William Richardson1

(circa December 1764 - )
FatherWalter Richardson (cir. 1720 - aft. Feb 1778)
MotherMargaret Shiell (Jul 1723 - aft. 1764)
Relationship5th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William Richardson was born cir. Dec 1764 Morebattle, ROX, SCT.2 He was baptized on 27 Dec 1764 Morebattle, ROX; entry reads: Walter Richard (sic) in Templehall his son William baptized Witnesses Thomas Whiley, Andrew Hay.2
     William Richardson married Janet Elliott on 30 May 1789 Bedrule, ROX, SCT, entry reads: Gave in their names to be proclamed in order to marriage William Richardson & Janet Elliott both in the parish they ?? to the poor £-/1/-d.3
     The William married to Janet ELLIOTT at Bedrule in 1789 is presumed to be the William baptized to Walter RICHARDSON & Margaret SHIEL because:
1) when son Walter baptized William was described as "smith at Nenthorn" - right occupation, right name for 1st son
2) Inventory/will of son Walter's wife Elizabeth ROBERTSON named as executor a Robert RICHARDSON Orchardfield, Main Place. This Robert was William's grandson for son Robert's son James.4,5,6

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     William Richardson was a smith in Jun 1791 Nenthorn, BEW, SCT.4


     As of 1764, William Richardson was also known as William Richard.7


Janet Elliott (say 1770 - )
ChartsWilliam RICHARDSON of Pringlestead, Eckford
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Last Edited29 Oct 2017


  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1791 Walter to William RICHARDSON, batch C117826, Bedrule, ROX, extracted Oct 2007.
  2. Paul Richardson, "RICHARDSON, William of Eckford", Bap. 27 Dec 1764 William s/o Walter RICHARDSON & Margaret SHIELL, Morebattle, ROX.
  3. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 30 May 1789 William RICHARDSON & Janet ELLIOTT, Bedrule, ROX, 782 40/89 copy rcvd from HDW, Oct 2017.
  4. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 12 Jun 1791 Walter s/o Wm RICHARDSON, smith in Nenthorn, at Bedrule, ROX, copy rcvd from HDW, Oct 2017.
  5. Inventory, 1863, Edinburgh Sheriff Court (11 Dec 1863) SC70/1/118: Copy d/loaded Jun 2007.
  6. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2017.
  7. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 27 Dec 1764 William s/o Walter RICHARD (sic) in Templehall, Morebattle, ROX, 801/ 10 28 , copy d/loaded Oct 2017.
  8. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Jun 2007, updated Oct 2017.

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.