The Adam Family
An historical and photographic perspective

James Adam & Mary Thom | Charles Adam & Janet Thom | Agnes Adam & Robert Russell

William Thom Adam's family and the Mormon Migration

Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

The Waugh Family Library

Jacobite Memoirs of the Rebellion of 1745 by Rev. Robert Forbes (2MB pdf)
The Works of the Rev. William Thom, Late Minister of Govan, 1799 (29 MB pdf)
Memoirs of William Laird Adam, 1903 (33 MB pdf)

Map showing Kilsyth and Colziumbea (upper right) just to the North of the Antonine Wall
Map showing Kilsyth and Colziumbea (upper right) just to the North of the Antonine Wall
William Roy, Military Survey of Scotland, 1745-55

James Adam & Mary Thom
Born: ? Born: April 14, 1723
Place: ? Place: Burnhead, New Monkland, Lanarkshire
Married: Feb 6, 1748
Place: Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
Died: ? Died: ?
Place: Kilsyth? Place: Kilsyth?
Buried: Buried:

James Adam (who may have been James Macdonald) and Mary Thom were married on Feb 6, 1748, in Colziumbea, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, just three years after The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. Colziumbea was the site of a Roman Fort. Mary Thom was from "Auchinock in the parish of Wester Lawrie" (although there is an Auchinlock in Kylsyth Parish just to the east of Colziumbea). They had at least seven children: James (born Dec 18, 1748 in Colziumbea); Margaret (born June 29, 1750); Unnamed (July 29, 1753); William (born Sept 7, 1755); CHARLES (born March 20, 1760 in Colziumbea); Janet (born Oct 24, 1762); and Andrew (born Dec 16, 1764). - Scotland's People

James Adam and Mary Thom were living in Banton, Kilsyth when Mary's brother the Rev. William Thom died in 1790.

 

Children Born Place Died Place
James Dec 18, 1748 Colziumbea, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire    
Margaret June 29, 1750 Kilsyth, Stirlingshire    
Unnamed July 29, 1753 Kilsyth, Stirlingshire    
William Sept 7, 1755 Kilsyth, Stirlingshire    
CHARLES March 20, 1760 Colziumbea, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire Feb 2, 1825 (?) Glasgow
Janet Oct 24, 1762 Kilsyth, Stirlingshire    
Andrew Dec 16, 1764 Kilsyth, Stirlingshire    

Colzium was the seat of the Lord of Kylsyth. "William Livingstone became the third Viscount of Kilsyth in 1706. In 1715 the pro-Jacobite Kilsyth, in the year of the first Jacobite uprising, aligned himself with the Earl of Mar and was present at the battle of Sheriffmuir. As a result he fled the country and took up residence in Rome in April 1716. He died there in 1733 and with him the Kilsyth title."

The Jacobites

Charles Adam was probably named after Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie
Bonnie Prince Charlie

 

Memoirs of William Laird Adam

A tradition existed in our family that we originally sprang from the Macdonalds of the Isles, that three of that clan came to the lowlands, the better to conceal themselves, and changed their names to Adam, probably on account of their adhesion to the cause of Prince Charlie. One of them became a retainer of the Lord Kelsythe who was attacked for loyalty to the Pretender and had to flee to France for his life, and whose property was confiscated (Ed. note: in 1716).  My grandfather came from Kelsythe and my grandmother was of the Thom family, of whom Minister Thom of Gavin (should read "Govan") became famous for his eccentricities, so all our family had a warm side for the unfortunate Pretender.

- from the Memoirs of William Laird Adam (grandson of Charles Adam and Janet Thom and great grandson of James Adam and Mary Thom)  Memoirs of William Laird Adam, California Pioneer, 1836-1903, Chapter I, 1836-1850, What I Remember of Scotland

When King James VII of Scotland died in 1700, Louis XIV of France gave his word and his support to the cause of his son, James VIII, or the "pretender" as he was known to his enemies. For a long time, the Jacobites as James supporters were called, (from the Latin for James "Jacobus"), envisaged him back from exile and in Scotland rallying his faithful subjects to his standard, and then at the head of a huge Franco- Scottish army marching south to England to regain his English crown. This was first attempted in 1708, but patrolling English warships in the Firth of Forth prevented a landing. The next attempt came in 1715 when the German King George I was on the throne, and Scotland had been unsteadily "allied" to England for eight years. The cause of King James to claim back the Scottish throne had support mainly in the Highlands, but there were still many people ready to fight for James in the Lowland areas too. However not all the nation was in favour of a restoration of the exiled Stewarts. whilst there was a great deal of resentment against England because of the recent union and the way it had been brought about, there were also powerful religious arguments which divided opinions, briefly, the Roman Catholics were for James as were the Episcopalians, whilst the Presbyterians were resolutely opposed to him.

The Clan Campbell, or the house of Argyll, had been used to a great extent by the English Government in the subjugation of surrounding clans, and the Campbell's policy of gaining wealth, power and status by such means had earned them bitter hatred. This made enemies of the Clan join the Jacobites, Stewarts, MacDonalds, MacPhersons and Robertsons all opposed the Campbells and as such formed the core of Jacobite strength in the Highlands in 1689, 1715, 1719 and 1745. - from ScotWars - Scottish Military History & Re-enactment

 

 

The Thom Family of Burnhead, New Monkland

DNA: Glenda Waugh has an ancestry DNA match with S.R. and kauffman6214 who have James Thom and Margaret Watt in their tree.

It appears as those the Thom family was living at Burnhead from at least 1617 (death of Margaret Howie relict of John Thom) and 1767 (the birth of Janet Thom, daughter of James Thom and Agnes Chalmers). Between these dates we know that John Thom (father of James Thom) filed a Testament in the Hamilton & Campsie Commissary Court on Feb 24, 1725.

In his memoirs, William Laird Adam indicates that his grandmother was of the same Thom family as the Rev. William Thom. The Rev. William Thom identified three of his sisters in his will as Mary (spouse of James Adam in Banton, Kilsyth), Janet (relict of Charles Handyside) and Margaret. The marriage certificate for Janet Thom and Charles Handyside identify Janet's father as "the deceased James Thom of Burnhead in the Parish of East Monkland". The parents of Mary, Janet, Margaret and William were James Thom and Margaret Watt. James Thom and Margaret Watt's grandson James (son of James Thom and Janet Martin) married Agnes Chalmers and they had a daughter Janet who married Charles Adam (son of James Adam and Mary Thom)...

Map showing Airdrie and Burnhead (upper right), William Forrest, 1816
Map showing Airdrie and Burnhead (upper right), William Forrest, 1816

Mary Thom's parents were James Thom and Margret Watt. James Thom's father may have been John Thom of Burnhead. John Thom of Burnhead filed a Testament in the Hamilton & Campsie Commissary Court on Feb 24, 1725. In it, he names James Thome "my eldest" as his sole executor (see bottom of page 2). Reference is also made to William Thome "my youngest" (middle of page 3). There was a William Thom born in Cumbernauld on Oct 16, 1690, with parents John Thom and Margaret Watt.

"James Thom my eldest"
"James Thom my eldest"
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There was also a Margaret Howie, relict of John Thome, in Burnheid, parish of Monkland, who died on May 19, 1617.

Howie, Margaret, relict of John Thome, in Burneheid, par. of Monkland, 19 May 1617
Howie, Margaret, relict of John Thome, in Burneheid, par. of Monkland, 19 May 1617
From Commissariot Record of Hamilton and Campsie, Register of Testaments, 1564-1800

 

James Thom & Margaret Watt

James Thom and Margaret Watt had at least eight children born in New Monkland: James (born Dec 28, 1707, in Burnhead); Robert (born Dec 24, 1710); Andrew (born Dec 28, 1712); Mary (born Dec 2, 1716); Joseph (born June 22, 1718); Margret (born Dec 25, 1720, in Burnhead); Mary (born April 14, 1723, in Burnhead); and Janet (born June 1, 1727, in Burnhead) - Scotland's People William Thom was probably born sometime between 1707 and 1710 and his birth may not have been recorded.

James Thom & Janet Martin | William Thom & Grizel Scot | Margaret Thom & John Fairlie | Mary Thom & James Adam
Janet Thom & Charles Handyside

James Thom of Burnhead and Margret Wat a daughter called Mary
James Thom of Burnhead and Margret Wat a daughter called Mary
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William Thom, Minister of Govan Parish from 1748-1790

The Rev. William Thom's Last Will and Testament identified three living sisters: Margaret Thom Widow of John Fairlie farmer in Kilsyth, Mary Thom spouse of James Adam in Banton and him for his interest, And Janet Thom relict of Charles Handyside Brewer in Bridgeness Which Margaret, Mary and Janet Thom are Sisters Germain and nearest in kin of the deceast Mr. William Thom, Minister of Govan... - From the Will of William Thom, 1790

Map showing Kilsyth and Banton, John Grassom, 1817
Map showing Kilsyth and Banton, John Grassom, 1817

There was an Andrew Adam of Banton who died on Sept 24, 1842 at the age of 50. - Scotland's People He may be the grandson of our Andrew born Dec 16, 1764.  He married Jean Burns on Dec 20, 1817, and was living in Banton with Jean on the 1841 Scotland Census. His occupation was "spirit dealer". Other Adams living in Banton in 1841 included Janet (born about 1781). A John Adam, spirit dealer (born about 1793) was living nearby at Auchinvelley. There were also other Adams nearby at Townhead.

