Robert Richardson1

(circa August 1740 - )
FatherWilliam Richardson1 (cir. Jun 1707 - aft. 1748)
MotherJannet Douglas1 (say 1705 - )
Relationship1st cousin 7 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Robert Richardson was born cir. Aug 1740 Kelso, ROX, SCT.1 He was baptized on 11 Aug 1740 Kelso, ROX.1
     I'm tempted to connect the Robert married to Agnes MURRAY as being one and the same as the Robert bap. 1740 to William RICHARDSON and Janet DOUGLAS.
BUT naming pattern of Robert and Agnes' children indicates that although Janet is obviously an important name for the family, she looks to be the eldest daughter, indicating Agnes MURRAY's mother, rather than Robert's, and the first known (to me) son was a Robert. Her parents may then be John and Janet MURRAY and his Robert and Agnes.
All of which is assuming that the naming pattern was important to them, and we have the first four children identified.
The other niggle is that although Robert was indeed baptized in Kelso, two years later the family were in Linton and 6 years later, Crailing. Did they return to Kelso?2
ChartsWilliam RICHARDSON of Pringlestead, Eckford
Last Edited6 Sep 2016


  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1740 Robert to William RICHARDSON & Janet DOUGLAS, batch C117934, Kelso, ROX, extracted Oct 2007.
  2. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2016.

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.