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Isabella Moffat

F, #219, b. September 1834, d. 14 December 1912
Last Edited: 28 Jun 2016

Parents:

Father*: John Moffat b. c 1812
Mother*: Agnes Rae b. c 1812
  • Birth*: Isabella Moffat was born in September 1834 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1,2
  • She was the daughter of John Moffat and Agnes Rae.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Isabella Moffat married John Adamson, son of David Adamson linen hand loom weaver and Janet Gardiner Neave, on 24 August 1857 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1857 marriages in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 57; On the twenty-fourth day of August 1857 at Shellcroft Forfar marriage after banns was solemnized between us according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, signed John Adamson aged 23 residing South Street Forfar, occupation grocery salesman batchelor, parents David ADamson linen weaver & Janet Gardner Adamson maiden name Neave; signed Isabella Moffat aged 22 residing Shellcroft Forfar, spinster parents John Moffat linen yarn bleacher & Agnes Moffat maiden name Rea; signed Alexamder Campbell minister of St Ames Church Forfar, signed David Adamson & James Howie witnesses; the above marriage was registered by me at Forfar on the Twenty-fifth day of August 1857, signed John Webster registrar.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: Isabella Moffat died on 14 December 1912 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 78 1912 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 170; Isabella Adamson widow of John Adamson wine and spirit merchant; died 1912 December twelfth 4h 30m am; female aged 78 years; parents John Moffat yarn bleacher master (dec) & Agnes Moffat ms Rae (dec); senile gangarene of leg, amputation, asthenia as cert by J Cable LRCP; signed Alexander Watterston son-in-law Orchard Bank House Forfar; registered 1912 December 12th at Forfar signed John F Craib registrar.3
  • Married Name: As of 24 August 1857, her married name was Adamson.
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: She and Henry Rodger and John Adamson was mentioned in a newspaper article about David Adamson on 1 December 1884. MELANCHOLY DROWNING ACCIDENT ON FORFAR LOCH
    Owing to the severe frost yesterday, Forfar Loch was partially frozen over, and about eight o'clock last night David Adamson (17), son of John Adamson, grocer, West High Street, and Henry Rodger (16), son of David Rodger, West High Street, went, along with a number of companions, to test the ice at St Margaret's Loch, on the north side of the loch. Rodger had gone over on the ice for the distance of nearly twenty yards, when it suddenly gave way, and he was precipitated into the water. Adamson, on observing this, attempted his rescue by thowing the end of his overcoat to Rodger, who had by this time risen to the surface. Rodger caught hold of it, but owning to his benumbed condition, he lost his grasp, and Adamson being thrown back, also fell through the ice. A companion, named James Mann, attempted their rescue, but his efforts were unavailing, as they had disappeared under the ice by that time. The alarm was immediately given, and a large crowd soon collected on the spot. The boat belonging to Lord Strathmore was conveyed with all despatch from the boathouse at the west-end of the loch, and the search for the bodies commenced forthwith. The were recovered at about 11 30pm, and conveyed to the homes of their bereaved parents.4
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse John Adamson died on 13 December 1897 at 42 West High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1897 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar; John Adamson grocer and spirit merchant married to Isabella Moffat, died 1897 December thirteenth 0h 45m am 42 West High Street Forfar, male aged 63 years, parents David Adamson linen weaver (dec), Agnes (sic) Gardner Adamson ms Neave (dec), cause cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure as cert by G Peterkin MBT, signed Wm Adamson son present, registered 1897 December 14th at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.1,5
  • (Witness) Inventory: Isabella Moffat was a beneficiary of the inventory of John Adamson; inventory held; extensive property, promisary notes, shares, loans (debtors) and business assets totalling £2771/11/6; executors James Moffat manufacturer in Forfar, Isabella Moffat or Adamson widow West High Street Forfar, John Moffat commission agent in Manchester, Thomas Esplin West High Street Forfar; trust disposition & settlement granted by deceased 14th October 1896, registered at the Sheriff Courst of Forfar 7th April 1896. Executors swear to pay Estate Duty to the Inland Revenue. Executors (and their survivors and acceptors, the major number being a quorum) are instructed to 1) pay all my just and lawful debts and sickbed and ..., 2) if my wife survive me deliver to her in liferent for her alimontary liferent the whole household furniture, books, plate, bed and table linen and whole other houehold effects to belong to me at my death and pay her during all days and years of her life the free income of the residue of my means and estate hereby conveyed with power to my trustees to advance her such sum or sums out of the capital of my said means and estate, from time to time, as they may consider necessary for her more comforatble maintenance and support 3) on the death of me and my wife, or as soon as therafter convenient, realise and convert into cash the residue and remainder of my means and estate hereby conveyed adn divide and pay over the free proceed threof equally to and among my lawfull children; and in the event of any of my children dying before the period of division leaving lawfull issue, such issue shall be entiteled equally among them, to the share to which ther parent would have been entitled if in life; and in the event of any of my said children dying before the said period of division without leaving lawfull issue, the share of such decease so far as unpaid shall fall to and be divided equally among the survisors and survivors of my said children jointly with the lawful issue of any of then who may have deceased leaving children such issue suceeding equally among them to the share to which teir parent would have been entitled if in life, and I provide that it shall be lawfuk to and in the power and option of my trustees if they shall se think fir to advance and pay before the arrival of the period of division foresaid to and for behoof of my childre many of then any part not exceeding one half of the estimated share to be payable to him ot her for establishing a son in business or fitting out a daughter on marriage or otherwise for the behoof of my children and upon such balance in trust at the rate of three percentum per annumshall be payable to my Trustees during the life of my wife, and I provide and declare that all sums advanced or which may be advanced by me in loan to my said children or any of them, or to any husband of my daughters for which vouchers may be held by me at my death or which may be ebited to them in my books or in my memorandum or writing left by me and all sums which may be chargeable and charged against my estate in repect of any obligations which I have come under or may come under for any of my said children or any husband of any of my daughters shall be debts due to my estate and deducted from the provisions hereby made in favour of my said children or any of them succeeding to them respectively such debts of any husband of my daughters being deducted from the share of their respective wives or of those succeeding to them respectively but no interest which may be due up to the date of my decease upon any such advance chall be charged against my said children or their for...d and after my death interest thereon shall be charged at the rate of three percentum per annum, etc etc. Investments and properties can be managed by the trustees for as long as they think proper and they can employ and renumerate a factor or law agent if felt necessary. Solicitor William Gordon JP. Using the retail price index for 2006 (latest date available) the estate equates to £216,903.16 in today's terms. [July 2008]6
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription: A Headstone was erected by Isabella Moffat between 1885 and 1897 at Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Inscription reads stone reads: erected by John & Isabella Adamson in memory of their son David who ... November ... aged 17 years, and their son John who died ... January 1897 aged 25 years, and of the said John Adamson ... who died ... December 1897 aged 45 years, also their son William who died 10th July 1905 aged 48 years, and of the said Isabella Moffat Adamson who died ... aged 78 years, Margaret Cameron widow of William Adamson who died ... June 1916 aged ... years.7
    Forfar Newmonthill Cemetery - John Adamson & Isabella Moffat