 

Margaret Thom & John Fairlie

Margaret Thom (from Old Monkland) married John Fairlie in New Monkland on Nov 22, 1737. They had at least six children: George and Janet (twins born Dec 17, 1738); Alexander (born April 16, 1749); Andrew (born March 15, 1752); Margaret (born July 9, 1755); and Margaret (born Sept 24, 1758), all born in Kilsyth. - Scotland's People

 

Janet Thom & Charles Handyside

May 31, 1755, Charles Handyside Brewer in Bridgeness in the Parish of Carrin, and Janet Thom, daughter to the deceased James Thom
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May 31, 1755, Charles Handyside Brewer in Bridgeness in the Parish of Carrin, and Janet Thom, daughter to the deceased James Thom of Burnhead in the Parish of East Monkland, and present in this parish, booked their names for proclamation in order to marriage.

Janet Thom (daughter of the deceased James Thom of Burnhead in the Parish of East Monkland) married Charles Handyside in Kilsyth Parish on June 11, 1755. They had at least ten children: James (born Feb 28, 1756); Margaret (born July 31, 1757); William (born Nov 26, 1758); Mary (born June 7, 1761); Janet (born July 8, 1762); Anne (born Nov 4, 1763); Charles (born Jan 6, 1766); Mary (born March 14, 1768); and Agnes & Grizel (twins born May 15, 1769), all born in Carriden (or Carrin) Parish. - Scotland's People

 

James Thom & Janet Martin

James Thom (son of James Thom and Margret Watt born Nov 28, 1707) married Janet Martin (daughter of James Martin and Jean McGie) on April 17, 1732, in New Monkland. James Thom and Janet Martin had at least six children born in New Monkland: James (born July 1, 1733, in Burnhead); John (born Feb 1, 1736); William (born Jan 14, 1739); Robert (born Jan 23, 1743, in Burnhead); Andrew (born Aug 4, 1745); and Joseph (born July 24, 1748). - Scotland's People One of the witnesses for the birth of Robert Thom in Burnhead was John Thom.

James Thom & Agnes Chalmers | John Thom & Ann Forsyth | William Thom & Janet Auld

James Thome and Margaret (should read Janet) Martin in Burnhead a son named James
James Thome and Margaret (should read Janet) Martin in Burnhead a son named James
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James Thom & Agnes Chalmers

James Thom (son of James Thom and Janet Martin) and Agnes Chalmers were married in Dec, 1761, (ancestry.com) and had at least four children: John (born April 19, 1763, in Burnhead); Robert (born March 10, 1765); Janet (born March 3, 1767, in Burnhead); and Agnes (born July 9, 1769). - Scotland's People

Janet Thom & Charles Adam

 

John Thom & Ann Forsyth

John Thom (son of James Thom and Janet Martin, born Feb 1, 1736) married Agnes Forsyth (daughter of John Forsyth and Anne Thom). They may have had at least three children: Isobel (born  Sept 7, 1769); Hugh (born Sept 26, 1762); and Janet (born Sept 9, 1764). Janet may have married Robert Russell. Robert Russell (son of Janet Thom and Robert Russell) married Agnes Adam (daughter of Charles Adam and Janet Thom).

Isobel Thom & John Hamilton | Janet Thom & Robert Russell

See The Russell Family...

 

William Thom, Minister of Govan Parish from 1748-1790

 

 

 Kilsyth Parish

KILSYTH - This parish was commonly called Monyabroch till after the Reformation, but a large part of the district forming the parish was called Kelvesyth as early as the beginning of the thirteenth century. The latter name may be held as descriptive of the parish, which consists of a long, narrow valley, watered by the Kelvyn, with a tract of hill and moorland on the north. The bottom of the valley was of old occupied by a series of lochs, of which the town-head loch (though partly artificial) and Dullatur Bog are remains. - from Origines parochiales Scotiae : the antiquities ecclesiastical and territorial of the parishes of Scotland

Map showing Kilsyth, Bar Hill Fort and Croy Hill Fort on the Antonine Wall
Map showing Kilsyth, Bar Hill Fort and Croy Hill Fort on the Antonine Wall
William Roy, Military Antiquities of the Romans in North Britain, 1793

 RCAHMS Site Record for Colziumbea
RCAHMS Site Record for Bar Hill Roman Fort| RCAHMS Site Record for Croy Hill Roman Fort

The battle of Kilsyth was the largest battle to be fought between Scottish Royalist and Government Troops during the Civil War period. It was the sixth battle of the campaign of the Marquis of Montrose on behalf of Charles I and was to be his last victory. The battle was a crushing defeat for the Covenanters (Scottish Presbyterians opposed to interference by the Stuart Kings in the affairs of the Church of Scotland) who reportedly lost of more than half of their army. This loss left no effective Covenanter force in Scotland and resulted in the Scottish Parliament recalling a Scottish Regiment from the fighting in England. However, their dramatic victory at Kilysth had little long term effect for the Royalist cause, and Montrose, unable to raise much support in the Lowlands, was defeated at Philiphaugh in September 1645. The victory at Kilsyth had already come too late for Charles 1, whose defeat at Naseby in June had effectively ended his ability to continue his campaign.

Historic Scotland, Inventory of Historic Battlefields - Kilsyth

Forasmuch as the estates of parliament, taking into consideration that they by their act of 18 April upon the supplication of Sir James Livingstone of Kilsyth have continued all further proceeding and pronouncing of doom and sentence against Thomas Liddell, John Duncan, John and William Adam in Phinnochehauche, tenants to the laird of Kilsyth, in the process of theft wherein they are convicted by an assize before the sheriff of Stirling and his deputes for stealing some few sheep until 2 May next to come... - from Act [Sir James Livingstone], laird of Kilsyth and his tenants, National Archives of Scotland, 1648/3/93

William Livingstone became the third Viscount of Kilsyth in 1706. In 1715 the pro-Jacobite Kilsyth, in the year of the first Jacobite uprising, aligned himself with the Earl of Mar and was present at the battle of Sheriffmuir. As a result he fled the country and took up residence in Rome in April 1716. He died there in 1733 and with him the Kilsyth title. From the Statistical record: "Livingston, Viscount of Kilsyth, a branch of the Linlithgow family was at that time, and till the year 1715, the chief proprietor of this parish. There are the ruins of three mansion-houses which were occupied by the chief, or by branches of the family at Colzium (copper hill) where, in a modern house, near the ruins of the old castle, the present proprietor, Sir Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath, Bart, resides; at Dovecotwood, where there is a fragment of a very strong castle in a commanding situation, over-looking the town of Kilsyth; and in the town of Kilsyth, where there is the latest inhabited of the castles, of date 1655, which is still pretty entire: it was formerly surrounded with gardens and lofty trees, but is now inhabited by many poor families. William Livingstone, Lord Kilsyth, joined the rebels in 1715, and lost at once his property and home. The room and bed-closet are still, shown, in which Charles Edward spent a night. The unfortunate laird, after the failure of the Chevalier's enterprize, fled into Flanders, whence he never returned, unless, as is said, in disguise." - from William Livingston, Lord Kilsyth, www.paperclip.org.uk

Historic Scotland, Inventory of Historic Battlefields - Sheriffmuir

During the 1730’s, the Parish was stricken by a number of natural disasters. In 1733, 60 people died of pneumatic fever in a period of just 3 weeks and later that year violent rainstorms swept away houses, drowned livestock and destroyed most of the cornfields in the parish. Many people were on the brink of starvation. Such times of adversity brought people closer to God. During a series of dramatic services in 1742 and 1743 at which James Robe preached, many people acknowledged Christ as their Lord and the entire character of daily life of the people of Kilsyth altered radically. These revival meetings were characterised by hundreds of men and women weeping, moaning and crying out to God for forgiveness. The lasting impact of this revival was in evidence in 1751 when James Robe was able to present to the Kirk Session a list of over 100 people converted at the time who “had maintained a walk and conversation befitting the gospel!” - from Kylsyth Religious Revivals, Kilsyth Community Council

The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745

The Battle of Culloden, Jacobit Uprsing of 1745 by David Morier
The Battle of Culloden, Jacobite Uprsing of 1745 by David Morier

