William George Mair

M, #4589, b. 3 May 1889, d. 16 March 1967
     William George Mair was born on 3 May 1889 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".
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
William George Mair was a fisherman and marine fisherman in the Royal Naval Reserve, Trawler Section. He married Barbara Dickson Gowans at St Monance, Fifeshire, Scotland, on 13 March 1917.4,2 He was the informant for John Mair's death at 16 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 28 January 1962.2 William died on 16 March 1967 at 11 McIntosh Avenue, Craigbo, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 77.5,2


  1. [S3589] William George Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William George Mair, 1889, May Third 1h 0m P.M. at 192 Portknockie, Seafield, Rathven, Male. Father: William Mair "Shavy", Fisherman. Mother: Mary Mair M. S. Wood, married 1878 January 11th in Seafield. Informant: John Mair Shavy, Grandfather. Registered: 1889, May 13th 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, "William Mair, son, male, age 11, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, scholar, resident at 192 Portknockie."
  4. [S5989] William (George) Mair to Barbara (Dickson) Gowans, Marriage entry, "1917, on the Thirteenth day of March, at St. Monance. After Banns, According to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. William Mair, Fisherman (Marine Fisherman, Royal Naval Reserve, Trawler Section) (Bachelor), age 27, usual residence 192 Portknockie, Parish of Rathven, parents William Mair Fisherman and Mary Mair M.S. Wood. Barbara Gowans (Spinster), age 24, usual residence West Backgate, St. Monance, parents James Gowans Fisherman and Margaret Gowans M.S. Henderson. A.S. Heall, Minister of the United Free Church, St. Monance. James Gowans Witness, Maggie Mair Witness. Registered 1917 March 14th at St. Monance, Wm. Duncan Registrar."
  5. [S5992] William George Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "William George Mair, Male, Fisherman (Retired), Widower, Date of Birth: 3/5/1889, Age: 77 years, Spouse: Barbara Gowans, Died: 1967, March Sixteenth 5h 40m A.M. at 11 McIntosh Avenue, Craigbo, Buckie. Usual residence: 3 Blantyre Place, Portknockie. Father: William Mair Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Mary Mair M.S. Wood (Deceased). Cause of death: I (a) Cerebral Haemorrhage, (b) Myocarditis. Medical Practitioner: A.W. Thomson M.B. Ch.B. Informant: James G. Mair, Son. Registered: 1967, March 16th, Sheena Geddes, Asst. Registrar."