The Fairley Family
An historical and photographic perspective

John Fairley & Elizabeth Purdie | Henry Fairley & Elizabeth Wilson | Henry Fairley & Elizabeth Purdie
John Fairley & Janet Bird | John Fairley & Elizabeth Hall| John Fairley & Isabella Spence
David Fairley & Annie Wilson | Agnes Swan Fairley & Hugh McCowan

Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

Caption of the John Adair's A Map of West Lothian, 1737
Caption of the John Adair's A Map of West Lothian, 1737

John Fairley &

Elizabeth Purdie
Born: ?   Born: March 19, 1693
Place: ? Place: Dechmont, Livingston, West Lothian
Married: about 1716
Place: Livingston, West Lothian
Died: Died:
Place: Livingston, West Lothian? Place: Livingston, West Lothian?
Buried: Buried:

Ed Note: There are no entries of births in the Old Parochial Registers for the Established Church in Livingstone Parish between May 1662 to August 1692.

William Purdie in ~~~ Dechmont had infant baptized called Elizabeth
William Purdie in ~~~ Dechmont had infant baptized called Elizabeth
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Elizabeth Purdie's father was William Purdie (no further information). John Fairley and Elizabeth Purdie had at least eight children: William (born April 7, 1717); John (born Jan 25, 1719); Mary (born March 12, 1721); Isoball (born Sept 8, 1723); Isball (born Oct 29, 1724); James (born April 9, 1727); Hellen (born March 23, 1729); and Hendry (born May 15, 1737). - Scotland's People

Children Born Place Died Place
William April 7, 1717 Livingston, West Lothian    
John Jan 25, 1719 Livingston, West Lothian June 14, 1785? Livingston, West Lothian?
Mary March 12, 1721 Livingston, West Lothian    
Isoball Sept 8, 1723 Livingston, West Lothian before 1724 Livingston, West Lothian
Isball Oct 29, 1724 Livingston, West Lothian    
James April 9, 1727 Livingston, West Lothian    
Hellen March 23, 1729 Livingston, West Lothian    
HENDRY May 15, 1737 Dechmont, Livingston, West Lothian    

Map showing Livingston, John Adair's A Map of West Lothian, 1737
Map showing Dechmont, Little Dechmont & Livinstown, John Adair's A Map of West Lothian, 1737

Henry Fairley &

Elizabeth Wilson
Born: May 15, 1737 Born:
Place: Dechmont, Livingston, West Lothian Place:
Married: June 5, 1762
Place: Livingston, West Lothian
Died: Died:
Place: Place:
Buried: Buried:

Henry Fairley and Elizabeth Wilson were married at New Barracks, Livingston Parish on June 5, 1762. They had at least eight children: John (born March 6, 1763); Henry (born Feb 10, 1765); James (born Feb 8, 1767);  William (born Jan 15, 1769); Agnes (born April 7, 1771); Elizabeth (born April 24, 1774); Janet (born July 7, 1776); and Alexander (born Feb 20, 1779).  - Scotland's People

Henry Ferly, son to Henry Ferly and Elizabeth Wilson in new Barrick was Baptized Feb 10th 1765 born Feb 1st
Henry Ferly, son to Henry Ferly and Elizabeth Wilson in new Barrick was Baptized Feb 10th 1765 born Feb 1st
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Children Born Place Died Place
John March 6, 1763 Livingston, West Lothian    
HENRY Feb 10, 1765 New Barrick, Livingston, West Lothian    
James Feb 8, 1767 Livingston, West Lothian    
William Jan 15, 1769 Livingston, West Lothian    
Agnes April 7, 1771 Livingston, West Lothian    
Elizabeth April 24, 1774 Livingston, West Lothian    
Janet July 7, 1776 Livingston, West Lothian    
Alexander Feb 20, 1779 Livingston, West Lothian    

 

Henry Fairley &

Elizabeth Purdie
Born: Feb 10, 1765 Born:
Place: Livingston, West Lothian Place:
Married: about 1785
Place:  
Died: Died:
Place: Place:
Buried: Buried:

