Margaret Christall

31 October 1845–9 July 1919 (Age 73)
Duffus, Morayshire, Scotland

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Christall was born on 31 October 1845, in Duffus, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Peter Christall, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ann McDonald, was 30. She married Thomas Alexander Goldie Balfour M.D. on 15 February 1872, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 9 July 1919, in Nethy Bridge, Strathspey, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 73, and was buried in Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Alexander Goldie Balfour M.D.
Margaret Christall
Marriage: 15 February 1872
Sir Andrew Balfour K.C.M.G., C.B.
Peter Christall Balfour
Thomas Alexander Goldie Balfour
Marion McDonald Balfour

Spouse and Children

15 February 1872
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Christall


    Mary Ann McDonald




    Elizabeth Strachan Christall



    Agnes Christall


    Francis Christall


    George Christall


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 2

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.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 9

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.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 23

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant spelling of Chrystal .2 Americanized spelling of German Christel or of Kristal .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mrs Balfour in entry for Balfour, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Margaret Christall in household of P Christall, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Margaret Christall, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"

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