Mary Buchan

F, #54, b. 12 April 1863, d. 4 June 1941
     Mary Buchan was born on 12 April 1863 at Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of William Buchan and Elizabeth Ritchie.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1871 census at 21 Shore Street, Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Buchan, head; Elisabeth Buchan, wife; William Buchan, son; James R. Buchan, son; Mary Buchan, daughter; Elisabeth Buchan, daughter; Catherine Buchan, daughter.2
Mary Buchan was the half-sister of "Beel's" wife, Joan Duthie Buchan. The Buchan's bye name was "Dall" or "Dally".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1881 census at 21 Shore Street, Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Buchan, head; Elisabeth Buchan, wife; William Buchan, son; James Buchan, son; Mary Buchan, daughter; Elisabeth Buchan, daughter; Catherine Buchan, daughter; Alexander Buchan, son; Elsie Buchan, daughter; Joan Buchan, daughter.3

She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1891 census at 15 Almanythie Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Buchan, head; Elizabeth Buchan, wife; William Buchan, son; James Buchan, son; Mary Buchan, daughter; Catherine Buchan, daughter; Alexander Buchan, son; James Duthie, nephew; Elizabeth Ritchie, servant, Elizabeth Buchan, daughter; Joanna Buchan, daughter.4
She married John Pirie "King" at 12 Auldmanythie Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 27 August 1898.5 As of 27 August 1898, her married name was Mary Pirie.
She was listed as head of household's wife 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.6
She was the informant for James Pirie's birth at 428 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 September 1903.7
She was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at 428 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Mary Pirie, head; James Pirie, son.8

The Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for Year 1915-1916 shows that Mary Pirie was occupier of 428 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.9 Mary died on 4 June 1941 at 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 78.10 Her body was interred on 7 June 1941 at Portknockie, Moray, Scotland, at Lair No. 1537, Hillhead cemetery.11

Child of Mary Buchan and John Pirie

Citations

  1. [S99] Mary Buchan, Register of Births in the Parish of Rathen in the County of Aberdeen, "Mary Buchan, 1863, April Twelfth 5h 15m A.M. at Inverallochy, Female. Father: William Buchan, Fisherman. Mother: Elizabeth Buchan M. S. Ritchie, married 1858 July 15th at Rathen. Informant: Alexander Buchan, cousin (not present) of 42 Inverallochy. Registered: 1863, April 13th at Rathen, William Watt, Registrar."
  2. [S640] 1871, Scottish Census, "Mary Buchan, daughter, female, age 7, born in Rathen, Aberdeen, resident at 21 Shore Street."
  3. [S639] 1881, Scottish Census, "Mary Buchan, daughter, unmarried, female, age 17, born in Rathen, Aberdeen, fisherwoman, resident at 21 Shore Street."
  4. [S641] 1891, Scottish Census, "Mary Buchan, daughter, unmarried, female, age 26, born in Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire, fishworker, employed, resident at 15 Almanythie Road."
  5. [S45] John Pirie to Mary Buchan, Marriage entry, "1898 on the Twenty Seventh day of August at 12 Auldmanythie Road, Peterhead. After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Pirie, Fisherman (Widower), age 47, usual residence 219 Portknockie, present residence 9 Auldmanythie Road, Peterhead, parents John Pirie, Fisherman and Helen Pirie M.S. Wood. Mary Buchan, Domestic Servant (Spinster), age 35, usual residence 12 Auldmanythie Road, Peterhead, parents William Buchan, Fisherman and Elizabeth Buchan M.S. Ritchie (deceased). James Stewart Minister of Peterhead. Alex Pirie Witness. Robert Forman Witness. Registered 1898 August 30th at Peterhead, Geo Morrice(?) assistant Registrar."
  6. [S13] 1901, Scottish Census, "Mary Pirie, wife, married, female, age 36, born in Inveralochy, Aberdeenshire, fisherman's wife, resident at 219½ Portknockie."
  7. [S1068] James Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Pirie, 1903, September Fourteenth 4h 0m P.M. at 428 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: John Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Mary Pirie M.S. Buchan, married 1898 September 14th in Peterhead. Informant: Mary Pirie, Mother. Registered: 1903, September 30th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  8. [S4056] 1911, Scottish Census, "Mary Pirie, head, female, age 49, widow, born in Aberdeen, Inverallochy, resident at 428 Portknockie, 2 rooms with one or more windows, 2 persons in house."
  9. [S4582] National Records of Scotland, Valuation Roll, County of Banff, Year 1915-1916, Valuation Roll for the County of Banff for the Year 1915-1916 - Parish of Rathven, Page 385, "Police Burgh of Portknockie, No. 3771, Description: House, Situation: 428 Portknockie, Proprietor: Reps. of late John Pirie, "King", fisherman, Occupier: Widow Jno. Pirie, Yearly Rent or Value: £9 0s 0d."
  10. [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."
  11. [S110] Mary Pirie (née Buchan), Lair Record, "Lairs 1537 and 1539 purchased by William Pirie, Fisherman of Portknockie, on 05/10/1912. Lair 1537, Name: Mary Buchan, Profession: Widow, Relationship: Mother-in-Law, Age: 77, Interred: 07/06/1941". There is no monument to Mary Pirie (née Buchan).