William Mair

M, #1936, b. 18 July 1885
     William Mair was born on 18 July 1885 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Mair and Catherine Sclater. His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin", "Shy" or "Bobbin Shy".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair "Bobin", head; Kate Mair "Bobin", wife; James Mair "Bobin", son; Jessie Mair "Bobin", daughter; Isabella Mair "Bobin", daughter; Wm Mair "Bobin", son.2
William Mair was a fisherman. He married Isabella Slater at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 December 1910.3,4,1

Child of William Mair and Isabella Slater


  1. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  2. [S5526] 1891, Scottish Census, "Wm Mair "Bobin", son, male, age 5, born in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, scholar, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  3. [S2360] William Mair "Bobbin" to Isabella Slater, Marriage entry, "1910 on the Fourteenth day of December at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. William Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman (Bachelor), age 25, usual residence 18 Portknockie, parents John Mair "Bobbin" "Shy", Fisherman and Catharine Mair M.S. Slater. Isabella Slater, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 24, usual residence 64 Portknockie, parents William Slater, Fisherman (Deceased) and Catharine Ann Slater M.S. Pirie (Deceased). D. Maccallum, U.F. Church, Portknockie. John Slater, Witness. Elsie Wood, Witness. Registered 1910 December 16th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.