John Mair

M, #4730, b. 28 August 1901
     John Mair was born on 28 August 1901 at 323 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Mair and Elspet Runcie. His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin" or "Bobbin Shy". John Mair was a fisherman. He married Jane Wood at United Free Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 December 1924.2,1 He was the informant for, and present at, James Pirie's death at 29 Park Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 21 December 1932.3 He was the informant for Elspet Mair's death at 5 High Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 February 1945.4,1

Child of John Mair and Jane Wood


  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S3765] John Mair to Jane Wood, Marriage entry, "1924 on the Fifth day of December at The United Free Church, Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. John Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 23, usual residence 5 Station Street, Portknockie, parents John Mair "Bobbin" Fisherman and Elizabeth Mair M.S. Runcie. Jane Wood, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 24, usual residence 21 Reidhaven Street, Portknockie, parents John Wood Fisherman and Helen Wood M.S. Donaldson. D. Maccallum, U. F. Church, Portknockie. George Wood, 21 Reidhaven Street, Portknockie, Witness. Catharine Mair, 5 Station Street, Portknockie, Witness. Registered 1924 December 8th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  3. [S3721] James Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Pirie, died 1932, December Twenty-First 11h 25m P.M. at 29 Park Street, Portknockie, Male, 3 years. Father: James Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Catherine Pirie M.S. Mair. Cause of death: Acute Bronchial Catarrh, Paralysis Vagus Nerve, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B. C.M. Cullen. Informant: John Mair, Uncle, 10 Mid Street, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1932, December 23rd at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."
  4. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.