Margaret Wood

F, #1392, b. 23 March 1834, d. 13 January 1916
     Margaret Wood was born on 23 March 1834 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of William Wood and Ann Bruce. Margaret Wood was baptized on 29 March 1834 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 Her family was known by the tee-name of "Doo".
She was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Ann Wood, 34; William Wood, 14; Catherine Wood, 9; Margrete Wood, 7; John Wood, 4; Ann Wood, 2; Ann Runcie, 18.3

She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1851 census at 43 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Wood, head; Ann Wood, wife; William Wood, son; George Wood, son; Cathrine Wood, daughter; Margret Wood, daughter; John Wood, son; Ann Wood, daughter; Alexander Wood, son; James Wood, son; David Wood, son; Helen Wood, daughter; Margret Addison, servant.4
She married George Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 July 1859.5,6 As of 5 July 1859, her married name was Margaret Mair.
She was listed as head of household's mother in the 1891 census at 266 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair "Deer", head; Geo. Mair "Deer", brother; David Mair "Deer", brother; Margaret Mair "Deer", mother; Wm. Mair "Deer", brother; Margaret Mair "Deer", sister-in-law; Maggie Mair "Deer", niece.7
She was the informant for, and present at, Georgina Mair's birth at 266 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 13 May 1891.8
She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 266 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margaret Mair "Dear", wife; John Mair "Dear", son; Maggie Donaldson, granddaughter.9
Margaret Wood died on 13 January 1916 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 81.10,2 She was buried after 13 January 1916 at Cullen Cemetery, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.10

Children of Margaret Wood and George Mair


  1. [S1077] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Margaret Wood, female. Birth: 23 MAR 1834. Christening: 29 MAR 1834 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Wood. Mother: Anne Bruce."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S4767] 1841, Scottish Census, "Margrete Wood, female, age 7, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S3942] 1851, Scottish census, "Margret Wood, daughter, unmarried, female, age 16, born in Banffshire Portknockie, servant at home, resident at 43 Portknockie."
  5. [S858] George Mair to Margaret Wood, Marriage entry, "On the Fifth day of July 1859 at Portknockie, Marriage (after Banns) was solemnized between us according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. Geo. Mair, age 25, residence Portknockie, Fisherman (Widower), parents John Mair Fisherman and Ann Mair Maiden Name Wood. Margaret Wood, Her X Mark, Jas. Wood Witness, Alexr. Mitchell Witness, age 25, residence Portknockie, (Spinster), parents William Wood Fisherman (Deceased) and Ann Wood Maiden Name Bruce. George Henderson Par Minr. Cullen. Jas. Wood Witness. Alexr. Mitchell Witness. The above Marriage was Registered by me at Portknockie, on the 6th day of July, 1859, James Cumming Registrar."
  6. [S816] Lynda McHardy née Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Lynda McHardy of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  7. [S8325] 1891, Scottish census, "Margaret Mair "Deer", mother, widow, female, age 57, born in Rathven, Banffshire, resident at 266 Portknockie."
  8. [S4180] Georgina Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Georgina Mair, 1891, May Thirteenth 4h 0m A.M. at 266 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: William Mair "Dear", Fisherman. Mother: Maggie Mair M. S. Falconer, married 1888 December 14th in Seafield. Informant: Margaret Mair, Her X Mark, Grandmother (Present), James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1891, June 3D at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  9. [S6002] 1901, Scottish Census, "Margaret Mair "Dear", wife, widow, female, age 67, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, formerly fisherman's wife, resident at 266 Portknockie."
  10. [S1078] Margaret Mair (née Wood), Gravestone inscription data, "NM033400, Margaret Dear (née Wood), c. 1834 to 13 JAN 1916. Date of Birth : c. 1834. Spouse's Name : George Mair Deer Portknockie. Headstone Ref : C(N)67. Date of Death : 13 JAN 1916."