William Alexander Mair

M, #2408, b. 25 June 1864, d. 18 April 1889
     William Alexander Mair was born on 25 June 1864 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of Joseph Mair and Elspet Wood. His family was known by the tee-name of "Pim".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1871 census at 196 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Joseph Mair, head; Elspet Mair, wife; John Mair, son; George Mair, son; Ann Mair, daughter; William A Mair, son.4
William Alexander Mair was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 233 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Joseph Mair "Pim", head; Elsie Wood, wife; Arthur Mair "Pim", son; Ann Mair "Pim", daughter; Wm. Alex Mair "Pim", son.5
He married Catherine Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 3 December 1886.6,3 William died on 18 April 1889 at sea about 10 miles off Shetland, Scotland, at age 24.3

Children of William Alexander Mair and Catherine Mair

Citations

  1. [S2180] William Alexander Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Alexander Mair, 1864, June Twenty-fifth 8h P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: Joseph Mair, Fishcurer. Mother: Elspet Mair M. S. Wood, married 1847 Oct. 12. in Portknockie. Informant: Joseph Mair, Father, Not present. Registered: 1864, July 2nd at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S1795] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Alexander Mair, male. Birth: 25 JUN 1864 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Joseph Mair. Mother: Elspet Wood."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S6553] 1871, Scottish Census, "William A Mair, son, male, age 7, born in Banffshire, scholar, resident at 196 Portknockie."
  5. [S6554] 1881, Scottish Census, "Wm. Alex. Mair "Pim", son, unmarried, male, age 16, born in Rathven, Banff, fisherman, resident at 233 Portknockie."
  6. [S1796] William Alexander Mair to Catherine Mair, Marriage entry, "1886 on the Third day of December at Portknockie. After Banns According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Alexr. Mair "Pim", Fisherman (Bachelor), age 22, usual residence Portknockie, parents Joseph Mair "Pim" Fisherman and Elsie Mair M.S. Wood. Catherine Mair, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Mair "Slater" Fisherman and Catharine Mair M.S. Mair "Edzie". James McIntyre Minister of Seafield. Alexr. Mair Witness. George Mair Witness. Registered 1886 December 4th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."