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David Adamson

M, #97, b. 19 November 1837, d. 30 June 1915
  • Birth*: David Adamson was born on 19 November 1837 at Forfar, Scotland.
  • He was the son of David Adamson and Janet Gardiner Neave.
  • (Witness) Marriage: David Adamson witnessed the marriage of John Adamson and Isabella Moffat on Monday, 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
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Adamson married Ann Riches, daughter of John Riches and Sarah Ann Cousins, on 5 April 1864 at 3 Davie Street, Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; 1984 marriages in the district of Newington in the city of Edinburgh; ref 73; 1864 on the fifth day of April at 3 Davie Street Edinburgh after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; signed David Adamson mason bachelor, 25, no 3 Davie Street Edinburgh, David Adamson labourer and Janet Adamson ms Neave; Ann Riches domestic servant spinster, 23, No 14 C... Place Brough Edinburgh, John Riches farmer and Ann Riches ms ---; signed Finlay Matheson minister of Buccleuch Parish Edinburgh, John Adamson witness, Grace Robertson witness; 1864 April 9th at Edinburgh William Glen assist registrar, initialled TH.2,3
  • (Witness) Marriage: David Adamson witnessed the marriage of Andrew Wilson and Sarah Ann Adamson on Tuesday, 26 July 1887 at 42 Moringside Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; 1887 marriages in the district of Newington in the city of Edinburgh; ref 817; 1887 in the twenty-sixth day of July at 42 Morningside Road Newington after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; Andrew Wilson law clerk & cashier bachelor, 25, 4 Argyle Park Terrace Edinburgh, Robert Wilson farm manager, Elizabeth Wilson ms Neilland; Sarah A Adamson spinster, 22, 42 Morningside Road Edinburgh, David Adamson builder, Ann Adamson ms Riches; signed Pearson McAdam Muir minister of Morningside, James Stewart witness, D Adamson witness; 1887 July 29 at Edinburgh K D Charlton assistant registrar.4
  • (Informant) Death: David Adamson registered the death of Ann Riches on 10 December 1898 at 42 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; cert held; 1898 deaths in the district of Newington in the city of Edinburgh; Ann Adamson married to David Adamson builder, 1898 December tenth 3h 50m pm 42 Morningside Road Edinburgh, f, 57 years, John Riches labourer (dec) Sarah Riches ms ?ezens, cancer of stomach about 18 months as cert by Johnathon Stewart LRCP, David Adamson widower present.
  • (Informant) Death: David Adamson registered the death of Ellen Forrest Adamson on 11 October 1902 at 2 Merchison Bank Gardens, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; 1902 deaths in the district of Newington in the city of Edinburgh; ref 1083; Ellen Forrest Adamson single; 1902 October eleventh 4h 15m pm 2 Merchison Bank Gardens Edinburgh; f, 20 years; David Adamson builder, Ann Cousins Adamson ms Riches deceased; abcess of kidney 7 1/2 months..nephritis & peritonitis as cert be E F Armour MB; David Adamson father present; 1902 October 13 at Edinburgh Wm Kirkcaldy assitant registrar, initialled JC.5
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Adamson died on 30 June 1915 at Kirklands Hill, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland, at age 77 1915 deaths in the district of Innerleithen in the county of Peebles, David Adamson, builder master retired widower of Ann Riches, 1915 June thirtieth supposed to be about 8h 40m pm on Kirklands Hill, ur Rodona Princes Street Innerleithen, m, 77 years, David Adamson cotton hand loom weaver (dec) Janet Gardner Adamson ms Neave (dec), (supposed) accidental discharge of fowling piece, W E Adamson son 16 Dalkieth Street Joppa Edinburgh.6
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 24 November 1915 at Peebles, Scotland; Adamson, David, Builder, sometime residing at 2 Merchiston Bank Gardens Edinburgh, latterly at Rodona, Innerleithen, died 30 June 1915, at Innerleithen, testate. Confirmation granted at Peebles, 24 November to Walter Edward Adamson, 9 Montebello, Joppa, and Finlay Ramage, S.S.C. Edinburgh, Executors nominated in Will or Deed, dated 9 February 1914, and recorded with other Writs in Courts Books of Commissariot of Peebles, 18 November 1915. Value of Estate, £2809, 14s, 3d.7

