Christian Syme

9 December 1832–4 January 1874 (Age 41)
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Christian

When Christian Syme was born on 9 December 1832, her father, Mungo Syme, was 38 and her mother, Janet Anderson, was 34. She had at least 2 sons and 7 daughters with James Gillies. She lived in Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Canongate, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 4 January 1874, in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

James Gillies
1831–1884
Christian Syme
1832–1874
Janet Gillies
1858–1858
Isabella Gillies
1859–
John Gillies
1860–
Mary Gillies
1862–
Janet Whitelaw Gillies
1863–
Robert Gillis
1864–1899
Marion Gillies Or Sime
1866–
Christina Sime Gillies
1870–
Isabella Gilles
1872–

Spouse and Children

    James Gillies

    Male1831–1884Male

    Female1832–1874Female

children

(9)

    Janet Gillies

    Female1858–1858Female

    Isabella Gillies

    Female1859–Female

    John Gillies

    Male1860–Male

    Mary Gillies

    Female1862–Female

    Janet Whitelaw Gillies

    Female1863–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Male1817–1890Male

    Female1820–1899Female

    Male1822–1895Male

    Female1825–1897Female

    Elizabeth Syme

    Female1828–1878Female

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 6

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.
1843

Age 11

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 15

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a variant of the medieval personal name Sim, a short form of Simon .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Christina Sime in household of Janet Sime, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Christian Syme in household of Janet Syme, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Christina Gillies in household of James Gillies, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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