Helen Pirie

F, #2770, b. 15 October 1854, d. 25 May 1940
     Helen Pirie was born illegitimate on 15 October 1854 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of George Pirie and Jean Pirie. Helen Pirie was baptized on 7 December 1854 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1861 census at 189 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jean Pirie, head; Hellen Pirie, daughter; George Pirie, son; Jean Pirie, daughter.2

She was listed as head of household's stepdaughter in the 1871 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Mair, head; Jane Mair, wife; Helen Pirie, step daughter; George Pirie, step son; Helen Mair, daughter; Jane Mair (sic), daughter (sic); John Mair, son; James Mair, son; Alexander Mair, son.3
She married George Slater at Church Street, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 December 1876.4 As of 2 December 1876, her married name was Helen Slater. Helen died on 25 May 1940 at Marine Terrace, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 85.5

Child of Helen Pirie and George Slater


  1. [S2121] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "Helen Pirie, female. Birth: 15 OCT 1854. Christening: 07 DEC 1854 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Pirie. Mother: Jane Pirie."
  2. [S3729] 1861, Scottish Census, "Hellen Pirie, daughter, unmarried, female, age 6, born in Banffshire, Rathven, scholar, resident at 189 Portknockie."
  3. [S5426] 1871, Scottish Census, "Helen Pirie, step daughter, unmarried, female, age 17, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, domestic servant, resident at Portknockie."
  4. [S7460] George Slater to Helen Pirie, Marriage entry, "1876 on the Second day of December at Church Street, Portsoy. After Banns, according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland. George Slater, Fisherman, Bachelor, age 22, usual residence Seatown, Portsoy, parents George Slater, Fisherman and Mary Slater M.S. Hay (deceased). Hellen Pirrie (sic), Spinster, age 22, usual residence Church Street, Portsoy, parents George Pirie, Fisherman (deceased) and Jane Pirie M.S. Mair (sic). William Simmers, Minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Portsoy. Henry Findlay Witness. George Pirie Witness. Registered 1876 December 4th at Portsoy, Jas. Kissach, Registrar."
  5. [S7459] Helen Slater née Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Portsoy in the County of Banff, "Helen Slater, Widow of George Slater, Fisherman, died 1940, May Twenty fifth 9h 0m A.M. at Marine Terrace, Portsoy, Female, 85 years. Father: George Pirie, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Jane Pirie M.S. Pirie (Deceased). Cause of death: Senility, As certified by John W. Macrae M.B. Ch.B. Informant: George Pirie, Son-in-Law, 36 Aird Street, Portsoy. Registered: 1940, May 27th at Portsoy, Jas. Stewart, Registrar."