Walter Fairbairn1

(circa 1823 - 13 November 1903)
FatherWalter Fairbairn2 (cir. 1784 - Jan 1859)
MotherAgnes Robinson2 (cir. 1786 - Apr 1863)
Relationship3rd great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Walter Fairbairn was born cir. 1823 Morebattle, ROX, SCT.1
     Walter Fairbairn married Grace Armstrong, daughter of John Armstrong and Margaret Nicol, on 25 Feb 1848 Stow, MLN, SCT, entry reads: Fairbairn Walter, Farm Servant in Cathie, and Grace Armstrong in the Parish of Canonbie gave in their names in order to marriage, and after due proclamation they were married 25th Feb 1848 (cf 18th May date from original info.)3,4,1,5
     Walter Fairbairn died on 13 Nov 1903 Grindestone Head, Canonbie, DFS, SCT; cert. transcription reads: Died 1am Guidestone Head ( assumed to actually be Grindstone Head, or a local name for it?), age 80, pauper labourer, mar. to Grace Armstrong; s/o Walter Fairbairn, labourer, dec. and Agnes m.s. unknown, dec. Cause: old age, Inf: A Burns, Inspector of the Poor.2

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Walter Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 Belford, Par. of Morebattle, ROX, SCT, as Walter FAIRBAIRN 15 (45 on ancestry 15 on fmp), ag lab b. ROX; also George HALL 20 ag alb (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)6 He was a farm servant in Feb 1848 Cathie, Par. of Stow, MLN, SCT.3
     Walter Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 30 Mar 1851 Tinnishall, Par. of Canonbie, DFS, SCT, with Grace enumerated as FAIRBAIRN (FAIRBURN on fmp): Walter 28 ag lab b Morebattle, wife Grace, 22 (on both fmp and ancestry, should be 27?) b Canonbie; Children (all b Canonbie): William, 5, scholar; Margaret, dtr, 3; Agnes, dtr, 1.1,7
     The census of 1861 showed Walter with his wife Grace, their dtrs Agnes and Margaret Old Tinnieshall, Par. of Canonbie, DFS, SCT, household enumerated as FAIRBURN: Walter 37 farm labourer b Morebattle, ROX; Grace 38 b Canonbie; Children: Agnes 11, Margaret 8 both scholars b Canonbie, DFS.8
     The census of 1871 showed Walter with his wife Grace, their son Walter, their dtr Margaret Old Tinnishall, Par. of Canonbie, DFS, SCT, household enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Walter 47 cattle feeder b Morebattle, ROX; wife Grace 49 b Canonbie; Children: Margaret 18 dom serv, Walter 9 scholar both b Canonbie, DFS.9 Walter Fairbairn was a labourer, when dtr Margaret married in 1873 prob. in ?Canonbie, DFS, SCT.5
     Walter Fairbairn appeared on the census of 3 Apr 1881 Milltown, DFS, SCT, with Grace Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Walter, 57, ag lab b Morebattle, ROX; wife Grace, 59, b Canonbie, DFS.10
     Walter Fairbairn was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1891 Grindstone Head, Dist of Canonbie, DFS, SCT, with Grace enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Walter 64 ag lab b Kelso, ROX; wife Grace 68.11,12
     Walter Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1901 Grindstonehead, Canonbie, DFS, SCT, with Grace Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: Walter 77 retired ploughman b Newcastleton, ROX; wife Grace 79 b Canonbie DFS; (dtr Agnes 2 hses away.)13 Walter Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1901 Canonbie, DFS, as neighbour of Agnes Murray (his daughter.)14

Family

Grace Armstrong (Dec 1821 - Feb 1905)
Children
  • Margaret Fairbairn1,8,5 (cir. 1848 - Apr 1852)
  • Agnes Fairbairn1,8 (Feb 1850 - Oct 1907)
  • Margaret Fairbairn8 (Aug 1853 - aft. 1911)
  • Walter Fairbairn+15,9 (Jun 1861 - May 1918)
ChartsFAIRBAIRN
John & Bessie (FFLINT) FAIRBAIRN
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Last Edited8 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. 1851 census transcriptions, Canonbie, DFS, Dumfries & Galloway FHS.
  2. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1903 Walter FAIRBAIRN, transcr. Stuart H, ?pre 2000?
  3. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 25 Feb 1848 Walter FAIRBAIRN, (farm servant, Cathie) & Grace ARMSTRONG (Par. of Canonbie), Stow, MLN, 699/00 0050 0242, copy d/loaded Sep 2014.
  4. FAIRBAIRN, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 18 May 1848 Walter FAIRBAIRN & Grace ARMSTRONG, Stow, MLN.
  5. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Marr. 23 Dec 1873 Margaret d/o Walter FAIRBAIRN & Grace ARMSTRONG; Adam s/o Adam & Margaret (YOUNG) YOUNG, Canonbie, DFS, 814/17, transc. ex BFHS rcvd 2006.
  6. 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Belford, Par. of Morebattle, ROX, Par. 801 ED: 6; Page: 3; in hsehold with George HALL, extracted Sep 2014.
  7. 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Canonbie, DFS, Par. 814, ED: 10; Page: 8; hsehold of Walter & Grace FAIRBAIRN, rechecked Mar 2013.
  8. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Canonbie, DFS SCT Par. 814 ED 6 Pg 8 Sched 39, hsehold of Walter & Grace FAIRBURN, extracted Dec 2006.
  9. Census image, SCT, 1871 Census Canonbie DFS Dist 814 ED 6 Folio 2 Pg 7 Sched 34, hsehold of Walter & Grace FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded Dec 2006.
  10. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 0224046 GRO Ref Volume 814 EnumDist 8 Page 3, rechecked Jan 2004.
  11. 1891 census, DFS, SCT, Walter & Grace FAIRBAIRN.
  12. 1891 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Grind Stonehead, Canonbie, DFS, Reg. 814 ED 6 Sched 41, hsehold of Walter & Grace FAIRBAIRN, extracted Mar 2013.
  13. Census image, SCT, 1901 Census Canonbie, DFS Dist 814 ED 6 Sched 40, hsehold of Walter & Grace FAIRBAIRN, copy d/loaded Dec 2006.
  14. Census image, SCT, 1901 Census Canonbie, DFS Dist 814 ED 6 Sched 43, hsehold of Agnes MURRAY, copy d/loaded Dec 2006.
  15. FAIRBAIRN, International Genealogical Index (IGI), FAIRBAIRN/ARMSTRONG births, batch C118141-?-6035516 R, rechecked Apr 2004.

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