Alexander Mair

M, #1275, b. 25 September 1866, d. 17 January 1905
     Alexander Mair was born on 25 September 1866 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of Alexander Mair and Georgina Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shavie".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1871 census at 134 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Mair, head; Georgia (sic) Mair, wife; John Mair, son; Jean (sic) Mair, daughter; Elsbet (sic) Mair, daughter; Ann Mair, daughter; Alex Mair, son; James Mair, son.3

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 261 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jessie Mair "Shavie", daughter (head); Ann Mair "Shavie", daughter; Alexr Mair "Shavie", son; James Mair "Shavie", son; Helen Mair "Shavie", daughter; William Mair "Shavie", son.4
Alexander Mair was a fisherman. He served in the crew of the Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952. He married Barbara Ann Masson at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 September 1894.5,2 He was the informant for Helen Mair's birth at 187 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 April 1899.6,2
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 261 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Mair "Shavie", head; Barbara A Mair, wife; Georgina Mair, daughter; Barbara A Mair, daughter; Hellen Mair, daughter; Alex Mair, father.7
He was the informant for Alexander Mair's birth at 261 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 6 August 1901.8,2 Alexander died on 17 January 1905 at Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland, at age 38. He perished with the Portknockie Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952 that was wrecked off Stronsay during a great storm. The entire crew were lost. His body was not recovered. See the article The Loss of the 'Evangeline' in 1905.2

Children of Alexander Mair and Barbara Ann Masson

Citations

  1. [S909] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Mair, male. Birth: 25 SEP 1866 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Mair. Mother: Georgina Mair."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S912] 1871, Scottish Census, "Alex Mair, son, male, age 4, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, resident at 134 Portknockie."
  4. [S1347] 1881, Scottish Census, "Alexr Mair Shavie, son, unmarried, male, age 14, born in Rathven, Banff, fisherman's son, resident at 261 Portknockie."
  5. [S1319] Alexander Mair to Barbara Ann Masson, Marriage entry, "1894 on the Fourteenth day of September at Seafield Church. After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Alexr Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence Portknockie, Seafield, parents Alexander Mair Fisherman and Georgina Mair M.S. Mair (Deceased). Barbara Ann Masson, Domestic Servant (Spinster), age 20, usual residence Portknockie, Seafield, parents John Masson Farm Servant (Deceased) and Georgina Allen or Mair "Bo" Domestic Servant (Farm House). James McIntyre Minister of Seafield. William Mair Witness. James A. Mair Witness. Registered 1894 September 14th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S2385] Helen Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Mair, 1899, April Fourteenth 10h 30m P.M. at 187 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: Alexander Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Barbara Ann Mair M. S. Mason, married 1894 September 13th in Seafield. Informant: Alexander Mair, Father. Registered: 1899, April 17th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S916] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alex Mair "Shavie", head, married, male, age 34, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 261 Portknockie."
  8. [S3366] Alexander Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Mair, 1901, August Sixth 5h 30m A.M. at 261 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: Alexander Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Barbara Ann Mair M. S. Masson, married 1894 September 14th in Seafield. Informant: Alexander Mair, Father. Registered: 1901, August 17th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."