born April 1810–April 1816
in Waldridge, Co. Durham
died very roughly 1883
The LDS have a record of the baptism of a Thomas Adamson on 25 December 1814 in Chester-le-Street to parents William and Ann Adamson.
1841 census: living with ?parents and ?brother and two others (surnamed 'Car') in Waldridge. Age is 25–29, born in county.
1851 census: living alone (unmarried) at Jay Field House, Waldridge. Occupation is labourer. Age is 35, and place of birth is Waldridge.
1856: occupation at birth of daughter Elizabeth Jane is cartman.
1861 census: (as 'Thomas Addison') living with wife, children, and lodgers at Jays Field House, Waldridge. Occupation is 'Labour Coal Mine'. Age is 49, and place of birth is Jays Field House.
1871 census: living with wife and sons at 1 Jays Houses, Waldridge. Age is 59, occupation is gardener domestic servant, and place of birth is Waldridge.
1876: He was present at his daughter Elizabeth Jane's marriage, where his profession was given as gardener.
1881 census: living with wife and children at 4 North Row, Waldridge. Age is 70, occupation is gardener 'n.d.', and place of birth is Waldridge.