Alexander Mair

M, #1929, b. 25 December 1865
     Alexander Mair was born on 25 December 1865 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
Alexander Mair was a fisherman. He married Margaret Wood at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 19 December 1890.4
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Mair Bobin, head; Maggie Mair bobin, wife.5

He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 8 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Mair Bobin, head; Maggie A (sic) Mair Bobin, wife; Cathrine Slater Mair, daughter; Ann Wood Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; Margrat Mair, daughter.6

Children of Alexander Mair and Margaret Wood

Citations

  1. [S1376] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Mair, male. Birth: 25 DEC 1865 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, "Alex. Mair "Shay", son, male, age 16, born in Portknockie, Banff, general servant, resident at 18 Portknockie."
  4. [S1571] Alexander Mair "Bobbin" to Margaret Wood, Statutory Register of Marriages, "1890, on the Nineteenth day of December at Seafield Church, after Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Alex. Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman (Bachelor), 25 years, resident at Portknockie, Father: John Mair "Shy", Fisherman, Mother: Catherine Mair M.S. Slater. Margaret Wood, Fisherman's Daughter (Spinster), 19 years, resident at Banff, Father: Alexander Wood "Park", Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Wood M.S Wood "Doo". James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. William Mair Witness. James Wood Witness. Registrered: 1890, December 20th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  5. [S7808] 1891, Scottish Census, "Alex Mair Bobin, head, married, male, age 25, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident in Church Street, Portknockie."
  6. [S7809] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alex Mair Bobin, head, married, male, age 35, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 8 Portknockie."