James Clarence Alexander Pirie

M, #80, b. 7 February 1922, d. 26 March 1999
James Clarence Alexander Pirie (1922-1999)
     James was born at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 February 1922. He was the son of Alexander Pirie and Margaret Mair. James Clarence Alexander Pirie was known as "Jimmy". Davie Mair and others in Portknockie knew him as "Jimmy Clarence." James Clarence Alexander Pirie was a seaman in the Merchant Navy. James died on 26 March 1999 at Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, at age 77. His body was interred on 30 March 1999 at Portknockie, Moray, Scotland, at Lair No. 1570, Hillhead cemetery. A funeral service for James Pirie was held at William R. Mair's Chapel, Newlands Lane, Buckie on Tuesday 30th March at 2pm, followed by the burial at Hillhead Cemetery. Attendees included Ian and Daphne Pirie, Cathy Watt, Neil, Rachel and Alexander Pirie, Cameron Pirie, Allister Pirie, and Anne Mair. Neil Alexander Pirie was a coffin bearer and took cord 1 at the head of the coffin to lower it in to the lair.1,2



  1. [S92] James Clarence Alexander 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 1570, Name: James C. A. Pirie, Profession: Seaman (merchant), Relationship: Son, Age: 77, Interred: 30/03/1999."
  2. [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."