Margaret Ann Wood

F, #2171, b. 20 November 1871, d. 11 February 1923
     Margaret Ann Wood was born illegitimate on 20 November 1871 at Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of George Wood and Louisa McBain. She married James Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 9 September 1892.2 As of 9 September 1892, her married name was Margaret Ann Mair. She was the informant for Joseph Mair "Shanker"'s birth at 227 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 May 1903.3,1
The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1905-1906 shows that Margaret Ann Mair was owner occupier of 227 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.4 Margaret died on 11 February 1923 at Chalmers Hospital, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 51. She died from injuries sustained through accidental fall from the top of a bridge on to a railway line.1

Child of Margaret Ann Wood and James Mair


  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S1547] James George Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by James George Mair of Findochty, Scotland.
  3. [S2507] Joseph Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Joseph Mair, 1903, May Fourteenth 1h 0m P.M. at 227 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: James Mair "Shanker", Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Ann Mair M.S. Wood, married 1892 September 9th in Seafield. Informant: Margaret Ann Mair, Mother. Registered: 1903, June 3D at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  4. [S4121] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1905-1906, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1905-1906 - Parish of Rathven, Page 384, "Special Water and Scavenging District of Portknockie, No. 3267, Description: House, Situation: 227 Portknockie, Proprietor: Widow James Mair, "Shanker", Occupier: Proprietrix, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 2s 6d, Yearly Rent or Value: £2 0s 0d."