Genealogical table introduction
This genealogical table of the Anderson family who moved from Northumberland to County Mayo in the 1850’s was compiled by Carolyn Oram based on research by:
- Bill Anderson of Carlisle, Cumbria who has produced a very detailed family tree of the Anderson family from the Upper Coquetdale Valley and surrounding area in Northumberland.
- Gerry Delaney of the South Mayo Family Research Centre who has researched the Anderson family in the Mayo archives.
- and the Oram family archives including the diaries of John and Arthur Oram and notes on the Cowan family by the late Alan Rotherford.
The table starts with Matthew Anderson 1784-1867 who was the eldest member of the family to move to Ireland.
Names in bold type indicate members of the family who lived in Ireland as adults.
1 Matthew Anderson 1784-1867
1 Matthew Anderson 1784-1867 born 18 February 1784, baptised 22 February 1784 at Harbottle, Northumberland, one of four offspring of John Anderson and Margaret Hall, died 19 May 1867 aged 84 years at Brize, County Mayo, buried Church of Ireland graveyard Mayo Abbey. Married on 25 June 1810 (witnesses Margaret Wanless and Eliz. Anderson)
+ Jane Wanless, eldest of 8 offspring of Archibald and Mary Wanless, born 19 September 1787 at Barrow, Alwinton, baptised 23 September 1787 at Harbottle, Northumberland, died 27 February 1841 at Carlecroft, buried in church graveyard, Alwinton, Northumberland.
1.1 John Anderson 1811-1875 see generation 3 below
1.2 Ann Anderson 1811-? [premature? baptised 19 Nov 1811, John born 1 Apr 1811]
1.3 Mary Anderson 1813-1840 or 1841 no issue
1.4 Archibald Anderson 1815-1893 see generation 3 below
1.5 Margaret Anderson 1817-1897 see generation 3 below
1.6 Ephraim Anderson 1819-1893 see generation 3 below
1.7 George Anderson 1823-after 1900 see generation 3 below
1.8 Jane Anderson 1829-after 1901 see generation 3 below
1.1 John Anderson born 1 April 1811, baptised 14 April 1811 at Birdhopecraig, Northumberland, died at Mayo Cottage on 19 June 1874 aged 63 years, buried Church of Ireland graveyard Mayo Abbey. Married on 30 April 1853 at ‘Birdhope Craig Scotch Church’, Birdhopecraig, Northumberland (witnesses John Bolam and Isabella Stokoe)
+Margaret Stokoe 1828-1906 born 6 July 1828 at Bellshieldburnfoot, baptised 5 August 1828 at ‘Birdhope Craig Scotch Church’,Birdhopecraig, died at Knockroe on 21 October 1906. They resided in Brize where their daughters were born, then Mayo Cottage where John died then at an unknown date moved to Knockroe. James Cowan lived with them, probably from the 1860’s until he and the surviving Andersons moved to Mosney Co Meath in the 1930s.
1.1.1 Catherine Love Anderson 1854-1920 see generation 4 below
1.1.2 Jane Anderson 1855-c.1910: born 25 December 1855 at Brize House, married Andrew Dowie Hardie 1847-1923, a farmer, of Lochannie, Scotland son of James Hardie, a farmer, in Hollymount Presbyterian church on 24 December 1877 (witnesses: Robert Gardiner and John Anderson), emigrated to the USA in 1879, (daughter Margaret born in 1888 Emmet, Iowa) died between 1900 and 1920 US censuses. Daughter Margaret did not marry and had no issue.
1.1.3 Isabella Anderson 1857-1945 see generation 4 below
1.1.4 Mary Anderson 185?-1943 to marry James Cowan, see below
1.1.5 Margaret Anderson 1861-after 1945 see generation 4 below
1.1.6 Ann Anderson 1862-c1950 see generation 4 below
1.4 Archibald Anderson born 9 April 1815 at Lounges Knowe, near Alwinton, Northumberland, died 29 August 1893 aged 78 years at or near Hollybrook House and buried on 31 August 1893. Disappears from the records between 1871 census and his death. Married, date and place unknown
+ Jane Patterson born c1813 in Scotland who disappears from the records after 1871 census. Although shown here in bold type Jane and Archibald may not have resided in Ireland.
