Further details of the children of John Adam with Jean Lawson and latterly with Janet Lyon

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Further details of the children of John Adam
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John Adam, a shoemaker, born 6 March 1808, St Quivox and Newton, Ayrshire, the son of William Adam and Elizabeth Nesbit. John firstly married Jean Lawson on 9 July 1830 in St Quivox and Newton, Ayrshire. Jean was baptised 27 August 1806, the daughter of William Lawson, a cotton hand loom weaver, and Marion McCrae. John and Jean had two known children:


Marion Adam, christened on 26 June 1831, St Quivox and Newton, Ayrshire.

Marion died on 22 July 1836 and was buried in Newton Green Cemetery. The cause of death was Consumption.

William Adam baptised 3 March 1833, St Quivox and Newton, Ayrshire.

Possibly recorded in the household of William Lawson and Marion McCrae, his grandparents, in Newton Green for the 1841 census although. recorded as William Lawson, but the age of 7 is correct. For the subsequent 1851 census I believe he is still in the household of his grandparents in Green Lane, Newton, this time recorded as William Adams, nephew, aged 18. The fact that his relationship is given a nephew is, I suspect, explained by the fact that it was most likely the daughter of the house who gave the information, both her parents being in their dotage. If this were to be the case she identified William's relationship to herself correctly. I have been unable to trace what became of this William. Any information on what happened to him would be much appreciated.

Sadly Jean Lawson died of consumption, on 5 Jan 1835 in Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire. She was buried in Newton Green Cemetry,


John secondly married Janet Lyon on 31 December 1835 in St Quivox and Newton, Ayrshire. Janet was born about 1814, the daughter of John Lyon, a weaver, and Isabella Robb. John and Janet had the following children:


James Adam born 12 October 1836 and baptised 16 October 1836, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

James, a shoemaker by trade, enlisted in the 4th Dragoon Guards on 28 February 1855. I suspect he must have shipped overseas almost immediately after initial training to see active service in the Crimean war as he is listed as having spent 289 days in Crimea, and the Crimean War official ended in February 1856. Promoted to Corporal 22 Oct 1860, but reduced the the ranks in 26 October 1862 after 4 days under arrest. Re-instated to the rank of Corporal 9 March 1864. Re-enlisted for a further 12 years on 20 November 1866, and subsequently promoted to Sargeant the following year on the 26 July 1867.

James married Esther Reid daughter of William Read, a Butcher, and Maria Wilmott on 5 Oct 1868 in Saint James, Westminster, London. Esther was born on 25 Jan 1844 and baptised on 21 Feb 1844 in St Anne, Soho, Westminster, London.

On 21 February 1870 James transferred to the Army Service Corps, and for the the census of the following year James was recorded along with Esther in Surrey, with James' occupation was given as sergeant.

1871 Census (3rd April) Surrey

Surrey, England

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Adam Head 34 Sergeant Scotland
Esther Adam Wife 27   London, Middlesex

James retired from the Army on 28 March 1876 after 21 years and 1 months service. Admitted as a Chelsea Pensioner at a pension of 1/11d per diem. Described as "5'9 with brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion".. His conduct was described as having "been very good and he was when promoted in the possession of two Good Conduct badges, and would had he not been promoted have been now in possession of four Good Conduct badges. he has no medals & is in possession of a 3rd Class School Certificate. His name appears three times in the Regimental Defaulters Book, one of which was a trial by Court Martial." (One assumes that his return to the ranks in the October of 1862 was as a result of the aforementioned Court Martial). His future address was given as the Post Office in Ayr, although this was probably only a Postal Address, and not his actual residence.

For the 1881 census he and Esther were recorded at 159 Paisley Road West, Govan, with James listed as aged 47, born in St Quivox, Ayr, and working as a shopkeeper. There were no children included in the household and as the couple were married in 1868 any children would have been 12 or younger and therfore likely to have been recorded in the family home, so this would suggest their were no surving children to the couple.