Historic Scotland, Inventory of Historic Battlefields - Culloden

On the 19th December 1745, orders were issued to "get all Stirlingshire in arms immediately". Not all were loyal to the crown: a sweeping warrant was issued to "arrest and detain anyone suspected of Jacobite sympathies". Some 200 men from Kilsyth - a large part of the adult male population - joined the Government as loyal volunteers. Many were fated never to return to their homes and families. Just a few days later, on January 3rd, the main Jacobite army, marching out of Glasgow, passed through Kilsyth en route to Falkirk. One column, led by Lord George, stopped overnight at Cumbernauld. The other, with Prince Charles Stuart, the Young Pretender to the Crown, at its head, stayed overnight in Kilsyth. With their menfolk gone, it is not hard to imagine the terror of the remaining Kilsyth wives and bairns as these wild and undisciplined Highlanders walked boldly and unchallenged into their homes demanding shelter, horses, money and food. - From Bonnie Prince Charlie in Kilsyth

To accelerate a junction with the forces at Perth, the prince (Prince Charles) marched his army form Glasgow on the 4th of January, 1746, in two divisions; one of which, commanded by the prince, took the road to Kilsyth, where it passed the night. Charles himself took up his quarters in Kilsyth house, then belonging to Mr. Campbell of Shawfield. Mr. Campbell's steward, it is said, was ordered to provide every thing necessary for the comfort of the prince, under a promise of payment, but was told next morning that the bill should be allowed o his master at accounting for the rents of Kilsyth, which was a forfeited estate. - From Electric Scotland, The Prince at Glasgow, Battle of Falkirk

A tradition existed in our family that we originally sprang from the Macdonalds of the Isles, that three of that clan came to the lowlands, the better to conceal themselves, and changed their names to Adam, probably on account of their adhesion to the cause of Prince Charlie. One of them became a retainer of the Lord Kelsythe who was attacked for loyalty to the Pretender and had to flee to France for his life, and whose property was confiscated (Ed. note: in 1716). My grandfather came from Kelsythe and my grandmother was of the Thom family, of whom Minister Thom of Gavin (should read "Govan") became famous for his eccentricities, so all our family had a warm side for the unfortunate Pretender. - from the Memoirs of William Laird Adam, California Pioneer, 1836-1903, Chapter I, 1836-1850, What I Remember of Scotland

William Thom, Minister of Govan Parish from 1748-1790

 

Charles Adam & Janet Thom
Born: March 20, 1760 Born: March 3, 1767
Place: Kilsyth, Stirlingshire Place:  Burnhead, New Monkland
Married: about 1788
Place: New Monkland?
Died: Feb 2, 1825 (?)  Died: Before 1854
Place: Glasgow Place:
Buried: Buried:

William Thom Adam & Isobel Laird | William Thom Adam & Margaret Main Thompson
Agnes Adam & Robert Russell | Agnes Adam Russell & Mark Mounsey

William Thom Adam's family and the Mormon Migration
 

Memoirs of William Laird Adam

My grandfather came from Kelsythe and my grandmother was of the Thom family, of whom Minister Thom of Gavin (should read "Govan") became famous for his eccentricities...

- from the Memoirs of William Laird Adam, California Pioneer, 1836-1903, Chapter I, 1836-1850, What I Remember of Scotland

James Thom & Agnes Chalmers

Janet Thom's parents were James Thom (son of James Thom and Janet Martin - see above) and Agnes Chalmers. They were married in Dec, 1761, (ancestry.com) and had at least four children: John (born April 19, 1763, in Burnhead); Robert (born March 10, 1765); Janet (born March 3, 1767, in Burnhead); and Agnes (born July 9, 1769). - Scotland's People

DNA: We have an Ancestry.com match with "fullmerconnie" who has William Thom Adam in her tree. The MRCA (most recent commen ancestor) would be Charles Adam & Janet Thom.

Charles Adam (coal miner) and Janet Thom had at least five children: James (born April 12, 1789, in New Monkland); Agnes (born about 1793); William Thom (born May 26, 1793, in Old Monkland); Mary (born Nov 24, 1795, in Old Monkland); and Margaret (born Sept 15, 1802, in Old Monkland). There was also another Charles Adam and Janet Thom who had children in Forfar (1805-1808), Dunnichen (1809-1814), and Kingoldrum (1820-1824). - from Scotland's People The Kingoldrum Charles Adam was a miller (MI). Charles Adam may have died in Glasgow on Feb 2, 1825, at the age of 60.

 

Children Born Place Died Place
James April 12, 1789 New Monkland, Lanarkshire    
AGNES about 1793 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire April 2, 1877 Chapelhall, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
William Thom May 26, 1793 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire Jan 5, 1875 Gilroy, California, USA
Mary Nov 24, 1795 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire    
Margaret Sept 15, 1802 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire Aug 13, 1875 Chapelhall, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

 

Map showing Coats and the Faskine Coal Work in the Parish of Old Monkland to the East of Glasgow and West of Airdrie, 1816
Map showing Coats and the Faskine Coal Work in the Parish of Old Monkland to the East of Glasgow and West of Airdrie, 1816

When Mary and Margaret were born Charles Adam was a collier in Faskine. Robert Russell was also a collier in Faskine...

1811 ..........

Agnes Adam & Robert Russell

Robert Russell and Agnes Adam were married April 14, 1811, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. They had at least four children: Janet Russell (b. March 8, 1812); Elisabeth Russell (b. Oct 27, 1814); Margaret Russell (b. June 15, 1817); and Robert Russell (b. Sept 4, 1819). Robert Russell died sometime before 1830.

Agnes Adam & Robert Russell

1816 ..........

William Thom Adam & Isobel Laird

William Thom Adam married Isobel Laird on April 21, 1816, in Old Monkland. William T. Adam and Isobel Laird had at least eleven children: Margaret (born Aug 25, 1816); Janet (born Jan 4, 1818, died about 1839); Isabella (born about 1820 - from Findagrave for Margaret Ada Adam Henderson and New Orleans Passenger List); Agnes (born Sept 13, 1821 - from Mormom Pioneer Overland Travel, LDS Church History); Catharine (Katie) (born Aug 3, 1823); Mary (born July 3, 1825); Charles (born July 1, 1827); Jamima (born Nov 16, 1831); Robina (born March 16, 1834); William Laird (born Aug 9, 1836); and Alexander (born June 30, 1839). - Scotland's People

William lawful son of William Adam...
William lawful son of William Adam...
Calder Glen Brewsterford and his Spouse Isabel Laird Born 9th August 1836 and Baptized 21st of said month in said year
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Margaret Adam & David Henderson | Margaret Adam & James Easton | Isabella Adam & Robert Grant | Agnes Adam & James Easton
Catherine Adam & James Patrick  | Mary Adam & William Hamilton | Charles Adam & Margaret Baillie | Charles Adam & Mary McCreath
Jemima Adam & George Easton | William Laird Adam & Elizabeth O'Conner | Alexander Adam & Esther Bradley

William Thom Adam and children Margaret, Isabella, Agnes, Jemima, William Laird and Alexander Adam and the Mormon Migration

 

1830 ..........

Agnes Adam (Russell) & Mark Mounsey

Agnes Adam married Mark Mounsey (son of William Mounsey and Elizabeth Wainwright) on Dec 12, 1830, in Old Monkland (or Coatbridge) Parish. They had at least two children: Agnes Adam (born Oct 9, 1831) and Charles (born Oct 22, 1837).

Agnes Adam Mounsey & William Brotherston | Charles Mounsey & Margaret Kerr

Agnes, daughter of Mark Mounsey, file cutter, and Agnes Adam
Agnes, daughter of Mark Mounsey, file cutter, and Agnes Adam
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1833 ..........

Margaret Adam & David Henderson

Margaret Adam (daughter of William T. Adam and Isobel Laird) married David Henderson on June 23, 1833. They had at least eight children: William McDonald (born Nov 17, 1833, in Coatbridge); Isabel (born about 1835); Margaret Victoria (born about 1837); Charles Adam (born July 21, 1839, in Old Monkland or Coatbridge, and died before 1849); David Glen (born March 28, 1842); Janet Adam (born about 1844); Mary Adam (born about 1847); and Charles Adam (born 1849). - Scotland's People, 1841 Scotland Census and Liverpool to New Orleans Ship List

William McDonald Henderson & Mary Winn | Isabel Henderson & William Nish
Margaret Henderson & Charles Mogeau  | Margaret Henderson & Henry Yager  | David Glen Henderson & Matilda Caroline Hawker
Janet Henderson & Thomas Benjamin Walkinshaw | Janet Henderson & William Brown Roberds
Mary Adam Henderson & Thomas Ashcroft | Mary Adam Henderson & William Levic

David and Margaret Henderson and their children Margaret, David, Janet, Mary and Charles traveled together to Liverpool to New Orleans on Sept 5, 1849. William McDonald Henderson and Isabel Henderson left Liverpool Sept 4, 1850 with their grandfather William Thom Adam, his children Jemima, William and Alexander, his wife Margaret Main Thompson and her brother John.

