Robert Freebairne1

(between 1766 and 1784 - )

BMDB data

     Robert Freebairne was born bet. 1766 - 1784.2
     Where does this Robert belong?
Is he the father of the Elizabeth marrying William ALFONT?
My particular interest, other than a general interest in Fairbairns for the Fairbairn One Name Study, is a reasonably significant atDNA match to myself (Lorna), and two Fairbairn cousins, a 3rd and a 5th, with a descendant of Elizabeth ALFONT nee FREEBURN.
For further information on the DNA group involved see this DNA Group page.

This chap in the New York census Ward 7 is of an age to possibly be the son of the Walter Fairbairn / Freebairn of Easter Laws, Whitsome and Hilton, but the age pattern doesn't quite gel with Elizabeth's family, or at least I don't yet think so.3

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Robert Freebairne appeared on the census of 1800 NY, USA, enumerated as Robert FREEBORN: 1 - - 1 - 1 1- 1 - - - 5 ie
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:      1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:      1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:      1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:      1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:      1
Number of Household Members Under 16:      3
Number of Household Members Over 25:      2
Number of Household Members:      5.4
     Robert Freebairne appeared on the census of 1810 Ward 7, New York, NY, USA, enumerated as Robert FREEBAIRNE:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:      2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:      1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :      1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:      3
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:      1
Number of Household Members Under 16:      6
Number of Household Members Over 25:      1
Number of Household Members:      8
ie 1800 male under 10 now 10-15, so born 1795-1800, and 2 new males under 10 have arrived
26-44 had 1 m 1f in 1800 but only 1m in 1810, wife therefore assumed to have died between 1800-1810
Females 1 under 10 in 1800, 1 10-15 becomes 1 from 10-15 and 1 from 16-25, plus 3 new under 10 born.2

Names

     Robert Freebairne was also known as Robert Freeburn.4
Last Edited16 Dec 2016

Citations

  1. Census images, USA, Assorted state census records, 1810 Ward 7 (but actual page shows Ward 10), New York, image 71 of 92; citing NARA microfilm publication M252, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…, hsehold of Robert FREEBAIRNE, extracted Sep 2016.
  2. Census images, USA, Assorted state census records, 1810 Ward 7, New York, image 71 of 92; citing NARA microfilm publication M252, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…, hsehold of Robert FREEBAIRNE, extracted Sep 2016.
  3. Lorna Henderson, "FAIRBAIRN Analysis", Nov 2016.
  4. Census images, USA, Assorted state census records, 1800 Ward 7, New York, Nara Series M32 Roll 23, hsehold of Robert FREEBORN, extracted Sep 2016.

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