Alexander Mair

M, #1705, b. 25 May 1866
     Alexander Mair was born on 25 May 1866 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of James Mair and Margaret Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Slater".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1871 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair, head; Margaret Mair, wife; Mary Sclater, step-daughter; Margaret Mair, daughter; James Mair, son; Alexander Mair, son.3

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 234 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Mair Slater, head; Margaret Mair, wife; James Mair Slater, son; Alexr Mair Slater, son.4
Alexander Mair was a fisherman.
He was listed as a crew member in the 1891 census at fishing boat 'Challenger', Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded aboard 'Challenger' were: Jas Mair, master; Jas Mair, 2nd hand; Alex Mair, fisherman; Geo Mair, fisherman; Alex Mair, fisherman; Alex Mair, fisherman; Wm Wood, fisherman.5
He married Margaret Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 9 September 1892.6 He was the informant for Margaret Mair's death at 234 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 April 1916.7,8,2

Citations

  1. [S1178] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Mair, male. Birth: 25 MAY 1866 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: James Mair. Mother: Margaret Mair or Sclater."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S1272] 1871, Scottish Census, "Alexander Mair, son, male, age 4, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, resident at Portknockie."
  4. [S1273] 1881, Scottish Census, "Alexr Mair Slater, son, male, age 14, born in Rathven, Banff, fisherman's son, resident at 234 Portknockie."
  5. [S1274] 1891, Scottish Census, "Alex Mair, crew, male, age 24, born in Rathven, Banff, fisherman, aboard Challenger at Fraserburgh."
  6. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  7. [S1177] Margaret Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "See Register of Cor. Entries Vol I, p.102, 1st May 1916. Margaret Mair (married to James Mair "Slater" Fisherman. Previously to John Slater (sic) Fisherman), died 1916, April Fifteenth 3h P.M. at 234 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 83 years, Father: James Mair Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Catherine Mair M.S. Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: No medical attendant. Natural causes. Probably by Senile Decay. Informant: Alexander Mair, Son, Registered: 1916, April 15th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  8. [S1180] Margaret Mair (previously Sclater) née Mair, Register of Corrected Entries for the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "The following Report of result of a Precognition has been received touching the death of Margaret Mair registered under No 10 of the Register Book of deaths for the year 1916. Margaret Mair, 83 years, Female. Died about 4 P.M. on 15th April 1916 at 234 Portknockie, Rathven. Cause of Death: Natural Causes, Probably Senile Decay. (Signed) R. Y. MacKay, Procurator Fiscal. Procurator Fiscal's Office, Banff, 28th April 1916. 1st May 1916 at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."