Helen Ann Slater

F, #3272, b. 11 August 1883
     Helen Ann Slater was born on 11 August 1883 at Vansittart Street, Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of Joseph Sclater and Catherine Mair. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Hasser".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1891 census at 254 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Joseph Slater "Hasser", head; Catherine Slater, wife; Helen Ann Slater "Hasser", daughter; Joseph Slater "Hasser", son; Catherine Slater "Hasser", daughter; Jessie Slater "Hasser", daughter.3
She married Robert Mair "Shavie" at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 19 December 1902.4,2 As of 19 December 1902, her married name was Helen Ann Mair.


  1. [S3838] Helen Ann Slater, Register of Births in the District of Wick in the County of Caithness, "Helen Ann Slater, 1883, August Eleventh 3h 0m A.M. at Vansittart Street, Pulteneytown, Female. Father: Joseph Slater, Fisherman (Domicil - Portknockie, Parish of Rathven). Mother: Catherine Slater M.S. Mair, married 1882 October 1st in Portknockie. Informant: Joseph Slater, Father. Registered: 1883, August 13th at Wick, William Miller Jr. Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S7429] 1891, Scottish census, "Helen Ann Slater "Hasser", daughter, female, age 8, born in Wick, Caithness, resident at 254 Portknockie."
  4. [S3836] Robert Mair "Shavie" to Hellen Ann Slater, Marriage entry, "1902 on the Nineteenth day of December at Seafield Church. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Robert Mair "Shavie", Fisherman (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence No. 148 Portknockie, parents William Mair "Shavie" Fisherman (Deceased) and Ann Mair M.S. Mair "Duncan". Hellen Ann Slater, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 19, usual residence No. 254 Portknockie, parents Joseph Slater Fisherman and Catharine Ann Slater M.S. Mair "Painter". James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. John Mair Witness. Joseph Slater Witness. Registered 1902 December 22nd at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."