John Mair

M, #1909, b. 6 December 1874
     John Mair was born on 6 December 1874 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of John Mair and Catherine Sclater. His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin", "Shy" or "Bobbin Shy".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 18 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair "Shay", head; Cath. Mair "Shay", wife; Margaret Mair "Shay", daughter; Alex. Mair "Shay", son; Ann S. Mair "Shay", daughter; Francis W. Mair "Shay", son; Jane Mair "Shay", daughter; John Mair "Shay", son; James Mair "Shay", son; Lizzie (sic) Mair "Shay", daughter; Isabella Mair "Shay", daughter.3
John Mair was a fisherman. He married Elspet Runcie at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 25 November 1898.4,5 He was the informant for Catharine Mair's birth at 323 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 30 August 1904.6 He was the informant for Elsie Mair's birth at 323 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 January 1909.7,5 He was the informant for Helen Wood Mair's birth at 323 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 6 September 1911.8,5 He was the informant for William Mair's birth at 323 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 4 September 1914.9,5
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that John Mair lived at 5 Station Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.10 He was the informant for Margaret Mair's death at 22 Park Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 19 February 1936.11,5 He was the informant for William Pirie Mair's death at 10 Mid Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 13 October 1943.5

Children of John Mair and Elspet Runcie

Citations

  1. [S1378] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Mair, male. Birth: 06 DEC 1874 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Mair. Mother: Catherine Slater."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S7870] 1881, Scottish Census, "John Mair "Shay", son, male, age 7, born in Portknockie, Banff, scholar, resident at 18 Portknockie."
  4. [S3762] John Mair to Elspet Runcie, Marriage entry, "1898 on the Twenty-Fifth day of November at Seafield Church. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 24, usual residence 18 Portknockie, Seafield, parents John Mair Fisherman and Catharine Mair M.S. Slater. Elspet Runcie, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 25, usual residence Seatown, Cullen, parents Alexander Runcie Fisherman and Margaret Runcie M.S. Falconer. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. Alexr. Mair Witness. Alexr. Runcie Witness. Registered 1898 November 26th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  5. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  6. [S1357] Catharine Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catharine Mair, 1904, August Thirtieth 1h 30m A.M. at 323 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: John Mair "Shy", Fisherman. Mother: Elsie Mair M. S. Runcie, married 1898 November 26th in Seafield. Informant: John Mair Shy, Father. Registered: 1904, September 3D at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S2628] Elsie Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Elsie Mair, 1909, January Second 10h 30m P.M. at 323 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: John Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman. Mother: Elsie Runcie Mair M. S. Bruce (sic). Married 1898 November 25th at Seafield. Informant: John Mair Bobbin, Father. Registered: 1909, January 4th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  8. [S5607] Helen Wood Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Wood Mair, 1911, September Sixth 7h 0m A.M. at 323 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: John Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman. Mother: Elsie Mair M. S. Runcie, married 1898 December 26th in Seafield. Informant: John Mair Bobbin, Father. Registered: 1911, September 9th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  9. [S6932] William Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Mair, 1914, September Fourth 5h A.M. at 323 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: John Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman. Mother: Elsie Mair M. S. Runcie, married 1898 November 25th in Seafield. Informant: John Mair Bobbin, Father. Registered: 1914, September 12th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  10. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 76: PORTKNOCKIE, "Mair, John, 5 Station Street", page 113: PORTKNOCKIE, STATION STREET, "5, John Mair, "Bobbin Shy.""
  11. [S3596] Margaret Mair née Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Mair, Married to John Mair, Fisherman (Retired), died 1936, February Nineteenth 1h 0m P.M. at 22 Park Street, Portknockie, Female, 72 years. Father: John Mair, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Catherine Mair M.S. Slater (Deceased). Cause of death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, Senile Dementia, As cert. by T. McHardy M.B. C.M. Cullen. Informant: John Mair, Brother, 5 High Street, Portknockie. Registered: 1936, February 20th at Portknockie, William Falconer, Registrar."