William Anderson
Dwelling #442
Group Number 1

Group Members

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No Last Name First Names Maiden Name Relationship Occupation Born Died School Year
1 Anderson William Husband Gold miner 1829
2 Anderson Anderina Thompson Wife


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3422 See dwelling #92 for details of children.

See dwelling #92 for details of children.

3423 1829 Birth of William Anderson

William Anderson was born in the Shetland islands, Scotland. He was brought up on his fathers farm, and went to sea at the age of fifteen.

3424 1854 William left ship in Australia

William left his ship in Melbourne, Australia and went on to the Victorian gold diggings.

3425 1862 William moved to New Zealand

William moved to New Zealand and headed for the Otago gold diggings.

3426 1868 William appears in the census records.

Mr William Anderson appears in the official census records as a gold miner living in the Kawarau Gorge.

3427 1875 Census records

The census records for 1875 show William Anderson as a gold miner living in Pipeclay Gully.

3428 c1875 / 1876 William may have built dwelling #442

William may have built and lived in dwelling #442 in North Road. Although this area was known as Doctor's Flat, it is very close to Pipeclay Gully.

3429 1876 Marriage of William and Anderina

On 6 Jan 1876, William Anderson married Miss Anderina Tompson, daughter of James and Mary Thompson of Bannockburn. The service was conducted by Rev Benjamin Drake in his dwelling house in Cromwell. The witnesses were Mr & Mrs James Thompson and Mr Gideon Anderson of Bannockburn (brother of William). The Thompsons were originally from Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.

3430 c1876/1886 Mr Thompson built a new house.

It appears that about this William may have built a new house (dwelling #69) close to dwelling #442.


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