Elsie Mair

F, #2106, b. 21 September 1886, d. 2 August 1950
     Elsie Mair was born illegitimate on 21 September 1886 at 207 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of William Alexander Mair and Catherine Mair.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1901 census at 191 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Mair Shavie, head; Cathrine Mair Shavie, wife; George Mair, son; Elsie Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; Aleckina Mair, daughter; David Mair, son.3
She married John Hughes Cow at Parish of Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 11 February 1925.4 As of 11 February 1925, her married name was Elsie Cow. Elsie died on 2 August 1950 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 63.4


  1. [S1516] Elsie Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Elsie Mair (Illegitimate), 1886, September Twenty-First 4h 30m A.M. at 207 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Mother: Catherine Mair "Slater", Fishergirl. Informant: Catherine Mair, Her X Mark, Mother, James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1886, October 8th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S1517] 1901, Scottish Census, "Elsie Mair, daughter, female, age 15, born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (sic), servant (general), resident at 191 Portknockie."
  4. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.