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; David Adamson, 3, Angus.8
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. David Adamson, son, unm, 15, yarn winder, Forfar; David Adamson, head, mar, 53, handloom weaver linen, Forfar; Janet Adamson, wife, mar, 44, Prestonpans.9
Member of Household7 April 1861He was listed in the 1861 census at Lodging house, 20 St James Square, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland; David Adamson, boarder, unm, 22, masons builder, Forfar.10
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 2 Beaumont Place, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. David Adamson, head, mar, 31, mason, Forfar; Ann Adamson, wife, mar, 30, mason's wife, England; 2 rooms with windows, 1 child in education; visitor George Doig, mar, 30, linen factory [worker?] Aberdeenshire; also in the household were Ann Riches, James Neave Adamson, Sarah Ann Adamson and Susanna Adamson.11
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 11 Waverley Terrace, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. David Adamson, head, mar, 43, builder, Forfar; Ann Adamson, wife, mar, 40, England; lodger Eliza Mitchell, unm, 66, Montrose; also in the household were Ann Riches, Sarah Ann Adamson, James Neave Adamson, Susanna Adamson, Ellen Forrest Adamson and Walter Edward Adamson.12
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. David Adamson, head, married, male, 53, builder, Forfar; Annie R Adamson, wife, married, female, 50, England; also in the household were Ann Riches, Susanna Adamson, Ellen Forrest Adamson and Walter Edward Adamson.13,14
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 2 Merchiston Bank Gardens, Morningside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. David Adamson, head, wid, 63, builder, employer, Forfar; 10 rooms with windows; Maggie Tully, serv, s, 19, servant domestic, worker, Linlithgowshire ..; also in the household was Ellen Forrest Adamson and Walter Edward Adamson.15
Last Edited: 7 Oct 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:

Ann Riches b. c 1841, d. 10 Dec 1898
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Adamson married Ann Riches, daughter of John Riches and Sarah Ann Cousins, on 5 April 1864 at 3 Davie Street, Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; 1984 marriages in the district of Newington in the city of Edinburgh; ref 73; 1864 on the fifth day of April at 3 Davie Street Edinburgh after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; signed David Adamson mason bachelor, 25, no 3 Davie Street Edinburgh, David Adamson labourer and Janet Adamson ms Neave; Ann Riches domestic servant spinster, 23, No 14 C... Place Brough Edinburgh, John Riches farmer and Ann Riches ms ---; signed Finlay Matheson minister of Buccleuch Parish Edinburgh, John Adamson witness, Grace Robertson witness; 1864 April 9th at Edinburgh William Glen assist registrar, initialled TH.2,3

Children:

Sarah Ann Adamson b. 15 Oct 1864, d. b 1933
James Neave Adamson+ b. 28 Apr 1866, d. 26 Oct 1915
Susanna Adamson+ b. 12 Aug 1870, d. 16 Sep 1933
Ellen Forrest Adamson b. 30 Mar 1873, d. 11 Oct 1902
Walter Edward Adamson+ b. 4 Nov 1874, d. 19 Aug 1926

Citations

  1. [S40] RL [July 2005].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriage 1864 Edinburgh ref 685/05 0073 image held [June 2010].
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS M116851 [Aug 2006].
  4. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Marriage 1887 Edinburgh ref 685/05 0317 [June 2010].
  5. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS ref statutory deaths Newington Edinburgh 1902 image held 685/05 1083 [June 2010].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1915 Innerleithen ref 24 [Aug 2006].
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  8. [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/).
  9. [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].
  10. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1861 Edinburgh St Cuthberts image held [Aug 2006].
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1871 Edinburgh image held [Aug 2006].
  12. [S30] LDS 1881 Census.
  13. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0034674984 [June 2016].
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1891 Edinburgh, no image 685/05 0D1/05 031 [Aug 2006].
  15. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0038329131 [June 2016].