The Adams Family
An historical and photographic perspective
 

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

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A Book of the Parish of Deir by William Endicott, 1896 (3.5 MB pdf)

Map showing Old Deer Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Map showing Old Deer Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The village of Old Deer nestles in a beautiful wooded location on a bend of the river Ugie and close to Aden Country Park. This unique spot, a gentle landscape in an otherwise exposed part of North East Scotland, was where the early Pictish Monastery of “Deir” provided a focal point of Christianity in this corner of Scotland. The early Monastery, which was in all probability, constructed with local timber and thatch, leaves no trace today. It was, however, like all Christian Monasteries of this period, a place of learning and a place of refuge. Manuscripts brought from Iona and Ireland would have been studied and copied between the 9th and 12th centuries. During the 12th century a Cistercian Monastery, whose ruins we know today as the Abbey of Deer, gradually replaced the Pictish Monastery. - from the Book of Deer Project

 

James Adams & Sarah Morgan
Born: about 1816 Born: Aug 22, 1818
Place: Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Place: Slains, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Married: July 7, 1839
Place: Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: Nov 29, 1877 Died: Jan 27, 1901
Place: Somerville, Ontario, Canada Place: Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
Buried: Buried:

James Adams & Elizabeth Chapman | Isabella Adams & Henry Coukell
Alexander Adams & Mary Stanton | Alexander Adams & Mary Ellen McBryne
Barbara Adams & John Wright | Sarah Ann Adams & William Nichols

DNA: Candis Waugh has an Ancestry.com DNA match with E.K. who has Isabella Adams in their tree with common ancestors being James Adams and Sarah Morgan.

James Adams parents may have been James Adams and Mary Brodie and he may have been born on Aug 20, 1818, in Longside, Aberdeenshire. - FHL Film Number: 993340

James Adams and Sarah Morgan (daughter of William Morgan and Barbara Ross) were married July 7, 1839, in Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They had at least six children: James (born about 1840 in Foveran, Aberdeenshire, died Jun 23, 1933, in Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA); Isabella (born May 30, 1843, in Foveran, died May 2, 1928, in Gooderham, Ontario, Canada); Alexander (born about 1848); Jane (born Aug 16, 1849); BARBARA (born Oct 6, 1853); all in Aberdeenshire) and Sarah (born about 1859, in Canada).

 

Children Born Place Died Place
James about 1840 Foveran, Aberdeenshire, Scotland June 23, 1933 Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA
Isabella May 30, 1843 Foveran, Aberdeenshire, Scotland May 2, 1928 Gooderham, Ontario, Canada
Alexander Feb 17, 1847 Foveran, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1939 Toronto, Ontario
Jane Aug 16, 1849 Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland    
BARBARA Oct 6, 1853 Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Aug 6, 1928 Manilla, Ontario, Canada
Sarah about 1859 Canada    

 

1841 ..........

1841 Scotland Census - Foveran, Aberdeenshire
James Adams & Sarah Morgan

Name: James Adam
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1821
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Civil Parish: Foveran
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Ythan Lodge
Occupation: Ag Lab
Parish Number: 195
Household Members:
Name Age
James Adam 20
Sarah Adam 20
James Adam 1 4 Mo
Elizabeth Hendry 12

Source Citation Parish: Foveran; ED: 1; Page: 18; Line: 1170; 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.

Map showing location of Ythan Lodge, Foveran & Colliston, Slains
Map showing location of Ythan Lodge, Foveran & Colliston, Slains
John Thomason's Atlas of Scotland, 1832

 

1851 ..........

1851 Scotland Census - Colliston Mid Town, Slains, Aberdeenshire
William Morgan with his daughter Janet

Name: Wm Morgan
Age: 73
Estimated birth year: abt 1778
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
Parish Number: 239
Civil Parish: Slains
Town: Colliston
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Colliston Mid Town
Occupation: Fish Monger
ED: 1
Page: 15
Household schedule number: 47
LINE: 4
Roll: CSSCT1851_51
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm Morgan 73
Janet Morgan 25

Source Citation Parish: Slains; ED: 1; Page: 15; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1851_51; 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.

 

1851 Scotland Census - Windyhill, Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire
James Adams & Sarah Morgan

Name: James Adams
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1816
Relationship: Head
Spouse: Sarah Adams
Gender: Male
Where born: Old Deer, Aberdeenshire
Parish Number: 216
Civil Parish: Logie Buchan
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Windyhill
Occupation: Ag Lab
ED: 2
Page: 4
Household schedule number: 11
LINE: 8
Roll: CSSCT1851_47
Household Members:
Name Age
James Adams 35
Sarah Adams 31
James Adams 11
Isabella Adams 7
Alexander Adams 4
Jane Adams 1

Source Citation Parish: Logie Buchan; ED: 2; Page: 4; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1851_47; 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.

 
 

Map showing Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Map showing Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

 

1853 ..........