Henry Fairley & Name Not Given  | Janet Fairley & Alexander Paris | Gideon Fairley & Christina Walker | Alexander Fairley & Margaret Jeffrey
 William Fairly & Margaret Leitch

Henry Fairley and Elizabeth Purdie had at least nine children: Hendry (born March 6, 1786); Janet (born Oct 12, 1788); James (born March 13, 1791); JOHN (born about 1791); Gideon (born April 12, 1795); Alexander (born May 14, 1797); Elisabeth (born Sept 29, 1799); Cosby (born Sept 16, 1801); and William (born Feb 13, 1803). - Scotland's People

Children Born Place Died Place
Hendry March 6, 1786 Mid Calder, Linlithgow    
Janet Oct 12, 1788 Livingston, West Lothian, Linlithgow    
JOHN about 1790 Bathgate, West Lothian, Linlithgow June 12, 1864 Uphall, Linlithgow
James March 13, 1791 Livingston, West Lothian, Linlithgow    
Gideon April 12, 1795 Bathgate, West Lothian, Linlithgow Aug 1, 1825* Midlothian*
Alexander May 14, 1797 Bathgate, West Lothian, Linlithgow April 19, 1858 Ecclesmachan, West Lothian
Elisabeth Sept 29, 1799 Bathgate, West Lothian, Linlithgow    
Cosby Sept 16, 1801 Livingston, West Lothian, Linlithgow    
William Feb 13, 1803 Livingston, West Lothian, Linlithgow Oct 22, 1876 West Calder, Midlothian

* from Aitken Gamily Tree on ancestry.com

Plan of the Cross Roads from Linton to Queensferry, 1788
Plan of the Cross Roads from Linton to the Queensferry, 1788
Showing Ratho, Kirkliston, Broxburn, Calder and Livingston

Henry Fairley is listed on the Farm Horse Tax 1797-1798, Volume 05, as having one horse.

Farm Horse Tax 1797-1798, Volume 05, Henry Fairly, Livingston
Farm Horse Tax 1797-1798, Volume 05, Henry Fairly, Livingston

 

1805 ..........

Janet Fairley & Alexander Paris

Janet Fairley  (daughter of Henry Fairley and Elizabeth Purdie) married Alexander Paris in about 1804 in Bathgate. They had at least four children: Alexander (born about 1805); Janet (born about 1815); Elizabeth (born about 1817); and John (born about 1820).

 

1818 ..........

Gideon Fairley & Christina Walker

Gideon Fairley (son of Henry Fairley and Elizabeth Purdie) married Christina Walker in about 1818. They had at least three children: Archibald (born Aug 30, 1818); James (born about 1821); and Janet (born about 1825). - from Aitken Gamily Tree on ancestry.com

Janet Fairley & Alexander Bell

 

1826 ..........

William Fairly & Margaret Leitch

William Fairley (son of Henry Fairley and Elizabeth Purdie) married Margaret Leitch on Nov 6, 1826, in Ecclesmachan. They had at least three children: John (born about 1832); Martha (born about 1834); and Elizabeth (born about 1845). - from Leitch/Bower/Kimberlin/Perry Family Tree on ancestry.com

Martha Fairley & James Drummond

 

1827 ..........

Alexander Fairley & Margaret Jeffrey

Alexander Fairley (son of Henry Fairley and Elizabeth Purdie) married Margaret Jeffrey on May 27, 1827, in Ecclesmachan.

