Adamson, Edward (1833-1902)

Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger

MR. EDWARD ADAMSON. — One of the most respected and esteemed of the Westgate Circuit officials has passed away in the person of Mr. Edward Adamson, of Brotherlee. The loss to the Circuit is great, but to the Brotherlee Society it is almost irreparable. Though the smallest society in the station, it has produced many grand Christian characters, and certainly Mr. Adamson was one of the best we have ever met. He was for over 30 years connected with the society, and society steward for 20 years. We have often partaken of his hospitality, and have been charmed with his kind and genial disposition. Though he never moved far from his native dale, yet he will long be remembered there for his consistency, loyalty, and service. His health failed greatly a few months before he passed away, but it was only in the last week that he was confined to his bed. The writer visited him the Sunday before he died, and was cheered by his testimony to the love and power of Christ. He passed peacefully away on October 28th, 1902, aged 69. The funeral service was held in Brotherlee Chapel on November 1st, 1902, when friends gathered from all parts of the Circuit as a last token of respect and esteem. The Revs. C. Roberts and J. Toyn took part in the service both at the chapel and in Westgate Churchyard.

J. Toyn

Family and other information

Edward worked as a leadminer and farmer. He married Elizabeth Frances Stephenson (1840-1916) in the spring of 1858 in the Weardale Registration District, Co Durham. Census returns identify six children.

  • John George (1858-1924) – a coal miner
  • William (1861-1932) – a coal miner (1891); a railway platelayer (1911)
  • Mary (b1863) – married Thomas Hall, a coal miner, in 1892
  • Margaret (b1866) – married William Wilkinson, a caol miner, in 1888
  • Thomas (1870-1879)
  • Annie (1877-1915) – married Henry Middlemast, a coal miner, in 1914


Christian Messenger 1903/319

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