Alexander Pirie

M, #6577, b. circa 1891
     Alexander Pirie was born circa 1891 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of David Pirie and Mary Ann Pirie. His family was known by the tee-name of "Darling".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 43 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: David Pirie, head; Mary A Pirie, wife; David Pirie, son; Alexander Pirie, son; William Pirie, son; John Pirie, son; Albert Pirie, son.1
Alexander Pirie was a tailor. He married Mary Ritchie Herd at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 April 1916.2 Alexander Pirie was a flesher.

Child of Alexander Pirie and Mary Ritchie Herd


  1. [S5351] 1901, Scottish Census, "Alexander Pirie, son, male, age 9, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 43 Portknockie."
  2. [S6671] Alexander Pirie to Mary Ritchie Herd, Marriage entry, "1916 on the Eleventh day of April at Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven). After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Alexander Pirie, Tailor - Journeyman (Bachelor), age 24, usual residence 43 Portknockie, parents David Pirie Fisherman and Mary Ann Pirie M.S. Pirie. Mary Ritchie Hird (sic), Domestic at Home (Spinster), age 22, usual residence 191 Findochty, parents Adam Hird (sic) Fisherman (Deceased) and Jessie Ann Hird (sic) M.S. Anderson. D. MacCallum, United Free Church, Portknockie. George Anderson Witness. Mary Ann Pirie Witness. Registered 1916 April 12th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."