1881 Census (4th April) Govan (646-1) Book 9. Page 3.

159 Paisley Road, Govan, Lanarkshire

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
James Adam Head 47 Shop Keeper St Quivox, Ayrshire
Esther Adam Wife 37   England

James died on 30 Apr 1888 in Govan Poor House, Merryflats, Govan, Lanarkshire. He was recorded on the death certificate as a Pauper, Lunatic, an Army Pensioner, formerly Shoemaker and married to Esther Reid, the son of John Adam, a shoemaker, (deceased), and Janet Adam, maiden surname Lyon. The informant was Hugh Adam, of 319 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow, James' brother.

Esther remarried to a Robert Logan in 1889 in Kelvin District, Glasgow. Esther died on 17 November 1915 at 17 Lomond Street, Helensburgh. She was recorded on the death certificate as married to firstly James Adam, soldier, and secondly to Robert Logan, army pensioner, the daughter of William Read, a butcher, and Maria Read, maiden surname Wilmott, both identified as deceased. and Janet Adam, maiden surname Lyon. The informant was J. Christie, of Sunnyside, Helensburgh, an acquiantance.

John Adam born 12 November 1837 and baptised 26 November 1837, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

John first married Jane Pringle on 31 Dec 1858 at North Quay, Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire. John was recorded on the marriage certificate as a Shoemaker, aged 21, resident at Garden Street, St Quivox, Ayr, and the son of John Adam, a Shoemaker, and Janet Lyon. Jane was recorded as aged 23, resident at North Quasy, Newton, Ayr, and the daughter of John Pringle, a Joiner, and Jean Hunter. The witnesses were Matthew Adam and Margaret Hall. Jane was born on 4 Jan 1835 and baptised on 8 Jun 1835 in Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire. John and Jean had one known recorded child:

Jane Adam, nee Pringle, died in Ayr in 1860. She was identified as deceased on the death certificate of her daughter Jane who died on the 15 April 1860, and there is a record of the death of a Jane Adam in the BMD index a few entries earlier so it would seem she predeceased her daughter by a matter of a few weeks or so.

For the census of 1861 John is recorded in his father's household listed as a widow.

1861 Census (8th April) St Quivox, Ayr (578) Book 25. Page 21.

Garden Street, St Quivox, Ayrshire

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Adams Head 53 Shoemaker St. Quivox, Ayrshire
Jennet Adams Wife 47   Ayr, Ayrshire
John Adams  Son (Widow) 23 Shoemaker Ayr, Ayrshire
Henry Adams Son 18 Painter Ayr, Ayrshire
Hugh Adams Son 15 Shoemaker Ayr, Ayrshire
David Adams Son 8 Scholar St. Quivox, Ayrshire
William Adams Son 6 Scholar St. Quivox, Ayrshire
Charles Adams Son 3   St. Quivox, Ayrshire
Wiliam Heron Boarder 28 Shoemaker Ayr, Ayrshire
Mary Ross? Servant 9 Domestic Servant Newton, Ayrshire

For the census of 1871 the widowed John would seem to still be on his own and was recorded in the household of his younger brother Matthew.

1871 Census (3rd April) Wallacetown, St Quivox (578 ) Book 20. Page 18.

Garden Road, Wallacetown, St Quivox, Ayr

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Matthew Adam Head 32 Shoemaker Ayr, Ayrshire
Maud Adam Wife 30   Ayr, Ayrshire
John Adam Son 7 Scholar Paisley, Renfrewshire
James Adam Son 5 Scholar Ayr, Ayrshire
Jannet Adam Daughter 1 Ayr, Ayrshire
John L. Adam Brother 34 Shoemaker Ayr, Ayrshire

