John Richardson1

(circa 1685 - 21 January 1761)

BMDB data

     John Richardson was born cir. 1685 ?Upper Roxburgh, ROX, SCT.2
     John Richardson married Isabel Pringle aft. 1705 ?ROX, SCT.2
     John Richardson died on 21 Jan 1761 Upper Roxburgh, ROX, SCT; "in the 77th yr of his age."2 He was buried with Isabel Pringle Roxburgh, ROX, SCT, Stone #129: James (from MI transcript, the stone apparently is barely visible, but was interpreted as John from an earlier photo) RICHARDSON the tenant in Upper Roxburgh who died 21.1.1761 in the 77th year of his age also Isabel PRINGLE his wife who died 2.12.1761 and Henry RICHARDSON their son late tenant in Clarilaw who died 19th March aged 70 years also Christian TROTTER his spouse who died 14.12.1803 aged 78 years and of Andrew RICHARDSON late tenant in Upper Roxburgh who died 3.8.1795 aged 70 years also Isabell DICKSON his spouse who died aged 85 years.
Likewise James RICHARDSON late tenant in Yetholm Mains who died 4.5.1791 (as per MI transcript, actually 1794) aged 40 years George RICHARDSON his son who died 11.11.1801 aged 11 years. At Yetholm 11.1.1807 Mary PRINGLE wife of James RICHARDSON late tenant in Kirk Yetholm Mains aged 47(?) years and James RICHARDSON their son who died at Abrigada in Portugal on 3.3.1811 aged 19 years Henry RICHARDSON late tenant in Woodside and Upper Chatto died at Bowmont Park near Guelph Upper Canada 11.4.1853 aged 66 years.2,3,1


     John Richardson was also known as James Richardson.2


Isabel Pringle (say 1685 - Dec 1761)
  • Henry Richardson2 (cir. 1715 - Mar 1785)
  • Andrew Richardson2,3 (cir. 1725 - Aug 1795)
ChartsTimeline for the Morebattle RICHARDSONs
John & Isabel (PRINGLE) RICHARDSON of Over Roxburgh
Last Edited4 Nov 2012


  1. Margaret THORNHILL, "EM RICHARDSON/PRINGLE/PRESTON ex Margaret T," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, H/stone John & Isavel (PRINGLE) RICHARDSON, (Roxburgh, ROX), from photo, extract rcvd Oct 2012.
  2. Elspeth Ewan, MIs: ROX Roxburgh, Family of James RICHARDSON & Isabel PRINGLE, #129, extracted Mar 2002.
  3. Margaret THORNHILL, "EM RICHARDSON/PRINGLE/PRESTON ex Margaret T," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Testament James RICHARDSON (1754-1794), tenant Yetholm Mains, extract rcvd Oct 2012.

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.