Jane Fairbairn1,2,3

(circa November 1820 - 2 July 1896)
FatherRobert Fairbairn1 (say 1789 - aft. 1851)
MotherKate Scott1 (say 1786 - cir. 1828)
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Jane Fairbairn was born cir. Nov 1820 Scotland "Beamerside" - Scotland assumed.4 Some sources show Jane as born cir. 1823 SCT (1850 US census.)2
     Jane Fairbairn married John Hope say 1848 ?NY, USA.2
     Jane Fairbairn died on 2 Jul 1896 Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co., ONT, CAN; cert. shows Jane as 75 yrs 9 mths, widow, born British Isles, Beamerside, marr. Scotland, (could be interpreted as born British Isles m. Scotland Beamerside); cod La Grippe abt 4 mths, inf undertaker A E Paul, Napanee, reg 2nd Jul.4,3,2,1
     Robert's entry in Scottish Emigration to Canada pre-Confederation reads: FAIRBAIRN: Robert b ca 1786. To ONT ca 1828; stld nr Selby, Lennox & Addington Co ch incl: William, James, Robert, Elizabeth, Jane, Alison qv OGF15,115 (where qv refers to Alison marrying David FITCHETT);
Additional info has Elizabeth marrying William GRIEVE in ONT, emigrating c 1828 as well, and separate information for the chap I believe is son William has him emigrating 1826 (1901 census), and his obit says at age 10, with parents (which implies 1827 given age at death, but as other info gives him an 1820 birthdate, he may have been younger) Additionally, information in William's obit says that his family firstly went to Bytown (Quebec), which just happens to be where William and David Fairbairn were from the early 1810s, William being a proven relation via the Fairbairn surname dna project
Subsequent info was that Kate died at sea crossing the Atlantic.1,5,6,7
As research continues to unearth more info on Jane and her family, it is increasingly unclear whether or not she is a nee FAIRBAIRN with two illegitimate children (Robert and Archibald), or a widow FAIRBAIRN who married John HOPE.
If she is Jane d/o Robert, as the Scottish emigrants suggests that favours the former interpretation.8

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Jane Fairbairn appeared on the census of 11 Oct 1850 Pamelia, Jefferson, NY, USA, with John Hope, enumerated as HOPE: John 25 blacksmith b CAN; Jane 27 b SCT; Isbella 10/12 b NY; Also FAIRBURN: Robt 9 b CAN; Archibald 6 (or poss 4) b NY; Jas FOLLANT? blacksmith b CAN.2 Jane Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1871 Napanee Village, Dist of Lennox, ONT, CAN, in the household of Daniel Foot.9,10
     Jane Fairbairn appeared on the census of 1881 Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co., ONT, CAN, enumerated as Jane HOPE, widow, 61 b SCT, Plymouth Brethren, Scotch, no occ, possibly in a hsehold of tailors, tailoresses, that of a Charlotte BRUNTON b ENG, or at the very least at the same address.11 She was likely to be in 1891 not immediately obvious ONT.

All the other info

     Jane Fairbairn was the informant for the death of her daughter Catherine Isabella Hope on 2 Jul 1876 Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co., ONT, CAN.2,12,13
     Jane Fairbairn was the informant for the death of her son Archibald Fairbairn on 23 Sep 1876 Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co., ONT.3,2,14

Family 1

Children
  • Robert Fairbairn8 (cir. 1841 - aft. 1851)
  • Archibald Fairbairn3 (Oct 1844 - Sep 1876)

Family 2

John Hope (cir. 1825 - bet. 1850 - 1871)
Child
  • Catherine Isabella Hope2,15 (cir. Dec 1849 - Jul 1876)
ChartsFAIRBAIRN
John & Bessie (FFLINT) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited18 Mar 2019

Citations

  1. F-5 FAIRBAIRN, "EM FAIRBAIRN/SINTON Yetholm ex Scott F," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Robert FAIRBAIRN, 1828, Scottish Emigration to Canada pre-Confederation, rcvd Jul 2008.
  2. USA census images, Various, 1850 Pamelia, Jefferson, NY Roll M432_514 Pg 242 Image 242, hsehold of John and Jane HOPE, extracted Jun 2008.
  3. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 23 Sep 1876 Archibald FAIRBAIRN, Napanee, Lennox & Addington Co, ONT Roll: MS935_12, extracted Feb 2009.
  4. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 2 Jul 1896 Jane HOPE, Napanee, Lennox & Addington, ONT, extracted Aug 2008.
  5. GenForum online at http://www.genforum.genealogy.com/my/, Family of William GRIEVE and Elizabeth (Bessie) FAIRBAIRN, Richmond, ONT, posted Aug 2000 by Bonnie HURSH (email no longer current), extracted Jul 2008.
  6. Rootsweb Msge Board online at http://boards.rootsweb.com, Dth (c. 1828) Kate FAIRBAIRN nee SCOTT, at sea (Atlantic), from GRIEVE board posting, Aug 2000 by Bonnie HURSH, extracted Jul 2008.
  7. Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Jul 2008.
  8. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb 2009.
  9. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1871 index: Napanee Village, Lennox Dist ONT Pg 42 Roll C-9995 - C-9996 Div 2, Daniel FOOT, extracted Feb 2009.
  10. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1871 index: Napanee Village, Lennox Dist ONT Pg 42 Roll C-9995 - C-9996 Div 2, Jane HOPE, extracted Feb 2009.
  11. Canadian Archives online at http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/index-e.html, 1881 Census: Napanee Town (G), Lennox (117), ONT Pg 98 M'film C-13236 Ref RG31, hsehold of Jane HOPE, extracted Feb 2009.
  12. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 25 Dec 1867 Isabella C HOPE & Daniel A FOSTER, reg. Lennox & Addington FHL Film 1030060, index searched Jul 2008.
  13. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 2 Jul 1876 Catherine Isabella HOPE, Napanee, Lennox & Addington, ONT, Roll: MS935_12, extracted Feb 2009.
  14. Census image, Canada, via Ancestry.com, 1851 Richmond, Lennox Co, ONT, hsehold of Robt FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008.
  15. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 25 Dec 1867 Isabella C HOPE & Daniel A FOSTERl, reg. Lennox & Addington FHL Film 1030060, index searched Jul 2008.

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