William James Harper

M, #3879, b. 1905
     William James Harper was born in 1905 at Seafield, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Harper and Helen Pirie.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1911 census at 146 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Harper, head; Hellen Harper, wife; Maggie Ann Harper, daughter; Alexr Harper, son; William J. Harper, son; Elsie Harper, daughter; Isabella Mair, visitor.2
He was the informant for, and present at, Helen Pirie's death at 19 Blantyre Place, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 30 May 1930.3


  1. [S6044] William James Harper, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Births, Registration District of Seafield, Surname: Harper. Forename: William James. Gender: Male. Year: 1905. Ref: 167/ 49. Registration District Name: Seafield.
  2. [S8331] 1911, Scottish Census, "William J. Harper, son, male, age 5, school, born in Banff, Portknockie, resident at 146 Portknockie."
  3. [S3083] Helen Harper née Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Helen Harper, Widow of John Harper, Fisherman, died 1930, May Thirtieth 4h 0m P.M. at 19 Blantyre Place, Portknockie, Female, 57 years. Father: Alexander Pirie Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Pirie M.S. Mair (Deceased). Cause of death: Carcinoma of Transverse Colon and Adherent to Liver, as cert. by Alexr. T. Paterson M.B. Ch.B. Buckie. Informant: William J. Harper, Son (Present). Registered: 1930, May 31st at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."