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Trying to find Fairbairn

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Gloria Report 16 Jul 2006 11:17

Jessie Hope FAIRBAIRN - Trying to find any information about my grandmother's relatives. She was born on 7 Mar 1886 at 40 North Back Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland. Her parents were Thomas FAIRBAIRN (b. c.1854 Galashiels) and Margaret Moir STEWART (b.1864 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh).

She married Albert Edward WATT on 17 Dec 1917 and lived at 9 Meadowbank Terrace, Edinburgh. They had a daughter Margaret Stewart Fairbairn WATT in 1918 and then came out to Australia in 1919-1920, where my dad George was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Her siblings that I have identified so far are:
Robert FAIRBAIRN b.1884
Agnes Stewart FAIRBAIRN b.1888
Thomas Stewart FAIRBAIRN b.1891
James FAIRBAIRN b.1898
John Stewart FAIRBAIRN b.1900
Peter Stewart FAIRBAIRN b.1902
William Stewart FAIRBAIRN b.1902
Charles Hope FAIRBAIRN b.1904

I am interested in ANY information on any of her family or ancestors and am wondering if there are any living relatives in Scotland. Hoping that someone can help!

Gloria J Moloney (nee WATT)
Caboolture, Australia