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William Andrew Fairbairn

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William Andrew Fairbairn (1824-1910) of William Fairbairn and Sons

1824 Born in Manchesters, son of William Fairbairn and Dorothy Marr[1]

1849 of William Fairbairn and Sons[2].

1849 Married Marianna Murray in Paddington[3]/

1851 William A Fairburn 26, master engineer, lived in Broughton, Salford with Marianner Fairburn 23, William M Fairburn 5 months[4]

1861 William A Fairbairn 36, widower, engineer employing from 500-600 men, lived in Pendleton, Salford with Emily J Fairbairn 8, Edith M Fairbairn 6, Ada M Fairbairn 5[5]

1865 Birth of son, Francis Richard Fairbairn, in Paddington, son of William Andrew Fairbairn and Hellen Fairbairn[6]

1881 William Andrew Fairbairn 56, former engineer, lived in Elham, Kent with Edith Marianne Fairbairn 26[7]

1891 William A Fairbairn 66, living on own means with Helen Fairbairn 51, Francis R Fairbairn 28[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1849 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: New Members
  3. Parish records
  4. 1851 census
  5. 1861 census
  6. Parish records
  7. 1881 census
  8. 1891 census