(29 August 1845 - 22 January 1911)
|Father||Robert Ormiston2,3,4 (1823 - 1849)|
|Mother||Jeany Fairbairn2,4 (Jan 1826 - )|
|Relationship||2nd cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson|
BMDB dataJessie Ormiston was born on 29 Aug 1845 Melrose, ROX, SCT.5,4 She was baptized in Oct 1845 Melrose, ROX; entry reads: Jesse illegitimate daughter of Robert Ormiston Gattonside and Jane Fairbairn was born 29 Augt 1845 and baptized Oct 1845.2,4
Jessie Ormiston married Alexander Fortune, son of Alexander Fortune and Elizabeth Park, on 20 May 1864 Hawhead, Selkirk, SEL, SCT, date/place from igi: Alexander FORTUNE to Jessie ORMISTON (not indexed as Jessie FAIRBAIRN). Cert: 20 May 1864 at Hawhead, Selkirk (United Pres. Ch), Alexander FORTUNE, 20, ploughman, bachelor, s/o Alexander FORTUNE and Elizabeth PARK, mar. Jessie ORMISTON, 19, dom serv, spinster, d/o Andrew ORMISTON, dec. (NB chr on igi has father as Robert, not Andrew) and Jane FAIRBAIRN. Wit: Richard PARK and Alexander STURROCK. MIn. Rev John LAWSON.5,6,7
Jessie Ormiston died on 22 Jan 1911 Hangingshaw Inn, Heriot, Par. of Heriot, MLN, SCT, at age 65; cert. reads: Jessie Ormiston FORTUNE, widow of Alexander FORTUNE, farm servant, died aged 66 of valvular disease of heart (mitral stenosis) chronic bronchitis & syncope,at 6:30pm. The inf. was her son John FORTUNE, present.8,9,10
Census/Where lived/OccupationsJessie Ormiston appeared on the census of 1851 Morebattle, ROX, SCT, in the household of Walter Fairbairn.11,12
Jessie Ormiston appeared on the census of 1861 Abbey Tce Weirhill Pl, Melrose, ROX, SCT, enumerated as Jessie ORMISTON, 16 b. Melrose, servt in hsehold of Catherine BADGER (60 lodgers house keeper b. Selkirk.)13
Jessie Ormiston appeared on the census of 2 Apr 1871 Yair Stables, Caddonfoot, SEL, SCT, with Alexander Fortune, enumerated as FORTUNE: Alexander 28 farm servant b Tranent, HAD; wife Jessie 26 b Peebles, ROX (sic); Children: James Mitchell 7 b Selkirk; Alexander 6 b Melrose, ROX, Richard 4 b Stow, MLN; Walter Fairbairn 3 b Selkirk; George 5 days b Caddingfoot, SEL; Sister Jane MITCHELL 21 b Lands, ROX.14
Jessie Ormiston appeared on the census of 1881 Henderson's Knowe, Hownam, ROX, SCT, with Alexander Fortune, enumerated as Alexander FORTUNE, 38, farm worker ag lab b Tranent, HAD, wife Jessie, 36, b Melrose ROX. Children: Alexander, 16, farm serv, b Melrose, ROX; Richard, 14, farms erv b Stow, Edin; Walter Fairbairn FORTUNE, 13, farm serv, b Yarrow; James Mitchell, 11, scholar, b Yarrow; George, scholar, 10, b Yarrow; Jessie, 8, scholar, Stow; Andrew Park, 5, scholar, b Melrose; Elizabeth Park, 3, b Oxnam; Archibald Fairbairn, 1 b Legerwood, BEW.9
Jessie Ormiston appeared on the census of 1891 Howlets Ha??, Westruther, BEW, SCT, enumerated as FORTUNE: Jessie, head, widow, 46 b Melrose, ROX; Children: Alexander 26 ag lab b Melrose, ROX; George 19 ag lab b Selkirk, SEL; Jessie 17 farm serv b Stow, Edin; Andrew P 15 farm serv b Melrose, ROX; Elizabeth P 13 scholar b Oxnam, ROX; Archibald F 11 scholar b Legerwood, BEW; John 6 scholar b Maxton, ROX; William 4 b Stow, Edin (bottom of page, didn't check the next one.)10
Jessie Ormiston appeared on the census of 31 Mar 1901 Old Graden No 3, Linton, ROX, SCT, enumerated as FORTUNE: Jessie 55 b Melrose, ROX; Children: Alexander 35 ag lab ploughman b Melrose, ROX; Elizabeth P 23 outworker on farm b Oxnam, ROX; Archibald F 21 ag lab ploughman b Legerwood, BEW; John F 15 ord ag lab b Maxton, ROX; Jessie FOWLER (dtr) 27 outworker on farm b Stow, MLN; Grddtr Jessie C FOWLER, 1mth b Linton, ROX.15
All the other infoJessie Ormiston and Walter Fairbairn are related uncle/niece.1
External linksClick here to see Jessie and family on the FamilySearch FamilyTree.16
Jessie Ormiston belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.
|Alexander Fortune (cir. 1843 - bet. 1887 - 1891)|
John & Bessie (FFLINT) FAIRBAIRN
|Last Edited||22 Oct 2016|
- Susan A McLEOD (30189), "EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL," e-mail to (1), May 2002 ex 1851 ROX census.
- FAIRBAIRN, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch C100091 extracted May 2002.
- Bill Scott, "EM FAIRBAIRN/ORMISTON ex Bill S," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Rcvd May 2004 (from "The Ormiston's of Teviotdale" which has Robert as Jessie's father).
- Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, 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.
- 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 0224041 GRO Ref Volume 791 EnumDist 2 Page 9.
- Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), FORTUNE Batch M117781 extracted May 2002.
- GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Mar. cert. 1864 Alexander FORTUNE & Jessie ORMISTON trans. Robert McC Jul 2002.
- GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1911 Jessie Ormiston FORTUNE, copy d/loaded Nov 2005.
- 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 0224041 GRO Ref Volume 791 EnumDist 2 Page 9, extracted May 2004.
- Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, 1891 census Westruther, BEW Dist 756 (ED1?) Page 5 Schedule #16, copy d/loaded Sep 2005.
- Susan A McLEOD (30189), "EM FAIRBAIRN/COCKBURN ex Susan McL," e-mail to (1), 1851 ROX census, rcvd May 2002.
- 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Morebattle, ROX, reg 804 ED 3 Pg 6, hsehold of Walter FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2012.
- 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Melrose, ROX, Reg. 799/1 ED 1 Pg 19, hsehold of Catherine BADGER, extracted May 2014.
- 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Caddonfoot, SEL REg 774A ED 3 Sched 3, hsehold of Alexander & Jessie FORTUNE (indexed on ancestry as FORTAIN or FORTANI or GORTUM), extracted May 2008.
- 1901 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Linton, ROX Reg 796 ED 2 Sched 35 hsehold of Jessie FORTUNE, extracted May 2008.
- FamilySearch Family Tree online at https://familysearch.org/tree/, Apr 2014.
- Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), FORTUNE Batch C116991 extracted May 2002.
- Index of births, marriages and deaths, Dth 1919 Richard FORTUNE, s/o Walt (sic) FORTUNE & Jessie ORMISTON, aged 51, reg. Melbourne, VIC #2687, extracted 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.