Helen Pirie

F, #971, b. 17 June 1869, d. 17 August 1944
     Helen Pirie "Buxer" was born on 17 June 1869 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of Alexander Pirie and Jessie Cowie. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer".
She was listed as head of household's daughter 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.3

She was listed as head of household's daughter 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.4
She married James McArthur at St. Peter's Church, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 4 July 1895.5,6 As of 4 July 1895, her married name was Helen McArthur.
She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1901 census at 333 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James McArthur, head; Helen Pirie McArthur, wife; Wm McArthur, son; Alexander McArthur, son; Ann W McArthur, daughter.7

She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1911 census at 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James McArthur, head; Helen McArthur, wife; William McArthur, son; Alexander McArthur, son; Ann Wilson McArthur, daughter; James McArthur, son; Daniel McArthur, son; Janet McArthur, daughter.8
She married James Mair at 12 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 November 1931.9,6 As of 11 November 1931, her married name was Helen Mair. Helen died on 17 August 1944 at Seafield Cottage Hospital, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 75.10,6

Children of Helen Pirie and James McArthur

Citations

  1. [S2051] Helen Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "Helen Pirie, 1869, June Seventeenth 9h A.M. at Buckie, Female. Father: Alexander Pirie, Mason. Mother: Jessie Pirie M. S. Cowie, married 1868 April 22nd in Buckie. Informant: Alexander Pirie, Father, Present. Registered: 1869, June 19th at Rathven, John Russell, Registrar."
  2. [S478] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Helen Pirie, female. Birth: 17 Jun 1869 Rathven, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Pirie. Mother: Jessie Cowie."
  3. [S1307] 1881, Scottish Census, "Helen Pirie "Buxer", daughter, unmarried, female, age 11, born in Banff, Rathven, scholar, resident at 219 Portknockie."
  4. [S5423] 1891, Scottish Census, "Helen Pirie, daughter, unmarried, female, age 22, born in Rathven, Banffshire, domestic, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  5. [S2052] James McArthur to Helen Pirie, Marriage entry, "1895 on the Fourth day of July at St Peter's Church, Buckie. After Publication according to the Forms of the R.C. Church. James McArthur, Mason (Bachelor), age 27, usual residence Land Street, Buckie, parents William McArthur, Mason and Ann McArthur M.S. Wilson (deceased). Hellen Pirie (Spinster), age 25, usual residence Portknockie, Seafield, parents Alexander Pirie Fisherman and Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie. John McIntosh, Buckie, Minister. William McArthur Witness. Jane Ann Gilmore Witness. Registered 1895 July 6 at Buckie, John Webster Registrar."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  7. [S5727] 1901, Scottish Census, "Helen Pirie McArthur, wife, married, female, age 32, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, resident at 333 Portknockie."
  8. [S5914] 1911, Scottish Census, "Helen McArthur, wife, female, age 41, married, duration of marriage 15 years, children born alive 7, children still living 6, born in Banffshire, Buckie, resident at 221 Portknockie."
  9. [S2057] James Mair to Helen Pirie or McArthur, Marriage entry, "1931 on the Eleventh day of November at 12 Harbour Place, Portknockie. After Banns: According to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. James Mair, Fisherman (Retired), (Widower), age 70, usual residence 8 Seafield Street, Portknockie, parents James Mair Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Mair M.S. Legge (Deceased). Helen Pirie or McArthur (Widow), age 62, usual residence 12 Harbour Place, Portknockie, parents Alexander Pirie Fisherman (Deceased) and Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie (Deceased). John Taulds, Minister of the Parish of Seafield, Portknockie. James Hutcheon, Stonielea, Bauds, Portknockie, Witness. Margaret Hutcheon, Stonielea, Bauds, Portknockie, Witness. Registered 1931 November 12th at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."
  10. [S2059] Helen Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "Helen Mair, Married to (1) James McArthur, Mason (Master), (2) James Mair, Fisherman, died 1944, August Seventeenth 8h 40m P.M. at Seafield Cottage Hospital, Buckie, usual residence 12 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Female, 75 years. Father: Alexander Pirie, Mason (deceased), Mother: Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie (deceased). Cause of death: Cerebral Haemorrhage (as certified by Alex. Paterson MB. ChB.). Informant: Janet Wood, Daughter, 11 Jubilee Terrace, Portknockie. Registered: 1944, August 21st at Buckie, John W. Gordon, Registrar."