William Pirie

M, #40, b. 24 August 1824, d. 16 November 1898
     William Pirie "Buxer" was born on 24 August 1824 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of John Pirie and Isabella Harper. William Pirie was baptized on 6 September 1824 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 His family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer". He was a fisherman.
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, 20; Isobel Pirie, 40; William Pirie, 15; George Pirie, 12; James Pirie, 10; David Pirie, 5; Isobel Pirie, 1.3
He married Jane Gray at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 6 July 1847.4,5,6 He was the informant for, and present at, Jane Pirie's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 1 March 1856.7,8 He was the informant for, and present at, Jane Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 January 1858.9 He was the informant for Jane Pirie's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 25 February 1860.10,11,12
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 172 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirie, head; Jean Pirie, wife; Margaret Pirie, daughter; Isabella Pirie, daughter; Elizabeth Pirie, daughter; William Pirie, son; John Pirie, son; Jean Pirie, daughter.13
He was the informant for, and present at, Jane Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 May 1863.14 He was the informant for, and present at, David Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 8 April 1864.15,6 He was the informant for, and present at, Jane Pirie's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 April 1866.16,17,12,6 He was the informant for John Pirie "Buxer"'s death at Portknockie, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland, on 24 September 1867.18
He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirie, head; Jean Pirie, wife; Margt Pirie, daughter; Isabella Pirie, daughter; William Pirie, son; John Pirie, son; Alex Pirie, son; David Pirie, son; Jean Pirie, daughter.19
He was the informant for Jessie Ann Pirie's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 30 June 1871.20,21,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 206 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Pirie, head; Jane Pirie, wife; Alexander Pirie, son; David Pirie, son; Jane Pirie, daughter; Jessie Ann Pirie, daughter.22
He was the informant for Robert Pirie's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 29 October 1889.23,6 He was the informant for David Pirie's birth at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 29 October 1889.24,6 He was the informant for, and present at, Robert Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 November 1889.25 He was the informant for David Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 March 1890.26,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Wm Pirie, head; Jane Pirie, wife; Alex Pirie, son; Jessie Pirie, daughter.27

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1895-1896 shows that William Pirie "Buxer" was owner occupier of 206 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.28 He was the informant for David Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 6 February 1896.29,12 William died on 16 November 1898 at 206 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 74.30,6

