Catharine Mair

F, #225, b. 30 August 1904, d. 9 February 1980
     Catharine Mair was born on 30 August 1904 at 323 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Mair and Elspet Runcie. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin" or "Bobbin Shy".2 Catherine was known as 'Kitty.' She was a witness at John Mair and Jane Wood's wedding at United Free Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 December 1924.3,4 She married James Pirie at 2 Commerce Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, on 11 March 1926.5,2,6 As of 11 March 1926, her married name was Catherine Pirie. She was the informant for John Pirie's birth at 5 High Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 12 June 1926.4 She was the informant for William Pirie's birth at 12 Springbank Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 25 July 1937.4 Catherine died on 9 February 1980 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 75.4

Children of Catharine Mair and James Pirie


  1. [S1357] Catharine Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catharine Mair, 1904, August Thirtieth 1h 30m A.M. at 323 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: John Mair "Shy", Fisherman. Mother: Elsie Mair M. S. Runcie, married 1898 November 26th in Seafield. Informant: John Mair Shy, Father. Registered: 1904, September 3D at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  3. [S3765] John Mair to Jane Wood, Marriage entry, "1924 on the Fifth day of December at The United Free Church, Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. John Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 23, usual residence 5 Station Street, Portknockie, parents John Mair "Bobbin" Fisherman and Elizabeth Mair M.S. Runcie. Jane Wood, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 24, usual residence 21 Reidhaven Street, Portknockie, parents John Wood Fisherman and Helen Wood M.S. Donaldson. D. Maccallum, U. F. Church, Portknockie. George Wood, 21 Reidhaven Street, Portknockie, Witness. Catharine Mair, 5 Station Street, Portknockie, Witness. Registered 1924 December 8th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  5. [S1356] James Pirie, Catherine Mair, "1926, on the Eleventh day of March, at 2 Commerce Street, Elgin. By declaration, in the presence of William Pirie, 10 Seafield Street, Portknockie, and John Mair, Station Road, Portknockie. James Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), 22 years, resident at 10 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Father: John Pirie, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Mary Pirie M.S. Buchan. Catherine Mair, Fish Worker (Spinster), 21 years, resident at Station Road, Portknockie, Father: John Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Elsie Mair M.S Runcie. Warrant of Sheriff-substitute of Elginshire, dated 11th March 1926. Registered 1926 March 11th at Elgin. Alex. Allan Registrar."
  6. [S777] Anne Elizabeth Mair, Neil Alexander Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Anne Mair of Aberdeen, Scotland.