John Mair

M, #7474, b. 23 March 1827, d. 23 November 1857
     John Mair was born on 23 March 1827 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Mair and Mary Wood. John Mair was baptized on 1 April 1827 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 His family was known by the tee-name of "Bids". He was a whitefisher and fisherman. He married Jean Innes at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 3 November 1849.2
He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair, head; Jean Mair, wife; Mary Mair, daughter.3
John died on 23 November 1857 at sea, off Scar Nose, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 30. He perished with the Portknockie fishing boat 'Vigilant' off Scar Nose, Portknockie during a storm. The entire crew were lost. They were George Pirie "Dodle" (skipper), John Wood "Deacon", James Mair "Bids", John Mair "Bids", James Mair "Pundlar", John Mair, John Innes, William Mair "Howdie", William Wood "Post".4,2

Children of John Mair and Jean Innes


  1. [S6006] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "John Mair, male. Birth: 23 MAR 1827. Christening: 01 APR 1827 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: James Mair. Mother: Mary Wood."
  2. [S6014] Keith Innes, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Keith Innes of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
  3. [S6154] 1851, Scottish census, "John Mair, head, married, male, age 24, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, whitefisher, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S7144] John Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Mair John, Fisherman (Married), died 1857, November Twenty-third supposed about 4h P.M. at Sea, Residence Portknockie, Male, 30 years, Father: James Mair Fisherman, Mother: Mary Mair Maiden Name Wood, Cause of death: Drowned, Burial Place: Body not found at date of Registration, Informant: James Mair, Father, 65 Portknockie, Registered: 1857, Decr. 5th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming Registrar."