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  Richardson
working notes
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this page serves as a cyber "working notes" page for W5 and W6 and anybody else working on W1 and W2

Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths began in Scotland on 1st January 1855.
The General Register Office for Scotland www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/
GROS - Family Records www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/grosweb/grosweb.nsf/pages/famrec
Therefore, before 1855 it is increasingly difficult to trace family names since it was not done except by those of some standing in the community and all the records of consequence would be within the various parish churches.
 
 
working notes

- W5 suggests that since so many of the Richardsons have served in the army, it is possible W1 served and since the geographic location is close to Coldstream W1 might very well have served in the famous British Regiment "Coldstream Guards"

- if W2 was born in 1828 in Scotland, then we can guess that if W1 served in the Coldstream Guards, it would have been approx. between 1815-1830
- in 1806-1813 the regiment was intensively involved in the war with Napoleon
- in 1838-42. the 2nd Battalion was sent to Canada during the troubles - this might have been a cause for W2 to go to Canada if his father has served time there
 
 official British Army website www.army.mod.uk/coldstreamguards/

HISTORY OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS www.army.mod.uk/coldstreamguards/history.htm
"The 2nd Battalion took part in the subsequent occupation of Paris, remaining in France until the summer of 1816. The 1st Battalion went to Portugal in 1827-28 and the 2nd Battalion to Canada during the troubles of 1838-42."

 Tim emailed June 29th, 2003 Archives.rhqcoldmgds@milnet.uk.net which is the contact for the Coldstream Guards

- W5 suggests that if W1 was not with the Coldstream Guards, he might have been with The King's Own Scottish Borderers
Tim checked the WWW and found http://www.kosb.co.uk/
 
"The King's Own Scottish Borderers - we are one of the oldest unamalgamated and  operational Regiments in the British Army! "

from this page  http://www.kosb.co.uk/museum.htm an email is available
Tim emailed rhqkosb@kosb.co.uk  June 29, 2003

from their website, KOSB had postings which included Canada (1865-66)
 http://www.kosb.co.uk/history.htm



their website says KOSB has no personnel records, we have to contact
Army Personnel Centre ,  Historic Disclosures, Mailpoint 400, Kentigern House Glasgow G2 8EX.


2003 July 10th, received email from 
Brigadier Colin Sibun, dir@amot.demon.co.uk
Director, AMOT
"I regret that we do not hold any records here or have the facilities for
ancestor research.  The Trust's Guide to Ancestor Tracing, which you have
already seen on the web,  is the best that I can do I'm afraid."

also note  http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/ancestor.htm
more work needed to browse this site


 http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/
searched  http://www.documentsonline.pro.gov.uk for William Richardson 1790- found many records but none related to Horndean or Berwickshire

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If W2 was a mason in Kingston, chances are his father was a mason in Berwickshire
- check masonic sources in Berwickshire
 http://www.grandlodgescotland.com/website/el_b.html
the Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lothian & Berwickshire Web site.

emailed George Donnelly June 29th george.donnelly1@virgin.net
 

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W1 was a "Dancing Master"
DANCE SCHOOLS IN  SCOTLAND
 http://www.danceschools-uk.co.uk/html/scotland.html

found a
Mary-Jane Hodgson, Berwickshire High School, 3 Coldstream Mains, Coldstream, Berwickshire. TD12 4ES

Scottish Country Dance http://www.standingstones.com/scotdanc.html
from this page we see
"...when private dancing masters appeared they had to be approved by the licensing authority. In Edinburgh we read of a Master of Revels who claimed to have authority in 1694 over all kinds of music making, and even games and sports, to see that "nothing immoral or indecent" was allowed"
- therefore, this begs the question, if William Richardson b. 17?? was a dancing master, he may have been described someplace that issued licenses

"there was a vast increase in the amount of dancing done in Scotland, until by the 1770s it had become a major national pastime."
David Johnson,  Music and Society in Lowland Scotland in the Eighteenth Century



 looked briefly at http://www.scottishdance.net/ it is a huge Scottish Dance "portal"
 
30June2003 emailed Ian Brockbank who runs the site asking about a dancing master
Highland Dance Webring site owned by Ian Brockbank.  http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=highlandance;list
emailed Ian and got a friendly reply July 1st, he had forwarded my inquiry to others in their organization