On 20 Jun 1879 at 13 Turner Street, Dennistown, Glasgow, John married Elizabeth Guthrie. John was recorded on the marriage certificate as a Shoemaker, aged 21, resident at 236 Springburn Road, Glasgow, the son of John Adam, a Shoemaker, and Janet Lyon. Elizabeth was recorded as aged 23, a Dressmaker, resident at 230 Springburn Road, Glasgow, and the daughter of Alexander Guthrie, a farmer, and Margaret Guthrie, maiden surname Burt, both identified as deceased. The witnesses were Hugh Adam and Elspeth Buchanan. Elizabeth was born on 8 Apr 1844 and baptised on 25 Jul 1844 in Abernethy, Perthshire. John and Elizabeth had at least two known children, a set of twins:

Sadly baby Alexander died on 29 October 1880 at 238 Springburn Road, Glasgow. It was at the same address that John, Elizabeth and the surviving twin John were recorded for the 1881 census with John identified as a Master Shoemaker.

1881 Census (4th April) Springburn (644-3) Book 96 Page 14

238 Springburn Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Adam Head 43 Master Shoemaker Ayr, Ayrshire
Elizabeth Adam Wife 36   Abernethy, Perhshire
John Adam Son 1   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For the census of 1891 John was recorded with his widowed mother Janet at 238 Springburn Road, Glasgow. He is recorded as married BUT his wife Elizabeth is not recorded in the household and there is no obvious record of her and\or the baby John, who would have been aged 11 at the time, elsewhere in Scotland.

1891 Census (6th April) Springburn (644/03) ED 101/00 page 1

238 Springburn Road, Springburn, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Adam Son 53 Shoe Maker Ayr, Ayrshire
Janet Adam Head 77   Ayr, Ayrshire

For the census of 1901 John was recorded still with his widowed mother Janet at 238 Springburn Road, Glasgow. For this census he is recorded with no occupation and as widowed. Despite his identification as a widower, I have been unable to find any obvious record of the death of an Elizabeth Adam, nee Guthrie during the preceding 10 years in the scottish BMD index. In fact I have been unable to find any obvious record of the death of an Elizabeth Adam, nee Guthrie at any time after the 1881 census. So the fate of Elizabeth and the baby John Lyon Adam is currently unknown.

1901 Census (1st April) Springburn (644/03) ED 100/03 page 12

238 Springburn Road, Springburn, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Janet Adam Head - Widow 88   Ayr, Ayrshire
John Adam Son - Widow 63   Ayr, Ayrshire

John Adam died 7 June 1906 at 230 Springburn Road, Glasgow. He was recorded on the death certificate as a master Shoemaker, aged 67, , the son of John Adam, a shoemaker, and Janet Lyon, both deceased. HOWEVER he was identified as the widower of a Mary Aird, and the informant on his death cert was a "M. Gilroy - daughter" who was present.

The informant M. Gilroy was in fact Mary Gilroy, nee Adam, who aged 23 (therefore born about 1863) had married a Matthew Gilroy on 7 July 1887 at 236 Springburn Road, Glasgow. However on the marriage record this Mary gives her parentage as John Adam, a shoemaker, and Jane Lyon. This is the same parents as the aforementioned John Adam and would therefore make her his little sister, not his daughter. (Her death certificate of 8 Mar 1932 also has her as the daughter of John Adam, a shoemaker, and Jane Lyon, but this detail was presumably taken from the marriage certificate). From the 1891 and 1901 census records for Mary Gilroy, nee Adam, was identified as born circa 1864 in Prestwick. No birth of a Mary Adam can be found for an additional daughter called Mary around this date to John Adam and Janet Lyon which would seem to suggest Mary Adam's declaration as to her parents on her marriage certificate was incorrect.

