Helen Wood

F, #23, b. 9 August 1818, d. 14 June 1901
     Helen was born at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 9 August 1818.1,2 She was the daughter of Alexander Wood and Helen Pirie. Helen Wood was baptized on 16 August 1818 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 Her family was known by the tee-name of "King".3 She married John Pirie at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 20 February 1842.4 As of 20 February 1842, her married name was Helen Pirie.
She was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Hellen Pirie, wife/head; Alexander Pirie, son; John Pirie, son.5

She was listed as head of household's wife 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.6

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1871 census at 187 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, head; Helen Pirie, wife; John Pirie, son.7

She was listed as head of household's wife 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

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1891 census at 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie “King”, head; Nellie Pirie “King”, wife.9

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Hellen Pirie, wife (sic); Ann Wood “King”, sister.10
Helen died on 14 June 1901 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 82.11 Her body was interred on 18 June 1901 at Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, at Cullen Cemetery.12,13

Children of Helen Wood and John Pirie

Citations

  1. [S120] Helen Wood, OPR Baptism entry, "Wood, 1818 Augt 16th, Alex. Wood in Portknockie had a child by his wife Helen Pirie born the 9th inst. & baptized this day named Helen. Witnefses Wm Wood, Wm Polson, Helen Mair & Helen Pirie."
  2. [S462] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Helen Wood, female. Birth: 09 Aug 1818. Christening: 16 Aug 1818 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alex Wood. Mother: Helen Pirie."
  3. [S50] Helen Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff,.
  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. [S32] 1851, Scottish Census, "Hellen Pirie, wife/head, married, female, age 32, born in County Banff Portknockie, fisher's wife."
  6. [S30] 1861, Scottish Census, "Hellen Pirie, wife, married, female, age 43, born in Banffshire, Rathven, fisherman's wife, resident at 187 Portknockie."
  7. [S26] 1871, Scottish Census, "Helen Pirie, wife, married, female, age 53, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 187 Portknockie."
  8. [S22] 1881, Scottish Census, "Helen Pirie "Buxer", wife, married, female, age 63, born in Banff, Rathven, resident at 221 Portknockie."
  9. [S18] 1891, Scottish Census, "Nellie Pirie "King", wife, married, female, age 73, born in Rathven, Banffshire, resident at 221 Portknockie."
  10. [S15] 1901, Scottish Census, "Hellen Pirie, wife (sic), widow, female, age 84, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman's wife, resident at 221 Portknockie, has 1 room with one or more windows."
  11. [S50] Helen Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Pirie Widow of John Pirie Fisherman, died 1901, June Fourteenth 5h 0m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 83 years, Father: Alexander Wood "King" Fisherman and Crofter (deceased), Mother: Helen Wood M.S. Pirie (deceased), Cause of death: Old Age, as Cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M., Informant: Jessie Pirie, her + mark, Daughter-in-Law, 219 Portknockie (present), James McIntyre Registrar Witness, Registered: 1901, June 15th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  12. [S94] Helen Pirie, Lair Record, "Section G, Lairs 137 and 138 purchased by John Pirie "Buxer". Lair 138, Name: Helen Pirie, Relationship: Wife, Age: 83, Interred: 18/06/1901."
  13. [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."