William Mair

M, #51, b. 30 March 1875, d. 23 December 1953
William Mair (1875 - 1953)
photographed in 1948
(Kindly provided by Robert Mair)
     William Mair was born on 30 March 1875 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of Alexander Mair and Georgina Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shavie".2
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 261 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jessie Mair "Shavie", daughter (head); Ann Mair "Shavie", daughter; Alexr Mair "Shavie", son; James Mair "Shavie", son; Helen Mair "Shavie", daughter; William Mair "Shavie", son.3
William Mair was a joiner and carpenter.4
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at 261 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Mair “Shavie”, head; James Mair “Shavie”, son, Wm Mair "Shavie", son.5

An unknown person was listed as a boarder in household in the 1901 census at 247 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jean Wood "King", wife (sic); Jean Wood "King", daughter; Wm Mair, boarder.6
He married Catharine Pirie at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 27 December 1901.7,2 He was the informant for Alexander Mair's death at 261 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 25 June 1904.8,2 He was the informant for Charles Mair's birth at 219½ Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 27 August 1904.9,2
The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1905-1906 shows that William Mair was occupier of 218 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.10 He was the informant for Harry Mair's birth at 219½ Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 8 December 1906.11,2 He was the informant for, and present at, Elspet Mair's death at 1 Blantyre Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 3 June 1923.12,2
The Buckie and District Directory for 1925 shows that William Mair lived at 14 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.4 William died on 23 December 1953 at Kingseat Hospital, Newmachar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 78.2 He was buried after 23 December 1953 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Moray, Scotland.

Children of William Mair and Catharine Pirie

Citations

  1. [S1783] William Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Mair, 1875, March Thirtieth 11h 0m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield, Rathven, Male. Father: Alexander Mair "Shavie" (Fisherman). Mother: Georgina Mair M. S. Mair (Deceased), married 1854 October 14th in Seafield. Informant: Alex Mair, Father. Registered: 1875, April 7th at Manse of Seafield, Thomas Fraser, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S1347] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Mair Shavie, son, unmarried, male, age 6, born in Rathven, Banff, scholar, resident at 261 Portknockie."
  4. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1925, page 77: PORTKNOCKIE, "Mair, William, 14 Harbour Place", page 112: PORTKNOCKIE, HARBOUR PLACE, "14, Wm. Mair, joiner."
  5. [S914] 1891, Scottish Census, "Wm Mair "Shavie", son, male, age 15, born in Rathven, Banffshire, joiner apprentice, resident at 261 Portknockie."
  6. [S5229] 1901, Scottish Census, "Wm Mair, boarder, single, male, age 26, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, house carpenter, resident at 247 Portknockie."
  7. [S773] Catharine Pirie to William Mair, Marriage entry, "1901 on the Twenty Seventh day of December at Seafield Church. After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Mair, Joiner (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence Portknockie, parents Alexander Mair, Fisherman and Georgina Mair M.S. Mair (Deceased). Catherine Pirie, Fisher-girl (Spinster), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Pirie "King", Fisherman and Elizabeth Pirie M.S. Ritchie. James McIntyre Minister of Seafield. John Bruce Witness. William Pirie Witness. Registered 1901 December 28th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  8. [S3306] Alexander Mair "Shavie", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Mair "Shavie", Fisherman (Widower of Georgina Mair), died 1904, June Twenty Fifth 7h 0m P.M. at 261 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 72 years. Father: John Mair "Shavie", Boat Carpenter (Deceased), Mother: Elsie Mair M.S. Smith (Deceased). Cause of death: Brain Degeneration, As cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: William Mair, Son, 219½ Portknockie. Registered: 1904, June 25th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  9. [S1358] Charles Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Charles Mair, 1904, August Twenty Seventh 2h 0m A.M. at 219½ Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: William Mair, Joiner. Mother: Catharine Mair M. S. Pirie, married 1901 December 27th in Seafield. Informant: William Mair, Father. Registered: 1904, September 10th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  10. [S4121] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1905-1906, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1905-1906 - Parish of Rathven, Page 384, "Special Water and Scavenging District of Portknockie, No. 3260, Description: House, Situation: 218 Portknockie, Proprietor: John Pirie, "King", fisherman, 428 Portknockie, Occupier: Wm Mair, joiner, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 8s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £4 0s 0d."
  11. [S996] Harry Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Harry Mair, 1906, December Eighth 2h 0m A.M. at 219½ Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: William Mair, House Carpenter. Mother: Catherine Mair M. S. Pirie, married 1901, December 27th, Seafield. Informant: William Mair, Father. Registered: 1906 December 22nd at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  12. [S2065] Elsie Donaldson née Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Elsie Donaldson (Married to John Donaldson, Fisherman), died 1923, June Third 7h 30m P.M. at 1 Blantyre Pl., Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 61 years. Father: Alexander Mair "Shavie", Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Georgina Mair M.S. Mair (Deceased). Cause of death: Senile Decay, as cert. by J. Geddes Smith M.B. Ch.B. Informant: William Mair, Brother, 14 Harbour Pl., Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1923, June 4th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."