James Mair

M, #1408, b. 5 July 1864, d. 7 July 1930
     James Mair was born on 5 July 1864 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of David Mair and Helen Donaldson. His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1871 census at 225 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: David Mair, head; Helen Mair, wife; George Mair, son; John Mair, son; David Mair, son; Jane Mair, daughter; Helen Mair, daughter; William Mair, son; James Mair, son; Ann Mair, daughter.4
James Mair was a fisherman. He married Elizabeth Sutherland at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 19 December 1890.5,3 He was the informant for Margaret Anne Mair's birth at 235 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 18 January 1897.6,3 James died on 7 July 1930 at Findochty, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 66.7,8,3 He was buried after 7 July 1930 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.9

Children of James Mair and Elizabeth Sutherland


  1. [S978] James Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Mair, 1864 July Fifth 11h P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: David Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Helen Mair M. S. Donaldson, married 1851 Oct. 17 in Portknockie. Informant: David Mair, Father, present. Registered: 1864 July 14th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S871] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "James Mair, male. Birth: 05 JUL 1864 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: David Mair. Mother: Helen Donaldson."
  3. [S816] Lynda McHardy née Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Lynda McHardy of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  4. [S874] 1871, Scottish Census, "James Mair, son, male, age 6, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 225 Portknockie."
  5. [S981] James Mair "Bobbin" to Elizabeth Sutherland, Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "1890, on the Nineteenth day of December at Seafield Church. After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. James Mair "Bobin", Fisherman (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence Portknockie, parents David Mair "Bobin" Fisherman, Helen Mair M.S. Donaldson. Elizabeth Sutherland, Fisherman's Daughter (Spinster), age 20, usual residence Findochty, parents William Sutherland Fisherman, Margaret Sutherland M.S. Flett. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. William Mair Witness. William Sutherland Witness. Registered 1890, December 20th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S994] Margaret Anne Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Anne Mair, 1897, January Eighteenth 6h 0m A.M. at 235 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: James Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman. Mother: Elizabeth Mair M. S. Sutherland, married 1890, December 19th, Seafield. Informant: James Mair Bobbin, Father. Registered: 1897 February 5th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S983] James Mair, Statutory Register of Deaths in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "See Regr. of Corr. Entries, Vol. 4, p.45, July 14th 1930. James Mair, Fisherman, Widower of Elizabeth Sutherland, died 1930 July Seventh 7h 30m A.M. on Public Road near Findochty Rly Station, usual residence 13 North Blantyre Street, Findochty, Male, 66 years. Father: David Mair Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Helen Mair M.S. Donaldson (deceased). Cause of death: -. Informant: J.S. Sutherland, Nephew, 9 New Street, Findochty. Registered: 1930, July 7th at Buckie, John W Gordon, Registrar."
  8. [S984] James Mair, Register of Corrected Entries for the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "The following Report result of a Precognition has been received touching the death of James Mair registered under No. 79 of the Register Book of Deaths for the year 1930. James Mair, 66 yrs, Male. Died About 7.30 a.m. on 7th July 1930 on the public road near Findochty Railway Bridge, Rathven Parish, Banffshire. Cause of Death: Natural Causes probably Syncope due to cardiac failure as certified by Alexander Scott-Paterson M.B.C.M. Certified by Samuel Riach, Procurator Fiscal. Procurator Fiscal's Office, Banff, 12th July 1930. At Buckie, 14th July 1930, John W Gordon, Registrar."
  9. [S985] James Mair, Gravestone inscription data, "NM122709, James Mair, c. 1864 to 07 JUL 1930. Date of Birth : c. 1864. Spouse's Name : Elizabeth Sutherland. Headstone Ref : H22. Date of Death : 07 JUL 1930. Place of Death : FINDOCHTY."