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David Kinnear Adamson

M, #54, b. 23 February 1877, d. 6 February 1948
Last Edited: 17 Jun 2020
c1904 Durban, South Africa

Parents:

Father*: David Adamson tailor b. 25 Dec 1852, d. 27 Dec 1880
Mother*: Margaret Anderson Kinnear b. 20 Jan 1854, d. 31 May 1926
  • 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 tailor and Margaret Anderson Kinnear.
  • (Child) Birth Reg RCE: His birth 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 of 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.2
  • (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.3
  • (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.4
  • (Emigrant) Emigration*: He and Avondale Castle Ship Union Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd emigrated on 5 October 1901 from Southampton to, Natal, South Africa, First name(s)     D
    Last name     Adamson
    Title     MR
    Gender     Male
    Age     24
    Birth year     1877
    Marital status     S
    Occupation     MASON
    Departure year     1901
    Departure day     5
    Departure month     10
    Departure port     Southampton
    Destination port     Durban (Port Natal)
    Destination     DURBAN (PORT NATAL)
    Country     South Africa
    Destination country     South Africa
    Ship name     Avondale Castle
    Ship master's first name     S C
    Ship master's last name     BROWN
    Ship destination port     SOUTH AFRICA
    Ship destination country     SOUTH AFRICA
    Ship square feet     8441
    Ship registered tonnage     3542
    Number of passengers     384
    Record set     Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960
    Category     Travel & migration
    Subcategory     Passenger Lists
    Collections from     Great Britain, England.5
  • Photograph*: James Kinnear Adamson teacher 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?6
  • (Immigrant) Immigration*: He and James Kinnear Adamson teacher immigrated on 12 May 1905 to Athenic, London, England, .7
  • (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.8
  • (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.9
  • (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.10
  • Newspaper Article*: David Kinnear Adamson 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 & Directory Entries

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
Principal1906David Kinnear Adamson appeared in a directory of 1906 living at 12 Princes Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Dundee Directory - Adamson Brothers, wholesale & retail stationers, 12 Princes Street, agents for Smith Premier Typewriter, 5 Whitehall St (tel no 605) h. 6 Cardean Street.16
Principal1907He appeared in a directory of 1907 living at 12 Princes Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Dundee Directory - Adamson Brothers, printers, publishers, manufacturing stationers, bookesellers, typewriter agents, 12 Princes Street, & 2 Meadow Entry, h. 177 Albert Street.17
Principal1908He appeared in a directory of 1908 living at 67 & 69 Seagate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Dundee Directory - Adamson Brothers, printers, publishers, manufacturing stationers, booksellers, typewriter agents & teachers, 67 & 69 Seagate, h. 177 Albert Street.18
Principal1909He appeared in a directory of 1909 living at 67 Seagate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Dundee Directory - Adamson Brothers, printers & manufacturing stationers, 67 Seagate, h. Newton Terrace Downfield.19
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 medical practitioner.20
Principalbetween 1928 and 1929David Kinnear Adamson appeared in a directory of between 1928 and 1929 living at 61 Provost Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; David Adamson, clerk, 61 Provost Road.21

Education

  • 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 1066.22
  • Education: David Kinnear Adamson was educated on 5 September 1890 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; leaving date.22

Military Service

  • Military Service*: David Kinnear Adamson served with the Northumberland Fusiliers between 1915 and 1918 First name(s)     David
    Last name     Adamson
    Residence     Dundee,Angus
    Residence county     Forfarshire (Angus)
    Residence country     Scotland
    Enlistment year     1915
    Enlistment date     11/12/15
    Service number     47399
    Rank     Private
    Battalion     23rd
    Transfer to/from     To N.F.Depot
    Discharge year     1918
    Discharge date     12/9/18
    Cause of discharge     KR Para 392(xvi)a
    Wounded/sick     Nov 17
    Notes     Silver War Badge No.510220
    Source     
    SGG;SWB;MR
    Record set     British Army, Northumberland Fusiliers 1881-1920
    Category     Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory     Regimental & Service Records
    Collections from     Great Britain, UK None.23
  • Military Service: David Kinnear Adamson served with the Northumberland Fusiliers on 14 April 1917 at 18th General Hospital, Western Front, First name(s)     D
    Last name     Adamson
    Service number     47399
    Rank     -
    Corps     Fus
    Company / squadron     A Coy
    Admission year     1917
    Admission date     16 Apr 1917
    Hospital     18Th General Hospital
    Description     Operations index book.
    Country     Great Britain
    Archive     
    The National Archives
    Piece     MH 106/1200
    Series description     War Office: First World War Representative Medical Records of Servicemen
    Register type     Hospital admission and discharge registers
    Record year range     1916 Sept.1-1917 May 31
    Record set     British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers' Medical Records
    Category     Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory     First World War
    Collections from     Great Britain, UK None.24
  • Military Service: David Kinnear Adamson served with the Northumberland Fusiliers after 14 April 1917 repatriated to at Kent, England, .25

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.3

Children:

Dr George David Walker Adamson MBE medical practitioner+ b. 23 Jun 1909, d. 24 Sep 1986
Dr Mona Kinnear Adamson+ b. 11 Apr 1916, d. 26 Apr 1978

Notes

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. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Births 1877 Forfar ref 109 REC image held [Nov 2014].
  3. [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].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1948 Forfar ref 98, image held [Aug 2004].
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960 Image [Dec 2019].
  6. [S43] PCC photographic collection.
  7. [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]
  8. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory deaths, image held [Mar 2006].
  9. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory deaths, image held [Aug 2004].
  10. [S32] Newspaper Article, Dundee Courier 1 Jan 1945 [Apr 2017].
  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. [S37] Directory Dundee (Dundee:, 1906. Hereinafter cited as Dundee Directory.
  17. [S37] Dundee Directory, 1907.
  18. [S37] Dundee Directory, 1908.
  19. [S37] Dundee Directory, 1909.
  20. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 302/00 001/00 002 [May 2011].
  21. [S37] Dundee Directory, Dundee Directory 1929-29.
  22. [S131] FDCA, online www.FDCA.gov.uk, FDCA (City Square, Dundee), Morgan Academy1889 to 1911 admission registers [May 2018].
  23. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    British Army, Northumberland Fusiliers 1881-1920[Jun 2020].
  24. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers' Medical Records [Jun 2020].
  25. [S33] Interview , annecdotal information from grandson MA via email [Nov 2007].
  26. [S33] Interview, CNMA.