Alexander Mair

M, #5801, b. 20 November 1873, d. 1 December 1947
     Alexander Mair was born on 20 November 1873 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of Francis William Mair and Ann Flett. His family was known by the tee-name of "Slater" or "Frank".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 128 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Francis Mair, head; Ann Mair, wife; Margaret Mair, daughter; Alexander Mair, son; Ann Mair, daughter; Francis G. Mair, son; John Mair, son; Robert Slater, Nephew; Margaret Ferguson, servant.4
Alexander Mair was a fisherman. He married Jessie Ann Pirie at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 10 September 1902.5,3
The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1915-1916 shows that Alexander Mair "Slater" or "Frank" was owner occupier of 418 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.6 Alexander died on 1 December 1947 at age 74.7 He was buried after 1 December 1947 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.7

Children of Alexander Mair and Jessie Ann Pirie


  1. [S4633] Alexander Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Mair, 1873, November Twentieth 6h 0m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: Francis Mair Fisherman. Mother: Ann Mair M. S. Flett, married 1869 October r. in Portknockie, District of Seafield. Informant: Francis Mair, Father. Registered: 1873, November 27th at Farskane, James Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S4538] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Mair, male. Birth: 20 NOV 1873 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Francis Mair. Mother: Ann Flett."
  3. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  4. [S8337] 1881, Scottish Census, "Alexander Mair, son, male, age 8, born in Portknockie, Banff, scholar, resident at 128 Portknockie."
  5. [S5166] Alexander Mair to Jessie Ann Pirie, Marriage entry, "1902, On the Tenth day of September at Seafield Church, Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Alex. Mair Fisherman (Bachelor), Age 29, Usual residence: No. 418 Portknockie, Father: Francis Mair "Slater" Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Annie Mair M.S. Flett (Deceased). Jessie Ann Pirie Fishergirl (Spinster), Age 24, Usual residence: No. 236 Portknockie, Father: William Pirie "Wildie" Fisherman, Mother: Ann Pirie M.S Mair. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. William Pirie Witness, James Wood Witness. Registered: 1902 September 11th At Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S4582] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1915-1916, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1915-1916 - Parish of Rathven, Page 385, "Police Burgh of Portknockie, No. 3760, Description: House, Situation: 418 Portknockie, Proprietor: Alexander Mair, "Slater", Occupier: Proprietor, Yearly Rent or Value: £8 0s 0d."
  7. [S4675] Jessie Ann Pirie, Francis Mair, James Mair and William John Mair Alexander Mair, Monumental inscription, "In loving memory of JESSIE ANN PIRIE who died 3rd July 1947 aged 68 years beloved wife of ALEXANDER MAIR who died 1st December 1947 aged 74 years, and sons FRANCIS who died 23rd July 1975 aged 72 years, JAMES MAIR who died 27th March 1996 aged 78 years, WILLIAM JOHN MAIR who died 9th August 2000 aged 80 years."