Reader appeal - do you know this woman?

Susan Laursen is appealing for information about her late grandmother, Alice, who she believes had family connections to Bute.
Susan Laursen is appealing for information about her late grandmother, Alice, who she believes had family connections to Bute.

A reader has been in touch to appeal for information about her late grandmother who had a connection to Bute.

Susan Laursen, who lives in Denmark, is trying to find out more information about her grandmother, Alice.

Susan tells us: “Alice [surname unknown] was born in Glasgow in 1884 or 1885 and died on July 2, 1929, in Hong Kong. I am trying to discover, for certain, what her maiden surname was.

“She moved to Hong Kong where she met my Danish grandfather, Boile Christiansen, a railway engineer. He was also a consul in Hong Kong. They had a daughter (my mother), Edna Elizabeth Christiansen, who was born on November 1, 1911 in Hong Kong, and died in Denmark on May 24, 1970. My grandfather was born in Denmark on February 16, 1873, and died in Hong Kong on November 11, 1922. I know all about him, but not much about my grandmother.

“It is possible that my grandmother had a sister called Elizabeth who lived at Port Bannatyne on Bute. I think Elizabeth was married to William Moon Mackie, a poultry farmer, and that her maiden surname was Young. They were married in Glasgow on March 23, 1918. I am not 100 percent sure that Elizabeth was Alice’s sister, however.

“Elizabeth Mackie died in 1950, aged 77, and William Moon Mackie died in 1963, aged 84. When Elizabeth died, her address was 17 Castle Street, Port Bannatyne, and William’s address when he died was Thomson Home, Rothesay.

“I think the couple also had connections to an address called Ettrick Bank in North Bute. I am trying to find relatives or friends of Elizabeth and William Moon Mackie, so that I can, in turn, find out more about my grandmother, Alice.”

If you can help Susan in her search for information you can contact her directly by emailing poulogsusan@gmail.com.