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« on: Thursday 02 August 07 04:02 BST (UK) »
While researching families in Thurso, I came across a marriage that took place in The Gair Temperance Hotel - 1929. I wondered if any other Gair researcher knew of this hotel.

James.
Ayrshire: Craig, Orr.

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Re: GAIR
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 August 07 10:39 BST (UK) »
James
Have you seen info on the Gairs in caithness.org message board . A few bits:
Quote "Temperance Hotel owned by Donald Gair. Mr Gair had a bonnie daughter, Margaret, who caught the eye of young Donald Manson. The couple married in 1900 and settled down in Thurso to raise a family they were to have six sons "

also http://forum.caithness.org/showthread.php?p=241756#post241756     post no 232 for a pic.

I have Gair in my family via a marriage 1857 of Catherine GAIR to James ROBERTSON in Keiss.

Tricia
BAILEY    (HAM/Portsmouth Portsea/1800s);
CORMACK    (CAI/Watten Wick/fam of Magnus C & Jean Taylor m 1739);
CORMACK    (DUR/Sunderland area 1800s/orig from CAI, SCT, 1700s);
JOHNSTON    (CAI/../All);
JOHNSTON    (ARL/Kirn Dunoon/circa 1800 - onwards);
JOHNSTON    (ELN/Prestonpans Tranent/fam of William Johnston Janet Forman);
MCDOUGAL     (ARL/MULL/pre1800 Neil McDougall Effy McPhail);
MCDOUGALL    (INV/Laggan/pre 1800 in Mull Argyll then INV etc);
MORE    (CAI/Wick Sarclet Thurso Orkney/1600

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Re: GAIR
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 August 07 11:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tricia - yes - I've a lot of posts on that forum - never far away from it.  Gair was a new surname to me.

James.
Ayrshire: Craig, Orr.