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Margaret Kinnear Adamson

F, #68, b. 4 June 1909, d. 5 August 2003
July 1972
Margaret Kinnear (Adamson) Bell
1st July 1950
Georgina (Key) Adamson
Margaret Kinnear Adamson
1909
  • (Witness) Anecdote forWeb: Margaret Kinnear Adamson was a witness Margaret Kinnear Adamson Bell recalls being told by her mother, Georgina Key that as a schoolgirl she went to Huntingdon during school holidays to help out with the family there as 'Uncle Will' was married young. He was the oldest of the family and Georgina was the youngest of the four girls. Will's famiily lived later in Catford, London.1
  • Birth*: She was born on 4 June 1909 at 141 Clepington Road (Victoria Terrace), Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.2,3
  • She was the daughter of James Kinnear Adamson and Georgina Key.
  • Baptism: Margaret Kinnear Adamson was baptised on 15 July 1909 at St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; by E L Danson.4
  • Married Name: As of 15 June 1937, her married name was Bell.2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: She married David Albert Bell on 15 June 1937 at Dundee, Scotland.2
  • Anecdote forWeb*: Margaret Kinnear Adamson Bell recalled being told about her Key relatives: "Now, about the name TESCO as told to my cousin (Mrs Mina Edward nee Ford) - Margaret Key (we called her Maggie) married Tom Torring and he had a tea merchants business in London under the name of Torring & Stockwell.
    How the Cohen came into it we do not know unless he also worked there and decided to branch out in provisions but they must have all been known to each other. A name for the new venture had to be found and they came up with :- T and S CO the initials of all three.
    We do know that our cousin Maggie Key was a wealthy person when Tom Torring died as she had shares in TESCO and was very friendly with the Cohen family and was at all their family weddings.
    The Torrings had two sons, William (Billy) and Alan but neither Mina nor I know anything about them."

    The TESCO website says this "1924 The first own-brand product sold by Jack [Cohen] was Tesco Tea - before the company was called Tesco. The name comes from the initials of TE Stockwell, who was a partner in the firm of tea suppliers, and CO from Jack's surname."

    So - are we related to Tesco via the Torrings, or was the 'T' in actual fact part of the TE Stockwell name?1,5
  • (Deceased) Death*: Margaret Kinnear Adamson died on 5 August 2003 at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, at age 94.6,7

Census Events

Member of Household31 March 1911She was listed as a member of the household of James Kinnear Adamson and Georgina Key in the 1911 census at 143 Clepington Road, Mains & Strathmartine, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Margaret Adamson, daug, 1, Dundee; James Adamson, head, 32, mar, commercial teacher, school board, worker, Forfar Forfars; Georgina, wife, 31, mar 2 years, 1 child born, 1 living, Dundee; 2 rooms with windows, 3 people in household.8
Last Edited: 29 Jun 2016

Parents:

Father*: James Kinnear Adamson b. 1 Jun 1878, d. 27 Jun 1956
Mother*: Georgina Key b. 29 Mar 1880, d. 24 Aug 1972

Family:

David Albert Bell b. 1909, d. c 1995
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Margaret Kinnear Adamson married David Albert Bell on 15 June 1937 at Dundee, Scotland.2

Child:

Kenneth James Gordon Bell+ b. 15 May 1938, d. 29 Sep 1969

Citations

  1. [S6] MKAB via DDB [July 2004].
  2. [S43] Family Bible held by CNMA.
  3. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Births 1909 Angus, Mains & Strathmartine, ref 307/00 0074 [Nov 2014].
  4. [S43] Adamson Family Bible in the care of CNM.
  5. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=11 [Sept 2013].
  6. [S6] PCC [Aug 2003].
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 2013 Dundee, 351/00 0346 no image [Nov 2014].
  8. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1911 307/00 002/00 015 [Apr 2011].