Margaret Mair

F, #1922, b. 26 April 1854, d. 12 May 1915
     Margaret Mair was born on 26 April 1854 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of Alexander Mair and Margaret Wood. Margaret Mair was baptized on 19 May 1854 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 Her family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin Shy".2 They was the informant for William Wood's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 9 July 1874.3,4 She married William Wood at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 25 September 1874.5,4 As of 25 September 1874, her married name was Margaret Wood.
She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Shore Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margaret Wood, wife; Ann Wood, daughter; George Wood, son; Margaret Wood, daughter; Elsie Wood, daughter; Williamina Wood, daughter; Jemima Wood, daughter; Mary Ann Wood, daughter; Alexander Wood, son.6

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1901 census at Shore Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Wood, head; Margaret Wood, wife; George Wood, son; Margaret Wood, daughter; Williamena Wood, daughter; Jemima Wood, daughter; John Wood, son; Catherine Wood, daughter; Isabella Wood, daughter; William Wood, son.7
Margaret died on 12 May 1915 at 4 Shore Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 61.4

Children of Margaret Mair and William Wood

Citations

  1. [S1369] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Margaret Mair, female. Birth: 26 APR 1854. Christening: 19 MAY 1854 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Mair. Mother: Margaret Wood."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S4024] William Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Wood (Illegitimate), 1874, July Ninth 8h 0m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: William Wood "Doo", Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair "Boben", Fisherman's Daughter. Informant: Margaret Mair "Boben", Her X Mark, Mother - James Cumming, Registrar, Witness. William Wood Doo, Father, Portknockie, Seafield. Registered: 1874, September 11th at Farskane, James Cumming, Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  5. [S1411] William Wood to Margaret Mair, Marriage entry, "1874 on the Twenty-fifth day of September at Seafield Church. After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Wood, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 22, usual residence Portknockie, Seafield, parents George Wood "Doo" Fisherman and Ann Wood M.S. Mair. Margaret Mair, James Wood "Doo", Witness, John Mair, Witness, (Spinster), age 20, usual residence Portknockie, Seafield, parents Alexander Mair "Shy" Fisherman and Margaret Mair M.S. Wood. Thos. Fraser Minister, Seafield. James Wood "Doo" Witness, John Mair Witness. Registered 1874 September 28th at Farskane, James Cumming Registrar."
  6. [S1838] 1891, Scottish Census, "Margaret Wood, wife, married, female, age 38, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman's wife, resident at Shore Street, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  7. [S1837] 1901, Scottish Census, "Margaret Wood, wife, married, female, age 46, born in Rathven, Banffshire, resident at Shore Street."