Alexander Mair

M, #1119, b. 22 February 1816, d. 1 February 1885
     Alexander Mair was born on 22 February 1816 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Mair and Anne Wood. Alexander Mair was baptized on 24 February 1816 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin Shy".2 He was a whitefisher and fisherman. He married Margaret Wood at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 20 June 1839.3 He was the informant for, and present at, William Mair "Bobbin Shy"'s birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 3 March 1860.4,5,2,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 4 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Allexr Mair, head; Margret Mair, wife; Allexr Mair, son; John Mair, son; Ann Mair, daughter; James Mair, son; Margret Mair, daughter; George Mair, son; William Mair, son.7
He was the informant for Alexander Mair's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 4 February 1870.8,6 Alexander died on 1 February 1885 at 8 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 68.9,10,2

Children of Alexander Mair and Margaret Wood


  1. [S560] Alexander Mair, OPR Baptism entry, "1816 Mair Feb 24 John Mair in Portknockie had a child by his wife Ann Wood born the 22nd inst. & baptized this day named Alexander: Witnefses Alex: Mair & Alex: Mair, Jean Wood & Margt Mair."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S1360] Alexander Mair to Margaret Wood, OPR Marriage entry, "Mair & Wood 2d June 1839 Alexander Mair & Margaret Wood both in Portknockie were matrimonially contracted & after proclamations, no objections having been offered were married on the 20th instant."
  4. [S2889] William Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Mair, 1860, March Third 5h 0m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: Alexander Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair, Maiden Name Wood. Informant: Alexander Mair, father, Present. Registered: 1860, March 6th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  5. [S1371] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Mair, male. Birth: 03 MAR 1860 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Mair. Mother: Margaret Wood."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S8395] 1861, Scottish Census, "Allexr Mair, head, married, male, age 45, born in Banffshire, Rathven (Originally: Banffshire - Portknockie), whitefisher, resident at 4 Portknockie."
  8. [S6916] Alexander Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Mair (Single), died 1870, February Fourth 11h P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male, 7 months. Father: Alexander Mair "Boben" Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Wood. Cause of death: Unknown, Several Months, No Medical Attendant. Informant: Alexr Mair, Grandfather. Registered: 1870, February 5th at Farskane, Jas Cumming, Registrar."
  9. [S7869] Alexander Mair "Shy", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Mair "Shy", Fisherman (Married to Margaret Wood), died 1885, February First 2h 0m P.M. at 8 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 69 years, Father: John Mair "Bobbin" Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Ann Mair M.S. Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: Paralytic Shock and General Debility, No regular medical attendant, Informant: John Mair "Shy", Son, 18 Portknockie (Present), Registered: 1885, February 2nd at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  10. [S940] Carolyn Hatt, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Carolyn Hatt of Broadstairs, England.