 

 

John Fairley &

Janet Bird
Born: about 1790    Born: April 8, 1805
Place: Bathgate, Linlithgow* Place: Carriden Parish, Linlithgow*
Married:  
Place:  
Died: June 12, 1864 Died: July 12, 1897
Place: Uphall, Linlithgow Place: Broxburn, Uphall, Linlithgow
Buried: Buried:

* from census information

John Fairley & Elizabeth Hall | Gideon Fairley & Margaret Shields | Alexander Fairley & Isabella Stewart | Isabella Fairley & David Webster

Janet Bird's parents were probably William Bird (Collier in Grange) and Isabella Elizabeth Adamson. They were married on Aug 6, 1802 and had at least five children: Agnes (born July 18, 1803); JANET (born April 8, 1805); Jean (born March 8, 1807); Mary (born March 19, 1809); and William (born Feb 10, 1811). William Bird may have been previously married to Agnes Johnston. They had at least four children between 1794 and 1800. - from Scotland's People

Map showing Grange House and nearby Coal Works, John Thomson, 1820
Map showing Grange House and nearby Coal Works, John Thomson, 1820

John Fairley (Ploughman) and Janet Bird had at least eleven children: JOHN (born Dec 5, 1827); Gideon (born Sept 20, 1829); William (born Nov 28, 1830); Alexander (born about 1831); James (born June 2, 1833); Isabel (born Aug 10, 1834); Janet (born May 21, 1837); David (born Nov 24, 1839); Robert (born May 15, 1842); Archibald (born Aug 18, 1844);  all in Kirkliston. - from Scotland's People


John Fairley and Janet Burd his spouse had a child born Dec. 5th, 1827...
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Children Born Place Died Place
JOHN Dec 5, 1827 Kirkliston, Linlithgow May 5, 1902 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Gideon Sept 20, 1829 Kirkliston, Linlithgow    
William Nov 28, 1830 Kirkliston, Linlithgow    
Alexander about 1831 Kirkliston, Linlithgow Oct 3, 1888 Roslin, Lasswade, Edinburgh
James June 2, 1833 Kirkliston, Linlithgow    
Isabel Aug 10, 1834 Kirkliston, Linlithgow    
Janet May 21, 1837 Kirkliston, Linlithgow    
David Nov 24, 1839 Kirkliston, Linlithgow March 12, 1913 Broxburn, West Lothian
Robert May 15, 1842 Kirkliston, Linlithgow    
Archibald Aug 18, 1844 Kirkliston, Linlithgow after 1897  
Jean Ferrier June 27, 1846 Kirkliston, Linlithgow    

Map of Kirkliston Parish, Linlithgowshire, John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832
Map of Kirkliston Parish, Linlithgowshire, John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, 1832

RCAHMS Archaeological Notes for Kirkliston Parish Church

RCAHMS Archaeological Notes for The Cat Stane
RCAHMS Archaeological Notes for The Cat Stane

RCAHMS Archaeological Notes for Cat Stane Long Cist Cemetery

Kirkliston's origins are ancient. A church stood on a knoll overlooking the River Almond here in the 1100s, part of an estate held by the Knights Templar. At the time the settlement around it was known as Temple Liston. In 1312 the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved by Pope Clement V for a range of alleged offences trumped up by King Philip IV of France. All of their extensive land holdings in Scotland, previously administered from their monastery at Temple, were passed to the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John, and administered instead from Torphichen Preceptory. This seems to be the point at which Temple Liston was renamed Kirkliston, and much of the structure of the Templar church survives within Kirkliston Parish Church... From the end of the 1700s alcohol started to feature large in the village's economic life. In 1795 the Glen Forth Distillery started operations here before later changing its name to the Lambsmiln Distillery and subsequently to the more memorable Kirkliston Distillery. By the 1880s and after a series of different owners, Kirkliston Distillery was producing some 700,000 gallons of grain and malt whisky each year.  - from Undiscovered Scotland

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Kirkliston, West Lothian
John Fairley & Janet Bird and family

Name: John Fairlie
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Janet Fairlie
Gender: Male
Where born: Buthgate, Linlithgow
Parish Number: 667
Civil parish: Kirkliston
County: West Lothian
Address: Kilpunt
Occupation: Farm Labourer
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 40
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1851_173
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairlie 60
Janet Fairlie 44
David Fairlie 11
Robert Fairlie 9
Archibald Fairlie 7
Jane Fairlie 4

