John Mair

M, #1623, b. 15 December 1863, d. 19 May 1945
     John Mair was born on 15 December 1863 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of William Mair and Ann Falconer. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shavie".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1871 census at 183 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Mair, head; Ann Mair, wife; Elspet Mair, daughter; John Mair, son; William Mair, son; Ann Mair, daughter; Alexander Mair, son.3
John Mair was a fisherman. He married Ann Smith at 17 Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 12 March 1886.2 He was the informant for Ann Mair's birth at 37 Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 18 August 1886.4,5 He married Margaret Bruce at 19 Seatown, Lossiemouth, Elgin, Scotland, on 16 December 1904.6,2 He was the informant for Ann Mair's death at 56 Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 August 1914.7,2 He was the informant for William Mair's death at 56 Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 17 July 1920.8,2 From 1919 to 1937, John Mair owned the steam drifter 'Eglantine' BF 860. From 1921 to 1945, John Mair also owned the steam drifter 'Overfall' BF 590.9,10 He was the informant for an unknown person 's death at "Park View", Barbank Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 April 1929.11,5 John Mair died on 19 May 1945 at "Park View", Barbank Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 81.2

Children of John Mair and Ann Smith

Children of John Mair and Margaret Bruce

Citations

  1. [S1123] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Mair, male. Birth: 15 DEC 1863 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Mair. Mother: Ann Falconer."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S3706] 1871, Scottish Census, "John Mair, son, male, age 8, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, scholar, resident at 183 Portknockie."
  4. [S3641] Ann Mair, Register of Births in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "Ann Mair, 1886, August Eighteenth 8h 0m P.M. at 37 Church Street, Portsoy, Female. Father: John Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Ann Mair M.S. Smith, married 1886 March 12th in Portsoy. Informant: John Mair, Father. Registered: 1886, August 31st at Portsoy, Jas. Kissach, Registrar."
  5. [S3624] Ann Campbell, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Ann Campbell of Portknockie, Moray, Scotland.
  6. [S2213] John Mair to Margaret Bruce, Statutory Register of Marriages in the Parish of Drainie in the County of Elgin, "1904, on the Sixteenth day of December at 19 Seatown, Lossiemouth, After Banns According to the Forms of the United Free Church. John Mair, Fisherman, Widower, 39 years, resident at 56 Church Street, Portsoy, Father: John Mair (sic), Fisherman, Mother: Annie Mair M.S. Falconer. Margaret Bruce, Fisherman's Daughter, Widow, 35 years, resident at 19 Seatown, Lossiemouth, Father: James Bruce, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Margaret Flett previously Bruce M.S Jappy (deceased). Matthew Leishman. William Bruce, Witness. Jane Mair, Witness. Registered: 1904, December 19th at Lossiemouth, James Hay Registrar."
  7. [S3126] Ann Mair née Falconer, Register of Deaths in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "Ann Mair, Married to William Mair, Retired Fisherman, died 1914, August Sixteenth 6h 0m A.M. at 56 Church Street, Portsoy, Female, 79 years. Father: John Falconer Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Margaret Falconer M.S. Mair (deceased). Cause of death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, 1 year 6 months, As Certified by James Reid M.B. C.M. Informant: John Mair, Son, Barbank Street, Portsoy. Registered: 1914, August 17th at Portsoy, Robert Thoms, Registrar."
  8. [S1504] William Mair, Statutory Register of Deaths in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "William Mair, Retired Fisherman, Widower of Ann Falconer. Died 1920 July Seventeenth, 1h 0m P.M., at 56 Church Street, Portsoy, Male, 86 years. Father: John Mair, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Elsie Mair M.S. Smith (deceased). Cause of death: Heart Failure. As Certified by James Reid M.B. C.M. Informant: John Mair, Son, Barbank Street, Portsoy. Registered: 1920, July 19th at Portsoy, Robert How, Registrar."
  9. [S431] David Mair, Joseph Reid, James Campbell Smith & David E Williamson Alexander S Buchan, Steam Drifters Recalled, Portgordon to Portsoy, "BF 860 EGLANTINE
    Built 1907 of steel by Mackie & Thompson of Govan (Yard Number 359) for G. Wood (Royal) Portknockie, Banffshire & W.H. Leask, Peterhead, registered in Banff (BF 860).
    Dimensions:- 95 GRT. Length 86.20 ft., Breadth 18.50 ft., Depth 9.10 ft.
    18 inch compound engine by Lidgerwood of Coatbridge. 39 hp.
    1913 W.H. Leask shares sold to G. & J. Wood & J. Chalmers.
    1914 Stranded in Loch Bracadale (Skye), but later re-floated.
    1919 Sold to J. Mair (Shavie), Portsoy, Banffshire & others.
    Requisitioned for war service 1915 to 1919, temporarily renamed GULLWING, (Pennant Number 2492), as an anti submarine net vessel fitted with a 6 pdr. anti-aircraft gun.
    1937 Sold for scrap."
  10. [S431] David Mair, Joseph Reid, James Campbell Smith & David E Williamson Alexander S Buchan, Steam Drifters Recalled, Portgordon to Portsoy, "BF 590 OVERFALL
    Built 1918 of steel by Colby of Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yard Number 94) for the Admiralty as a Standard Drifter named HMD OVERFALL (Pennant Number 3990).
    Retained on Admiralty Service until 1921.
    Dimensions:- 97 GRT. Length 86.20 ft., Breadth 18.50 ft., Depth 9.30 ft.
    18 inch triple expansion engine by Pollitt & Widgzell of Sowerby Bridge. 43 hp.
    1921 Sold to John Mair, Portsoy & others and registered in Banff (BF 590).
    1945 Sold to Yolland Bros., Milford Haven and re-registered in Lowestoft (LT 76).
    1956 Sold to G.A. Leech, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
    Requisitioned for war service 1939 to 1945 (Pennant Number FY 984) as a minesweeper.
    1960 Sold for scrap."
  11. [S4006] Maggie Jane Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "Maggie Jane Mair, Single, died 1929, April Eleventh 6h 0m P.M. at Parkview, Portsoy, Female, 14 years. Father: John Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Maggie Mair, previously Stewart, M.S. Bruce. Cause of death: (a) Otitis Media (b) Meningitis, As Certified by Florence E. McKenzie M.B. Ch.B. Portsoy. Informant: John Mair, Father. Registered: 1929, April 12th at Portsoy, James Stewart, Registrar."