William Richardson1

(circa 1795 - between March 1878 and June 1878)

BMDB data

     William Richardson was born cir. 1795 Bowden, ROX, SCT, Birth/baptism not immediately obvious in established church records.
Bowden RICHARDSON baptisms consist of a grand total of 3:
- Mary in 1760 to a George;
- Christian in 1763 to a Henry & Christian (TROTTER);
- James in 1823 to John RICHARDSON & Isabel ANDERSON,
this latter John being the son of James & Margaret (MABON) RICHARDSON whose other children were born in Earlston.
As Christian's parents appear to be a William and Margaret, and we don't appear to have a 2nd daughter to gain a hint of William's mother's name from the Scottish naming pattern, either William's father was also a William, or there's an earlier child we don't yet know about or they didn't follow the naming pattern.1,2,3,4
     William Richardson married Christian Outersen, daughter of William Outtersen and Margaret Donald, say 1826 ?Ladykirk, BEW, SCT.5
     William Richardson died bet. Mar 1878 - Jun 1878 reg. Dist of Berwick, NBL, ENG.6
     Some trees say the dancing master William, married to Christian OUTERSON, is William son of James and Margaret (MABON) RICHARDSON.
But the dancing master chap consistently states he was born Midlem, Bowden, not Morebattle, and the baptisms for James & Margaret (MABON) RICHARDSON clearly show the family as "in Morebattle".
Unfortunately, the dancing master William moved to England and died there, so we don't have the benefit of an informative Scottish death cert. to confirm or deny this potential id.
All is not lost for the connection however, as it is possible that his mother Margaret was born in Bowden and possibly went home to Mum for her first child?
DNA results are a little inconclusive.
Yes there is a match, and yes it is an exact match on the markers we can compare between the two different companies used by the participants, but that only tells us the maximum genetic difference is 5.
Comparing like to like, yes there is also a distant match to the lines of William of Pringlestead and the James married to Christian OUTERSON, with all differences being on faster mutating markers.4

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     William Richardson and Christian Richardson appeared on the census of 1841 Harbottle, Dist of Rothbury, NBL, ENG, and are assumed to be husband and wife. They were enumerated as RICHARDSON: William 40 dancing master b SCT; Christian 40 b SCT; in hsehold of Thomas (50 shoemaker) & Elizabeth NESBIT.7
     The census of 1851 showed William with his wife Christian Swinton, BEW, SCT, household enumerated as RICHARDSON: William 54 teaching of dancing b Midlem, ROX; wife Christian 53 dancing master's wife b Ladykirk, BEW; Son George 13 scholar b Ladykirk.5
     William Richardson was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1861 44 Square, Swinton, BEW, SCT, with Christian enumerated as RICHARDSON: William 65 teacher of dancing b Bowden, ROX; wife Christian 64 b Ladykirk, BEW.1
     William Richardson was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1871 on the Main St, Nth Side, Norham, Dist of Berwick, NBL, ENG, enumerated as RICHARDSON: William wid. 75 dancing master b SCT; son George 31 tailor b Berwck; Dtr in law Sarah 29 b ?Rutlandshire?; Grddtr Elizabeth 8 mos b Norham, NBL; Boarder Thomas HAMILTON 18 journeyman tailor b Berwick.8

External links

     William Richardson is the subject(s) of a family history - click here for further information.9
     William Richardson belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

Christian Outersen (cir. Nov 1796 - bet. Sep 1870 - Dec 1870)
Children
  • William Richardson10,11 (Jan 1828 - Jul 1876)
  • John Richardson10,12 (May 1830 - )
  • Margaret Richardson10 (Feb 1833 - )
  • George Richardson5,13 (Dec 1837 - Apr 1920)
ChartsTimeline for the Morebattle RICHARDSONs
William & Christian (OUTTERSON) RICHARDSON - the dancing master
Last Edited21 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Swinton, BEW, Reg. 755 ED: 1; Page: 19; Sched. 101, hsehold of William & Christian RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  2. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, ROX Baptisms: RICHARDSON, Morebattle, Bowden, Eckford, Maxton, extracted Aug 2012 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  3. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, BEW Baptisms: RICHARDSON, Earlston, Ladykirk, Swinton, Simprin, Whitsome, extracted Aug 2012 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2012.
  5. 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Swinton, BEW, Par. 755 ED: 1; Page: 19; Sched. 95, hsehold of William & Christian RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  6. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1878 Q2 William RICHARDSON, aged 82, reg. Berwick, NBL, 10b/233, extracted Aug 2012.
  7. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Civil Parish: Holystone; Sub Dist Elsdon, Dist Rothbury, NBL HO107; Piece: 830; Book: 10; ED: 4a; Folio: 5; Page: 11; hsehold of Thomas & Elizabeth NESBIT, extracted Aug 2012.
  8. 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Norham, Dist of Berwick, NBL RG10; Piece: 5186; Folio: 46; ED 4; Page: 2; Sched. 9, hsehold of William RICHARDSON, extracted Aug 2012.
  9. Various authors, Assorted RICHARDSON Web searches/Correspondence, Family of William RICHARDSON & Christian OUTTERSON, by descendant Tim, online at http://www.williamrichardson.ca/richardsonW1.htm, extracted Aug 2012.
  10. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth William (8 Jan 1828), John (16 May 1830), Margaret (13 Feb? 1833) children of William RICHARDSON, dancing master, and Christian OUTERSEN, Bap. entries Whitsome & Hilton, BEW, 757/00 020 0045, copy d/loaded Aug 2012.
  11. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Birth/Bap.? 31 Dec 1837 George s/o William RICHARDSON & Christian BUTERSON (sic), Ladykirk, BEW, 46/00 0020 0029, extracted from index Aug 2012 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  12. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 30 Apr 1857 John s/o William RICHARDSON & Christina OUTTERSON; Elizabeth d/o John SIMPSON & Isabella SMITH, Calton, Edin. MLN, 685/06 #64, copy d/loaded Aug 2012.
  13. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Birth/Bap.? 31 Dec 1837 George s/o William RICHARDOSN & Christian BUTERSON (sic), Ladykirk, BEW, 46/00 0020 0029, extracted from index Aug 2012 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk

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