James Richardson1,2

(circa 1731 - 8 February 1807)

BMDB data

     James Richardson was born cir. 1731.3
     James Richardson married Jean Ker, daughter of Andrew Ker, on 26 Nov 1764 Oxnam, ROX, SCT, Four entries in the Oxnam OPR:
Top of the page: Nov 26th The revd Mr Jas Richardson Minr of the Gospel at Oxnam and Miss Jean Ker was married
Further down page: Novr 11th The revd Mr Jas Richardson Minr of the Gospel in the parish of Oxnam and Miss Jeany Kerr in the parish of Hunam were proclaimed pro primo
Novr 18th proclaimed pro secondo
Nov 25th The above parties were proclaimed pro tertio.1,4
     James Richardson died on 8 Feb 1807; "in his 76th year."3

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Richardson was licensed by Presbytery of Kelso 1st Apr 1755 on 1 Apr 1755 Kelso, ROX, SCT.5 On 15 Apr 1762 James Richardson was then ordained by it (Presb. of Kelso) 15th Apr 1762, as assistant in a Presb. congregation at Sunderland, whence he removed to Yorkshire.5,6 He was Min. of a Presb. cong. in Yorkshire; pres. by George III 25 Aug 1763, and by William, Marquess of Lothian, 9 Dec 1763; adm. 8 Feb 1764 on 25 Aug 1763 YKS, ENG.7 He was admitted to Oxnam 8th Nov 1764, presented by John, Duke of Roxburghe Aug 1785, transferred and admitted 6 Jul 1786 on 8 Nov 1764 Oxnam, ROX, SCT.5 He was trans. & adm. 6 Jul 1786 on 6 Jul 1786 Morebattle, ROX, SCT.5

All the other info

     James Richardson was/were mentioned in the obituary of John Richardson on 14 Mar 1818 SC, USA.8


Jean Ker (say 1740 - Apr 1823)
  • John Richardson5 (Jul 1765 - Mar 1818)
  • Kerr Richardson5 (Feb 1767 - bet. 1797 - 1817)
  • William Richardson5 (Jan 1768 - Jul 1774)
  • Henry Richardson5,9 (Oct 1769 - Nov 1828)
  • Charles Richardson5 (Jan 1773 - Jul 1775)
  • Cicely Richardson5 (May 1774 - )
  • Isobel Richardson5 (May 1776 - )
ChartsJames & Jean (KER) RICHARDSON Minister of Morebattle from 1786 to 1807
Last Edited16 Jan 2015


  1. Hew SCOTT, Fasti, Marr. 26 Nov 1764 James RICHARDSON & Jean KER, Vol 2 p81 Morebattle.
  2. Borders FHS, MIs: ROX Morebattle, List of Ministers, Morebattle St Lawrence.
  3. Hew SCOTT, Fasti, Dth 8 Feb 1807 Rev James RICHARDSON, in his 76th year, Vol 2 p81 Morebattle.
  4. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Marr. 26 Nov 1764 James RICHARDSON & Jeany KER, Oxnam, ROX, from Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910 batch M11802-2 films 1067950, 0102300, extracted Oct 2012.
  5. Hew SCOTT, Fasti, Vol 2 p81 Morebattle.
  6. Hew SCOTT, Fasti, Vol 7 p481, Durham.
  7. Hew SCOTT, Fasti, Vol 2 p137 Oxnam.
  8. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 14 Mar 1818 John eldest s/o Rev James RICHARDSON of Morebattle, b. 29 Jul 1765 Oxnam, ROX, bur. St Michael's Cem., Charleston, SC, from Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830, extracted Aug 2012.
  9. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, RICHARDSONs in Black Swamp Cem., Hampton Co, Sth Carolina, USA, transcr. by Ann BAKERJul 2001, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/sc/hampton/cemeteries/…, extracted Dec 2009.

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