David Pirnie

about 1838–10 February 1874 (Age 36)
Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

The Life of David

When David Pirnie was born about 1838, in Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland, his father, Alexander Pirnie, was 40 and his mother, Agnes Forbes, was 36. He married Margaret Brunton on 13 March 1863, in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 10 February 1874, in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 36.

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David Pirnie
Margaret Brunton
Marriage: 13 March 1863
Alexander Pirnie
Jane Pirnie
Agnes Pirnie
Thomas Pirnie
David Pirnie

Spouse and Children

13 March 1863
Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 0

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Age 5

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 16

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Pirnie in the Borders or from Pairney (recorded in the 17th century as Pirney, Pirnie) near Auchterarder in Perthshire. The place names are related to Welsh pren ‘tree’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • David Pirnie in household of Alexander Pirnie, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • David Pirnie, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • David Pirnie, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

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