Catharine Pirie

F, #49, b. 24 January 1878, d. 16 February 1953
Catharine Mair, née Pirie (1878 - 1953)
photographed in 1948
(Kindly provided by Robert Mair)
     Catharine Pirie was born on 24 January 1878 at 219 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Pirie and Elizabeth Ritchie. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer". Catharine Pirie's father, John Pirie, was identified with the tee-name "Buxer" in the 1881 Scottish Census.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1881 census at 219 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie “Buxer”, head; Elizabeth Pirie “Buxer”, wife; Catherine Pirie “Buxer”, daughter; William Pirie, son.2
Her family was known by the tee-name of "King". Her father, John Pirie, was then identified with the tee-name "King" in the 1891 Census. "Buxer" was the tee-name of Catharine's grandfather's family and "King" was the tee-name of her grandmother's family.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1891 census at 218 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie “King”, (blank); Elizabeth Pirie, wife; Katrine Pirie, daughter; William Pirie, son; Alexander Pirie, son; Elizabeth Pirie, daughter.3

She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1901 census at 219½ Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, head; Mary Pirie, wife; Catherine Pirie, daughter; Wm Pirie, son; Alex Pirie, son; Elizabeth Pirie, daughter.4
She married William Mair at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 27 December 1901.5,6 As of 27 December 1901, her married name was Catharine Mair.
She was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 218 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Catherine Mair, house wife; John P. Mair, son; Charles Mair, son; Harry Mair, son.7
She was the informant for, and present at, Mary Pirie's death at 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 4 June 1941.8 Catharine died on 16 February 1953 at 14 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 75.9,10,6 She was buried after 16 February 1953 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Moray, Scotland. Catharine was usually called "Kate". She was recalled as having red hair.

Children of Catharine Pirie and William Mair

Citations

  1. [S97] Catharine Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catharine Pirie, 1878, January Twenty-Fourth 5h 0m P.M. at 219 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: John Pirie "Buxer", Fisherman. Mother: Elizabeth Pirie M. S. Ritchie, married 1874 October 3d in Portknockie, Seafield. Informant: Elizabeth Pirie, mother. Registered: 1878, February 11th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S23] 1881, Scottish Census, "Catherine Pirie "Buxer", daughter, unmarried, female, age 3, born in Banff, Rathven, fisherman's daughter, resident at 219 Portknockie."
  3. [S14] 1891, Scottish Census, "Katrine Pirie, daughter, unmarried, female, age 13, born in Rathven, Banffshire, domestic servant, resident at 218 Portknockie."
  4. [S13] 1901, Scottish Census, "Catherine Pirie, daughter, unmarried, female, age 23, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, domestic worker, resident at 219½ Portknockie."
  5. [S773] Catharine Pirie to William Mair, Marriage entry, "1901 on the Twenty Seventh day of December at Seafield Church. After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Mair, Joiner (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence Portknockie, parents Alexander Mair, Fisherman and Georgina Mair M.S. Mair (Deceased). Catherine Pirie, Fisher-girl (Spinster), age 23, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Pirie "King", Fisherman and Elizabeth Pirie M.S. Ritchie. James McIntyre Minister of Seafield. John Bruce Witness. William Pirie Witness. Registered 1901 December 28th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S5915] 1911, Scottish Census, "Catherine Mair, house wife, female, age 33, married, duration of marriage 9 years, children born alive 3, children still living 3, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, resident at 218 Portknockie, 2 rooms with one or more windows, 4 persons in house."
  8. [S103] Mary Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Mary Pirie, (widow of John Pirie, Fisherman), died 1941, June Fourth 7h 15m P.M. at 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie (usual residence: 10 Seafield Street, Portknockie) , Female, 78 years. Father: William Buchan, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Elizabeth Buchan M.S. Buchan (sic) (Deceased). Cause of death: Senility, as cert. by J. C. Wood MB. Ch.B. Informant: Catherine Mair, Daughter, 14 Harbour Place, Portknockie (present). Registered: 1941, June 6th at Portknockie, William Falconer, Registrar."
  9. [S4440] Catharine Mair née Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catherine Mair (Married to William Mair, Carpenter) (Retired), died 1953, February Sixteenth 8h 20m P.M. at 14 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Female, 75 years. Father: John Pirie Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Elizabeth Pirie M.S. Ritchie (Deceased). Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis, Arteriosclerosis, Senility, as cert. by: A.W. Thomson M.B. Ch.B. Informant: H. Mair, Son, Present. Registered: 1953, February 16th at Portknockie, Flora S. Slater, Asst. Registrar."
  10. [S3624] Ann Campbell, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Ann Campbell of Portknockie, Moray, Scotland.