Alexander Pirie

M, #2169, b. 11 May 1841, d. 16 October 1907
     Alexander Pirie "Skipper" was born on 11 May 1841 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of George Pirie and Margaret Flett. Alexander Pirie was baptized on 26 May 1841 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "Skipper".
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirie, 40; Margt Pirie, 35; David Pirie, 15; George Pirie, 11; Jean Pirie, 9; Helen Pirie, 7; John Pirie, 5; William Pirie, 2; Alexr Pirie, 1 month.2,3

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at 55 Commutation Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirrie, head; Margret Pirrie, wife; David Pirrie, son; George Pirrie, son; Jean Pirrie, daughter; John Pirrie, son; William Pirrie, son; Alexander Pirrie, son.4
He was a whitefisher and fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirrie, 63; Margret Pirrie, 59; John Pirrie, 25; Allexr Pirrie, 19; Euphemia Pirrie, 16; James Wood, 25; Hellen Wood, 27; William Wood, 4; James Wood, 2.5
He married Helen Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 October 1863.6,7
He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 128 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Pirie, head; Hellen Pirie, wife; George Pirie, son; Alexr Pirie, son; Margaret Pirie, daughter; James Pirie, son; William Pirie, son.8
He married Jane Flett at Findochty, Banffshire, Scotland, on 25 June 1881.9
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 292 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Pirie, head; Jane Pirie, wife; George Pirie, son; Alex Pirie, son.10
Alexander died on 16 October 1907 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 66.9

Children of Alexander Pirie and Helen Mair

Citations

  1. [S1545] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Pirie, male. Birth: 11 MAY 1841. Christening: 26 MAY 1841 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Pirie. Mother: Margaret Flett."
  2. [S7451] 1841, Scottish Census, "Alexr Pirie, male, age 1 month, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  3. [S5303] 1841, Scottish Census, "Alexr Pirie, male, age 0, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S5304] 1851, Scottish Census, "Alexander Pirrie, son, male, age 7, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, employed at home, resident at 55 Commutation Road, Portknockie."
  5. [S5305] 1861, Scottish Census, "Allexr Pirrie, unmarried, male, age 19, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, whitefisher, resident in Portknockie."
  6. [S2988] Alexander Pirie to Helen Mair, Marriage entry, "1863, On the Fifteenth day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the U.P. Church. Alexander Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 22, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Pirie Fisherman and Margaret Pirie M.S. Flett. Helen Mair, Her X Mark, William Wilson Witness, William Smith Witness, (Spinster), age 24, usual residence Portknockie, parents Alexander Mair Fisherman and Margaret Mair M.S. Wilson. William Birrell, Minister. William Wilson Witness. William Smith Witness. Registered 1863 Octr. 17th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  7. [S2989] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Pirie, male. Spouse: Helen Mair. Marriage: 15 OCT 1863 Seafield, Banff, Scotland."
  8. [S4015] 1871, Scottish Census, "Alexander Pirie, head, married, male, age 29, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, resident at 128 Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  9. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  10. [S5231] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alex Pirie, head, married, male, age 59, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 292 Portknockie."