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John Adamson

M, #8553, b. 4 January 1829, d. 25 February 1907
Last Edited: 16 Jun 2020

Parents:

Father*: Charles Adamson b. s 1803, d. 29 Apr 1854
Mother*: Jean Ross b. s 1804, d. 10 Nov 1836
  • Birth*: John Adamson was born on 4 January 1829 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • He was the son of Charles Adamson and Jean Ross.
  • Marriage*: John Adamson married Ann Webster Lowson, daughter of Alexander Lowson and Catherine Allan, on Monday, 12 September 1853 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .2,3
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: A Headstone was erected by John Adamson in 1854. Inscription reads MI by John Adamson; Forfar cemetery; fa Chas late shoemaker Forfar 29.4.1854 50, mo Jean Ross 10.11.1836 31.4,5
    Forfar Cemetery by John Adamson, fa Chas late Showmaker Forfar 29.4.1854 50, mo Jean Ross 10.11.1836 31
    Forfar Cemetery by John Adamson, fa Chas late Showmaker Forfar 29.4.1854 50, mo Jean Ross 10.11.1836 31
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 25 February 1907 at 69 Magdalen Green, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 78 1907 deaths in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 87; JohnAdamson retired wholesale grocer, justice of the peace, married to Ann Webster Lowson; 1907 February Twenty-fifth 10h 30m am 69 Magdalen Green Dundee; male age 78 years; parents Chales Adamson shoemaker (dec) and Jane Adamson ms Ross (dec); cause heart failure dropsy 1 year as cert by A M Stalker MD; R W Adamson son 277 Hawkhill; 1907 February 27th at Dundee T Y Miller registrar.6
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 22 August 1907; ADAMSON John of Ava-lodge 69 Magdalen-Green Dundee died 25 February 1907 Confirmation of Ann Webster Lowson or Adamson widow Robert Walker Adamson post-office-clerk David Thomson merchant Robert Hay Adamson factory-manager John Sinclair - commission-merchant George C. Spence accountant and William McGlashan Grant Sealed London 22 August.7
  • (Witness) Death: He witnessed the death of Charles Adamson on 29 April 1854 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; MI by John Adamson; Forfar cemetery; fa Chas late shoemaker Forfar 29.4.1854 50, mo Jean Ross 10.11.1836 31.8,4

Census Events

Witness6 June 1841John Adamson appeared in the household of Charles Adamson in the 1841 census at Spout Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Adamson, 12, linen handloom weaver, Angus Charles Adamson, 35, shoemaker, Angus; with Betty Ross, 30, William, 70 & Ann, 15 Low; James Samson 35 & family; Jannet Barry, 65.9
Head of Household3 April 1881They was listed as head of household along with spouse Ann Webster Lowson in the 1881 census at 69 Magdalen Green, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Adamson, head, mar, 52, magistrate & wholesale grocer, Forfar; Ann L Adamson, wife, mar, 52, wife of magistrate & wholesale grocer, not stated; also in the household were Ann Webster Adamson, Andrew Lowson Adamson, Jane Ross Adamson, Robert Walker Adamson, John Mathers Adamson, Alice Maria Adamson and Jane Storrar.10
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Ann Webster Adamson in the 1891 census at 69 Magdalen Green, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Adamson, head, 62, grocer, Forfar; Annie Adamson, wife, 62, Forfar; also in the household were Jane Ross Adamson, Alice Maria Adamson, Robert Walker Adamson, Ann Webster Adamson, William Gibb, Florence Gibb and Sarah Low.11
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Ann Webster Lowson in the 1901 census at 69 Magdalen Green, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Adamson, head, 72, grocer retired, Forfar; Annie Adamson, wife, 72, Forfar; also in the household were Ann Webster Adamson, William Gibb, Florence Gibb and Agnes Whitton.12

Family:

Ann Webster Lowson b. 6 Feb 1829

Children:

Charles Adamson b. 7 Oct 1853
Catherine Lowson Adamson b. 2 May 1856
Ann Webster Adamson+ b. 27 May 1858
Alexander Allan Adamson b. 31 Jul 1860
Andrew Lowson Adamson b. 24 May 1862
Jane Ross Adamson b. 7 Mar 1864
Joanna Adamson b. 16 Feb 1866
Robert Walker Adamson b. 10 Jan 1869
John Mathers Adamson b. 18 Jun 1870
Alice Maria Adamson+ b. 14 Dec 1872

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS [Aug 2008].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M112825 [Aug 2008].
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Forfar 11 Sep 1853 M112884 [Aug 2008].
  4. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , photos held PCC [May 2009].
  5. [S23] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Seacoast vol 2, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1981) 0 901061 22 0 [Aug 2008].
  6. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS statutory death 1907 Dundee 282/01 0087 [July 2011].
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Record URL: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?h=3730136&db=UKProbateCal&indiv=try
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. [Mar 2013]
  8. [S42] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Strathmore vol 1, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1979, reprint 1993 & 1996) 0 901061 20 4 Forfar Cemetery pg 130 ref 26 [Jul 2009].
  9. [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/) [Feb 2006].
  10. [S30] LDS 1881 Census 0203479 282-1 6 7; [Aug 2008].
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 19; Page: 31; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1891_87; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Jul 2011]
  12. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 17; Page: 16; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1901_91; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Jul 2011]