John Pirie

M, #4884, b. 29 January 1872, d. 14 June 1953
     John Pirie was born on 29 January 1872 at Parish of Seafield, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Alexander Pirie and Helen Innes. His family was known by the tee-name of "Priest". John Pirie was a fisherman. They was the informant for Helen Pirie's birth at Shorehead, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 29 August 1893.2 He married Ann Stephen McDonald at 1 Commercial Street, Macduff, Banffshire, Scotland, on 8 September 1893.3 He was the informant for Alexander Pirie's birth at Wards Cottage, Macduff, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 October 1896.4
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 209 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, head; Ann Pirie, wife, John Pirie, son; Alex Pirie, son; George Pirie, son; Mary Ann Pirie, daughter; Maggie Pirie, daughter; Catherine Pirie, daughter; Lily Pirie, daughter.5
John died on 14 June 1953 at Seafield Hospital, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 81.3

Children of John Pirie and Ann Stephen McDonald


  1. [S3795] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "John Pirie, male. Birth: 29 JAN 1872 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Pirie. Mother: Helen Innes."
  2. [S6054] Helen Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "Helen Pirie (Illegitimate), 1893, August Twenty ninth 3h 0m A.M. at Shorehead, Portsoy, Female. Father: John Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Ann Stephen McDonald, Domestic Servant. Informant: Ann Stephen McDonald, mother, John Pirie, father, 1 Commercial Street, Macduff. Registered: 1893, September 7th at Portsoy, James Innes, Registrar."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S6397] Alexander Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Macduff in the County of Banff, "Alexander Pirie, 1896, October Second 3h P.M. at Wards Cottage, Macduff, Male. Father: John Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. McDonald, married 1893, September 8th in Macduff. Informant: John Pirie, Father. Registered: 1896, October 20th at Macduff, Jas. Morrison Registrar."
  5. [S6439] 1911, Scottish Census, "John Pirie, head, male, age 38, married, fisherman, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 209 Portknockie, 2 rooms with one or more windows, 9 persons in house."