William Smith

M, #4904, b. 11 June 1836
     William Smith was born on 11 June 1836 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of William Smith and Margaret Pirie. William Smith was baptized on 14 June 1836 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Smith, 30; Margaret Smith, 35; Elisabeth Smith, 10; Ann Smith, 8; Arthur Smith, 6; William Smith, 4; John Smith, 2; Margaret Smith, 9m, Jessie Mair, 20.3
He was a tailor. He was the informant for, and present at, Margaret Pirie's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 2 April 1863.4 He married Isabella Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 27 October 1865.5,6


  1. [S6356] William Smith, Entry in the Old Parochial Register of Baptisms, Parish of Cullen, 1836, "Smith 14th June 1836. William Smith, Tailor, Portknockie had a child by his wife Margaret Pirie born the 11th inst. and baptized this day named William; Witnefses Francis Smith and William Wilson both at Portknockie."
  2. [S3818] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "William Smith, male. Birth: 11 JUN 1836. Christening: 14 JUN 1836 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: William Smith. Mother: Margaret Pirie."
  3. [S3828] 1841, Scottish Census, "William Smith, male, age 4, born in Banffshire, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S3823] Margaret Smith née Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Smith (married to William Smith, Clothier & Tailor), died 1863, April Second 4h P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Female, 60 years, Father: John Pirie Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Pirie M.S. Wood (Deceased), Cause of death: Pneumonia, 10 days, As Cert. by James Wilson L.F.P.S.G, Informant: William Smith, Son, Present. Registered: 1863, April 3rd at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  5. [S3830] William Smith to Isabella Mair, Marriage entry, "1865 On the Twenty-seventh day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church. William Smith, Tailor (Bachelor), age 28, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Smith Merchant-Tailor and Margaret Smith M.S. Pirie (Deceased). Isabella Mair (Spinster), age 27, usual residence Portknockie, parents George Mair Fisherman (Deceased) and Margaret Goodbrand previously Mair M.S. Mair (Deceased). William Birrell, Minister United Presbyterian Church. William Mair Witness. Anne Smith Witness. Registered 1865 October 30th at Farskane, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  6. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.