John Mair

M, #2482, b. 21 March 1831, d. 7 November 1904
     John Mair was born on 21 March 1831 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of John Mair and Janet Wood. John Mair was baptized on 2 April 1831 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "Cock". He was a fisherman. He married Janet Innes at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 December 1859.4,5,3
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 28 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair “Cock”, head; Janet Mair “Cock”, wife; William Mair “Cock”, son; James Mair “Cock”, son; George Mair “Cock”, son; Alexander Mair “Cock”, son.6
John died on 7 November 1904 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 73.3

Children of John Mair and Janet Innes


  1. [S1856] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Mair, male. Birth: 21 MAR 1831. Christening: 02 APR 1831 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Mair. Mother: Janet Wood."
  2. [S1813] Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Edward and Louvine Kemp of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  3. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  4. [S7128] John Mair to Janet Innes, Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "On the Twenty second day of December 1859, at Portknockie. Marriage (after Banns) was solemnized between us according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. John Mair, age 27, residence Portknockie, Fisherman (Bachelor), parents John Mair Fisherman and Janet Mair Maiden Name Wood (deceased). Janet Innes, Her X Mark, John Innes Witness, William Mair Witness, age 28, residence Portknockie, (Spinster), parents John Innes Fisherman (deceased) and Helen Innes Maiden Name Wood (deceased). John MacKay. Minister of Free Ch. at Cullen. James Mair Witness. James Mair Witness. The above Marriage was Registered by me at Portknockie, on the 24th day of December, 1859. James Cumming Registrar."
  5. [S6014] Keith Innes, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Keith Innes of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
  6. [S6854] 1891, Scottish Census, "John Mair "Cock", head, married, male, age 58, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, working on own account, resident at 28 Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."