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Offline Elmca

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 10 April 11 22:50 BST (UK) »
Hi I came across the thread as I am looking for info on the occupation of Tea Dealer, what status would this job have had?  My ggg-gf was a Tea Dealer.  His name was John McFadzean, he was an Irish immigrant and died in 1875 age 78 years old at Kilmarnock.
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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #10 on: Monday 11 April 11 10:18 BST (UK) »
My gt-gt-grandfather George Adamson (1806-1859) was also a Scottish Tea Dealer.  He came from Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, and moved to Rochdale, Lancs., where he set up his business, employing 3 men.  I dare say the tea was imported to Liverpool and transported up the Liverpool-Manchester canal system to Rochdale and elsewhere.  He seems to have done rather well out of the business, educating his children privately.  I have 2 large oil portraits of him and his wife - he looks very forbidding and she looks rather sweet. 
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FAIREY/FAIRY/FAREY/FEARY, LAWSON, CHURCH, BENSON, HALSTEAD from Easton, Ellington, Eynesbury, Gt Catworth, Huntingdon, Spaldwick, Hunts;  Burnley, Lancs;  New Zealand, Australia & US.

HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #11 on: Monday 11 April 11 20:51 BST (UK) »
gillg
Do you have the parents of George Adamson born in Ruthwell Dumfriesshire ? He must have been a contemporary of my 2x gt. grandfather in Dumfriesshire. Was he a younger son ?
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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 12 April 11 10:33 BST (UK) »
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I believe George's parents were Robert Adamson 1777-1855, son of James & Isobel, and Jannet Bell 1781-1821.  George was the only son of the couple, but Robert married again (to Christine Carruthers) and had 3 sons - John 1825, Robert Symes 1828 and James 1830.  From the information I was given from another family member, it looks as though George and his half-brothers all moved to Rochdale, where they eventually died. George and his wife have a splendid monument in Rochdale cemetery decorated with thistles and roses.  Robert is said to have been a grocer. 

As I said above, I believe this to be true, but am relying on the information given to me by another family member, who has put together a massive family tree going back to the Scottish kings!  She has also kindly added 10 years to my age, so I cannot rely on her information entirely!

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FAIREY/FAIRY/FAREY/FEARY, LAWSON, CHURCH, BENSON, HALSTEAD from Easton, Ellington, Eynesbury, Gt Catworth, Huntingdon, Spaldwick, Hunts;  Burnley, Lancs;  New Zealand, Australia & US.

HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #13 on: Monday 08 January 18 01:08 GMT (UK) »
Gillg belated apologies for adding 10 years to your age. I've found you again now in my tree descended from Sarah Ann Adamson who married John Hurst.
I'm using the latest version of Family Tree Maker so I can sync to Ancestry.Having used the old version since 2000 I'm still getting to grips with the new version and often have to revert to my old version and a copy tree when I want to look something up.
Your age won't show in my Ancestry tree as it marks living people as private. !

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Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 14:52 GMT (UK) »
Hello again, Joy! 
Yes, Sarah Ann Adamson and George Thomas Hurst were my grandparents, though they died so young that I never knew them.  I married comparatively late and my children were not born till my mid 30s, which probably confused you. 
Gill  :)
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

FAIREY/FAIRY/FAREY/FEARY, LAWSON, CHURCH, BENSON, HALSTEAD from Easton, Ellington, Eynesbury, Gt Catworth, Huntingdon, Spaldwick, Hunts;  Burnley, Lancs;  New Zealand, Australia & US.

HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.