William Pirie

M, #2798, b. 3 September 1871, d. 30 November 1957
     William Pirie was born on 3 September 1871 at North Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of William Pirie and Ann Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Willackie".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 131 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirie, head; Ann Pirie, wife; William Pirie, son; James Pirie, son; Georgina Pirie, daughter; Jessie Ann Pirie, daughter; Mary Pirie, daughter.3
William Pirie was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at 131 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirie, head; Ann Pirie, wife; William Pirie, son; James Pirie, son; Georgina Pirie, daughter; Jessie A. Pirie, daughter; John M. Pirie, son; Jacob Pirie, son; George Pirie, son; Jemima Pirie, daughter; Arthur Pirie, son.4
He married Mary Wood at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 December 1902.5
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that William Pirie lived at 31 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.6 He married Euphemia Mair at 139 High Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, on 30 April 1929.7,8 William died on 30 November 1957 at age 86.9 He was buried after 30 November 1957 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.9

Citations

  1. [S7122] William Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Pirie, 1871, September Third 6h P.M. at North Street, Male. Father: William Pirie, Fisherman (Portknockie, Rathven). Mother: Ann Pirie M. S. Mair, married 1870 October 7th in Rathven. Informant: William Pirie, Father (present). Registered: 1871, September 15th at Peterhead, James Lyall, Registrar. October 9th, Transcribed at Farskane, James Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S2158] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Pirie, male. Birth: 03 SEP 1871 Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland. Father: William Pirie. Mother: Ann Mair."
  3. [S5313] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, son, male, age 10, born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, scholar, resident at 131 Portknockie."
  4. [S3648] 1891, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, son, unmarried, male, age 19, born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, fisherman's son, employed, resident at 131 Portknockie."
  5. [S4355] William Pirie to Mary Wood, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "1902, on the Fifth day of December at Seafield Church, After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), 30 years, Usual Residence: No. 131 Portknockie, Father: William Pirie, Fisherman, Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. Mair. Mary Wood, Fishergirl (Spinster), 25 years, Usual Residence: No. 16 Portknockie, Father: Joseph Wood "Park", Fisherman, Mother: Jane Wood M.S Donaldson. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. John Mair "Pirie" Witness. Alex. George Wood Witness. Registered: 1902, December 6th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 77: PORTKNOCKIE, "Pirie, William, 31 Seafield Street", page 113: PORTKNOCKIE, SEAFIELD STREET, "31, Wm. Pirie, jun."
  7. [S2159] William Pirie to Euphemia Mair, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of Elgin in the County of Moray, "1929, on the Thirtieth day of April at 139, High Street, Elgin, by Declaration in the presence of Joseph Mair, 3 Harbour Place, Portknockie and Margaret Wood, 2 Patrol Place, Portknockie. William Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), 56 years, resident at 31 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Father: William Pirie, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. Mair. Euphemia Mair, Fish Worker (Spinster) (sic), 48 years, resident at 8 Harbour Street (sic), Portknockie, Father: George Mair, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Euphemia Mair M.S Pirie (deceased). Warrant of Sheriff Substitute of Elginshire, dated 30 April 1929. Registered: 1929, April 30th at Elgin, C.M. Cameron Registrar."
  8. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  9. [S4685] Mary Wood and William Pirie, Monumental inscription, "MARY WOOD died 14th April 1926 aged 49 years, WILLIAM PIRIE died 30th Nov. 1957 aged 86 years."