David Mair

M, #1425, b. 16 September 1855
     David Mair was born on 16 September 1855 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of Joseph Mair and Catherine Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at 100 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Joseph Mair, head; Catherine Mair, wife; Margret Mair, daughter; Joseph Mair, son; James Mair, son; David Mair, son.3
David Mair was a fisherman. He married Margaret McDonald at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 8 October 1880.4
He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 36 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: David Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife.5
He was the informant for Catharine Mair's birth at 79 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 December 1884.6,7 He was the informant for, and present at, Alexander Mair's birth at 29 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 19 October 1887.8,7
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 137 New Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: David Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife; Joseph Mair, son; Catherine Mair, daughter; Alexander Mair, son; Mary Mair, daughter.9
He was the informant for, and present at, James Mair's death at 137 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 20 December 1894.10,7
The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1895-1896 shows that David Mair was tenant occupier of 137 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.11 He was the informant for, and present at, Catharine Mair's death at 83 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 December 1900.12,7
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 83 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: David Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife; Joseph Mair, son; Alexander Mair, son; May (sic) Mair, daughter; Agnes Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; Maggie Mair, daughter.13

Children of David Mair and Margaret McDonald

Citations

  1. [S886] David Mair, 1855 Register of Births in the Parish of Rathven in the County of Banff, "On the information of the Father within 21 days. Mair David present, Male, 1855 September Sixteenth, 9h P.M. at Portknockie. Father: Joseph Mair, Fisherman, 46 years, birthplace Portknockie. Married 1835 (sic), Portknockie, 2 boys & 3 girls living, 1 boy & 2 girls deceased. Mother: Catherine Mair, Maiden Name Mair, her 8th child, 40 years, birthplace Portknockie. Informant: Joseph Mair, father. Registered: 1855 September 24th at Rathven, Geo. Coull Registrar."
  2. [S882] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "David Mair, male. Birth: 16 SEP 1855 Rathven, Banff, Scotland. Father: Joseph Mair. Mother: Catharine Mair."
  3. [S885] 1861, Scottish Census, "David Mair, son, male, age 5, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 100 Portknockie."
  4. [S887] David Mair to Margaret McDonald, Marriage entry, "1880 on the Eighth day of October at Seafield Church, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. David Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 24, usual residence Portknockie, parents Joseph Mair Fisherman and Catherine Mair M.S. Mair. Margaret McDonald, Fisherman's Daughter (Spinster), age 19, usual residence Portknockie, parents John McDonald Fisherman (Deceased) and Agnes McDonald M.S. Gault (sic). James McIntyre Minister of Seafield. Wm. Slater Witness. John Falconer Witness. Registered 1880 October 8th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  5. [S891] 1881, Scottish Census, "David Mair, head, married, male, age 24, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 36 Portknockie, has 1 room with one or more windows."
  6. [S6239] Catharine Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catharine Mair, 1884, December Seventh 9h 30m P.M. at 79 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: David Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. McDonald, married 1880 October 8th in Seafield. Informant: David Mair, Father. Registered: 1884, December 13th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  8. [S6242] Alexander Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Mair, 1887, October Nineteenth 7h 0m P.M. at 29 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: David Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. McDonald, married 1880 October 8th in Seafield. Informant: David Mair Bobbin, Father (Present). Registered: 1887, November 8th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  9. [S892] 1891, Scottish Census, "David Mair, head, married, male, age 35, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 137 New Street."
  10. [S3835] James Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Mair (Single), died 1894, December Twentieth 7h 0m P.M. at 137 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 9 weeks. Father: David Mair "Bobbin" Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. McDonald. Cause of death: General Debility, 17 Days, As Cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: David Mair, Father (Present). Registered: 1894, December 21st at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  11. [S4095] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1895-1896, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1895-96 - Parish of Rathven, Page 372, "Special Water District of Portknockie, No. 2765, Description: House, Situation: 137 Portknockie, Proprietor: Alexander Goodbrand, fishcurer, Tenant: David Mair, "Bobbin Joseph", Occupier: Same, Yearly Rent or Value: £3 0s 0d."
  12. [S6244] Catharine Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catharine Mair (Single), died 1900, December Eleventh 7h 0m A.M. at 83 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 16 years. Father: David Mair Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. MacDonald. Cause of death: Chronic Bright's Disease, Pulmonary Phthisis, As Cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: David Mair, Father (Present). Registered: 1900, December 12th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  13. [S893] 1901, Scottish Census, "David Mair, head, married, male, age 47, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 83 Portknockie."