George Anderson

Generation VII 3

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George Anderson b.1778 d.1819 in India.

Son of James Anderson 1st of Rispond b.1746 d.1828 and Ann Innes d.1783 aged 32. More information

Married in 1818 at Peterhead Elizabeth Alexander d.1870 aged 82, daughter of Gilbert Alexander Provost of Peterhead.

They had one child:

M i George Gilbert b.1819 d.1870, solicitor at Peterhead.
Married (1) in 1843 Eliza Arbuthnot d.1847 aged 27, daughter of George Arbuthnot.
Married (2) in 1848 at Aberdeen Helen Blaikie d.aged 57, daughter of John Blaikie.
¹marriage & death date thanks to David Brian Anderson through his webpage

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Surgeon RN and HEICS. In 1817 he adopted the crest of John Anderson, Laird of Bourtie and Burgess of Aberdeen, which had been granted in 1672 by Lyon King of Arms. The Bourtie line of Andersons had died out. Their Arms were: Argent, a saltire waved with mullet in the flanks and a crescent in the base, gules; crest was a nautical observing instrument called a cross-staff; motto was per mare. He may have had some right to it by a family connection not proved by any record yet found.

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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