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Mair family

Gilbert Mair
Mrs Elizabeth Mair nee Puckey

Arrived: 1824
Country of origin: New Zealand
Area in New Zealand: Bay of Islands
Source: website - NZETC, Paperspast, NLA Australian newspapers online,

25 April 1833 The Sydney Herald Messrs Mair and Powditch have formed an establishment at the Bay of Islands, NZ and have supplied several vessels with spars etc this season.

Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 25th May 1839. We have received the following information from our correspondent at the Bay of Islands; Mr Moir (sic) of Kororarika has laid a vessel down, 150 tons, which he intends for a whaler.

Mr Gilbert Mair died on the 16th May 1857 at Whangarei. He is mentioned in the The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 20th Jan 1827 as being Master of the schooner 'Herald'. He was appointed a Magistrate 14th April 1840 in the same newspaper.

Mrs Elizabeth Mair died on 12th November 1870 at their home called Deveron, Whangarei.

Dau Caroline Elizabeth Mair born 1828 married William Bedlington.
Son Robert Mair born 1830 married Mary Ellen Bolt.
Son William Gilbert Mair Major, born at Te Wahapu, Bay of Islands, on 20 November 1832 married Janet Cathcart Black, of Sydney, on 15 May 1872.
He served 50 years as a soldier and public servant. Died 8 July 1912
Major Mair died at Waiotapu this morning. The deceased gentleman was one of the best known Maori scholars in New Zealand. He was brought up in the Dominion, and went through the Maori War, retiring with the rank of major. For many years he was a Judge of the Native Land Court. About three years ago he left the service, and went to live with his brother, Captain Gilbert Mair, also an ex- Judge of the Native Land Court, who is farming at Waiotapu, in the thermal district. The late Lady Buller, wife of Sir Walter Buller, was their sister.
Dau Marianne Mair born 1834 married George Fraser.
Son Henry Abbot Mair born 1837 married Jane Greenway and died at Santo New Hebrides on the 12th November 1881.
Dau Charlotte Mair born 1838 married Walter Buller.
Dau Jessie Eliza Mair born 1840 at Whangarei married James Davis in 1861 and died 10th of March 1899 in Auckland but was buried at Whangarei. Obituary
Son Gilbert Mair born 1843 married Eleanor Kate Sperry who was an artist and who died 22 April 1893 at Blenheim.Obituary
Dau Matilda Helen Mair born 1845 married Richard Sisson.
Dau Emily Francis Mair born 1848 married William Seccombe.
Dau Sophia Morella Mair born 1850
Dau Lavina Laura Mair born 1852 married John Jackson.