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James Wilson Adamson

M, #8076, b. 5 June 1847, d. 3 June 1926
  • Birth*: James Wilson Adamson was born on 5 June 1847 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland.1,2
  • He was the son of Hay Adamson and Helen Samson.
  • Marriage*: James Wilson Adamson married Rose Clarke, daughter of Robert Clarke and Rose Lindsay, on Monday, 20 July 1868 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.3
  • Note for Web*: James Wilson Adamson Provost of Forfar 1901 – 1907 between 1901 and 1907.4
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of Rose Clarke on 16 August 1906 at Wymess Farm, Rescobie, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1906 deaths in the parish of Rescobie in the county of Forfar ref 5; Rose Adamson married to James Wilson Adamson, 1906 August sixteenth 12h 25m pm Wemyss Farm Rescobie, female aged 61 years, parents Robert Clarke mill overseer (dec) and Rose Clarke ms Lindsay (dec), (a) severe injury to leg (b) shock (c) heart failure as certified by D L Macalister MBCM, signed J W Adamson widower present, registered 1906 August 17th at Rescobie signed Wm Simpson registrar.5,6
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: Headstone Forfar Newmonthill Adamson Rose Clarke 1906 was erected by James Wilson Adamson after 16 August 1906 at Forfar Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. Inscription reads [photos held] In loving memory of ROSE CLARKE wife of JAMES WILSON ADAMSON who died 16th August 1906 aged 61 years; also of their youngest son ERNEST ALEXANDER CUMMING who died 5th April 1888 aged 18 months; FRED T H ADAMSON MBCM born 9th October 1874 died 30th April 1914; and of the above JAMES WILSON ADAMSON manufacturer Provost of Forfar 1901 – 1907 born 5th June 1847 died 3rd June 1926 ; WILLIAM G D ADAMSON died 17th June 1949 aged 72 years; also his sons F/O ALEXANDER ADAMSON RAFVR killed at Arnum 21st Sep 1944 aged 33 years interred at Ravinstein Holland; JAMES W ADAMSON died 20th Oct 1963 aged 54 years beloved husband of AGNES C McKENZIE his wife; ELSIE MACKAY DALGETY died 24th Nov 1967 aged 88 years; the above AGNES B McKENZIE died 30th July 1994 aged 86 years; other side unreadable.5
    James Wilson Adamson family headstone, Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 3 June 1926 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 78.5
  • (Interred) Burial*: He was buried on 7 June 1926 at Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland.7

Census Events

Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of Hay Adamson and Helen Samson in the 1851 census at Prior Place, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. Jas Adamson, son, 3, b Forfar; Hay Adamson, head, 38, handloom weaver linen, b Forfar; Helen, wife, 88, b Forfar.8
Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of Hay Adamson and Helen Samson in the 1861 census at 11 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Adamson, son, 13, scholar, b Forfar; Hay Adamson, head, 48, linen handloom weaver, b Forfar; Helen, wife, 48, b Forfar.9
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household along with spouse Rose Clarke in the 1871 census at 21 Glamis Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Adamson, head, 23, manufacturers clerk, Forfar; Rose, wife, British Subject b France; also in the household were Robert Hay Adamson, James Adamson, Robert Clarke, Rose Lindsay, Mary Banks and Helen Irene Morton.10
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household along with spouse Rose Clarke in the 1881 census at Broomfield, Lour Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James W Adamson, head, mar, 33, linen manufacturer, Forfar; Rose Adamson, wife, mar, 34, Amiens France; May Anderson, servt, unm, 24, domestic servant (cook), New Scone Perthshire; Betsy Alexander, servt, unm, 24, domestic servant (house m), Kirriemuir; on maps the address seems to appear as Bloomfield Cottage; also in the household were Robert Hay Adamson, James Adamson, Allan Lister Adamson, Frederic Thomas Hield Adamson, William Gilbert Don Adamson and Nellie Rose Adamson.11
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Rose Clarke in the 1891 census at Broomfield Cottage, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. Jh Adamson, head, 43, linen manufacturer, Forfar; Rose Adamson, wife, 44, British Subject, Amiens, France; also in the household were Robert Hay Adamson, Allan Lister Adamson, William Gilbert Don Adamson, Nellie Rose Adamson, Betsy Thom and Margaret Middleton.12
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Rose Clarke in the 1901 census at Broomfield, Lour Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. James W Adamson, head, 53, linen & jute manufacturer, Forfar; Rose Adamson, wife, 55, British Subject, France; also in the household were James Adamson, Mary M McIntosh and Jessie Ann W Elder.13
Last Edited: 14 Apr 2015

Parents:

Father*: Hay Adamson b. c 1811, d. 15 Nov 1891
Mother*: Helen Samson b. c 1812, d. 17 Dec 1894

Family:

Rose Clarke b. 1847, d. 16 Aug 1906

Children:

Robert Hay Adamson+ b. 22 May 1869, d. Jun 1936
James Adamson b. 10 Jun 1870, d. 27 Sep 1939
Allan Lister Adamson b. 29 Jul 1873
Frederic Thomas Hield Adamson b. 9 Oct 1874, d. 30 Apr 1914
William Gilbert Don Adamson+ b. 7 Aug 1876, d. 17 Jun 1949
Nellie Rose Adamson+ b. 12 Sep 1877, d. 24 Dec 1951
Earnest Alexander Cumming Adamson b. c 1886, d. 5 Apr 1888

Citations

  1. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) Rootsweb WorldConnect Project: Gordon & Jenn: [Jun 2009].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), member submission [Aug 2008].
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M112821 [Aug 2008].
  4. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , from MI [Jun 2009].
  5. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , [May 2009].
  6. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS Statutory Deaths 1906 Rescobie 317/00 0005 [Jan 2013].
  7. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.deceasedonline.com/ search only no detail [Jan 2012].
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 24; Page: 12; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1851_64; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Jan 2013]
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 2; Page: 3; Line: 3; Roll: CSSCT1861_42. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Jan 2013]
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 9; Page: 14; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1871_55. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2013]
  11. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHL ref 0203492 288 4 19 [Aug 2008].
  12. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 4; Page: 25; Line: 3; Roll: CSSCT1891_99. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2013]
  13. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 4; Page: 17; Line: 18; Roll: CSSCT1901_106. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2013]