Bob Anderson's Family History Website

BobAnderson.co.uk is my Family History website, detailing genealogical research into my ancestors, with a particular emphasis on the Anderson, McCauley and Britton parts of my family. The site includes family trees of my genealogy, many photos, and video materials, including footage of the 1911 Eltham Axemen's Carnival in New Zealand, at which my grandfather George McCauley competed successfully.

The Anderson Family: Gallery

Here are all of the photos from the Anderson side of my family. Single click onto an image to see it at full-size.

Ruins of Cockplay Farm, Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland

Home of my great great great grandfather, Robert Snr. Anderson, and his family in the early 1800s. Photo taken by Sue Broadway, his great great great granddaughter, in August 2010. The farm was occupied by a family of shepherds, the McKechnies, until about 1950 when the building was left to fall into disrepair.

Ruins of Cockplay Farm

Photo taken by Sue Broadway in August 2010

 

Ruins of Cockplay Farm

Photo from Sue Broadway (in photo) taken in August 2010

Grave of Jane Veitch Anderson and Morgan Family Members

Situated in North Merchiston Cemetery, Edinburgh. Photo taken by Sue Broadway in August 2010.

 

Gravestone of Jane Veitch Anderson and Morgan Family Members

The gravestone of my great great grandmother, Jane Veitch Anderson (husband of Peter Anderson), her daughter and son-in-law, with a memorial to her grandson killed in WW1, lies face up, detached from its base, in North Merchiston Cemetery, Edinburgh. The inscription on the headstone reads: "in memory of Robert A Morgan Cameron Hrs (Lochiel) died of wounds received at Kemmel Hill and interred at Deinze, Germany 10 May 1918 aged 22 The beloved son of Joseph and Janet Morgan also the above Joseph R Morgan died 4 January 1933 aged 75 and his beloved wife Janet Anderson died 22 February 1940 aged 79 Jane Veitch Anderson 16 March 1893 aged 68". The base is inscribed "He died that we might live". Jane Veitch Anderson was interred in the plot on 16 March 1893 and it appears the headstone was subsequently erected. It is understood that Robert A Morgan was subsequently re-interred at the Harlebeke New British Cemetery in Belgium after WW1 ended. Photo taken by Sue Broadway in August 2010.

Restored Gravestone of Jane Veitch Anderson and Morgan Family Members

Gravestone restoration in January 2011 paid for by Sue Broadway and Bob Anderson. Photo taken by Bob Anderson on 12 February 2011.

 

3 Grassmarket, Edinburgh

The home of my great great great grandfather, James Veitch (father of Jane Veitch), in the 1840s. Situated below Edinburgh Castle (pictured). The doorway to the house is between the blue and silver cars. Photo taken by Sue Broadway in August 2010.

 

Robert Jnr. and Martha Anderson (nee Williams) and their family

My great grandparents and their 13 children taken in London in the early 1900s. Robert Jnr. was a journeyman cabinet-maker and I am the proud owner of a maple chair made by him. Back Row: Charles Edward (1887-1921); Ernest Robert (1881-1930); Janet (1886-1922); James Henry (1882-1919); Helen (1879-1960); Alfred (1884-1954); Peter Frederick (1880-1943); Alice (1891-1924); William Walter (1890-1931). Middle Row: Arthur Harold (1892-1975); Daisy (1894-1962); Robert Jnr. (1849-1920); Martha (1852-1927). Front Row: Margaret Eliza (1895-1979); Beatrice Lily (1897-1966).

Staircase reputably built by Robert Jnr. Anderson at Waddesdon Manor

Robert Jnr. worked at Waddesdon during its construction for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1889. Robert Jnr. reputedly built this staircase and its mirror image. They lead to the servants quarters.

 

White Lion Inn, Stowmarket

Birthplace of my great grandmother, Martha Williams (1852--1927).Top Left: 1880s-Drawing of White Lion sign. Closed as inn in 1892; Top Right: Post 1892-Former White Lion in right foreground. Now shop of F W Robinson, coachbuilder; Bottom three photos: Early 1960s-2/3 of building now demolished. Remnant used as storeroom until demolished in early 1990s to make way for inner ring road.

 

John Bonthram and Jane Veitch Light (nee Anderson) and their family

Jane Veitch Light was my great great aunt, the sister of Robert Anderson Jnr. Back Row: Grace Lennie (1885- ); Hector (1893-1983); Jane (1883-1964); John Bonthron (1882- ); Janet McEwan (1889- ). Front Row: John Bonthron (1854-1929); Helen Anderson (1896- ); Jane Veitch (1854-1941)

 

Graves of Robert Jnr. Anderson and Three Children

The graves of my great grandfather and his children Charles Edward, Janet (Sweet) and Alice Maud in Kensal Green Cemetery, London. The inscription below Robert's details reads: "A light is from the household gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled"

 

Graves of Robert Jnr. Anderson and Three Children in 2013

The same graves as in the previous photo some 90 years later. Re-fixing of the cross was subsequently arranged

 

Cross Re-fixed on Graves of Robert Jnr. Anderson and Three Children in 2014

The same graves with the cross re-fixed in January 2014.