David Henderson died in the 1849 cholera outbreak in St. Louis, Missouri, and their infant son Charles probably died there, too. After David's death, Margaret married James Easton (husband of her sister Agnes) and had a son named John with him (John would go by the name of John Henderson).

 

1836 ..........

Isabella Adam & Robert Grant

Isabella Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) married Robert Grant on Nov 27, 1836, in Bothwell. The marriage was also registered in his parish of Old Monkland. They had at least four children: John (born Aug 13, 1837, in Bothwell); Isabella (born about 1840); William (born about 1842); and Agnes (born about 1844). Everyone in the family except John died in the 1849 cholera outbreak in St. Louis, Missouri.

John William Grant & Margaret Nish

 

Brewsterford, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

Map showing Swallowhall and Calder Iron Works, John Thomson, 1822
Map showing Swallowhall and Calder Iron Works, John Thomson, 1822

"I, William Laird Adam, first saw the light of day at Old Swallow Haugh near Calder Ironworks"
 

Memoirs of William Laird Adam

I, William Laird Adam, first saw the light of day at Old Swallow Haugh near Calder Ironworks, Parish of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire Scotland August 7th, 1836, and am the eleventh in a family of twelve born to my father Wiliam Thom Adam and Isabella Laird, his wife. My father in his younger days followed the occupation of a coal and ironstone miner, but before he reached middle life he took contracts to take out the minerals and often employed quite a number of men. My mother, being of industrious habit, and with the aid of the older children managed a dairy and kept a shop for the sale of provisions, etc. and both being workers managed to acquire quite a little property long before my recollection.

A tradition existed in our family that we originally sprang from the Macdonalds of the Isles, that three of that clan came to the lowlands, the better to conceal themselves, and changed their names to Adam, probably on account of their adhesion to the cause of Prince Charlie.

- from the Memoirs of William Laird Adam, California Pioneer, 1836-1903, Chapter I, 1836-1850, What I Remember of Scotland

 

1841 ..........

 

1841 Scotland Census - Brewsterford, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
William Thom Adam & Isabel Laird and family
 
Name: William Adam
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1796
Gender: Male
Where born: Lanarkshire, Scotland
   
Civil Parish: Bothwell Holytown
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Brewsterford
Occupation: Grocer
Parish Number: 625
Household Members:
Name Age
William Adam 45
Isabel Adam 46
Agnes Adam 20
Catharine Adam 20
Mary Adam 16
Charles Adam 13
Jennina Adam 9
William Adam 5
Alexander Adam 2

Source Citation: Parish: Bothwell Holytown; ED: 1; Page: 34; Line: 790; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

 

Memoirs of William Laird Adam

Sometimes with our nieces (his cousins) Bell and Margaret Henderson we would get up a show, or theater on a very primative plan. Bell was the leader and door keeper. With some little novelty such as a few gaudy trinkets, bits of colored glass, a piece of broken mirror, string of beads around a cats neck, Maggie dressed in some odd way, and her face painted with keel (red chalk) and black ink, would call attention in an amused voice to the fairies which with the aid of a tallow dip (candle) could be seen around on the walls of our rudely built hut. A pin or button gained admittance, and if the intended visitor had none the door keeper would loan one.

- from the Memoirs of William Laird Adam, California Pioneer, 1836-1903, Chapter I, 1836-1850, What I Remember of Scotland

 

1841 Scotland Census - Brewsterford, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Margaret Adam & David Henderson

Name: David Henderson
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Gender: Male
Where born: Lanarkshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Bothwell Holytown
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Brewsterford
Occupation: Iron M
Parish Number: 625
Household Members:
Name Age
David Henderson 30
Margaret Henderson 24
William Henderson 7
Isabel Henderson 6
Margaret Henderson 3
James Crookstone 3

Source Citation: Parish: Bothwell Holytown; ED: 1; Page: 33; Line: 450; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

1841 Scotland Census - Brewsterford, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Isabella Adam & Robert Grant

Name: Robert Grant
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Gender: Male
Where born: Scotland
   
Civil parish: Bothwell Holytown
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Brewsterford
Occupation: Coal M
Parish Number: 625
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Grant 25
Isabella Grant 21
John Grant 3
Isabella Grant 2

Source Citation: Parish: Bothwell Holytown; ED: 1; Page: 31; Line: 1380; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

1841 Scotland Census - Carnbroe, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Robert Easton & Elizabeth Laird

Name: Robert Easton
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Gender: Male
Where born: Lanarkshire, Scotland
   
Civil parish: Bothwell Holytown
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Carnbroe Upper Row No 24
Occupation: Coal M
Parish Number: 625
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Easton 45
Elizabeth Easton 45
Robert Easton 20
James Easton 15
George Easton 13
Matthew Easton 11
Barbara Easton 15
Margret Easton 7
Jean Easton 7

Source Citation: Parish: Bothwell Holytown; ED: 2; Page: 8; Line: 640; Year: 1841. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested: name, age, gender, profession, and birthplace.

James Easton married both Agnes Adam (in 1844) and Margaret Adam (after the death of David Henderson in 1849) (both are daughters of William Thom Adam & Isobel Laird). George Easton married Jemina Laird Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) on May 12, 1852, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Catherine Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) married James Patrick on Aug 13, 1841, in Old Monkland. They had at least eleven children: Isabella Laird (born May 25, 1842); Alexander (born March 18, 1844 - April 19, 1855); Mary Chapman (born May 10, 1846); William Adam (born Sept 24, 1848); Jemima Adam (born Jan 5, 1851); Charles Adam (born Feb 12, 1854) - Scotland's People and Alexander (born about 1856); Catherine (born about 1858); Annie J. (born about 1860); James Bell (1862-1869); Jemima (born about 1865); and George Adam (1867-1869. - 1861 & 1871 Scotland Census and Jan Laurie, Patrick Family Tree on ancestry.com

Isabella Laird Patrick & Alexander Allan | William Adam Patrick & Mary Jack McCullogh | Charles Adam Patrick & Margaret Weir
Alexander Patrick & Mary Yeats Hikins | Catherine Patrick & Joseph Frew Dickson

 

1842 ..........

Robert Easton was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on April 19, 1842, and Elizabeth Laird was baptized on March 18, 1844. - from List of Names in the Airdrie Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 16th July 1848

 

1843 ..........

"under the banishments of some glib tongued American Mormon elders, father began to talk of emigrating to America"

 

Memoirs of William Laird Adam

But mothers health gradually declined and when I was less than seven years old my sister Janet died, and about one year later mother died of the dropsy that had been her ailment for a long time. Well, what a change occurred then, father often absented himself, and his business was left to the hired help. Sister Jemima was quite young and brother Charles was at college, and to cap it all, father married a young woman, much younger than several of his married daughters - who resented the intrusion. No doubt the younger ones took our cue. Our home was without the recognised head director that was mothers unquestioned due. Business fell off and under the banishments of some glib tongued American Mormon elders, father began to talk of emigrating to America.

 - from the Memoirs of William Laird Adam, California Pioneer, 1836-1903, Chapter I, 1836-1850, What I Remember of Scotland

 

1844 ..........

Agnes Adam & James Easton

Agnes Adam (daughter of William T. Adam and Isobel Laird) married James Easton (son of Robert Easton and Elizabeth Laird from Bothwell born July 23, 1823) on Jan 7, 1844, in Bothwell, Lanarkshire. - FamilySearch.org

Agnes Adam and James Easton had at least six children that survived infancy and the St. Louis Cholera epidemic of 1849: Margaret (born about 1849 in Missouri); Agnes (born about 1852 in Utah); James (born about 1853 in Utah); Charles (born about 1858 in California); Jemima (born in 1859 in California); and John (born about 1861 in California).

James Adam Easton & Nettie Moad

 

Memoirs of William Laird Adam

When I was about eight years old my mother died. She had been ailing quite awhile, perhaps two years, with the dropsy. Before the end came Father did all he could. Dr. Rankin was our family physician and all the skill of the time was employed. When ever a case was reported as having been successfully treated Father would investigate. One man was brought from near Kilsythe who it was reported had cured himself with herbs. He lived with us several months using the same remedies, but without success. (He afterwards died of the disease) Come to think of it, Father must have been a model husband. At that time he was a contractor taking coal and ironstone from the mines for the Bairds of Gartsherrie. He had been a working coal miner in his youth. But he gave that up and stayed at home making it the business of his life to wait on mother.

 - from the Memoirs of William Laird Adam, California Pioneer, 1836-1903, Chapter I, 1836-1850, What I Remember of Scotland

 

Mary Adam & William Hamilton

Mary Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) married William Hamilton in Old Monkland on June 30, 1844. They had at least ten children: Isabella (born about 1847); William (born about 1849); Marion (born 1850); Jemima (born Dec 27, 1852); Robert (born March 8, 1855); Charles (born about 1857); Mary J (born Sept 20, 1859); John (born about 1862); Alexander (born about 1865); and Willimina (born about 1868).

