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James Urquhart Anderson Clunie
James U A ClunieJames Urquhart Anderson Clunie , Born  1857 Castle Street Edinburgh, His parents died when he was young and he went to  Abdie , Fife to live with his grandmother.
He ran away to sea aged 8 or 9 ,but was brought back and sent to Mars Ship, Training ship, anchored  in Tay, off Newport , Fife .He became a Captain at an early age.

He was the Captain of SS Bulowayo, when she sank. The cook refused to leave the ship without the captain, and  forced him into a boat. After the ship sank  the captains tabletop desk surfaced with all ships papers. The desk is still in the family.

He was the First man to take a ship over the bar, at Port Elizabeth S.A and opened up the port..
He then Bought all the land to the west of Capetown intending to build a Railway for unloading  troops and cargo for the Boer war. The plan was condemmed but when he became ill (heart) and decided to die in scotland he sold the land to businessmen (Sir Abe Bailly ) and the plan went through.
He did not die and went to Tayport Fife , and started a Stevedore business in Dundee .

He Died at Cowley Bank Tayport 14th June 1913  and was buried in Tayport Cemetry.

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James Urquhart Anderson
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bella vistaBella Vista.
Home of the clunie family for some time.

James and Robina Clunie
died here.
gravestoneTatport  Cemetry
Gravestone to
James U A Clunie + Robina Williamson (Clunie)
Also children
James , Robina ,Joan , Jessie
Eva Clunie
Bella Vista
Clunie GraveTayport Cemetry

Bella Vista ,
Upper Orange Street
Cape Town

Home of the Clunie Family for some time.
James Clunie died here age 16 in 1901
Robina Clunie died here age 14 in 1903
Eva Anderson Clunie was born here on August 12th 1903
Eva died at Sydney 2nd July 1939 she was married to Edward Antrim conner & left one son.

Last Updated 17th March 2017