 



The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society http://www.scottishdance.org/
The RSCDS Headquarters are based in Edinburgh
30June2003 emailed them at info@rscds.org


"Most dancing masters would have played the violin or kit, so that they could demonstrate the steps to the dances with the music."
Mary Anne Alburger,  Scottish Fiddlers and their Music
- so maye we should also look for something to do with a fiddle and William Richardson?


  checked "dancing master" berwickshire, only 4 hits, nothing there


If he was a Scottish Dancing Master, and not just a Dancing Master, he would have worn a kilt
? this begs the question, what tartan did he wear?

 
Viv Dunstan's indexes: Coldingham mortcloth index, 1694-1759
 http://www.vivdunstan.clara.net/indexes/coldmort.html
"Mortcloths were hired out by the kirk session to cover a coffin, and the mortcloth index for Coldingham parish in Berwickshire covers almost 4000 burials. The index entries give the name of the deceased person, where he or she was living, and extra details"
Tim emailed Viv Dunstan in June 2003 and she replied that the index did not cover the dates we were seeking - click on the image to see her email

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Richardson message boards
 http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/an/surnames.richardson
Richardson message boards
 http://genforum.genealogy.com/richardson/
USERID "witi * * * "  Password: "secret"
IGI
International Geneological Index
- a project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  www.familysearch.org

"The I. G. I. extraction process (see "1992 Revisions", above) typically gives all entries of a particular type from a single source a "Batch Number". Once you have a Batch Number, you can see all the entries from that same source by searching on the Batch Number. Batch numbers are typically something like  B123456 or M654321. The first letter denotes the type of record - C for births/baptisms/christenings and M for marriage. According to Genuki, the letters A,
     C, E, I, J, K, M, and P are all sometimes used as prefixes.

     Batch numbers that are all-numeric identify entries submitted by members of the LDS Church.
 To search the online I. G. I. at FamilySearch.com: Once you know the batch number you want, you can go to the IGI search and enter Smith in the "Last Name" box with no "First Name". Then pick event "all" and a date range like within 20 years of 1820 (to keep it manageable, particularly with a common name). Then pick the Region and Country and County (British Isles, England, Lincoln) then enter the batch number (with the letter in uppercase). It should  come up with a list of everyone on that batch number with the surname you asked for. 
tips come from  http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/igi.html

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IGI search
2003 July 9
using
William Richardson 1770-1810
- in Berwick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IGI search
2003 July 9
using
William Richardson 1770-1810
- in Berwick

http://www.familysearch.org
2. William Richardson m. 1778 Dec 18 Elizabeth Yule - IGI has no info on this William, parents or children
3. William Richardson b. 1781  d.  1867 Nov 16  Ayton Parish, , Berwick, - IGI has no info on this William, parents
4. William Richardson m. 1789 Nov 20  Elspeth Atchison Cockburnspath, Berwick - IGI has no info on this William, parents or children
5. William Richardson m. 1802 July 04 Margaret Fortune , Hutton, Berwick,- IGI has no info on this William, parents or children
6. William Richardson d. 1867 Nov 16 ,m. 1806 July 21 Margaret Turnet(r?), Hutton, Berwick - IGI has no info on this William, parents or children
IGI search
2003 July 9
using
William Richardson 1730-1770
- in Berwick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IGI search
2003 July 9
using
William Richardson 1730-1770
- in Berwick

http://www.familysearch.org
1. William Richardson b. 1733 Jan 16 chr Jan 28  Lauder, Berwick - IGI lists his father as James Richardson, mother Magdelen Wilson
- no further details on father James or mother Magdelen - no siblings or descendants listed for William b. 1733
2. William Richardson - same
3. William Richardson m. 1749 June 15 Jean Scot - IGI lists no parents, siblings or descendants
4. William Richardson chr 1754 - this is the same William we have on http://www.williamrichardson.ca/richardsonW1.htm as a son of an unknown John Richardson - IGI provides no birth or death date for this William, not any descendants - all they have is him being christened 1754 May 22
5. William Richardson m. 1757 May 10 Elspeth Aitkin , Eccles, Berwick - IGI lists no parents, siblings or descendants
6. William Richardson m. 1757 May 15 ? ?     Greenlaw, Berwick, - IGI lists no spouse, parents, siblings or descendants
7. William Richardson m. 1763 Oct 23 Allison Home, Ayton, Berwick - IGI lists no parents, siblings or descendants
8. William Ritchardson m. 1765 Apr 07 - wrong spelling - did not check him
IGI search
2003 July 9
using
William Richardson
and various spellings
of Christian Outerson

