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Murdoch “Murdie” AndersonAge: 30 years18821913

Name
Murdoch “Murdie” Anderson
Given names
Murdoch
Surname
Anderson
Nickname
Murdie
Birth February 25, 1882 25 19
Source: Scottish GRO
Citation details: 691/0/0044
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Navy service record
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#1
Grace Anderson
yes

Birth of a sisterElizabeth “Lizze” Anderson
1884 (Age 22 months)

Birth of a brotherAlexander Rule Anderson
1885 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a sisterJane Taylor Anderson
June 7, 1887 (Age 5 years)
Death of a brotherAlexander Rule Anderson
1887 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherDaniel McIntyre Anderson
October 29, 1889 (Age 7 years)
Address: 37 High street
Census 1891 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherAlexander Rule Anderson
April 10, 1892 (Age 10 years)
Address: 37 High Street
Source: Lynn Fink
Citation details: email 2 October 2012
Birth of a sisterMary Anderson
1895 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterAgnes McIntyre Anderson
December 17, 1898 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherWalter Anderson
1902 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a brotherJohn McNeill Anderson
October 9, 1903 (Age 21 years)
MarriageFlorence Annie HobbsView this family
October 5, 1904 (Age 22 years) Husband: 22 Wife: 21
Citation details: Portsmounth December 1904 2b 1112
Quality of data: primary evidence
Occupation
Stoker RN on HMS Colossus
October 5, 1904 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: See marriage record
Birth of a brotherPeter McGregor Anderson
March 15, 1905 (Age 23 years)
Address: 30 Church street
Death of a sisterMary Anderson
March 26, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Occupation
Coal Miner
October 1908 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Montague Murdoch “Monty” Anderson
October 31, 1908 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 255
Date of entry in original source: November 19, 1908
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Christening of a sonMontague Murdoch “Monty” Anderson
April 11, 1909 (Age 27 years)
Marriage of a siblingAlexander Rule AndersonJanet Gill InnesView this family
September 20, 1912 (Age 30 years)
Source: Lynn Fink
Citation details: email 2 October 2012
Death 1913 (Age 30 years)
Source: Scottish GRO
Citation details: 691/0076
Quality of data: primary evidence
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 2, 1881Lasswade, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
3 months
himself
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Jane Taylor Anderson
Birth: June 7, 1887 30 25Loanhead, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: 1962Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland
2 years
younger brother
Daniel McIntyre Anderson
Birth: October 29, 1889 32 27Loanhead, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: 1972Loanhead, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland
2 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Mary Anderson
Birth: 1895 37 32Loanhead, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: March 26, 1908Loanhead, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland
4 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
21 months
younger brother
17 months
younger brother
Peter McGregor Anderson
Birth: March 15, 1905 48 42Loanhead, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: 1964Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
Family with Florence Annie Hobbs - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 5, 1904Register Office, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
daughter
son
Charles Wynne + Florence Annie Hobbs - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: after 1913
2 years
step-son

BirthScottish GRO
Citation details: 691/0/0044
Quality of data: primary evidence
BirthThe National Archives (UK)
Citation details: Navy service record
Quality of data: primary evidence
CensusCensus England & Scotland 1891
MarriageBDM England 1837+
Citation details: Portsmounth December 1904 2b 1112
Quality of data: primary evidence
OccupationMarriage certificate
Citation details: See marriage record
DeathScottish GRO
Citation details: 691/0076
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note
Joined Navy as a cadet as soon as left school and travelled the world per his son Named as Murdie on his marriage certificate The Navy service record reference ADM 188/463/288491 Official Number: 288491
Note
HMS Colossus (1886) BB (4th) This the fourth HMS Colossus was the name ship of a class of two battleships. She was built at Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down in Jun-1879, launched 21-Mar-1882 and completed in Oct-1886. After an initial period in home waters she went to the Mediterranean from 1887-93. On her return she was coastguard ship at Holyhead from 1893-1901. Followed by a spell in Reserve. Then another spell a guardship 1904-06. Sold 06-Oct-1908. HMS Colossus, Royal Naval battleship with sister ship HMS Edinburgh, launched 1882. Colossus served in the Mediterranean until 1893 and then became a coastguard ship before being placed in reserve in 1901. She then became a tender to HMS Excellent in 1904. In these ships the 12 inch breechloader was adopted and an attempt at what was then a very considerable speed was made. An auxiliary armament of five 6 inch guns were mounted on the superstructure. HMS Colossus was put up for sale by the Royal Navy in 1906 but was not broken up until October 1908. Displacement: 9,420 tons. Length: 325ft. Beam:68ft. Draught: 26' 3". Guns: Four 45 ton BLR, five 6 inch guns. Horse power: 7,500 hp. Speed: 15.5 knots. The two ships of the Colossus Class (1886) followed the design of Inflexible (1881) in having a massively armoured central citadel, and weakly protected bow and stern sections. They were the last ships to follow this short lived layout. In other respects they were leaders of important developments. Being the first ships constructed of steel and with compound armour. Their guns returned to the Breech Loading type, the first since the 1860's. Which were mounted in two turrets, one of which was mounted on each side of the centreline. With the narrow superstructure forward and aft they could therefore fire ahead and astern, but it was not ideal.
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Murdoch/Anderson -- + - - - - 1878; Lasswade #194
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Reference Number:WDM1006