James Pirie

M, #4746, b. before 7 October 1837, d. 9 April 1908
     James Pirie was born before 7 October 1837. He was baptized on 7 October 1837 at Parish of Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Pirie and Jane Smith. James Pirie was a mason.
He was listed as head of household's son 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.2
He married Jessie Reid at Buckie Chapel, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 December 1865.3,4 He was the informant for John Pirie's death at Portessie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 February 1870.5,6 James died on 9 April 1908 at Portessie, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland.4

Children of James Pirie and Janet Reid


  1. [S3744] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "James Pirie, male. Christening: 07 OCT 1837 Rathven, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Pirie. Mother: Jean Smith."
  2. [S8284] 1861, Scottish Census, "James Pirie, son, male, age 22, born in Banffshire, Rathven, mason journeyman, resident at 21 Peterhythe."
  3. [S4389] James Pirie to Jessie Reid, Marriage entry, "1865 on the Second day of December at Buckie Chapel. After Banns According to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. Jas. Pirie, Mason (Bachelor), age 27, usual residence Portessie, parents John Pirie Mason and Jane Pirie M.S. Smith. Jessie Reid, Her X Mark, John Smith Witness, Alexander Pirie Witness, Domestic Servant, Spinster, age 24, usual residence PortGordon, parents Alexander Reid Fisherman (decd) and Janet Reid M.S. Reid. John Webster Minr of Buckie Chapel. John Smith Witness. Alexander Pirie Witness. Registered 1865 December 4th at Rathven, Geo. Coull Registrar."
  4. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  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."