paper trails ended at Archibald and Mary (Grierson) F. and William & Jean (Wanless) F.
Research added Robert & Agnes (Landreth) F. as parents of Archibald, and Reby Dodds says William's parents are
William and Elsie (Elliot of Minto) F.
Without the family story, I originally speculated, from naming pattern of their children (and dates) only, that William (married Jean W.) was the son of an Archibald & Alison/Aylsie/Alice, namely the Archibald who married Alison Crosser.
Two items now go against this:
* It is believed that this William is the brother of the John or David who married Jane Williamson (also lived in Quebec).
* Archibald and Alison's son David is indeed of an age, but has recently (Jul 2008) been found to have emigrated to Ontario, and thence to Wisconsin and married a Jane Herd.
So if they are brothers, William cannot belong to this Archibald.
Although the known daughter Mary is believed to be younger than Aylsie (ie not following the Scottish naming pattern), my next candidate for William's parents would have been Archibald and Mary (Grierson) F.
The flaw to this theory is that even if William's birth date is several years out, there just isn't any room in between the known children of Archibald and Mary for a William to fit in there.
So any relationship has to be more distant. For now, I'm assuming that there was indeed a couple William and Elise/Aylsie (Elliot of Minto) F., and that this William may have been a brother of the Archibald who married Mary Grierson. 
ChartsLineage 1e DNA "Signature" John & Bessie (fflint) FAIRBAIRN
Lineage 1 DNA Theoretical Overall Signature
Fairbairn/Flint lines represented by autosomal DNA tests
Last Edited14 Oct 2011


Agnes Landreth (say 1730 - )