Helen Donaldson

F, #2688, b. 26 November 1858, d. 2 September 1909
     Helen Donaldson was born on 26 November 1858 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Donaldson and Catherine Wood.
She was listed as head of household's grandchild in the 1861 census at 161 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Donaldson, head; Alexander Donaldson, son; Catherine Donaldson, son's wife; Helen Donaldson, grandchild; Ann Mair, servant; John Donaldson, grandchild.2
She married George Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 19 September 1879.3,4 As of 19 September 1879, her married name was Helen Mair. Helen died on 2 September 1909 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 50.5,4

Children of Helen Donaldson and George Mair


  1. [S2005] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Helen Donaldson, female. Birth: 26 NOV 1858 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Donaldson. Mother: Catherine Wood."
  2. [S6454] 1861, Scottish Census, "Helen Donaldson, grandchild, unmarried, female, age 2, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, resident at 161 Portknockie."
  3. [S2235] George Mair to Helen Donaldson, Marriage entry, "1879 on the Nineteenth day of September at Port Knockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. George Mair "Bobin", Fisherman (Bachelor), age 23, usual residence 8 Port Knockie, parents Alexander Mair "Shy" Fisherman and Margaret Mair M.S. Wood. Ellen Donaldson, her X mark, William Mair Witness, James Donaldson Witness, Fisherman's Daughter (Spinster), age 19, usual residence 195 Port Knockie, parents Alexander Donaldson Fisherman and Catharine Donaldson M.S. Wood. Peter Brown F. Ch. Minister. William Mair Witness. James Donaldson Witness. Registered 1879 September 20th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  5. [S7866] Helen Mair née Donaldson, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Mair (Married to George Mair "Shy", Fisherman), died 1909, September Second 4h 30m A.M. at (?) Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 50 years, Father: Alexander Donaldson Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Catharine Donaldson M.S. Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, 4 Days, as Cert. by J. Geddes Pirie M.B.C.M., Informant: Elsie Wood, Sister, 316 Portknockie (Present), Registered: 1909, September 2nd at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."