Joseph Mair

M, #1431, b. circa 1881, d. 17 January 1905
     Joseph Mair was born circa 1881 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of David Mair and Margaret McDonald. His family was known by the tee-name of "Bobbin".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at 137 New Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: David Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife; Joseph Mair, son; Catherine Mair, daughter; Alexander Mair, son; Mary Mair, daughter.1
Joseph Mair was a fisherman. He served in the crew of the Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 83 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: David Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife; Joseph Mair, son; Alexander Mair, son; May (sic) Mair, daughter; Agnes Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; Maggie Mair, daughter.2
Joseph died on 17 January 1905 at sea off Griceness, Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland. 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.

Citations

  1. [S892] 1891, Scottish Census, "Joseph Mair, son, unmarried, male, age 10, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 137 New Street."
  2. [S893] 1901, Scottish Census, "Joseph Mair, son, unmarried, male, age 20, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 83 Portknockie."