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Interesting obit re:John Anderson-Ettrick
« on: Monday 30 January 06 02:41 GMT (UK) »
This may be of interest to those researching the surname ANDERSON,Ettrick.

"John Anderson,d. 1857 at Ettrick,age 87.
John's family has been about "The Forest",for upwards of 300 hundred years.and during that time,there has been an uninterrupted line of Blacksmiths among them.
John's g.g.grandfather,came from Blainslie,near Lauder,and commenced working as a blacksmith at Lindean,near Selkirk.
From Lindean, the family removed to Easter Oakwood,then to Hutleburn.
The father of the deceased,as well as his three sons,John,Thomas,and Willing,were blacksmiths.
John,the eldest,married Helen Little(21 Dec. 1798),in Yarrow,and came to reside at Et trickbridge 1800.From this marriage was born 2 sons and 4 doughs.
The eldest son Thomas,succeeded to his father's property.
He died in the Parish of Kirkhope,and is buried in Yarrow Churchyard.