Barbara Adams


James Adams, Windy Hills, had by his wife Sarah Morgan a lawful daughter born 6th October 1853
See original document

 

1857 ..........

William Morgan

William Morgan died Feb 17, 1857 in Slains, Aberdeenshire, and is buried in the Churchyard of Slains.

 

James Adams and Sarah Morgan and family emigrated to Canada in about 1857.

 

1860 ..........

Isabella Adams & Henry Coukell

Isabella Adams and Henry Coukell
Isabella Adams and Henry Coukell
Photo courtesy Pati Coukell (2X great grandaughter)

Isabella Adams (daughter of James Adams and Sarah Morgan) married Henry Coukell (son of John Coukell and Sarah Codd) on Oct 30, 1860,  in Uxbridge, Ontario. They had at least nine children: Thomas Henry (born Feb 7, 1862, in Kinsale, Pickering, Ontario, died Feb 27, 1938, in Gooderham, Ontario); William James (born Dec 19, 1864, in Mariposa Township, Victoria County, Ontario, died March, 1955); John Edward (born about 1867, in Mariposa, died 1944); Sarah Jane (born Feb 26, 1869, in Mariposa, died April 1, 1961, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan); Alvery Morgan (born Jan 27, 1872, in Victoria, Ontario, died Oct 25, 1956, in New Westminster, British Columbia); Albert Arthur (born Jan 27, 1872, in Monmouth, Peterborough, Ontario, died Nov 23, 1874); Barbara Ellen (born April 30, 1876, in Mariposa, died 1967); Arthur (born Sept 26, 1882, in Monmouth, Ontario, died Dec 3, 1961, in Hope, B.C.); and Isa Isabella (born May 9, 1883, in Monmouth).

Thomas Henry Coukell & Sarah Ann Mitchell | William James Coukell & Ada Ann Dunford | John Edward Coukell & Mary Ann Patterson
Sarah Jane Coukell & William Watson Hales
| Alvery Morgan Coukell & Olive Daisy Gould | Barbara Ellen Coukell & Francis L. Valleau
Arthur Coukell & Irma Mae Roderick | Arthur Coukell & Maude Ford | Ida Isabella Coukell & Robert Stocker

 

1861 ..........

1861 Census of Canada - Uxbridge, Canada West (Ontario)
James Adams & Sarah Morgan


James Adams (46), Sarah (41), James (19), Alexander (13), Jane (11), Barbara (8) and Sarah (2)
See original document

 

1871 ..........

1871 Census of Canada - Somerville, Victoria North, Ontario
James Adams & Sarah Morgan
 

Name: James Adams
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birth Place: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Presbyterian
Origin: Scottish (Scotish)
Province: Ontario
District: Victoria North
District Number: 53
Subdistrict: Somerville
Subdistrict Number: e
Household Members:
Name Age
James Adams 55
Sarah Adams 51
Alexander Adams 22
Barbara Adams 16
Sarah Ann Adams 11

Source Citation Year: 1871; Census Place: Somerville, Victoria North, Ontario; Roll: C-9982; Page: 51; Family No: 176 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1871 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Appreciation is expressed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for providing the 1871 Canada Census Index. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9888 to C-9975, C-9977 to C-10097, C-10344 to C-10388, C-10390 to C-10395, to C-10540 to C-10570. Description This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1871 Canada Census, the first census of Canada since confederation in 1867. National censuses have been taken every 10 years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census includes the four original provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.

 

1874 ..........

Barbara Adams & John Wright

John Wright and Barbara Adams (daughter of James Adams and Sarah Morgan born Oct 6, 1853, in Logie, Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) were married in about 1874. They had at least seven children: William (born about 1875); Elizabeth (born about 1876); Rosannah (born about 1879); JAMES (born 1880); Ethel (born about 1883); Maudeline (born about 1887); and John (born about 1889).

Barbara Adams & John Wright

 

 

1877 ..........

James Adams

James Adams died on Nov 29, 1877, in Somerville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 62.

 

1901 ..........

Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan (daughter of William Morgan and Barbara Ross) died on Jan 27, 1901, in Mariposa, Ontario, Canada.

 

1928 ..........

Isabella Adams

Isabella Adams
Isabella Adams
From Mabel's Family from 1500 Tree on Ancestry.com

Isabella Adams (daughter of James Adams and Sarah Morgan) died on May 2, 1928, in Gooderham, Glamorgan Township, Haliburton County, Ontario.

 

Barbara Adams

Barbara Adams (daughter of James Adams and Sarah Morgan) died on Aug 6, 1928 in Manilla, Ontario, Canada.

 

1933 ..........

James Adams

James Adams (son of James Adams and Sarah Morgan) died on June 23, 1933, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

1939 ..........

Alexander Adams

Alexander Adams (son of James Adams and Sarah Morgan) died in 1939 in Toronto.

 

Barbara Adams & John Wright

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