It is therefore possible that she was as she stated on the death certificate the daughter of John Adam, and that she was actually his daughter by (possibly) Mary Aird. However no appropriate record of the marriage of a John Adam and a Mary Aird has been found nor nor of the birth of a Mary Adam circa 1864 in Prestwick. Similarly no record of the birth of a Mary Aird circa 1864 has been found either, as would have been the case if she were the daughter of an unmarried Mary Aird. There is a Mary Adam aged 8 born in Prestwick recorded as "granddaughter" in the household of John's parents, John and Janet Adam, for the 1871 census, which would seem to be this Mary. Possibly having grown up in the household of John Adam and Janet Lyyon, at the time of her marriage in 1887 Mary genuinely believed John's parents were actually her parents, and not her grandparents. It would therefore seem that by 1906 she was aware that John Adam, their son, was her father, and the inclusion on John's death record, based on her information, that John was married to a Mary Aird would suggest that she also believed Mary Aird to be her mother. (For the details of the children of Matthew Gilroy and Mary Adam - click here)

Matthew Adam born 8 September 1839 and baptised 4 November 1839, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

A boot and shoe manufacturer like his father, Matthew married Annie Hunter on 31 October 1862 in Blythswood, Glasgow. Annie was born about 1842 in Catrine Par, Ayrshire, the daughter of Matthew Hunter, a storekeeper, and Margaret Baird. Matthew and Annie had the following known children :

For the census of 1871 Matthew was recorded along with his family at Garden Road, Walletown. His wife is recorded as Maud which is assumed to be a "clerical" error. Included in the wousehold is his older brother John.

1871 Census (3rd April) Wallacetown, St Quivox (578 ) Book 20. Page 18.

Garden Road, Wallacetown, St Quivox, Ayr

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Matthew Adam Head 32 Shoemaker Ayr, Ayrshire
Maud Adam Wife 30   Ayr, Ayrshire
John Adam Son 7 Scholar Paisley, Renfrewshire
James Adam Son 5 Scholar Ayr, Ayrshire
Jannet Adam Daughter 1 Ayr, Ayrshire
John L. Adam Brother 34 Shoemaker Ayr, Ayrshire

Matthew died aged 40 on 22 July 1879 at 7 Galloway Crescent, Ayr, Ayrshire. He was recorded on the death certificate as a master Shoemaker married to Annie Hunter, and the son of John Adam, a Shoemaker, and Jane Adam, maiden surname Lyon. The informant was David Adam, his brother, of 333 North Bedlay Street, Glasgow.

For the 1881 census the widowed Annie was recorded living with her younger children at 11 Wellington Street, Ayr. Her age of 30 one assumes to be a clerical error as she would have been 39-40.

1881 Census (4th April) Newtown-on-Ayr (578) Book 19 Page 56

11 Wellington Street, Ayr, Ayrshire.

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Annie Adam Head - Widow 30   Catrine Par, Ayrshire
Janet Adam Daughter 11   St Quivox, Ayr, Ayrshire
Matthew Adam Son 7   Ayr, Ayrshire
Annie Adam Daughter 3   Ayr, Ayrshire

Annie Adam, nee Hunter, died aged 51 on 1 August 1895 in the Ayr District Asylum. She was recorded on the death certificate as the widow of Matthew Adam, a Shoemaker, and the daughter of Matthew Hunter, a Storekeeper, and Margaret Hunter, maiden surname Baird, both identified as deceased. The informant was William Smilie, the hospital steward.

Matthew and Annie were buried in Holmston Rd Cemetry, Ayr with a headstone raised by their daughter Janet (For further details of the headstone in Holmston Rd Cemetry- click here).

Henry Forewell Adam born 16 June 1841 and baptised 18 July 1841, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

Henry was recorded with his parents in the 1861 census identified as a Painter. (the census doess not specify "House Painter" but I would assume this was what was meant as oppsed to an artist.) For the 1871 census Henry was identified as boarding in the house of William Wallace, an Iron Turner, at Orchard Place, Leith, again identified as a Painter. His whereabouts for the 1881 and 1891 census are currently unknown.

