Anyone out there interested in the family of John FAIRBAIRN & Helen MARTIN? Parents of the Rev. Andrew Martin FAIRBAIRN (1838-1912), founder of Mansfield College, Oxford.
John (1804-1876) is the son of a James FAIRBAIRN and Helen TAIT. He was a miller, living variously in Inverkeithing, Fife; Newbattle, Midlothian; Ledgerwood, Berwick; Dalkeith, Midlothian, then South Leith.
My interest is a) tracing a Ledgerwood family back to see where they came from, and b) the dtr of the Rev Andrew Martin FAIRBAIRN, who married one of my RICHARDSON descendants, Robert Russell SCOTT, later Sir Russell SCOTT, in 1904.