Jeany Fairbairn

(5 January 1826 - )
FatherArchibald Fairbairn (say Mar 1783 - May 1842)
MotherJanet Scott (cir. 1787 - bet. 1851 - 1855)
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Jeany Fairbairn was born on 5 Jan 1826 St Boswells, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, SCT.1,2 She was baptized on 21 Feb 1826 St Boswells, Par. of St Boswells, ROX.3,2
     Jeany Fairbairn was not married to Robert Ormiston.4
     Anyone know what happened to Jeany after 1845?
Dtr Jessie was living with her grandmother and several aunts and uncles in 1841.

NB several online trees show dtr Jessie's father as Andrew ORMISTON, having believed Jessie's marr. cert, instead of also checking her baptism, which clearly shows her father as Robert ORMISTON of Gattonside (Melrose.)5

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Jeany Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1841 Danileton's Wynd, Melrose, ROX, SCT, as Jean Fairbairn 15 yr old female servant with 30 yr old farmer Andrew & Jean Murdie and family
This being assumed to be this Jean(y), as it is where the future father of her dtr Jessie was in 1841 (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)6


     As of 1845, Jeany Fairbairn was also known as Jane Fairbairn.4


Robert Ormiston (1823 - 1849)
Last Edited22 Oct 2016


  1. Sanna F Ross (Gaffney), "EM FAIRBAIRN: Borders ex Sanna G," e-mail to Lorna & GenForum FAIRBAIRN, Birth 5 Jan 1826 Jeany d/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Janet SCOTT, rcvd Oct 2000.
  2. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at, Birth 5 Jan Bap. 21 Feb 1826 Jeany d/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Jannet SCOTT, St Boswells, ROX, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, ( : reference 2:18DVHJ9; FHL microfilm 1067951 batch C11804-4), extracted May 2014.
  3. Births marriages OPR index: ROX, SCT.
  4. FAIRBAIRN, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch C100091 extracted May 2002.
  5. Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", May 2014.
  6. FreeCensus, UK online at, 1841 Melrose Dist 799 EnumDist 2 (Ladhope) Folio 2 Page 7, extracted May 2004.
  7. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 29 Aug Bap. Oct 1845 Jessey illeg. d/o Robert ORMISTON & Jane FAIRBAIRN, Melrose, ROX, 799/00 0050 0150, copy d/loaded Apr 2014.

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.