William Richardson1

(28 February 1796 - )
FatherJames Richardson1 (say 1770 - aft. 1812)
MotherMargaret Mabon1 (say Jan 1771 - 1812)

BMDB data

     William Richardson was born on 28 Feb 1796 ?Morebattle, ROX, SCT, Successive entries all on the one page read: "James Richardson tailor in Morebattle & Margaret Mabon his spouse, had a son born 28th Febr 1796 - named William
... had a son born 29th July 1797 - named John
... had a daughter born 1st Apr 1800 - named Elizabeth
... had a son born 22nd Decr 1802 - named James."1,2
     Although we can assume father James was living in Morebattle in 1802, the last of the list of births recorded on the same page of the Morebattle OPR, was he in Bowden in 1796?
As we potentially* have an excellent dna match between descendants of William the Dancing Master, who states he was born Bowden, and of James married to Mary MOFFATT, who could be this William's brother, perhaps James and Margaret moved to Morebattle?
Aiding this possibility are the baptisms of the remaining children, from Thomas 1807 on, who were baptised at the Gateshaw Session of Morebattle.
* "potentially" is because although the match is an exact match on the markers we can compare, there are 5 that we cannot as one tested on ancestry, the other on the preferred FamilyTreeDNA (see the Richardson Surname page for more information).3

External links

     Click here to see William's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.4
ChartsJames & Margaret (MABON) RICHARDSON of Morebattle
Last Edited25 Apr 2014


  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 28 Feb 1796 William s/o James RICHARDSON & Margaret MABON, batch C118012, Morebattle, ROX, extracted Jul 2008.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 28 Feb 1796 William s/o James RICHARDSON (tailor in Morebattle) & Janet MABON, reg. Morebattle, ROX, bulk entry 1796 to 1802 on the one page, 801/00 0010 0072, copy d/loaded Apr 2014.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Apr 2014.
  4. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Aug 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.