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
John Pirie was a fisherman.
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
He married Ann Pirie at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 6 December 1895.6 He was the informant for John Pirie's death at Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 3 July 1898.7

Children of John Pirie and Ann Pirie


  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."
  6. [S6991] John Pirie to Ann Pirie, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "1895, on the Sixth day of December at Seafield Church, After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), 23 years, resident at Portknockie, Father: Alexander Pirie "Buxer", Fisherman, Mother: Jessie Pirie M.S. Pirie (sic) "Bullen". Annie Pirie, Fisherman's Daughter (Spinster), 20 years, resident at Portsoy, Father: George Pirie, Fisherman, Mother: Helen Pirie M.S Hogg. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. Maggie Pirie Witness. Robert Pirie Witness. Registered: 1895, December 7th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  7. [S7002] John Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "John Pirie (Single), died 1898, July Third 1h 30m P.M. at Church Street, Portsoy, Male, 1½ hours. Father: John Pirie, Fisherman, Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. Pirie. Cause of death: Premature birth, As certified by Wm. L. Stewart M.D. C.M. Informant: John Pirie, Father. Registered: 1898, July 4th at Portsoy, Robert Thom, Registrar."