Jessie Pirie

F, #974, b. 2 August 1874, d. 29 April 1913
     Jessie Pirie was born on 2 August 1874 at Merchant Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,2,3 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.4

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.5
She married Alexander Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 September 1892.6,3 As of 14 September 1892, her married name was Jessie Mair. She was the informant for George Mair's birth at 46 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 26 May 1893.7,3 Jessie died on 29 April 1913 at 32 Doncaster Street, Glasgow, Scotland, at age 38.8,3

Child of Jessie Pirie and Alexander Mair


  1. [S3545] Jessie Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Peterhead in the County of Aberdeen, "Jessie Pirie, 1874, August Second 11h P.M. at Merchant Street, Female. Father: Alexander Pirie, Fisherman, Portknockie - Rathven. Mother: Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie. Married 1868 April 9 in Rathven. Informant: Alexr. Pirie, Father, Present. Registered: 1874, August 17 at Peterhead, James Lyall, Registrar."
  2. [S479] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Jessie Pirie, female. Birth: 02 AUG 1874 Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland. Father: Alexander Pirie. Mother: Jessie Cowie."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S1307] 1881, Scottish Census, "Jessie Pirie "Buxer", daughter, unmarried, female, age 7, born in Aberdeen, Peterhead, scholar, resident at 219 Portknockie."
  5. [S5423] 1891, Scottish Census, "Jessie Pirie, daughter, unmarried, female, age 16, born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, domestic, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  6. [S3548] Alexander Mair to Jessie Pirie, Marriage entry, "1892 on the Fourteenth day of September at Portknockie. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland. Alexr. Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Mair Fisherman and Euphemia Mair M.S. Pirie. Jessie Pirie, Fisher-girl (Spinster), age 18, usual residence Portknockie, parents Alexander Pirie Fisherman and Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie. Peter Brown, Free Church Minister. John Pirie Witness. William Mair Witness. Registered 1892 September 17th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  7. [S3550] George Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "George Mair, 1893, May Twenty-Sixth 6h 0m A.M. at 46 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: Alexander Mair "Shanker" Fisherman. Mother: Jessie Mair M.S. Pirie, married 1892 September 14th in Seafield. Informant: Jessie Mair, Mother. Registered: 1893, June 13th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  8. [S3549] Jessie Mair née Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Kelvin in the Burgh of Glasgow, "Jessie Mair, married to Alexander Mair, Irondriller, died 1913, April Twenty-ninth 4h 50m P.M. at 32 Doncaster Street, Glasgow, Female, 38 years, Father: Alexander Pirie Fisherman, Mother: Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie, Cause of death: Puerperal Eclampsia, As certified by J. Lindsay M.D., Informant: Alexr Mair, Widower, Present, Registered: 1913, April 30th at Glasgow, Wm. L. Campbell, Assist. Registrar."