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George Edward Adair



Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :

George Edward Adair

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1877, Carlisle, Cumberland

Date and Place of Death: N/K

Nationality: British




Childhood: George grew up in Carlisle, his first job being a butcher’s apprentice at 14 years old.

Parents: Thomas & Maria (nee Patterson) Adair

Parent’s occupations:

Thomas worked as a confectioner’s clerk (1881 census), though previously in the army. Thomas died 1890, which left wife Maria “living on own means” on 1891 census.


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Checker

Place of residence at Gretna: 4 S West

Job title at Gretna: Checker

Marital status: Married Margaret nee Telfer

Children: 3 children.

Travels: Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

George enlisted in the army when he was 18 years old (c1895), Border Regiment, no.4433, and qualified for a Chelsea Pension. However, he was only in the army a few years, as by 1901 George was living with his brother, working at the Cotton mill as a timekeeper.


On 15th February 1907 he married Margaret nee Telfer in Carlisle.


By 1911, George was working as warehouse assistant.


George had various occupations and followed his father’s footsteps working as a baker confectioner according to the 1921 census. After this census record, there are no further records of George.


According to the Penrith Observer (Tuesday 21st February 1922), George had already left the family home.


His wife Margaret, from the 1920’s lived in an institution for about 30 years, and 2 sons were separated & transported to Australia at different times. The other son went to live with relatives, according to a letter that was published on ancestry years later. The sons found each other and contacted their mother.


Margaret died in 1955.




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