Adam Black

Adam Black (1784 - 1874)

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Adam Black
Born in Charles Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married in St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Apr 2014
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Adam was born in 1784. Adam Black ... He passed away in 1874.

Name Adam Black
Christening Date 26 Feb 1784
Birth Date 20 Feb 1784
Father's Name Charles Black
Mother's Name Isobella Nicol [1]

Adam Black FRSE (20 February 1784 – 24 January 1874) was a Scottish publisher and politician. He founded the A & C Black publishing company, and published the 7th, 8th and 9th editions of the Encyclopædia Britannica

Black was married to Isabella Tait (1796–1877). Their children included Charles Bertram Black (1821–1906), Francis Black (1830–1892) and Adam William Black (1836–1898)..[2]


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 January 2015), Adam Black, 20 Feb 1784; citing , reference 2:18LHHWN, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,066,754.
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