John Pirie Mair

M, #1232, b. 19 December 1902, d. 11 October 1981
John Pirie Mair
(1902 - 1981)
photographed in 1973
(Kindly provided by Robert
Mair, courtesy of Liz Croy)
     John Pirie Mair was born on 19 December 1902 at 219 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of William Mair and Catharine Pirie. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shavie".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1911 census at 218 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Catherine Mair, house wife; John P. Mair, son; Charles Mair, son; Harry Mair, son.2
John Pirie Mair was a fisherman. Bob Mair said that John Pirie Mair served on eleven of the Steamers and Drifters listed for Portknockie in the Buckie and District Directory 1926, including the steam drifter 'Celosia' BF 1056.1,3 He married Elizabeth Findlay at 14 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 20 September 1923.4 John Pirie Mair died on 11 October 1981 at Nairn Town and County Hospital, Nairn, Invernesshire, Scotland, at age 78.1

Children of John Pirie Mair and Elizabeth Findlay

Citations

  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S5915] 1911, Scottish Census, "John P. Mair, son, male, age 8, school, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 218 Portknockie."
  3. [S6122] John Wood, Carolyn Hatt and Helen Graves Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by John Wood of Findochty, Moray, Scotland.
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England. Witnesses to this marriage were recorded as Maggie Ann Findlay, 12 Castle Terrace, Cullen and Charles Mair, 14 Harbour Place, Portknockie.