James Mair

M, #7477, b. 29 July 1820, d. 23 November 1857
     James Mair was born on 29 July 1820.1 He was the son of James Mair and Mary Wood. James Mair was baptized on 3 August 1820 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 His family was known by the tee-name of "Bids". He was a fisherman. James died on 23 November 1857 at sea, off Scar Nose, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 37. 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".3,2


  1. [S6007] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "James Mair, male. Birth: 29 JUL 1820. Christening: 03 AUG 1820 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. [S7143] James Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Mair James, Fisherman (Married), died 1857, November Twenty-third supposed about 4h P.M. at Sea, Residence Portknockie, Male, 36 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."