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Offline aghadowey

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Marriage lookup?
« on: Sunday 08 June 08 10:44 BST (UK) »
William K. Mairs (or possibly Mayrs or Marrs?)
born 1831 & died 1900 Dernagross, Aghadowey, Londonderry
married Sarah B.
born 9 Apr.1837 & died 5 Jan.1916 Banbridge, Co. Down
first trace I can find of William is in 1880 when he is getting a pew in Aghadowey. There are other Mairs/Mayrs families in area but not sure if he belongs to any of them.

Can anyone find a marriage for William K. Mairs to Sarah B.? (no idea where it might have taken place)
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Re: Marriage lookup?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 00:28 BST (UK) »

Hi, I have a William Kennedy Mairs in my background but I don't know how how he fits in either.
I know that his will says that he left money to Robert Wilson farmer (married to Martha Mairs) and to James S Mairs presbyterian minister.

Martha Mairs and James S Mairs are brother and sister to my great grandfather John Mairs b 1847 d 1902. They are the children of James Mairs b 1798 and Nancy Miller m 30 Sept 1829.

William K. could be another brother as his birth date fits in. The other children from this line are Alexander, Margaret, and Robert. My only other thought is that he was an uncle and the brother of James Mairs b 1798. If this were the case then his parents would have been James Mairs b 1761 and Martha Kennedy. He fits in here somwhere!!!!!




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Re: Marriage lookup?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 08:11 BST (UK) »
I have the following (didn't know there was also a Robert in this family):
James Mairs (1798-1882), Crosscandley, m. Nancy Millar (c1806-1898).
1. Martha Mairs, eldest dau., m.(1863) Robert Wilson.
2. Rev. James Septimus Mairs (1839-1927).
3. John (1847-1902) m. Margaret Black and had family.
4. Alexander M. Mairs (c1841-1874), Philadelphia.
5. Margaret "Maggie" Mairs, youngest dau., m.(1869) William Taylor.

Is the William Kennedy Mairs you mentioned the one who lived at Dernagross and died 1900? I can find nothing listed for him in PRONI Will Extracts.
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Re: Marriage lookup?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 17:53 BST (UK) »

Yes the William Kennedy Mairs is the one at Dernagross.

You have the same information that I do except for Robert. I can't find anything on him either.

The order of births on the family tree I have goes like this. (no dates)

Martha, Alexander, Margaret, Rev James, Robert, and John. This tree was done by a
young relative and could have a lot of mistakes in it. John and his wife Margaret had a
baby they called Robert Alexander which leads me to believe that there was a Robert. They also had a William.

Sorry I can't be of much help!




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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 18:38 BST (UK) »
The order of births on the family tree I have goes like this. (no dates)
Martha, Alexander, Margaret, Rev James, Robert, and John.
Only exact birthdate for that family that I have is: Rev. James Septimus Mairs born 30 Mar.1839.

John and his wife Margaret had a baby they called Robert Alexander which leads me to believe that there was a Robert. They also had a William.
Children of John and Margaret (in case you don't have all of them):
1. Anna/Annie Matilda Mayrs (3 July 1882).
2. James Mairs (5 Aug.1883).
3. John Black Mayrs (29 Aug.1884).
4. Margaret Letitia “Maggie” Mayrs (26 Feb.1887).
5. William Black Mayrs (18 Apr.1889).
6. Robert Alexander Mairs (1891)- died young.
7. David Kennedy Mayrs (24 May 1892).
8. Joseph Charles Mayrs (27 Sept.1895).       
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Re: Marriage lookup?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 22:21 BST (UK) »
Thank you, here's the next generation. If you want more let me know. For some reason,  William and his two brothers Joseph and David and their mother Margaret changed the spelling of Mairs to Mayrs and came to Winnipeg Manitoba Canada soon after their father John died in 1902. 

William Black Mayrs m Marjorie Tinsdale Henry 2 Sept 1825 in Winnipeg

Margaret Maude Mayrs b 30 Jul 1926 d 6 Aug 2008 Vancouver
Irene May Mayrs b 15 Oct 1928 d 16 Jan 1999 Vancouver
William John Black Mayrs
Frank Black b 6 Jan 1934 d 11 Jun 1994 Ottawa
David Blair
Charles Alexander

All children born in Winnipeg Manitoba.

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 23:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information- I had most of it already but some was new. Unfortunately we aren't allowed to post details of living people here so I've had to edit your post.
If you send me a PM (personal message) with your email address I can send you the information I've found on the Mairs family.
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Re: Marriage lookup?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 June 09 09:57 BST (UK) »
There was a Rev. David Mair  is he one  of yours and I can give you a death notice for a John and Martha Mairs.
If this is being watched then feel free to say yes or not.

I dont want to spend time typing them in to find I have wasted my time.

MARRIAGES I HAVE
3/6/1857
 
At the Presbyterian Church Macosquin on the 3rd inst., Mr John Rankin, Tonduff- County Antrim to Nancy daughter of Mr James Mairs-Kiltinney Mcosquin.

Martha Mairs
And James Mairs Esquire son of the late Andrew
Are two more I have  if needed.


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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 June 09 13:41 BST (UK) »
Rev. David Mair (13 Jan.1823 Leys of Crossans, Glamis, Scotland-25 Oct.1895) m.(19 Mar.1863 Coleraine Registry Office/Killaig Presbyterian Church) Letitia Kennedy (11 Mar.1841 Ballyclough-28 Sept.1908). They had at least 4 children: James Mair (14 Dec.1863), Alexander Kennedy Mair (4 Jan.1865), Bessie Isabella Mair (11 Dec.1866) and Rev. David Mair (7 Aug.1872 Aghadowey dist) who was minister at Craithie Church, Balmoral.
Rev. David Mair, Sr. was minister of Killaig Presbyterian Church from Aug.1860 until his death in 1895.
Rev. David Mair succeeded his father after graduating from Theological College in 1898 but went to Scotland in 1904.
This Mair family were not connected to Mairs family.
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