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John Thomas Mail                          1855-1942             Mary Ann "Polly" Adamson         1858-1924



John was born on 8 November 1855, the son of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop, at Monkwearmouth, County Durham. He married Mary Ann Adamson.




"Polly" was born on 4 June 1858, the daughter of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson, at Bishopwearmouth, County Durham.
I have identified the following children:
  William Percy Born 10 Oct 1877   Sunderland
Ethel Mary Born 9 Mar 1880   Sunderland
Florence May Born 30 May 1882   Sunderland Married James Breach
John Stanley Born 27 Apr 1884   Sunderland
Marion Adamson Born 14 Aug 1886   Sunderland Married William Leslie Tod
Muriel Adamson Born 15 Feb 1890   Sunderland
Frank Oswald Born 5 Feb 1894   Sunderland
Evelyn Marjori Adamson Born 7 Jan 1899   Sunderland

Birth of Parents
John Thomas Mail b: 8 Nov 1855           Monkwearmouth
son of Magnus Mail and Eleanora Burnop

Mary Ann Adamson b: 4 Jun 1858           Bishopwearmouth
daughter of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson

Marriage
1877
John Thomas Mail
Mary Ann Adamson
  Gateshead       1877 2Q Gateshead 10a 945
Father Magnus Mail, Marine Superintendent
Father: William Adamson, Shipowner

Children
William Percy Mail b: 10 Oct 1877           Sunderland       1877 4Q Sunderland 10a 607
son of John Mail and Mary Ann Adamson
Ethel Mary Mail b: 9 Mar 1880           Sunderland       1880 1Q Sunderland 10a 540
daughter of John Mail and Mary Ann Adamson
1881 Census RG11-4994 4 April 1881 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
6 Alice Street
John T. Mail
Mary A. (Wife)
William P.
Ethel M.
Plus 1 Servant
Age 25
Age 22
Age 3
Age 1
Shipowner's Clerk Monkwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Durham
Durham
8 Nov 1855
4 Jun 1858
10 Oct 1877
9 Mar 1880

Florence May Mail b: 30 May 1882           Sunderland       1882 3Q Sunderland 10a 585
daughter of John Mail and Mary Ann Adamson
John Stanley Mail b: 27 Apr 1884           Sunderland       1884 2Q Sunderland 10a 683
son of John Mail and Mary Ann Adamson
Marion Adamson Mail b: 14 Aug 1886           Sunderland       1886 3Q Sunderland 10a 675
daughter of John Mail and Mary Ann Adamson
Muriel Adamson Mail b: 15 Feb 1890           Sunderland       1890 1Q Sunderland 10a 610
daughter of John Mail and Mary Ann Adamson

1891 Census RG12-4134 6 Apr 1891 Sunderland, County Durham
4 Park Road
John T. Mail
Mary Ann (Wife)
William P.
Ethel M.
Florence M.
John S.
Marion A.
Muriel A.
Plus 2 Servants
Age 35
Age 32
Age 13
Age 11
Age 8
Age 6
Age 4
Age 1
Shipowner's Clerk Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
8 Nov 1855
4 Jun 1858
10 Oct 1877
9 Mar 1880
30 May 1882
27 Apr 1884
14 Aug 1886
15 Feb 1890

Polly and six children.

Frank Oswald Mail b: 5 Feb 1894           Sunderland       1894 1Q Sunderland 10a 619
son of John Mail and Mary Ann Adamson
Evelyn Marjori Adamson Mail b: 7 Jan 1899           Sunderland       1899 1Q Sunderland 10a 634
daughter of John Mail and Mary Ann Adamson

1901 Census RG13-4716 1 Apr 1901 Sunderland, County Durham
4 Park Road
John T. Mail
Mary A. (Wife)
William P. (s)
Ethel M. (s)
Florence M.
John S.
Marion A.
Muriel A.
Frank O.
Evelyn M.
Age 45
Age 42
Age 23
Age 21
Age 18
Age 16
Age 14
Age 11
Age 7
Age 2
Steamship Manager

Ship Broker


App. Marine Engine
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
8 Nov 1855
4 Jun 1858
10 Oct 1877
9 Mar 1880
30 May 1882
27 Apr 1884
14 Aug 1886
15 Feb 1890
5 Feb 1894
7 Jan 1899

1911 Census RG14-29 3 April 1911 Dilston, Corbridge, Northumberland
Roecliff Lodge   (15 Rooms)
John Thomas Mail
Mary Ann (Wife)
William Percy (Son)
Ethel Mary (Dau)
Florence May (Dau)
Marion Adamson (Dau)
Muriel Adamson (Dau)
Frank Oswald (Son)
Evelyn Marjori (Dau)
Plus 2 Servants
Age 55
Age 52
Age 33
Age 31
Age 28
Age 24
Age 21
Age 17
Age 12
Steamship Manager

Steamship Manager
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
8 Nov 1855
4 Jun 1858
10 Oct 1877
9 Mar 1880
30 May 1882
14 Aug 1886
15 Feb 1890
5 Feb 1894
7 Jan 1899
Mary Ann had Eight children, and all are still living.

IN Memory of
SECOND LIEUTENANT FRANK OSWALD MAIL
78th Bde., ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
WHO DIED AGE 24
ON 9 OCT 1918

SON OF JOHN T. and MARY A. MAIL,
of ROECLIFF LODGE,
CORBRIDGE, NORTHUMBERLAND

REMEMBERED WITH HONOR
HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY,
Nord, France

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
 
ROECLIFF LODGE, CORBRIDGE, NORTHUMBERLAND

Death
Mary Ann (Adamson) Mail Died 28 Nov 1924   Corbridge, Northumberland

NEWCASTLE   13 Jul 1925                         Probate
MAIL, Mary Ann - of Roecliff Lodge, Corbridge, Northumberland (wife of John Thomas Mail), died 28 November 1924, Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 13 July, to the said John Thomas Mail, shipowner, and William Percy Mail, shipbroker.   Effects £20,281 16s. 2d.

Death
John Thomas Mail Died 21 Mar 1942

LLANDUDNO   19 Sep 1942                         Probate
MAIL, John Thomas - of Roecliff Lodge, Corbridge, Northumberland, died 21 March 1942, Probate Llandudno, 19 September, to William Percy Mail, retired steamship manager, Marion Adamson Tod (wife of William Leslie Tod), and Muriel Adamson Mail, spinster.   Effects £31,367 13s. 5d.

SPECIAL THANKS  to M. Jorgensen, of Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, a descendant of John Adamson (1852-1933), and also to Brian W. L. Tod, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the grandson of William Leslie Tod and Marion Adamson Mail, for many of the details, and the photos, provided above.