William Mair

M, #2194, b. 29 June 1840, d. 5 April 1877
     William Mair was born on 29 June 1840 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Alexander Mair and Margaret Wilson. William Mair was baptized on 2 July 1840 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "Shanker". He was a fisherman. He married Mary Ann Summers at Longate, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 5 September 1874.2,1 William died on 5 April 1877 at sea, off Banff Harbour, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 36. He perished with the fishing boat 'Amiable' that was wrecked off Banff.3,4,1


  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S2340] William Mair to Mary A Summers, Marriage entry, "1847, on the Fifth day of September at Longate, Peterhead. After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. William Mair, Fisherman, Bachelor, age 26, usual residence Portknockie, Rathven, parents Alexander Mair, Fisherman, Margaret Mair M.S. Wilson. Mary A. Summers, Spinster, age 24, usual residence ? of Cruden, Cruden, parents Alexander Summers, Fisherman, Elizabeth Summers M.S. Carie. George Thomson Minister Blackhill Chapel. John Hay Witness. William Summers Witness. Registered 1847 September 9 at Peterhead, James Lyall Registrar."
  3. [S2338] William Mair, Statutory Register of Deaths in the District of Banff in the County of Banff, "See Reg. of Corr. Ents., vol 1, page 192, April 19th 1877. William Mair, Fisherman, Married to Mary Ann Summers, died 1877 April Fifth about 4h A.M. Mounie Point near the Boat Hythe, Banff (Usual Residence Fountain Street), Male, 36 years. Father: Alexander Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Wilson. Cause of death: drowned by Wreck of Boat "Amiable". Informant: Alexander Mair, Father, Fountain Street, Banff. Registered: 1877, April 6th at Banff, Robert Leask, Registrar."
  4. [S2339] William Mair "Shanker", Register of Corrected Entries for the District of Banff in the County of Banff, "The following report of result of a precognition has been received touching the death of William Mair "Shanker" Registered under No 39 in the Register Book of Deaths for the year 1877. William Mair "Shanker", Male, 37 years. Died 1877 April Fifth, In the Sea, Near the Harbour of Banff in the Parish and County of Banff. Cause of Death: Accidental Drowning. Certified by John C. Herschfield, Surgeon who made an examination of the body. Procurator Fiscal's Office, Banff, 12 April 1877. Certified by H.R. Gordon, P.F. Banff, 19th April 1877, Robert Leask, Registrar."