Isabella Mair

F, #4732, b. 1 February 1849, d. 30 November 1931
     Isabella Mair was born on 1 February 1849 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Mair and Margaret Wood. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin" or "Bobbin Shy".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1861 census at 63 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair, head; Margret Mair, wife; Margret Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; Isobela Mair, daughter; Jean Mair, daughter; George Mair, son; Joseph Mair, son.2
She married William Slater at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 November 1883.3,4 As of 16 November 1883, her married name was Isabella Slater.
She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 33 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Isa Slater, head; Joseph Slater, son, Alexander Slater, son; James Slater, son; Francis Slater, son; Hellen Slater, daughter; Allena Wood, servant.5
Isabella died on 30 November 1931 at Seafield Cottage Hospital, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 82.6,4

Children of Isabella Mair and William Sclater


  1. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  2. [S4640] 1861, Scottish Census, "Isobela Mair, daughter, female, age 12, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 63 Portknockie."
  3. [S3724] William Sclater to Isabella Mair, Marriage entry, "1883, on the Sixteenth day of November at Portknockie. After Publication, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Wm. Slater, Fisherman (Widower), age 51, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Slater Fisherman (Deceased) and Ann Slater M.S. Wood (Deceased). Isabella Mair, Her X Mark, Wm. Wood Witness, Catherine Pirie Witness, Fisher-girl (Spinster), age 38, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Mair Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Mair M.S. Wood. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. Wm. Wood Witness. Catherine Pirie Witness. 1883, November 17th, At Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  5. [S3361] 1891, Scottish Census, "Isa. Slater, head, widow, female, age 43, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman's widow, working on own account, resident at 33 Portknockie, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  6. [S3723] Isabella Slater née Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "Isabella Slater (Widow of William Slater, Fisherman), died 1931, November Thirtieth 0h 55m A.M. at Seafield Cottage Hospital, Buckie (Usual Residence 8 Victoria Place, Portknockie), Female, 82 years. Father: John Mair Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Mair (deceased). Cause of death: Senility (as certified by Alex. S. Paterson MB.ChB.) Informant: Francis Slater, Son, 28 Adelphi Place, Portobello. Registered: 1931, December 2nd at Buckie, Evelyn A. Smith, Assistant Registrar. JWG, Regr."