Christian Anderson

7 September 1847–
Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Christian

When Christian Anderson was born on 7 September 1847, in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Anderson, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Peggie, was 26. She married William Murray on 28 January 1870, in Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in West Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

William Murray
Christian Anderson
Marriage: 28 January 1870
James Murray
David Anderson Murray
Margaret Peggie Murray
Susan P Murray
William Murray
John Anderson Murray
Andrewina Nicol Murray
Christina A Murray
George A Murray

Spouse and Children

28 January 1870
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


    James Murray


    David Anderson Murray


    Margaret Peggie Murray


    Susan P Murray


    William Murray


+4 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 7

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 10

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 31

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Christina Murray in household of William Murray, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Christina Murray in household of William Murray, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Christian Murray in household of Davd Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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