Harry Mair

M, #1238, b. 8 December 1906, d. 14 March 1972
     Harry Mair was born on 8 December 1906 at 219½ Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 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.3
Harry Mair was a merchant seaman.2 He was the informant for, and present at, Catharine Mair's death at 14 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 February 1953.4,5,2 He married Maureen Sharpe at St. Werburgh's Church, Chester, Cheshire, England, on 7 June 1962.2 Harry Mair died on 14 March 1972 at Chester, Cheshire, England, at age 65.2


  1. [S996] Harry Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Harry Mair, 1906, December Eighth 2h 0m A.M. at 219½ Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: William Mair, House Carpenter. Mother: Catherine Mair M. S. Pirie, married 1901, December 27th, Seafield. Informant: William Mair, Father. Registered: 1906 December 22nd at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S5915] 1911, Scottish Census, "Harry Mair, son, male, age 4, school, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 218 Portknockie."
  4. [S4440] Catharine Mair née Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catherine Mair (Married to William Mair, Carpenter) (Retired), died 1953, February Sixteenth 8h 20m P.M. at 14 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Female, 75 years. Father: John Pirie Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Elizabeth Pirie M.S. Ritchie (Deceased). Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis, Arteriosclerosis, Senility, as cert. by: A.W. Thomson M.B. Ch.B. Informant: H. Mair, Son, Present. Registered: 1953, February 16th at Portknockie, Flora S. Slater, Asst. Registrar."
  5. [S3624] Ann Campbell, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Ann Campbell of Portknockie, Moray, Scotland.