Anderson   & Auchterlonie

Andrew Anderson & Ann Auchterlonie

Married:1830 London England
Born:10 Feb 1808 Edinburgh, Scotland Born:24 August 1806
Died:14 Sept 1866      Died:21 Sept 1880
Father:William Anderson   Father:Alexander Auchterlonie
Mother:Marion Wilson Mother:Isabella Brown

Andrew Anderson and Ann emigrated to Australia aboard the "Clifton". Arriving in Melbourne on 12th February 1850. They were one of the imigrant families picked by John Dunmore Lang to better the quality of people settling in Australia.

Andrew was a Piano maker, supposedly the first in Victoria. He also was a builder of The Harmonium and Organs. His talents went to composing music as well. He set up business in Geelong, where he was a respected craftsman. He later moved and set up a business in Bond Street, South Yarra, to have a wider field for his work. Warmly attached to Church music he published a volume called "Sacred Harmony", in four vocal parts with an Organ accompianment. He published a coarse of Progressive Piano Lessons and subsequently a comparison volumne of"Anthems,dexologies and Chants" with the hope of raising the congregational standard of musical tastes.

He was of a very congenial character and warm hearted, and whilst in Melbourne won many friends. He died at the early age of 58 after being in robust health, he suffered a stroke and died. It was said at his funeral "His sun has gone down, while it is yet day". He was survived by his wife and seven children. He is buried in the St. Kilda cemetery, Melbourne.

Isabella 

B: abt 1834 London  D: 1834 London                  

                        

Marion Wilson 

B:1838 London D:10/11/1909 Ascotvale Vic Married: John Robertson Cameron 10/11/1859

Alexander  

B:abt 1840 London D: 1840 London

 

Thomas 

B:1842 London D:28/7/1914 Brunswick.

Married: Mary Anne Rice 1865

William 

B:13/11/1832 London D:17/1/1921 Brighton Vic.Never married

Duncan 

B: May 1843 London D:23/8/1894 Sydney Married: Isabella brown Wilson 1876

Andrew  

B:1837 London  D:28/6/1917 Brighton

Married: Francis Baker 1866 Melbourne

Jane 

B:22/5/1848 London D:10/10/1920 Melbourne  Never Married

Ann    

B:1845 London D:1909 Claremont Tasmania

Married Joseph Masters 1872

John 

B: 1851 Melbourne D:1851 Melbourne

 

Submitted by Ros Taylor