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James Adamson

M, #12534, b. 4 March 1871, d. 1943
Last Edited: 9 Mar 2021
1918: James Adamson b 1871 Arbroath, wife Alice, daughter Doris


Father*: William Adamson b. 12 Dec 1841, d. 30 May 1887
Mother*: Agnes Fyffe Sturrock b. c 1848
  • Birth*: James Adamson was born on 4 March 1871 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, .2
  • He was the son of William Adamson and Agnes Fyffe Sturrock.
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Adamson died in 1943 at Ashford, Kent, England, .3
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of William Adamson on 30 May 1887 at 33 Jamieson Street, St Vigeans, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1887 deaths in the district of Arbroath in the county of Forfar, ref 209; William Adamson mechanic ironworks married to Agnes Sturrock, died 1887 May Thirtieth 8h 15m pm at 33 Jamieson Street St Vigeans, male aged 44 years parents James Adamson flaxmill foreman (dec) and Agnes Adamson ms Robertson (dec), cause phthisis as certified by Richard Kelly LRCP & RCSE, signed James Adamson brother 8 Leonard Street, registered 1887 May 31st at Arbroath signed J S Paterson registrar.4

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed in the 1881 census at 33 Jamieson Street, St Vigeans, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . James Adamson, son, 10, scholar, Arbroath; William Adamson, head, mar, 39, engine fitter at works, Dundee; Agnes S Adamson, wife, mar, 33, Dundee.5

Military Service

  • Military Service*: James Adamson served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915 in Chicago when he crossed over the border and enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915. He was stationed in Ashford, Kent, where he married. At the end of the War, now a staff sergeant, he took his wife and baby daughter with him when demobbed in Quebec - the family returning to Ashford six months later.4


  1. JA via TVFSH Historian [June 2015]
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), [Jul 2009].
  3. [S40] JA via TVFHS Historian [June 2015].
  4. [S40] JA via TVFSH Historian [June 2015].
  5. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHL film 0203475 GRO ref vol 272 enum 27 page 13 [Jul 2009].