Source Citation: Parish: Kirkliston; ED: 3; Page:  1; Line: 11; Roll: 374; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Map showing location of Kilpunt Farm near Broxburn, Kirkliston Parish c 1851
Map showing location of Kilpunt Farm near Broxburn, Kirkliston Parish c 1851

Kilpunt Farm, 2010

1851 Scotland Census - Cumbernauld, Dumbartonshire
John Fairley, Jr.

Name: John Fairlie
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relationship: Servant
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirliston, Midlothan
Parish Number: 495
Civil parish: Cumbernauld
County: Dumbartonshire
Address: Carbrane Farm
Occupation: Farm Servant
ED: 7
Household schedule number: 39
Line: 15
Roll: CSSCT1851_105
Household Members:
Name Age
William Finlayson 55
Agnes Finlayson 28
Matthew Finlayson 2
Sarah Finlayson 5 MO
John Fairlie 23
John Barrie 20
Robert Russell 17
Janet Johnston 18
Janet H Newcome 13

Source Citation: Parish: Cumbernauld; ED: 7; Page:  15; Line: 10; Roll: 1144; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

John Fairly & Elizabeth Hall

John Fairly, Jr. Married Elizabeth Hall on May 30, 1851, in Cumbernauld. Elizabeth was a "General Servant" on the Greenfauld's Estate.

Map showing Carbrain Farm, Ordnance Survey 1856-1891
Map showing Carbrain Farm, Ordnance Survey 1856-1891

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Uphall, West Lothian
John Fairley & Janet Bird and family

Name: John Fairlie
Age: 67
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1794
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Janet Fairlie
Gender: Male
Where born: Bathgate, Linlithgowsh
Registration Number: 672
Registration district: Uphall
Civil parish: Uphall
County: West Lothian
Address: Broxburn
Occupation: Formerly Ploughman
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 27
Line: 17
Roll: CSSCT1861_121
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairlie 67
Janet Fairlie 56
David Fairlie 20
Robert Fairlie 17

Source Citation: Parish: Uphall; ED: 1; Page:  5; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1861_121; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

The Ploughman's Life
As I was a-wand'ring ae morning in spring,
I heard a young ploughman sae sweetly to sing;
And as he was singin', thir words he did say,?
There's nae life like the ploughman's in the month o' sweet May.

The lav'rock in the morning she'll rise frae her nest,
And mount i' the air wi' the dew on her breast,
And wi' the merry ploughman she'll whistle and sing,
And at night she'll return to her nest back again.

- Robbie Burns

 

1864 ..........

John Fairly

John Fairley died on June 12, 1864, in Broxburn, Uphall at the age of 74.

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Uphall, West Lothian
Janet Bird Fairley and her son Jean

Name: Janet Fairley
Age: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Cassidon, Linlithgowshire
Registration Number: 672
Registration district: Uphall
Civil parish: Uphall
County: West Lothian
Address: Port Office
Occupation: Ag Lab
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 88
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1871_153
Household Members:
Name Age
Janet Fairley 66
Jean H Fairley 15

Source Citation: Parish: Uphall; ED: 1; Page:  15; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1871_153; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb

Janet's son Jean is a "shale miner".

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Uphall, West Lothian
Janet Bird Fairley

Name: Janet Fairlie
Age: 76
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Caredon, Linlithgowshire
Registration Number: 672
Registration district: Uphall
Civil parish: Uphall
County: West Lothian
Address: Broxburn
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 149
Line: 3
Roll: cssct1881_274
Household Members:
Name Age
Janet Fairlie 76

Source Citation: Parish: Uphall; ED: 1; Page:  32; Line: 3; Roll: cssct1881_274; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.   Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1897 ..........

Janet Bird

Janet Bird Fairley died on July 12, 1897, in Broxburn, Uphall at the age of 97.

 

John Fairley &

Elizabeth Hall
Born: Dec 5, 1827    Born:  about 1831
Place: Kirkliston, Linlithgow    Place: Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire
Married: May 30, 1851
Place: Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire
Died: May 5, 1902 Died: Feb 7, 1900
Place: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire Place: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Buried: Buried:

John Fairley & Isabella Spence

Elizabeth Hall's parents were James Hall (Farmer) and Elizabeth Bryce.

