Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gardening connection

Richard has unearthed a reference in the will of John the bookseller in Edinburgh, one of his/the Penicuik FAIRBAIRNs, to John "the Gardener in Chelsea" to whose children he left £500.
Tentative id of John is that he might just be John Snr's step- nephew.

With a tail wind and a bit more luck and perseverance just maybe the Clapham nurserymen will also "fit" in here somewhere? 
Of the three families only the Clapham line are currently represented in the DNA project so if anyone can claim descent from the Penicuik line, or the Chelsea gardener (whose children are currently unidentified), we would love to hear from you.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fairbairn Community on Google+

I've no idea if more people share via Google+ than share via Facebook, but there is now a FAIRBAIRN "Community" to join on Google+ for anyone interested in the FAIRBAIRN, and variants, surname.

Sunday, March 3, 2013