James Robertson Beckett


Generation 3

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James Robertson Beckett. b.1857 d.1923 [picture]

Export manager for Lister & Co, Bradford. Son of Reverend William Beckett b.1812 d.21 January 1890 and Margaret Ogilvy Robertson b.15 April 1823 d.11 February 1866.

Married 9 April 1890 at Rubislaw, Aberdeenshire Anne Bertha Murray b.11 January 1864 d.1952 [picture], daughter (IX e / 8 vi) of Alexander Murray (5) of Nethermill b.1811 d.10 September 1901 (death certificate) and Janet Innes Anderson b.May 1829 d. d.12 May 1910 (death certificate) buried 14 May 1910.

They had the following children [picture] :

M i Ronald Brymer Beckett. 1891 - 1970.
Married 12 November 1918 Norah Ford Anderson b.1891 d.1972.
M ii Charles Murray Beckett b.20 May 1894 in Wharfedale, Yorkshire d.20 April 1971 in Edinburgh [picture].
Married on 21 August 1921 Dorothy Leigh b.6 January 1904 in Preston d.9 December 1992 in Torquay, Devon, daughter of Henry Leigh b.1868 in Blackburn Lancashire and Marian McNeil b.1868 in Preston, Lancashire. They had one daughter,
Beryl b.23 December 1928 d.26 June 1989 in Paignton, Devon,
 (married Maurice Frederick Haslam b.21 July 1920 in Ontario d.19 June 2000 in Torquay, Devon, having one son,
  Brian Ross Haslam b.1960 in Montreal, Ontario)
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James Robertson Beckett b.1857 d.1923

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Anne Bertha Murray b.1864 d.1952. The left-hand picture was taken during Easter 1885 when she was 21

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Beryl Beckett b.23 December 1928 d.26 June 1989 with her grandmother, Anne Bertha Murray, in wheelchair

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Ronald and Charles Beckett

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Charles Murray Beckett b.20 May 1894 in Wharfedale, Yorkshire d.20 April 1971 in Edinburgh

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Charles Murray Beckett (left) on his wedding day 21 August 1921 with his wife, Dorothy Leigh, b.6 January 1904 in Preston d.9 December 1992 in Torquay, Devon

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

John Hibbert 2001-2010

30 September, 2010