Isabella Hamilton & John Wylie | Mary Jane Hamilton & George Samuel Atkinson | John Hamilton & Agnes Scott
Williamina Hamilton & James Jack

 

Margaret Russell & Elizabeth Russell Wardrobe and Robert Grant & Isabella Adam

Margaret Russell and Elizabeth Russell Wardrobe and her six year old son Andrew, boarded the Norfolk in Liverpool, England on Sept 19, 1844, and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Nov 11, 1844, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Along with the Russell's were Robert Grant and his wife Isabella Adam (Elizabeth and Margaret's cousin and daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) and their family.

SS Norfolk
SS Norfolk
Photo courtesy
John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Australia.

Passenger List of the Norfolk


Robert Grant (29), Isabella (24), John (6), Isabella (2), William (1), Agnes (infant)
Elizabeth Wardrop (29), Andrew Wardrop (6) and Margaret Russell (27).
From New Orleans Passenger Lists 1820-1945, Ancestry.com
See original document

We have no further information on Margaret.

 

Isobel Laird died in about 1844.

 

1845 ..........

William Thom Adam & Margaret Main Thompson

William Thom Adam married Margaret Main Thompson on Feb 23, 1845, in Bothwell, Lanarkshire. They had three children: John Thompson (born about 1853); Agnes (born about 1855); and James (born about 1855), all in California. - Glenda Waugh

John Thompson Adam & Mahala J. Huan

 

1848 ..........

On July 16, 1848, William (Laird?) Adam(s) was baptized by R. Russell (probably Robert Russell) in the Airdrie Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. - from List of Names in the Airdrie Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 16th July 1848

 

1849 ..........

Robert Easton may have died on Feb 8, 1849, in Airdrie, New Monkland, Scotland.

Margaret Adam & David Henderson

Margaret Adam Henderson
Margaret Adam Henderson
Photo courtesy Chloe Perdew

Margaret Adam and David Henderson and five of their children (Margaret, David, Janet, Mary Adam and Charles Adam) boarded the ship Berlin in Liverpool on Sept 5, 1849, and arrived into New Orleans, Louisiana, on Oct 23, 1849. Their children Isabella and William would follow the following year with Margaret's father (William Thom Adam).

". . .The ship Berlin sailed for New Orleans on the 5th day of September, carrying 253 souls of the Latter-day Saints. . . ."

David Henderson (38), Margaret (33), David (12), David (7), Janet (5), Mary (2) and Charles (infant)
David Henderson (38), Margaret (33), David (12), David (7), Janet (5), Mary (2) and Charles (infant)
The 12 year old would be Margaret not David
From New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945, Ancestry.com

Robert and Isabella Adam Grant and two of their children died at Gravois Coal Diggings near St. Louis, Missouri, sometime in June or July, 1849, during the city's cholera outbreak. - from A Mournful Elegy on the Unfortunate Victims, Who Fell Sacrifices to the Ravages of That Fell Destroyer, the Asiatic Cholera, at the Gravois Coal Diggings, Near St. Louis, Mo., June and July, 1849 by John Russel, teacher in the doomed district.

"Isabella, 5, daughter of James Easton", was also recorded as dying in the cholera epidemic at Gravois near St. Louis, Missouri, in the summer of 1849. -  from Karen Bray Keeley, Findagrave.com and A Mournful Elegy on the Unfortunate Victims, Who Fell Sacrifices to the Ravages of That Fell Destroyer, the Asiatic Cholera, at the Gravois Coal Diggings, Near St. Louis, Mo., June and July, 1849 by John Russel, teacher in the doomed district.

 

1850 ..........

Charles Adam (son of William T. Adam and Isobel Laird) received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Glasgow.

William Thom Adam

"that was the last we seen of any of our kin in Scotland"

Memoirs of William Laird Adam

After awhile the time arrived that we should make departure for the "land of promise". For some time Father had been making preparation, getting tools of different kinds together such as he supposed would be indispensible for settlement in the new country to work in iron or wood. Six large chests were made to stow everything in. Early in September 1850 we took a steamer at the Broomielaw for Liverpool where we took ship to cross the Atlantic. Charles came with us to Liverpool and the voyage was made mostly in the night. We all stayed on deck as long as we could see any trace of Scotland. Next morning we went on board the sailing vessel "North Atlantic", one thousand tons burden, then considered a large ship. Next day Charles went back home and that was the last we seen of any of our kin in Scotland.

- from The Memoirs of William Laird Adam, California Pioneer, 1836-1903, Chapter II, 1850 at age 14, Voyage from Liverpool to New Orleans thence up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri

William T. Adam and three of his children (William, Jemima and Alexander) departed Liverpool aboard the North Atlantic on Sept 4, 1850, and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Nov 1, 1850, (destined for St. Louis, Missouri). Also joining William on this voyage were his grandchildren  Isabella and William Henderson (children of his daughter Margaret Adam and David Henderson) as well as his new young wife Margaret Thompson (29) and her brother John (22).

William Adam (54), Jemina (18), William (14) and Alexander (11).
William Adam (54), Jemina (18), William (14) and Alexander (11).
See original document

"EMIGRATION. -- The ship North Atlantic sailed from Liverpool on the morning of the 4th of September, carrying 357 souls of the Latter-day Saints, under the presidency of Elder David Sudworth. Their destination is the Great Salt Lake Valley, via New Orleans, St. Louis, and Council Bluffs. . . ."

"ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC. -- The ship North Atlantic, which sailed form this port September the 4th, arrived at New Orleans on the 1st day of November. The passage was rather lengthy but safe and pleasant. There were two deaths -- Betty Hulme, aged 63, Katren Bonner, aged 3 years. There was one baptized during the voyage, Ann Burton, from Whaploade, Lincolnshire, on the 15th of September. Two infants were born during the voyage. . . ."

"FORTY NINTH COMPANY. -- North Atlantic, 357 souls. On Wednesday morning, September 4th, 1850, the ship North Atlantic sailed from Liverpool, carrying three hundred and fifty-seven Saints, including children, under the presidency of Elder David Sudworth. After a rather lengthy, but safe and pleasant passage, the company arrived in New Orleans, November 1st. There were two deaths on board, namely, Betty Hulme, aged sixty-three, and Katren Bonner, aged three years. One was added to the Church by baptism during the voyage, namely, Ann Burton, from Lincolnshire, England; she was baptized September 15th. Two infants were born on the ocean. From New Orleans the emigrants continued their journey up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri. (Millennial Star, Vol. XII, pages 298, 376.)" "Wed. 4. [Sep 1850] -- The ship North Atlantic sailed from Liverpool, England, with 357 Saints, under the presidency of David Sudworth and Hamilton G. Park. It arrived at New Orleans Nov. 1st."

- from Liverpool to New Orleans, Sept 4, 1850

 

William Laird Adam
William Laird Adam
 

Memoirs of William Laird Adam, 1903 (33 MB pdf)

Introduction by Donald M. Prentice
Chapter I, 1836-1850, What I Remember of Scotland
Chapter II, 1850 at age 14, Voyage from Liverpool to New Orleans thence up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri
Chapter III, 1850-1851 (Age 14-15) Winter in St. Louis, thence up the Missouri River and over the prairie and mountains to Salt Lake City
Chapter IV, 1851-1853 (Age 15-17) Life in Salt Lake City
Chapter V, 1853-1854 (Age 17-18) Journey from Salt lake City and Life in Cedar City, Utah
Chapter VI, (Age 18-19) Journey from Cedar City Across the Mojave Desert to San Bernardino, California
A Bull Fight at Mission San Jose
 Incident at Fort Yale, Building of the Agricola School, A Dream - Dec 13, 1897 & How San Pedro Came to be Hanged
W.L. Adam - from a newspaper article around 1882
Descendants of William Thom Adam and Isabel Laird Adam

 

1851 ..........

Agnes Mounsey & William Brotherston

Agnes Mounsey (daughter of Agnes Adam and Mark Mounsey) married William Brotherston on May 18, 1851, in Bothwell, Lanarkshire. They had at least eight children: Agnes (born about 1852); John (born about 1854); Sarah (born about 1856); Elizabeth (born about 1861); Mary (born about 1866); Mark Mounsey (born about 1868); William Adam (born about 1870); and Henry Cohen (born about 1875). - Glenda Waugh

Mark Mounsey Brotherston & Margaret Marshall Forsythe

 
1851 Scotland Census - Gartsherrie, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Catherine Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam & Isobel Laird) & James Patrick and family
 
Name: Catherane Patrick
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's Name: James Patrick
Gender: Female
Where born: Culdabrael, Lanark
Parish Number: 652
Civil parish: Old Monkland
Town: Gartsherrie
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Hornock Collage
ED: 39
Household schedule number: 43
Line: 2
Roll: CSSCT1851_171
Household Members:
Name Age
James Patrick 31
Catherane Patrick 27
Isabella Patrick 8
Alexander Patrick 7
Mary C Patrick 5
William A Patrick 2
Jamima Patrick 3 Mo
Barbara Thom 15

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 39; Page: 14; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1851_171; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Barbara Thom is a "house servant"
 
 
1851 Scotland Census - Brewsterford, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Mary Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) and William Hamilton
 
Name: William Hamilton
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Hamilton
Gender: Male
Where born: Camnock, AYR
Parish Number: 625
Civil Parish: Bothwell
Town: Brewsterford
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 4 Hamilton's Land
Occupation: Oversman Of Pit
ED: 11
Household schedule number: 161
LINE: 3
Roll: CSSCT1851_149
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hamilton 29
Mary Hamilton 25
Isabella Hamilton 4
William Hamilton 2
Marion Hamilton 6 M

Source Citation: Parish: Bothwell; ED: 11; Page: 48; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1851_149; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1852 ..........

