John Pirie

M, #973, b. 22 February 1872
     John Pirie was born on 22 February 1872 at Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of Alexander Pirie and Jessie Cowie. His family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer".
He was listed as head of household's grandson in the 1881 census at 221 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie “Buxer”, head; Helen Pirie “Buxer”, wife; John Pirie “Buxer”, grandson.4

He was listed as a crew member in the 1891 census at fishing boat 'King Fisher', Westray Pier, Westray, Orkney, Scotland. Those recorded aboard 'King Fisher' were: Jno Pirie Buxer, fisherman master; Alex Pirie Buxer, fisherman; Jno Wood Royal, fisherman; Robert Grant, fisherman; Geo Wood Royal, fisherman; Jno Pirie Buxer, fisherman; Jno Wood Royal, fisherman; Wm Wood, cook.5


  1. [S5987] John Pirie, Register of Births in the Parish of Rathven in the County of Banff, "John Pirie, 1872, February Twenty second 10h P.M. at Buckie, Male. Father: Alexander Pirie, Mason. Mother: Jessie Pirie M. S. Cowie, married 1862 April (sic) in Buckie. Informant: Alexr Pirie, Father, Present. Registered: 1872, February 26th at Rathven, John Russell, Registrar."
  2. [S481] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Pirie, male. Birth: 22 Feb 1872 Rathven, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Pirie. Mother: Jessie Cowie."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S22] 1881, Scottish Census, "John Pirie "Buxer", grandson, unmarried, male, age 9, born in Banff, Rathven, scholar, resident at 221 Portknockie."
  5. [S1306] 1891, Scottish Census, "Jno Pirie Buxer, crew, unmarried, male, age 19, born in Buckie, Banff, fisherman, working on own account, aboard 'King Fisher' at Westray Pier."