Margaret Mair

F, #1928, b. 23 December 1863, d. 19 February 1936
     Margaret Mair was born illegitimate on 23 December 1863 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 She was the daughter of John Mair and Catherine Sclater. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin", "Shy" or "Bobbin Shy".
She was listed as head of household's daughter 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.4
She married John Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 24 September 1886.5,6 Margaret died on 19 February 1936 at 22 Park Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 72.7,6

Children of Margaret Mair and John Mair


  1. [S2714] Margaret Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Mair (Illegitimate), 1863, December Twenty-third 9h A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Female. Father: John Mair Fisherman. Mother: Catherine Slater Fisherman's Daughter. Informant: Catherine Slater, Her X Mark, Mother, Jas. Cumming Registrar Witness. John Mair, Father, Portknockie. Registered: 1864, January 4th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S1375] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Margaret Mair or Slater, female. Birth: 23 DEC 1863 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Mair. Mother: Catherine Slater."
  3. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  4. [S7870] 1881, Scottish Census, "Margaret Mair "Shay", daughter, unmarried, female, age 18, born in Portknockie, Banff, general servant, resident at 18 Portknockie."
  5. [S2713] John Mair to Margaret Mair, Marriage entry, "1886, on the Twenty Fourth day of September at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. John Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 24 years, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Mair "Shavie", Fisherman (Deceased) and Ann Mair M.S. Mair "Duncan". Maggie Mair, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 22 years, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Mair "Bobin", Fisherman and Catharine Mair M.S. Mair "Sclater" (sic). Peter Brown, F. Ch. Minister. Wm. Mair Witness. Francis Mair Witness. Registered 1886 September 27th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [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."