John Pirie

M, #24, b. 17 August 1793, d. 24 September 1867
     John was born at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 17 August 1793.1 He was baptized on 18 August 1793 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of William Pirie and Isobel Sclater. His family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer". John Pirie, was identified with the tee-name "Buxer" in the registration of his death. John Pirie was a fisherman. He married Isabella Harper at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 September 1819.2
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 14 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, head; Isobela Pirie, daughter; David Pirie, son; Jessie Wood, servant.3
John died on 24 September 1867 at Portknockie, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 74.4

Children of John Pirie and Isabella Harper


  1. [S147] John Pirie, Extract of Entry in the Old Parochial Register of Births and Baptisms, "August 18th William Pirie in Portknockies had a child by his wife Isobel Sclater Born upon the 17th and Baptized this day Named John, Witnefses John Pirie, John Innes, Margaret Mair and Isobel Sclater."
  2. [S111] John Pirie to Isabel Harper, OPR Marriage entry, "Pirie & Harper 16 August Jno Pirie & Isobel Harper both of this parish were contractd in order to marriage, and after proclamations no objections being offered were married 15 September."
  3. [S29] 1861, Scottish Census, "John Pirie, head, widower, male, age 68, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, whitefisher, resident at 14 Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  4. [S74] John Pirie "Buxer", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Pirie Buxor, Pauper (formerly Fisherman) Widower of Isabella Harper, died 1867, September Twenty-fourth 3h A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male, 74 years, Father: William Pirie Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Isabella Pirie M.S. Slater (deceased), Cause of death: Epithelial cancer in lip and neck, 3 years, as Cert. by D. Carmichael M.D. L.R,C.S. Edn., Informant: William Pirie, Son, not present, Portknockie, Registered: 1867, September 24th at Farskane, Jas Cumming Registrar."