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Alexander AndersonAge: 85 years17971882

Alexander Anderson
Given names
Birth before August 24, 1797 46 43
Christening August 24, 1797
Death of a fatherWilliam Anderson
March 20, 1805 (Age 7 years)
Burial of a fatherWilliam Anderson
March 22, 1805 (Age 7 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Anderson
May 4, 1806 (Age 8 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Anderson
May 6, 1806 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Scott
February 23, 1807 (Age 9 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Scott
February 26, 1807 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Blackett
November 23, 1812 (Age 15 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherJames Blackett
November 25, 1812 (Age 15 years)
MarriageHarriott AllenView this family
January 5, 1826 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
Alexander John Blackett Anderson
December 23, 1826 (Age 29 years)
Christening of a sonAlexander John Blackett Anderson
February 14, 1827 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
William James Anderson
October 17, 1828 (Age 31 years)
Christening of a sonWilliam James Anderson
December 17, 1828 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
Augustus Frederick Anderson
March 10, 1830 (Age 32 years)
Christening of a sonAugustus Frederick Anderson
April 14, 1830 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherRichard Anderson
November 1831 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
Thomas Haldane Anderson
December 10, 1831 (Age 34 years)
Christening of a sonThomas Haldane Anderson
January 11, 1832 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
Harriet Elizabeth Anderson
before June 17, 1833 (Age 35 years)
Christening of a daughterHarriet Elizabeth Anderson
June 17, 1833 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
Ellen Noble Anderson
before September 20, 1836 (Age 39 years)
Christening of a daughterEllen Noble Anderson
September 20, 1836 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
Catherine Sophia Anderson
April 1, 1841 (Age 43 years)
Death of a wifeHarriott Allen
December 3, 1841 (Age 44 years)
Death of a sonAugustus Frederick Anderson
before March 17, 1856 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childAlexander John Blackett AndersonMary GoodworthView this family
March 3, 1860 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel (Harman) AlmondCatherine Sophia AndersonView this family
October 15, 1860 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam James AndersonHannah Maria SheppardView this family
July 17, 1861 (Age 63 years)
Death of a sonAlexander John Blackett Anderson
October 30, 1864 (Age 67 years)
Marriage of a childFrederick StewartHarriet Elizabeth AndersonView this family
July 24, 1866 (Age 68 years)
Death December 14, 1882 (Age 85 years)
Burial December 15, 1882 (1 day after death)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 12, 1778St. Aiden, Bamburgh, Nthmd.
10 months
elder brother
William Anderson
Birth: before December 2, 1778 27 24North Sunderland, Nthmd.
Death: May 4, 1806North Sunderland, Nthmd.
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Richard Anderson
Birth: before December 12, 1786 35 32North Sunderland, Nthmd.
Death: before January 13, 1789North Sunderland, Nthmd.
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
6 years
Family with Harriott Allen - View this family
Marriage: January 5, 1826All Saints, Poplar, London
1 year
22 months
17 months
Augustus Frederick Anderson
Birth: March 10, 1830 32 25Poplar, London
Death: before March 17, 1856Billa Billa, Warialda district, New South Wales, Australia (see note)
21 months
Thomas Haldane Anderson
Birth: December 10, 1831 34 27Poplar, London
Death: 1917Sydney Benevolent Asylum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
3 years
5 years


"Alexander Anderson was Captain of the female convict ship 'Grenada' which arrived [in New South Wales] on 27 January 1825 with 81 female prisoners with 15 of their children and 21 cabin passengers among whom were William Ogilvie and his family, Rev. Frederick Wilkinson and surveyor Heneage Finch. Surgeon on the voyage was Peter Cunningham. Captain Anderson was thanked by the passengers for his attention on the voyage. He left the colony on the 'Grenada' in March 1825 but this land was reserved for him (promised by Sir Thomas Brisbane 19 Feb 1825), and on his return as Captain of the 'Phoenix' convict ship in December 1826, he requested that this reserve of 1,000 acres to be converted to a grant, which was done on 9 Aug 1837. This grant, in the Parish of Denman, Upper Hunter, (of land "between the Village Reserve and Captain Pike's"), was called 'Allendale' [Allandale] and he settled here with his wife and children." [Hunter Valley Settlers website and, which also contains a reference to "Allendale situated between the wide plain of Pickering and a Church & School Estate which became the town of Denman".] He also sailed from London 10 Mar 1834 and arrived in Sydney 10 Jul 1834 in command of the convict ship "Susan". "Mr. Alexander Anderson, master mariner" arrived in Port Jackson, New South Wales 8 Apr 1837 with wife and 5 children on "Brothers" from London (left Portsmouth 20 Nov 1836). Cabin passengers. Living at Allendale, Morton [Merton], Hartley-Norfolk Island, New South Wales in 1841. Four males between 7 & under 14, four males between 21 and under 45, 2 males 45 & under sixty, one female under 2, one female 7 & under 14, three females 21 & under 45. Two males married, eight single. Two females married, three single. No males born in the colony (5 arrived free, 2 holding tickets of leave). 1 female born in the colony. 2 females arrived free, 1 other free person (female), 1 female holding ticket of leave. 13 Church of England, 2 Roman Catholic. 1 "landed proprietor,merchant, banker and professional", 1 "mechanic & artificer", 3 "shepherds & others in the care of sheep", 3 "domestic servants", 7 "all other persons". Totals 10 male, 5 female. House of stone or brick, finished. Alexander Anderson was assigned 1 convict tailor 23 Mar 1841. Singleton Pioneer Register p. 9 records Captain Alexander Anderson born c. 1797 Northumberland, England. Spouse Harriet Blackett. ("See Pioneer Register for details of descendants"). Hunter Valley. 10 May 1845 nominated for Muswellbrook Council by Richard Ward. 11 Dec 1847 Maitland. Unclaimed letter held General Post Office, Sydney for the month of November. 1 Aug 1856 Maitland Quarter Sessions. Alexander Anderson to be tried for horse stealing. 13 Aug 1856 Murrurundi. Maitland Quarter Sessions: Alexander Anderson found not guilty of stealing a horse belonging to McDonald Clark at Murrurundi. Discharged. [NB. Also a record of "Ogilvie v. Anderson 13 Apr 1842 Merton (Source: Examiner). Sale of household furniture, cattle etc. Sheriifs sale." William Ogilvie owned land across the Hunter River from Anderson's.]


Alexander Anderson, bachelor and Harriett Allin, spinster, both "of this parish" by Licence. Witnesses John Blackett [bride's stepfather], John Allen, [bride's father or brother?], Eleanor Blackett [bride's mother], Richard Anderson.