William Mair

M, #7418, b. 5 September 1897
     William Mair was born on 5 September 1897 at 91 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of William Mair and Mary Jessie Rannie Lee. His family was known by the tee-name of "Cock".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 91 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Mair, head; Mary Mair, wife; Ann Wood, mother-in-law; William Mair, son.3
William Mair was a fisherman. He married Jane Smith at 1 Bridge Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 December 1924.4,2


  1. [S5918] William Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Mair, 1897, September Fifth 3h 0m A.M. at 91 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: William Mair "Cock", Fisherman. Mother: Mary Mair M. S. Lee, married 1893 October 21st in Seafield. Informant: William Mair Cock, Father. Registered: 1897, September 7th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S6861] 1901, Scottish Census, "William Mair, son, male, age 3, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 91 Portknockie."
  4. [S5922] William Mair to Jane Smith, Marriage entry, "1924 on the Fifth day of December at No. 1 Bridge Street, Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. William Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 27, usual residence 1 Bridge Street, Portknockie, parents William Mair "Cock" Fisherman and Mary Mair M.S. Lee (Deceased). Jane Smith, At Home (Spinster), age 24, usual residence 21 Wilson Street, Thurso, parents George Smith, Tailor - Master and Jane Smith M.S. Chadwick (Deceased). D. MacCallum, U.F. Church, Portknockie. George MacGregor, 1 Bridge Street, Portknockie, Witness. Nellie Mair, 1 Bridge Street, Portknockie, Witness. Registered 1924 December 8th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."