William Mair

M, #1344, b. 2 December 1828, d. 14 April 1912
     William Mair was born on 2 December 1828 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of George Mair and Jean Watson. William Mair was baptized on 9 December 1828 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin".
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jean Mair, 55; George Mair, 25; Margt Mair, 20; Wm Mair, 12; Jean Mair, 12; John Mair, 9.3
He was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at North Extremity, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Mair, head; Jean Mair, wife; David Mair, son; William Mair, son; John Mair, son; Caithren Mair, servant.4
He married Ann Wood at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 December 1857.5,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 125 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Mair, head; Ann Mair, wife; Isabella Mair, daughter.7
He was the informant for, and present at, George Mair's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 January 1862.8,9 He was the informant for James Mair's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 June 1867.10,11,2
He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 125 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Mair, head; Ann Wood Mair, wife; Isabella Mair, daughter; James Mair, son; William Mair, son.12

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 158 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Mair, head; Ann Mair, wife; Isabella Mair, daughter; George Mair, son; James Mair, son; William Mair, son; Jane Ann Mair, daughter; Margaret H Mair, daughter; Isabella Wood, sister-in-law.13

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Wm Mair "Bobin", head; Ann Mair "Bobin", wife; Isabella Mair "Bobin", daughter; Jas Mair "Bobin", son; Wm Mair "Bobin", son; Jane Ann Mair "Bobin", daughter; Margaret Mair "Bobin", daughter; Isabella Wood, sister-in-law.14
He was the informant for William Mair's death at 158 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 3 May 1891.15,2
The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1895-1896 shows that William Mair "Bobbin" was owner occupier of 158 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.16 William died on 14 April 1912 at 153 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 83.17,2 He was buried after 14 April 1912 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Moray, Scotland.18

Children of William Mair and Ann Wood

Citations

  1. [S809] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Mair, male. Birth: 02 DEC 1828. Christening: 09 DEC 1828 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Mair. Mother: Jean Watson."
  2. [S816] Lynda McHardy née Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Lynda McHardy of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  3. [S876] 1841, Scottish Census, "Wm Mair, male, age 12, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S860] 1851, Scottish Census, "William Mair, son, unmarried, male, age 25, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisher."
  5. [S1259] William Mair to Ann Wood, Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "On the Fifth Day of December 1857 at Seafield Church, Marriage (after Banns) was solemnised between us according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Mair, age 29, usual residence Portknockie, Fisherman (Bachelor), parents George Mair Fisherman and Jane Mair Maiden Name Watson. Ann Wood, Her X Mark, James Wood Witness, James Mair Witness, age 21, usual residence Portknockie, (Spinster), parents William Wood Fisherman and Isabella Wood Maiden Name Falconer. Jas. Ledingham Minr. James Mair Witness, James Wood Witness. The above Marriage was Registered by me at Portknockie, on the Seventh day of December, 1857. James Cumming Registrar."
  6. [S808] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Mair, male. Spouse: Ann Wood. Marriage: 05 DEC 1857, Seafield, Banff, Scotland."
  7. [S917] 1861, Scottish Census, "William Mair, head, married, male, age 32, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 125 Portknockie."
  8. [S807] George Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "George Mair, 1862, January Fifteenth 5h 30m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: William Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Ann Mair M. S. Wood, married 1857 Decr 5 in Portknockie. Informant: William Mair, Father, present. Registered: 1862, Jany 18th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  9. [S805] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "George Mair, male. Birth: 15 JAN 1862 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Mair. Mother: Ann Wood."
  10. [S979] James Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Mair, 1867, June Sixteenth 10h A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: William Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Ann Mair M. S. Wood, married 1857 Decr. 5 Portknockie. Informant: William Mair, Father, not present. Registered: 1867 June 29th at Farskane, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  11. [S818] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "James Mair, male. Birth: 16 Jun 1867 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Mair. Mother: Ann Wood."
  12. [S918] 1871, Scottish Census, "William Mair, head, married, male, age 41, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 125 Portknockie."
  13. [S924] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Mair, head, married, male, age 52, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 158 Portknockie."
  14. [S5525] 1891, Scottish Census, "Wm Mair "Bobin", head, married, male, age 62, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  15. [S2416] William Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Mair (Single), died 1891, May Third 7h 20m P.M. at 158 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 3 months, Father: George Mair "Bobbin" Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Mair "Dear", Cause of death: Enteritis, 3 Days, Acute Congestion of Lungs, 1 Day, as Cert. by S. Clark M.D.C.M., Informant: William Mair, Grandfather, Registered: 1891, May 4th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  16. [S4095] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1895-1896, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1895-96 - Parish of Rathven, Page 372, "Special Water District of Portknockie, No. 2785, Description: House, Situation: 158 Portknockie, Proprietor: William Mair, "Bobbin", fisherman, Occupier: Proprietor, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 15s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £5 0s 0d."
  17. [S938] William Mair "Bobbin", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Mair "Bobbin" Fisherman (Pensioner) (Married to Ann Wood), died 1912, April Fourteenth 11h 55m P.M. at 153 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 74 years (sic), Father: George Mair "Bobbin" Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Jane Mair M.S. Watson (Deceased), Cause of death: General Paralysis, Cerebral Apoplexy, as Cert. by J. MacHardy M.B.C.M., Informant: George Mair, Son, 59 Portknockie, present, Registered: 1912, April 15th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  18. [S827] William Mair "Bobbin", Gravestone inscription data, "NM123428, William "Bobbin" Mair, c. 1828 to 15 APR (sic) 1912. Occupation : Fisherman. Date of Birth : c. 1828. Spouse's Name : Ann Wood. Headstone Ref : H134. Date of Death : 15 APR (sic) 1912."