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David Adamson

M, #91, b. 21 March 1797, d. 20 April 1872
  • Occupation for web*: David was Linen Handloom Weaver, Forfar.
  • Birth*: He was born on 21 March 1797 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1797 March 24 David Adamson weaver in this burgh and Janet Hall his spouse had their child's name registered called David born 21st & baptized 22nd currt.1
  • He was the son of David Adamson and Jannet Hall.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Adamson married Janet Gardiner Neave, daughter of James Neave and Agnes Doughtie, on 12 June 1829 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1829 Jun 7th David Adamson weaver and Janet Gardner Neave both in this parish were proclaimed in order to marriage and were married on the 12th June by the Rev Mr Clugson.2
  • (Informant) Death: David Adamson registered the death of James Adamson on 23 November 1848 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; Death noted in Forfar OPR on 25th November 1848 - notified by brother David.3
  • (Witness) Marriage: David Adamson witnessed the marriage of John Adamson and Margaret Burns on Friday, 24 February 1860 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; John and Margret married on the 24th February 1860 at ? Road, Forfar after Banns was solemnized between us according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland. John was 66, a linen weaver, a widower, residing at 17? Arbroath? Road, Forfar. Margret was 42 years old, a linen weaver, a widow, residing at 3 Arbroath Road, Forfar. John's parents were David Adamson, linen weaver, deceased, and Janet Hall, Deceased; Margret's parents were John Burns, linen weaver, deceased, and Jean Muir, deceased; The minister was Hugh Paterson and the witnesses were David Adamson and Jessie Adamson; The marriage was registered on the 27th February 1860, Registrar John Webster.4,5
  • (Informant) Death: David Adamson registered the death of John Adamson on 27 July 1869 at 8 Victoria Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1869 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 151; John Adamson linen weaver married to Margaret Burns prev. to Elizabeth Doig, 1869 July twenty-seventh 10h 0m am 8 Victoria Street Forfar, m, 76 years, David Adamson linen weaver (dec) Janet Adamson ms Hall (dec) chronic dysentery weeks as cert by William F Murray LRCS Ed, David Adamson brother 30 South Street Forfar; registered 1869 July 28th at Forfar James Burns registrar.6
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Adamson died on 20 April 1872 at 163 East High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 75 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.7
  • Burial*: He was buried on 23 April 1872 at Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; page 128, ref 4156, David Adamson, burial 1872 April 23, compartment A, square 211, grave 2, depth 5, age 75.8
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Janet Gardiner Neave died on 1 June 1880 at 163 East High Street, Forfar, Angus, Scotland; Janet Gardner Adamson (widow of David Adamson linen weaver) 1880 June 1st 2h 20m am 163 East High Street Forfar, f, 70 years, fath James Neave shoemaker & church officer (dec) moth Agnes Neave ms Dochty (dec), bronchitis with heart disease as cert by William F Murray FRCS Ed, inf John Adamson son, present, 40 West High Street Forfar, reg 1880 June 1st Forfar W H Thomson.9
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: David Adamson 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.10,11
    1877 Headstone Forfar Newmontill Cemetery - David Adamson & Janet Gardiner Neave

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841David 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.12
Head of Household30 March 1851He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Adamson, head, mar, 53, handloom weaver linen, Forfar; Janet Adamson, wife, mar, 44, Prestonpans; also in the household were Janet Gardiner Neave, James Adamson, John Adamson, David Adamson, Thomas Adamson, Alexander Adamson, Janet Gardiner Adamson and Richard Adamson.13
Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Janet Gardiner Neave in the 1861 census at 30 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Adamson, head, mar, 60, linen handloom weaver, Forfar; Janet Adamson, wife, mar, 53, Haddington Prestonpans; also in the household were Richard Adamson, Thomas Adamson and Alexander Adamson.14
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household along with spouse Janet Gardiner Neave in the 1871 census at 163 East High Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Adamson, head, mar, 73, linen weaver, Forfar; Janet Adamson, wife, mar, 62, Mid Lothian Prestonpans; also in the household were Janet Gardiner Adamson and Alexander Adamson.15
Last Edited: 20 Feb 2017

Parents:

Father*: David Adamson b. c 1765, d. a 1808
Mother*: Jannet Hall b. c 1770

Family:

Janet Gardiner Neave b. 29 Dec 1806, d. 1 Jun 1880
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Adamson married Janet Gardiner Neave, daughter of James Neave and Agnes Doughtie, on 12 June 1829 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1829 Jun 7th David Adamson weaver and Janet Gardner Neave both in this parish were proclaimed in order to marriage and were married on the 12th June by the Rev Mr Clugson.2

Children:

James Adamson+ b. 22 Jul 1829, d. 29 Dec 1894
David Adamson b. 5 Dec 1830, d. 1 Jun 1835
Jean Adamson b. 8 Jul 1832, d. 20 Jun 1835
John Adamson+ b. 21 Jun 1834, d. 13 Dec 1897
Richard Adamson b. 28 Feb 1836, d. 26 Mar 1913
David Adamson+ b. 19 Nov 1837, d. 30 Jun 1915
Thomas Adamson b. 19 Mar 1841, d. 26 Apr 1922
Alexander Adamson b. 4 Oct 1846, d. a 5 Apr 1891
Janet Gardiner Adamson+ b. 1849, d. 13 Feb 1939

Citations

  1. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) image held; GROS ref OPR births 288/ 0040 0088 Forfar [Oct 2007].
  2. [S36] Old Parochial Register of marriage,pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) GROS OPR marriages 288/ 0070 0108 Forfar image held [Oct 2007].
  3. [S8] Old Parochial Register of Death, Dundee, pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland, 282/00 0270 0244 Dundee) unknown cd.
  4. [S40] From JBW [Sept 2007].
  5. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS M112881 M112884 [Aug 2006].
  6. [S50] Interview with General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland). General Record Office of Scotland (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1869 Forfar ref 151, image held [Aug 2004].
  7. [S50] Interview, General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1872 Forfar ref 92 [Aug 2004].
  8. [S62] Website Deceased online (www.deceasedonline.com) Burial Record 1872 Forfar Newmonthill A-211-2 [Mar 2015].
  9. [S50] Interview, General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1880 Forfar ref 153 [Jul 2005].
  10. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC.
  11. [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].
  12. [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/).
  13. [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].
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1861 Forfar image held [Aug 2006].
  15. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1871 Forfar; image held [Aug 2005].