- Birth*: William Barrie was born on 29 January 1834 at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
- He was the son of James Barrie and Barbara Cooper.
- [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), [Nov 2008].
- [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/) FreeCEN SCT1841/310 Monifieth enum dist 1 folio 1 page 2 [Nov 2008].
- [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation Parish: Monifieth; ED: 2; Page: 14; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1851_67; Year: 1851 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Mother*: Barbara Cooper b. c 1795, d. 29 Dec 1869