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James Adamson

M, #58, b. 22 July 1829, d. 29 December 1894
  • Occupation for web*: James was Linen Handloom Weaver, Forfar.
  • Birth*: He was born on 22 July 1829 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1829 Adamson David Adamson weaver and Janet G Neave his spouse had their 1st child born 22nd July and baptd 9th August named James.1,2
  • He was the son of David Adamson and Janet Gardiner Neave.
  • Baptism: James Adamson was baptised on 9 August 1829 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1829 Adamson David Adamson weaver and Janet G Neave his spouse had their 1st child born 22nd July and baptd 9th August named James.1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Agnes Burnet, daughter of Alexander Burnet and Janet Mackie, on 4 September 1852 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1852 Sept 4th; Adamson & Burnet; James Adamson weaver and Agnes Burnet both residing in this parish were three several times proclaimed in the church of Forfar in order to marriage and were afterwards married.3
  • (Informant) Birth: James Adamson registered the birth of Margaret Adamson on 17 June 1856 at South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1856 births in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar; ref 170; Adamson Margaret, 1856 June seventeenth 4h pm South Street Forfar; female, parents James Adamson linen handloom weaver, Agnes Adamson ms Burnet; signed James Adamson his + mark father present signed John Webster registrar witness, registered 1856 June 23rd at Forfar signed John Webster registrar.4
  • (Informant) Death: James Adamson registered the death of Elizabeth Adamson on 13 April 1859 at South Lane, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1859 deaths in the district of Forfar in the County of Forfar, ref 81; Adamson Elizabeth single 1859 April 13th 2h 30m pm South Lane Forfar, f, 4 years, fath James Adamson linen weaver, moth Agnes Adamson ms Burnet, Scarletina 2 days as cert by Alex Smith MD who saw deceased 13 April 1859, bur New Cemetery Forfar as cert by James Adamson father, informant signed James Adamson father present, reg 1859 April 14th Forfar John Webster registrar.5
  • (Informant) Death: James Adamson registered the death of David Adamson on 20 April 1872 at 163 East High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1872 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 92; David Adamson linen weaver married to Janet Neave, 1872 April twentieth 9h 0m pm 163 East High Street Forfar, m, 75 years, David Adamson linen weaver (dec) Janet Adamson ms Hall (dec), congestion of lungs 7 days as cert by William T Murray LRCS Ed, James Adamson son present, registered 1872 April 22nd at Forfar, James Burns registrar.6
  • (Informant) Death: James Adamson registered the death of David Adamson on 27 December 1880 at 28 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1880 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 304; David Adamson tailor & Clothier married to Margaret Kinnear; 1880 December Twenty-seventh 0h 30m am at 28 South Street Forfar (father's residence), ur 17 New Road, Forfar; male aged 28 years; parents James Adamson linen weaver & Agnes Adamson ms Burnet; cause phthisis (tuberculosis) 1 year 6 months as certified by C Hunter, surgeon; signed James Adamson father occupier present; registered 1880 December 28th at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar. Buried in Forfar Newmonthill Cemetery. Mentioned on headstone there.7
  • (Informant) Death: James Adamson registered the death of Jessie Stirling Adamson on 12 January 1881 at 17 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 22; Jessie Stirling Adamson, single; died 1881 January 19th 7h 0m pm at 17 New Road Forfar; female aged 5 months; parents David Adamson tailor & clothier (dec) & Margaret Adamson ms Kinnear; cause bronchitis 10 days convulsions 1 day as cert by C Hunter surgeon; signed James Adamson grandfather 28 South Street Forfar; registered 1881 January 20th Forfar signed W H Thomson.8
  • (Informant) Death: James Adamson registered the death of Agnes Jessie Adamson on 12 January 1882 at 28 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1882 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 7; Agnes Jessie Adamson, single, illegitimate, died 1882 January 12th 0h 40m pm at 28 South Street Forfar, female aged 8 months, mother Jessie Adamson weaver, linen factory, cause bronchitis 6 days as cert by C Hunter surgeon, signed James Adamson grandfather occupier present, registered 1882 January 13th at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.9
  • (Informant) Death: James Adamson registered the death of Alexander Adamson on 2 June 1889 at 10 Glamis Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1889 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 96; Alexander Adamson factory linen worker (married to Isabella Caird), died 1889 June 3rd 11h 30m am, 10 Glamis Road Forfar, male 28 years, parents James Adamson linen weaver and Agnes Adamson ms Burnett, cause acute phthisis as cert by C W Hunter MBM, signed James Adamson father present 30 South Street Forfar, reg 1889 June 4th at Forfar W H Thomson.10
  • (Informant) Death: James Adamson registered the death of Agnes Burnet on 24 June 1889 at 46 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1889 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 108; Agnes Adamson married to James Adamson linen weaver, died 1889 June 24th 9h 45m pm 46 South Street Forfar ur 30 South Street Forfar, female aged 61 years, parents Alexander Burnett publican (dec) and Jessie Burnett ms Mackie (dec), cause haempotysis suddenly as cert by J Cable LRCP, signed James Adamson widower 30 South Street Forfar, registered 1889 June 26th Forfar signed W H Thomson.11
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Adamson died on 29 December 1894 at 30 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 65 James Adamson linen weaver (widower of Agnes Burnett) m, 65 years, fath David Adamson linen weaver (dec), moth Janet Gardner Adamson ms Neave (dec), dilalation of heart, syncope as cert by J Cable LRCP, inf David Stirling son-in-law, present, 44 Prior Road Forfar, reg 1894 Dec 31st Forfar W H Thomson.12
  • Burial*: He was buried on 2 January 1895 at Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; page 312, ref 110826, James Adamson, burial 1895 Jan 2, compartment A, square 211, grave 1, depth 5, age 65.13
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: He is commemorated on the headstone erected by Janet Gardiner Neave in 1877 at Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. Inscription reads Mitchell pre-1855 MI Forfar Cemetery ref 73; David Adamson 24.4.1872 75, w Jant Gardener Neave 1.6.1880 72, chn David 1.6.1835 5, Jean 20.6.1835 3, s Jas (chn Eliz 13.4.1859 4, Annie 28.5.1870 3, David 27.12.1880 28); Whole text from the stone reads: 1877 erected by Janet Gardener Neave in memory of her husband David Adamson who died 24th April 1872 aged 75 years, and of their children David died 1st June 1835 aged 5 years, Jean died 20th June 1835 aged 3 years, the said Janet Gardiner Neave died 1st June 1880 aged 72 years, her son James's children Elizabeth died 13th April 1859 aged 4 years, Annie died 28th May 1870 aged 3 years, David died 27th December 1880 aged 28 years, and his grand-children Jessie Adamson died 12th January 1881 aged 5 months; and on the back of the stone; Agnes Jessie died 12th January 1882 aged 8 weeks, his daughter Jessie died 5th May 1888 aged 26 years, his son Alexander died 2nd June 1889 aged 28 years, Agnes Burnet his wife died 24th June 1889 aged 61 years, the said James Adamson died 31st December 1894 aged 65 years, Margaret Kinnear wife of David Adamson died 31st May 1928 aged 72 years, Agnes Adamson wife of James Whyte died 8th February 1935 aged 66 years, James Whyte husband of Agnes Adamson died 22nd December 1896 aged 66 years.14,15
    1877 Headstone Forfar Newmontill Cemetery - David Adamson & Janet Gardiner Neave