141 Harvist Road, Kilburn, London

Home of Robert Jnr. Anderson. He and his family lived there from before 1911 until his death there in 1920.

Grave of Martha Anderson

Grave of my great grandmother in Aramoho cemetery, Wanganui, New Zealand. Martha, Robert Jnr.'s widow, died on 17 April 1927, the year after she sailed to New Zealand with her daughter, Margaret Eliza Anderson.

 

Arthur Harold and Violet Anderson

Photo of my great uncle with his second wife, Violet.

 

 

 

Charles Edward Anderson

Photo and card sent by Charles Edward Anderson to his parents, presumably while he was in North America. These items were provided by Patricia Fuller, the granddaughter of Charles Edward.

Charles Edward and Laura Anderson

Photo of my great uncle and his wife Laura (nee Honey) with one of their three children. Charles Edward and Laura both died in 1921, leaving their children to be brought up in orphanages.

Leslie William Anderson

Montage of Leslie William, the son of Charles Edward and Laura Anderson, who was brought up in orphanages and served in the royal navy during WW2.

Charles Robert Anderson

Picture painted by Charles Robert (Charlie), the son of Charles Edward and Laura Anderson, and used in advertising poster.

Grave of William Walter Anderson

Grave of my great uncle in Riccarton cemetery, New Zealand. William Walter apparently suffered from shell-shock resulting from WW1 service and took his own life on 4 May 1931 after emigrating to New Zealand with his family in about 1930

 

Alfred and Florence Anderson with Eric Robert Anderson

Photo of my father, Eric Robert, born on 19 July 1909 in Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

 

 

Wanganui East School Primer 1 Class 1915

My father, Eric Robert Anderson, (second from bottom row, second from right) beside his sister, Mary Huia Anderson. She had insisted on sitting beside her brother rather than have her photo taken with the other girls. The boy with his eyes pricked out by Mary was disliked by her!

 

Family of Alfred and Florence Anderson (nee Britton)

The 7 children of my grandparents, taken in Wanganui, New Zealand in the 1920s. Left to Right: Eric Robert (1909-1967); Beryl (1912-1993); Ian Charles (1918-1986); Allan James (Bunt) (1921-1994); John (Jack) Travers (1916-1989); Mary Huia (1910-2002); Jean (1914-2009).

 

House of Alfred and Florence Anderson

House built for my grandparents and their family at Smithfield Road, Wanganui. Alfred and Florence lived there until their deaths. Their son, John (Jack) Travers Anderson, and his wife, Zillah May, then lived in the house until their deaths.

Three Generations of the Anderson Family in Wanganui, New Zealand, 1926/7

John Travers, Margaret Eliza, Ian Charles, Allan James, Martha and Florence Anderson with Alfred Anderson seated in his Model T Ford. Photo taken at the gate of the property of Alfred and Florence Anderson in Smithfield Road, Wanganui

Alfred Anderson

My grandfather at his home at Smithfield Road, Wanganui

Memorials to Alfred and Florence Anderson with Mary Huia Brown (nee Anderson)

Memorials to Alfred and Florence and their eldest daughter, Mary Huia, in the rose garden for cremation ashes in Aramoho cemetery, Wanganui. Florence was actually 82 when she died.

Wedding Invitation of Eric Robert Anderson and Hazel Emily McCauley

Note that the invitation was at the request of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ladner, Hazel's uncle and aunt, who brought up my mother and her siblings. My mother's father, George Thomas McCauley, was still alive at the time of her wedding

 

Eric Robert and Hazel Emily Anderson (nee McCauley)

Taken on the marriage of my parents on 22 January 1938 at St. Mary's church, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson Family at the Wedding of Eric Robert and Hazel Emily Anderson

Taken on the occasion of the marriage of my parents on 22 January 1938. From the left: Eric Robert, Beryl, John (Jack) Travers, Jean, Alfred, Florence, Allan James (Bunt), Ian Charles, Mary Huia. Photo provided by Stephen Watson.

 

Anderson Family Home, Wanganui East, New Zealand

Home of my parents, Eric Robert and Hazel Emily Anderson, and family from 1941 to 1967/8. Photo taken in 2012.

Eric Robert, Hazel Emily, Patricia Rae and Robert John Anderson

Believed to have been taken when my sister, Patricia, was bridesmaid at the wedding of my uncle, Allan James (Bunt) Anderson and Patricia Treadwell in Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

Eric Robert and Hazel Emily Anderson

My parents leaving a DC3 aircraft of NAC (now Air New Zealand) during a visit to Christchurch, New Zealand, in the early 1960s to attend a Rotary International conference. My father was the second president of Wanganui North Rotary Club.

 

Memorial to Eric Robert Anderson

Memorial to my father, Eric Robert, in the rose garden for cremation ashes in Aramoho cemetery, Wanganui.

Robert John and Elizabeth Anderson (nee Clayton)

Taken in January 2006 when I became Captain of Burton-on-Trent Golf Club.