On 7 November 1899 Henry was killed instantly as a result of being accidently struck by a train at the south end of Carstairs Station. He was recorded on the death certificate as single, aged 58, a Journeyman Painter, and the son of John Adam, a shoemaker, (deceased), and Janet Adam, maiden surname Lyon. The informant was Hugh Adam, of 12 Park Road, Glasgow, his brother. A precognition into the circumastances of Henry's death reported that the accident had occurred "on 7th November 1899 between 5 and 10 p.m. on the Caledonian Railway 30 yards south of the Station at Carstairs junction, Carstairs parish", and the the victims usual address was Clyde View, Carstairs Junction. It recorded that Henry was "Instantly killed by being accidently struck by the engine of a passing train".

Isabella Adam born 4 May 1843 and baptised 21 May 1843, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

Not with the family for the 1851 census and believed to have died in infancy.

Hugh Adam born 2 May 1845 and baptised 1 June 1845, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

For the census of 1861 Hugh was recorded in the household of his parents, identified as a Shoemaker. However it would seem that about 1863 Hugh enlisted in the Army. There is a reference to Hugh in the Examination of Invalids for 15 March 1870 which records him as a member of the Army Hospital Corps, No. 1606, aged 25, with a total service of 7 years and 8 months, (although it would seem with 3 years and 7 months "disallowed" as it was in the militia. His character was listed as "Good", and it would appear he was suffering from Bronchitis \ Phthisis \ Pulmanotis as a result of his military service, and he was identified as "cannot materially contribute". His place of birth was given as Ayr, his trade as a Shoemaker, and he was described as 5'7" with grey eyes and a fair complexion.

Examination of Invalids for 15 March 1870

For the 1871 census Hugh Adam was recorded at an Attendant at Ayr District Lunatic Asylum. This follows logically from his time in the Army Hospital Corps.

By 1879 Hugh had movd to Glasgow, as he appeared as the informant on the death certificate of his father John Adam identified as "son", living at 322 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow. It wass at this address he was recorded in the 1881 census, aged 35, working as "Warder" warder in the Glasgow City Parish Poor House i.e. 322 Parliamentary Rd. (Barony, Lanark, Volume 644-6, EnumDist 92, Page 1).

On 17 Sep 1885 in Govan, Glasgow, Hugh married Isabella Frase Hugh was recorded on the marriage certificate as a journeyman Bootmaker, aged 40, resident at 20 Smith Street, Kinning park, Glasgow, the son of John Adam, a Bootmaker, and Janet Adam, maiden surname Lyon. Isabella was recorded as a Domestic Servant, aged 35, also resident at 20 Smith Street, Kinning park, Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Fraser, a crofter, and Jane Fraser, maiden surname Holm. The witnesses were Henry Thomson abd Jessie Fraser. Isabella was born on 25 Jan 1853 in Resolis, Ross-shire. Hugh and Isabella had two known children:

For the 1901 census Hugh was recorded at 16 Park Road, Glasgow, alongwith his family. Hugh was identified as aged 55, a Bootmaker (Employer), born in Ayr, Ayrshire. and Isabella was identified as aged 52, a Housewife, born in Resolis, Ross-shire. Included in the household were their two daughters, Jeanie D. H. Adam aged 14, a mother's help, and Janetta L. Adam , aged 9, a Scholar, both born in Glasgow.

It would seem that sometime between 1901 and 1905 Hugh retired from his trade of bootmaker and moved out of Glasgow to run the Auchentiber Inn (now the Blair Inn), as he was recorded as the Ownwer\Occupier of the premises in the 1905 valuation Roll.

Hugh Lyon Adam died aged 63 on 5 Sep 1908 in Auchentiber, Kilwinning, Ayrshire. He was recorded on the death certificate as a Hotel Keeper & an Army Pensioner, married to Isabella Fraser, and the son of John Adam, a shoemaker, and Janet Adam, maiden surname Lyon, both identified as deceased. The informant was Nettie Adam, his daughter. Not entirely sure why he was described as an Army Pensioner but it may be that he had enlisted for a period prior to his marriage?

