First Generation

1. William RICHARDSON, son of John RICHARDSON (1742-1824) and Elspeth WRIGHT (1738-1778), was born 1770. William died 1849 in Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. His body was interred in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

He married Elizabeth HANNAH. Elizabeth was born in Dornock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 1773, the daughter of Robert HANNAH and Mary SCOTT. She was listed as a resident with her daughter (Margaret RICHARDSON, unmarried, aged 39, dressmaker) and granddaughter (Elizabeth BONSTEAD, unmarried, aged 37, servant, born in Lochmaben) in the census report in High Street, Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, 1861. Elizabeth died 4 Nov 1862 in Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

William's occupation: Blacksmith.

William RICHARDSON and Elizabeth HANNAH had the following children all born in Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland:

 
2. i. Mary Johnston RICHARDSON was born 24 May 1800.
 
3. ii. Elspeth RICHARDSON was born 24 Mar 1802 and died April 1802 in Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
 
4. iii. Thomas RICHARDSON was born 24 Feb 1804 and died 8 Apr 1807 in Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
 
5. iv. Janet RICHARDSON was born 17 Nov 1805.
 
6. v.  Elspeth RICHARDSON was born 31 Dec 1807 and died 3 Jun 1817 in Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
 
7. vi. John RICHARDSON was born 29 May 1810. He married Janet HENDERSON. John's family.
 
8. vii. Thomas RICHARDSON was born 12 Jul 1812. He married Jannet WILSON. Thomas' family.
 
9. viii. James RICHARDSON was born 24 Jul 1814.
 
10. ix. Margaret RICHARDSON was born 22 Oct 1818. Margaret's occupation: Dressmaker. She was listed as a resident in the census report in Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, 1851 and 1861.
 
11. x. Isabella RICHARDSON was born 20 Mar 1824.
 

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