Robert Richardson1

(circa 1694 - after 1736)
FatherWilliam Richardson (cir. 1670 - bet. 1716 - 1726); I am assuming that this relationship is based on naming pattern and parish only, (although I would expect the mother to be Margaret rather than Isabel if we have all the children of Robert & Margaret identified)1,2
MotherIsabel UnknownSurname (say 1670 - )
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Robert Richardson was born cir. 1694 ?Eckford, ROX, SCT.1
     Robert Richardson married Jennet Leigerwood, daughter of Walter Ledgerwood and Margaret Henderson, on 3 Dec 1717 Eckford, ROX, SCT, entry reads: "Novr 2ond Robert Richison and Jennet Leigerwood in this parish gave up their Names in order to Marriadge (sic) Walter Leigerwood Cautioner (assumed to be Janet's father) gave to the poor 12 p;
Later on same page: "Decmbr 3 Robert Richison and Jennet Leigerwood Maried."1,3,4
     Robert Richardson died aft. 1736 prob. at Eckford, ROX, SCT.

External links

     Robert Richardson belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.


Jennet Leigerwood (cir. Dec 1693 - aft. 1736)
  • William Richardson (Nov 1718 - )
  • Walter Richardson+ (cir. 1720 - aft. Feb 1778); relationship assumed by naming pattern and place1
  • Isabel Richardson (cir. Oct 1722 - )
  • Robert Richardson (cir. Nov 1724 - )
  • Margaret Richardson (cir. Jan 1727 - )
  • John Richardson (cir. Jun 1729 - )
  • James Richardson (cir. Apr 1731 - )
  • Janet Richardson (cir. May 1733 - )
  • Adam Richardson (cir. Jan 1736 - )
ChartsWilliam RICHARDSON of Pringlestead, Eckford
My pedigree chart
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline

Helen Sinton WIGHT's ancestors

Last Edited1 Aug 2017


  1. Paul Richardson, "RICHARDSON, William of Eckford."
  2. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2007.
  3. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 1717 Robert RICHISON & Jennet LEIGERWOOD, batch M117872, Eckford, ROX, rechecked Oct 2007.
  4. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 1717 Robert RICHISON & Jennet LEIGERWOOD, Eckford, ROX Dist 787/A00 0010 0155, FR164, , copy d/loaded Oct 2007.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.