Millgrove House, Low Moresby, Cumberland
Linden Hall, Longhorsley, Northumberland
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The Adamson family of Linden HallAdamson, Anthony (c.1761-1836) of Millgrove. Son of William Adamson (b. 1719), born about 1761. Solicitor and banker of Whitehaven (Cumberland); apparently bankrupted c.1825. Married 24 November 1787 Catherine (d. 1838), daughter of Lawrence Harrison, surgeon, and had issue:
(2) Anthony Adamson (b. 1790); baptised 17 May 1790;
(3) Catherine Adamson (b. 1792); baptised 6 July 1792;
(4) Lawrence Adamson (1794-1877) (q.v.);
(5) Judith Adamson (b. 1797); baptised 7 September 1797.
He purchased an estate at Low Moresby (Cumberland) and was probably responsible for building Millgrove House.
He died 10 March 1836, aged 75.
Adamson, Lawrence (1794-1877) of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Son of Anthony Adamson (d. 1836) and his wife Catherine, daughter of Lawrence Harrison, surgeon; baptised at Whitehaven, 30 March 1794. HM Seneschal of Isle of Man, barrister at law. He married 22 February 1821 Elizabeth (d. 1875), daughter of Capt. Roger Walmesley and sister and co-heir of Lt. James Walmesley RN, and had issue:
(1) Mary Adamson (1821-46), baptised 9 December 1821; died unmarried 21 February 1846;
(2) Catherine Adamson (1823-1900), born 20 May 1823; married, 4 January 1849, John George Abbot (c.1816-67), ironmaster of Newcastle-on-Tyne and Tone Hall (Northumberland); died 4 May 1900; will proved 28 May 1900 (estate £657,490);
(3) Elizabeth Buchanan Adamson (1824-1906), of South Villa, Regent's Park, London; baptised 26 August 1824; died unmarried 28 December 1906; will proved 22 January 1907 (estate £169,603);
(4) Anne Adamson (1825-1907), born 28 September 1825; died unmarried 3 March 1907; will proved 18 March 1907 (estate £193,718);
(5) Anthony Robert Adamson (b. & d. 1827), baptised 11 May 1827; died in infancy;
(6) Lawrence William Adamson (1829-1911) (q.v.).
He inherited Millgrove House from his father in 1836 but sold it before 1840 to the Hartley family. He lived on Isle of Man until 1866 when he moved to Newcastle-on-Tyne.
He died 3 January 1877, aged about 84. His will was proved 23 January 1877 (effects under £1000).
Adamson, Lawrence William (1829-1911), LLD, of Eglingham Hall, and later of Linden Hall. Son of Lawrence Adamson (d. 1877) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Roger Walmesley, born in Dublin, 16 July 1829. Solicitor. JP for Durham and Northumberland; DL for Northumberland from 1901 and High Sheriff of that county, 1900. He married first, 22 December 1853 at Jesmond, Anne Jane (d. 1869), daughter of Capt. John Thomas Edward Flint of Filleigh (Devon) and second, 23 February 1889 at Jesmond, Sarah Frances (d. 1935), daughter of William Swan of Walker-on-Tyne, and had issue:
(1.1) John George Adamson CMG (1855-1932) (q.v.);
(1.2) Lawrence Arthur Adamson MA (1860-1932), educated at Oriel College, Oxford; called to bar, 1885; emigrated to Australia for his health, 1895; Headmaster of Wellesley College, Melbourne (Australia), 1930-32; died 14 December 1932;
(1.3) Mary Constance Adamson (d. 1946), m. 1887 Hugh Lee Pattinson (d. 1924), son of Hugh Lee Pattinson of Scots House (Durham) and had issue; died 2 December 1946.
He lived at Jesmond House (Durham) (rented c.1868-71), Whitley House (owned 1869-94), Eglingham Hall (rented c. 1898), and Linden Hall (owned from 1903).
He died 7 November 1911, aged 82. His will was proved 27 January 1912 (estate £186,043).
Adamson, Lt-Col. John George (1855-1932), CMG, of Glenfarne Hall. Elder son of Lawrence William Adamson (1829-1911) and his first wife Anne Jane, daughter of Capt. John Thomas Edward Flint of Filleigh (Devon), born in Douglas (Isle of Man), 8 January 1855. Educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford. served in Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Lt., 1876; Captain, 1882; Major, 1892; retired, 1898; Lt-Col., 1892); served during WW1 as Colonel in Chief of Territorial Forces records, 1914-20; appointed Commander of the Order of St Michael & St. George, 1918. High Sheriff of Leitrim, 1908. He married 9 August 1883 Caroline Sara (known as Lina) (1856-1929), daughter of Rev. James Timothy Bainbridge Landon MA, vicar of Ledsham (Yorks) and Hon. Canon of York, and had issue:
(1) Muriel Anne Pearl Adamson (1884-1963) of Linden Hall (q.v.);
(2) Catharine Evelyn (known as Eve) Adamson (b. 1890); born 8 December 1890.
He purchased Glenfarne Hall c.1895 and inherited Linden Hall from his father in 1911. He abandoned Glenfarne in 1919 and it was subsequently burned.
He died 16 August 1932, aged 77. His will was proved at Newcastle, 13 December 1932 (estate £23,539).
Adamson, Muriel Anne Pearl (1884-1963), of Linden Hall. Elder daughter of Lt-Col. John George Adamson (1855-1932) and his wife Lina, daughter of Rev. James Timothy Bainbridge Landon; born in India, 25 May 1884.
She inherited the Linden Hall and Glenfarne Hall estates from her father, and subsequently demolished the ruins of Glenfarne Hall. The estates were sold after her death.
She died unmarried, 1 January 1963, aged 78. Her will was proved at Newcastle, 11 March 1963 (estate £183,379).
Where are their papers?
This account was last updated 21st February 2015.