Alexander Pirie

M, #975, b. 26 May 1878, d. 5 June 1933
     Alexander Pirie was born on 26 May 1878 at 220 Portknockie, 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 son 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

He was listed as head of household's son 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
Alexander Pirie was a fisherman. He married Jane Ross at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 December 1899.6,2
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 40 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Pirie, head; Jane Pirie, wife; Alexander Pirie, son; Elsie Ross, servant.7
He was the informant for, and present at, Alexander Pirie's death at 15 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 12 March 1923.8,3,2 Alexander Pirie lived on 13 March 1923 at 19 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.8
The Buckie and District Directory for 1926 shows that Alexander Pirie lived at 19 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.9 Alexander died on 5 June 1933 at 19 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 55.10,2

Children of Alexander Pirie and Jane Hay

Citations

  1. [S5984] Alexander Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Pirie, 1878, May Twenty-Sixth 1h 30m A.M. at 220 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: Alexander Pirie, Mason & Fisherman. Mother: Jessie Pirie M. S. Cowie, married 1868 April 8th (sic) in (Buckie) Rathven. Informant: Jessie Pirie, Her X Mark, Mother, James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1878, June 12th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  3. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  4. [S1307] 1881, Scottish Census, "Alexr Pirie "Buxer", son, unmarried, male, age 2, born in Banff, Rathven, fisherman's son, resident at 219 Portknockie."
  5. [S5423] 1891, Scottish Census, "Alexr Pirie, son, unmarried, male, age 12, born in Rathven Banffshire, scholar, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  6. [S2305] Alexander Pirie to Jane Ross, Marriage entry, "1899 on the Seventh day of December at Seafield Church. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Alexander Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 21, usual residence No. 219 Portknockie, parents Alexander Pirie Fisherman and Jessie Pirie M.S. Cowie. Jane Ross, Fisher girl (Spinster), age 21, usual residence No. 170 Seatown Cullen, parents John Ross Fisherman and Jane Ross M.S. Hay. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. William Pirie Witness. Elsie Ross Witness. Registered 1899 December 8th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  7. [S5228] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alexander Pirie, head, married, male, age 22, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 40 Portknockie."
  8. [S4122] Alexander Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Pirie, Mason and Fisherman (Married to Jessie Cowie) (O.A. Pensior), died 1923, March Twelfth 5h 30m P.M. at 15 Harbour Pl, Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 79 years, Father: John Pirie Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Pirie M.S. Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: Influenza, 7 Days, Senile Decay, As Cert. by I. Geddes Pirie M.B.C.M., Informant: Alexander Pirie, Son, 19 Harbour Place, Portknockie (Present), Registered: 1923, March 13th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  9. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1926, page 77: PORTKNOCKIE, "Pirie, Alex., 19 Harbour Place", page 112: PORTKNOCKIE, HARBOUR PLACE, "19, Alex. Pirie; Alex. Pirie, jun.; John Pirie."
  10. [S5907] Alexander Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Alexander Pirie, Fisherman (Married to Jeanie Ross), died 1933, June Fifth 11h 30m A.M. at 19 Harbour Place, Portknockie, Male, 55 years. Father: Alexander Pirie, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Jane Pirie M.S. Cowie (Deceased). Cause of death: Locomotor atrophy, as cert. by Alexr. Paterson M.B. Ch.B., Buckie. Informant: William Falconer, neighbour, 20 Harbour Place, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1933, June 8th at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."