Margaret Pirie

F, #2531, b. circa 1834, d. 28 December 1874
     Margaret Pirie was born circa 1834.1 She was the daughter of John Pirie and Isabella Harper. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer". She married George Reid Topp at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 November 1858.2,3,1 As of 2 November 1858, her married name was Margaret Topp.
She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1861 census at 11 Hill Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Topp, head; Margaret Topp, wife; John Topp, son; Margaret Ann Topp, daughter.4
Margaret died on 28 December 1874 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.5

Children of Margaret Pirie and George Reid Topp


  1. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  2. [S2021] George Topp to Margaret Pirie, Marriage entry, "On the Second day of November1858 at Portknockie, Marriage (after Banns) was solemnized between us according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. George Topp, age 23, usual residence Portsoy, Seaman (Merchant Service) (Bachelor), parents John Topp Farm Servant and Janet Topp Maiden Name Cummings. Margaret Pirie, age 24, usual residence Portknockie (Spinster), parents John Pirie Fisherman and Isabella Pirie Maiden Name Harper. John Mackay Free Church at Cullen. John Legg Witnefs. Amelia Lonym (?) Witnefs. The above Marriage was Registered by me at Farskane, on the 4th day of November, 1858. James Cumming Registrar."
  3. [S1875] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Margret Pirie, female. Spouse: George Topp. Marriage: 02 NOV 1858, Seafield, Banff, Scotland."
  4. [S8274] 1861, Scottish Census, "Margaret Topp, wife, married, female, age 26, born in Banffshire, Portsoy, resident at 11 Hill Street, Portsoy."
  5. [S1874] Margaret Topp née Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Topp (married to George Topp, Agricultural Labourer), died 1874, December Twenty eighth 8h 30m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 40 years, Father: John Pirie Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Isabella Pirie M.S. Harper (Deceased), Cause of death: Peritonitis, Nine Days, as Certified by James Wilson F.F. P.S. Gam(?).D.M, Informant: George Topp, Widow, Registered: 1875, January 5th at Manse of Seafield, Thomas Fraser Registrar."