1.4.1 Matthew Anderson 1850-?: born 17 September 1850 at 13, Marlbro’ Crescent, Westgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, disappears from the records after 1871 census.
1.5 Margaret Anderson born 4 June 1817 at Lounges Knowe, near Alwinton, Northumberland, died at Knockroe 14 December 1897 and buried with her father Matthew, Church of Ireland graveyard Mayo Abbey. No marriage, no issue.
1.6 Ephraim Anderson born March 1819 at Lounges Knowe, near Alwinton, baptised Harbottle, Northumberland, died 26 July 1893 at Hollybrook House, Tagheen, Mayo, buried 28 July 1893 Church of Ireland graveyard Mayo Abbey. Married his cousin in 1843 in the Rothbury district of Northumberland
+ Mary Ann Anderson born Shittleheugh, near Elsdon, baptised July 1824 at Birdhopecraig, Northumberland, died died 16 December 1890 at Hollybrook House, Tagheen, Mayo, buried 18 December 1890 Church of Ireland graveyard Mayo Abbey with Ephraim.
1.6.1 Matthew Anderson 1843-1908: born 9 December 1843, Shittleheugh, near Elsdon, baptised 25 March 1844 at ‘Birdhope Craig Scotch Church’, Birdhopecraig, Northumberland. Moved to Ireland with his father Ephraim c1852 then to US with his uncle George Anderson c1874, farmed in Amelia County,VA, died 28 April 1908, buried at Grub Hill Cemetery, married Joan Cunningham 1844-93, born Ayrshire with offspring to be added.
1.6.2 Elizabeth Anderson 1845-?: born 1845 at Elsdon, Northumberland, married William “Thomas” Honeyman, an excise officer, of Newtownstewart, Scotland son of Thomas Honeyman, an excise officer, in Hollymount Presbyterian church, Mayo on 18 August 1868 (witnesses: Sarah G. Macken and – Anderson). Had issue not recorded in this table.
1.6.3 Jane Anderson 1847-1930: born 5 February 1847 at Little Harle, Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, died 23 November 1930 Alnwick, Northumberland, married Joseph Robinson 1842-1915, a farmer, of Gallowshill, Northumberland son of Joseph Robinson in Hollymount Presbyterian church, Mayo on 16 February 1870 (witnesses: John Caine and Mary Anderson). Had issue not recorded in this table.
1.6.4 Robert Anderson 1848-?: born 1848: Little Harle, Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland. No record after 1851 census. May have married “Mary Bob” as photographs of Robert and Mary Bob Anderson taken in Liverpool are in the Oram archive. No known issue.
1.6.5 Mary born Anderson 1850: Little Harle, Kirkwhelpington,who married John Rochester at Meldon, Northumberland 14 November 1878. Had issue not recorded in this table.
1.6.6 John Anderson 1860-1943 see generation 4 below
1.7 George Anderson born 23 May 1823 at Carshope, near Alwinton, Northumberland and baptised at Harbottle on the same day, probably died in West Virginia after the 1900 US census married, date and place unknown
+ Catharine Lamb born c1823 at Alwinton, Northumberland (1851 census) and died in West Virginia between the 1880 and 1900 US censuses.
