John Bruce Sclater

M, #1844, b. 19 January 1851, d. 13 April 1931
     John Bruce Sclater was born on 19 January 1851 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of James Sclater and Ann Sutherland.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at Slack Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Sclater, head; Ann Sclater, wife; John Bruce Sclater, son.3
John Bruce Sclater was also known as John Bruce Slater. His family was known by the tee-name of "Hasser".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at 217 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Sclater, head; Ann Sclater, wife; John Bruce Sclater, son; James Sclater, son; Ann Sclater, daughter; Helen Sclater, daughter; James M. Collie, lodger.4
He was a boat builder, fisherman and carpenter. He married Ann Bruce at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 18 June 1881.5,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 274 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Bruce Slater, head; Ann Mair Slater, wife; Maggie Wood Slater, daughter; Hellen Ann Slater, daughter; James Slater, son; John A Slater, son; Mary Mair Slater, daughter; Wm Slater, son; Ethel Slater, daughter.7

The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that John Bruce Sclater lived at 19 Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.8 John died on 13 April 1931 at 19 Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 80.9 He was buried after 13 April 1931 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.2

Children of John Bruce Sclater and Ann Mair

Citations

  1. [S3964] Brian Paxton, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Brian Paxton of Cape Town, South Africa.
  2. [S1958] John Bruce Slater, Gravestone inscription data, "NM174945, John Bruce Slater, c. 1851 to 13 APR 1931. Date of Birth : c. 1851. Spouse's Name : Ann Mair. Headstone Ref : H189. Date of Death : 13 APR 1931."
  3. [S1265] 1851, Scottish Census, "John Bruce Sclater, son, male, age 2 months, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, tailor's son, resident in Slacks Road."
  4. [S3962] 1861, Scottish Census, "John Bruce Sclater, son, unmarried, male, age 10, born in Rathven, Banffshire, Scholar, resident at 217 Portknockie."
  5. [S3256] John Bruce Slater to Ann Bruce née Mair, Marriage entry, "1881 on the Eighteenth day of June at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. John Bruce Slater, Journeyman Boat Builder (Bachelor), age 30, usual residence Portknockie, parents James Slater Jobbing-Tailor and Ann Slater M.S. Sutherland. Ann Bruce, Dressmaker (Widow), age 31, usual residence Portknockie, parents Alexander Mair Fisherman and Margaret Mair M.S. Wood. Peter Brown, F. Ch. Minister. David Wood Witness. Wm. Sutherland Witness. Registered 1881 June 20th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S5956] 1901, Scottish Census, "John Bruce Slater, head, married, male, age 50, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman & carpenter, resident at 274 Portknockie."
  8. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 78: PORTKNOCKIE, "Slater, John B., 19 Church St.", page 111: PORTKNOCKIE, CHURCH STREET, "19, J.B. Slater, fisherman; William Slater."
  9. [S1957] John Bruce Slater, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Bruce Slater, Fisherman (Retired), Widower of Ann Mair "Bobbin", died 1931, April Thirteenth 4h 30m P.M. at 19 Church Street, Portknockie, Male, 80 years. Father: James Slater, Tailor (Deceased), Mother: Ann Slater M.S. Sutherland (Deceased). Cause of death: Arterio-Sclerosis, Chronic Eczema, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B., C.M. Cullen. Informant: John Alex. Slater, Son, 8 Station Road, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1931, April 14th at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."