James McIntosh

M, #3185, b. circa 1855, d. 22 November 1887
     James McIntosh was born circa 1855. He was the son of James McIntosh and Margaret Smith. He married Elsie Wood. James died on 22 November 1887 at sea, off Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. He perished with the Portknockie Zulu fishing boat 'Maggie King' that foundered 2½ miles off Portknockie harbour. The entire crew were lost. They were Alexander Wood "King" (skipper), Alexander Pirie "Buxer", William Pirie "John", James McIntosh and John McIntosh (owner). The body of John McIntosh was the only one recovered.1,2


  1. [S2580] James McIntosh, Statutory Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "See Reg. of Cor. Ents., Vol. 1, p.42, December 21st 1887. James McIntosh, Fisherman (Married to Elsie Wood), died 1887 November Twenty-second, at 3h 30m P.M. About 2½ miles off Portknockie Harbour, Domicil Portknockie Seafield (Rathven), Male, 32 years. Father: James McIntosh, Sawyer and Fisherman, Mother: Margaret McIntosh M.S. Smith. Cause of death: Drowning By Boat Foundering. Informant: James McIntosh, Father. James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1887, November 29th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.