James Richardson1

(circa April 1731 - )
FatherRobert Richardson (cir. 1694 - aft. 1736)
MotherJennet Leigerwood (cir. Dec 1693 - aft. 1736)
Relationship6th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Richardson was born cir. Apr 1731 Eckford, ROX, SCT.1 He was christened on 8 Apr 1731 Eckford, ROX.2
     James Richardson married Elizabeth Lidgerwood on 3 May 1760 Eckford, ROX.3,4, entry reads: May 3d James Richardson in the Parish of Linton & Elisabeth Lidgerwood in this Parish gave up their names for proclamation in order to marriage Willm Richardson & James Lidgerwood Cauthioners given to the Poor 1/6d
     I believe that this James is not the Morebattle minister who married Jean KER.
By naming pattern from the children of the minister, his father might be expected to be a John and mother Isobel, where there's a handy couple of the right names and about the right age in a John marrying Isobel Pringle.

I have however assumed, dangerous word, that the better candidate for this James is the one marrying Elizabeth Lidgerwood in 1760.
The cautioners for that marriage were a William Richardson and James Lidgerwood, and a couple of candidates for Elizabeth's birth in the right place - Eckford (but unfortunately, a choice of two, both father James, one in Moorhouse, t'other in Cavertoun.)5,6

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Richardson lived in May 1760 Par. of Linton, ROX, SCT.3


Elizabeth Lidgerwood (say 1735 - )
ChartsWilliam RICHARDSON of Pringlestead, Eckford
Last Edited3 Mar 2019


  1. H D W (15319), "Borders Corres. ex H D W," e-mail to L Henderson (1), ex OPR, rcvd Jun 1997.
  2. Paul Richardson, "RICHARDSON, William of Eckford."
  3. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 1760 James RICHARDSON & Elisabeth LIDGERWOOD, Eckford, ROX Dist 787/A00 0010 0186 Fr195, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  4. H D W (15319), "Borders Corres. ex H D W," e-mail to L Henderson (1), ex Eckford OPR, rcvd Jun 1997.
  5. Hew SCOTT, Fasti, Vol 2 p81 Morebattle.
  6. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Mar 2019.

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.