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841Isabella Moffat was listed along with John Moffat and Agnes Rae in the 1841 census at Dundee Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Moffat Male 25 1816 Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland; Agnes Moffat Female 25 1816 Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland; Isabel Moffat Female 7 1834 Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland.9
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of John Moffat and Agnes Rae in the 1851 census at South Side East High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Isabel Muffat Daughter Unmarried Female 16 1835 Weaver Forfar, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland; John Muffat Head Married Male 35 1816 Callander Worker Forfar, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
Agness Muffat Wife Married Female 39 1812 - Forfar, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland.10
Spouse7 April 1861She was listed in the household of John Adamson in the 1861 census at 104-6 East High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Adamson, head, mar, 26, grocery salesman, Forfar; Isabella Adamson, wife, mar, 26, Forfar. Agnes Adamson and Helen Eaton Adamson were also listed in the household.11
Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of John Adamson in the 1871 census at Healing of Kirkton, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; John, head, mar, age 36, Association Manager employing 11 men and 2 boys, Forfar; Isabella, wife, mar, 36, Forfar.12
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of John Adamson in the 1881 census at 42 West High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; John, head, mar, 46, Grocer Master ( 2 women, 1 man), Forfar; Isabella, wife, mar, 46, Forfar.13
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of John Adamson in the 1891 census at 44 West High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; John Adamson, head, mar, 57, licenced grocer, employer, Forfar; Isabella M Adamson, wife, mar, 56, Forfar; 5 rooms with windows; same address - different household, Jane Rea, head, widow, 76, private means, Ballater, 1 room with window - Isabella's mother?14
Principal31 March 1901Isabella Moffat appeared in the 1901 census at 42 West High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Isabella Adamson, head, widow, 66, Forfarshire, Forfar; 6 rooms with windows.15

Family:

John Adamson b. 21 Jun 1834, d. 13 Dec 1897
  • (Bride) Marriage*: She married John Adamson, son of David Adamson linen hand loom weaver and Janet Gardiner Neave, on 24 August 1857 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1857 marriages in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 57; On the twenty-fourth day of August 1857 at Shellcroft Forfar marriage after banns was solemnized between us according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, signed John Adamson aged 23 residing South Street Forfar, occupation grocery salesman batchelor, parents David ADamson linen weaver & Janet Gardner Adamson maiden name Neave; signed Isabella Moffat aged 22 residing Shellcroft Forfar, spinster parents John Moffat linen yarn bleacher & Agnes Moffat maiden name Rea; signed Alexamder Campbell minister of St Ames Church Forfar, signed David Adamson & James Howie witnesses; the above marriage was registered by me at Forfar on the Twenty-fifth day of August 1857, signed John Webster registrar.1

Children:

Agnes Adamson+ b. 26 Feb 1858, d. 16 Jul 1945
Helen Eaton Adamson+ b. 8 Apr 1860, d. 2 Nov 1927
William Adamson+ b. 13 May 1862, d. 10 Jul 1905
Isabella Adamson+ b. 22 Oct 1864, d. 5 Jul 1930
David Adamson b. 30 Oct 1867, d. 30 Nov 1884
John Adamson+ b. 13 Apr 1870, d. 25 Jan 1897

Citations

  1. [S40] RL [July 2005].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), [July 2005].
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1912 Forfar ref 288/A0 0170 image held [July 2008 and from RL July 2005].
  4. [S32] Newspaper Article, Aberdeen Journal 1 Dec 1884.
  5. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Deaths 1897 Forfar image held [Aug 2006].
  6. [S57] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Wills & Testaments 1898 Forfar Sheriff Court SC47/40/66 [Jul 2008].
  7. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC Photographic Collection [May 2009].
  8. PCC Photographic Collection [May 2009]
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription, URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1841%2f0017999250 [Oct 2016].
  10. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription, URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1851%2f0021127624[Oct 2016].
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1861 image held [Aug 2006].
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1871 image held [Aug 2005].
  13. [S30] LDS 1881 Census.
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1891 image held [Aug 2006].
  15. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1901 288/0A/ 012/0A 009 image held [July 2008].