Margaret Mair

F, #2256, b. 1 March 1840, d. 21 October 1872
     Margaret Mair was born on 1 March 1840 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Mair and Margaret Wood. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1861 census at 63 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair, head; Margret Mair, wife; Margret Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; Isobela Mair, daughter; Jean Mair, daughter; George Mair, son; Joseph Mair, son.2
She married Alexander Wood at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 October 1865.3 As of 7 October 1865, her married name was Margaret Wood.3 Margaret died on 21 October 1872 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 32.4,3


  1. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  2. [S4640] 1861, Scottish Census, "Margret Mair, daughter, unmarried, female, age 20, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, whitefisher's daughter, resident at 63 Portknockie."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S5677] Margaret Wood née Mair, Register of Corrected Entries for the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "The following Report of result of a Precognition has been received touching the Death of Margaret Mair or Wood, Registered under No 23 in the Register Book of Deaths for the year 1872. Margaret Mair or Wood, 31 years, Female. Died 1873 (sic) Oct. 20 or 21 at Portknockie. Cause of Death: Asphyxia. Caused by hanging, as certified by I.C. Hirschfeld, Surgeon, who made post-mortem examination of the body. Certified by W.R. Gordon P.F., Procurator Fiscal's Office, Banff, 25th Oct 1873 (sic). November 8th 1872 at Farskane, James Cumming, Registrar."