1.7.1 C. Jane born 1850 at Elsdon, Northumberland. Not traced after 1851 census, not included in 1880 US census.
1.7.2 Matthew born 1851 at Elsdon, Northumberland. Not traced after 1851 census, not included in 1880 US census.
1.7.3 Maggie Anderson born c1855 in Ireland. Not traced after 1880 US census.
1.7.4 Mary Anderson born c1857 in Ireland. Not traced after 1900 US census.
1.7.5 Jane Anderson born c1858 in Ireland. Not traced after 1900 US census.
1.7.6 Susanna Anderson born c1859 in Ireland. Not traced after 1880 US census.
1.7.7 Thomas Anderson born c1861 in Ireland. Not traced after 1880 US census.
1.7.8 Isabella Anderson born c1864 in Ireland. Not traced after 1900 US census.
1.7.9 Elizabeth Anderson, born 6 February 1865 Claremorris district. Not traced after 1900 US census.
1.8 Jane Anderson born 12 October 1829 at Carshope near Alwinton, Northumberland and died after the English 1901 census when she resided at Coxlodge, Northumberland, married place and date not known
+ James Cowans (or Cowan) born c1828 at Netherwitton, Northumberland, (son of James Cowans, a shepherd born in Scotland) and died after the English 1901 census when he resided at Coxlodge, Northumberland. James and Jane were in Mayo by 1856 when their son James was born and returned to Northumberland between the birth of Hector in 1869 and the English 1871 census.
1.8.1 James Cowan c1856-1907 see 1.1.4 and 1.8.1 below
1.8.2 Matthew Cowans c1860-?: born Co Mayo (1871 census) emigrated to Canada. Married 1. ‘Bella’ 2. Susan Yule with issue not recorded in this table.
1.8.3 Jane Cowans 1862-1906: born Westport (1871 census) married John W Rotherford. Descendants not recorded in this table lived in Northumberland.
1.8.4 Eleanor Isabella Cowans c1865-?: born Tipperary (1871 census) married Tony Oliver. Descendants not recorded in this table in USA and Canada
1.8.5 John Cowans 1866-?: born on 11 September 1866 in Claremorris area, Mayo [Tipperary in 1871 census] married Sarah Wilson, emigrated to Idaho, USA. No known issue.
1.8.6 Hector Cowans 1869-?: born 5 June 1869 in Church Hill, Donegal [Tipperary in 1871 census] married, emigrated to Idaho, USA. No known issue.
GENERATION 4: only family members who remained in Ireland, in bold above are listed below. No descendants of Matthew Anderson are living in Ireland in the 21st century.
1.1.1 Catherine Love Anderson born 25 February 1854 and baptised 2 May 1854 at Brize House , died at Wilford Lodge 1 April 1920 and was buried in the graveyard at Newport C of I church with her husband, married in Hollymount Presbyterian church on 11 October 1881 (witnesses: James Cowan and Isabella Anderson)
+ Arthur Talbott Oram a land agent, of Wilford Lodge, Newport, son of John Oram, a farmer, born 25 March 1853 at Iwerne, Dorset, move to Mayo in mid 1853, died at Wilford Lodge on 6 August 1919 and was buried in the graveyard at Newport C of I church with his wife.
184.108.40.206 Anderson Oram 1882-1882 twin born 27 May 1882, baptised 28 May 1882 at Wilford Lodge, died in the second quarter of 1882
220.127.116.11 Jane Oram 1882-1882: twin born 28 May 1882, baptised 28 May 1882 at Wilford Lodge, died in the second quarter of 1882
18.104.22.168 John Oram 1884-1953 born 16 April 1884, baptised 2 June 1884 at Wilford Lodge. Inherited James Cowan’s farm at Mosney, Co Meath. In 1953 his body was washed up on the Welsh coast, coroner suggested that he had died before he entered the water on the Irish coast. No marriage, no offspring.
22.214.171.124 Arthur Oram 1885-1965 born 20 October 1885, baptised 19 November 1885 at Wilford Lodge. Attended university at Galway, civil engineer in Indus Valley, now Pakistan, died 13 February 1965 in Dublin. No marriage, no offspring
126.96.36.199 Margaret Oram 1888-1967 born 08 January 1888, baptised 22 February 1888 at Wilford Lodge, married Sydney Hardisty Thomas 1886-1970 on 7 April 1915 at Newport C of I church, Mayo, died early 1967 at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
188.8.131.52 James Oram 1890-1964 twin, born 20 February 1890, baptised 4 April 1890 at Wilford Lodge, lived in Devizes, Wiltshire for all his adult life, married Ida Murton Talbot 1887-1972, died in Devizes, Wiltshire, cremated at Salisbury Crematorium.
