John Mair

M, #68, b. circa 1853, d. 16 December 1929
     John Mair was born circa 1853 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Mair and Mary Wood. 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. The name John Mair "Bobbin" was recorded in the registration of marriage of his daughter Margaret in 1907.2
He was listed as head of household's son 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.3
John Mair was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son 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.4
He married Margaret Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 19 December 1879.1
He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at Seafield, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair, head; Maggie Slater, wife; Mary Ann Mair, daughter.5
He was the informant for Margaret Mair's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 December 1883.6 He was the informant for James Mair's birth at 237 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 25 June 1888.7,8 He was the informant for Margaret Ann Wood's death at 223 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 29 November 1889.9,8
He was listed as head of household 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.10
He was the informant for, and present at, William Wood's death at 245 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 13 November 1898.11
He was listed as head of household 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.12
He was the informant for John Pirie's death at 446 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 February 1910.13 He was the informant for, and present at, George Mair's death at 238 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 10 March 1910.14,15
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that John Mair lived at 3 Cliff Terrace, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.16 John died on 16 December 1929 at 3 Cliff Terrace, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.17

Children of John Mair and Margaret Mair

Citations

  1. [S49] John Mair to Maggie Mair, 1879 Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "1879 on the Nineteenth day of December at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. John Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence 245 Portknockie, parents James Mair Fisherman (Deceased) and Mary Mair M.S. Wood. Maggie Mair, Fisherman's Daughter (Spinster), age 19, usual residence 234 Portknockie, parents James Mair "Slater" Fisherman and Margaret Mair M.S. Mair. Peter Brown Fr. Ch. Minister. George Mair Witness. James Mair Witness. Registered 1879 December 20th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  2. [S434] Edgar Donaldson Mair, Buckie, Moray, Information kindly supplied by Edgar Mair of Buckie, Scotland.
  3. [S708] 1861, Scottish Census, "John Mair, son, unmarried, male, age 7, born in Rathven, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 204 Portknockie."
  4. [S707] 1871, Scottish Census, "John Mair, son, single, male, age 19, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 204 Portknockie."
  5. [S705] 1881, Scottish Census, "John Mair, head, married, male, age 26, born in Rathven, Banff, fisherman."
  6. [S80] Margaret Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Mair, 1883, December Fifteenth 5h 0m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield, Rathven, Female. Father: John Mair "Bobbin", Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Slater, married 1879 December 19th in Seafield. Informant: John Mair "Bobbin", father. Registered: 1883, December 20th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S3394] James Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Mair, 1888, June Twenty-Fifth 1h 0m A.M. at 237 Portknockie, Seafield, (Rathven), Male. Father: John Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Mair M. S. Mair - Slater, married 1879 December 29th (sic) in Seafield. Informant: John Mair, Father. Registered: 1888, July 14th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  8. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  9. [S3182] Margaret Ann Mair née Wood, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Ann Mair (Married to George Mair Bobbin "Riach"), died 1889, November Twenty-Ninth 12h 30m A.M. at 223 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 29 years. Father: James Wood "Buckie" Fisherman, Mother: Catharine Wood M.S. Wood "Doo". Cause of death: Morbus Cordis, 2 years, Acute congestion of lungs, 2 hours, as cert. by S. Clark M.D. Informant: John Mair, Brother-in-law, 273 Portknockie. Registered: 1889, November 29th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  10. [S39] 1891, Scottish Census, "John Mair "Bobin", head, married, male, age 37, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, on own account, resident at 237 Portknockie."
  11. [S2337] William Wood "Buckie", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Wood "Buckie", Fisherman (Married to Margaret Mair "Bobbin"), died 1898, November Thirteenth 11h 30m P.M. at 245 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 36 years. Father: James Wood "Buckie", Fisherman. Mother: Catharine Wood M.S. Wood "Doo" (Deceased). Cause of death: Pulmonary Phthisis, 6 months, as cert. by Thos. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: John Mair, Brother-in-law, 237 Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1898, November 14th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  12. [S704] 1901, Scottish Census, "John Mair, head, married, male, age 48, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 237 Portknockie."
  13. [S44] John Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Pirie (Single), died 1910, February Fifteenth 11h 0m P.M. at 446 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 5 weeks. Father: Alexander Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Margaret Pirie M.S. Mair. Cause of death: Catarrh of stomach and intestines, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: John Mair, Grandfather, 237 Portknockie. Registered: 1910, February 16th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  14. [S7530] George Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "George Mair, Fisherman (Married to Margaret Smith; previously to Margaret Wood), died 1910, March Tenth 5h 0m A.M. at 238 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 53 years, Father: James Mair Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Mary Mair M.S. Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: Influenza, Intestinal Obstruction, as Cert. by J. Geddes Pirie M.B.C.M., Informant: John Mair, Brother, 237 Portknockie (Present), Registered: 1910, March 10th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  15. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  16. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 76: PORTKNOCKIE, "Mair, John, 3 Cliff Terrace", page 111: PORTKNOCKIE, CLIFF TERRACE, "3, John Mair, "Bobbin", fisherman."
  17. [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."