Jane Richardson1

(circa 1850 - 12 April 1898)
FatherJames Richardson1 (Nov 1824 - Aug 1903)
MotherMary Hogg1 (cir. 1826 - Feb 1901)
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Jane Richardson was born cir. 1850 Morebattle, ROX, SCT, (not obvious on igi, place from 1851 census.)1,2
     Jane Richardson died on 12 Apr 1898 Morebattle, ROX, SCT; 48.1

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Jane Richardson appeared on the census of 30 Mar 1851 in the Village, Morebattle, Par. of Morebattle, ROX, SCT, in the household of James Richardson and Mary Hogg as daughter of James.2 Jane Richardson appeared on the census of 1861 Morebattle, ROX, SCT, in the household of James Richardson and Mary Hogg as daughter of James.3
     Jane Richardson appeared on the census of 1871 in a "room above Square Hart Bank", Kelso, ROX, SCT, enumerated as as Jane Richardson, 21 gen dom serv b Morebattle, ROX a servant in the hsehold of James M Stewart 26 bank accountant b Eassie & Nevay, Fofrar; wife Mary C T 23 b Falkirk, STI; Children: Margaret H 3, b Kirkintillock, DND; Ann C 1 b Kelso.4
     Jane appeared on the census of 1881 Antonshill, Par. of Eccles, BEW, SCT, enumerated as Jane Richardson 29 housemaid b Morebattle, in hsehold of James Hunter, 25 Lieut 9th Lancers, b Edin MLN (and his mother, siblings +++.)5 She was not found in the census of 1891 ROX, SCT, (not immediately obvious ENG either.)6

Wills/bequests

     Jane Richardson wrote a will on 22 Sep 1897 Morebattle, ROX, SCT, the executors named were "Robert Richardson, Police Constable, Harbottle, in the County of Northumberland, my brother, and Robert Handyside, Solicitor, Supreme Courts of Scotland, Dalkeith". Her parents, or the survivor thereof, received the income on her estate, but could also claim up to £10 a year of the capital at the discretion of the Trustees; Residual estate to be divided: 1 part to brother Robert; 3 parts to brother James (but the Trustees could invest his share and only give him the income thereof if they thought fit, or any capital "as they shall deem proper and necessary"); 1 part each to nephews Robert and Alexander Richardson (children of her deceased sister Isabella) The will was witnessed by Robert Handyside, Mrs Isabella Hogg or Handyside, widow and Christina Handyside, Spinster.7 An Inventory of the estate of Jane Richardson was taken on 5 Jul 1898 Sheriff Court, Jedburgh, ROX, SCT, "Inventory of the Personal or Moveable Estate and Effects, wheresoever situated of the late Miss Jane Richardson, who resided at Morebattle in the County of Roxburgh, who died at Morebattle on the 12th day of April 1898
Total amount of Personal Estate situated in the United Kingdom £417/12/4 Signed R Handyside, Jas Gray JP
At Dalkeith, the second day of June Eighteen hundred and ninety eight Appeared Robert Handyside Solicitor Supreme Courts fo Scotland, Dalkeith, who being solemnly sworn and examined Deponses That the said Jane Richardson, who resided at Morebattle in the County of Roxburgh died at Morebattle, upon the twelfth day of April Eighteen hundred and ninety eight, and had at the time of her death her ordinary or principal domicle in the County of Roxburgh That the Deponent is the Executor nominate of the said deceased Jane Richardson along with Robert Richardson, Police Constable, sometime at Harbottle, in the County of Northumberland, now at Blyth, there, her brother, conform to Trust Disposition and Settlement executed by deceased dated twenty second September Eighteen hundred and ninety seven, which is now exhibited and signed by the Deponent and the said Justice of the Peace of this date, as relative hereto That the Deponent has entered, or is desirous to enter, upon the possession and management of the deceased's estate as Executor aforesaid does not exceed Five hundred pounds sterling as particularly shown in the foregoing Inventory and in the Statement and Accounts hereto annexed
Follows Confirmation:
Confirmation issued under the finance Act 1894 (57 and 58 Act Cap 30)
Confirmation in favour of Robert Richardson Police Constable, sometime at Harbottle, in the County of Northumberland now at Blyth there, and Robert Handyside, Solicitor Supreme Courts of Scotland, Dalkeith, Executors nominate of Jane Richardson, who resided at Morebattle in the County of Roxburgh who died testate on the 12th day of April 1898 at Morebattle, and had at the time of death her ordinary or principal domicile in Roxburghshire.Therefore I in her Majesty's name, and authority, Ratify, Approve, and Confirm the nomination of Executors contained in the foresaid Trust Disposition and Settlement, And I give and commit to the said Robert Richardson and Robert Handyside, and the survivor of them full power to uplift, receive, administer and dispose of the said Personal Estate and Effects, grant discharges thereof if needful to pursue therefor and generally everything concerning the same to do that to the Office of Executors nominate is known to belong.7

All the other info

     Jane Richardson is buried with James Richardson and Mary Hogg Morebattle, ROX, SCT; entry #158 of the h/stone transcripts showing: IMO James Richardson Morebattle who d. 13.8.1903 aged 76 yrs Mary Hogg his wife who d. 8.2.1901 aged 73 yrs their dtrs Jane who d. 12.4.1898 aged 48 yrs Isabella who d. 18.8.1877 aged 23 yrs.1
ChartsWilliam RICHARDSON of Pringlestead, Eckford
RUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls
FAMILTON
Last Edited1 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. Borders FHS, MIs: ROX Morebattle, H/stone #158, extracted Feb 2002.
  2. Graham MAXWELL, "EM Borders: ex Graham M," e-mail to L Henderson(1), 1851 ROX Census: Morebattle Parish, Book 1 Page 6, rcvd Feb 2004.
  3. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Morebattle, ROX Reg. 801 ED 1 Pg 11 Sched 72 hsehold of James & Mary RICHARDSON, extracted Jun 2007.
  4. 1871 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Kelso ROX Reg. 793 ED 6 Pg 24 Sched 120 hsehold of James & Mary STEWART, extracted Jun 2007.
  5. 1881 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Eccles, BEW, Reg. 737 ED 5 Pg 23 Sched 88 hsehold of James HUNTER, extracted Jun 2007.
  6. 1891 Census (images for ENG, transcriptions for SCT), UK, Via Ancestry.com, Searched Jun 2007.
  7. RICHARDSON, Jane, Inventory 1898, Jedburgh Sheriff Court (filed 5 Jul 1898) SC62/44/97: Will Sep 1897, and 1898 Confirmation, included with Inventory, copy d/loaded Jun 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.