John Mair

M, #66, b. 6 June 1885, d. 14 April 1962
John Mair "Mull" or "Bobbin" (1885-1962)
     John Mair was born on 6 June 1885 at 237 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Mair and Margaret Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Mull" or "Bobbin". According to Edgar Donaldson Mair, the Tee-name was actually "Mull", but often "Bobbin" was used instead.2
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at 237 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair “Bobin”, head; Maggie Mair “Bobin”, wife; Mary Ann Mair “Bobin”, daughter; Maggie Mair, daughter; John Mair “Bobin”, son; James Mair “Bobin”, son; George Mair, son.3

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 237 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife; Mary Ann Mair, daughter; Margaret Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; James Mair, son; George Mair, son; Fanny Mair, daughter.4
John Mair was a fisherman. He married Margaret Donaldson at The Grand Hotel, South Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, on 10 September 1912.5 He was the informant for John Alexander Mair's birth at 273 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 February 1913.6,7 He was the informant for James George Donaldson Mair's birth at 273 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 26 February 1914.8,7 He was the informant for Edgar Reuben Donaldson Mair's birth at 6 Station Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 26 January 1920.9,10,11,7 He was the informant for Margaret Pirie's death at 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 19 February 1922.12 The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that John Mair lived at 6 Station Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. The house was called 'Fleur-de-Lys.13' He was the informant for, and present at, John Mair's death at 3 Cliff Terrace, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 December 1929.14 John died on 14 April 1962 at 6 Station Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 76.15,7,10,16 His body was interred after 14 April 1962 at Portknockie, Moray, Scotland, at Hillhead Cemetery.16

Children of John Mair and Margaret Donaldson

Citations

  1. [S1395] John Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Mair, 1885, June Sixth 1h 30m P.M. at 237 Portknockie, Seafield, (Rathven), Male. Father: John Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Mair "Slater", married 1879 December 19th in Seafield. Informant: Margaret Mair, Mother. Registered: 1885, June 20th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S434] Edgar Donaldson Mair, Buckie, Moray, Information kindly supplied by Edgar Mair of Buckie, Scotland.
  3. [S39] 1891, Scottish census, "John Mair "Bobin", son, male, age 5, born in Rathven, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 237 Portknockie."
  4. [S704] 1901, Scottish census, "John Mair, son, single, male, age 15, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 237 Portknockie."
  5. [S1401] John Mair, Margaret Donaldson, "1912, on the Tenth day of September, at The Grand Hotel, South Street, Elgin. After Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. John Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), 27 years, resident at 237 Portknockie, Father: John Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Slater (sic). Margaret Donaldson, Fisher Girl (Spinster), 26 years, resident at 273 Portknockie, Father: James Donaldson, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Annie Donaldson M.S Mair "Dear". James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield Parish. Fanny Mair, Witness. James Donaldson, Witness. Registered 1912 September 10th at Elgin. Eric(?) Cameron, assist. Registrar."
  6. [S7554] John Alexander Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Alexander Mair, 1913, February Seventh 10h P.M. at 273 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: John Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Donaldson, married 1912 September 10th in Elgin. Informant: John Mair, Father. Registered: 1913, February 22nd at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  8. [S7543] James George Donaldson Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James George Donaldson Mair, 1914, February Twenty Sixth 11h 30m P.M. at 273 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: John Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Donaldson, married 1912 September 10th in Elgin. Informant: John Mair, Father. Registered: 1914, March 10th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  9. [S7598] Edgar Reuben Donaldson Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Edgar Reuben Donaldson Mair, 1920, January Twenty Sixth 3h P.M. at 6 Station Rd., Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: John Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Donaldson, married 1912 September 12th in Elgin. Informant: John Mair, Father. Registered: 1920, February 7th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  10. [S776] Edgar Donaldson Mair, Buckie, Moray, Information kindly supplied by Edgar Mair of Buckie, Scotland.
  11. [S7560] Edgar Reuben Donaldson Mair, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Births, Registration District of Seafield, Surname: Mair. Forename: Edgar R Donaldson. Gender: Male. Year: 1920. Ref: 167/ 11. Registration District Name: Seafield.
  12. [S40] Margaret Pirie née Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Pirie, (Married to Alexander Pirie, Fisherman), died 1922, February Nineteenth 11h P.M. at 28 Seafield St., Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 38 years. Father: John Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Mair "Slater". Cause of death: Sudden Heart Failure, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: John Mair, Brother, 6 Station Road, Portknockie. Registered: 1922, February 20th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  13. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 76: PORTKNOCKIE, "Mair, John, 6 Station Road", page 113: PORTKNOCKIE, STATION ROAD, "6, John Mair, "Bobbin", fisherman."
  14. [S1396] John Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Mair, Fisherman (Retired), Widower of Margaret Mair, died 1929, December Sixteenth 0h 20m P.M. at 3 Cliff Terrace, Portknockie, Male, 77 years. Father: James Mair, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Mary Mair M.S. Wood. Cause of death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, as cert. by J. Geddes Smith M.A., M.B., Ch.B., Buckie. Informant: John Mair, Son, 6 Station Road, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1929, December 17th at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."
  15. [S3771] John Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "John Mair, Fisherman (Retired), (Married to Margaret Donaldson), died 1962, April Fourteenth 11h 0m P.M. at 6 Station Road, Portknockie, Male, 76 years. Father: John Mair, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Slater (sic) (Deceased). Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis, As Cert. by J.G. Sutherland M.B. Ch.B. Informant: John A. Mair, Son, 7 Seafield Street, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1962, April 16th at Buckie, G.B. Murray, Asst. Registrar. JD Reg."
  16. [S495] John Mair and Margaret Mair (née Donaldson), Monumental inscription, "In loving memory of our dear parents JOHN MAIR died 14th April 1962 aged 76 years and his beloved wife MARGARET DONALDSON died 29th October 1972 aged 87 years TILL WE MEET AGAIN."