James Pirie

M, #55, b. 14 September 1903, d. 6 November 1965
     James Pirie was born on 14 September 1903 at 428 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Pirie and Mary Buchan. His family was known by the tee-name of "King". James Pirie's father, John Pirie, was identified with the tee-name "Buxer" in the 1881 Scottish Census and then with the tee-name "King" in the 1891 Census. "Buxer" was the tee-name of James' grandfather's family and "King" was the tee-name of his grandmother's family.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1911 census at 428 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Mary Pirie, head; James Pirie, son.2
James Pirie was a fisherman. He married Catharine Mair at 2 Commerce Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, on 11 March 1926.3,4,5 He was the informant for Kathleen Pirie's birth at 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 16 December 1927.6 He was the informant for James Pirie's birth at 29 Park Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 22 November 1929.6 James died on 6 November 1965 at 54 Prospect Terrace, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 62.6

Children of James Pirie and Catharine Mair


  1. [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."
  2. [S4056] 1911, Scottish Census, "James Pirie, son, male, age 7, school, born in Banff, Portknockie, resident at 428 Portknockie."
  3. [S1356] James Pirie, Catherine Mair, "1926, on the Eleventh day of March, at 2 Commerce Street, Elgin. By declaration, in the presence of William Pirie, 10 Seafield Street, Portknockie, and John Mair, Station Road, Portknockie. James Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), 22 years, resident at 10 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Father: John Pirie, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Mary Pirie M.S. Buchan. Catherine Mair, Fish Worker (Spinster), 21 years, resident at Station Road, Portknockie, Father: John Mair, Fisherman, Mother: Elsie Mair M.S Runcie. Warrant of Sheriff-substitute of Elginshire, dated 11th March 1926. Registered 1926 March 11th at Elgin. Alex. Allan Registrar."
  4. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  5. [S777] Anne Elizabeth Mair, Neil Alexander Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Anne Mair of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.