Catharine Pirie

F, #1908, b. 19 December 1886, d. 18 July 1961
     Catharine Pirie was born on 19 December 1886 at 48 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of John Pirie and Jane Mair. Her family was known by the tee-name of "Buxer".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1901 census at 48 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Pirie, head; Jean Pirie, wife; James Pirie, son; Catherine Pirie, daughter; John M. Pirie, son.3
She married David Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 13 September 1912.4,5 As of 13 September 1912, her married name was Catharine Mair. She was the informant for John Pirie Mair's birth at 484 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 12 June 1915.6,7,5 Catharine died on 18 July 1961 at 7 Blantyre Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 74.8,5,9 She was buried after 18 July 1961 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.8,9

Children of Catharine Pirie and David Mair


  1. [S1355] Catharine Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Catharine Pirie, 1886, December Nineteenth 0h 30m A.M. at 48 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: John Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Jane Pirie M. S. Mair, married 1884 December 4th in Seafield. Informant: John Pirie, His X Mark, Father (Present), James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1886, December 30th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S940] Carolyn Hatt, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Carolyn Hatt of Broadstairs, England.
  3. [S3678] 1901, Scottish Census, "Catherine Pirie, daughter, female, age 14, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, scholar, resident at 48 Portknockie."
  4. [S2455] David Mair to Catherine Pirie, Marriage entry, "1912 on the Thirteenth day of September at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. David Mair, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 28, usual residence 235 Portknockie, parents Alexander Mair "Saucy" Fisherman (Deceased) and Elizabeth Mair M.S. Pirie. Catherine Pirie, Fishergirl (Spinster), age 25, usual residence 48 Portknockie, parents John Pirie Fisherman and Jane Pirie M.S. Mair "Johndie". D. Maccallum, United Free Church Portknockie. James Pirie Witness. Elizabeth Mair Witness. Registered 1912 September 14th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  5. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  6. [S7723] John Pirie Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Pirie Mair, 1915, June Twelfth 4h 30m A.M. at 484 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: David Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Catherine Mair M. S. Pirie, married 1912 September 13th in Seafield. Informant: Catherine Mair, Mother. Registered: 1915, July 2nd at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  7. [S7327] John Pirie Mair, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Births, Registration District of Seafield, Surname: Mair. Forename: John Pirie. Gender: Male. Year: 1915. Ref: 167/ 43. Registration District Name: Seafield.
  8. [S7331] Elsie Ann Mair, Alexander Mair, Catherine Mair, Ian Mair, David Mair and James Pirie Mair John Pirie Mair, Monumental inscription, "Erected by DAVID and CATHERINE MAIR in memory of their son JOHN PIRIE MAIR, M.N. who was accidentally drowned at Blyth 27th Sept. 1943. Also ELSIE ANN and ALEXANDER who died in infancy. Also the above CATHERINE MAIR who died 18th July 1961. Also their grandson IAN MAIR who died 5th Dec. 1961. And the above DAVID MAIR who died 6th April 1971. Also their youngest son JAMES PIRIE MAIR who died at Torquay 11th Nov. 1988. MAIR."
  9. [S3472] Catherine Mair, Gravestone inscription data, "NM122346, Catherine Mair, ? to 18 JUL 1961. Spouse's Name : David Mair. Headstone Ref : H194. Date of Death : 18 JUL 1961."