John Pirie

M, #1850, b. 18 March 1856
     John Pirie was born on 18 March 1856 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of George Pirie and Margaret Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Dodle". John and his brother George were twins.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at 222 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margaret Pirie, head; John Pirie, son; Hellen Gray, visitor.3


  1. [S1279] John Pirie, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Pirie, 1856, March Eighteenth 11h 30m P.M. at Portknockie, District of Seafield, Male. Father: George Pirie, Fisherman. Mother: Margaret Pirie Maiden Name Mair. Informant: George Pirie, father, present. Registered: 1856, March 21st at Portknockie, Alexander Fraser, Registrar."
  2. [S1278] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Pirie, male. Birth: 18 MAR 1856 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Pirie. Mother: Margaret Mair."
  3. [S5872] 1861, Scottish Census, "John Pirie, son, male, age 5, born in Banffshire, Rathven, scholar, resident at 222 Portknockie."