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841James Adamson was listed in the 1841 census at South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Adamson, 40, lhlw, Angus; Janet Adamson, 35, outside census county; Alexander McIntosh, 45, lhlw, Angus & wife & 4 children; Margaret Wood 25 lhlw, Angus & 2 20 year old females; David Craig, 30 lhlw, Angus & wife & 3 children; James Adamson, 11, Angus.16
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of David Adamson in the 1851 census at South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Adamson, son, unm, 21, handloom weaver linen, Forfar; David Adamson, head, mar, 53, handloom weaver linen, Forfar; Janet Adamson, wife, mar, 44, Prestonpans.17
Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Agnes Burnet in the 1861 census at 31 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Adamson, head, mar, 31, linen handloom weaver, Forfar; Agnes Adamson, wife, mar, 32, Forfar; also in the household were David Adamson, Margaret Adamson and Alexander Adamson.18
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 31 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Adamson, head, mar, 41, hand weaver, Forfar; Agnes Adamson, wife, mar, 42, Forfar; also in the household were Agnes Burnet, David Adamson, Margaret Adamson, Janet Adamson, Jane Adamson and Agnes Burnet Stewart Adamson.19
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 28 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James, head, mar, 51, linen weaver, Forfar; Agnes, wife, mar, 52, grocer, Forfar; also in the household were Agnes Burnet, Alexander Adamson, Janet Adamson, Jane Adamson and Agnes Burnet Stewart Adamson.20
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 30 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Adamson, head, wid, 61, hand linen weaver, employed, Forfar; 2 rooms with windows; also in the household was Jane Adamson and Agnes Burnet Stewart Adamson.21
Last Edited: 29 Jun 2016

