Joseph Mair

M, #1627, b. 12 June 1874, d. 24 June 1949
     Joseph Mair was born on 12 June 1874 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of William Mair and Ann Falconer. His family was known by the tee-name of "Shavie". Joseph Mair was a fisherman. He married Mary Findlay at Seatown, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 December 1899.4,3 He was the informant for Annie Mair's birth at Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 April 1900.5,6,3 He married Jane Wood at 54 Castle Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, on 18 September 1929.7,3 From 1922 to 1941, Joseph Mair was joint owner of the steam drifter 'Boy Andrew' BF 592, which in 1936 was the first winner of the Prunier Herring Trophy. Contrary to several sources, he was not the skipper and not involved in the fishing that landed the prize catch.8,9 He was the informant for Elspet Mair's death at 56 Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 17 December 1940.10,3 Joseph died on 24 June 1949 at Mount Pleasant, Schoolhendry Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 75.11,3

Children of Joseph Mair and Mary Findlay

Citations

  1. [S1784] Joseph Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Joseph Mair, 1874, June Twelfth 7h 30m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: William Mair Fisherman. Mother: Ann Mair M. S. Falconer, married 1859 December 8th in Portknockie, Seafield. Informant: William Mair, Father. Registered: 1874, June 30th at Farskane, James Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S1128] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Joseph Mair, male. Birth: 12 JUN 1874 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Mair. Mother: Ann Falconer."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S1785] Joseph Mair to Mary Findlay, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "1899, on the Fifteenth day of December at Seatown, Portsoy, after Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Joseph Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), 25 years, resident at Church Street, Portsoy, Father: William Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Ann Mair M.S. Falconer. Mary Findlay, Domestic Servant (Spinster), 25 years, resident at Seatown, Portsoy, Father: Henry Findlay, Fisherman, Mother: Ann Findlay M.S Slater. A.M. Gibson, Minr of Portsoy. Jessie Mair Witness. Alexander Findlay Witness. Registered: 1899, December 15th at Portsoy, Robert Thom Registrar."
  5. [S1502] Annie Mair, Register of Births in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "Annie Mair, 1900, April Eleventh 11h 0m P.M. at Church Street, Portsoy, Female. Father: Joseph Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Mary Mair M. S. Findlay, married 1899 December 15th in Portsoy. Informant: Joseph Mair, father. Registered: 1900, April 16th at Portsoy, Robert How, Registrar."
  6. [S1467] George Findlay "Toper", Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by George Findlay of Dumfries, Scotland.
  7. [S1786] Joseph Mair to Jane Wood, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of St. Nicholas in the Burgh of Aberdeen, "1929, on the Eighteenth day of September at 54 Castle Street, Aberdeen, by Declaration in presence of David Wood, Amhurst Cottage, 18 Schoolhendry Street, Portsoy and Jessie Mair, 56 Church Street, Portsoy. Joseph Mair, Fisherman (Widower), 55 years, resident at Mount Pleasant, Schoolhendry Street, Portsoy, Father: William Mair, Fisherman (Dec), Mother: Annie Mair M.S. Falconer (Dec). Jane Wood, Fish worker (Spinster), 28 years, resident at Amhurst Cottage, 18 Schoolhendry Street, Portsoy, Father: George Wood, Fish merchant, Mother: Mary Wood M.S Goodbrand. Warrant of Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeen, Kincardine and Banff dated September 18th 1929. Registered: 1929, September 20th at Aberdeen, Alex Benzie Assistant Registrar."
  8. [S431] David Mair, Joseph Reid, James Campbell Smith & David E Williamson Alexander S Buchan, Steam Drifters Recalled, Portgordon to Portsoy, "BF 592 BOY ANDREW
    Built 1918 of steel by J. Lewis of Torry, Kincardine (Yard Number 63), for the Admiralty as a Standard Drifter named HMD SUNBURST (Pennant Number 3924).
    Retained on Admiralty Service until 1921.
    Dimensions:- 97 GRT. Length 85.80 ft., Breadth 18.61 ft., Depth 9.20 ft.
    18 inch triple expansion engine & boiler (180 psi) by Lewis. 43 hp.
    1922 Sold to Joseph Mair & others, Portsoy, Banffshire, registered in Banff (BF 592).
    Requisitioned for war service 1940 to 1941 as a Patrol vessel.
    9 November 1941 Lost in collision off Inchkeith with S.S. St. ROGNVALD whilst on war service.
    BOY ANDREW is reputed to be the only Portsoy steam drifter to fish from Yarmouth.
    Winner of Prunier Herring Trophy 1936."
  9. [S2341] Gordon and Simone Prunier Walker née Mair "Shavie", Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Simone Prunier Walker née Mair "Shavie" of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  10. [S2192] Elsept Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "Elspet Mair, Housekeeper (Retired), Single, died 1940, December Seventeenth 1h 0m A.M. at 56 Church Street, Portsoy, Female, 79 years, Father: William Mair Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Ann Mair M.S. Falconer (Deceased), Cause of death: Senile Dementia, as certified by John W. Macrae M.B.Ch.B., Informant: Joseph Mair, Brother, Mount Pleasant, Portsoy, Registered: 1940, December 18th at Portsoy, Jas. Stewart Registrar."
  11. [S1787] Joseph Mair, 1949 Register of Deaths in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "Joseph Mair Fisherman Married to: 1st Mary Findlay, 2nd Jane Wood, died 1949 June Twenty-Fourth 6h 15m P.M. at Mount Pleasant, Portsoy, Male, 75 years, Father: William Mair Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Ann Mair M.S. Falconer (deceased), Cause of death: (a) Coronary Thrombosis, (b) Arterio Sclerosis, as certified by John W. Machar M.B. Ch.B., Informant: George Wood, Son-in-law, Hamewith, Hill Street, Portsoy, Registered: 1949, June 25th at Portsoy, M.B. Stewart Registrar."