Margaret Smith

F, #3954, b. 25 July 1840, d. 8 August 1884
     Margaret Smith was born on 25 July 1840 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of William Smith and Margaret Pirie. Margaret Smith was baptized on 27 July 1840 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1
She was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Smith, 30; Margaret Smith, 35; Elisabeth Smith, 10; Ann Smith, 8; Arthur Smith, 6; William Smith, 4; John Smith, 2; Margaret Smith, 9m, Jessie Mair, 20.2

She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1851 census at 75 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Smith, head; Margret Smith, wife; Ann Smith, daughter; Arthur Smith, son; John Smith, son; Margret Smith, daughter.3
She married George Pirie at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 12 October 1865.4,5,6 As of 12 October 1865, her married name was Margaret Pirie.
She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1871 census at 162 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirie, head; Margt Pirie, wife; Margt Pirie, daughter; Charlotte Pirie, daughter.7
Margaret died on 8 August 1884 at 29 High Shore, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 44.6

Children of Margaret Smith and George Pirie


  1. [S3814] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Margaret Smith, female. Birth: 25 JUL 1840. Christening: 27 JUL 1840 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Smith. Mother: Margaret Pirie."
  2. [S3828] 1841, Scottish Census, "Margaret Smith, female, age 9 months, born in Banffshire, resident in Portknockie."
  3. [S3825] 1851, Scottish Census, "Margret Smith, daughter, unmarried, female, age 10, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, tailor's daughter."
  4. [S3821] George Pirie to Margaret Smith, Marriage entry, "1865 On the Twelfth day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. George Pirie, His X Mark, W Smith Witness, James Wood Witness, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 32, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Pirie Fisherman (Deceased) and Elspet Wood, previously Pirie M.S. Priest. Margaret Smith (Spinster), age 25, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Smith Merchant-Tailor and Margaret Smith M.S. Pirie (Deceased). Thos. M. Pirie Minister of Seafield. William Smith Witness. David Falconer Witness. Registered 1865 October 14th at Farskane, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  5. [S3106] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "George Pirie, male. Spouse: Margret Smith. Marriage: 12 OCT 1865, Seafield, Banff, Scotland."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S5425] 1871, Scottish Census, "Margt Pirie, wife, married, female, age 28, born in Rathven, Banffshire, resident at 162 Portknockie."