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.
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..
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
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.
James Urquhart Anderson
|James Urquhart Anderson Clunie |
Grand Lodge of Scotland
Home of the clunie family for some time.
James and Robina Clunie
James U A Clunie + Robina Williamson (Clunie)
James , Robina ,Joan , Jessie
|Bella Vista ||Clunie Grave|
Bella Vista ,
Upper Orange Street
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.