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James ANDERSON

James ANDERSON

Male 1828 - 1867  (39 years)    Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name James ANDERSON  [1, 2, 3
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Birth 1828  Warkworth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 20 Jul 1828  Warkworth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 1829 
    Gender Male 
    Certificate of Birth 1829 
    Wanted 
    Census 1841  Guyzance, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Crime 23 Oct 1848  [4
    Tried at Old Bailey, London. Accused of housebreaking (feloniosly breaking and entering the dwelling of John Holland Ray, and stealing 1 shawl and other articles, value 11s; his goods to which). Found guilty. 
    Occupation Bef 1851 
    Portmanteau Maker (luggage) 
    Census 1851  Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Convict Number 1851  [6
    #507 
    Immigration: Arr. 28 Jun 1851  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Per "Pyrenees" 
    Ticket of Leave 28 Jun 1851 
    Pardon Apr 1854 
    Conditional Pardon 
    Newspaper Article 1 Jul 1863  [7
    Death Record 1867  Northam, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    #3577 
    Occupation 1867 
    Shoemaker 
    Certificate of Death 1867 
    Have 
    Death 7 May 1867  Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper Article 17 May 1867  [8
    Newspaper Article 22 May 1867  [9
    Newspaper Article 24 May 1867  [10
    Newspaper Article 29 May 1867  [11
    Newspaper Article 31 May 1867  [12
    AKA William Chalmers 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John ANDERSON,   b. 1799, Warkworth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. DECEASED  (Father) 
    Ann TAYLOR,   b. 1800, Warkworth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. DECEASED  (Mother) 
    Person ID I1464  MyBradyTree | Descendant of Convict James ANDERSON, BRADY, Ancestor of Darryl William BRADY
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2024 

    Father John ANDERSON,   b. 1799, Warkworth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. DECEASED 
    Mother Ann TAYLOR,   b. 1800, Warkworth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. DECEASED 
    Marriage 20 May 1827  Warkworth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Lawrence Church
    Family ID F22820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Sarah Ann KENNEDY,   b. 1833, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Jan 1875, Greenough Flats, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years) 
    Other Partners: Thomas ADAMS  m. 1845;   Hermanus Lambertus LOOK  m. 1870 
    Marriage 1859  Greenough, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Emma Jane ANDERSON,   b. 1859, Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1908 (Age 49 years)
    Hermanus Lambertus LOOK  m. 19 Jan 1877;   Thomas Phillip GRANT  m. 1905
    +2. Frederick William ANDERSON,   b. 1861, Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Feb 1925, Guildford, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)
    Harriet BRANSON  m. 24 May 1890
    +3. Mary Anne ANDERSON,   b. 22 May 1863, Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Oct 1940, Midland Junction, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
    Alfred BROWNING  m. 24 May 1881
    +4. Sarah Ann ANDERSON,   b. 26 Jun 1864, Newcastle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Nov 1905, Sawyers Valley, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 41 years)
    George Walter TREW  m. 20 Mar 1882
     5. Henrietta ANDERSON,   b. 1867, Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1886, Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 19 years)
    Family ID F317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2024 

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1828 - Warkworth, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 20 Jul 1828 - Warkworth, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1841 - Guyzance, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Morpeth, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration: Arr. - Per "Pyrenees" - 28 Jun 1851 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1859 - Greenough, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath Record - #3577 - 1867 - Northam, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 7 May 1867 - Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Convict Records
    Anderson: Convict #507
    Anderson: Convict #507
    James Anderson

    Ships
    Pyrenees
    Pyrenees

  • Notes 
    • I've been researching James Anderson the convict #507 who was 18 years old when sentenced to Transportation at the Old Bailey in October 1848. The Old Bailey court records are searchable online. He was convicted for a housebreak and enter. He was sent to Fremantle on the "Pyrenees" in 1851, then sent to North Fremantle Hiring Depot. There was a convict depot established at Toodyay and I suspect he was sent there but cannot locate the record of it, it is a small piece in my puzzle that I would like to find. He was pardoned in April 1854.

      On arrival to the colony his occupation was noted by the Comptroller of Convicts as "portmanteau maker and saddler". Portmanteau = bag or suitcase. We can see that this occupation is related to his trade as a boot and shoe maker.

