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Adystown Early Origins



The surname Adystown was first found in the Northern English and Scottish Borders. It is generally thought that the first record of the name was found on the English side in Yorkshire: John Addisone in 1308. Years later, Robert Addesone was also found in Yorkshire in 1498. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Across the border in Scotland, the name was fairly common "in the eastern counties from Linlithgow to Aberdeen." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
In this case, Alicia relict of quondam Johannes filius Ede de Colly was granted four acres of land on the north side of the town of Colly in 1367. Three years later, William Adison was rector of Luss in 1370 and a few years after that, Gilbert filius Ade was a tenant of the Douglases in the barony of Kylboucho in 1376. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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Adystown Early History


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Adystown Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adystown research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1308, 1376, 1673, 1709, 1709, 1632, 1703, 1683, 1684, 1672 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Adystown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adystown Spelling Variations


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Adystown Spelling Variations



The name, Adystown, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Addison, Addeson, Addesoun, Adieson, Adison, Edison and many more.

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Adystown Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adystown Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Addison; Gulston Addison (1673-1709) English diplomat, President of Madras (1709); Reverend Lancelot Addison (1632-1703), English...

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Adystown In Ireland


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Adystown In Ireland



Some of the Adystown family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Adystown surname who came to North America were: Matthew Addison, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Thomas Addison settled in Virginia in 1623; William Addison, settled in Barbados in 1654.

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