Adamson, James

Education

Student United College 1810-1811 Jun. Lat.; Jun. Gk 1811-1812 Sen. Lat.; Sen. Gk.; Log.; Jun. Math. 1812-1813 Sen. Lat.; Sen. Gk.; Sen. Math. 1813-1814 Sen. Lat.; Sen. Gk.; Physics; Chem . (Secondar) Wilkie bursar ,1810. M.A. -.-.1814

Student St Mary’s College 1814-1815, 1816-1819occ. Listed for Exchequer bursary, 1814. Stuart bursar, 1814.

D.D. 7.5.1828 by influence of Thomas Chalmers.

Birth/childhood

Born 22.1.1797 son of Laurence Adamson, minister at Cupar and Isobel Robertson.

Career

Also at Edinburgh University divinity 1815-1816.. [Divinity student]

Licensed by Cupar presbytery.

Minister of Scots Church, Cape Town 1827-1841.

Professor of Mathematics, South African College, Cape Town, 1829-1830, 1836-1850. [University professor]

Death

Died at Cape Town [South Africa] 16.7.1875.

Sources

  • UYUC400: 10.11.1810
  • UYUY452/12/150
  • UYSM400/3/318