Neil Pirie

Our Pirie Family Website

Our Pirie Family Website


Welcome to the website of Neil Pirie. I now live in Hampshire, England again, although previously I lived in Kent, Hampshire and Surrey.

Neil at workWhat do I do?      Well, I am Civil Servant: Business Manager in the Transformation Division at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in London. I have a background in Programme Management and enabling business change. You can find out more on my LinkedIn profile.

Neil in the Wenlock Olympian Half MarathonIn my spare time I run for health and fitness. I may not be the fastest but I hold my own and enjoy participating in races. You can find out more on my Running page.

For several years I have been helping Bohunt School, Liphook, with their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Bronze and Silver Award expeditions. This prompted me to bag some mountains and generally explore more. You can see my photos of various trips and expeditions on my Expeditions page.

Margaret Helen Pirie née Cheyne, with Ian, William and Rachel PirieResearch on our family history was initiated by my brother, Cameron, in 1998; well before the BBC TV series 'Who do you think you are?'  started the national craze for researching your roots. With plenty of leave to take from work I was able join in and spend time in archives in Scotland and Norfolk searching out documentary evidence.

We've also been contacted by many researching their family history, including a number of cousins who have then made contributions to the site. Have a look at the Family History pages to see the fruits of many hours of research.

Any comments or suggestions you might have are welcomed.  You can use the 'Contact us' link at the foot of this and other pages, or the 'Neil Pirie' link at the foot of the Family History pages.

What's new

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New feature added:   View recent updates that have been made to Person Pages on this site in the last 3 months. See the links provided at the bottom of the 'Family History' and 'Getting started' pages.

17 Jan 2021

Family History database updates, including family of George McIntosh and Margaret McIntosh (m.1774).

10 Jan 2021

Family History database updates, including family of John Mair "Mull" or "Bobbin" (b.1885) and Margaret Donaldson (b.1885).

3 Jan 2021

Happy New Year!
Family History database updates, including family of Janet Wood "Reid" (b.1833), married to George Pirie "Skipper" (b.1829) and then George Pirie "Buxer" (b.1827).

30 Dec 2020

Family History database updates, including family of John Pirie (b. c1849) and Margaret Ann Geddes (b. c1849) / Jane Geddes (b.1865), and physician John Geddes Pirie (b.1875).

18 Dec 2020

Family History database updates, including descendants of Janet Mair "Shavie" (b.1847) and William Wilson (b. c1846) kindly provided by Bob Mair of Durham, England.

22 Nov 2020

Family History database updates, including family of John Innes (b.1820) and Jane Smith (b.1826), and the loss of the fishing boat 'Daisy' BF 1067 with their four sons.

14 Nov 2020

Family History database updates, including photograph of monument inscription for Jane Davidson Pirie (b.1926) and James Cowie (b. c1927).

3 Nov 2020

Family History database updates, including photographs of monument inscriptions for Arthur Mair Pirie "Willackie" (b.1888) and Elizabeth Noble Innes (b.1892); David Mair "Saucy" (b.1883), Catherine Pirie "Buxer" (b.1886), John Pirie Mair "Saucy" (b.1915), Alexander Mair "Saucy" (b.1921), James Pirie Mair "Saucy" (b.1924), Elsie Ann Mair "Saucy" (b.1927) and Ian Mair (b.1944); David Mair "Bobbin" (b.1886), Alice Pirie "Buxer" (b.1893), Jean Mair "Bobbin" (b.1915), Ritchie McBeath Findlay (b.1922) and Alfred Annand Thomson (b.1908).

20 Oct 2020

Family History database updates, including family of George Wood (b.1892) skipper of the Steam Trawler 'Beathwood' A 442 that was attacked by a plane in September 1940.

11 Oct 2020

Family History database updates, including marriages of John Innes (b.1867) to Margaret Falconer (b.1867) and then to Margaret Falconer (b.1872).

2 Oct 2020

Family History database updates, including more descendants of Alexander Pirie "Skipper" (b.1869) and Mary Jane Innes (b.1873).

27 Sep 2020

Family History database updates, including family of William McIntosh and Ann Findlay (m.1854).

19 Sep 2020

Family History database updates, including family of James Wood "Reid" and Margaret Mair "Shavie".

6 Sep 2020

Family History database updates, including additional sons of David Wood "King" (b. c1854) and (a) Margaret Mair "Bo" (b.1858) (b) Jane Mair "Bobbin" (b.1857) kindly provided by Bob Mair of Durham, England.

8 Aug 2020

Family History database updates, including family of William Mair and Katharine Wood (m.1796) whose son and two grandsons perished with the Portknockie fishing boat 'Vigilant' in 1857.

8 Aug 2020

Family History database updates, including family of Alexander Pirie and Margaret Sclater (m. c1764).

25 Jul 2020

Family History database updates, including John Pirie "Skipper" (b.1867) and Mary McKinnon Cordiner (b.1865).

20 Jul 2020

Family History database updates, including Robert Steele Pirie (b.1927).

16 Jul 2020

Family History database updates, including family of John Pirie "Buxer" (b.1872) and Ann Pirie (b. c1876).

26 Jun 2020

Family History database updates, including photo of monument to George Alexander Pirie (b.1914) in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery, Norway, reproduced with kind permission of Lars Snith.

17 Jun 2020

Family History database updates, including new Portknockie Photographs page added to Articles.

16 May 2020

Family History database updates, including family of George Bailey (b. c1860) and Alice Mary Briggs (b.1868).

19 Apr 2020

Family History database updates, including family of George Pirie (b.1850) and Helen Hogg (b.1852).

12 Apr 2020

Family History database updates, including new descendant charts for Briggs family starting from William Briggs (b. c1811) and Maria Youngs (b.1812).

7 Apr 2020

Family History database updates, including photos of Henry Briggs (b.1863) and Harriet Strauser (b.1869) kindly provided by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.

1 Apr 2020

Family History database updates, including photos of monuments to James Briggs (b.1835) and family kindly provided by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA, and also family of David Mair "Bobbin" (b.1846) and Ann Wood "King" (b.1849).

25 Mar 2020

Family History database updates, including photos of monuments to Albert Edward Lanchester (b.1910) and Frederick John Copeman (b.1932), and also more descendants of William Mair "Shavie" (b.1835) and Ann Falconer (b.1835) kindly provided by Bob Mair of Durham, England.

20 Mar 2020

Family History database updates, including US Census records for descendants of James Briggs (b.1835), and descendants of William Mair "Shavie" (b.1835) and Ann Falconer (b.1835) kindly provided by Bob Mair of Durham, England.

12 Mar 2020

Family History database updates, including US Census records for household of James Briggs (b.1835).

29 Feb 2020

Family History database updates, including family of James Briggs (b.1835) and Maria Fretwell (b.1838) kindly provided by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.

21 Feb 2020

A new Pedigree icon added to the top of each Person Page that opens an interactive pedigree chart where you can change the starting person of the chart to anyone visible in that chart.

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