Fairbairn baronets

The Fairbairn Baronetcy, of Ardwick in the parish of Manchester in the County Palatine of Lancaster, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 2 November 1869 for the prominent Scottish engineer William Fairbairn.[1] Another member of the family to gain distinction was Bernard Fairbairn (1880–1965), grandson of William Andrew Fairbairn, fourth son of the first Baronet. He was a vice-admiral in the Royal Navy.

Fairbairn baronets, of Ardwick (1869)Edit

  • Sir William Fairbairn, 1st Baronet (1789–1874)
  • Sir Thomas Fairbairn, 2nd Baronet (1823–1891)
  • Sir Arthur Henderson Fairbairn, 3rd Baronet (1852–1915)
  • Sir Thomas Gordon Fairbairn, 4th Baronet (1854–1931)
  • Sir William Albert Fairbairn, 5th Baronet (1902–1972)
  • Sir James Brooke Fairbairn, 6th Baronet (1930-2017)
  • Sir Robert William Fairbairn, 7th Baronet (born 1965)

The heir apparent is the current holder's elder son, Jack Edmund Brooke Fairbairn (born 1995).


  1. ^ "No. 23544". The London Gazette. 8 October 1869. p. 5446.