Alexander Pirie

M, #4879, b. 27 February 1841, d. 8 January 1922
     Alexander Pirie was born on 27 February 1841 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of George Pirie and Elspet Priest. Alexander Pirie was baptized on 6 March 1841 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 His family was known by the tee-name of "Priest".
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirie, 30; Elspet Pirie, 30; George Pirie, 8; John Pirie, 2; Alexr Pirie, 0.3

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at Slack Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Espet Wood, head; John Pirrie, son; Allexr Pirrie, son.4
He was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's stepson in the 1861 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Wood, 42; Elspet Wood, 48; John Innes, 15; Alexander Pirrie, 19.5
He married Helen Innes at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 1 October 1864.6,7,8 He was the informant for, and present at, Elspet Priest's death at 1 End Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 16 September 1869.9
He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 40 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Pirie, head; Helen Pirie, wife; George Pirie, son; Elspet Pirie, daughter; Alexander Pirie, son.10
He was the informant for James Pirie's birth at 52 Virginia Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 2 September 1874.11,12,8 He was the informant for George Innes's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 10 July 1876.8 He was the informant for, and present at, an unknown person 's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 November 1877.13
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 135½ Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Pirie, head; Hellen Pirie, wife; George Pirie, son; Helen Pirie, daughter; Catherine Pirie, daughter; Margaret S Pirie, daughter; Jane K Pirie, daughter; Alexander Pirie, grandson.14,15
Alexander died on 8 January 1922 at 10 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 80.16

Children of Alexander Pirie and Helen Innes

Citations

  1. [S4587] Alexander Pirie, OPR Baptism entry, "Pirie 6th March 1841, George Pirie, Whitefisher, Portknockie had a child by his wife Elspet Priest born on the 27th Ulto. and baptized this day named Alexander; Witnefses Alexander Wood and Alexr. Pirie both at Portknockie."
  2. [S3789] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Alexander Pirie, male. Birth: 27 FEB 1841. Christening: 06 MAR 1841 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Pirie. Mother: Elspet Priest."
  3. [S5398] 1841, Scottish Census, "Alexr Pirie, male, age 0, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S5971] 1851, Scottish Census, "Allexr Pirrie, son, male, age 10, born in Banffshire, scholar, resident in Slack Road."
  5. [S5972] 1861, Scottish Census, "Alexander Pirrie, unmarried, male, age 19, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident in Portknockie."
  6. [S3826] Alexander Pirie to Helen Innes, Marriage entry, "1864 on the First day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church. Alexander Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Pirie Fisherman (Deceased) and Elspet Wood, Formerly Pirie M.S. Priest. Helen Innes (Spinster), age 20, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Innes Fisherman and Catherine Innes M.S. Mair. William Birrell, Minister United Presbyterian Church. William Wood Witness. George Wood Witness. Registered 1864 Oct: 3rd at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  7. [S3791] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, “Alexander Pirie, male. Spouse: Helen Innes. Marriage: 01 OCT 1864 Seafield, Banff, Scotland”.
  8. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  9. [S5964] Elspet Wood previously Pirie née Priest, Register of Deaths in the District of Peterhead in the County of Aberdeen, "Elspet Wood, Married to William Wood Ship Carpenter, Portknockie, & Widow of George Pirie, Fisherman, died 1869, September Sixteenth Noon at 1 End Street, Female, 63 years, Father: William Priest Fisherman (dead), Mother: Margaret Priest M.S. Wood (dead), Cause of death: Asthma, as cert. by Pat: Jamiefon, Surgeon, Informant: Alexander Pirie (Priest), Son (by 1st Marriage), Present, Registered: 1869, September 17th at Peterhead, James Lyall Registrar."
  10. [S4009] 1871, Scottish Census, "Alexander Pirie, head, married, male, age 30, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisher, resident at 40 Portknockie, has 1 room with one or more windows."
  11. [S4026] James Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Pirie, 1874, September Second 4h 0m P.M. at 52 Virginia Street, Aberdeen, Male. Father: Alexander Pirie, Whitefisher (Domicil - Portknockie, District of Seafield). Mother: Helen Pirie M. S. Innes, married 1863 October 1st in Portknockie, Seafield. Informant: Alexander Pirie, Father. Registered: 1874, September 10th at Aberdeen, John Watt, Registrar. September 12th, Transcribed at Farskane, James Cumming, Registrar."
  12. [S3796] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "James Pirie, male. Birth: 02 SEP 1874 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. Father: Alexander Pirie. Mother: Helen Innes."
  13. [S3797] Ann Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Ann Pirie (Single), died 1877, November Seventh 5h 30m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield, Rathven, Female, 3 ms, Father: Alexander Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Helen Pirie M.S. Innes, Cause of death: Bronchitis, 4 Days, No Medical Attendant, Informant: Alexander Pirie, Father (Present), Registered: 1877, November 8th at Manse of Seafield, Jno. Allan Assistant Registrar. T.F."
  14. [S6396] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alexander Pirie, head, married, male, age 59, born in Banff, Portknockie, fisherman, resident at 135½ Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  15. [S5232] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alexander Pirie, head, married, male, age 59, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 135 Portknockie."
  16. [S3790] Alexander Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Pirie, Fisherman (Married to Helen Innes), died 1922, January Eighth 12h 30m A.M. at 10 Harbour PL., Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 81 years. Father: George Pirie, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Elsie Pirie M.S. Priest (Deceased). Cause of death: Sudden Heart Failure, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Informant: George Mair, Son-in-law (Present). Registered: 1922, January 9th at Manse of Seafield, James MacIntyre, Registrar."