Helen Pirie

F, #2276, b. 18 May 1842
     Helen Pirie was born on 18 May 1842 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of John Pirie and Helen Wood. Helen Pirie was baptized on 27 June 1842 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland; although the OPR for Helen's baptism gives her mother's name as Ann Wood, there is no statutory record of a marriage between a John Pirie and an Ann Wood, whereas John Pirie and Helen Wood were married in February 1842. The witnesses to this baptism have the same names as siblings of John Pirie and Helen Wood. Helen is therefore believed to be their first child.1 Her family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer".


  1. [S1643] Helen Pirie, Entry in the Old Parochial Register of Baptisms, Parish of Cullen, 1842, "Pirie 27th June 1842. John Pirie Whitefisher, Portknockie had a child by his wife Ann (sic) Wood born on the 18th Ulto. & baptized this day named Helen; Witnesses Isabel Wood & Wm Pirie."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.