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William-Brown-Clark Riddell 3 (3), second son of Henry 2 (1), was
born at Flexhouse, near Hawick, Roxburghshire, Dec. 16, 1835. In his
seventh year he was admitted a pupil in John Watson's Institution, Edin-
burgh, where he remained till 1850, when he entered the university.
During three sessions he prosecuted his studies with extraordinary ardor
and success. On the commencement of a fourth session he was seized
with an illness which completely prostrated his physical, and occasionally
enfeebled his mental, energies. After a period of suffering, patiently
borne, he died in his father's cottage at Tiviothead, July 20, 1856, in his
twenty-first year. Of an intellect singularly precocious, at the early age



BIDDELLS OF T1VI0TDALE, SCOTLAND. 115

of seven, he composed in correct and interesting prose, and produced in
his eighth year some vigorous poetry. With a highly retentive memory,
he retained the results of an extended course of reading, begun almost in
childhood. Conversant with general history, he was familiar with the
various systems of philosophy. To an accurate knowledge of the Latin
and Greek classics he added a correct acquaintance with many of the
modern languages. He found consolation on his death-bed by perusing
the Scriptures in the original tongues. He died in fervent hope and
with Christian resignation. His was one of the most transparent intel-
lects of his day ; his qualities of mind and heart made him greatly be-
loved by all who knew him. The following verses were composed in his
fourteenth year : —

"Lament of Wallace.

"No more by thy margin, dark Carron,
Shall Wallace in solitude wander.
When, tranquil, the moon shines afar on
Thy heart-stirring- wildness and grandeur.
For lost are to me

Thy beauties forever;
Since fallen in thee
Lie the faithful and free,
To waken, ah, never !

" And I, thus defeated, must suffer

My country's reproach ; yet forsaken,
A home to me Nature may offer

Among her green forests of braken.
But home who can find

For heart-rending sorrow ?
The wound who can bind
When thus pierced is the mind
By fate's ruthless arrow ?

" 'Tis death that alone ever frees us
Of woes too profound to be spoken,
And nought but the grave ever eases
The pangs of a heart that is broken.
Then, oh ! that my blood
In Carron's dark water
Had mixed with the flood
Of the warriors, shed

'Mid torrents of slaughter.

" For woe to the day when, desponding,
I read in thine aspect the story
Of those that were slain while defending
Their homes and their mountains of glory.
And curst be the guile

Of treacherous knavery,
That throws o'er our isle,
In its tyranny vile,

The mantle of slavery."

Robert Riddell 8 (4), youngest son of Henry' 2 (1), was born at Tiviot-
head, near Hawick, in the year 1840 (?), and is now somewhere in Aus-
tralia, engaged in agriculture. He is married, but I have no account of
his family.

Nancy Riddell 3 (1), eldest daughter of Robert 2 (2), was born in Scot-
land (probably in Roxburghshire) in 1820, and died at Rockton, Can.,
March 29, 1883.



116 EIDDJELLS OF TIVIOTDALE, SCOTLAND.

I. ii phcmia Riddell 3 (1), second daughter of Robert 2 (2), was born in

Scotland, and died in Rockton, Can., 1*45, aged 21 years.

Benjamin Riddell 3 (1), eldest son of Robert 2 (2), was horn in Scot-
land, and died in Canada in 1853, aged 18 years.

Thomas Hiddell 3 (2), second son of Robert- (2), was born in Scot-
land, and died in Canada in 1858.

Robert Riddell 3 (5), third son of Robert- (2), was born in Scotland
Feb. '24, 1821; married Charlotte Barlow, May, 12, 1846, and has had
issue fourteen children, of whom hereafter. His wife was born in 1829.
He is a farmer at Rockton, Ontario, Can.

Ann Riddell 8 (1), third daughter of Robert 2 (2), was born in Scot-
land.

Walter Riddell 3 (1), fourth son of Robert 2 (2), was born in Scot-
land ; now living in Canada.



Walter Riddell 3 (2), eldest son of Alexander' 2 (1); married, and is
now living at Sceughmire, Great Orton, Carlisle, Cumberland, Eng., as a
farmer.

Thomas-Ramsliay Riddell 3 (1), second son of Alexander 2 (1) ; mar-
ried, and is now (1878) living at Brampton, near Carlisle, in the north of
England.

Alexander-Hay Riddell 3 (2), third son of Alexander 2 (1) ; married,
and in 1878 was living at Beck Brow, Brampton, near Carlisle, Eng.

