William Pirie

M, #1302, b. 7 September 1893, d. 7 July 1975
     William Pirie was born on 7 September 1893 at 44 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 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.2
William Pirie was a fisherman. He married Barbara Ann Mair at United Free Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 14 February 1919.3,4 William Pirie died on 7 July 1975 at age 81.4 He was buried after 7 July 1975 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Moray, Scotland.5

Children of William Pirie and Barbara Ann Mair


  1. [S2956] William Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Pirie, 1893, September Seventh 6h 30m P.M. at 44 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: David Pirie Fisherman. Mother: Mary Anne Pirie M. S. Pirie "Coull", married 1887 December 2nd in Seafield. Informant: Mary Anne Pirie, Mother, James McIntyre Registrar Witness. Registered: 1893, October 3D at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S5351] 1901, Scottish Census, "William Pirie, son, male, age 7, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 43 Portknockie."
  3. [S4127] William Pirie to Barbara Ann Mair, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "1919, on the Fourteenth day of February at Portknockie United Free Church, After Banns According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Pirie, Fisherman (Bachelor), 25 years, resident at No 43 Portknockie, Father: David Pirie "Darling", Fisherman, Mother: Mary Ann Pirie M.S. Pirie. Barbara Ann Mair, Fishergirl (Spinster), 22 years, resident at No 90 Portknockie, Father: Alexander Mair "Shavie", Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Barbara Ann Mair M.S Masson. James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield Parish. Mary Ann Pirie Witness. Alexander Mair Witness. Registered: 1919, February 15th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  5. [S791] Barbara Ann Pirie and William Pirie and Barbara Ann Mair, Monumental inscription, "In loving memory of our beloved daughter BARBARA ANN PIRIE who died on 17th October 1952 aged 15 years. Also her father WILLIAM PIRIE who died on 7th July 1975 aged 81 years and his wife BARBARA ANN MAIR who died 6th June 1976 aged 79 years ASLEEP THROUGH JESUS."