Helen Pirie Wood

F, #2648, b. 23 July 1895
     Helen Pirie Wood was born on 23 July 1895 at 79 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of William Wood and Grace Kennedy Pirie. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Park".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1901 census at 43 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Wood, head; Grace Wood, wife; George Wood, son; Isabella Wood, daughter; Maggie Wood, daughter; ? Wood (sic), daughter.3
She married William Pirie at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 December 1916.4 As of 11 December 1916, her married name was Helen Pirie Pirie.


  1. [S2328] Helen Pirie Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Pirie Wood, 1895, July Twenty Third 12h 30m A.M. at 79 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: William Wood "Park", Fisherman. Mother: Grace Wood M. S. Pirie, married 1889, September 20th in Seafield. Informant: Grace Wood, Mother, James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1895, August 14th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S5434] 1901, Scottish Census, "? Wood (sic), daughter, single, female, age 6, born in Rathven, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 43 Portknockie."
  4. [S1967] William Pirie to Helen Wood "Park", Statutory Register of Marriages, "1916, on the Eleventh day of December at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), 36 years, resident at No 219 Portknockie, Father: Alexander Pirie Mason, Fisherman, Mother: Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie. Helen Wood "Park", Fishergirl (Spinster), 23 years, resident at No 32 Portknockie, Father: William Wood "Park", Fisherman, Mother: Grace Wood M.S Pirie (Deceased). James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. Williamina Wood "Park" Witness. Ann W. McArthur Witness. Registered: 1916, December 12th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."