Jessie Cowie

F, #540, b. circa 1846, d. 10 June 1926
     Jessie was born at Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland, circa 1846. She was the daughter of Alexander Cowie and Margaret Smith. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Bullen".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1851 census at Corner Reid's Close, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Cowie, head; Margret Cowie, wife; George Cowie, son; John Cowie, son; Alexander Cowie, son; Jessie Cowie, daughter.1

She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1861 census at Low Shore Street, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexr Cowie, head; Margaret Cowie, wife; Alexander Cowie, son; Jessie Cowie, daughter; Mary Ann Cowie, daughter; Isabella Findlay, mother-in-law.2
She married Alexander Pirie at Buckie, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 April 1868.3 As of 14 April 1868, her married name was Jessie Pirie. She was the informant for Alexander Pirie's birth at 220 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 26 May 1878.4,5,6
She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 219 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jessie Cowie or Pirie, wife; Helen Pirie “Buxer”, daughter; Jessie Pirie “Buxer”, daughter; Mag. A. Pirie “Buxer”, daughter; Alexr Pirie “Buxer”, son; William Pirie “Buxer”, son.7

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jessie Pirie, wife; Helen Pirie, daughter; Jessie Pirie, daughter; Maggie Pirie, daughter; Alexr Pirie, son; Wm Pirie, son; Isabella Pirie, daughter; Jane Pirie, daughter; Mary McCarter, grand child.8

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1901 census at 219 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Pirie, head; Jessie Pirie, wife; William Pirie, son; Isabella Pirie, daughter; Jane Pirie, daughter.9
She was the informant for, and present at, Helen Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 June 1901.10
She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1911 census at 219 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alex Pirie, head; Jessie Pirie, wife; William Pirie, son.11
Jessie died on 10 June 1926 at 15 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.12 Her body was interred on 12 June 1926 at Portknockie, Moray, Scotland, at Lair No. 1370, Hillhead Cemetery.13

Children of Jessie Cowie and Alexander Pirie

Citations

  1. [S1066] 1851, Scottish Census, "Jessie Cowie, daughter, female, age 4, born in Buckie, Banffshire, resident at Corner Reid's Close."
  2. [S1065] 1861, Scottish Census, "Jessie Cowie, daughter, unmarried, female, age 15, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherwoman, resident at Low Shore Street."
  3. [S51] Alexander Pirie to Jessie Cowie, Marriage entry, "1868 on the fourteenth of April At Buckie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. Alexr Pirie Mason Bachelor, Age 23, Usual residence: Buckie, Father: John Pirrie Fisherman, Mother: Helen Pirrie M.S. Wood. Jessie Cowie, At home, Spinster, Alexr Cowie Witness, Adam Cowie Witness, Age 25, Usual residence: Buckie, Father: Alexander Cowie Bullen Fisherman (dec), Mother: Margaret Cowie M.S. Smith. Robert Shanks Minister, Alexr Cowie Witness, Adam Cowie Witness. Registered: 1868 16th April At Rathven, John Russell Registrar."
  4. [S5984] Alexander Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Pirie, 1878, May Twenty-Sixth 1h 30m A.M. at 220 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: Alexander Pirie, Mason & Fisherman. Mother: Jessie Pirie M. S. Cowie, married 1868 April 8th (sic) in (Buckie) Rathven. Informant: Jessie Pirie, Her X Mark, Mother, James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1878, June 12th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  5. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  6. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  7. [S1307] 1881, Scottish Census, "Jessie Cowie or Pirie, wife, married, female, age 36, born in Banff, Rathven, resident at 219 Portknockie, has 2 rooms with one or more windows."
  8. [S5423] 1891, Scottish Census, "Jessie Pirie, wife, married, female, age 46, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman's wife, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  9. [S5227] 1901, Scottish Census, "Jessie Pirie, wife, married, female, age 55, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman's wife, resident at 219 Portknockie."
  10. [S50] Helen Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Pirie Widow of John Pirie Fisherman, died 1901, June Fourteenth 5h 0m P.M. at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 83 years, Father: Alexander Wood "King" Fisherman and Crofter (deceased), Mother: Helen Wood M.S. Pirie (deceased), Cause of death: Old Age, as Cert. by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M., Informant: Jessie Pirie, her + mark, Daughter-in-Law, 219 Portknockie (present), James McIntyre Registrar Witness, Registered: 1901, June 15th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  11. [S5912] 1911, Scottish Census, "Jessie Pirie, wife, female, age 66, married, duration of marriage 43 years, children born alive 9, children still living 8, born in Banffshire, Buckie, resident at 219 Portknockie."
  12. [S5904] Jessie Pirie née Cowie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jessie Pirie, (Widow of Alexander Pirie, Fisherman), died 1926, June Tenth 3h 45m A.M. at 15 Harbour Pl., Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 84 years. Father: Alexander Cowie, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Cowie M.S. Smith (Deceased). Cause of death: Senility, as cert. by C.E. Mathieson M.B. Ch.B. Informant: David Slater, Undertaker, Rock House, Portknockie. Registered: 1926, June 10th at Manse of Seafield, James MacIntyre, Registrar."
  13. [S430] Jessie Cowie, Lair Record, "Lair 1370 purchased by Alexander Pirie "Buxer" Fisherman of 224 Portknockie on 31/07/1908. Lair 1370, Name: Jessie Cowie, Profession: Widow, Relationship: Mother, Age: 84, Interred: 12/06/1926."