Robert Richardson1

(say 1740 - )

BMDB data

     Robert Richardson was born say 1740 ?Kelso, ROX, SCT.1,2
     Robert Richardson married Agnes Murray say 1765 ?Kelso, ROX, not immediately obvious on SctP.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?3

Family

Agnes Murray (say 1755 - )
Children
  • Janet Richardson4 (cir. May 1767 - )
  • Robert Richison5 (Jan 1769 - )
  • Agnes Richardson6 (Mar 1770 - bet. 1770 - 1781)
  • John Richardson7 (Jan 1772 - )
  • Janet Richardson8 (cir. Jan 1774 - )
  • William Richardson1 (Jan 1776 - )
  • Agnes Richardson9 (cir. May 1781 - )
Last Edited6 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 8 Jan Bap. 14 Jan 1776 William s/o Robert RICHARDSON & Agnes MURRAY, Kelso, ROX 793/00 0030 0332, copy d/loaded Sep 2016.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 5 Jan Bap. 15 Jan 1769 Robert s/o Robert RICHISON & Agness MURY, Kelso, ROX, 793/00 0030 0244, copy d/loaded Sep 2016.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2016.
  4. Scotland: OPR index, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", Bap. 31 May 1767 Janet d/o Robert RICHARDSON & Agnes MURRAY, Kelso, ROX, from https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQHC-J5P film 1067946 batch C11793-5, extracted Sep 2016.
  5. Scotland: OPR index, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", Birth 5 Jan Bap. 15 Jan 1769 Robert s/o Robert RICHISON & Agness MURY, Kelso, ROX, from https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT1H-BHY film 1067946 batch C11793-5, extracted Sep 2016.
  6. Scotland: OPR index, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", Birth 21 Mar Bap. 25 Mar 1770 Agnes d/o Robert RICHARDSON & Agnes MURRAY, Kelso, ROX, film 1067946, extracted Sep 2016.
  7. Scotland: OPR index, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", Birth 16 Jan Bap. 26 Jan 1772 John s/o Robert RICHARDSON & Agnes MURRAY, Kelso, ROX, film 1067946, extracted Sep 2016.
  8. Scotland: OPR index, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", Bap. 30 Jan 1774 Janet d/o Robert RICHARDSON & Agnes MURRAY, Kelso, ROX, from (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQHC-2J5 film 1067946 batch C11793-5, extracted Sep 2016.
  9. Scotland: OPR index, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", Bap. 31 May 1781 Agnes d/o Robert RICHARDSON & Agnes MURRAY, Kelso, ROX, from https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQHC-G96 film 1067946 batch C11793-5, extracted 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.