FOURTH GENERATION.

William Riddell 4 (4), eldest son of James 3 (1), was born at Bowden,
Scotland, Feb. 27, 1863.

Robert-Bothwiek Riddell 4 (6), second son of James 3 (1), was born
at Ramcleuchburn, Scotland, March 29, 1865.

Elizabeth-Brown Riddell 4 (2), eldest daughter of James 3 (1), was
born at Grassgarth, Cumberland, Eng., April 12, 1868.

James-Telfer Riddell 4 (2), third son of James 3 (1), was born at
Grassgarth, Cumberland, Eng., July 31, 1870 ; died in ten weeks.

Jolm-Teli'er Riddell 4 (1), fourth son of James 3 (1), was born at Grass-
garth, Cumberland, Eng., Aug. 27, 1872.

James-Scott Riddell 4 (3), fifth son of James 3 (1), was born at Grass-
garth, Cumberland, Eng., Dec. 8, 1874.

Margaret-Telfer Riddell 4 (2), second daughter of James 3 (1), was
born at Grassgarth, Cumberland, Eng., June 3, 1877.



Eliza-Mary Riddell 4 (1), eldest daughter of Walter 3 (2), was born at
Hong Kong, China, May 22, 1867.

Helen Riddell 4 (1), second daughter of Walter 3 (2), was born in Hong
Kong, China, July 28, 1868.

Henry Riddell 4 (2), eldest son of Walter 3 (2), was born in London,
Eng., March 18, 1872.

Agnes-Frances Riddell 4 (2), third daughter of Walter 3 (2), was born
(presumably) in London, Eng., Nov. 4, 1872.

David-Arnot Riddell 4 (1), son of Walter 3 (2), was born in London,
Eng., April 3, 1875 ; twin.

Walter-Scott Riddell 4 (3), son of Walter 8 (2), was born in London,
Eng., April 3, 1875 ; twin.



RIDDELS OF GLENMUICK, SCOTLAND. 117

Robert Riddell 4 (7), eldest son of Robert 3 (5), was born in Ontario,

Can., Nov. 16, 1846; married Hadann Wires in 1867, and has issue

children ; resides in Rockton.

John Riddell 4 (2), second son of Robert 3 (5), was born in Ontario,
Can , May 22, 1848 ; resides in Rockton.

Benjamin Riddell 4 (2), third son of Robert 3 (5), was born in Ontario,
Can., March 26, 1850; married Mary-Ann Wires in 1869, and has issue,
children ; resides in Rockton.

Clarisse Riddell 4 (1), eldest daughter of Robert 3 (5), was born in On-
tario, Can., March 15, 1852, and was married to John Stewart in 1866 (?).

James Riddell 4 (4), fourth son of Robert 3 (5), was born in Ontario,

Can., Nov. 8, 1854; married Ann Stuart in 1878, and has issue

children. He resides in Ontario.

Harriet-A. Riddell 4 (1), second daughter of Robert 3 (5), was born
in Ontario, Can., Oct. 28, 1856.

Thomas Riddell 4 (3), fifth son of Robert 3 (5), was born in Ontario,
Can., April 24, 1859.

Nancy-Maria Riddell 4 (2), third daughter of Robert 3 (5), was born
in Ontario, Can., Feb. 18, 1862.

Henry-S. Riddell 4 (3), sixth son of Robert 3 (5), was born in Ontario,
Can., June 26, 1864 ; died March 9, 1865.

William-H. Riddell 4 (4), seventh son of Robert 3 (5), was born in
Ontario, Can., Dec. 17, 1865.

Charles Riddell 4 (1), eighth son of Robert 3 (5), was born in Ontario,
Can., Nov. 23, 1871.

Walter Riddell 4 (4), ninth son of Robert 3 (5), was born in Ontario,
Can., Feb. 6, 1873.

Alexander Riddell 4 (3), tenth son of Robert 3 (5), was born in On-
tario, Can., Nov. 28, 1874.

George Riddell 4 (1), eleventh son of Robert 3 (5), was born in On-
tario, Can., Jan. 4, 1878.



RIDDELS OF GLENMUICK, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

James Riddel 1 (1), supposed to have been born at Monymusk, Scot-
land, married Elizabeth Ross, and by her had issue eight children. The
first wife died between 1791 and 1793, and he married secondly, Jane Gil-
landers, by whom he had nine children. He removed in company with two
brothers, hereafter mentioned, from Monymusk to Cobbletown, Dallamur-
chy, in the parish of Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (say 1782), where
he settled as blacksmith and reared his large family. He died at Glen-
muicic May 24, 1823, and his widow about 1835.