      There also appears to be a record that he is the half brother of Charles Adams who established the heritage homestead of "Mangowine" in the Toodyay district; Adams was the informant on Anderson's death certificate. See my comments under "Sarah Kennedy" where Adams assumed the running of Anderson's bootmaking business on the death of Anderson.
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      Gary Angel - 2009 - gary-at-gidgenet.com.au

      I don't believe that Charles Adams and James Anderson were half brothers. I think that information was one of those red herrings that pops up every now and again in genealogy research. They certainly had some sort of relationship, but I don't think they were related. Adams was a special constable - some sort of honorary policeman for the remote areas out back of Northam. Anderson I believe is my convict in the family. But the records that prove he is convict 517 have not surfaced. James Anderson was convicted of a housebreak in London and sentences at the Old Bailey to 7 years transportation to Western Aust. I have records of him stationed at the North Fremantle Convict Depot - on arrival he was described as a portmanteau maker - which is a leather worker making saddles and bags. It is not drawing a long bow to suggest that he was also a bootmaker, which is the occupation of our James Anderson of Toodyay. However I was never able to turn up a record of the James Anderson of North Fremantle Depot being relocated to the Toodyay Convict Depot. It could well have been the case but its only speculation in my imagination and the hard evidence is not there. There is also no evidence that he was referred to as David or Daniel. Another red herring I believe.

      Sarah Anderson has also proved very difficult ancestor to research. Once again I am speculating that she came out on a bride ship - but no records have turned up of her entry into the country and no record of her birth here. Speculating again I think she got domestic work with a farming family in Toodyay, then met James Anderson and became Mrs Anderson. Although there was no actual marriage. After Anderson's death in 1867 of a heart attack, she referred to herself as Mrs Anderson in newspaper adverts placed to collect debts relating to the bootmaking business. She married Henry Looke in Perth and described herself on the marriage certificate as Sarah Kennedy her maiden name, not Anderson. She also named her father on the marriage cert as Frederic Kennedy, watchmaker of Coventry.

      I have heaps of info about Fred Kennedy's military career in Britain, his retirement from the military due to ill health and ultimately his death in 1854. Coventry was the centre of watchmaking trade in industrial England in the 19th century, with many small time operators working from home.

      Sarah herself may have been born in the West Indies or Malta as her father was stationed with the military at various times in these parts and the family travelled with him. But I can't turn up a birth cert for Sarah. I also can't positively ID Sarah as part of this military family. She's 19 by the time a census occurred in 1851 and I think she's moved away from the family to work as a domestic servant or she has been sent to a girls school in London. So she doesn't show up as living in the same household as Frederic Kennedy, wife and children.

      Have reached so many dead ends in my research. Tentatively close on many lines of inquiry but can't quite produce irrefutable evidence.
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      Gary Angel - 2015 - marathonangel-at-gmail.com

      All convicts upon death had to have an Inquest Report sent to the Comptroller General in Fremantle. I found that our James ANDERSON shoemaker who died 7th May, 1867 was indeed Convict #507 I’m convinced..
      My notes contain what I could decipher from the writings back then (no mobile phones)…
      “Residents Office, Newcastle
      8 May, 1867
      Sir,
      I have the honour to transmit proceedings at our Inquest held by me here on the 8th Instant on the body of James ANDERSON of this town.
      Your obedient Servant,
      William J. Clifton, Resident”
      ….
      “Has the Coroner at Fremantle forwarded a report of the Inquest held last week on ……”
      “The proceedings on the Inquest in the case of ? Have been sent one … By the R…. and instructions …… for further Inquiry, the depot……having dis…. Full particulars”
      “The Coroner at Fremantle has no forwarded a report of the Inquest informed to by this ….
      G.Z. Ensor?
      Govt. Philip?
      His Coloniel Secretary”

      So there you go! Our Shoemaker, James ANDERSON, had to have an Inquest which report was required to be sent to the Convicts Comptroller General in Fremantle!
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      Gail Pascoe - 2023 - pascoesplace-at-gmail.com

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. "James ANDERSON". Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I1464&tree=BRADY2008 (accessed June 22, 2024).

  • Sources 
    1. [S363] jsadik-at-bigpond.net.au, Janey Sadik (nee Bradley), Some Information Submitted by Janice Kaye Hayes (nee Hale).

    2. [S274] marathonangel-at-gmail.com, Gary Angel, Some Information Submitted by Gary Angel.

    3. [S271] pascoesplace-at-gmail.com, Gail Darrelle Pascoe (nee James), Some Information Submitted by Gail Darrelle Pascoe (nee James).

    4. [S1105] Old Bailey Proceedings Online, Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 May 2023), October 1848, trial of ANDREW BASKERVILLE JAMES ANDERSON (t18481023-2447). https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18481023-2447.

    5. [S886] Ancestry.com, 1851 England Census, "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGDN-BM2 : 29 July 2017), John Anderson, , Northumberland, England; citing , Northumberland, England, p. 1, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey..

    6. [S156] Rica Erickson and Gillian O'Mara, Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887, ANDERSON James (507).

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