Captain William Anderson

Generation VII 5

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Captain William Anderson b.1786 d.1864.

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

Married in 1806 Amelia Reid d.1865 aged 85, daughter of James Reid of Alehouse Hill (later Ellis Hill), Inverugie d.1826.

They had the following children:

F i Margaret b.1806 d.1890
Married William James Anderson (no relation) of Techmuiry and Hatton. City of Glasgow Bank, 1866 agent for the bank at Ramsay IOM.
F ii Amelia b.1808 d.1886
Married Charles Handyside, surgeon HEICS. No children.
F iii Catherine b.1809 d.1893 unmarried. One of the "three Miss Andersons of Ellis Hill, Inverugie"
F iv Ann Innes b.1810 d.1871
Married in 1834 Hugh Handyside d.1867 aged 64, son of Hugh Handyside of Edinburgh. Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh.
F v Janet b.1811 d.1864 unmarried. One of the "three Miss Andersons of Ellis Hill, Inverugie".
F vi Georgina b.1813 d.1900 unmarried. One of the "three Miss Andersons of Ellis Hill, Inverugie". Ellis Hill belonged to their mother's father, James Reid. Presumably it came to them after his death.
F vii Ferlina b.1816 d.1865
Married in 1848 John Hutchinson of Cairngall, Longside He was one of a family of 17, brought up at a house called Springfield, Peterhead. They had three daughters.

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Captain William Anderson served in the 78th Foot (now Seaforth Highlanders) and 96th Regiment (now Manchester Regiment) 1804-16, retiring before his death.

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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