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Robert Riddell (1838 - 1924)

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Robert Riddell aka Riddle
Born in Stitchel, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Darnick, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Pahia, Southland, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Sep 2014 | Last significant change: 12 Apr 2018
02:56: Dave Holland edited the data for Robert Riddell. [Thank Dave for this]
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Categories: Scottish Emigrants | New Zealand Immigration.

NAME Robert was born Riddle. His name became Riddell later on in his life in NZ. This probably as a result of his brother James who was also born Riddle but became Riddell after a mistake in some legal paperwork made it more conveniant to do so.... Robert's headstone say "Riddell/Riddle"

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Robert Riddell migrated from Scotland to New Zealand.
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1841 2 years old at home with parents in Kersquarter Cottages, Sprouston, Roxburghshire, Scotland. [1]
1851 12 years old, scholar, still at home but in the new place, Girrick, Nenthorn, Roxburghshire, Scotland. [2]
1861 22 years and now married and a carpenter in Roxburgh. [3]

it looks like he managed to get caught TWICE by the census people!! here he is probably later that night with his new wife and his new parents in law AND his brand new baby "William Edgar Riddell" [4]

BURIAL: Orepuki Cemetery Southland New Zealand plot 47.00 Anglican Section A

findagrave record: [5]


DEATH - N.Z.Govt B.D.M. index - 1924/7926 Riddell Robert 86Y

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