After Hugh's death death Isabella would seem to have left the Auchentiber Inn as for the census of 1911 she and her daughters were living a 28 Fort Street, Ayr, with the daughters working as typists in a lawyers office. However a few year later Isabella, Jane and Janet emigrated to Canada, and it was there that Isabella Adam, nee Fraser, died on 21 Nov 1945 in West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC., Canada. (For further details of Isabella and her daughter's in Canada - click here)

Charles Kerr Adam born 3 August 1849 and baptised 23 September 1849, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

Not with the family for rhe 1851 census and believed to have died in infancy.

David Younger Adam born 23 April 1847 and baptised 16 May 1847, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

Not with the family for rhe 1851 census and believed to have died in infancy.

David Robb Adam born 2 December 1851 and baptised 21 December 1851, Cathcart Street, Ayr.

A blacksmith in the 1871 census. Informant on brother Matthew's death certificate, identified as "David Adam, Brother, 333 North Bedlay Street, Glasgow.

David married Marion Glen on 14 June 1878 in in Dennistoun, Glasgow. David was recorded on the marriage certificate as a journeyman Blacksmith, aged 26, resident at 236 Springburn Road, Glasgow, the son of John Adam, a journeyman Shoemaker, and Janet Adam, maiden surname Lyon. Marion was recorded as aged 25, resident at 9 Bedlay Street, Glasgow, the daughter of Allan Glen, a Handloom weaver (deceased), and Jane Ingram, reviously Glen, maiden surname Surgeoner. The witnesses were Charles Adam and Jessie P. Walker. David and Marion had 11 known children :

All the children were born in the Newcastle area, with the exception of their first, Annie, who was born in Glasgow, and their second John David Robb, who it would seem was born in Glasgow, but whose birth was registered in Newcatle. Very shortly after moving to Newcastle, David was involved in an incident reported in the “Newcastle Courier” on Friday 15th July 1881:

“The Royal Humane Society and Saving of Life on the Tyne. – The case of Mr David Adam of the Elswick Works (engine department), who so gallantly risked his life in the rescue from drowning, on May 26, 1881 (Barge Thursday), of Charlotte May Harrison, daughter of Mr Richard Harrison, photographer, 54, Collingwood Street, Newcastle, having been brought under the notice of the Royal Humane Society, Mr Adam has had the honorary bronze medal and parchment certificate awarded to him for his humane and gallant conduct, and the same have been transmitted to Mr Thomas Lindsay of the Elswick Works for presentation to him. Mr Adam having had his gold watch destroyed by his immersion in the water, it is intended to try and replace the same by subscriptions, which Mr Lindsay will be happy to receive and acknowledge.

The engraved watch remains in the family, having been passed down through the generations. Marion Adam, nee Glen, died on 17 November 1914 and David died on 27 April 1920 at 24 Cambridge Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The couple were interred in St John’s Cemetery, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne alongside their son Hugh Lyon Adam. I am much indebted to Alex Adam, David's great granddaughter, for this information and correcting the erroneous detail that I had initial published.

Possible unidentified daughter born about 1852'ish.

Died in infancy - Identified in the 1855 birth certificate of William McMorland Adam.

William McNorland Adam born on 19 Feb 1855 in Cross St., Wallacetown, Ayr.

The 1855 birth certificate of William McMorland Adam identifies that his parents, John and Janet, had produced 10 previous children of which 2 girls and 2 boys had died and 6 boys were surviving. This means there is one girl unaccounted for. I have guessed that she probably fitted in between the birth of David Robb Adam born 2 December 1851 and William McNorland Adam born on 19 Feb 1855.

