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David Kinnear Adamson

M, #54, b. 23 February 1877, d. 6 February 1948
c1904 Durban, South Africa
  • (Child) Birth*: David Kinnear Adamson was born 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
  • He was the son of David Adamson and Margaret Anderson Kinnear.
  • Education*: David Kinnear Adamson was educated on 3 March 1890 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Adamson, David, DOB 23/02/1877, admitted 03/03/1890, parent surname Kinnear, parent first name Alexander, address 30 Victoria Street, last school Clepington Public, leaving date 05/09/1890, ID 1066.2
  • Education: He was educated on 5 September 1890 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; leaving date.2
  • (Child) Birth RCE: His death registration was corrected on 4 October 1890 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, District 288, October 4th 1890, vol 4 page 121 register of corrected entries for the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar; The child named David Adamson, whose birth is registered under Entry 109 in the Register Book of Birth for the year 1877 has been Legitimated by the subsequent marriage if its Parents - such Marriage being Registered in this district - June 4th 1877. The above insertion is made in the authority of an Extract of the said marriage. July 14th 1890 at Forfar W H Thomson registrar.3
  • Photograph*: James Kinnear Adamson and David Kinnear Adamson are in this photograph taken in 1902 Was in Durban, South Africa at the begining of the 20th Century - photo of bird (turkeys?) enclosure at "Letham Villa". 1902-3 through to 1905-6 Dundee Directory has no entry - was this when JKA & DKA were in South Africa?4
  • Immigration*: He and James Kinnear Adamson immigrated on 12 May 1905 to Athenic, London, England.5
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Kinnear Adamson married Ann Melville Walker, daughter of George Walker and Margaret Yates, on 3 July 1908 at Craigieside, Arbroath Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1908 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee; 1908 on the third day of July at Craigieside, Arbroath Road Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Congregational Church; David Adamson stationer & printer bachelor, 31, 177 Albert Street Dundee, David Adamson tailor master (dec) Margaret Anderson Adamson ms Kinnear; Annie Walker dressmaker spinster, 28, 31 Wellgate Dundee, George Walker confectioner master Margaret Walker ms Yates (dec); Wm Hamilton minister of Trinity Congregational Church Dundee, J K Adamson, Georgina Walker witnesses; 1908 July 6th at Dundee Jas Murray registrar.6
  • (Informant) Death: David Kinnear Adamson registered the death of Jean Kinnear on 13 June 1915 at 13 Morgan Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1915 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee; ref 810; Jean Kinnear jute weaver retired single, 1915 June Thriteenth 4h 20m pm, 13 Morgan Street Dundee; f, 82 years, William Kinnear flesher master (dec), Janet Kinnear ms Stirling (dec); bronchitis as cert by M F Anderson MB; David Adamson nephew present 6 Molison Street Dundee; 1915 June 14th Jas Murray registrar.7
  • (Informant) Death: David Kinnear Adamson registered the death of Margaret Anderson Kinnear on 31 May 1926 at 12 Baxter Park Terrace, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Margaret Gibb widow of 1) David Adamson Tailor 2) David Gibb mason 1926 May 31st 5h 40m am 12 Baxter Park Terrace Dundee, f, 72 years, fath James Kinnear flesher master (dec) moth Margaret Kinnear ms Stirling (dec), diabetes (senile) coma as cert by Charles Kerr MB & CM, inf David Adamson son present 319 Clepington Road Dundee, reg 1926 May 31st Dundee H T Templeton.8
  • (Witness) Engagement: David Kinnear Adamson witnessed the engagement of Dr Mona Kinnear Adamson and Dr Robert Roger on 1 May 1945 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland; The engagement is announced between Robert Rodger, Ph.D., F.R.I.C., of Dundee and Mona, widow of Lieut. Leslie Comrie and only daughter of Mr & Mrs David Adamson, 48 Westbourne Road Sheffield.9
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Kinnear Adamson died on 6 February 1948 at 37 Provost Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, at age 70 1948 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee; David Adamson clerk (civil service) retired married to Annie Walker, 1948 February sixth 0h 10m am 37 Provost Road Dundee, m, 70 years, David Adamson tailor (dec) Margaret Anderson Adamson ms Kinnear (dec), diabetes several years, coronary thrombosis six days, as cert by J I Lawson MBChB, Robert Roger son-in-law 4 Linden Avenue East Newport Fife; 1948 February 6th at Dundee Norman Steele registrar.10
  • Newspaper Article*: He was mentioned in a newspaper article ADAMSON - Suddenly, at 37 Provost Rd., Dundee, on Feb 5th, 1948, David Adamson, dearly beloved husband of Nan Walker, and beloved father of George and Mona. Funeral private. No Flowers and no letters, by request. on 7 February 1948 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland.11

