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Alexander Milne Adamson

M, #11166, b. 31 August 1861, d. 18 August 1949
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2022


Father*: John Adamson mason b. c 1810, d. 9 Dec 1874
Mother*: Isabella Wallace b. c 1830
  • Birth*: Alexander Milne Adamson was born on 31 August 1861 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • He was the son of John Adamson mason and Isabella Wallace.
  • Marriage*: Alexander Milne Adamson married Ann Liveston in 1886.2,3
  • Marriage: Alexander Milne Adamson married Betsy Low in 1900.3,2
  • Death*: Alexander Milne Adamson died on 18 August 1949 at Stracathro Hospital, Stracathro, Angus, Scotland, , at age 87; 1949 deaths in the district of Stracathro in the county of Angus; ref 91; Alexander Milne Adamson builder master retired widower of 1st Ann Liveston 2nd Betsy Low; 1949 August eighteenth 10h 10m pm Stracathro Hospital UR 4 Jamieson Street Forfar; m, 87 years; John Adamson mason journeyman (dec) Isabel Adamson ms Wallace (dec); ursemia, retention from prostatic hypertrophy, cerebral arteriosclerosis as cert by Robert V Liddell FRCS; George L Adamson son Stanmore, Hillside, Forfar; 1949 August 19th at Stracathro Thos Wm Tweddle registar.2
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of David Adamson builder on 16 November 1915 at Tarfside Cottage, Taylor Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1915 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 154; David Adamson builder master married to Jessie Patterson, 1915 November Sixteenth 1h 45 m am Tarfside Cottage Taylor Street Forfar, male aged 60 years, parents John Adamson mason journeyman (dec) & Isabella Adamson ms Wallace (dec), cause myocardial degeneration syncope as certified by John Cable RMCP, signed Alexander Adamson brother present, registered 1915 November 16th at Forfar signed John F Craib registrar.4
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Alexander Milne Adamson is commemorated on the headstone erected by Janet Adamson and Betsy Adamson in 1943. Inscription reads In loving memory of our mother Betsy Low, wife of Alexander M Adamson builder died 18th Sept 1943 from Janet & Betsy.5

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of John Adamson mason and Isabella Wallace in the 1871 census at 3 Lour Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alexander Adamson, son, 9, scholar, Forfar; John Adamson, head, 60, mason, Forfar; Isabella Adamson, wife, 56 [?], Kirriemuir.7

Family 1:

Ann Liveston b. c 1861


Family 2:

Betsy Low b. c 1861, d. 18 Sep 1943
  • Marriage: Alexander Milne Adamson married Betsy Low in 1900.3,2


Janet Adamson b. c 1901
Betsy Adamson b. c 1903, d. 13 Aug 1985


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS C112881 [Jun 2009].
  2. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1949 Stracathro ref 320/00 0091 image held [May 2009].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriage search [Aug 2005].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1915 Forfar ref 288/A0 0154 image held [May 2009].
  5. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC Photographic Collection [May 2009].
  6. PCC Photographic Collection [May 2009]
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Forfar; ED: 22; Page: 5; Line: 13; 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. [Nov 2014]