Anderson family

Anderson - BAN Deskford. Robert Anderson b. 1697 (son of Robert Anderson and brother of Alexander 1709) married Elizabeth BRUCE. Robert and Elizabeth's children were Ann 1718, Janet 1720, Isabel 1722, William 1726 and Alexander 1726.

Alexander Anderson b. September 1726 married on 8th July 1762 Margaret STEINSON. Children were Alexander(twin) 1763 (married Mary COWIE), Robert (twin) 1763, Margaret 1764, William 1766, Anne 1768, George 1770, Isabel 1772, John 1774 and David 1776. John b. 17.4.1774 married on 2.2.1800 Anne WRIGHT 1783, daughter of Alexander Wright.

John and Anne’s children were Alexander, Margaret, Isobel (twin), Ann (twin), Janet, Jean 1809, Elizabeth 1811, Elspet 1814, John, Mary 1818, James 1820, George 1823 and William 1826. John, farmer, Leitchestown died 25.5.1845 and Ann died 9.1.1868 and are buried in Fordyce. John held the tenancy on the Leitchestown farm when in 1816 a farm worker found the famous Deskford Carnyx in a peat bog.

James b. 20.4.1820 at Leitchestown, married 20.6.1844 Barbara RUSSELL born 1825 to James Russell and Margaret Anderson. James and Barbara’s children were Isabel 1842, George 1845, Ann 1846 (married James CLARKE. They had three sons and four daughters. John the second born in 1871 is the father of George Anderson Clarke author of the Booklet - "Loons, Lairds,Preachers and Teachers"), James 1848 (married Helen ESSEN), Margaret 1850, William 1852, Jane 1854, John 1856, Elizabeth 1858, Mary Ann 1860, Henry 1863 and Jessie 1866.

William b. 28.9.1852 emigrated to marry another in 1874. On the ship "Parsee" dep Greenock Jun 11th met then married on 15.6.1877 Mary Elizabeth ROBINSON in Oamaru.

William and Mary's children were William Henry (Harry) 1878 (married Katy TOWNSEND), James Alexander 1879 (married Elsie CAINS), Jack 1880, Jessie Ann 1882 (married William DAIS). Frank 1884, Mary Elizabeth (May) 1886 (married Charles DRINKROW), Florence 1887.

Florence b. 15.11.1887 married Francis Lawrence SCHDROSKI.