John Fairley and Elizabeth Hall were married on May 30, 1851. They had at least eight children: JOHN (born Nov 19, 1852); James (born about 1855); Elizabeth (Feb 25, 1857); David (born about 1859); Thomas (born 1860); Jessie (born about 1863); Isabella (born about 1866); and Jane (born 1870).  - Scotland's People

John Fairley, Farm Servant, residing at Myerside, and Elizabeth Hall his Spouse, had a son born there...

John Fairley, Farm Servant, residing at Myerside, and Elizabeth Hall his Spouse, had a son born there on the Nineteenth day of November last Named John. Baptized in Morningside Church on Sabbath the Nineteenth December current by the Rev. Robert William MacGoun Minister thereof. - See original document

Children Born Place Died Place
JOHN Nov 19, 1852 St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh March 11, 1922 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
James about 1855 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire    
Elizabeth Feb 25, 1857 Airdrie or New Monkland, Lanarkshire    
David about 1859 Airdrie or New Monkland, Lanarkshire    
Thomas about 1860 Airdrie or New Monkland, Lanarkshire    
Jessie about 1863      
Isabella about 1866 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire    
Jane 1870 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire    
William about 1873 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire    

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Fairley & Elizabeth Hall and family

Name: John Fairley
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Elizabeth Fairley
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkliston, Linlithgow
Registration Number: 651/1
Registration district: Airdrie
Civil parish: New Monkland
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 102
Occupation: Pitheadman
ED: 20
Household schedule number: 45
Line: 21
Roll: CSSCT1861_117
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairley 33
Elizabeth Fairley 30
John Fairley 8
James Fairley 6
Elizabeth Fairley 4
David Fairley 2
Thomas Daerley 1 MO
Mary Loffrey 15

Source Citation: Parish: New Monkland; ED: 20; Page:  8; Line: 21; Roll: CSSCT1861_117; Year: 1861. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1864 ..........

John Fairley

John Fairley (John's father) died on June 12, 1864, in Broxburn, Uphall at the age of 74.

 

Map showing Coatbridge, Ordinance Survey Map, 1864
Map showing Coatbridge, Ordinance Survey Map, 1864

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Fairley & Elizabeth Hall and family

Name: John Fairlie
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Elizabeth Fairlie
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkphiton, Linlithgowshire
Registration Number: 652/2
Registration district: Old Monkland Middle District
Civil parish: Old Monkland
Town: Coatbridge
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Main Street Reids Land
Occupation: Joiner
ED: 16
Household schedule number: 143
Line: 14
Roll: CSSCT1871_148
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairlie 43
Elizabeth Fairlie 40
John Fairlie 18
James Fairlie 16
Elizabeth Fairlie 14
David Fairlie 12
Thomas Fairlie 10
Jessie Fairlie 8
Isabella Fairlie 5
Jane Fairlie 10 MO

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 16; Page:  29; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1871_148; Year: 1871. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

John Fairley & Isabella Spence

John Fairley, Jr. (Joiner) married 16 year old Isabella Spence on Dec 31, 1872. Her father was a "Cotton Weaver" and they were living at Canal Bank Spencer Land in Coatbridge at the time of the 1871 Census. Also living in Coatbridge at the time was Dr. Charles Adam and his family. See The Russell Family.

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Rosehall, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Fairley & Elizabeth Hall and family

Name: John Fairley
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Elizabeth Fairley
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkliston, Linlithgows
Registration Number: 652/2
Registration district: Old Monkland Middle District
Civil parish: Old Monkland Middle District
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 186 Rosehall
Occupation: Joiner At Colliery
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 164
Line: 10
Roll: cssct1881_266
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairley 53
Elizabeth Fairley 50
Isabella Fairley 15
Jane Fairley 10
William Fairley 8

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland Middle District; ED: 10; Page:  36; Line: 14; Roll: cssct1881_266; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Map showing New Rosehall, Ordinance Survey Map, 1864
Map showing New Rosehall (just south of Coatbridge), Ordinance Survey Map, 1864

 

1891 ..........