NO HITS on any of the combinations to the right

William Richardson, Any Event, 1730 - 1770, Berwick, Scotland, 
                 Spouse: Outerson
William Richardson, Any Event, 1770 - 1810, Berwick, Scotland, 
                 Spouse: Outerson
William Richardson, Any Event, 1810 - 1850, Berwick, Scotland, 
                 Spouse: Outerson


William Richardson, Any Event, 1750 - 1790, Berwick, Scotland, 
                 Spouse: Outterson
William Richardson, Any Event, 1790 - 1830, Berwick, Scotland, 
                 Spouse: Outterson
William Richardson, Any Event, 1830 - 1870, Berwick, Scotland, 
                 Spouse: Outterson


William Richardson, Any Event, 1800 - 1840, Berwick, Scotland, British Isles
                 Spouse: Outersen

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2003 July 13 -  IGI search Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  www.familysearch.org
did a search of the entire Batch # C117382 and C117572  for Richardsons 1720 - 1808
- came up with these female names
- clicked on all of them and their fathers were revealed, but no mothers, clicking on the father's names yielded no further info
- listed them here for future cross referencing possibilities
Andrew Richardson
- daughter Margaret Richardson b. 1721 chr Dec 31 Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

William Richardson
- daughter Agnes Richardson b. 1726 chr Jan 02 Whitsome And Hilton, Berwick ICI Batch #C117572

William Richardson
- daughter Alison Richardson b. 1726 chr Oct 31 Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

William Richardson
- daughter Margaret Richardson b. 1730 chr Mar 22 Whitsome And Hilton, Berwick ICI Batch #C117572

James Richardson
- daughter Isabel Richardson b. 1747 chr Nov 07 Whitsome And Hilton, Berwick ICI Batch #C117572

James Richardson
- daughter Agnes Richardson b. 1749 chr Apr 23 Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

James Richardson
- daughter Margaret Richardson b. 1750 chr Mar 20 Whitsome And Hilton, Berwick ICI Batch #C117572

John Richardson
- daughter Margaret Richardson b. 1750 chr Mar 01 Whitsome And Hilton, Berwick ICI Batch #C117572

James Richardson
- daughter Isabel Richardson b. 1764 chr June 24  Whitsome And Hilton, Berwick ICI Batch #C117572

John Richardson
- daughter Elizabeth Richardson b. 1765 chr Sept 08 Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

John Richardson
- daughter Kathrine Richardson b. 1775 Oct Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

John Richardson
- daughter Christian Richardson b. 1793 chr Aug 18,  Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

John Richardson
- daughter Elizabeth Richardson b. 1796 chr Jan 11 Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

James Richardson
- daughter Elizabeth Richardson b. 1774 chr Dec 19  Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

James Richardson
- daughter Isabel Richardson b. 1773 chr Sept 27 Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

George Richardson
- daughter Elizabeth Richardson b. 1792 chr Oct 03 Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

George Richardson
- daughter Margaret Richardson b. 1800 chr Mar 24 Edrom, Berwick ICI Batch # C117382

John Richardson - marraige to Margaret Smith 1733 July 13 Stitchel, Roxburgh  ICI Batch # M118084

William Richardson -  Marriage to Jean Landreth 16 MAY 1757 Stitchel, Roxburgh  ICI Batch # M118084

William Richardson - Marriage to Janet Rowan : 1766 Nov 03 Stitchel, Roxburgh  ICI Batch # M118084
 

