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William Adamson

M, #4317, b. 22 June 1840, d. 24 July 1900
  • Birth*: William Adamson was born on 22 June 1840 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; Forfar OPR 1855.1
  • He was the son of Andrew Adamson and Betty Duncan.
  • Marriage*: William Adamson married Isabella Lowson on Friday, 20 August 1869 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland.2
  • (Informant) Birth: William Adamson registered the birth of Martha Adamson on 29 April 1876 at 9 Bell Place, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1876 births in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 177; Martha Adamson born 1876 April Twenty-nineth 5h 0m pm at 9 Bell Place Forfar, female, parents William Adamson railway labourer and Isabella Adamson me Lowson married 1869 Aug 20th Forfar; signed William Adamson father present, registered 1876 registrar.3,4
  • (Deceased) Death*: William Adamson died on 24 July 1900 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 60.5
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Isabella Lowson died on 26 June 1928 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland.5
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: William Adamson is commemorated on the headstone erected by Isabella Lowson and David Lowson Adamson in August 1900 at Newmonthill Cemetery, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. Inscription reads Erected by Isabella Lowson and David her son in loving memory of her husband William Adamson who died 24th July 1900 in his 60th year; also her children Jennie died 22nd May 1876 aged 6 years, Betsy died 1st July 1876 aged 5 years
    On the reverse And of the said David L Adamson who died at Forfar 10th October 1917 aged 39 years; the said Isabella Lowson died 26th June 1928 aged 78 years.6
    William Adamson Isabella Lowson family Newmonthill Forfar
    William Adamson Isabella Lowson family reverse Newmonthill Forfar

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841William Adamson was listed in the 1841 census at Newmond Hill, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. Andrew Adamson, 35, linen hand loom weaver, Angus; Betty Adamson, 30, Angus; William Adamson, 1, Angus.8
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of Andrew Adamson and Betty Duncan in the 1851 census at Newmonthill, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Adamson, son, male, 10, scholar, Forfar; Andrew Adamson, head, married, male, 47, handloom weaver linen, Forfar; Betty Duncam, wife, married, female, 43, Kirriemuir.9
Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census. Not found.
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household along with spouse Isabella Lowson in the 1871 census at 8 Bell Place, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Adamson, head, married, male, 30, blacksmiths labourer, Forfar; Isabella Adamson, wife, married, female, linen weaver (hand), Dunnichen; also in the household were Jane Samson Adamson.10
Principal3 April 1881William Adamson and Isabella Lowson appeared in the 1881 census at 8 Bell Place, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Adamson, head, mar, 40, railway labourer, Forfar; Isabella Adamson, wife, mar, 33, Dunnichen.11,12
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Isabella Lowson in the 1891 census at Bell Place, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Adamson, head, married, male, 50, general labourer, Forfar; Isabella Adamson, wife, married, female, 43, Dunnichen; also in the household were Andrew Adamson, Martha Adamson, David Lowson Adamson, Mary Ann Dall Adamson, Elizabeth Adamson and John Adamson.13
Last Edited: 5 Jul 2016

Parents:

Father*: Andrew Adamson b. 17 Jan 1804, d. 27 Dec 1881
Mother*: Betty Duncan b. c 1807

Family:

Isabella Lowson b. c 1847, d. 26 Jun 1928
  • Marriage*: William Adamson married Isabella Lowson on Friday, 20 August 1869 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland.2

Children:

Jane Samson Adamson b. 11 Nov 1869, d. 22 May 1876
Betsy Lowson Duncan Adamson b. 21 Jul 1871, d. 1 Jul 1876
Andrew Adamson+ b. 16 Dec 1873
Martha Adamson+ b. 29 Apr 1876, d. 8 Nov 1949
David Lowson Adamson b. 1878, d. 10 Oct 1917
Mary Ann Dall Adamson14 b. 21 Oct 1881
Elizabeth Adamson+13 b. c 1884
John Adamson13 b. c 1887

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), [Aug 2008].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M112881 [Aug 2008].
  3. [S30] LDS 1881 Census.
  4. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Stautory Birth registration 1876 Forfar ref 282/00 0177 image held [Jul 2016].
  5. [S40] DC headstone photo front [Jun 2016].
  6. [S40] DC [Jun 2016].
  7. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), DC [Jun 2016].
  8. [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/).
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription, URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1851%2f0021128060 [Jun 2016].
  10. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription, URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1871%2f0025865646 [Jun 2016].
  11. [S30] LDS 1881 Census 0203492 288 20 15 [Aug 2008].
  12. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription, URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1881%2f0027111793 [Jun 2016].
  13. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription, URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0035802927 [Jun 2016].
  14. [S56] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), SCOTLAND BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number C01847-6, System Origin Scotland-EASy, GS Film number 232640, Reference ID v 288 p 141
    CITING THIS RECORD, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT6N-9PR : 2 January 2015), Mary Ann Dall Adamson, 21 Oct 1881; citing Forfar,
    Angus, Scotland, reference v 288 p 141; FHL microfilm 232,640. [Jun 2016]