James Anderson

Maleabout 1830–about January 1913

Brief Life History of James

James Anderson was born about 1830, in Fingringhoe, Essex, England. He married Elizabeth Mills about 1850, in Colchester St Giles, Colchester, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died about January 1913, in Colchester St Giles, Colchester, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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James Anderson
Elizabeth Mills
Marriage: about 1850
Elizabeth M. Anderson
Charles George Anderson
Isabella Keep Anderson
Emily Jane Anderson
George William Anderson
James George Anderson
Frederick H. Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson
Eliza Anderson

Sources (2)

  • James Anderson, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James Anderson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1850Colchester St Giles, Colchester, Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 0

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 3

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 24

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint 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 Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

    German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

    Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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