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Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

Agatha Christie (1890-1976)


Agatha Christie, the 'Queen of Crime', was a prolific writer of murder-mystery stories featuring the Belgian detective Hercules Poirot or the English Miss Marple. She also wrote under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott and her play 'The Mousetrap' has had the longest run in the history of British theatre. Her travels in the Middle East with her second husband provided background material for novels such as 'Death on the Nile'.

Marriage in 1930

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller or Christie married Max Edgar Lucien Mallowan on 11 September 1930. The entry in the statutory register of marriages for the district of St Giles in Edinburgh gives the place of marriage as St Cuthbert's Church. The entry also shows that she had obtained a decree of divorce from her first husband, Colonel Archibald Christie. Her usual residence was 22 Cresswell Place in London but she was living at the Broadford Hotel in Strath at the time of this marriage.

Marriage entry for Agatha Christie

Entry for Agatha Christie in the statutory register of St Giles (40 KB jpeg)
National Records of Scotland, 1930/685-4/938