John Pirie

M, #4741, b. 3 July 1810, d. 11 February 1870
     John Pirie was born on 3 July 1810 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was baptized on 4 July 1810 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of James Pirie and Anne Smith. John Pirie was a whitefisher and mason. He married Jane Smith at Portessie, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland, on 4 October 1835.3,2
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 21 Peterhythe, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, head; Jane Pirie, wife; John Pirie, son; Jane Pirie, daughter; James Pirie, son; William Pirie, son; Ann Pirie, daughter; Elisabeth Pirie, daughter; John Findlay, lodger; Janet Findlay, lodger; Robert Findlay, lodger.4
John died on 11 February 1870 at Portessie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 59.5,6

Children of John Pirie and Jane Smith


  1. [S3735] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "John Pirie, male. Birth: 03 JUL 1810. Christening: 04 JUL 1810 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: James Pirie. Mother: Ann Smith."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S3741] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, “John Pirie, male. Spouse: Jane Smith. Marriage: 04 OCT 1835 Rathven, Banff, Scotland”.
  4. [S8284] 1861, Scottish Census, "John Pirie, head, married, male, age 50, born in Banffshire, Rathven, mason, employer of 3 men, resident at 21 Peterhythe."
  5. [S3739] John Pirie, Register of Deaths in the Parish of Rathven in the County of Banff, "Result of Precognition see Register of Corrected Entries, No. 30, p.61. John Pirie, Mason (Married to Jane Smith), died 1870, February Eleventh 11h A.M. at Portessie, Male, 59 years. Father: James Pirie Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. Smith (deceased). Cause of death: Compound fracture of skull, fractures of several ribs, with pneumothorax; 7 fractures of right arm, Death instantaneous, as cert. by W.R. Duguid. Informant: James Pirie, Son (Not Present), Portgordon. Registered: 1870, February 15th at Rathven, John Russell, Registrar."
  6. [S3740] John Pirie, Register of Corrected Entries for the Parish of Rathven in the County of Banff, "The following report of Result of a Precognition has been received touching the Death of John Pirie registered under No 20 in the Register Books of Deaths for the year 1870. John Pirie, 59 years, male. Died 11th February 1870, Portessie, parish of Rathven and County of Banff. Cause of Death: Severe injuries of the head and other parts of the body occasioned by the fall of part of an old house. Procurator Fiscal's Office Banff, 19th February 1870. Certified by Alexander Watt, Procurator Fiscal, Rathven, 22nd February 1870. John Russell, Registrar, 28 July 1870."