Peter Riddel 1 (1), a brother of the preceding, removed with his two
brothers from Monymusk, Scotland, to Clackinturn, in the parish of Crath-
ie, Aberdeenshire, and settled there as blacksmith. He married Mary
Cragie, and had a family of ten children, of whom hereafter. It may be
reasonably presumed that some of the Riddel families whose names are re-
corded in this book are connected with this stock, but in the absence of
documentary evidence I must leave the "missing link" to be found by
others.



118 RIDDELS OF GLENMUICK, SCOTLAND.

Alexander Riddel 1 (1), a brother of the preceding, was probably born

at Monymusk,* in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and removed along with his

two brothers, before mentioned, to near Aberdeen, but after a short stay

returned to his native parish, where he is supposed to have died. He was

a blacksmith by trade. I have communicated with the parish-clerk at

Monymusk, but cannot connect any Aberdeenshire family of Riddel as

descended from this man, although his nephew thinks he had a large

family.

J SECOND GENERATION.

William Riddel" (1), eldest son of James 1 (1), was born (presumably),
at Monymusk (although the date of birth is at Glenmuick), Sept. 24, 1779,
and died in infancy.

Isabella Riddel" (1), eldest daughter of James 1 (1), was born at
Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire, Nov. 25, 1780, and died in the city of Aberdeen
(where she had been a dressmaker), Jan. 6, 1848.

Alexander Riddel' 2 (2), second son of James 1 (1), was born at Glen-
muick, Aberdeenshire, in 1782 ('?), and died in infancy.

Elizabeth Riddel' 2 (1), second daughter of James 1 (1), was born at
Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1784; was married to Alexander
Morrison, shipmaster, in Aberdeen, in 1818, and died Aug. 29, 1868.

James Riddel' 2 (2), third son of James 1 (1), was born at Glenmuick,
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Jan. 4, 1785; married Ann, daughter of Thomas
McLean, plasterer, of Aberdeen (she was born April 17, 1797, and died
Aug. 13, 1852), in 1816, and by her had issue twelve children, of whom here-
after. Mr. Eiddel was treasurer to the Harbour Trustees of Aberdeen
for many years. He died Nov. 16, 1842.

Peter Riddel 2 (2), fourth son of James 1 (1), was born in Glenmuick,
Aberdeenshire, in 1787 ('?), and settled in London, Eng., as gold- and
silversmith. He died May 7, 1815. No account of a family.

John Riddel' 2 (1), fifth son of James 1 (1), was born in Glenmuick,
Aberdeenshire, June 10, 1789, and settled in London, Eng., where he died
in September, 1856. Cabinet-maker by trade. No account of a family.

Mary Riddel' 2 (1), third daughter of James 1 (1), was born at Glen-
muick, Aberdeenshire, April 19, 1719; was married to William Morrison,
of Monymusk, wood merchant, at Midmar, and died in the parish of Ban-
shay, Invercanny, Jan. 22, 1868. Youngest child of Elizabeth Ross.

George Riddel 2 (1), sixth son of James 1 (1), was born at Glenmuick,
Aberdeenshire, Oct. 22, 1793; married Margaret Coults at Dorsincilley,
Glenmuick, in April, 1818, and died May 11, 1855, at the city of Aber-
deen, where he was a blacksmith ; he had a family of children.

Alexander Riddel 2 (3), seventh son of James 1 (1), was born at Glen-
muick, Aberdeenshire, May 12, 1795; married June 12, 1823, at Cortachie,
Elizabeth Duncan, and had nine children, of whom hereafter. He was a
blacksmith at Aboyne, on the River Dee, and hotel keeper at Bal later, in
his native county, until infirm with old age, when he went to live with his
daughter, Mrs. Grant, at Mill-of-Coull. He died Dec. 27, 1874 ; his wife
predeceased him in 1871.

Jean Riddel 2 (1), fourth daughter of James 1 (1), was born at Glen-

*Monymlsk is between the Rivers Don and Dee, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and
not more than twelve miles (according to Murray's map) from the city of Aberdeen.
Ballater-on-the-Dee is at a railway terminus near Balmoral, the Queen's summer
residence. Aberdeen is the principal city in the north of Scotland, situated at the
mouth of the River Dee.