Jemima Adam & George Easton

Jemima Laird Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) married George Easton (son of Robert Easton and Elizabeth Laird) on May 12, 1852, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had at least eight children: Robert (born about 1853); William (born about 1855); Isabel (born about 1858); Elizabeth (born 1859); Emeline (born about 1861); George (born about 1863); Charles (born about 1866); and Alexander (born about 1868).

Margaret Adam & James Easton

Margaret Adam (widow of David Henderson) married James Easton in a plural marriage (husband of her sister Agnes) on April 19, 1852, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had at least one child: John Alexander (born May 29, 1856, in San Bernardino, California). John changed his surname to Henderson.

John Alexander Henderson & Asenia Ferrel Wilson

 

1859 ..........

Charles Adam & Margaret Baillie

Charles Adam, Doctor of Medicine, (son of William Thom Adam and Isabel Laird) married Margaret Baillie (daughter of John Baillie, land proprietor, and Margaret) on Aug 23, 1859, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. They had at least six children: William Thom (born July 29, 1860); John Baillie (born Feb 11, 1863); Margaret Baillie (born Feb 11, 1863); Isabella Laird (born Feb 2, 1865); Mary Steel (born July 29, 1866); and Charles (born May 10, 1868), all in Old Monkland. - from Jan Laurie, Patrick Family Tree on ancestry.com

William Thom Adam & Sarah Ann Burns

 

1860 ..........

William Laird Adam & Elizabeth O'Conner

William Laird Adam (son of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) married Elizabeth O'Conner on Nov 29, 1860, in San Jose, California. They had at least ten children: William Conner (born Sept 16, 1861); Mary Conner (born about 1862); Isabel (born about 1864); James Eugene (born Oct, 1865); Charles Augustus (born Dec, 1867); Thomas Bernard (born Aug 20, 1870); Anastasia (born about 1871); Kenneth (born about 1874); Katharine (born about 1876); Carlyle Alexander (born March 5, 1881); and Annie Elizabeth (born about 1886). - Glenda Waugh

William Conner Adam & Ada Kelley | Isabel Adam & Patrick Henry Sheehy | James Eugene Adam & Mary Aloysius Donovan
Charles Augustus Adam & Mary A. Porter | Thomas Bernard Adam & Grace Thornburgh | Anastasia Adam & Isaac J. Porter
Katherine Adam & Joseph A. Rembusch | Carlyle Alexander Adam & May Laffie | Annie Elizabeth & Charles Leo Preisker

See Descendants of William Laird Adam & Elizabeth O'Conner from Memoirs of William Laird Adam

 

1861 ..........

1861 Scotland Census - Dalry, Ayrshire
Mary Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) and William Hamilton
 

Name: William Hamilton
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1821
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Hamilton
Gender: Male
Where born: Cumnock, Ayrshire
Registration Number: 587
Registration district: Dalry
Civil Parish: Dalry
Town: Dalry
County: Ayrshire
Address: Smith St
Occupation: Mining Contractor
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 116
LINE: 12
Roll: CSSCT1861_84
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hamilton 40
Mary Hamilton 35
Isabella Hamilton 14
William Hamilton 12
Marion Hamilton 10
Jemima Hamilton 8
Robert Hamilton 6
Chares Hamilton 4
Mary J Hamilton 1
Matilda Walton 1

Source Citation: Parish: Dalry; ED: 5; Page: 22; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1861_84. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1861 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Old Monkland
Charles Adam (son of William Thom Adam and Isabel Laird) & Margaret Baillie
 
Name: Charles Adam
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Marget Adam
Gender: Male
Where born: Old Monkland Lanarksh, Scotland
Registration number: 652/2
Registration district: Old Monkland Middle District
Civil parish: Old Monkland
Town: Coatbridge
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Haddells Land
Occupation: M D & General Forreleteaner
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 47
Line: 16
Roll: CSSCT1861_118
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Adam 33
Marget Adam 21
Marget Millar 19
Jean White 15
William T Adam 8 Mo

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 4; Page: 9; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1861_118. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Margaret Millar and Jean White are "servants"

Dr. Charles Adam
Son of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird and grandson of Charles Adam and Janet Thom


From "The rise and progress of Coatbridge and surrounding neighbourhood", by Andrew Miller, 1864

Charles Adam is a native of Old Monkland Parish, born at Calder Iron Works, in 1827. His father was a mining contractor. In early youth he received the principal part of his education, under various masters, at Calder Works School. In 1844 he entered the Glasgow University, where he studied six sessions, four medical and two classical, and graduated with honour as M.D. in 1850, and shortly afterwards commenced practice in Coatbridge.

1861 Scotland Census - Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Catherine Adam & James Patrick and family
 

Name: James Patrick
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Catherina Patrick
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkiente Alick, dumbarton sh
Registration number: 599
Registration district: Kilwinning
Civil parish: Kilwinning
County: Ayrshire
Address: Byschilljam
Occupation: Clerk Iron Work Office
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 13
Line: 16
Roll: CSSCT1861_87
Household Members:
Name Age
James Patrick 41
Catherina Patrick 37
Isabella Patrick 18
Mary B Patrick 15
William A Patrick 12
Jemima A Patrick 10
Charles A Patrick 7
Alexander Patrick 5
Catherina Patrick 3
Annie J Patrick 1

Source Citation: Parish: Kilwinning; ED: 2; Page: 3; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1861_87. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

Left to right: William, Catherine, Jemima, Catherine, James, Charles and Alexander Patrick, c 1866
Left to right: William, Catherine, Jemima, Catherine, James, Charles and Alexander Patrick, c 1866
The identity of the people in the photograph has not been corroborated and is based on supposition

Photo courtesy Richard Patrick Thwaite

 

Charles Mounsey & Margaret Kerr

Charles Mounsey (son of Agnes Adam and Mark Mounsey) married Margaret Kerr on Aug 9, 1861 in Liverpool, England. They had at least eight children: Mark (born about 1862); Walter Kerr (born about 1863); Charles Adam (born about 1865); William Alexander (born about 1867); Jane (born about 1869); Agnes Adam (born about 1871); Margaret Kerr (born about 1872); and Alexander Stewart (born about 1874). - Glenda Waugh

William Alexander Mounsey & Jessie Gibson

 

1864 ..........

Isabella Laird Patrick & Alexander Allan

Isabella Laird Patrick (daughter of Catherine Adam and James Patrick) married Alexander Allan (son of John Allan and Helen Allan) on Sept 21, 1864, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. They had at least two children: Helen (born about 1869); Catherine (born about 1866); and Isabela (born about 1877). - from Jan Laurie, Patrick Family Tree on ancestry.com

 

1868 ..........

Isabella Hamilton & John Wyllie

Isabella Hamilton (daughter of Mary Adam and William Hamilton) married John Wylie (son of Robert Wylie and Elizabeth Lennox) on Dec 9, 1868, in Auchinleck, Ayrshire. They had at least four children: Mary (born about 1870); Robert 1871-1936); Isabella Hamilton (born about 1875); and William (born about 1880). - McDonald family tree on ancestry.com

Robert Wyllie & Helen Nicol

 

Margaret Baillie

Charles Adam's wife Margaret Baillie died on Sept 18, 1868 in Old Monkland, and is buried in the Gartsherrie (Mount Zion) Churchyard in Coatbridge. - Scotland's People  and Monumental Inscription Index for Gartsherrie Churchyard Cemetery

 

1869 ..........

Charles Adam & Mary McCreath

Charles Adam (son of William Adam and Isabel Laird) married Mary McCreath (daughter of William McCreath and Margaret Renfrew) on Oct 12, 1869, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.

At Drumpark, on the 12th instant, by the Rev P. C. Black, of Old Monkland,
At Drumpark, on the 12th instant, by the Rev P. C. Black, of Old Monkland,
Charles Adam, M.D., Coatbridge, to Mary, second daughter to William M'Creath, mining engineer.
Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 13 October 1869
British Newspaper Archives
See original document

 

1871 ..........

