Peter Pinkerton's father was John Pinkerton (born in Ireland in 1833) who was a foreman boiler maker. His mother was Mary Harvey (born in Stromness, Orkney in 1835). Peter Pinkerton had five older brothers: William (born about 1855), David (born about 1857), John (born about 1859), Robert (born about 1862) and James (born about 1864). He had a younger brother Samuel (born about 1873).
An Obituary of Peter Pinkerton, written by John Dougall, was published in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
Article by: J J O'Connor and E F Robertson