RIDDELS OF GLENMUICK, SCOTLAND. 110

muick, June 13, 1797 ; was married to James Ross, innkeeper, Ballater,
in 1819, and died there Aug. 22, 1850.

Robert Riddel" (1), eighth son of James 1 (1), was born at Glenmuick,
Aberdeenshire, June 30, 1801. He is mentioned as a resident of Dundee,
Scotland, but I know nothing of his history.

Margaret Riddel 2 (1), fifth daughter of James 1 (1), was born in Glen-
muick, Aberdeenshire, Jan. 25, 1805 ; was married to Nelson (?), and

went to New Zealand, where it is thought she died.

Allll Riddel 2 (1), sixth daughter of James 1 (1), was born in Glen-
muick, Aberdeenshire, July 23, 1806.

William Riddel 2 (2), ninth son of James 1 (1), was born at Glenmuick,
Aberdeenshire, April 23, 1808 ; married, and had a family. He was some-
time a coal merchant at Aberdeen, but in 1874 was said to live at Roch-
dale, Eng. Died in 1876.

Joseph Riddel 2 (1), tenth son of James 1 (1), was born at Glenmuick,
Aberdeenshire, between 1808 and 1810. I have no other information con-
cerning this man.

Catherine Riddel 2 (1), youngest daughter of James 1 (1) and his wife,
Elizabeth Gillanders, was born at Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire, July 11,
1810 ; was married Sept. 25, 1836, to Francis Deans, innkeeper, near Bal-
later, and is the only child of James Riddel, blacksmith, known to be liv-
ing (1884).

Jane Riddell 2 (2), a daughter of Peter 1 (1), was born in the parish of
Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

William Riddell 2 (3), a son of Peter 1 (1), was born in the parish of
Crathie, Aberdeenshire ; married to Janet Gordon, and had issue. He is
a blacksmith at Dorsincilley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Margaret Riddell 2 (2), second daughter of Peter 1 (1), was born in
the parish of Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

Peter Riddell 2 (3), second son of Peter 1 (1), was born in the parish
of Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

Catharine Riddell 2 (2), third daughter of Peter 1 (1), was born in the
parish of Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

Bell Riddell 2 (1), fourth daughter of Peter 1 (1), was born in the par-
ish of Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

Alexander Riddell 2 (4), third son of Peter 1 (1), was born in the par-
ish of Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

James Riddell 2 (3), fourth son of Peter 1 (1), was born in the parish
of Crathie, Aberdeenshire, and had issue.

Joseph Riddell 2 (2), fifth son of Peter 1 (1), was born in the parish of
Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

Elizabeth Riddell 2 (2), fifth daughter of Peter 1 (1), was born in the
parish of Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

THIRD GENERATION.

James Riddell 3 (4), eldest son of James 2 (2) and his wife, Ann McLean,
was born at Aberdeen, Scotland, Oct. 26, 1816; married first, at Clurry,
Aberdeenshire, Oct. 17, 1845, to Fanny, daughter of Alexander Fowler,
merchant, Saucher, Clurry ; secondly, at Banchoro, Ternan, Kincardine-
shire, July 28, 1864, to Jessie-Dingwall-Fordyce, daughter of Francis
Adams, m. d., ll. d., and thirdly, at Guananoqui, Ontario, Can., April 15,
1869, to Margaret, daughter of Charles Fyfe, merchant, of Aberdeen.



120 BIDDELS OF GLENMUIGK, SCOTLAND.

Mr. Ridclell * was liberally educated for the Scots-Law, and after some
years of professional practice in Scotland, was sent to Montreal, Canada,
as manager of the North American British Bank, under title of "Public
Accountant and Official Assignee, Dominion of Canada." He died at
Montreal, Aug. 22, 1875. No mention of children. In a communication
received from Mr. Riddell in 1873, he says: "My ancestors were a plain
folk, respectable in their sphere, and for the most part having the inborn
desire of the Scotch for a good education, but none of us have risen out
of the middle classes, so that we could never dream of parading our
names in the same category with the titled aristocracy or people of 'blue
blood.' We are content with the social position we occupy, and have
no wish to sneak into a better, by what I may call a fortuitous chance.
Let me add that I speak thus, holding as I do the aristocracy of Great
Britain, as a class, in the highest respect, and recognizing in the fullest
extent the beneficial influence which as a whole they exert on the move-
ments of the body politic."