Census Events

Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of Margaret Anderson Kinnear in the 1881 census at 17 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Adamson, son, 4, Letham, Forfar; Margaret Adamson, head, w, 27, linen weaver, Letham Forfar; same address as mother Janet (Stirling) Kinnear.12,13
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of Alexander Saddler Kinnear in the 1891 census at 30 Victoria Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Adamson, nephew, unm, 14, factory worker, employed, Forfar; Alex Kinnear, head, wid, 41, factory overseer, employed, Forfarshire Dunnichen, 3 rooms with windows.14
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of Margaret Anderson Kinnear in the 1901 census at 71 Watson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David K Adamson, son, single, 24 mason, worker, Forfar; Margaret Gibb, head, wid, 47, Forfarshire Letham, 2 rooms with windows.15
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Ann Melville Walker in the 1911 census at Purgavie Cottages, Lintrathen, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Adamson, head, 34, mar, time keeper, municipal Dundee, worker, Forfars Forfar; Annie, wife, 31, mar 2 years, 1 child born 1 still living, Dundee; 3 rooms with windows, 3 people in household; also in the household were Dr George David Walker Adamson MBE.16
Last Edited: 26 May 2018

Parents:

Father*: David Adamson b. 25 Dec 1852, d. 27 Dec 1880
Mother*: Margaret Anderson Kinnear b. 20 Jan 1854, d. 31 May 1926

Family:

Ann Melville Walker b. 11 Mar 1880, d. 1962
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Kinnear Adamson married Ann Melville Walker, daughter of George Walker and Margaret Yates, on 3 July 1908 at Craigieside, Arbroath Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1908 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee; 1908 on the third day of July at Craigieside, Arbroath Road Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Congregational Church; David Adamson stationer & printer bachelor, 31, 177 Albert Street Dundee, David Adamson tailor master (dec) Margaret Anderson Adamson ms Kinnear; Annie Walker dressmaker spinster, 28, 31 Wellgate Dundee, George Walker confectioner master Margaret Walker ms Yates (dec); Wm Hamilton minister of Trinity Congregational Church Dundee, J K Adamson, Georgina Walker witnesses; 1908 July 6th at Dundee Jas Murray registrar.6

Children:

Dr George David Walker Adamson MBE+ b. 23 Jun 1909, d. 24 Sep 1986
Dr Mona Kinnear Adamson+ b. 11 Apr 1916, d. 26 Apr 1978
  • (Witness) Note for Web: David Kinnear Adamson and James Kinnear Adamson and Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP was mentioned with Agnes Burnet Stewart Adamson after 8 February 1935. When she died, left money to her nephews (her brother David's sons) James Kinnear Adamson and David Adamson. Or was it to her great nephews (sons of James Kinnear Adamson)? Douglas George Adamson - he would have been about 20 and at St Andrews University - bought (or was given?) a microscope.17

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. [S131] FDCA, online www.FDCA.gov.uk, FDCA (City Square, Dundee), Morgan Academy1889 to 1911 admission registers [May 2018].
  3. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Births 1877 Forfar ref 109 REC image held [Nov 2014].
  4. [S43] PCC.
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) via The National Archives: Class: BT26; Piece: 248; Item: 63.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series BT26, 1,472 pieces.
    Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. [Jun 2013]
  6. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriages 1908 Dundee St Andrew, ref 162; image held [Aug 2004].
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory deaths, image held [Mar 2006].
  8. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory deaths, image held [Aug 2004].
  9. [S32] Newspaper Article, Dundee Courier 1 Jan 1945 [Apr 2017].
  10. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1948 Forfar ref 98, image held [Aug 2004].
  11. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier [Jul 2017].
  12. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHL Film 0203492 GRO ref vol 288 enumdist 7 page 14.
  13. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Cenus 1881 Forfar St James 288/00 007/00 014 image held [Sep 2014].
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS ref 1891 Dundee Wallacetown 282/04 020/04 043 image held [Oct 2007].
  15. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1901 Dundee 282/04 009/07 048 [Aug 2007].
  16. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 302/00 001/00 002 [May 2011].
  17. [S33] Interview , CNMA.