1891 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Fairley & Elizabeth Hall and family

Name: John Fairley
Age: 63
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Elizh Fairley
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire
Registration Number: 652/2
Registration district: Coatbridge
Civil parish: Old Monkland
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Muiryhall St
Occupation: Colliery Joiner
ED: 29
Household schedule number: 31
Line: 11
Roll: CSSCT1891_320
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairley 63
Elizh Fairley 60
Jane Fairley 20
Wm Fairley 18

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 29; Page:  8; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1891_320; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1897 ..........

Janet Bird

Janet Bird Fairley (John's mother) died on July 12, 1897, in Broxburn, Uphall at the age of 97.

 

1900 ..........

Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall Fairley died on Feb 7, 1900, in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire at the age of 69.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
John Fairley living with his daughter Jane (Jeanie) and her husband James Carlton

Name: John Fairley
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relationship: Father In Law
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkliston, Renfrewshire
Registration Number: 652/2
Registration district: Coatbridge
Civil parish: Old Monkland
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 281 Dundyvan Rd
Occupation: Colliery Joiner
ED: 35
Household schedule number: 68
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1901_348
Household Members:
Name Age
James Carlton 30
Jeanie Carlton 30
James Carlton 3
John Fairley 73

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 35; Page:  13; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1901_348; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1902 ..........

John Fairley

John Fairley died on May 5, 1902, in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire at the age of 74.

 

John Fairley &

Isabella Spence
Born: Nov 19, 1852 Born: Aug 5, 1856
Place: St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Scotland Place: Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Married: Dec 31, 1872
Place: Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Died: March 11, 1922 Died: Jan 26, 1919
Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Buried: Prospect Cemetery, Toronto Buried: Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

David Fairley & Agnes "Annie" Swan Wilson | Hugh Spence Fairly & Rose E. Staines

Isabella Spence's parents were John Spence (Slater, born about 1819 and died before 1894) and Isabella Barr (of Walston, born about 1828). They were married in May, 1847, in New Monkland and had at least six children: Agnes (born about 1849); John (born about 1851); ISABELLA (born Aug 5, 1856); Christina (born about 1860); Margaret (born about 1864); and Hugh (born about 1866). In 1861 they were living in Airdrie and in 1871 & 1881 in Coatbridge.   - from Scotland Census  John Spence died on Dec 9, 1885, in Coatbridge. His parents were John Spence (Shoemaker) and Christiana "Catherine" Smith. They were married in Lanark on Sept 27, 1818. Isabella Barr died in Hutchesontown, Glasgow on Aug 26, 1894. Her parents were Alexander Barr and Sarah McDonald.

John Fairley and Isabella Spence were married on Dec 31, 1872, in Green Hawk Cottage, Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.  They had at least seven children: Isabella (born Oct 11, 1873); Elizabeth (born about 1876); John (born about 1880); Margaret (born about 1883); DAVID (born about 1884); Hugh Spence (born about 1887); and George (born about 1889).  - Census information

Children Born Place Died Place
Isabella Oct 11, 1873 Motherwell, Dalziel    
Elizabeth Hall Sept 11, 1875 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire    
John about 1880 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire    
Margaret about 1883 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire after 1922  
DAVID July 28, 1884 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire Oct 15, 1940? London, Ontario, Canada?
Hugh Spence April 4, 1887 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire May 22, 1959 (MI) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
George about 1889 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire    

 

1881 ..........

1881 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
John Fairley & Isabella Spence and family

Name: John Fairley
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Isabella Fairley
Gender: Male
Where born: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Registration Number: 652/2
Registration district: Old Monkland Middle District
Civil parish: Old Monkland Middle District
Town: Coatbridge
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Albert Pl Dunbeth St Munros Buildings
Occupation: Joiner In Iron Works
ED: 20
Household schedule number: 33
Line: 7
Roll: cssct1881_266
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairley 28
Isabella Fairley 24
Isabella Fairley 7
Elizabeth Fairley 5
John Fairley 1

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland Middle District; ED: 20; Page:  7; Line: 7; Roll: cssct1881_266; Year: 1881. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Ori General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1891 ..........

