George Pirie

M, #2164, b. 16 August 1829, d. circa April 1877
     George Pirie was born on 16 August 1829 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of George Pirie and Margaret Flett. George Pirie was baptized on 22 August 1829 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 His family was known by the tee-name of "Skipper".
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirie, 40; Margt Pirie, 35; David Pirie, 15; George Pirie, 11; Jean Pirie, 9; Helen Pirie, 7; John Pirie, 5; William Pirie, 2; Alexr Pirie, 1 month.2,3
He was a whitefisher and fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at 55 Commutation Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirrie, head; Margret Pirrie, wife; David Pirrie, son; George Pirrie, son; Jean Pirrie, daughter; John Pirrie, son; William Pirrie, son; Alexander Pirrie, son.4
He married Janet Wood at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 21 October 1854.5,6
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 23 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirie, head; Jannet Pirie, wife; William Pirie, son.7

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Pirie, head; Janet Pirie, wife; William Pirie, son; John Pirie, son; Alex Pirie, son.8
George Pirie probably died circa April 1877. It is likely that George Pirie "Skipper" drowned at sea having been swept overboard from a fishing boat. There are newspaper reports that the Portknockie boat Water Lily (BF 286) was caught in a gale in either the Pentland Firth or the Moray Firth and two of the crew, George Pirie "Skipper" and Alex Wood "Reid", washed overboard and drowned. There does not seem to have been registration of their deaths.9

Children of George Pirie and Janet Wood

Citations

  1. [S1540] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "George Pirie, male. Birth: 16 AUG 1829. Christening: 22 AUG 1829 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Pirie. Mother: Margaret Flett."
  2. [S7451] 1841, Scottish Census, "George Pirie, male, age 11, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  3. [S5303] 1841, Scottish Census, "George Pirie, male, age 11, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S5304] 1851, Scottish Census, "George Pirrie, son, unmarried, male, age 22, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, whitefisher, resident at 55 Commutation Road, Portknockie."
  5. [S4959] George Pirie to Janet Wood, OPR Marriage entry, "Pirie & Wood 30th Septr 1854 George Pirie & Janet Wood both in Portknockie were matrimonially contracted and after proclamations no objections having been offered were married on the 21st October."
  6. [S2244] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "George Pirie, male. Spouse: Janet Wood. Marriage: 21 OCT 1854, Cullen, Banff, Scotland."
  7. [S5309] 1861, Scottish Census, "George Pirie, head, married, male, age 30, born in Banffshire, Rathven (Originally: Banffshire - Portknockie), whitefisher, resident at 23 Portknockie."
  8. [S5310] 1871, Scottish Census, "George Pirie, head, married, male, age 40, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident in Portknockie."
  9. [S5355] George Pirie "Skipper", Newspaper report of fatal accident, "NM239899, George Pirie "Skipper", ? to c. APR 1877. Occupation : Fisherman. Biography : Lived in Portknockie. Date of Death : c. APR 1877. Place of Death : At Sea. Death Narrative : Drowned."