Alexander Mair

M, #1433, b. 19 October 1887, d. 17 January 1905
     Alexander Mair was born on 19 October 1887 at 29 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of David Mair and Margaret McDonald. His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin".
He was listed as head of household's son 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.3

He was listed as head of household's son 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.4
Alexander Mair was a fisherman. He served in the crew of the Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952. Alexander died on 17 January 1905 at sea off Griceness, Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland, at age 17. He perished with the Portknockie Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952 that was wrecked off Stronsay during a great storm. The entire crew were lost. See the article The Loss of the 'Evangeline' in 1905.5,6 He was buried on 21 January 1905 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.

Citations

  1. [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."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S892] 1891, Scottish Census, "Alexander Mair, son, male, age 4, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, resident at 137 New Street."
  4. [S893] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alexander Mair, son, male, age 14, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 83 Portknockie."
  5. [S894] Alexander Mair, Statutory Register of Deaths in the Parish of Stronsay in the County of Orkney, "See Reg. of Cor. Ents., Vol. 1, p.29, February 13th 1905. Alexander Mair, Fisherman (Single), died 1905 January 17th, off Stronsay, Male, 17 years. Father: David Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. -. Cause of death: -. Informant: Alexander Slater, Neighbour, Portknockie. Registered: 1905, January 18th at Stronsay, O Drever, Registrar."
  6. [S895] Alexander Mair, Register of Corrected Entries for the Parish of Stronsay in the County of Orkney, "The following Report of result of a Precognition has been received touching the death of Alexander Mair registered under No 3 in the Register Book of deaths for the year 1905. Alexander Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman, Single, Male, 16 years. Died 17th January 1905, In the sea off Griceness, Stronsay, Orkney. Usual residence: Portknockie, Banffshire. Cause of Death: Accidental drowning. per Verdict of Jury. Robert Rosie M.B.C.M. Stronsay. Certified by James Begg, Procurator Fiscal. Procurator Fiscal's Office, Kirkwall, 9th February 1905. At Stronsay, 13th February 1905, O Drever, Registrar."