Alexander Gardiner Mair

M, #2435, b. 2 January 1894, d. 2 September 1964
     Alexander Gardiner Mair was born on 2 January 1894 at 1 Campbell Street, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3,4 He was the son of John Mair and Margaret Gardiner. His family was known by the tee-name of "Cock". Alexander Gardiner Mair was a seaman at HMS Clan McBrayne. He married Catherine Wood at Council Chambers, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 6 November 1918.5,2,6,3,4 Alexander Gardiner Mair was a fisherman. He survived an attack on the Steam Trawler 'Beathwood', A 442. See the article ST Beathwood and the Fate of her Crew.7 He died on 2 September 1964 at Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 70.3,4

Children of Alexander Gardiner Mair and Catherine Wood


  1. [S1872] Alexander Gardiner Mair, Register of Births in the Burgh of Cullen in the County of Banff, "Alexander Gardiner Mair, 1894, January Second 9h 0m A.M. at 1 Campbell Street, Cullen, Male. Father: John Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Gardiner, married 1888 October 5th in Cullen. Informant: John Mair, Father. Registered: 1894, January 20th at Cullen, Geo Ross, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S1813] Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Edward and Louvine Kemp of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  4. [S1814] Edward and Hectorina Louvine Kemp, Findlay faa's fa fae "Toper" Website, Edward and Louvine Kemp's website.
  5. [S1871] Alexander Gardiner Mair to Catherine Wood, Marriage entry, "1918 on the Sixth day of November at Council Chambers, Cullen. After Banns. According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Alexr G. Mair, Seaman - HMS "Clan McBrayne" (Bachelor), age 24, usual residence 1 Campbell Street, Cullen, parents John Mair, Fisherman and Margaret Mair M.S. Gardiner. Catherine Wood, Housekeeper (Spinster), age 24, usual residence Portsoy, parents William Wood, Fisherman and Margaret Wood M.S. Mair (Deceased). Wm G.G. McLean Minister of Cullen. Alexander M. McKinnie Witness. Annie Mary Mair Witness. Registered 1918 November 6th at Cullen, John G. Dunbar Registrar."
  6. [S1826] Mike Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mike Mair of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    All but two of the crew of an Aberdeen trawler were lost when the ship was attacked by a Nazi plane off the east coast last week.
    The vessel was lying at anchor, completely blacked-out, when at about ten o’clock a German plane spotted it by the light of the moon. Engines switched off, the plane dived down and dropped one bomb which hit the trawler amid-ships and went clean through the bottom.
    Most of the crew were below, some were in bed, some at tea, and one man on deck was near the point of the explosion. The only survivors were the mate, Mr Alex. Mair (sen.), who formerly resided at Deskford Street, Cullen; and the engineer, an Aberdeen man.
    Among those lost were:- Skipper George Wood, formerly of 118 Seatown, Cullen, now residing at Aberdeen; second fisherman Alex. Mair (jun.) son of the mate, who is 25 years of age; cook Wm. George Findlay (37), 217 Seatown Cullen, only son of Mr and the late Mrs John Findlay; and Mr Alex. Pirie, 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie."