James Mair

M, #2725, b. 3 March 1861, d. 25 March 1952
     James Mair was born on 3 March 1861 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of James Mair and Margaret Legg. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shanker". James Mair was a fisherman. He married Ann Wood at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 September 1888.4
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 255 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair Shanker, head; Ann Wood Royal, wife; James Mair, son.5
He was the informant for, and present at, Margaret Legg's death at 87 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 April 1904.6,2
The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1905-1906 shows that James Mair "Shanker" was owner occupier of 445 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.7
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 445 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair "Shanker", head; Ann Mair, wife; James Mair, son.8

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1915-1916 shows that James Mair "Shanker" was owner occupier of 445 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.9
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that James Mair lived at 8 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.10 He married Helen Pirie at 12 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 November 1931.11,2 James died on 25 March 1952 at Campbell Home, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 91.12,2

Children of James Mair and Ann Wood

Citations

  1. [S2056] James Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Mair, 1861, March Third 2h 0m P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: James Mair, Shoemaker. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Legg, married 1853 May 7th in Portknockie. Informant: James Mair, Father, Present. Registered: 1861, March 15th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S2262] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "James Mair, male. Birth: 03 MAR 1861 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: James Mair. Mother: Margaret Legg."
  4. [S2396] James Mair "Shanker" to Ann Wood "Royal", Marriage entry, "1888 on the Fourteenth day of September at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. James Mair "Shanker", Fisherman (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence Portknockie, parents James Mair "Shanker" Fisherman and Margaret Mair M.S. Legg. Ann Wood "Royal", Fisher-girl (Spinster), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Wood "Royal" Fisherman (Deceased) and Catharine Wood M.S. Mair (Deceased). Peter Brown, Free Church Minister. George Wood "Royal", Witness. John Mair "Shanker", Witness. Registered 1888 September 17th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  5. [S5994] 1901, Scottish Census, "James Mair Shanker, head, married, male, age 40, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 255 Portknockie."
  6. [S3380] Margaret Mair née Legg, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Mair (Married to James Mair "Shanker", Fisherman), died 1904, April Seventh 11h 0m P.M. at 87 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 75 years. Father: James Legg Crofter (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Legg M.S. Goodbrand (Deceased). Cause of death: General Debility, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: James Mair, Son, 445 Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1904, April 8th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S4124] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1905-1906, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1905-1906 - Parish of Rathven, Page 387, "Special Water and Scavenging District of Portknockie, No. 3416, Description: House, Situation: 445 Portknockie, Proprietor: James Mair, "Shanker", Occupier: Proprietor, Feu-Duty or Ground Annual: £1 2s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £9 0s 0d."
  8. [S3187] 1911, Scottish Census, "James Mair "Shanker", head, male, age 50, married, fisherman in fishing industry, worker, born in Banff, Portknockie, resident at 445 Portknockie, 3 rooms with one or more windows, 3 persons in house."
  9. [S4582] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1915-1916, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1915-1916 - Parish of Rathven, Page 385, "Police Burgh of Portknockie, No. 3791, Description: House, Situation: 445 Portknockie, Proprietor: James Mair, "Shanker", Occupier: Proprietor, Feu-Duty or Ground Annual: £1 2s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £9 0s 0d."
  10. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 76: PORTKNOCKIE, "Mair, James, 8 Seafield Street", page 113: PORTKNOCKIE, SEAFIELD STREET, "8, James Mair, "Shanker.""
  11. [S2057] James Mair to Helen Pirie or McArthur, Marriage entry, "1931 on the Eleventh day of November at 12 Harbour Place, Portknockie. After Banns: According to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. James Mair, Fisherman (Retired), (Widower), age 70, usual residence 8 Seafield Street, Portknockie, parents James Mair Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Mair M.S. Legge (Deceased). Helen Pirie or McArthur (Widow), age 62, usual residence 12 Harbour Place, Portknockie, parents Alexander Pirie Fisherman (Deceased) and Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie (Deceased). John Taulds, Minister of the Parish of Seafield, Portknockie. James Hutcheon, Stonielea, Bauds, Portknockie, Witness. Margaret Hutcheon, Stonielea, Bauds, Portknockie, Witness. Registered 1931 November 12th at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."
  12. [S2058] James Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Cullen in the County of Banff, "James Mair, Fisherman (Retired), Widower of 1st Annie Wood, 2nd Helen Pirie, died 1952, March Twenty Fifth 5h 30m A.M. at Campbell Home, Cullen: usual Residence 8 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Male, 91 years. Father: James Mair, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Legg (Deceased). Cause of death: Cardiac Failure, Senile Arterriosclerosis, as certified by L.H. Dawson MB: ChB. Informant: James M Slater, Nephew, 9 Hill Street, Portknockie. Registered: 1952, March 26th at Cullen, J.S. Ogilvie, Registrar."