Samuel Anderson

1.2 – 2nd child of Donald Anderson and Margaret Dunbar

Samuel ANDERSON                                                  Elizabeth TIMBS

b. 29th October 1827                                                          b. 16th May 1833

at Inverness, Scotland                                                       at Ashendon, England

d. 17th April 1892                                                                d. 6th September 1904

Buried at Bellawongarah Cemetery                               Buried at Bellawongarah Cemetery


Samuel was baptised in Croy and Dalcross, Scotland on the Samuel and Elizabeth married on the 23rd of October 1849 at Jamberoo, NSW. Elizabeth was aged 16 and she was a daughter of one of the families’ close neighbours.


Elizabeth was born at Ashendon, Buckinghamshire, England on the 16th May 1833 and was baptised on 30th June 1833. She was the 4th child of William TIMBS and Martha PITTAN. At 6 years of age Elizabeth arrived in Australia with her family on the ‘Formosa’ on the 20th of May 1839. She lived at Marshall Mount and later at Jerrara Creek.


Samuel and Elizabeth Anderson farmed at Jamberoo, but it is not known if they took up a clearing lease or rented a property. Sometime after 1862 they moved down the coast to a farm at Jaspers Brush, near Berry. The farm was on Strong’s Road not far from the farm where Elizabeth’s brother, Samuel Timbs and his wife Sussanah (nee O’Grady) lived.


Samuel and Elizabeth’s children were as listed below;


1.2.1       Sarah ANDERSON b. 2nd Nov 1850 at Jamberoo, NSW

1.2.2       John ANDERSON b. 29th August 1852 at Kiama, NSW

1.2.3       Samuel ANDERSON b. 26th May 1854 at Jamberoo, NSW

1.2.4       William ANDERSON  b. 1857 d.1857

1.2.5       James ANDERSON b. 1858

1.2.6       William Henry ANDERSON  b. 1860

1.2.7       Daniel ANDERSON  b. 1864

1.2.8       Margaret ANDERSON b. 20th February 1870 at Jamberoo, NSW

1.2.9       Elizabeth ANDERSON b. 1870

1.2.10     Alfred ANDERSON b. 1872

1.2.11     George Robert ANDERSON b. 30th November 1877 at Meroo, NSW

The Anderson family moved up to Bellawongarah on the Kangaroo Valley side of the mountain about 1877. The farm consisted of sixty acres under Conditional Purchase. Samuel built a four-roomed slab and shingle roofed cottage with separate kitchen and out buildings built of slab with an iron roof and also a dairy. He cleared the scrub and large timber using a pair of bullocks. Samuel found a small coalface on the mountainside and used the coal in the fuel stove and for the forge in his small blacksmith shed. He repaired his own instruments and also those of his neighbours.

In a police survey taken in 1888, there are two Samuel Anderson’s listed as owing land at Broughton Creek, Kangaroo Mount. It is likely this is father and son, or that either one of them owned both lots, which were listed as; Lot 1084, consisting of 101 acres, and having two horses, 16 head of cattle and 10 pigs. The second Lot 1094 was 60 acres, and had two horses, twenty-five head of cattle and fourteen pigs on it.

Five of the Anderson children married children of John Bailey and Eliza (nee King). Details of their children are listed below and over as follows.

Samuel Anderson died on 17th April 1892 and Elizabeth Anderson (nee Timbs) died on the 6th September 1904 at Beaumont. Both are buried at Bellawongarah Cemetery. Bellawongarah Cemetery is certainly off the beaten track. However today it is a little easier to locate as it is east of the Volunteer Fire Brigade Headquarters. The headstones are overgrown with bush and vines and moss and difficult to locate unless you know exactly where to look.