Mary Harper

F, #3881, b. before 6 February 1838
     Mary Harper was born illegitimate before 6 February 1838 at Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was baptized on 6 February 1838 at Parish of Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of William Harper and Elspet Copland.
She was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Pirie, 60; Elspet Pirie, 40; Isabella Duncan, 10; Mary Harper, 3; Helen Pirie, 6m.3

She was listed as head of household's stepdaughter in the 1851 census at 97 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Pirie, head; Elspet Pirie, wife; Helen Pirie, daughter; Mary Harper, wife's daughter; Alexander Wilson, lodger.4
She was the informant for John Harper's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 4 March 1858.5
She was listed as head of household's daughter 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.6

Child of Mary Harper and John Harper

Citations

  1. [S8288] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Mary Harper, female. Christening: 6 FEB 1838 Rathven, Banff, Scotland. Father: Wm. Harper. Mother: Elspet Copland."
  2. [S8289] Mary Harper, Baptism extracts, "6 FEBRUARY 1838 WM. HARPER in Woodside had by ELSPET COPLAND a Daughter baptized & named MARY. Witnesses Jas. & Alexr. Copland. [Vol.3 p.74]"
  3. [S8305] 1841, Scottish Census, "Mary Harper, female, age 3, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S8306] 1851, Scottish census, "Mary Harper, wife's daughter, unmarried, female, age 11, born in Banffshire Rathven, kept in house (natural daughter wife's), resident at 97 Portknockie."
  5. [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."
  6. [S8307] 1861, Scottish Census, "Mary Harper, stepdaughter (sic), unmarried, female, age 23, born in Banffshire, Rathven, fisher wife (sic), resident at 131 Portknockie."