James Mair

M, #6600, b. circa 1819
     James Mair was born circa 1819 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of James Mair and Helen Pirie. His family was known by the tee-name of "Duncan". James Mair was a whitefisher and fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at 88 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Helen Mair, wife; James Mair, son; Mary Mair, daughter; Alexander Mair, son; David Mair, son.1
He married Ann Smith at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 November 1863.2

Child of James Mair and Ann Smith


  1. [S8279] 1851, Scottish census, "James Mair, son, unmarried, male, age 32, born in Banffshire Portknockie, whitefisher, resident at 88 Portknockie."
  2. [S5962] James Mair to Ann Smith, Marriage entry, "1863 on the Seventh day of November at Portknockie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. James Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 35, usual residence Portknockie, parents James Mair Fisherman (Deceased) and Helen Mair M.S. Pirie. Ann Smith, Her X Mark, Kenneth McDonald Witness, Robert Sclater Witness, (Spinster), age 30, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Smith Merchant-Tailor and Margaret Smith M.S. Pirie (Deceased). George Henderson Par. Minr. of Cullen. Kenneth McDonald, Witness. Robert Sclater, Witness. Registered 1863 Nov 9th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming Registrar."