Thomas Riddell" (1), second son of James 2 (2), was born April 29,
1818, at Aberdeen, Scotland; married July 21, 1847, to Christian Wis-
hart, daughter of James Blyth, manufacturer, Edinburgh. He is now
(1884) actuary and cashier North Scotland Savings Bank, Aberdeen.

Peter Riddel 3 (4), third son of James- (2), was born Dec. 27, 1819, at
Aberdeen, Scotland, and married, June 15, 1843, to Elizabeth, daughter of
Daniel Anderson, shipmaster, Aberdeen, and has issue. Mr. Riddel is
treasurer to the Harbour Commissioners, the same office held by his father,
and is a man of good business capabilities ; an excellent penman. He has
manifested an interest in the genealogy and history of his family, and
kindly copied from a register of his own many names and records con-
tained in this book, and which were " collected with care, and such
means as were within reach were taken to secure their verification and
fulness."

Mr. Riddel entered the service of the Board, of which he has long been
the chief official, in 1833, and has continued in that service ever since —
a period of fifty years. The fact of Mr. Riddel's long* and faithful ser-
vice was fittingly referred to by the Lord Provost at the meeting of the
Board in 1883, and a remit made to the Shoremaster and Convenors of
Committees to present the Treasurer, who, it was stated, desired no ma-
terial recognition of his services, with some suitable keepsake commemo-
rative of the occasion. The proposal was alike fitting and modest.

Mr. Riddel was ordained to the office of deacon in the St. Clement's
Free Church, Aberdeen, March 17, 1844. On the following June he was
appointed session clerk. For seven years he discharged the functions of
session clerk and clerk of deacons' court. On the 27th of June, 1847, he
was ordained an elder of the church. During the time of his filling these
offices he was for seven years also congregational treasurer. He resigned
his position as session clerk in 1883, and the session, feeling themselves
utterly unable to bestow a gift whose money value should indicate their
appreciation of his services, decided to subscribe for a family Bible, and
hail inscribed in it the inscription which appears on the opposite page.

* It will be seen that James Riddell spells his name with the double I. while his
brother, Peter of Aberdeen, Scotland, uses only one I. Peter Riddel says his ances-
tors used only one I in their surname, and he does not understand why any of his
friends should deviate from the orthography of their forefathers.



RIDDELS OF GLENMUICK, SCOTLAND. 121



" PRESENTED TO

"Mr. PETER RIDDEL,

" BY THE KIRK SESSION OF

" St. Clement's Free Church, Aberdeen,

on the occasion of his resignation of the office of Session Clerk, as a small token
of their esteem for him as a brother elder, and of their appreciation of the ability
and devotion evidenced in his unusually lengthened service as Clerk."

The session, in accepting the resignation of Mr. Riddel, agreed to en-
gross in their records the following minute, and instructed that a copy of
it be transmitted to him : —

"The Session deeply regret the resignation by Mr. Riddel of the office of Clerk.
With the utmost satisfaction they would have hailed the possibility of his agreeing
to continue his valued services, and only in deference to his expressed wish do they,
as they now most reluctantly do, accept his resignation. They cannot, however,
allow him to vacate a position which he has so long and worthily held for almost
forty years — his appointment having taken place on 3rd June, 1844 — without put-
ting on record their sense of the deep debt of obligation under which he has laid
the Congregation for his services in the discharge of the duties of this and other
offices, as also their own warm appreciation of the uniform courtesy and kindness
shewn, the marked ability and deliberate judgment displayed by him in the conduct
of the business of the Court. They most earnestly hope that though, from his very
long tenure of the Clerkship, and also in consideration of the state of his health, he
feels it incumbent on him to ask to be relieved, they will still have in Court, as
often as possible, the satisfaction of his presence as its senior member, and the ben-
efit of his wide experience and valued counsel.

" Extracted from the records by " And. D. Donaldson, Clerk, pro tern."

William-Ross Riddel 3 (3), fourth son of James 2 (2), was born April
29,1821, at Aberdeen, Scotland; married March 29, 1850, to Elsy-Isa-
bella, daughter of Alexander Paul, merchant, Bauchay, Ternan (?), and
was at one time bank accountant at Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr. Riddel
died Sept. 19, 1864.

Alexander Riddel 3 (5), fifth son of James' 2 (2), was born Dec. 11,
1822, at Aberdeen, Scotland, and died unmarried, July 16, 1843, at Cor-
bie, parish of Marycutter, in Aberdeenshire. He was a bank clerk at Aber-
deen.

