William Richard Anderson

Generation IX 20

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William Richard Anderson b.1844 d.1895 [More information].

Son of Alexander 'Govie' Anderson (6) b.1808 d.1884 and Mary Gavin d. 1864 aged 57.

Married (1) in 1873 in Melbourne Helen Teresa Scott d.1878 aged 29, daughter of James Nairne Scott, Chairman of the Stock Exchange.

They had the following children:

F i Mary Scott b.1873.
F ii Helen McLeod b.1875 [picture]


Married (2) in 1880 Edith Stevenson b.1856 d.1937, daughter of James Cochran Stevenson (see VIII 56) and sister of Louisa Mary Stevenson who married in 1894 this William's cousin Kenneth Skelton Anderson (IX 33)

They had the following children:

M i Nicol Keith b.1882 [picture].
M i Anthony Marischal b.1892.

15 April, 2013

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William Richard Anderson joined Thomson & Co in 1865. In 1870 he became partner in the firm, reconstituted then as Anderson, Anderson & Co. He died in 1895 at sea on a voyage to Australia.

On the back of this photo, copied from P & O archives, "2 sons WRA family born 1844". Believed to be this William Anderson, and if taken just before WRA died in 1895, would show William Richard Anderson b.1844 d.1895, with his sons Nicol Keith b.1882 aged 3 and Anthony Marischal b.1892 aged 13.

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William Richard Anderson b.1844 d.1895

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Helen McLeod Anderson b.1875

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Nicol Keith Anderson b.1882

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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 www.dovebooks.co.uk.

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