John Mair

M, #2421, b. 21 August 1861, d. 30 March 1949
     John Mair was born on 21 August 1861 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of James Mair and Ann Falconer. His family was known by the tee-name of "Cock". John Mair was a fisherman. He married Margaret Gardiner at Seatown, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 October 1888.3,4,5,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 146 Seatown, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair, head; Margret Mair, wife; James Mair, son.7
He was the informant for Alexander Gardiner Mair's birth at 1 Campbell Street, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 January 1894.8,6,4,5 John Mair died on 30 March 1949 at Montrose, Angus, Scotland, at age 87.

Children of John Mair and Margaret Gardiner


  1. [S2014] John Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Mair, 1861, August Twenty-first 3h 15m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: James Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Ann Mair M. S. Falconer, married 1848 September (sic) in Portknockie. Informant: Janet Falconer, Grandmother (Present), James Cumming Registrar Witness. Registered: 1861, August 23d at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S1811] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Mair, male. Birth: 21 AUG 1861 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: James Mair. Mother: Ann Falconer."
  3. [S1827] John Mair to Margaret Gardiner, Marriage entry, "1888 on the Fifth day of October at Seatown, Cullen. After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 27, usual residence Cullen, parents James Mair Fisherman and Ann Mair M.S. Falconer. Margaret Gardiner, Domestic Servant (Spinster), age 22, usual residence Cullen, parents Alexander Gardiner Fisherman and Helen Gardiner M.S. Mair. William T.P. Macdonald, Minister of Cullen. Mary Mair Witness, John Wood Witness. Registered 1888 October 8th at Cullen, Jno Allan Registrar."
  4. [S1813] Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Edward and Louvine Kemp of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  5. [S1814] Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp, Findlay faa's fa fae "Toper" Website, Edward and Louvine Kemp's website.
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S6394] 1891, Scottish Census, "John Mair, head, married, male, age 28, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, working on own account, resident at 146 Seatown, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  8. [S1872] Alexander Gardiner Mair, Register of Births in the Burgh of Cullen in the County of Banff, "Alexander Gardiner Mair, 1894, January Second 9h 0m A.M. at 1 Campbell Street, Cullen, Male. Father: John Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Gardiner, married 1888 October 5th in Cullen. Informant: John Mair, Father. Registered: 1894, January 20th at Cullen, Geo Ross, Registrar."