James Adrian Crombie

Brief Life History of James Adrian

When James Adrian Crombie was born on 30 January 1884, in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Theodore Crombie, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Blaikie Mackinnon, was 27. He married Marjorie Blaikie Adam on 3 August 1910, in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 28 November 1933, in Kirkton of Monikie, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 49.

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James Adrian Crombie
Marjorie Blaikie Adam
Marriage: 3 August 1910
Theodore Crombie

Sources (4)

  • James Adrien Crombie in entry for Theodore Crombie, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"
  • Crombie, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • James Adrian Crombie, M C, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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World Events (8)

1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning


habitational name from any of the places called Crombie in Fife and Aberdeenshire, named from Gaelic crom(b) ‘crooked’ or possibly the British cognate of this word, ancestor of Welsh crwm.

shortened form of Abercrombie , from the place of that name near Pittenweem in Fife.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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