Fairbairn Family

James Fairbairn and Jane Anderson

James Fairbairn was born on the 25 October 1793 in Oldhamstocks, East Lothian. He married Jane (Jessie) Anderson, daughter of John Anderson and Elizabeth Donaldson on 2 December 1816 at Cockburnspath, Berwickshire. She was born on the 15 April 1798. They had 8 children in total, 7 boys and 1 girl.

Children of James Fairbairn and Jane Anderson:-

  • John Fairbairn, born 9 April 1817 in Cockburnspath.

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  • Thomas Fairbairn, born 16 April 1826 in Cockburnspath, died 15 November 1893 Edinburgh. He married Jane Bamburgh on 12 June 1856 in Edinburgh. She was born 1829/30 in Dunfermline, Fife and died on 4 February 1909 in Edinburgh. They had 8 children, Ann (1856), Jane (1858), James (1859), Margaret (1861), Isabella (1864), Janet (1866), Thomas (1868) and David (1874). 

Census Return for 1841 Cockburnspath Parish - Cove

Census Return for 1851 Cockburnspath - Cove Village

Census Return for 1861 - Cove

Census Return for 1871 - Cove

James Fairbairn died on 19 January 1875 (aged 81 yrs) at Cove, Cockburnspath of old age.

Jane Anderson died on 17 January 1872 (aged 73yrs) at Cove, Cockburnspath, of a sore throat and general debility.