Margaret Pirie

F, #78, b. 15 May 1914, d. 15 October 1961
Margaret Pirie (1914-1961)
     Margaret Pirie was born on 15 May 1914 at 435 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Pirie and Margaret Mair.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1921 census at 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Pirie, head; Margaret Pirie, wife; Margaret Pirie, daughter; Elizabeth Pirie, daughter.2
Margaret Pirie was known as "Maggie." Margaret died on 15 October 1961 at 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 47.3 Her body was interred on 18 October 1961 at Portknockie, Moray, Scotland, at Lair No. 1572, Hillhead cemetery.4,5



  1. [S4113] Margaret Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Margaret Pirie, 1914, May Fifteenth 12h 30m P.M. at 435 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: Alexander Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Pirie M. S. Mair, married 1907 January 3d in Seafield. Informant: Alexander Pirie, Father. Registered: 1914, May 18th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S9361] 1921, Scottish Census, "Margaret Pirie, daughter, age 7 years 1 month, female, both alive, born in Banff, Portknockie, personal occupation: Scholar, resident at 28 Seafield Street."
  3. [S3478] Margaret Pirie, Register of Deaths in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff, "Margaret Pirie, Housekeeper (Single), died 1961, October Fifteenth 7h 30m A.M. at 28 Seafield Street, Portknockie, Female, 47 years. Father: Alexander Pirie, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Pirie M.S. Mair (Deceased). Cause of death: Hypertension: Angina Pectoris, As Cert. by J.G. Sutherland M.B. Ch.B. Informant: E. Mair, Sister, 112 Victoria Road, Aberdeen. Registered: 1961, October 17th at Buckie, Ian Geddes, Asst. Registrar."
  4. [S91] Margaret Pirie, Lair Record, "Lairs 1570 and 1572 purchased by Alexander Pirie, Fisherman of 446 Portknockie, on 04/01/1909 and 16/02/1910 respectively. Lair 1572, Name: Margaret Pirie, Profession: Housewife, Relationship: Daughter, Age: 47, Interred: 18/10/1961."
  5. [S5886] Rhoda Pirie, John Pirie, Margaret Pirie née Mair, Margaret Helen Pirie née Cheyne, Margaret Pirie and James Clarence Alexander Pirie Alexander Pirie, Monumental inscription, "PIRIE
    In memory of ALEXANDER PIRIE 1884-1940, RHODA PIRIE 1907-1909, JOHN PIRIE 1910, MARGARET PIRIE (née MAIR) 1883-1922, MARGARET H. PIRIE (née CHEYNE) 1888-1943, MARGARET PIRIE 1914-1961, JAMES C.A. PIRIE 1922-1999
    Asleep in Jesus."