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Southwell 2 branch

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This page sets out information that we have found about the Southwell 2 branch of Fairholm in England.

So far, we have 26 people on this tree. 

 We have used the following abbreviations on the tree:

b : birth
c : christening or baptism
m : marriage
d : death
bu : burial.

The early family

"Mr Fairholme, wheelwright, Carter-gate,
Nottingham, has just completed a very
handsome covered cart, for the Bombay Gas
Company (Limited).  ...  It is highly
to our Nottingham artisans
that one of their number
has been selected
for the completion of this work
by a
company as remote as that of the
Bombay Gas

Nottinghamshire Guardian 20 January 1865
This branch is headed by George and Ann Fairholm. Somewhat confusingly, George seems to have married Ann Revil in 1820 and then Ann Edson in 1835. George and his first wife had six children and with his second wife he had three more.

George was a wheelwright and his son, Henry, was a master wheelwright, employing thirteen men and two boys at his workshop in Nottingham in 1871.

Although we have a place of birth for George from the 1851 census, we have not been able to find his christening. We have evidence to suggest that his father was a George Fairholm, but we do not know who his mother was.  We suspect that he was the brother of William Fairholm who heads the Southwell 1 branch. They were both wheelwrights and it seems unlikely that two wheelwrights called Fairholm would both set up business in such a small village without being related.

Other relatives lived at Sneinton.

We have no present day descendants for this branch at the moment.


Southwell (pronounced Suv-ell) is a village to the west of Newark in Nottinghamshire.

The fairly poor quality map from 1884 shows the part of Southwell where members of the Southwell branches lived from at least 1828.  They lived on Westgate from the 1840s onwards.

The two old postcards show the street.  The second card was issued circa 1907.

OS Map 1884. Image produced from the www.old-maps.co.uk service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey

Reproduced with permission of Reflections of a Bygone Age from their book
Southwell on old picture postcards (ISBN 0 946245 61 4) - one of the books in their 'Yesterday's Nottinghamshire' series.


Reproduced from a copy held by Nottinghamshire
City Library

Sneinton grew up on the eastern side of Nottingham, in a similar way to New Radford and New Lenton on the west side - to help cope with the overcrowding in Nottingham.

The map from 1881 shows some of the streets where members of the Radford branch and the Southwell 2 branch lived in the the mid to late 1880s : West Street, North Street and Walker Street. The old photograph shows Carlton Road circa 1917 on a postcard published by W. H. Smith. The streets where family members lived were just to the right of the two boys.

Piecemeal redevelopment took place under clearance schemes in the 1930s and a larger scheme took place later.  The modern photograph shows the redevelopment of West Street and North Street. It was taken in January 2003.

Reproduced with permission of Reflections of a Bygone Age from their book Sneinton and St. Ann's with Carlton Road on old picture postcards (ISBN 0 900138 18 2) - one of the books in their 'Yesterday's Nottinghamshire' series.