Elsie Mair

F, #2855, b. 16 September 1871, d. 3 February 1914
     Elsie Mair was born illegitimate on 16 September 1871 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of George Mair and Helen Wood. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Shavie". She married Alexander Mair at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 8 December 1893.3,2 She was the informant for Helen Mair's birth at 93 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 17 September 1897.4,2
She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1911 census at 427 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexr Mair, head; Elsie Mair, wife; Margaret Mair, daughter; Ellen Mair, daughter; Aleckina Mair, daughter; John Mair, son.5
Elsie died on 3 February 1914 at Banff District Asylum, Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 42.6,2 She was buried after 3 February 1914 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.6

Children of Elsie Mair and Alexander Mair


  1. [S7123] Elsie Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Elsie Mair (Illegitimate), 1871, September Sixteenth 4h 30m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Female. Father: George Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Helen Wood, Fisherman's Daughter. Informant: Helen Wood, Mother, George Mair, His X Mark, Father - Portknockie, James Cumming Registrar Witness. Registered: 1871, October 9th at Farskane, James Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S6329] Alexander Mair "Johndie" to Elsie Mair, Marriage entry, "1893 on the Eighth day of December at Seafield Church. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Alexander Mair "Johndie, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Mair "Johndie", Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Mair M.S. Wood "King". Elsie Mair, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Mair "Shavie", Fisherman and Helen Mair M.S. Wood "Park". James McIntyre Minister of Seafield. John Christie Witness. George Mair Witness. Registered 1893 December 9th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S3129] Helen Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Mair, 1897, September Seventeenth 7h 0m A.M. at 93 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: Alexander Mair "Johndie" Fisherman. Mother: Elsie Mair M. S. Mair "Shavie", married 1893 December 8th in Seafield. Informant: Elsie Mair, Mother. Registered: 1897, October 6th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  5. [S4057] 1911, Scottish Census, "Elsie Mair, wife, female, age 39, married, duration of marriage 17 years, children born alive 4, children still living 4, born in Banff, Portknockie, resident at 427 Portknockie."
  6. [S2667] Elsie Mair, Gravestone inscription data, "NM122450, Elsie Mair, c. 1872 to 03 FEB 1914. Date of Birth : c. 1872. Spouse's Name : Alexander Mair. Headstone Ref : H305. Date of Death : 03 FEB 1914."