Children of William Pirie and Jane Gray

Citations

  1. [S151] William Pirie, OPR Baptism entry, "Pirie 1824, 6 Sept, John Pirie in Portknockie had a child by his wife Isabel Harper born 24 Aug. & Baptized this day named William. Witnefses William Goodbrand and Marg. Pirie."
  2. [S459] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Pirie, male. Birth: 24 AUG 1824. Christening: 06 SEP 1824 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: Jno. Pirie. Mother: Isobel Harper."
  3. [S35] 1841, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, male, age 15, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S959] William Pirie to Jane Gray, OPR Marriage entry, "Pirie & Gray 2d July 1847. William Pirie and Jean Gray both in Portknockie were matrimonially contracted and after proclamations no objections being offered were married on the 6th July."
  5. [S942] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Pirie, male. Spouse: Jane Gray. Marriage: 06 JUL 1847, Cullen, Banff, Scotland."
  6. [S940] Carolyn Hatt, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Carolyn Hatt of Broadstairs, England.
  7. [S1281] Jane Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jane Pirie, 1856, March First 6h 0m A.M. at Portknockie, District of Seafield, Female. Father: William Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Jane Pirie Maiden Name Gray. Informant: William Pirie, father, present. Registered: 1856, March 21st at Portknockie, Alexander Fraser, Registrar."
  8. [S945] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Jane Pirie, female. Birth: 01 MAR 1856 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Pirie. Mother: Jane Gray."
  9. [S1774] Jane Pirie, 1858 Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jane Pirie (Single), died 1858, January Fourteenth 6h 50m A.M. at Portknockie, Rathven, Female, 2 years, Father: William Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Jane Pirie Maiden Name Gray, Cause of death: Bowel complaint, 6 months, No Medical Attendant, Burial Place: Old Churchyard, Cullen, as certified by James Eddie, Sexton, Informant: William Pirie, Father, Present, Registered: 1858, January 14th at Portknockie, Jas Cumming Registrar."
  10. [S2887] Jane Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jane Pirie, 1860, February Twenty-fifth 11h 0m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Female. Father: William Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Jane Pirie, Maiden Name Gray. Informant: William Pirie, father, Not present. Registered: 1860, March 5th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  11. [S947] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Jane Pirie, female. Birth: 25 FEB 1860 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Pirie. Mother: Jane Gray."
  12. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  13. [S962] 1861, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, head, married, male, age 35, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 172 Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  14. [S4604] Jane Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jane Pirie (Single), died 1863, May Sixteenth 12h midnight at Portknockie (Rathven), Female, 3 years. Father: William Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Jane Pirie M.S. Gray. Cause of death: Small-pox, 9 days, No medical attendant. Informant: William Pirie, Father, present. Registered: 1863, May 18th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  15. [S937] David Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "David Pirie Fisherman (Married to Jessie Mair), died 1864, April Eighth 11h 30m P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male, 27 years, Father: John Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Isabella Pirie M.S. Harper (Deceased), Cause of death: Typhus Fever, Inflammation of Brain, about 7 days, as Cert. by Hugh Sharp, Surgeon, Informant: William Pirie, Brother, present, Portknockie, Registered: 1864, April 9th at Portknockie, Jas Cumming Registrar."
  16. [S3754] Jane Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jane Pirie, 1866, April Second 5h 30m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Female. Father: William Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Jane Pirie M. S. Gray, married 1848 (sic) July in Cullen. Informant: William Pirie, Father, present. Registered: 1866, April 14th at Farskane, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
  17. [S950] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Jane Pirie, female. Birth: 02 APR 1866 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Pirie. Mother: Jane Gray."
  18. [S74] John Pirie "Buxer", Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Pirie Buxor, Pauper (formerly Fisherman) Widower of Isabella Harper, died 1867, September Twenty-fourth 3h A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male, 74 years, Father: William Pirie Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Isabella Pirie M.S. Slater (deceased), Cause of death: Epithelial cancer in lip and neck, 3 years, as Cert. by D. Carmichael M.D. L.R,C.S. Edn., Informant: William Pirie, Son, not present, Portknockie, Registered: 1867, September 24th at Farskane, Jas Cumming Registrar."
  19. [S963] 1871, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, head, married, male, age 46, born in Banffshire, Rathven, fisherman, resident in Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  20. [S960] Jessie Ann Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jessie-Ann Pirie, 1871 June Thirtieth, at Portknockie (Rathven), Female. Father: William Pirie "Buxer", Fisherman. Mother: Jane Pirie M. S. Gray, married 1847 July 5th (sic) Cullen. Informant: William Pirie, Father, Not present, At sea. Registered: 1871 July 5th at Farskane, Jas Cumming, Registrar."
  21. [S951] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Jessie Ann Pirie, female. Birth: 30 JUN 1871 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Pirie. Mother: Jane Gray."
  22. [S964] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, head, married, male, age 58, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 206 Portknockie."
  23. [S1444] Robert Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Twin, Robert Pirie, 1889, October Twenty-Ninth 5h 20m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: David Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Jane Pirie M. S. Steel, married 1887 August 5th in Peterhead. Informant: William Pirie "Buxer", Grandfather, 206 Portknockie, James McIntyre, Registrar, Witness. Registered: 1889, November 2nd at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  24. [S1445] David Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Twin, David Pirie, 1889, October Twenty-Ninth 5h 25m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: David Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Jane Pirie M. S. Steel, married 1887 August 5th in Peterhead. Informant: William Pirie "Buxer", Grandfather, 206 Portknockie, James McIntyre, Registrar, Witness. Registered: 1889, November 7th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  25. [S1438] Robert Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Robert Pirie (Single), died 1889, November Second 7h 0m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 3 days (sic). Father: David Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Jane Pirie M.S. Steel. Cause of death: Acute Pneumonia, 2 Days, as cert. by S. Clark M.D. Informant: William Pirie "Buxer", Grand father, 206 Portknockie (Present), James McIntyre, Registrar, Witness. Registered: 1889, November 2nd at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  26. [S1446] Margaret Wood, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "David Pirie (Single), died 1890, March Fifth 2h 0m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 4 months. Father: David Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Jane Pirie M.S. Steel. Cause of death: Whooping Cough, 6 Days, Convulsions, 1 Day, as cert. by S. Clark M.D. Informant: William Pirie "Buxer", Grandfather, 206 Portknockie, James McIntyre, Registrar, Witness. Registered: 1890, March 6th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  27. [S5411] 1891, Scottish Census, "Wm Pirie, head, married, male, age 56, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident in Church Street, Portknockie."
  28. [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 373, "Special Water District of Portknockie, No. 2833, Description: House, Situation: 206 Portknockie, Proprietor: William Pirie, "Buxer", fisherman, Occupier: Proprietor, Feu-duty or Ground Annual: £0 13s 6d, Yearly Rent or Value: £2 10s 0d."
  29. [S2380] David Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "David Pirie (Single), died 1896, February Sixth 4h 30m A.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 3 months, Father: David Pirie, Fisherman, Mother: Jane Pirie M.S. Steel, Cause of death: Acute Bronchitis, 6 days, as cert. by S. Clark M.D.C.M., Informant: William Pirie, Grandfather, 206 Portknockie, Registered: 1896, February 7th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  30. [S957] William Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Pirie, Fisherman (Married to Jane Gray), died 1898, November Sixteenth 4h 0m A.M. at 206 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 71 years, Father: John Pirie Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Elizabeth (sic) Pirie M.S. Harper (Deceased), Cause of death: Acute Bronchitis, 4 days, Congestion of Brain, 1 day, as Cert. by S. Clark M.D.C.M., Informant: William Pirie, Son, No. 20 Portknockie (Present), Registered: 1898, November 16th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
    Note: A check of the IGI supports the assertion that the given name of William Pirie's mother was incorrectly recorded. There is no record in the IGI of a marriage between an Elizabeth Harper and a Pirie, whilst there is a record of the marriage between Isabella Harper and John Pirie.