James Mair Slater

M, #3380, b. circa 1879, d. 27 July 1955
     James Mair Slater was born circa 1879 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Sclater and Catherine Ann Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Mash". James Mair Slater was a fisherman. He married Alexina Wood at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 December 1904.1,2 He was the informant for Albert Matthew Slater's birth at 311 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 23 December 1909.3,4
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 311 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James M. Slater, head; Alexina Slater, wife; George Wood Slater, son; Catherine Slater, daughter; Albert Matthew Slater, son.5,4

The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that James Mair Slater lived at 5 Cliff Terrace, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.6 James died on 27 July 1955 at Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin, Moray, Scotland.7,8,4 He was buried after 27 July 1955 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.7,8

Children of James Mair Slater and Alexandrina Wood


  1. [S2706] James Mair Slater to Alexina Wood, Marriage entry, "1904, on the Sixteenth day of December at Seafield Church. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. James Mair Slater, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 25 years, usual residence 311 Portknockie, parents Alexander Slater "Mash", Fisherman and Catherine Ann Slater M.S. Mair. Alexina Wood, Fisherman's Daughter (Spinster), age 23 years, usual residence 239 Portknockie, parents George Wood "King", Fisherman and Jane Wood M.S. Wood. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. Alexander Slater "Mash" Witness. George Wood "King" Witness. Registered 1904 December 19th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S4162] Albert Matthew Slater, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Albert Matthew Slater, 1909, December Twenty Third 1h 30m P.M. at 311 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: James Mair Slater, Fisherman. Mother: Alexina Slater M.S. Wood "King", married 1904 December 16th in Seafield. Informant: James Mair Slater, Father. Registered: 1909, December 30th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  5. [S4174] 1911, Scottish Census, "James M. Slater, head, male, age 31, married, fisherman, born in Banffshire Portknockie, resident at 311 Portknockie, 1 room with one or more windows, 5 persons in house."
  6. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 78: PORTKNOCKIE, "Slater, James, 5 Cliff Terrace", page 111: PORTKNOCKIE, CLIFF TERRACE, "5, Geo. Wood, "King", fisherman; James Slater, fisherman."
  7. [S5500] James Mair Slater "Mash", Alexander Slater, George Slater, Ira George Slater and Margaret Burgess Slater Alexandrina Wood "King", Monumental inscription, "In loving memory of our dear mother ALEXINA WOOD (KING) who died 27th January 1951 aged 70 years, and our father JAMES MAIR SLATER (MASH) who died 27th July 1955 aged 75 years, also their sons ALEXANDER and GEORGE, and their son IRA GEORGE SLATER who died 26th July 2008 aged 82 years and his wife MARGARET BURGESS SLATER (PEGGY) who died 11th May 2011 aged 87 years."
  8. [S2710] James Mair Slater "Mash", Gravestone inscription data, "NM174500, James Mair "Marsh" (sic) Slater, c. 1880 to 27 JUL 1955. Date of Birth : c. 1880. Spouse's Name : Alexina "King" Wood. Headstone Ref : H231. Date of Death : 27 JUL 1955."