1871 Scotland Census - Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Catherine Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) & James Patrick and family
 

Name: James Patrick
Age: 51
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Catherine Patrick
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkintillock, Dumbartonshire
Registration number: 599
Registration district: Kilwinning
Civil parish: Kilwinning
Town: Kilwinning
County: Ayrshire
Address: Farmers Road
Occupation: Boy Master (iron Works)
ED: 14
Household schedule number: 176
Line: 13
Roll: CSSCT1871_112
Household Members:
Name Age
James Patrick 51
Catherine Patrick 45
Charles Patrick 17
Alexander Patrick 15
Catherine A Patrick 13
Annie Jane Patrick 10
Jeminia A Patrick 5

Source Citation: Parish: Kilwinning; ED: 14; Page: 39; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1871_112. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Charles Patrick is a "pupil teacher" and the other children are "scholars"

1871 Scotland Census - Auchinleck, Ayrshire
Mary Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) & William Hamilton

Name: William Hamilton
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1821
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Hamilton
Gender: Male
Where born: New Cumnock, AYR
Registration Number: 577/1
Registration district: Auchinleck
Civil Parish: Auchinleck
County: Ayrshire
Address: Commons Common Cottage
Occupation: Iron Stone Contractore
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 58
LINE: 1
Roll: CSSCT1871_105
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hamilton 50
Mary Hamilton 45
Marion Hamilton 20
Jemima Hamilton 18
Mary J Hamilton 11
John Hamilton 9
Alexr Hamilton 6
Willimina Hamilton 3

Source Citation: Parish: Auchinleck; ED: 4; Page: 16; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1871_105. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1871 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarshire
Charles Adam, M.D (son of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) & Mary McCreath and family

Name: Charles Adam MD
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Adam
Gender: Male
Where born: Old Monkland, Lanark
Registration number: 652/2
Registration district: Old Monkland Middle District
Civil parish: Old Monkland
Town: Coatbridge
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Bank Street
Occupation: Medical Doctovill D Or Glasgow Gloreinerty
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 74
Line: 25
Roll: CSSCT1871_148
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Adam MD 43
Mary Adam 39
William Adam 10
John Adam 9
Isabella Adam 6
Charles Adam 3
Isabella Walter 28
Sarah Watson 16

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 3; Page: 15; Line: 25; Roll: CSSCT1871_148. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1871 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 2/3 April 1871. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Charles Adam was a Medical Doctor living on Bank Street in Coatbridge at the same time as The Fairley Family was living there on Main Street, Reids Land. Also living in Coatbridge were the Wilson and Swan families (Fairley side of the family).

Map of Coatbridge c 1864
Map showing Coatbridge, Ordinance Survey Map, 1864

 

1872 ..........

Mary Adam Hamilton (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) died on Nov 14, 1872, in Auchinleck, Ayrshire at the age of 47. Her son Robert was the informant.

 

1874 .........

 

1875 ..........

Agnes Adam's brother William Thom Adam died on Jan 5, 1875, in Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California. - from Ancestry.com Family Trees

 

1877 ..........

Alexander Adam & Esther Spencer Bradley

Alexander Adam (son of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) married Esther Spencer Bradley Feb 11, 1877, in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California. They had two children: William Alexander (born 1877); and Ronald McDonald (born Sept 8, 1884).

The Mormon Migration

 

Agnes Adam

Agnes Adam (Russell / Mounsey) died of "bronchitis" on April 2, 1877 in Chapelhall, Bothwell at the age of 84. Charles Adam (son of William Adam and Isabel Laird) was the Doctor who signed the death certificate.

 

Charles Adam Patrick (son of Catherine Adam and James Patrick) graduated from Glasgow University with a MB CM in 1877.

Dr. Charles Adam Patrick, c 1877
Dr. Charles Adam Patrick, c 1877
Photo courtesy Jan Laurie, great granddaughter of Charles Adam Patrick

His professional career spanned 46 years from a copper mine on Tharsis, Spain, to a ship's surgeon sailing to Australia in 1877. Thereafter he was employed by various shipping lines as a ship's surgeon / doctor. He sailed to Sydney as ship's surgeon in 1887 arriving 26th June. He opened a medical practice in Sydney in 1900 where he worked until his retirement in 1923. He died on 16th June 1937, aged 83, and is buried in the Church of England section of Rockwood Cemetery. - from University of Glasgow Biography of Charles Adam Patrick by Jan Laurie, great granddaughter of Charles Adam Patrick

 

1881 ..........
1881 Scotland Census - Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
William Hamilton (widower of Mary Adam) and family
 
Name: Willm Hamilton
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1821
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Cumnock, Ayrshire
Registration Number: 652/3
Registration district: Old Monkland Eastern District
Civil Parish: Old Monkland
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Cottage
Occupation: Contractor (Retrd)
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 13
LINE: 2
Roll: cssct1881_267
Household Members:
Name Age
Willm Hamilton 60
Mary Jane Hamilton 21
John Hamilton 19
Alex Hamilton 16
Wilhelmina Hamilton 13
Marian Ada Hamilton 8 Mo.

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 1; Page: 3; Line: 2; Roll: cssct1881_267. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Marion Ada is the daughter of Mary Jane Hamilton
She was born on July 28, 1880, in Old Monkland

 

1881 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire
Charles Adam, M.D & Mary McCreath and family
 

Name: Charles Adam
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Adam
Gender: Male
Where born: Parish, Old. Monkland
Registration number: 652/2
Registration district: Old Monkland Middle District
Civil parish: Old Monkland Middle District
Town: Coatbridge
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Bank St.
Occupation: M. D. Glasgow University
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 2
Line: 6
Roll: cssct1881_266
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Adam 52
Mary Adam 48
John B Adam 19
Isabella L Adam 16
Charles Adam 12
Agnes Wilson 23

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland Middle District; ED: 3; Page: 1; Line: 6; Roll: cssct1881_266. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

Adam, Charles, M.D. 1850, Coatbridge; died 25th June, 1881
Adam, Charles, M.D. 1850, Coatbridge; died 25th June, 1881
From A Roll of the Graduates of the University of Glasgow from 31st December 1727 to 31st Decmber 1897
 
Charles Adam, M.D. died on June 25, 1881, in Coatbridge, and is buried in the Gartsherrie (Mount Zion) Churchyard in Coatbridge.
 

Charles Adam, M. D. born 19th June 1827 died 25th June 1881
Charles Adam, M. D.
In Memory of Margaret Baillie his wife who died on the 18th September 1868, aged 29 years
Mary Steel died 11th January 1867 aged 5 months
Margaret Baillie died 11th January 1868, aged 5 years
Charles Adam, M. D. born 19th June 1827 died 25th June 1881
Photo courtesy Jan Laurie, Patrick Family Tree

 
1881 Scotland Census - Stevenston, Ayrshire
William T. Adam
 
Name: William T Adam
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Relationship: Lodger
Gender: Male
Where born: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Registration number: 615
Registration district: Stevenston
Civil parish: Stevenston
Town: Stevenston
County: Ayrshire
Address: 1 Woodburn Cottages
Occupation: Medical Assistant - Student Of Medicin
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 30
Line: 7
Roll: cssct1881_197
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Speirs 57
Margaret Speirs 54
Margaret B Speirs 16
William T Adam 20

Source Citation: Parish: Stevenston; ED: 5; Page: 7; Line: 7; Roll: cssct1881_197. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

 

1881 Scotland Census - Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Catherine Adam (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) & James Patrick and family

Name: James Patrick
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Catherine Patrick
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkintillock, Dumbartonshire
Registration number: 599
Registration district: Kilwinning
Civil parish: Kilwinning
County: Ayrshire
Address: No 3 Stobbs House
Occupation: Clerk In Iron Trade
ED: 11
Household schedule number: 32
Line: 18
Roll: cssct1881_191
Household Members:
Name Age
James Patrick 61
Catherine Patrick 57
Catherine A Patrick 22
Jemima Patrick 15
Allan Patrick 2

Source Citation: Parish: Kilwinning; ED: 11; Page: 6; Line: 22; Roll: cssct1881_191. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1881 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 3/4 April 1881. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Allan Patrick is "grandson"

 

1884 ..........

Mary Jane Hamilton (daughter of Mary Adam and William Hamilton) married George Samuel Atkinson (widower and son of James Atkinson and Annie Groves) on April 18, 1884, in Old Monkland.

 

1885 ..........

Charles Adam Patrick & Margaret Weir c 1885
Charles Adam Patrick & Margaret Weir c 1885
Photo courtesy Jan Laurie

Dr. Charles Adam Patrick married Margaret Weir in the St. Anne's Anglican Church, Sale, Cheshire, England in March of 1885. The had three children: Charles Alfred Weir (born in 1886 in Spain); Catherine Nora (born 1887 in Sydney, Australia); and Ruby Claire (born in 1890 in Sydney, Australia).  - from University of Glasgow Biography of Charles Adam Patrick by Jan Laurie, great granddaughter of Charles Adam Patrick

 

1887 ..........

