Alexander Anderson of English Mill, Inverugie (3)

Generation V 4

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Alexander Anderson of English Mill, Inverugie (3) b.1721 at Inverugie [map in new window]. d.1794 at Peterhead.

Son of Alexander Anderson of English Mill, Inverugie (2) b.1676 d.1754. Buried at Peterhead.

Married in circa 1745 Margaret Thom b.circa 1720 in Aberdeenshire d.1770 possibly at Peterhead, daughter of James Thom b.1693 d.1757.

They had the following children:

M i James 1st of Rispond b.1746 d.1828.
M ii Alexander "Nosey" RN Surgeon, RN and Peterhead. b.1747 d.1806.
M iii George b.1751 d.1834
M iv Robert of Invershin, Sutherland b.between 1751 and 1764.
Married unknown. They had the following children:
(a daughter)
 (married Beaton);
Alexander d.1848 unmarried at Warkworth, Northumberland;
(a son).
M v William of Brora, Sutherland
Married Margaret Squire. They had the following children:
James went to sea.
 (married Unknown having one child
Alexander Ayrshire
 (married and had a large family);
 (married Elizabeth Fraser having children
  George Sackville,
Margaret b. d.
 (married George Bell);
Robert d. in Edinburgh. Worked at Peter Lawson & Co
 (married (1) Farquhar having children
 married (2) Arroll, sister of Margaret Arroll, having 2 children);
 (married Hugh Mackenzie);
 (married Alexander Sime).
M vi John of English Mill, Inverugie b.1764 d.22 May 1855 at Inverugie [map in new window]. The last of the family to occupy English Mill. It was sold in 1857 to one James Davidson by his son James (VII 52). The whole inheritance came to 2,300.
Married in 1795 at Saint Fergus Ann Park d.22 September 1836 aged 72 at Inverugie. They had the following child:
Reverend James Anderson "High Priest" of Morpeth b.1796 d.1882
 (married in 1826 Margaret Gavin d.1869 aged 65).
F vii Jane b.1754 d.1780 unmarried.
F viii Elizabeth
Married William Gavin of Greenwall Heads. Son of the Gavin who had married Mary MacKnight, and grandson of the Macknight who had married Christian Penny in Kinloch of Saint Fergus parish. Christian Penny was sister of William Penny b.1656 d.1721 in Old Kirkton. Not known as a relation of the other Gavins in this tree. They had 2 children, both died unmarried.
F ix Margaret
Married in 1785 William Lillie of Scots Mill, Inverugie. Two poems by William are known: 'Pot Sunkan', about the drowning of Ann Keith, Lady of Ravenscraig cCastle, Inverugie in a pothole in the River Ugie; 'the Twa Emperors'.
M x Unknown d.young

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson, which you can see on

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

28 February, 2021