John Beveridge Adamson

10 August 1827–28 December 1915 (Age 88)
Crossgates, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John Beveridge

When John Beveridge Adamson was born on 10 August 1827, in Crossgates, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Adamson, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Beveridge, was 31. He married Ann Haines on 11 March 1856, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 28 December 1915, at the age of 88, and was buried in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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John Beveridge Adamson
Ann Haines
Marriage: 11 March 1856
John Beveridge Adamson
William Haines Adamson
Lydia Adamson
Claudia Adamson
Henry Robert George Adamson
Ross Fifeshire Adamson

Spouse and Children

11 March 1856
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


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    William Haines Adamson


    Lydia Adamson



    Henry Robert George Adamson


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Australia is claimed as British territory.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 5

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 27

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Common patronymic form of Adam , especially in Scotland, where the name is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In the U.S., this form may also have absorbed some patronymic forms of Adam in various other languages. Compare Adams .

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

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