184.108.40.206 Emily Oram 1890-1964 twin, born 20 February 1890, baptised 4 April 1890 at Wilford Lodge, BA Queens University Belfast, not married, no issue, died 1 October 1942 at Pune , then known as Poona, in Maharashtra, India following a car accident.
220.127.116.11 Isabella Oram 1891-1959 born 14 October 1891, baptised 30 October 1891 at Wilford Lodge, married William Shera Robertson 1877-1939 in 1919 at Newport C of I church, Mayo, lived in Yorkshire, India and Ireland, died 8 November 1959 in Dublin, Ireland and buried in the same grave as her brother Arthur.
1.1.3 Isabella Anderson 1857-1945 born 2 September 1857, baptised 13 October 1857 at Brize, probably died in 1945 at Mullaun House, near Newport, Mayo, married in Hollymount Presbyterian Church on 14 February 1884 (witnesses: William Dick and Mary Anderson).
+ Robert Dick 1854-1887 a farmer, of Newport (son of James Dick, a farmer) born Mullaun House, Newport, Mayo soon after the family had moved from Lanarkshire, Scotland, father and brother returned to Lanarkshire leaving Robert to farm Mullaun.
18.104.22.168 James Dick 1884-1958 born 1884 at Mullaun House, Newport where he died 17th October 1958 married in 1919
+ Rebecca Margaret McKenna died 21st April 1964, no issue.
22.214.171.124 Margaret Dick 1886-?, born 1 September 1886 at Mullaun House, died in Illinois , USA 2 July 1967, married in 1905 David Weldon Page Deverell, son of the Newport hotelier Samuel Deverell, born Newport 3 March 1875, died in USA after the 1940 census. They emigrated to the USA c1920 with their three offspring where their descendants live.
1.1.4 Mary Anderson 1858-1943 baptised 14 October 1858 at Brize House, died 22 October 1943 at Mosney, Co Meath, married her cousin in Hollymount Presbyterian Church on 4 January 1898 (witnesses: John Oram and Annie Anderson)
+ 1.8.1 James Cowan c1856-1936 a farmer and auctioneer, of Knockroe, (son of James Cowan), born Mayo c1856, died 17 March 1936 at Mosney, Co Meath. James Cowan resided in Knockroe House where he held about 750 acres until the early 1930s. He may have lived and worked with the Andersons since the 1860s. No issue.
1.1.5 Margaret Anderson 1861-after 1945 No surviving baptismal record, no marriage, no offspring. Probably died Edinburgh. Much loved ‘Aunt Maggie’ was always ready to help. After Jo Weddell, daughter of James Hunter of Newfield was widowed Jo and Maggie were companions for the rest of their lives dividing their time between Edinburgh and Knockroe and later Mosney.
1.1.6 Ann Anderson 1862-c1950 No surviving baptismal record, no marriage, no offspring. Lived at Knockroe and then Mosney, spent time with her sister Maggie and Jo Weddell nee Hunter in Edinburgh. Probably died in Edinburgh.
1.6.6 John Anderson 1860-1943: baptised 3 January 1860 at Hollybrook, died 1943 at Hollybrook married c.1893
+ Clara Greated c1862-1942: born Mayo, died 1 August 1942 at Hollybrook
126.96.36.199 Margaret Anderson, baptised 4 August 1896 at Hollybrook, died same day
1.8.1 James Cowan c1856-1936: born Mayo c1856, died 17 March 1936 at Mosney, Co Meath, married his cousin in Hollymount Presbyterian Church on 4 January 1898 (witnesses: John Oram and Annie Anderson)
+ 1.1.4 Mary Anderson 1858-1943 baptised 14 October 1858 at Brize House, died 22 October 1943 at Mosney, Co Meath. James Cowan resided in Knockroe House where he held about 750 acres until the early 1930s. He may have lived and worked with the Andersons since the 1860s. No issue.
Note (1): Gerry Delaney included: Robert Anderson, (born circa 1794, died a widower 13 August 1881 aged 87 years in Mayo) [relationship to Mathew Anderson not known by Carolyn Oram, maybe from a different Anderson family]