Nationality :-   Christie, Elizabeth Margaret (Betty)

Age :-   22

Rank :-   Leading Aircraftwoman

Number :-  2074617

Medal :-

Service :-   Royal Air Force

Regiment / ship :-  Women's Auxiliary Air Force

Date of death :-   22/12/1944

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Blairgowrie Cemetery

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   Sec. A Grave 156

Family information:-   

Daughter of Charles and Christina Christie of Rattray. Charles Nicol Christie and Christina Guild Daick were married on 31 December 1913 at the Manse, Rattray, Perthshire. He was mechanic, aged 23, of Birch Cottages, Balmoral Road, Rattray, and she was mill worker, 25, of Westfield Terrace, Rattray. His parents were David Christie, maltster, and Maggie, nee Langlands. Her parents were James Guild, labourer, and Wilhelmina, nee Diack.

I think they got her Names mixed up on the certificate, and it should read Christina Diack Guild. Witnesses were James Wallace and Christina Douglas.

Extra information :-

1911 census Birch Cottage, Rattray David Christie, head, 59, labourer, maltster, b. Forfar, Lunanhead; Margaret Christie, wife, 57, b. Forfar, Roscobie; Charles Christie, son, cycle repairer, engineering, b. Blairgowrie, Perthshire; Davina Chrisite, daughter, 17, milliner, b. Blairgowrie; Margaret Christie, granddaughter, 9, b. Blairgowrie; Alexander Christie, grandson, 1, b. Blairgowrie

In 1911, David and Margaret had been married for 40 years, and had had 10 children, all of whom survived. They married on 23 December, 1870 at Courthills in the parish of Rattray, Perthshire. He was a ploughman, 21, living at Lunan Head in the Parish of Forfar, and she was a domestic servant, 18, of Courthills, Rattray. His parents were James Christie, railway labourer, and Betsy, nee Gordon. Her parents were Alexander Langlands, farm overseer, and Ann, nee Nicol. Witnesses were James Christie and Jane Menzies.

1901 census  

15c Jessie Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire 

David Christie, head, 50, general labourer, b. Forfarshire, Lunanhead 

Margaret Christie, wife 48, b. Forfarshire, Roscobie

Jessie Ann Christie, daughter, 24, powerloom jute weaver, b. Blairgowrie

Helen Christie, daughter, 23, powerloom jute weaver, b. Blairgowrie

David Christie, son, 19, general labourer, b. Blairgowrie 

William Christie, son, 12, scholar, b. Blairgowrie

Charles Christie, son, 10, scholar, b. Blairgowrie 

Davina Christie, daughter, 7, scholar, b. Blairgowrie


1891 census  

22 Lower Mill Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire

David Christie, head, 40, maltman, b. Forfarshire, Lunanhead

Margaret Christie, wife, 38, b. Forfarshire, Roscobie

Jessie Ann Christie, daughter, 14, jute weaver, b. Blairgowrie

Helen Christie, daughter, 13, jute weaver, b. Blairgowrie

David Christie, son, 9, scholar, b. Blairgowrie;

Betsy Christie, daughter, 7 b. Blairgowrie

Maggie Jane Christie, daughter, 5, b. Blairgowrie;

William Christie, son, 2, b. Blairgowrie

Charles Christie, son, 10 months, b. Blairgowrie

I think that David Christie was born on 13 March and baptised on 13 April, 1879, the son of Alexander Christie and Isobel Ellis, at Inverkeilor, about 5 miles from Lunanhead. Margaret Langlands was born on 1 April 1881 at 11pm, at 25 Canmore Street, Forfar, daughter of Robert Langlands, journeyman tanner, and Margaret, nee Fyfe. They were married on 1 January 1866 in Forfar. Robert was present at the birth.

Robert and Margaret were married at 26 Canmore Street, Forfar. He was a tanner, 26, widower of 111 Castle Street, Forfar, and she was 25, a factory worker of 26 Canmore Street. His parents were Peter Langlands, linen weaver and Agnes, nee Tariun (?) Burnett, married 28 February 1836. Her parents were James Fyfe, War (?) deceased, and Jane/Jean, nee Brown, married 21 August 1836 in Forfar. Witnesses to the marriage of Robert and Margaret were David Langlands, and Helen Fyfe.