James Bisset


Generation I / IXa

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James Bisset b.mid-C19th.

Contractor in Aberdeen.

Married 11 December 1877 at Old Machar, Aberdeen Mary Murray b.1851 d.1922 in South Africa, daughter of Alexander Murray (5) of Nethermill b.1811 d.10 September 1901 (death certificate) and Janet Innes Anderson b.May 1829 d. d.12 May 1910 (death certificate) buried 14 May 1910.

They had the following children:

M i Alexander Murray b.1878 Killed by lightning in South Africa.
Married Helen Jobson, also killed by lightning. They had the following children:
Eric Murray b.1908 (married Helen Unknown);
Marcia Chisholm;
Charlotte Anderson.
M ii Archibald, farmer in South Africa..
F iii Mary Innes, South Africa.
Married Francis Thomas Dunn, flour miller. .
M iv Hugh d.1918 in World War 1.
M v Douglas, farmer in South Africa.
Married Jessie Williamson. They had the following children:
John Douglas;
Florence.
F vi Florence Duthie, South Africa.
Married Fredric Thomas Jarvis. They had the following children:
Alan Fredric b.1914, Farmer;
Lawrence Murray b.1914, Chartered Accountant;
Alastair Gordon b.1915, Mining;
Monica Mary b.1916;
Peter Hugh b.1922.
F vii Ruth, South Africa.
Married Lionel Orchison, farmer. They had the following children:
Irene;
Kenneth;
Ian;
Ruth Mary;
Ethel;
Keith;
Dorothy.



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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson.

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

11 April, 2013