John Mair

M, #3067, b. 29 May 1882, d. 28 January 1962
     John Mair was born on 29 May 1882 at 192 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of William Mair and Mary Wood. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shavie". John Mair was a fisherman and coal merchant.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 192 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Wm. Mair Shavie, head; Mary Mair, wife; Maggie Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; William Mair, son; Jean Ann Hughes (sic), daughter; Arthur S. Mair, son.3
He married Christina Mair at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 December 1912.4,2 He was the informant for Mary Imlach's death at 192 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 30 January 1913.5,2
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that John Mair lived at 12 Victoria Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.6 He was the informant for, and present at, William Mair's death at 3 Blantyre Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 25 July 1932.7,2 He was the informant for John Mair's death at 2 Mid Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 8 January 1934.2 He was the informant for Margaret Mair's death at 2 Mid Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 September 1940.2 He was the informant for, and present at, Mary Wood's death at 3 Blantyre Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 28 May 1946.8,2 He married Helen Russell George at Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland, in 1958.2 John died on 28 January 1962 at 16 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 79.2

Citations

  1. [S7155] John Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Mair, 1882, May Twenty-ninth 5h 30m A.M. at 192 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: William Mair "Shavie", Fisherman. Mother: Mary Mair M. S. Wood, married 1878 January 11th in Seafield. Informant: Mary Mair, Her X Mark, Mother, James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1882, June 10th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S3686] 1901, Scottish Census, "John Mair, son, single, male, age 17, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, resident at 192 Portknockie."
  4. [S2456] John Mair to Christina Mair, Marriage entry, "1912 on the Fifth day of December at Seafield Church, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Mair "Shavie", Fisherman (Bachelor), age 29, usual residence No. 192 Portknockie, parents William Mair "Shavie" Fisherman and Mary Mair M.S. Wood "Park". Christina Mair, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 31, usual residence No. 19 Portknockie, parents James Mair "Brither" Fisherman (Deceased) and Christina Mair M.S. Taylor. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. William G. Mair Witness. Maggie Wood McIntyre(?) Witness. Registered 1912 December 6th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  5. [S1588] Mary Mair née Imlach, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Mary Mair (Widow of John Mair "Shavie" Fisherman), Pensioner, died 1913, January Thirtieth 6h P.M. at 192 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 81 years. Father: - Imlach (sic), Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: - Imlach (sic) M.S. - (Deceased). Cause of death: Influenza, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: John Mair Shavie, Grandson, 251 Portknockie. Registered: 1913, January 30th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  6. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 76: PORTKNOCKIE, "Mair, John, 12 Victoria Street", page 114: PORTKNOCKIE, VICTORIA STREET, "12, John Mair, "Shavie.""
  7. [S3921] William Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Mair, Fisherman (Retired), married to Mary Wood, died 1932, July Twenty-fifth 7h 0m A.M. at 3 Blantyre Place, Portknockie, Male, 75 years. Father: John Mair Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Mary Mair M.S. Imlach (Deceased). Cause of death: Cerebral Degeneration, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B. C.M. Cullen. Informant: John Mair, Son, 12 Victoria Street, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1932, July 25th at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."
  8. [S3923] Mary Mair née Wood, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Mary Mair, Widow of William Mair Fisherman, died 1946, May Twenty-eighth 7h 30m P.M. at 3 Blantyre Place, Portknockie, Female, 88 years. Father: Alexander Wood Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Ann Wood M.S. Sutherland (Deceased). Cause of death: Senility, as cert. by:- J.C. Wood MB ChB. Informant: John Mair, Son, 12 Victoria Street, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1946, May 29th at Portknockie, William Falconer, Registrar."