William Pirie

M, #2799, b. 25 May 1845
     William Pirie was born on 25 May 1845 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of William Pirie and Ann Pirie. William Pirie was baptized on 8 June 1845 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "Coull". His family was known by the bye-name of "Willackie" or "Wildie".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at 24 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Ann Pirie, head; James Pirie, son; Ann Pirie, daughter; Mary Pirie, daughter; William Pirie, son; Helen Pirie, daughter.3
He was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirrie, 52; Ann Pirrie, 56; James Pirrie, 28; Margret Pirrie, 22; Mary Pirrie, 18; William Pirrie, 15; Hellen Pirrie, 11; William Pirrie, 0.4
He married Ann Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 6 October 1870.5,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 103 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirie, head; Ann Pirie, wife.7
He was the informant for, and present at, William Pirie's birth at North Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 3 September 1871.8,9 He was the informant for John Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 4 December 1874.10
He was listed as head of household 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.11
He was the informant for, and present at, Arthur Mair Pirie's birth at 131 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 1 April 1888.12
He was listed as head of household 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.13

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1895-1896 shows that William Pirie "Coull" was owner occupier of 131 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.14 He was the informant for Jacob Pirie's death at on rocks, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 23 April 1899.15,16,17,18
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 131 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirie, head; Ann Pirie, wife; Georgina Pirie, daughter; Jessie A. Pirie, daughter; John Pirie, son; George Pirie, son; Jemima Pirie, daughter; Arthur Pirie, son; Jessie A. Pirie, daughter (sic).19

He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 131 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Wm Pirie, head; Ann Pirie, wife; Georgina Pirie, daughter; John Pirie, son; George Pirie, son; Jemmima Pirie, daughter; Arthur Pirie, son; Jessie Ann, grand daughter; William, grand son.20

Children of William Pirie and Ann Mair

Citations

  1. [S3647] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "William Pirie, male. Birth: 25 MAY 1845. Christening: 08 JUN 1845 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Pirie. Mother: Ann Pirie."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S4294] 1851, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, son, male, age 9, born in Banffshire, Portknockie."
  4. [S5297] 1861, Scottish Census, "William Pirrie, male, age 15, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisher, resident at Portknockie."
  5. [S3670] William Pirie to Ann Mair, Marriage entry, "1870 on the Sixth day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. William Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 22, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Pirie Fisherman and Ann Pirie M.S. Pirie. Ann Mair, her X mark, John Creighton Witness, Wm. Wood Witness, (Spinster), age 21, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Mair Fisherman and Ann Mair M.S. Mair. John McKay, Minister of the Fr. Ch. at Cullen. John Creighton Witness. William Wood Witness. Registered 1870 October 8th at Farskane, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  6. [S2160] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Pirie, male. Spouse: Ann Mair. Marriage: 06 OCT 1870, Seafield, Banff, Scotland."
  7. [S5314] 1871, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, head, married, male, age 25, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 103 Portknockie."
  8. [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."
  9. [S2158] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Pirie, male. Birth: 03 SEP 1871 Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland. Father: William Pirie. Mother: Ann Mair."
  10. [S5348] John Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Pirie (Single), died 1874, December Fourth 8h 15m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male, 2 years. Father: William Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. Mair. Cause of death: Marasmus, Three Months, as Certified by W.R. Duguid M.B. C.M. Informant: William Pirie, Father. Registered: 1874, December 4th at Manse of Seafield, Thomas Fraser, Registrar."
  11. [S5313] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, head, married, male, age 35, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 131 Portknockie."
  12. [S7333] Arthur Mair Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Arthur Mair Pirie, 1888, April First 1h 0m A.M. at 131 Portknockie, Seafield, (Rathven), Male. Father: William Pirie "Willackie", Fisherman. Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. Mair, married 1870 October 6th in Seafield. Informant: William Pirie, Father (Present). Registered: 1888, April 27th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  13. [S3648] 1891, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, head, married, male, age 45, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, working on own account, resident at 131 Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  14. [S4095] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1895-1896, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1895-96 - Parish of Rathven, Page 372, "Special Water District of Portknockie, No. 2755, Description: House, Situation: 131 Portknockie, Proprietor: William Pirie, jun., "Willackie", fisherman, Occupier: Proprietor, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 14s 0d, Yearly Rent or Value: £3 10s 0d."
  15. [S2165] Jacob Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "See Register of Cr. Ents., Vol. 1 , Pg. 64, May 26th 1899. Jacob Pirie, Fisher-lad (Single), died 1899 April Twenty Third about 3h 30m P.M. at Quinelynn Rocks, Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 16 years, Father: William Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. Mair, Cause of death: Injury - through falling accidentally - of Spinal Cord from fracture of vertebae, as certified by T. MacHardy M.B. C.M., Informant: William Pirie, Father, Registered: 1899, April 24th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  16. [S2357] News Summary, Aberdeen Weekly Journal, "A lad named Jacob Pirie aged 16 years of age accidentally fed from a sea cliff at Portknockie on Sunday afternoon and was killed."
  17. [S2353] Article, 'FALL FROM CLIFF 70 FEET HIGH', Aberdeen Weekly Journal, "FALL FROM CLIFF 70 FEET HIGH - A gloom was cast over the village of Portknockie on Sunday afternoon when it became known that a young lad named Jacob Pirie, 16 years of age, son of Mr William Pirie, fisherman, 131 Portknockie, had fallen over the rocks and been killed. The lad, it appears, had been climbing on the top of the Farskane Cave, at the east side of the harbour, when he slipped his foot and was seen to clutch at the withered grass, and then roll over the cave, falling from a height of 70 feet down to the water's edge - the tide being back at the time. When he was found his body was in a bent position, with his head lying under his chest, and he was quite dead. The lad was fond of wandering and climbing alone among the rocks, and was looked upon as quite an expert at rock climbing. The only wound to be seen was a small cut on the front of the right ear and there was severe bruising around the upper vertebrae of the neck, which was found to be fractured. Death must have been instantaneous. It is a very melancholy fact that one of the same family met with a rather sudden death two years ago while engaged at the winter fishing. Much sympathy is expressed for the parents in their sudden bereavement."
  18. [S816] Lynda McHardy née Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Lynda McHardy of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  19. [S3675] 1901, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, head, married, male, age 54, born in Banff, Portknockie, fisherman, own account, resident at 131 Portknockie, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  20. [S8333] 1911, Scottish Census, "Wm Pirie, head, male, age 67, married, fisherman in fishing industry, employer, born in Banff, Portknockie, resident at 131 Portknockie, 3 rooms with one or more windows, 9 persons in house."