William married Mary Eliza Lynas on 28 Dec 1877 in 2 Norfolk Court, Glasgow. William was recorded on the marriage certificate as a journeyman Blacksmith, aged 22, resident at 2 Norfolk Court, Glasgow, and the son of John Adam, a journeyman Shoemaker, and Janet Adam, maiden surname Lyon. Mary was recorded as aged 22, a Cotton Power Loom Weaver, also resident at 2 Norfolk Court, Glasgow, and the daughter of Issac Lynas, a Varnish maker, and Margaret Lynas, maiden surname Thomson. The witnesses were Hugh Adam and Mary ?Horgan?. Mary was born on 16 Jun 1855 in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. William and Mary had the following known children:

The death of Mary Adam, nee Lynas, was registered in the Apr-Jun quarter of 1910 in Newcastle, Northumberland (Ref: Newcastle T. Vol 10b Page 5). William Adam's death was registered in the Jan-Mar quarter of 1913 in Newcastle, Northumberland (Ref: Newcastle T. Vol 10b Page 17).

Charles Robb Adam born on 9 June 1857 in Ayr.

Charles married Agnes Graham on 19 Dec 1879 in Garngad Rd, Dennistoun, Glasgow. Charles was recorded on the marriage certificate as a journeyman Blacksmith, aged 22, resident at 22 Linthouse Buildings, Govan, Glasgow, and the son of John Adam, a master Shoemaker (deceased), and Janet Lyon. Agnes was recorded as aged 21, resident 20 Linthouse Buildings, Govan, Glasgow, and the daughter of William Graham, a General Labourer, and Isabella Graham, maiden surname Graham. The witnesses were William Wallace and Mary Graham. Agnes was born about 1858 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Charles and Agnes had the following known children:

For the 1891 census Charles Adam was recorded as resident at 52 Fairfield Street, Govan, Glasgow, along with his family. Charles was identified as aged 33, a Blacksmith, born in Ayr, Ayrshire, and his wife Agnes as aged 32, born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Included in the household were their children - Charles Adam aged 8, a William Adam aged 6, both born in Ireland, and Janet aged 1, born in Govan, Lanarkshire.

Agnes must have been in the latter stages of pregnancy when this census was taken as just under three weeks later, on 21 April Agnes's gave birth to their fourth child, a daughter, Agnes. Sadly Agnes Adam, nee Graham, died only a few days after the birth of her daughter Agnes, aged only 32, on 24 Apr 1891 in 52 Fairfield Street, Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. She was recorded on the death certificate as married to Charles Robb Adam, a Journeyman Blacksmith, and the daughter of William Graham, a Chemical Works Labourer, and Isabella Graham, maiden surname Graham. The informant was Charles Robb Adam, widower, who was present.

Charles latterly married Jane McCall on 27 Mar 1893 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Charles was recorded as a Widower, a Blacksmith, aged 35, resident at 194 Wilton Street, Belfast, and the son of John Adam, a Shoemaker. Jane was recorded as aged 27, a spinster, a Spreader, also resident at 194 Wilton Street, Belfast, and the daughter of Alexander McCall, a Block Printer. The witnesses were Andrew Evans and Sarah McCall. Jane was born about 1867 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Charles and Jane had on known child:

For the 1901 census Charles Adam was recorded as resident at 4 Waterside Street, Kilmarnock along with his family. Charles was identified as aged 43, a Blacksmith, born in St Quivox, Ayr, Ayrshire, and his wife Jane as aged 33, born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Included in the household were two of his children by his first wife Agnes - John Adam aged 18, and William Adam aged 16, both listed as Apprentice Iron Moulders, born in Ireland, along with his daughter by Jane, Margaret Adam, listed as aged 4, and as born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Agnes Graham Adam, the younger daughter of Charles and his first wife was recorded in the household of David Graham, aged 40, an Iron Moulder, born in Glasgow, and his wife Agnes aged 36 born in Ireland. It is assumed that this David Graham was the brother of Agnes's mother, Agnes Graham. i.e. her uncle.

Charles Adam died aged 48 on 21 Aug 1904 in 174 High Street, Irvine, Ayrshire. He was recorded on the death certificate as a Blacksmith, married to Jane McCall, the son of John Lyon Adam, a Shoemaker, and Janet Adam, maiden surname Lyon, both identified as deceased. The informant was Jane Adam, his widow, who was present.