Alison Crosser1,2,3

(say 1760 - between 1800 and 1841)
FatherMale ?James Croser4 (say 1740 - )
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Alison Crosser was born say 1760 poss. in the ?Par. of Swinton, BEW, SCT.
     Alison Crosser and Archibald Fairbairn, son of Archibald? Fairbairn, are estimated to have married say 1782 prob. in ?ROX or ?BEW, SCT, (this date being assumed from the age of eldest child believed to belong to this family.)3
     Alison Crosser died bet. 1800 - 1841 prob. at ?Morebattle, ROX, SCT; (not immediatlely obvious in the UK in the 1841 census, pre-deceased son Walter, d. 1859.)3

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Cir. 1784 Archibald and Alison Fairbairn were living Swinton, BEW, SCT, assuming that son Walter accurately knew where he was born.
     Fr 1794 - 1797 Archibald and Alison Fairbairn were living Grahamslaw, Par. of Eckford, ROX, SCT, (where they were when two more children were baptised.)5,6 By Feb 1800 Archibald and Alison Fairbairn were living Cavers, Par. of Eckford, ROX, SCT, when youngest known son David was baptized (the entry doesn't read Caverton, or Caverton Mill, but I thought Cavers was in its own parish, not Eckford.)7

Names

     Her surname was also spelt Crosier or Croser.2,5

All the other info

     I have long thought that the James Croser buried Eckford with the h/stone mentioning a nephew James Fairbairn would be the brother of Alison Fairbairn nee Crosser. I am now confident of this id.
The second marriage for James Fairbairn reported in "Grandma Viele's" reminiscences, has been found, which, tied to the property of Elizabeth Laidlaw, relict of James Fairbairn of Lanton Muir, to where James Croser was, it all makes sense to me now.8

External links

     Click here to see Alison's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.9

Family

Archibald Fairbairn (say 1760 - bet. 1800 - 1841)
Children
ChartsFAIRBAIRN
John & Bessie (FFLINT) FAIRBAIRN
My pedigree chart
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline

Adam DAVIDSON's ancestors

Last Edited6 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. Surname confirmation from Ann COSSAR. Walter's death cert very hard to read/decipher.
  2. Ann COSSAR, "EM FAIRBAIRN/CROS(I)ER ex Ann C," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Mar 1996 ex OPR index.
  3. Walter FAIRBAIRN (11277), DC FAIRBAIRN, Walter 1859, p/copy held.
  4. Borders FHS, MIs: ROX Eckford, #5 James CROSER, portioner Lanton Hill, rechecked Jun 2008.
  5. Morebattle, ROX: Gateshaw Associate Session & Free Church Records: Item 4 (Gateshaw 1775-1907) & 8 (Free Church 1847-52), Bap. (at Morebattle) 14 May 1797 John s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Alison CROSER, of Grahamslaw, Par. of Eckford, extracted Jul 2008.
  6. Morebattle, ROX: Gateshaw Associate Session & Free Church Records: Item 4 (Gateshaw 1775-1907) & 8 (Free Church 1847-52), Bap. (at Haughhead) 10 Dec 1794 James s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Alison CROSER, of Grahamslaw, Par. of Eckford, ROX, extracted Jul 2008.
  7. Morebattle, ROX: Gateshaw Associate Session & Free Church Records: Item 4 (Gateshaw 1775-1907) & 8 (Free Church 1847-52), Bap. (at Morebattle) 23 Feb 1800 David s/o Archd FAIRBAIRN & Allison CROSSER, of Cavers, Par. of Eckford, ROX, extracted Jul 2008.
  8. Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", pre 2002, updated Jun 2008.
  9. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  10. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb 2003, Dec 2007 & Mar 2008, (assumed to be son of Archibald and Alison (CROSSER) FAIRBAIRN purely from naming pattern of children and places. Another researcher has Archibald's parents as Archibald F and Mary GIESSEN. As he appears to have died between 1841 and 1851, we are unlikley to uncover the truth now, but with children called Archibald, Alison, Walter I think there's a fair possibility he "belongs" to my lot, especially his age in the 1841 census makes his birth year somewhat later than that of the son of Archibald and Mary, even allowing for the rounding in that census).
  11. Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Jul 2008, updated Jan 2015.
  12. Ann COSSAR, "EM FAIRBAIRN/CROS(I)ER ex Ann C," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Bap. 10 Dec 1794 James s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN and Alison CROSSER, Gateshaw Assoc Session, Morebattle, ROX, ex OPR index, rcvd Mar 1996.
  13. Ann COSSAR, "EM FAIRBAIRN/CROS(I)ER ex Ann C," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Bap. 14 May 1797 John FAIRBAIRN, ex OPR index, rcvd Mar 1996.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.