Fairbairn Family

Jane Fairbairn and John Cleghorn Hay

Jane Fairbairn was born on 17 April 1864 at The Shore, Dunbar, East Lothian.


On the 1881 Census for Eyemouth, Jane (aged 16) is employed as a general servant at a house in Yards Head Road, Eyemouth.

In June 1883 Jane gave birth to a girl:-

  • Julia Fairbairn was born on 2 June 1883 at New Terrace, Eyemouth. It states on her birth certificate that she was an illegitimate child and no details of her father are given.
    •    On 28 July 1890 Jane Fairbairn married James Smith at New City Road, Glasgow.
        Note:- This marriage date was given on their sons birth certificate, but I have been unable to find the actual marriage certificate.

        Child of Jane Fairbairn and James Smith:- 

      • James Smith was born on 30 January 1891 at New Terrace, Eyemouth, died 21 September 1891 at New Terrace, Eyemouth. James died aged 8 months of tuberculosis of lymph nodes.
        •   Jane Fairbairn then married John Cleghorn Hay on 21 June 1893 at Cockburnspath. He was born on the 21 October 1863, son of
            son of David Hay and Jane Cleghorn.


  Children of Jane Fairbairn and John Cleghorn Hay 

Census Return 1901 - 10 Dumbiedykes Road, Edinburgh

Goods Porter Chirnside
Scholar Edinburgh

Jane Fairbairn died on 28 October 1908 at Dumbieykes Road, Edinburgh, aged 44 years. Jane died of cardiac disease.

Jane Hay nee Fairbairn death certificate


On 2 June 1910, John Cleghorn Hay married Euphemia McNab at 3 Appin Terrace, Edinburgh. Euphemia McNab was born in 1865.

Euphemia McNab died on 10 Decemer 1923 at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Cause of death was chronic appendicitis and cardiac failure.

Euphemia Hay nee McNab death certificate


John Cleghorn Hay died on 15 June 1928, aged 64 years at The Mill, Grantshouse. Cause of death was cerebral haemorrhage and cerebral hemiplegia.

John Cleghorn Hay nee Fairbairn death certificate