Fairbairn, Sir William, first baronet
- James Burnley
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Fairbairn, Sir William, first baronet (1789–1874), engineer, was born at Kelso, Roxburghshire, on 19 February 1789. He was the son of Andrew Fairbairn, a farmer. After serving in the navy during the American War of Independence, his father returned to Scotland, and married the daughter of a ...