- Birth*: Robert Adamson was born on 26 April 1821 at St Andrews & St Leonards, Fife, Scotland.1
- He was the son of Alexander Adamson and Rachel Melville.1
- (Deceased) Death*: Robert Adamson died on 14 January 1848 at St Andrews & St Leonards, Fife, Scotland, at age 26 Adamson, Robert son of Alexander Adamson farmer Burnside died here 14th buried 18th January 1848.3
- [S56] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), search result for Alexander Adamson family with Rachel Melville [Apr 2015].
- [S8] Old Parochial Register of Death, Dundee, pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland, 282/00 0270 0244 Dundee) OPR Deaths 1848 St Andrews & St Leonards ref 453/00 0210 0155 image held [Apr 2015].
Mother*: Rachel Melville1 b. c 1781, d. 14 Oct 1871