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William Adamson                       1815-1884
William was born on on 10 August 1815, the son of Willaim Adamson and Mary Shields, at Easington, Yorkshire. He married Mary Ann Robinson in 1845. He died on 4 March 1884.


Mary Ann Robinson                  1825-1858
Mary Ann was born about 1825, the daughter of William Robinson and Christiana Trattles, at Easington, Yorkshire. She died on 23 September 1858.
I have identified the following children:
  Ann Born 18 Apr 1846   Sunderland Married Rev. Horsfall
M. L. Wooler
Robert Born 5 Oct 1847   Sunderland  
William Born 3 Dec 1848   Sunderland Married Eliza Bage
Mary Ann Born 13 Aug 1850   Sunderland Died 5 Apr 1854
John Born 26 Apr 1852   Whitburn Married Mary Burnop Mail
Thomas Born 4 Feb 1854   Sunderland Married Elizabeth ?
David Born 29 Mar 1855   Sunderland Married Sarah Hay Robson
James Born 9 Dec 1856   Sunderland Married Jane Foster Taylor
Mary Ann "Polly" Born 4 Jun 1858   Sunderland Married John Thomas Mail

Birth of Parents
William Adamson b: 10 Aug 1815  c: 4 Nov 1815             Easington, near Guisborough, Yorkshire
son of Willaim Adamson and Mary Shields, Roecliff, Alum Workman

Roecliff, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Robinson b: abt 1825  c: 25 May 1825               Easington, near Guisborough, Yorkshire
daughter of William Robinson and Christiana Trattles

Marriage
23 Jun 1845
William Adamson
Mary Ann Robinson
Bishopwearmouth Parish Church       1845 2Q Sunderland 24 275
Bachelor, Pallion, Mariner, Father: William Adamson
Spinster, Pallion, Father: William Robinson, Blacksmith
After Banns, Witness: Thomas Adamson, Charlott Adamson

Children
Ann Adamson b: 18 Apr 1846             Sunderland, County Durham       1846 2Q Sunderland 24 301
daughter of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson
Robert Adamson b: 5 Oct 1847             Sunderland, County Durham       1847 4Q Sunderland 24 279
son of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson
William Adamson b: 3 Dec 1848             Sunderland, County Durham       1848 4Q Sunderland 24 302
son of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson
Mary Ann Adamson b: 13 Aug 1850  c: 24 Jun 1858   Sunderland, County Durham   1850 4Q Sunderland 24 337
daughter of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson         Died 5 Apr 1854

1851 Census HO 107/2395 31 Mar 1851 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
1 Hedley Street
William Adamson
Mary Ann (Wife)
Ann
Robert
Mary
Sarah Robinson (Visitor)
Plus 1 Servant
Age 32
Age 25
Age 4
Age 3
Age 7 Mon.
Age 20
Mariner Easington
Easington
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Easington
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Durham
Durham
Durham
Yorkshire
10 Aug 1815
abt 1825
18 Apr 1846
5 Oct 1847
13 Aug 1850
abt 1830
              Sarah Robinson is Mary Ann's sister.

John Adamson b: 26 Apr 1852             Bishopwearmouth, County Durham       1852 2Q Sunderland 10a 289
son of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson, 1 Hedley Street, Ship Owner
Thomas Adamson b: 4 Feb 1854             Sunderland, County Durham       1854 1Q Sunderland 24 279
son of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson           Died 25 Dec 1890
David Adamson b: 29 Mar 1855             Sunderland, County Durham       1855 2Q Sunderland 24 354
son of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson
James Adamson b: 9 Dec 1856  c: 9 Nov 1858   Bishopwearmouth, County Durham   1856 4Q Sunderland 24 361
son of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson
Mary Ann Adamson b: 4 Jun 1858             Sunderland, County Durham       1858 3Q Sunderland 24 569
daughter of William Adamson and Mary Ann Robinson

Death
Mary Ann (Robinson) Adamson Died 23 Sep 1858, Age 33,  at 40 Fawcett Street           Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
Informant: Ann Adamson, 68 Clarence Grove, Liverpool     1858 3Q Sunderland 10a 233

1861 Census RG9-3771 8 April 1861 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
40 Fawcett Street
William Adamson (Widr)
Ann
Robert
William
John
Thomas
David
James
Mary Ann
John   (Bro) (M)
Ann  (Sis) (M)
Edith   (Niece)
M. Vinicomb (Visitor) (M)
Christina Robinson (Sis)
Frances Robinson
Plus 2 Servants
Age 45
Age 14
Age 13
Age 12
Age 8
Age 7
Age 6
Age 4
Age 2
Age 42
Age 31
Age 1
Age 58
Age 19
Age 27
Shipowner
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Shipowner
Rocliff
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Rocliff

Liverpool
Portsmouth
Rocliff
Whitby
Cumberland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham

Kent
Lancaster
Hants

Yorkshire
10 Aug1815
18 Apr 1846
5 Oct 1847
3 Dec 1848
26 Apr 1852
4 Feb 1854
29 Mar 1855
9 Dec 1856
4 Jun 1858
abt 1818
abt 1829
abt 1859
abt 1802
abt 1842
abt 1833

1871 Census RG10-5004 3 April 1871 South Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
40 Fawcett Street
William Adamson (Widr)
William
Thomas
James
Mary Ann
Plus 3 Servants
Age 53
Age 22
Age 17
Age 14
Age 13
Shipowner
Accountant's Clerk
Ship Broker's Clerk
Scholar
Scholar
Rocliff
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Cumberland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
10 Aug 1815
3 Dec 1848
4 Feb 1854
9 Dec 1856
4 Jun 1858

1881 Census RG11-4993 4 April 1881 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
40 Fawcett Street
William Adamson (Widr)
William (u)
Thomas (u)
David (u)
James (u)
Bessie Levers (Visitor) (u)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 64
Age 31
Age 27
Age 26
Age 25
Age 34
Shipowner
Shipshusband
Master Mariner
Master Mariner
Store Dealer Ship (Chandler)
Cook
Rocliff
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Easington
York
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
10 Aug 1815
3 Dec 1848
4 Feb 1854
29 Mar 1855
9 Dec 1856
abt 1846

Death
William Adamson Died 4 March 1884, Age 84,  at 40 Fawcett Street           Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
Informant: William Adamson, Son, 6 Salem Hill, Sunderland     1884 1Q Sunderland 10a 321

DURHAM   1 Apr 1884                         Probate
ADAMSON, William - The Will of William Adamson, late of 40 Fawcett-street, Bishopwearmouth, in the Borough of Sunderland, in the County of Durham, Shipowner, who died 4 March 1884, at 40 Fawcett-street, was proved at Durham, by John Adamson, of Whitburn in the said county, Shipowner, the Son, the sole Executor.   Effects £105,432 18s.

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.