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Adams, John Archibald Duncan
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John Archibald Duncan Adams, 5 April 1844, Lessudden, Roxburgh, Scotland–8 Oct 1936, Dunedin, New Zealand. Second of 13 children born to Irish-born tailor, John James Adams (1818–1894), and his wife Elizabeth Ann nee Noble, John A. D. Adams emigrated from Scotland with his parents in 1848 to New Zealand as part of the first wave of settlers in the new Otago settlement. Farmers and labourers, in 1864 they sold their Taieri Beach farm and returned to Dunedin. Though Scots Baptists, many of the Adams children we…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Adams, John Archibald Duncan”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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