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Margaret Josephine Campbell Helme1

F, #11799, b. 1923, d. 1996
Last Edited: 16 Apr 2015
  • (Witness) Note for Web: Margaret Josephine Campbell Helme and Margaret Stancomb Mann and Lt-Col William John Campbell Adamson was mentioned with Capt William Campbell Adamson RFC. Adamson, Capt. William Campbell (1886-1915). Only surviving son of William Shaw Adamson (1851-1936) and his wife Nora Jane, daughter of Rt. Hon. James Alexander Campbell of Stracathro, born 5 November 1886. Educated at Fettes College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He married 28 May 1913 Margaret Stancombe, daughter of William John Mann JP of Highfield, Trowbridge (Wilts) and had issue:
    (1) Lt-Col. William John Campbell Adamson (1914-91) (q.v.)
    He was killed in action near Zandvoorde, 5 September 1915, in the lifetime of his father; buried at Harlebeke War Cemetery, Belgium.1
  • (Witness) Note for Web: Margaret Josephine Campbell Helme and Carol Louise Marion Key was mentioned with Lt-Col William John Campbell Adamson. Adamson, Lt-Col. William John Campbell TD (1914-91) of Careston Castle and Stracathro House. Only son of Capt. William Campbell Adamson (1886-1915) and his wife Margaret Stancombe, daughter of William John Mann, born 13 March 1914. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford (MA 1945). Commissioned in the army (Black Watch), 1935; served in WW2 with 51st Highland Division (wounded in Sicily); commanded 4th/5th Battalion, Black Watch, 1953-56. Fellow of Chartered Land Agents Society. JP (from 1949) and County Councillor (from 1951) for Angus. Member of the Royal Company of Archers. He married 10 June 1947 Margaret Josephine (1923-96), youngest daughter of James Helme of Halton (Lancs) and had issue:
    (1) James Shaw Campbell Adamson (b. 1948), born 14 March 1948; educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond and Westminster Hotel School; now of Careston Castle and Stracathro, born 1948; m. 6 June 1986 Carol Louise Marion (1950-2002), daughter of Col. E.F.H. Key of Yorkshire and has issue two daughters;
    (2) Flora Margaret Campbell Adamson (b. 1949), born 16 August 1949; m. 5 March 1977 Hugh Ramsey Rose (b. 1946), son of Lt-Col. David McNeil Campbell Rose (1912-2010);
    (3) Ruth Anne Campbell Adamson (b. 1952), born 14 May 1952; m. 1980 Bryan E.G. Oates and had issue;
    (4) Hugh Alexander Campbell Adamson (b. 1954); born 9 July 1954; m. 1985 Hon. Alison Mary Elliott, daughter of Robert William Elliott, Baron Elliott of Morpeth, and has issue one son and two daughters;
    (5) Mary Janet Campbell Adamson (b. 1957), born 21 September 1957; m. 1980 Archibald John Miller-Bakewell and had issue two sons and one daughter.
    He inherited the Stracathro estate in 1934 from his first cousin, once removed and the Careston Castle estate from his grandfather in 1936; at his death they passed to his elder son. Stracathro House and some land was leased and later sold to the Government as a hospital in 1938 but the estate was retained.
    He died in November 1991.1


  1. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://landedfamilies.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/37-adamson-of-careston-castle-and.html [Apr 2015].