John Pirie

M, #22, b. 26 May 1820, d. 10 May 1900
     John Pirie was born on 26 May 1820 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of John Pirie and Isabella Harper. John Pirie was baptized on 31 May 1820 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 His family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer". John Pirie, was identified with the tee-name "Buxer" in the 1881 Scottish Census. He was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, 20; Isobel Pirie, 40; William Pirie, 15; George Pirie, 12; James Pirie, 10; David Pirie, 5; Isobel Pirie, 1.3
He married Helen Wood at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 20 February 1842.4
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 187 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, head; Hellen Pirie, wife; Alexander Pirie, son; John Pirie, son.5

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 187 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, head; Helen Pirie, wife; John Pirie, son.6

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1875-1876 shows that John Pirie "Buxer" was owner occupier of 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.7
He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie “Buxer”, head; Helen Pirie “Buxer”, wife; John Pirie “Buxer”, grandson.8

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1885-1886 shows that John Pirie "Buxer" was owner occupier of 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.9 His family was known by the tee-name of "King". John Pirie, was then identified with the tee-name "King" in the 1891 Census. "Buxer" was the tee-name of John's father's family and "King" was the tee-name of his wife's family. Some agreement or event must have caused the change of tee-name from "Buxer" to "King", which also applied to his children and grandchildren.
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie “King”, head; Nellie Pirie “King”, wife.10

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1895-1896 shows that John Pirie "Buxer" was tenant occupier of 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.11 John died on 10 May 1900 at 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 79.12 His body was interred on 11 May 1900 at Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, at Cullen Cemetery.13,14

Children of John Pirie and Helen Wood

Citations

  1. [S148] John Pirie, OPR Baptism entry, "Pirie 1820, 31 May, John Pirie Portknockie had a Child by his wife Isobel Harper born 26 May and Baptized this Day named John. Witnefses John Pirie and Alexr Goodburn."
  2. [S450] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Pirie, male. Birth: 26 MAY 1820. Christening: 31 MAY 1820 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Pirie. Mother: Isobel Harper."
  3. [S35] 1841, Scottish Census, "John Pirie, male, age 20, born in county, white fisher, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S12] John Pirie to Helen Wood, OPR Marriage entry, "Pirie & Wood 29th Jany 1842 John Pirie & Helen Wood both at Portknockie were matrimonially contracted and after proclamations no objections having been offered were married on the 20th Feby."
  5. [S30] 1861, Scottish Census, "John Pirie, head, married, male, age 44, born in Banffshire, Rathven, fisherman, resident at 187 Portknockie, has 1 room with one or more windows."
  6. [S26] 1871, Scottish Census, "John Pirie, head, married, male, age 52, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, resident at 187 Portknockie, has 1 room with one or more windows."
  7. [S4091] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1875-1876, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Parish of Rathven, Year 1875-1876, Page 234, "Village of Portknockie, No. 2205, Description: House 221, Proprietor: John Pirie "Buxor", Occupier: said John Pirie, Yearly Rent or Value: 2/0/0."
  8. [S22] 1881, Scottish Census, "John Pirie "Buxer", head, married, male, age 61, born in Banff, Rathven, fisherman, resident at 221 Portknockie, has 1 room with one or more windows."
  9. [S4094] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1885-1886, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Parish of Rathven, Year 1885-1886, Page 289, "Village of Portknockie, No. 2462, Description: House 221, Proprietor: John Pirie Senr "Buxor", Occupier: Same, Yearly Rent or Value: £2 0s 0d."
  10. [S18] 1891, Scottish Census, "John Pirie "King", head, married, male, age 72, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 221 Portknockie, has 1 room with one or more windows."
  11. [S4095] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1895-1896, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1895-96 - Parish of Rathven, Page 373, "Special Water District of Portknockie, No. 2848, Description: House, Situation: 221 Portknockie, Proprietor: Ann Wood "King", Tenant: John Pirie, sen., "Buxer", Occupier: Same, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 5s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £2 0s 0d."
  12. [S46] John Pirie "Buxer", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Pirie "Buxer", Fisherman (married to Helen Wood "King"), died 1900, May Tenth 12h 30m A.M. at 221 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 81 years, Father: John Pirie Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Isabella Pirie M.S. Harper (deceased), Cause of death: Old Age, as Cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M., Informant: Alex. Pirie, Grandson, 40 Portknockie (present), Registered: 1900, May 11th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  13. [S93] John Pirie "Buxer", Lair Record, "Section G, Lairs 137 and 138 purchased by John Pirie "Buxer". Lair 137, Name: John Pirie, Relationship: Self, Age: 80, Interred: 11/05/1900."
  14. [S763] Assistant Registrar K.J Cheetham, N. A. Pirie, EXTRACT "Elizabeth Ritchie b:1857 d:1893 I have been unable to trace the remains of Elizabeth. I appreciate the location and inscription of the headstone at Cullen Cemetery but this headstone does not refer to the grave of Elizabeth! I was surprised to discover that the headstone which bears the inscription "Erected by John Pirie in.......etc" actually rests on lair numbers G137 and G138 the graves of John "Buxer" Pirie (and then "King") d:1900 and Helen Wood. Was Elizabeth interred here? I am afraid not, both registrars and burial ground registers are identical and no mention of any other burial is recorded in these lairs. John "Buxer" Pirie (and then "King") b:1820 d:1900 Helen Wood b:1818 d:1901 As above, John was interred in Section G, Lair 137 and Helen in Section G, Lair 138. The date of lair purchase is not recorded in the register."