Place:Fairburn, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameFairburn
Alt namesFareburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.734°N 1.271°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoOsgoldcross Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Fairburn is a small village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. Situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) to the east of Leeds, lying close to the A1(M) motorway and 4 miles (6 km) from the M62 motorway. Until 2005, Fairburn was divided in two by the old A1 with just one bridge, now removed, connecting the two sides of the village.


History

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William Jessop, one of the most prolific engineers of the canal age, was living in Fairburn with his wife Sarah in 1781, as their second son Josias was baptised there on 26 October. They left to move to Newark two or three years later, and Josias went on to become a civil engineer in his own right.

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