George Riddel 3 (2), sixth son of James 2 (2), was born at Aberdeen,
Scotland, April 26, 1824; married Oct. 23, 1856, to Agnes, daughter of
John Riddel, leather merchant, Aberdeen. Died Nov. 5, 1878. He was
a commission agent in his native city.

John Riddel 3 (3), seventh son of James 2 (2), was born at Aberdeen,
Scotland, Nov. 9, 1825; married at Glasgow, June 15, 1854, to Mary,
daughter of Rev. Alexander Turnbull, minister Original Session Church,
Glasgow. Mr. Riddel is an engine draughtsman by profession.

Isabella Riddel 3 (2), eldest daughter of James 2 (2), was born at Aber-
deen, Scotland, Feb. 27, 1828; was married, Aug. 21, 1851, to Alexander
Morrison, shipmaster, Aberdeen, and died in that city Feb. 25, 1870.

Anne Riddel 3 (2), second daughter of James 2 (2), was born March 10,
1830, at Aberdeen, Scotland; was married June 1, 1853, to James Mid-
dlemas, clothier, Edinburgh.

Elizabeth Riddel 3 (3), third daughter of James 2 (2), was born Aug.
30, 1832, at Aberdeen, Scotland, and is now (1884) superintendent of The
Rescue Home, St. John's Hill, Edinburgh. Presumed to be a single woman.

Samuel Riddel 3 (1), seventh son of James 2 (2), was born at Aberdeen,
Scotland, Sept. 7, 1834; married July 13, 1864, at Old Aberdeen, to Mar-



122 RIDDELS OF GLENMUICK, SCOTLAND.

garet, daughter of John Watt, leather merchant, Aberdeen, bank clerk,
Glasgow.

Mary Riddel 3 (2), fourth daughter of James 2 (2), was born at Aber-
deen, Scotland, Oct. 18, 1836; died Jan. 8, 1840.



George Riddell 3 (3), eldest son of George 2 (1) and his wife, Margaret
Coults, was born at Dorsincilley, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, June 15,
1819 ; married Aug. 3, 1849, to Jane Coults, of Glenmuick, and had issue,
of whom hereafter. He was a blacksmith.

James Riddell 3 (5), second son of George' 2 (1), was born at Birkhall,
Aberdeenshire, Dec. 29, 1821.



James Riddell 3 (6), eldest son of Alexander 2 (3), was born in Ballater
parish, Aberdeenshire, May 25, 1823.

Elizabeth Riddell 3 (4), eldest daughter of Alexander 2 (3), was born in
Ballater parish, Aberdeenshire, Dec. 20, 1824.

Alexander Riddell 3 (6), second son of Alexander 2 (3), was born in
Ballater parish, Aberdeen, Sept. 15, 1826.

Jaiie Riddell 3 (3), second daughter of Alexander 2 (3), was born in
Ballater parish, Aberdeen, Oct. 27, 1828.

Margaret Riddell 3 (3), third daughter of Alexander 2 (3), was born in
Ballater parish, Aberdeen, March 16, 1831.

Catherine Riddell 3 (3), fourth daughter of Alexander 2 (3), was born
in the parish of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, April 25, 1833.

William Riddell 3 (4), third son of Alexander 2 (3), was born in Bal-
later parish, Aberdeenshire, April 21,1837; served an apprenticeship as
chemist, and sailed from the port of Glasgow on board the " Columbia,"
for New York, in 1871, since when, to 1874, his family in Scotland have
heard nothing of him.

Charles Riddell 3 (1), fourth son of Alexander 2 (3), was born in the
parish of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Jan. 12, 1840.

Mary Riddell 3 (3), fifth daughter of Alexander 2 (3), was born in the
parish of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Nov. 7, 1840.

Ellen Riddell 3 (1), daughter of Alexander 2 (3), was bom in
the parish of Ballater, Aberdeenshire ; was married to a Mr. Stewart,
land steward for the Earl of Aberdeen, and resides at Mill-of-Coull. Her
father lived with her.*

FOURTH GENERATION.

John Riddell 4 (4-), eldest son of George 3 (3) and Jane Coults, his
wife, was born in Glenmuick parish, Aberdeenshire, Aug. 12, 1849.

Betsey Riddell 4 (1), eldest daughter of George 3 (3), was born in Glen-



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