1891 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
John Fairley & Isabella Spence and family

Name: John Fairley
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Isabella Fairley
Gender: Male
Where born: Mid Calder, Edinburghshire
Registration Number: 652/2
Registration district: Coatbridge
Civil parish: Old Monkland
Town: Coatbridge
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 49 N B Bdgs Whittington St
Occupation: Foreman Joiner House Factor
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 101
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1891_318
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairley 38
Isabella Fairley 34
Isabella Fairley 17
Elizabeth Fairley 15
John Fairley 11
Margaret Fairley 8
David Fairley 6
Hugh Fairley 4
George Fairley 2

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 10; Page:  20; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1891_318; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.   Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
John Fairley & Isabella Spence and family

Name: John Fairley
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Isabella Fairley
Gender: Male
Where born: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Registration Number: 652/2
Registration district: Coatbridge
Civil parish: Old Monkland
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 44 Colt Terrace
Occupation: Foreman Joiner
ED: 32
Household schedule number: 206
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1901_348
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fairley 48
Isabella Fairley 45
David Fairley 16
Hugh Fairley 14
George Fairley 12
Annie Fairley 16

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 32; Page:  39; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1901_348; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Annie Fairley is a "Domestic Servant".

John Fairley and Isabella Spence emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1912.
Their son David and his family emigrated in 1913.

 

1919 ..........

Isabella Spence Fairley died on Jan 26, 1919, at 29 Shirley St., Toronto, Ontario at the age of 63. She is buried at the Prospect Cemetery.

 

1920 ..........

Cunard & Anchor Lines
Cunard, Anchor, Anchor-Donaldson Lines

John Fairley arrived in Glasgow (from Montreal, Canada) aboard the Saturnia on June 22, 1920.

Fairley, John, 3rd Class, Carpenter, 68, 31 Ellis St. Coatbridge
Fairley, John, 3rd Class, Carpenter, 68, 31 Ellis St. Coatbridge
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original document

John Fairley arrived back in Montreal aboard the Saturnia on Aug 15, 1920

Fairley, John, 67, Widowed, Carpenter, Returning Home
Fairley, John, 67, Widowed, Carpenter, Returning Home
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original document
See the passenger list

T.S.S. Saturnia


Anchor-Donaldson Line, T.S.S. Saturnia

The "Saturnia" was built by C.Connell & Co, Glasgow in 1910 for the Donaldson Line of Glasgow. She was an 8,611 gross ton ship, length 456.3ft x beam 55.3ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 14 knots. There was accommodation for 250-2nd and 950-3rd class passengers. Launched on 29/3/1910, she sailed on her maiden voyage from Glasgow for Quebec and Montreal on 11/6/1910. In Aug.1911, she collided with an iceberg near Belle Isle but completed her homeward voyage. Her last voyage commenced on 12/3/1925 when she left Glasgow for Portland. She was laid up until 1928 when she was sold, and broken up in Italy the following year. There was a later (1927-1940) Italian liner with the same name.

The Glasgow shipping companies Anchor Line (Henderson Brothers) and the Donaldson Line both operated services to Canada. In 1916 they agreed to share these routes and form a joint company, Anchor-Donaldson, to operate the services. Four Donaldson ships, the Letitia, Saturnia, Cassandra and Athenia, were transferred to the new shipping line. Anchor-Donaldson survived until 1935, when the liquidation of Anchor Line (Henderson Brothers) resulted in the termination of the joint venture and Donaldsons formed the Donaldson Atlantic Line.

 

1922 ..........

John Fairley

John Fairley died on March 11, 1922, in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 69, and is buried at the Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.

 

1959 ..........

