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Re: Fairbairn's of Cockburnspath
Posted by: Norman Peters Date: January 15, 2002 at 14:45:44
In Reply to: Re: Fairbairn's of Cockburnspath by Keith Roberts of 541

You are of course quite right. I missed a page in my rush to post the message. I am still intrigued about James mentioned in John's message. I am beginning to think it may have been the James who was married to Agnes Burgon. He had enough son's at sea to fit the bill. I wonder if there is a way of checking who owned the boats. The insurer I believe was the East of Fife Insurance Club, do they still exist? He also had a son called John, born in 1846.

As yet, Fife has not come into the picture. Hopefully you can find a link. The two coastlines are only 10 to 15 miles apart. It seems a distinct possibility.

I will try and get a copy of the book you mentioned, it sounds interesting.

Common names in that area include, Burgon, Crombie, Maltman, Anderson, Purves, Dougal. There were a lot of marriages between these families. There was also a branch of the McLeans around Cockburnspath and Dunbar in the late 1800's.


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