William Anderson

M, #7796, b. 18 September 1830
     William Anderson was born on 18 September 1830 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Anderson and Christian Bruce. William Anderson was baptized on 29 September 1830 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Anderson, 20; Christina Anderson, 40; Ann Anderson, 15; James Anderson, 14; Wm Anderson, 11.2
He was a whitefisher.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at 15 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Anderson, head; Christina (sic) Anderson, wife; Margret Anderson, daughter; William Anderson, son; Jean Mair, grandchild.3
He was the informant for, and present at, James Anderson's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 24 September 1863.4


  1. [S6407] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "William Anderson, male. Birth: 18 SEP 1830. Christening: 29 SEP 1830 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: James Anderson. Mother: Catherine (sic) Bruce."
  2. [S6408] 1841, Scottish Census, "Wm Anderson, male, age 11, born in county, resident in Portknockie."
  3. [S6409] 1861, Scottish Census, "William Anderson, son, unmarried, male, age 26, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, whitefisher, resident at 15 Portknockie."
  4. [S6410] James Anderson, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Anderson, Fisherman (Married to Christian Bruce), died 1863, September Twenty-fourth 6h P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male, 74 years, Father: George Anderson Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Anderson M.S. Bruce (Deceased), Cause of death: General debility and old age, 7 weeks, No Medical Attendant, Informant: William Anderson, His X Mark, Son, present, Jas. Cumming Registrar Witness, Registered: 1863, Septr 26th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming Registrar."