William Anderson

M, #2592, b. 21 November 1880, d. 14 September 1944
     William Anderson was born on 21 November 1880 at 52 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Anderson and Mary Wilson. His family was known by the tee-name of "Coy".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at 74 East Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Anderson, head; Mary Anderson, wife; William Anderson, son; James Anderson, son; George Anderson, son; John Anderson, son; Alexander Anderson, son.2
William Anderson was a fisherman. He married Margaret Wood Slater at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 7 December 1906.3,1,4 William died on 14 September 1944 at 18 Admiralty Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 63.1

Child of William Anderson and Margaret Wood Slater


  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S5710] 1891, Scottish Census, "William Anderson, son, male, age 10, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, scholar, resident at 74 East St, Portknockie."
  3. [S3979] William Anderson to Margaret Wood Slater, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "1906, on the Seventh day of December at Seafield Church, Seafield (Rathven), After Banns According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Anderson, Fisherman (Bachelor), 26 years, resident at 74 Portknockie, Father: James Anderson "Coy", Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Mary Anderson M.S. Wilson (Deceased). Maggie W. Slater, Fishergirl (Spinster), 24 years, resident at 274 Portknockie, Father: John Bruce Slater, Fisherman, Mother: Ann Bruce Slater M.S Mair "Bobbin". James McIntyre, Minister of Seafield. James Anderson Witness. Ellen Ann Slater Witness. Registered: 1906, December 10th at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  4. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.