Parents:

Father*: David Adamson b. 21 Mar 1797, d. 20 Apr 1872
Mother*: Janet Gardiner Neave b. 29 Dec 1806, d. 1 Jun 1880

Family:

Agnes Burnet b. 5 May 1828, d. 24 Jun 1889
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Adamson married Agnes Burnet, daughter of Alexander Burnet and Janet Mackie, on 4 September 1852 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1852 Sept 4th; Adamson & Burnet; James Adamson weaver and Agnes Burnet both residing in this parish were three several times proclaimed in the church of Forfar in order to marriage and were afterwards married.3

Children:

David Adamson+ b. 25 Dec 1852, d. 27 Dec 1880
Elizabeth Adamson b. 1855, d. 13 Apr 1859
Margaret Adamson+ b. 17 Jun 1856, d. 15 Jan 1923
Alexander Adamson b. 16 Oct 1860, d. 2 Jun 1889
Janet Adamson+ b. 8 Aug 1862, d. 9 May 1888
Jane Adamson b. 3 Jul 1865, d. 13 Nov 1914
Annie Burnet Adamson b. 27 Apr 1867, d. 28 May 1870
Agnes Burnet Stewart Adamson b. 23 Jan 1869, d. 8 Feb 1935

Citations

  1. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) GROS OPR births 288/ 0060 0157 Forfar, image held [Oct 2007].
  2. [S40] From WF [Feb 2006].
  3. [S36] Old Parochial Register of marriage,pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) GROS OPR marriages 1852 Forfar 288/ 0070 0412 Forfar image held [Oct 2007].
  4. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Births 1856 Forfar ref 288/00 0170, image held [Oct 2007].
  5. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Deaths 1859 Forfar ref 81 [Aug 2005].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1872 Forfar ref 92 [Aug 2004].
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1880 Forfar ref 304 image held [Aug 2004].
  8. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1881 Forfar ref 22 image held [Aug 2004].
  9. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1882 Forfar ref 7 image held [Aug 2004].
  10. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory Death 1889 Forfar ref 96, image held [Jul 2005].
  11. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory Death 1889 Forfar ref 108, image held [Aug 2004].
  12. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory Death 1894 Forfar ref 256, image held [Aug 2004].
  13. [S62] Website Deceased online (www.deceasedonline.com) Burial Record 1895 Forfar Newmonthill [Mar 2015].
  14. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC.
  15. [S42] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Strathmore vol 1, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1979, reprint 1993 & 1996) 0 901061 20 4 Forfar Cemetery pg 132 ref 73 [Apr 2015].
  16. [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/).
  17. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Census 1851 Forfar image held [Aug 2006].
  18. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1861 Forfar image held [Aug 2006].
  19. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1871 Forfar [Aug 2005].
  20. [S30] LDS 1881 Census.
  21. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1891 Forfar [Aug 2006].