Fairlambs of Allendale
This website contains information about the family tree and history
of the Fairlambs of Allendale.
Fairlambs have been connected with the East Allen valley for at
least 400 years. Thirteen generations of the family who lived, worked
and died in this small dalein the northernmost county of Englandhave
That association continues into the twenty-first century despite
emigrations to places as far apart as Canada and South Africa.
The six sons of Llewellyn
is principally concerned with the paternal ancestry of Llewellyn
Fairlamb (b.1878) and the descendants of his six sons.
The last of Llewellyn's sons (pictured here c.1912) died in 1982
but family links to the area remain strong.
Sheila Bell (née Fairlamb) began the family research in
the 1980s using parish records and oral recollections and the results
were featured in a Hexham Courant article
in 1999. My own connection is derived from the maternal side of
This website contains the bulk of the information that we have
gathered up to 2007, together with some contextual information about
The Great War
The lych gate of Allendale church is dedicated to those from Allendale
who served in various wars. Recently restored in 2007, the names
of the fallen include my grandfather's uncle and comprise a list
of 24 men.
The results of research into Septimus
Fairlamb and his fellow soldiers have also been included in this
site about Fairlambs in America can be viewed
here. It has been researched by Ethel Dougherty and contains
information from 1700 to the present.
Discovering the parentage of the first Fairlamb immigrant to the
New Worlda Nicholas Fairlamb who sailed from Stockton-on-Tees
in 1700has been a long-held aim. Recent evidence suggests
he was born in Hexham, the grandson of a Nicholas Fairlamb of
Bishopside in Eastalandaile (Allendale). More research needs
to be done to confirm the link.
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regarding the material published here.
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Sydney, AustraliaJuly 2001 (updated September 2007)
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