Monday, May 17, 2010

New member (F-35)

Our numbers are creeping up.
We have another recruit.
Believed to belong to the line of Charles FAIRBAIRN and Agnes MARK, with further details yet to be provided.
Charles was schoolmaster at Stitchill and son Charles was one of the Maxton blacksmiths.
I say "one of" as my own direct ancestor Robert RICHARDSON was a smith in Maxton, or possibly just outside the village, Whitelaw, around 1773 to 1782 at least, but an elder at the Maxton Kirk. Possibly Charles took over as the blacksmith given his dates are 1814 to 1892.
This line may work back to James FAIRBAIRN and Margaret LEARMONTH who married 1734 Kelso, with a Francis FAIRBAIRN as one of the cautioners.
Possibly even then back to Francis FAIRBAIRN and Agnes DICKIESON who married 1704 at Kelso, although James and Margaret's son Francis was 3rd in the pecking order, not first.
Anyone else out there link back to these lines and willing to join in and see if there's a match to our newest recruit?
Summary Patriarchs page will be updated in due course (done).

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