James Mair

M, #2433, b. 31 December 1889, d. 21 September 1929
     James Mair was born on 31 December 1889 at 1 Campbell Street, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 His family was known by the tee-name of "Cock". He was the son of John Mair and Margaret Gardiner.
He was listed as head of household's son 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.3
James Mair was a fisherman. He married Catherine Mowat Findlay at 19 Union Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 24 December 1915.1,2 James Mair died on 21 September 1929 at sea, 35 miles NE by N of Buchan Ness, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 39. He was lost overboard the steam trawler 'River Spey' whilst fishing 35 miles NE by N of Buchan Ness. His body was never recovered.1,2

Children of James Mair and Catherine Mowat Findlay


  1. [S1813] Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Edward and Louvine Kemp of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  2. [S1814] Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp, Findlay faa's fa fae "Toper" Website, Edward and Louvine Kemp's website.
  3. [S6394] 1891, Scottish Census, "James Mair, son, male, age 1, born in Banffshire, Cullen, resident at 146 Seatown."