William Mair

M, #8373, b. 14 August 1817, d. 23 November 1857
     William Mair was born on 14 August 1817.1 He was the son of William Mair and Katharine Wood. William Mair was baptized on 21 August 1817 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was a fisherman. His family was known by the tee-name of "Howdie". William died on 23 November 1857 at sea, off Scar Nose, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 40. 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".2,3


  1. [S7153] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "William Mair, male. Birth: 14 AUG 1817. Christening: 21 AUG 1817 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Mair. Mother: Katharine Wood."
  2. [S7154] William Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Mair William, Fisherman (Married), died 1857, November Twenty-third supposed about 4h P.M. at Sea, Residence Portknockie, Male, 40 years, Father: William Mair Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Catherine Mair Maiden Name Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: Drowned, Burial Place: Body not found at date of Registration, Informant: James Mair, Brother, 65 Portknockie, Registered: 1857, Decr. 5th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  3. [S6014] Keith Innes, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Keith Innes of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.