Dr. Charles A. Patrick arrived into Sydney via Adelaide and Melbourne aboard the Chimborazo on June 23, 1887.  - from ancestry.com The departure port was given as "Chimborazo, Ecuador" but if the ship departed London on May 12, 1887 (as indicated below) and went through the Suez Canal arriving into Sydney on June 23, 1887, it would not have been anywhere near Ecuador.

 

SS Chimborazo

The ship Chimborazo of Orient Steamship Line
The ship Chimborazo of the Orient Line

The Chimborazo
The Press, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3816, 15 October 1877, Page 2

CHIMBORAZO / CLEOPATRA 1871

Built by John Elder & Co, Glasgow in 1871 for Pacific Steam Navigation Co's Valparaiso service. She was a 3,847 gross ton ship, length 384ft x beam 41.3ft, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), clipper stem, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 12 knots. Passenger accommodation for 80-1st, 100-2nd and 270-3rd class. Launched on 21st Jun.1871, she started her maiden voyage on 13th Oct. when she left Liverpool for Valparaiso and intermediate ports. Chartered by Anderson & Anderson in 1877 for their Orient-Pacific Line service and started her first London - Melbourne - Sydney voyage on 12th Aug.1877. Purchased by Orient Steam Navigation Co the following year, she continued this service until starting her last London - Suez - Sydney sailing on 12th May 1887. In 1889 she was employed on Norwegian fjord cruising and in 1894 was sold to P.J.Pitcher of Liverpool who renamed her CLEOPATRA and used her for cruising by the Polytechnic Touring Association. In 1895 she was transferred to the Ocean Cruising and Yachting Co, London and in 1897 was scrapped at Preston. [North Star to Southern Cross by John M. Maber] [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.8, Pacific Steam Navigation Co]

 

 

1888 ..........

John Hamilton (son of Mary Adam and William Hamilton) married Agnes Scott (daughter of Andrew Scott and Helen Murrie) on Feb 24, 1888, in Airdrie. They had at least six children: William (born Aug 10, 1888, in Airdrie); Andrew (born about 1890, in Airdrie); Mary (born about 1894, in Airdrie); Elizabeth (born about 1897, in Airdrie); Marion (born about 1900, in Airdrie); and Robert (born Sept 15, 1904, in Airdrie).

William Hamilton & Mary Macready | Andrew Hamilton & Agnes Walker

 

William Thom Adam & Sarah Ann Burns

William Thom Adam (son of Charles Adam and Margaret Baillie) married Sarah Ann Burns in 1888 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. They had at least three children: Annie (born about 1890 in Shelf, Yorkshire, England); Margaret Isabel Baillie (born in April, 1894, in Halifax, Yorkshire); and Sarah Jeanette Thom (born about 1899 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England). - from Jan Laurie, Patrick Family Tree on ancestry.com

 

1889 ..........

Wilhelmina Hamilton & James Jack

Williamina (Wilhelmina) Hamilton (daughter of Mary Adam and William Hamilton) married James Jack (son of William Jack and Janet Shanks) on July 18, 1889, in Airdrie.

 

Dr. Charles A. Patrick arrived into Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as ship's surgeon aboard the "Port Caroline" from London via Adelaide and Melbourne on May 11, 1889.

The Port Caroline, A Handsome New Ship from Australia
The Port Caroline, A Handsome New Ship from Australia
From the NY Times, Sept 18, 1889

The Port Dennison (pictured) was the sister ship of the Port Caroline
The Port Dennison (above) was the sister ship of the Port Caroline

 

1891 ..........
 
1891 Scotland Census - Old Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Catherine Adam Patrick and family
 
Name: Catherine A Patrick
Age: 67
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Old Monkton, Lanarkshire
Registration number: 576/1
Registration district: Old Ardrossan
Civil parish: Ardrossan
County: Ayrshire
Address: 1 Springvale St
ED: 6
Household schedule number: 37
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1891_196
Household Members:
Name Age
Catherine A Patrick 67
Jemima A Patrick 25
Allan Patrick 12

Source Citation: Parish: Ardrossan; ED: 6; Page: 8; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1891_196. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1891 Scotland Census - Coatbridge, Old Monkland
Williamina Hamilton (daughter of Mary Adam and William Hamilton) & James Jack

Name: James Jack
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1857
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Wilhelmina Jack
Gender: Male
Where born: Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Registration Number: 652/2
Registration district: Coatbridge
Civil Parish: Old Monkland
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Hanson Place
Occupation: Iron & Coal Merchant
ED: 25
Household schedule number: 118
LINE: 13
Roll: CSSCT1891_319
Household Members:
Name Age
James Jack 34
Wilhelmina Jack 23

Source Citation: Parish: Old Monkland; ED: 25; Page: 25; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1891_319. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

1891 England Census - St. Michaels, Yorkshire
William Thom Adam & Sarah Ann Burns

Name: William Thom Adam
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Sarah Ann Adam
Gender: Male
Where born: Scotland
   
Civil parish: Shelf
Ecclesiastical parish: St Michaels
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Halifax
Sub-registration district: Northowram
ED, institution, or vessel: 36
Piece: 3607
Folio: 151
Page Number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
William Thom Adam 30
Sarah Ann Adam 33
Annie Adam 1
Sarah Stevens 20

Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 3607; Folio: 151; Page: 5; GSU roll: 6098717. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891. Data imaged from The National Archives, London, England. 2,131 rolls. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1891 Census for England. The census contains detailed information on each individual who spent the night in each household including name, relationship to the head of the family, marital status, age at last birthday, gender, occupation, and birthplace. Additional information about the dwelling and property was collected. Each name in this index is linked to actual images of the 1891 England Census.

William Thom Adam is a "general medical practitioner".

 

1898 ..........

Mark Mounsey Brotherston & Margaret Marshall Forsythe

Mark Mounsey Brotherston (son of Agnes Mounsey & William Brotherton) married Margaret Forsythe at the Alexander Hotel in Blythswood, Glasgow on Aug 17, 1898. Mary Brotherton was a witness.

 

1900 ..........

Catherine Adam Patrick (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) died on Jan 10, 1900, in Old Ardrossan, Ayrshire at the age of 76.

Margaret Adam Henderson (daughter of William Thom Adam and Isobel Laird) died on Aug 2, 1900, in San Bernandino, California, at the age of 84.  - from Findagrave for Margaret Ada Adam Henderson

 

1901 ..........

1901 Scotland Census - Cambuslang, Lanarkshire
Williamina Hamilton (daughter of Mary Adam and William Hamilton) & James Jack

Name: James Jack
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1857
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Wilhelmina Jack
Gender: Male
Where born: Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Registration Number: 627
Registration district: Cambuslang
Civil Parish: Cambuslang
County: Lanarkshire
Address: West Coats Rd Glenluss
Occupation: Coal & Iron Merchant
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 65
LINE: 23
Roll: CSSCT1901_252
Household Members:
Name Age
James Jack 44
Wilhelmina Jack 53

Source Citation: Parish: Cambuslang; ED: 3; Page: 15; Line: 23; Roll: CSSCT1901_252. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.

Williamina Hamilton Jack (daughter of Mary Adam and William Hamilton and wife of James Jack) died on Nov 20, 1901, in Camuslang, Lanarkshire at the age of 34.

 

 
1911 ..........

1911 England Census - Carlisle, Cumberland
William Thom Adam & Sarah Ann Burns and family

Name: William Thom Adam
Age in 1911: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Civil parish: Carlisle
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England
Street Address: 48 London Road, Carlisle
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Medical Practitioner
Registration district: Carlisle
Registration District Number: 574
Sub-registration district: St Cuthbert
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Piece: 31306
Household Members:
Name Age
William Thom Adam 50
Sarah Ann Adam 52
Margaret Adam 17
Jeanette Adam 11
John McNaught Scott 30
Agnes Grierson 22
Dora Smith 15

Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 31306. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Description: This database includes householders’ forms from the 1911 Census of England. Information found on the householders forms include: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, marriage details (including number of children), occupation, birthplace, nationality, and postal address.

 

1925 ..........

Charles Adam Patrick arrived into Southhampton, England aboard the "Sophocles" of the Aberdeen Line from Brisbane, Australia on July 19, 1925.

 

1933 ..........

William Thom Adam (son of Charles Adam and Margaret Baillie) died on Feb 28, 1933, in Carslisle, Cumberland, England. The informant was Margaret Adam, daughter. - Jan Laurie, Patrick Family Tree on ancestry.com

 

1936 ..........

Patrick, Charles Adam, Masonic Club,Castlereagh St., retired med.
Patrick, Charles Adam, Masonic Club,Castlereagh St., retired med.
From Australian Electoral Rolls, 1936

 
1937 ..........

Charles Adam Patrick (son of Catherine Adam and James Patrick) died on June 14, 1937, at the age of 83, and is buried in the Church of England section of Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, Australia.

Agnes Adam & Robert Russell

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