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search string "William Richardson" 13,700 hits
search string "William Richardson" Scotland 1,020 hits
search string "William Richardson" Berwickshire 14 hits
search string "William Richardson" eccles 81 hits
- checked them all 2003 July 13
- was looking for a William in the 1700's that had a son William, found nothing
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working notes
- since Outerson is a more uncommon name, have been cross checking Oterson with Richardson and Outerson with Berwickshire

found a William Polwarth died 25/3/1828 63 yrs.wife Margaret Outerson died
     2/2/1857 75 yrs.also children:David 22/8/1795 3 weeks intered Swinton      Churchyard

also Outersons at  http://homepage.ntlworld.com/d.utterson/Gen/p0000003.htm#I93

Otterson   http://www.surnameweb.org/registry/o/t/t/otterson.shtml

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The Statistical Accounts of Scotland, online version, 1791-99 and 1845  http://stat-acc-scot.edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/stat-acc-scot.asp
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http://www.scot-borders.co.uk/default.asp The Scottish Borders Tourist Board

finding Tartans  www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/scotland/webcams.html
Scottish Web Cams www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/scotland/webcams.html

six online lessons in how to speak Scottish Gaelic  http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/ionnsachadh/bac/
 
 
We have 3 John  Richardsons
1. John Richardson b. 1830
2. John R. Richardson b. 1863
3. John R. Richardson born around 1880's or early 1890's
W5 says a John Richardson was rumoured to have been seen in Australia
- thinks it might be the one born in 1863
Searching www.yahoo.com 29June2003 with 
"John R. Richardson" returned 11 links - nothing appeared to match
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working notes

found
page 73 no 146 Dec 25 1847 Charles David BIGGILL, full age, bachelor, Shoemaker , Staunton Street, Landport & Martha RICHARDSON, full age,
spinster, Staunton Street, Landport, by banns, fathers  Jonathan BIGGILL, Publican & George RICHARDSON, Shipwright, in the presence of George
RICHARDSON  & Fanny CYSELL
at
 http://www.knightsure.co.uk/knightroots/genealogy/transcriptions/Parishes_P/Portsea_Portsmouth_Southsea/Marriages/marriages.htm

 

Looking for any information about a George Richardson, father(maybe) of Margaret, who married William Elliott. Her sister's names were Jannet and Ellen. The time period for all this would be around 1800 in Scotland. The Elliotts eventually ended up in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. In Scotland they lived in "Parish of Arnan,
County of Dumfries, North Britian" 
posted http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?scotland::richardson::2697.html
RW Sanders   rw1146@aol.com

Interesting Richardsons
James Richardson (reg No. 1048) winner of the Victoria Cross
Piper 16th Battalion Manitoba Regiment (Canadian Scottish) C E F. 
Born on 25th November 1895 at Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland. 
Died on 9th October 1916 at Regina trench, Somme, France. 
Memorial at Adanac Military Cemetery, France. 
Citation reads: 
On 8th October, 1916 at Regina trench, Somme, France, the company was held up by very strong wire and came under intense fire. Piper Richardson, who had
obtained permission to play the company 'over-the-top' strode up and down outside the wire playing his pipes, which so inspired the company that the wire was
rushed and the position captured. Later the piper was detailed to take back a wounded comrade and some prisoners, but after preceding some distance he insisted
on turning back to recover its pipes which he had left behind. He was never seen again. 
 http://www.victoriacross.co.uk/descrip_r.html
Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson
was a native of England, having been born October 28, 1817
moved in 1841 to America and in 1849 came across the plains and settled in Sacramento, which was then a tented city.
  In the early 1850's she and her husband conducted a hotel on the northwest corner of 10th and K Streets. She was the first owner of the property on which
  Turner Hall now stands.   Later the couple resided on thier ranch known as Rancho Del Rio, six miles south of this city. In 1882 her husband died and she lived on the ranch until 1853,  when she met J. Grundon, a cattleman, and was married. They made a return visit to England, but after the Civil War, came back to reside at Rancho Del Rio. In  1877 her second husband died and she sold the ranch.
  In 1878 she married John Richardson, and they built a fine house on Sutter Terrace, where they resided for nearly thirty years. Since the death of her late
  husband, Mrs. Richardson has resided with her stepdaughter, Mrs. Leggitt.  One of her cherished hopes was that she would live to bee 100 years of age.
  The funderal will take place tommorrow afternoon at 2 oclock from the undertaking parlors pf Miller and Skeltom. Friends are invited to the funeral. Interment will  be private. http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/surnames.richardson/4207

 
 
 
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