Alexander Mair

M, #1892, b. 23 August 1881, d. 22 August 1941
Alexander Mair "Saucy"
     Alexander Mair was born on 23 August 1881 at Wick, Caithness, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of William Mair and Jane Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Saucy".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at 74 East Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jane Mair, head; Alexander Mair, son; Helen J Mair, daughter.3
Alexander Mair was a fisherman. He married Jessie Slater at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 1 May 1903. He was a member of the crew of the Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' (BF 1952) and appears in crew photographs. However, he was not in the crew for the fateful Orkney fishing of January 1905 because of an argument with his stepfather, 'Evangeline' skipper David Wood “King”, over his playing of the melodeon. His place was taken by a young lad from Cullen, George Findlay. See the article The Loss of the 'Evangeline' in 1905.2 Alexander Mair died on 22 August 1941 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 59.1,2

Children of Alexander Mair and Jessie Sclater


  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  3. [S5711] 1891, Scottish Census, "Alexander Mair, son, male, age 9, born in Caithnesshire, Wick, scholar, resident at 74 East St, Portknockie."