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James Urquhart Anderson
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The circumstances that took Magnus junior to Orkney are not known. We do know, however, that he was married there, in July 1790, to a girl from Westray, by the name of Christian Seater. They had four children, two boys and two girls. Only the fourth child, a boy they named James Urquhart, seems to have survived infancy.




James was born in September, 1799. His mother sadly died shortly after his birth.
James Urquhart Anderson served as an elder in the Original Secession congregation until its linkage with the Free Church congregation, whereupon he became an elder in the Free Church and apparently acted as Precentor for a time.
He died in October 1874, in Kirkwall.

James Urquhart Anderson


St Magnus Cathedral ,  Kirkwall

Premises bookbinding
From Bibles to journalism . . . the bookbinding business of Magnus Anderson was eventually expanded into a general printing company by his son, James Urquhart Anderson, and, in 1854, led to the launch of The  Orcadian newspaper  

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the orcadian
This is an early photograph of the
premises of the company in Victoria Street, Kirkwall.

orcadianletterThis is an letter written on Orcadian Header Paper in 1936
Read more about the letter here

Taken in 2013 by Ian Paul.
The front of the Orcadian,Victoria Street, Kirkwall.

The Rev John Keddie discovers the life and work of his great-great-great-grandfather, Magnus Anderson, who was instrumental in generating a religious revival in Orkney two centuries ago.
http://www.orcadian.co.uk/features/articles/mansieanderson.htm(Link not found anymore)

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Last Updated 13/02/ 2016