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Mary Frances Carney Wattie

Staff Member, Dornock / Works Chemist
Birthplace Aberdeenshire Aberdeen ScotlandPlace of Death Birmingham Date of Birth: October 21, 1892 Date of Death: October 5, 1959


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Mary Frances Carney Wattie (M F C Wattie). 

Gender: Female. 

Date and Place of Birth: 21st October 1892, Aberdeen, Scotland. 

Date and Place of Death: October 1959, Birmingham, England. 

Nationality: Scottish. 



Childhood: She was the eldest of 3 girls.

Parents: James McPherson Wattie (1862-1943) and Catherine Cairnie Diack (1864-?). 

Parent’s occupations: Her father’s occupation was the Inspector of Schools, according to the 1901 Scotland Census. In the 1891 Scotland Census his occupation was recorded as Inspector of Classics. 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: University of Aberdeen. 

Occupation: She worked as a Lecturer at training college in 1921. 

Place of residence at Gretna: B5 Eastriggs

Job title at Gretna: N/K

Marital status: Married Thomas Harold Gant (1886-1973) in 1921 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland. 

Children: Katherine Betty McPherson Wattie (1896-?) and Nora Isabel Wattie (1900-?). 

Travels: N/A. 

Awards/recognitions: N/A.  

Trivia / any other information: 

Mary Frances Carney Wattie was born at 84 Bonaceord Street, Aberdeen, Scotland on 21st October 1892 to school teacher James MacPherson Wattie and Katherine Carney nee Diack. Usual address given on birth record is 16 St Roman Terrace, Edinburgh.


1901 living at Earlsmount, Fife. Father an inspector of schools. Mary the eldest of three girls.


1918/19 – employed at H M Factory, Gretna living at B5 Eastriggs (Electoral Register)


12th September 1921 married Thomas Harold Gant, Chemist and chemical engineer of 10 Beauchamp Place , London SW at St Mary’s Chapel, East Parish Church, Aberdeen. Mary, a lecturer at a training college of 14 Hamilton Place, Aberdeen. Thomas’ father a master tailor, Mary’s father HM Chief Inspector of Schools Thomas was also at H.M. Factory Gretna and appears in the Dornock Farewell.


1939- living in Birmingham. Husband chief engineer technical.


October 1959- died Birmingham aged 67

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