Hugh Spence Fairley

Hugh Spence Fairley (son of John Fairley and Isabella Spence) died on May 22, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is buried in the Prospect Cemetery in Toronto.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HUGH S. FAIRLEY
FAIRLEY
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HUGH S. FAIRLEY
APRIL 4, 1887 - MAY 22, 1959
BELOVED HUSBAND OF ROSE E. STAINES
DEC 5, 1887 - JAN 2, 1983
Photo courtesy Islington on Findagrave

 

David Fairley &

Agnes "Annie" Swan Wilson
Born: July 28, 1884 Born: July 18, 1883
Place: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland Place: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Married: Dec 27, 1907
Place: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Died: Oct 15, 1940? Died: Oct 10, 1968?
Place: London, Ontario*    Place: London, Ontario
Buried: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario, Canada Buried: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario, Canada

Agnes "Annie" Swan Wilson's parents were John Wilson (born Dec 18, 1849, in Coatbridge) and Agnes Swan (born about 1853 in Clarkston).

John Wilson & Agnes Swan

David Fairley (born July 28, 1884) and Agnes "Annie" Swan Wilson (born July 18, 1883) were married on Dec 27, 1907, at 39 Ellis Street (Annie's address), Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, and had at least three children: John (born Sept 5, 1908); and twins AGNES SWAN and Robert Wilson (born March 24, 1912 - from Scotland's People, no image).

Children Born Place Died Place
John Sept 5, 1908 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire   London, Ontario, Canada?
AGNES SWAN March 24, 1912** Coatbridge, Lanarkshire Jan, 1989 Ruskin, Florida, USA*
Robert Wilson March 24, 1912** Coatbridge, Lanarkshire Dec 9, 1982 London, Ontario, Canada*

* from Catherine McCowan
** Scotland's People (no image)

1911 ..........

1911 Scotland Census - 31 Ellis Street, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
David Fairley & Annie Wilson

David Fairley (26), Annie Fairley (24) and John Fairley (2)
David Fairley (26), Annie Fairley (24) and John Fairley (2)
See
original document

 

1913 ..........

David, Annie, John, and twins Agnes and Robert Fairley emigrated to Canada aboard the Saturnia arriving into Quebec on June 3, 1913, indicating that their final destination was Toronto.

Anchor-Donaldson Line, T.S.S. Saturnia
Anchor-Donaldson Line, T.S.S. Saturnia

Fairley, David (28), Annie (29), Agnes and Robert (4.5)
Fairley, David (28), Annie (29), John (4.5) and Agnes and Robert (10 months)
See
original document

1921 ..........

1921 Census of Canada - Downsview, York, Ontario
David Fairley & Agnes Swan Wilson and family

Name: David Fairley
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1885
Birth Place: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Annie Fairley
Father Birth Place: Scotland
Mother Birth Place: Scotland
Year of Immigration: 1913
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Province or Territory: Ontario
District: York South
District Number: 144
Sub-District: York (Township)
Sub-District Number: 11
City, Town or Village: York Township
Street or Township: Lot 10 Con 4
Municipality: Downsview
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
David Fairley 36
Annie Fairley 35
John Fairley 12
Agnes Fairley 9
Robert Fairley 9

Source Citation: Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 100; Census Place: York (Township), York South, Ontario; Page Number: 14. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2013. Series RG31. Statistics Canada Fonds. Images are reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada. Description: Find your Ancestors in the 1921 Canadian Census. Canada added 1,581,840 new residents between 1911 and 1921. The Prairie Provinces were the big gainers, with Alberta and Saskatchewan each growing by more than 50 percent.

 

The Toronto City Directory 1921
The Toronto City Directory 1921
Read about Toronto "The Place of Meeting"


David Fairley, 3247 Clendenan Ave, Toronto
From the 1921 Toronto Directory


Advertisements in the 1921 Toronto Directory

1940 ..........

David Fairley
1884-1940

David Fairley 1884-1940
David Fairley 1884-1940
Beloved Husband of Annie S. Wilson 1883-1968

 

Robert Fairley married Pearl Harter (1920-1996).

Agnes Swan Fairley & Hugh McCowan

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