George Reid Topp

M, #2532, b. 14 May 1835
     George Reid Topp was born before 14 May 1835.1 He was baptized on 14 May 1835 at Parish of Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Topp and Janet Cumming. George Reid Topp was a merchant seaman, farm servant and agricultural labourer. He married Margaret Pirie at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 November 1858.2,3,4
He was listed as head of household 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.5
He was the informant for Margaret Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 28 December 1874.6
He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at Blairock Croft, Deskford, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Topp, head; Mary H.B. Topp, daughter; George Topp, son; James Topp, son.7

Children of George Reid Topp and Margaret Pirie


  1. [S1884] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "George Reid Topp, male. Birth: 14 MAY 1835 Fordyce, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Topp. Mother: Janet Cumming."
  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. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  5. [S8274] 1861, Scottish Census, "George Topp, head, married, male, age 25, born in Banffshire, Portsoy, farm servant, resident at 11 Hill Street, Portsoy."
  6. [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."
  7. [S6398] 1881, Scottish Census, "George Topp, head, widower, male, age 45, born in Fordyce, Banff, agricultural labourer, resident at Blairock Croft."