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Agnes (Fairbairn) Riddell (1787 - 1863)

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Agnes "Nancy" Riddell formerly Fairbairn
Born in Midlem Eastfield, Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Southdean and Abbotrule, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Died in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Fairbairn-860 created 17 Apr 2016 | Last modified
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Biography

Agnes / Nancy Fairbairn was born about 1788.

In her marriage record and in the record for the birth of her first child, her name is given as Nancy. But in the records for the births of her subsequent children, her name is given as Agnes. In birth records under both names, her husband is listed as John Riddell and his occupation as "miller". No records for a marriage between a John Riddell and an Agnes Fairbairn have been found. Thus it is reasonable to assume that Nancy and Agnes Fairbairn are the same person. [1]
Baptised as Agnes Fairbairn, died as Agnes Riddell, appears in census as Nancy Riddell [2]

Born 15 JUL 1787. Midlem Eastfield, Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland. [3]

Note: 1851 census implies about 1793, Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland. [4]

Christening: 23 JUL 1787. Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: Archibald Fairbairn in Midlem Eastfield and Mary Grieson (sic) his wife, had a child Born 15th July and Baptized before the Congregation the 23rd do named Agnes. [5]

Died 03 MAY 1863. Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: cert. shows Agnes as widow of John Riddell, farmer, d 11:30am of old age, no medical attendant, aged 73, d/o Archibald Fairbairn, farmer, and Mary m.s. Greeshon, both dec'd, inf son John reg. Melrose, May 9th. [6][7]

Buried Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: IMO John RIDDELL late tenant Eastfield who died 3.11.1860 aged 75 yrs and Agnes FAIRBAIRN his wife who died 3.5.1863 aged 73 yrs and of their family Thomas Scott RIDDELL who died 11.10.1855 aged 28 yrs Isabella RIDDELL who died 24.10.1869 aged 52 yrs Archibald RIDDELL who died 3.7.18__ 86 yrs John RIDDELL who died 3.6.1885 Helen BEATTIE his wife who died 6.7.1913 aged 81 yrs also Georgina RIDDELL youngest dtr of above ____ John RIDDELL__________. [8]

Marriage

Husband John Riddell
Wife Agnes Fairbairn.

Marriage 02 DEC 1808. Par. of Southdean, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: entry reads: John Riddell to Nancy Fairbairn both in this parish 2d December (which id assumes that Agnes is Nancy, but as her parents were definitely in Southdean around this time, the id is highly likely). [9][10][11]

Census

1841 Midlem, Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: RIDDELL: John 50 farmer; Agnes 45; Mary 20; Isabella 20; John 15; Thomas 13; George SCOTT 60 "ind"; All b ROX. [12]

1851 Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: RIDDLE: John 60 farmer 1800 ac 2 lab b Hobkirk, ROX; wife "Afred" (as transcr.) 58 b Bowden ; Children: Archibald 34, Isabella 28, John 25, Thomas 22 all b Crailing; Servants: BRYDEN, COOK; NICOL; Lodger: George SCOTT 66 annuitant b Crailing; Hawker: John THOMSON 50 b Biggar, LKS. [13]

1861 High Cross, Par. of Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: REDDELL: Agnes 70 head prop of house b Bowden, ROX; Children: Archibald 48 farmer, Isabella 39 both b Nisbet Mill, ROX; Grddtr Robina 12 scholar b Bowden. [14]
Husband Archibald Fairbairn.
Wife Mary Grierson.
Child: Mary Fairbairn.
Child: Agnes Fairbairn.
Child: Isabel Fairbairn.
Child: Robert Fairbairn.
Child: Margaret Fairbairn.
Child: George Fairbairn.
Child: Cecily Fairbairn.

Marriage ABT 25 JUL 1784. Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Note: Sessions 25 July 1784: Archd F. & Mary G. who are said to be married in an irregular way a short time ago, and they themselves declaring the truth of it, were rebuked for taking such a step & exhorted to live for the future in a christian way as man & wife. [15]

Sources

  1. As researched/entered by Charles Huscroft
  2. Source: #S1102 Dth 1855 Thomas Scott RIDDELL, Bowden, ROX
  3. Source: #S56 Birth 15 Jul, bap. 23 Jul 1787 Agnes d/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Mary GRIERSON, Midlem Eastfield, Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, copy d/loaded Dec 2007
  4. Source: #S801 Bowden, ROX Par 783 ED 2 Pg 8 Sched 25, hsehold of John & "Afred" RIDDLE, extracted Mar 2008
  5. Source: #S56 Birth 15 Jul, bap. 23 Jul 1787 Agnes d/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Mary GRIERSON, Midlem Eastfield, Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, copy d/loaded Dec 2007
  6. Source: #S802 Melrose, ROX Reg. 799/1 ED 1 Pg 23 Sched 125, hsehold of Agnes REDDELL, extracted Mar 2008
  7. Source: #S56 Dth 3 May 1863 Agnes RIDDELL, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Dist 799/1 Pg 8 Sched 24, copy d/loaded May 2008
  8. Source: #S2781 #310 Agnes FAIRBAIRN & John RIDDELL & family, extracted Oct 2008
  9. Source: #S56 Dth 3 May 1863 Agnes RIDDELL, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Dist 799/1 Pg 8 Sched 24, copy d/loaded May 2008
  10. Source: #S801 Bowden, ROX Par 783 ED 2 Pg 8 Sched 25, hsehold of John & "Afred" RIDDLE, extracted Mar 2008
  11. Source: #S56 Marr. 2 Dec 1808 Nancy FAIRBAIRN & John RIDDELL, "both in this parish" 806/0010 0142, copy rcvd from Harry DW May 2010
  12. Source: #S800 Midlem, Bowden, ROX Par. 783 ED 3 hsehold of John & Agnes RIDDELL, extracted May 2008
  13. Source: #S801 Bowden, ROX Par 783 ED 2 Pg 8 Sched 25, hsehold of John & "Afred" RIDDLE, extracted Mar 2008
  14. Source: #S802 Melrose, ROX Reg. 799/1 ED 1 Pg 23 Sched 125, hsehold of Agnes REDDELL, extracted Mar 2008
  15. Source: #S1141 Kirk Sessions
  • 02/12/1808 Fairnbairn, Nancy [O.P.R. Marriages 806/00 0010 0142 SOUTHDEAN AND ABBOTRULE] Available at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  • Source: S1102 Dth Certs Roxburghshire, Scotland: 1855 Film #103533, ex LDS 5/97. Repository: #R21
  • Repository: R21 LDS library State: Utah USA
  • Source: S2781 MIs: Bowden BFHS Publication: BFHS, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland
  • Source: S56 Scottish Birth, Marriage, Death entries (from 1855) ex Scotlands People
  • Source: S801 Census: 1851 Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland) via ancestry
  • Source: S802 Census: 1861 Census (images for England, transcriptions for Scotland) via ancestry


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On 18 Apr 2016 at 23:59 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:

Fairbairn-862 and Fairbairn-860 appear to represent the same person because: as promised, here's more data on Agnes, to connect her to her parents etc



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