James Mair

M, #512, b. 22 October 1820, d. 26 September 1875
     James was born at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 October 1820.1 He was the son of John Mair and Anne Wood. James Mair was baptized on 29 October 1820 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin" or "Bobbin Shy".2 He was a fisherman.
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair, 40; Ann Mair, 40; Helen Mair, 15; James Mair, 15; Ann Mair, 10; David Mair, 9; Arthur Mair, 7; George Mair, 5; Joseph Mair, 3; William Mair, 1.3
He married Mary Wood at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 27 November 1847.4
He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at Pulteney Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Mary Mair, wife; Ann Mair, daughter; James Mair, son.5

He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 204 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Mary Mair, wife; James Mair, son; John Mair, son; Mary Mair, daughter; George Mair, son.6

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 204 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Mary Mair, wife; James Mair, son; John Mair, son; Mary Ann Mair, daughter; George Mair, son; Margaret Mair, daughter.7
His family was known by the tee-name of "Tells". James died on 26 September 1875 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 54.8

Children of James Mair and Mary Wood

Citations

  1. [S562] James Mair, OPR Baptism entry, "1820 Mair 29 Oct John Mair in Portknockie had a child by his wife Ann Wood born 22 Ins. & Baptized this Day named James. Witnefses James Fraser and James (sic) in Portknockie."
  2. [S557] James Mair, OPR Baptism entry, "14th June 1850 James Mair, Bobbin, Portknockie had a child by his wife Mary Wood born on the 12th inst. and baptized this day named James; Witnefses Jas Wood senr and James Wood junr both in Portknockie."
  3. [S711] 1841, Scottish census, "James Mair, male, age 15, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S555] James Mair to Mary Wood, OPR Marriage entry, "Mair and Wood 6th Novr 1847 James Mair & Mary Wood both in Portknockie were matrimonially contracted & after proclamations no objections having been offered were married on the 27th current."
  5. [S709] 1851, Scottish census, "James Mair, head, married, male, age 30, born in Portknockie, Banff, fisher, resident at Pultney Street."
  6. [S708] 1861, Scottish census, "James Mair, head, married, male, age 40, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 204 Portknockie."
  7. [S707] 1871, Scottish census, "James Mair, head, married, male, age 50, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 204 Portknockie."
  8. [S5027] James Mair "Tells", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Mair "Tells" (Fisherman), Married to Mary Wood, died 1875, September Twenty sixth 3h 30m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield, Rathven, Male, 55 years, Father: John Mair "Bobin" Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Ann Mair M.S. Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: Tumour (Cancerous?) near stomach 3 years, Diahorrea - 4 months, as Certified by Alexander Robb M.D., Informant: James Mair, Son (Present), Registered: 1875, September 27th at Manse of Seafield, Thomas Fraser Registrar."