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David Adamson

M, #52, b. 25 December 1852, d. 27 December 1880
David Adamson c1875
  • Occupation for web*: David was Tailor & Clothier, Forfar.
  • Birth*: He was born on 25 December 1852 at Forfar, Scotland.
  • He was the son of James Adamson and Agnes Burnet.
  • (Informant) Birth: David Adamson registered the birth of David Kinnear Adamson on 23 February 1877 at 10 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1877 births in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar; note Legitimation 18/121; ref 109; David Adamson illegitimate; 1877 February Twenty-third 3h 0m am 10 New Road Forfar; m; parents David Adamson tailor journeyman & Margaret Kinnear powerloom weaver; signed Margaret Kinnear mother signed David Adamson father 31 South Road Forfar; regsitered 1877 March 12th at Forfar W H Thomson registrar.1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Adamson married Margaret Anderson Kinnear, daughter of William Kinnear and Janet Stirling, on 1 June 1877 at 10 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1877 marriages in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 37; 1877 on the First day of June at 10 New Road Forfar after banns according to the forms of the Congregational Church; signed David Adamson tailor journeyman bachelor aged 24 residing 31 South Street Forfar parents James Adamson handloom linen weaver & Agnes Adamson ms Burnett; signed Margaret Kinnear power loom weaver spinster aged 23 residing 10 New Road Forfar parents William Kinnear flesher journeyman (dec) & Janet Kinnear ms Stirling; signed D P McCorkindale Congregational minister Forfar signed Alexander Adamson, Jane Thom witnesses; registered 1877 June Fourth at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.2
  • (Informant) Birth: David Adamson registered the birth of James Kinnear Adamson on 1 June 1878 at 8 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1878 births in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar; ref 226, James Adamson, 1878 June first 9h 40m am at 8 New Road; male; parents David Adamson tailor journeyman & Margaret Adamson ms Kinnear married 1877 June 1st Forfar; signed David Adamson father present; registered 1878 June 17th at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.3
  • (Informant) Birth: David Adamson registered the birth of Jessie Stirling Adamson on 8 August 1880 at 17 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1880 births in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 319; Jessie Stirling Adamson; born 1880 August Eighth 3h 0m am at 17 New Road Forfar; female, parents David Adamson tailor & clothier & Margaret Adamson ms Kinnear married 1877 June 1st Forar; signed David ADamson father; registered 1880 August 25th at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.4
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Adamson died on 27 December 1880 at 28 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 28 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.5
  • Burial*: He was buried on 29 December 1880 at Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; page 198, ref 6460, David Adamson, burial 1880 Dec 29, compartment A, square 211, grave 1, depth 5, age 28.6
  • (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.7,8
    1877 Headstone Forfar Newmontill Cemetery - David Adamson & Janet Gardiner Neave

Census Events

Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of James Adamson and Agnes Burnet in the 1861 census at 31 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Adamson, son, 8, scholar, Forfar; James Adamson, head, mar, 31, linen handloom weaver, Forfar; Agnes Adamson, wife, mar, 32, Forfar.9
Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of James Adamson in the 1871 census at 31 South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. David, son, unm, 18, tailor - apprentice, Forfar; James Adamson, head, mar, 41, hand weaver, Forfar; Agnes Adamson, wife, mar, 42, Forfar.10
Last Edited: 29 Jun 2016

Parents:

Father*: James Adamson b. 22 Jul 1829, d. 29 Dec 1894
Mother*: Agnes Burnet b. 5 May 1828, d. 24 Jun 1889

Family:

Margaret Anderson Kinnear b. 20 Jan 1854, d. 31 May 1926
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Adamson married Margaret Anderson Kinnear, daughter of William Kinnear and Janet Stirling, on 1 June 1877 at 10 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1877 marriages in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 37; 1877 on the First day of June at 10 New Road Forfar after banns according to the forms of the Congregational Church; signed David Adamson tailor journeyman bachelor aged 24 residing 31 South Street Forfar parents James Adamson handloom linen weaver & Agnes Adamson ms Burnett; signed Margaret Kinnear power loom weaver spinster aged 23 residing 10 New Road Forfar parents William Kinnear flesher journeyman (dec) & Janet Kinnear ms Stirling; signed D P McCorkindale Congregational minister Forfar signed Alexander Adamson, Jane Thom witnesses; registered 1877 June Fourth at Forfar signed W H Thomson registrar.2

Children:

David Kinnear Adamson+ b. 23 Feb 1877, d. 6 Feb 1948
James Kinnear Adamson+ b. 1 Jun 1878, d. 27 Jun 1956
Jessie Stirling Adamson b. 8 Aug 1880, d. 12 Jan 1881

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Births 1877 Forfar image held [Aug 2004].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriage 1877 Forfar ref 37 [Aug 2004].
  3. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Births 1878 Forfar ref 226 image held [Aug 2004].
  4. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Births 1880 Forfar ref 319 image held [Aug 2004].
  5. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1880 Forfar ref 304 image held [Aug 2004].
  6. [S62] Website Deceased online (www.deceasedonline.com) Burial Record 1880 Forfar Newmonthill [Mar 2015].
  7. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC.
  8. [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].
  9. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Census 1861 Forfar image held [Aug 2006].
  10. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1871 Forfar [Aug 2005].