Lillias Adams

Brief Life History of Lillias

When Lillias Adams was born on 20 June 1798, in Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Adam, was 26 and her mother, Agnes Brown, was 29.

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James Adam
1771–1815
Agnes Brown
1769–
Mary Adams
1792–
Janet Adams
1807–1870
William Adam
1794–1842
John Adam
1795–
Elizabeth Adam
1796–1797
Elizabeth Adams
1797–1889
Agness Adams
1798–1811
Lillias Adams
1798–
Martin Adams
1800–1836
James Adam
1802–
David Adams
1803–
George Thomas Adams
1804–1880
Elizabeth Adams
1806–1889
John Adam
1809–1868

Sources (2)

  • 22/06/1798 Adam, Lillias (O.P.R. Births 689/00 0090 0312 Inveresk and Musselburgh, p. 89)
  • Church of Scotland, Inveresk Parish.

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In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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