James Mair

M, #2053, b. circa 1828
     James Mair was born circa 1828 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shanker". He was a shoemaker and fisherman. He married Margaret Legg at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 May 1853.1
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Margret Mair, wife; Caithren A Mair, daughter; James Mair, son.2

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 65 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Margt Mair, wife; Catherine A Mair, daughter; James Mair, son; Helen Mair, daughter; Margt Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; David Mair, son; Ann Wood, servant.3

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 87 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife; James Mair, son; Hellen Mair, daughter; Margaret Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; David Mair, son; Ann Cameron, servant.4
He was the informant for William Mair's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 17 February 1891.5,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Park Street, 87 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife; James Mair, son-in-law, Margaret Mair, daughter; David Mair, son; Margaret Pirie, servant.7,8
He was the informant for James Mair's birth at 87 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 17 May 1900.9,8 This James Mair "Shanker" #2053 may be the same person as James Mair "Shanker" #2396 but a death registration has not yet been found to prove it.

Children of James Mair and Margaret Legg

Citations

  1. [S1458] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "James Mair, male. Spouse: Margaret legg. Marriage: 07 MAY 1853, Cullen, Banff, Scotland."
  2. [S6369] 1861, Scottish Census, "James Mair, head, married, male, age 32, born in Banffshire, Rathven (Originally: Banffshire - Portknockie), shoemaker (master), resident in Portknockie."
  3. [S6367] 1871, Scottish Census, "James Mair, head, married, male, age 43, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, shoemaker, resident at 65 Portknockie."
  4. [S6370] 1881, Scottish Census, "James Mair, head, married, male, age 53, born in Portknockie, Banff, shoemaker, resident at 87 Portknockie."
  5. [S2418] William Mair ("Shanker"), Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Mair (Single), died 1891, February Seventeenth 5h 0m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 5 Hours, Father: James Mair "Shanker" Fisherman, Mother: Ann Mair M.S. Wood "Royal", Cause of death: Premature Birth, as Cert. by S. Clark M.D.C.M., Informant: James Mair, Grandfather, Portknockie, Registered: 1891, February 17th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S816] Lynda McHardy née Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Lynda McHardy of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  7. [S6366] 1891, Scottish Census, "James Mair, head, married, male, age 63, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, working on own account, resident at 87 Park Street, Portknockie, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  8. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  9. [S5849] James Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Mair, 1900, May Seventeenth 11h 0m A.M. at 87 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: David Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Elizabeth Mair M. S. Slater, married 1899 November 24th in Seafield. Informant: James Mair, Grandfather. Registered: 1900, June 4th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."