M, #2934, b. 12 March 1854, d. 22 November 1887
William Pirie|b. 12 Mar 1854\nd. 22 Nov 1887|p2934.htm|John Pirie||p2935.htm|Ann Ross||p2936.htm|||||||||||||
William Pirie was born on 7 March 1854.1 He was baptized on 12 March 1854 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Pirie and Ann Ross. His family was known by the tee-name of "Johns". William Pirie was a fisherman. William died on 22 November 1887 at sea, off Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 33. He perished with the Portknockie Zulu fishing boat 'Maggie King' that foundered 2½ miles off Portknockie harbour. The entire crew were lost. They were Alexander Wood "King" (skipper), Alexander Pirie "Buxer", William Pirie "John", James McIntosh and John McIntosh (owner).2
- [S2283] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Pirie, male. Birth: 07 MAR 1854. Christening: 12 MAR 1854 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Pirie. Mother: Ann Ross."
- [S2281] William Pirie "Johns", Statutory Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "See Reg. of Cor. Ents., Vol. 1, p.39, December 21st 1887. William Pirie "Johns", Fisherman (Single), died 1887 November Twenty-second, at 3h 30m P.M. About 2½ miles off Portknockie Harbour, Usual Residence Portknockie Seafield (Rathven), Male, 31 years. Father: John Pirie "Johns", Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Ann Pirie M.S. Ross. Cause of death: Drowning by boat foundering. Informant: John Pirie Skipper, Second Cousin, 162 Portknockie. Registered: 1887, November 29th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."