Joseph Mair

M, #2156, b. 15 May 1884
     Joseph Mair was born on 15 May 1884 at 5 Fountain Street, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of George Mair and Euphemia Pirie. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shanker".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at 227 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Mair “Shanker”, head; Euphemia Mair “Shanker”, wife; Alexr Mair “Shanker”, son; Jas Mair "Shanker", son; Wm Mair “Shanker”, son; Maggie Mair “Shanker”, daughter; David Mair "Shanker", son; John Mair "Shanker", son; Euphemia Mair "Shanker", daughter; Helen Mair "Shanker", daughter; Joseph Mair "Shanker", son; George Mair "Shanker", son.2
He was the informant for William Mair's death at sea off Griceness, Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland, on 17 January 1905.3,4,5


  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S1555] 1891, Scottish Census, "Joseph Mair "Shanker", son, male, age 6, born in Banff, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 227 Portknockie."
  3. [S1526] William Mair, Statutory Register of Deaths in the Parish of Stronsay in the County of Orkney, "See Reg. of Cor. Ents., Vol. 1, p.28, February 13th 1905. William Mair, Fisherman (Married to Margaret Jane Wood), died 1905 January 17th, off Stronsay, Male, 32 years. Father: George Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Euphemia Mair M.S. Pirie. Cause of death: -. Informant: Joseph Mair, Brother, Portknockie. Registered: 1905, January 18th at Stronsay, O Drever, Registrar."
  4. [S4339] William Mair "Shanker", Monumental inscription, "In Memory of WILLIAM MAIR "SHANKER" who lost his life on 17 Jan. 1905 in the boat Evangeline aged 32 years."
  5. [S4340] William Mair "Shanker", Gravestone inscription data, "NM123423, William "Shanker" Mair, 28 JUN 1872 to 17 JAN 1905. Occupation : Fisherman. Date of Birth : 28 JUN 1872. Place of Birth : Portknockie. Spouse's Name : Margaret Jane Wood. Date of Marriage : 06 DEC 1901. Place of Marriage : Seafield Church Portknockie. Headstone Ref : H223. Date of Death : 17 JAN 1905. Place of Death : At sea off Orkney."