Jessie Mair

F, #1935, b. 10 November 1879, d. 24 February 1962
     Jessie Mair was born on 10 November 1879 at 18 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 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.3

She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair "Bobin", head; Kate Mair "Bobin", wife; James Mair "Bobin", son; Jessie Mair "Bobin", daughter; Isabella Mair "Bobin", daughter; Wm Mair "Bobin", son.4
She married John Mair at Parish of Seafield, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 December 1905. Jessie died on 24 February 1962 at 34 Pluscarden Road, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, at age 82.5,6,7 She was buried after 24 February 1962 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.6,7

Child of Jessie Mair and John Mair


  1. [S2342] Jessie Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jessie Mair, 1879, November Tenth 7h 30m A.M. at 18 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: John Mair "Bobin" Fisherman. Mother: Catharine Mair M. S. Slater, married 1864 October 29th in Seafield. Informant: John Mair Bobin, Father. Registered: 1879, November 13th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar. Twin."
  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, "Lizzie (sic) Mair "Shay", daughter, female, age 1, born in Portknockie, Banff, resident at 18 Portknockie."
  4. [S5526] 1891, Scottish Census, "Jessie Mair "Bobin", daughter, female, age 10, born in Banffshire, scholar, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  5. [S4643] Jessie Mair née Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Elgin in the County of Moray, "Jessie Mair, (Widow of John Mair, Fisherman), died 1962, February Twenty Fourth 6h 45m P.M. at 34 Pluscarden Road, Elgin (Usual Residence 18 Seafield Street, Portknockie), Female, 82 years. Father: John Mair, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Catherine Mair M.S. Slater (Deceased). Cause of death: Lobar Pneumonia, 2 days, As cert. by Dorothea M. Gordon M.B. Ch.B. D.P.H. Informant: Wm. Mair, Son, 18 Seafield Street, Portknockie. Registered: 1962, February 26th at Elgin, Ella A. James, Registrar."
  6. [S4644] Ann Pirie, Mary Ann Pirie, John Mair and Jessie Mair Joseph Mair, Monumental inscription, "Erected by JOHN MAIR in loving memory of his father JOSEPH MAIR who died 24th Aug. 1909 aged 52 years. Also his mother ANN PIRIE who died 10th Feb. 1917 aged 59 years. Also MARY ANN PIRIE who died 2nd (sic) July 1922 aged 73 years. Also the above JOHN MAIR who died 5th Nov. 1961 aged 80 years. Also is wife JESSIE MAIR who died 24th Feb. 1962."
  7. [S4649] Jessie Mair, Gravestone inscription data, "NM122953, Jessie Mair, c. 1880 to 24 FEB 1962. Date of Birth : c. 1880. Spouse's Name : John Mair. Headstone Ref : H313. Date of Death : 24 FEB 1962. Place of Death : Elgin."