John Harper

M, #3878, b. 4 March 1858
     John Harper was born illegitimate on 4 March 1858 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Harper and Mary Harper.
He was listed as head of household's grandson in the 1861 census at 131 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Elspet Pirrie (sic), head; Mary Harper, stepdaughter (sic); Helen Pirrie (sic), daughter; John Harper, grandson.2

He was listed as head of household's grandson in the 1871 census at 131 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Elspet Copland or Pirie, head; John Harper, grandson.3
John Harper was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's grandson in the 1881 census at 165 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Elspet Pirie, head; Hellen Pirie, daughter; John Pirie, grandson.4
He married Margaret Sclater at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 31 October 1884.5
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 269 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Harper, head; Margaret Harper, wife; John Harper, son; Mary Ann (sic) Harper, daughter; Margaret Harper, daughter.6
He was the informant for Elspet Copland's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 December 1891.7 He married Helen Pirie at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 30 November 1900.8
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 146 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Harper, head; Hellen Harper, wife; John Harper, son; Mary J. Harper, daughter; Maggie A. Harper, daughter; Hellen Harper, daughter.9
He was the informant for Elsie Slater Harper's birth at 140 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 21 May 1908.10,11
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 146 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Harper, head; Hellen Harper, wife; Maggie Ann Harper, daughter; Alexr Harper, son; William J. Harper, son; Elsie Harper, daughter; Isabella Mair, visitor.12

Children of John Harper and Margaret Sclater

Children of John Harper and Helen Pirie

Citations

  1. [S8314] John Harper, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Harper John, 1858, March Fourth 4h 0m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: - Illegitimate. Mother: Mary Harper. Informant: Mary Harper, Her X Mark, Mother, Present, James Cumming Registrar Witnefs. Registered: 1858, March 22nd at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  2. [S8307] 1861, Scottish Census, "John Harper, grandson, male, age 3, born in Banffshire, Rathven (Originally: Banffshire - Portknockie), stepdaughter's son (sic) illegitimate, resident at 131 Portknockie."
  3. [S8308] 1871, Scottish Census, "John Harper, grandson, unmarried, male, age 12, born in Rathven, Banffshire, at home, resident at 131 Portknockie."
  4. [S8309] 1881, Scottish Census, "John Harper, grandson, unmarried, male, age 22, born in Portknockie, Banff, fisherman, resident at 165 Portknockie."
  5. [S8315] John Harper to Margaret (Ann) Sclater, Marriage entry, "1884 on the Thirty-First day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. John Harper, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 27, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Harper Cooper (Deceased) and Mary Harper. Margt. Ann (sic) Slater, Her X Mark, Alexr. Pirie Witness, William Anderson, Fisher-girl (Spinster), age 25, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Slater Fisherman and Mary Slater M.S. Wilson Brown. Peter Brown, Free Ch. Minister. William Wood Witness. James Pirie Witness. Registered 1884 November 3d at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S8317] 1891, Scottish census, "John Harper, head, married, male, age 33, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, working on own account, resident at 269 Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  7. [S8286] Elspet Pirie née Copland, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Elspet Pirie, Pauper (Widow of James Pirie, Fisherman), died 1891, December Twenty Second 2h 45m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 90 years, Father: John Copeland Farmer (Deceased), Mother: Mary Copeland M.S. Smith (Deceased), Cause of death: Bronchitis chronic 2 years, as cert. by Chas. G. Bennet M.B. C.M., Informant: John Harper, Grandson, 269 Portknockie, Registered: 1891, December 23rd at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  8. [S3082] John Harper to Helen Pirie, Marriage entry, "1900 on the Thirtieth day of November at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Disciples of Christ. John Harper, Fisherman (Widower), age 40, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Harper Cooper (Deceased) and Mary Harper (Deceased). Helen Pirie (Widow), age 27, usual residence Portknockie, parents Alexander Pirie Fisherman and Helen Pirie M.S. Mair "Shanker" (Deceased). George Thomson. Francis Slater Witness. Joseph Mair Witness. Registered 1900 December 1st at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  9. [S8328] 1901, Scottish Census, "John Harper, head, married, male, age 41, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, own account, resident at 146 Portknockie, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  10. [S6045] Elsie Slater Harper, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Elsie Slater Harper, 1908, May Twenty First 11h 0m A.M. at 140 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: John Harper, Fisherman. Mother: Helen Harper M. S. Pirie, married 1900 November 30th in Seafield. Informant: John Harper, Father. Registered: 1908, May 30th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  11. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  12. [S8331] 1911, Scottish Census, "John Harper, head, male, age 52, married, fisherman in fishing industry, worker, born in Banff, Portknockie, resident at 146 Portknockie, 2 rooms with one or more windows, 7 persons in house."