Adamson, James


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.


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


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]


Died at Cape Town [South Africa] 16.7.1875.


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