James Donaldson Pirie

M, #6791, b. 1895
     James Donaldson Pirie was born in 1895 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Alexander Pirie and Catherine Ann Donaldson. His family was known by the tee-name of "Skipper".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 118 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Pirie, head; Catherine Pirie, wife; James D Pirie, son; David Pirie, son.2
He was the informant for Joseph Mair's death at Slack Villa, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 18 December 1934.3,4


  1. [S7948] James Donaldson Pirie, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Births, Registration District of Seafield, Surname: Pirie. Forename: James Donaldson. Gender: Male. Year: 1895. Ref: 167/ 26. Registration District Name: Seafield.
  2. [S5615] 1901, Scottish Census, "James D Pirie, son, male, age 6, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 118 Portknockie."
  3. [S5616] Joseph Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Joseph Mair, Draper, Married to Catherine Ann Wood, died 1934, December Eighteenth 7h 45m P.M. at Slack Villa, Portknockie, Male, 31 years. Father: James Mair, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Maggie Ann Mair M.S. Wood (Deceased). Cause of death: Gastric Ulcer, Haematemesis, Malnutrition, As cert by Alexr S. Paterson M.B. Ch.B. Buckie. Informant: James D. Pirie, Brother-in-law, 14 Admiralty Street, Portknockie. Registered: 1934, December 19th At Portknockie, William Falconer Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.