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Old 26-02-10, 08:29
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Default Isabella Richardson (FMMM)

This great-great-grandmother caused a few ripples in her lifetime! I know that her descendants were very ashamed of illegitimacy.

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
Isabella Richardson, later Isabella Galbraith

Date and place of birth
born 13 Oct 1847 Grange Banff Scotland

Names of parents
Charles Richardson and Jane/Janet (nee Archibald)

Date and place of baptism - if applicable
christened 4 Sept 1855 Grange Banff Scotland

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
George Galbraith 8th November 1879 29 North Silver Street Aberdeen

Occupation(s) - if any
Domestic servant before marriage

Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on.

1851 Census
With family at Rediston Grange Banffshire
Charles Richardson Head Mar 36 Ag Lab and Farmer 8 acres employing ? Banffshire Aberlour
Jane Wife Mar 34 Aberdeenshire Glass
Robert Son U 14 Scholar Aberdeenshire Glass
Janet Daur 12 Farmer’s daughter employed at home Aberdeenshire Glass
John Son 5 Scholar Aberdeenshire Huntly
Isabella Daur 3 Banffshire Grange
Helen Helen 10 months Banffshire Grange

1861 Census
With family at Bogg Parish of Grange
Charles Richardson Head Mar 46 Farmer of 30 acres Aberlour Banffshire
Jane Richardson Wife Mar 44 Farmer’s wife Aberdeenshire Glass
John Richardson Son Unm 15 Scholar Aberdeen Huntley
Isabella Richardson Daughter 13 Banffshire Grange
Helen Richardson Daughter 10 Scholar Banffshire
Betsy Daughter 9 Scholar Banffshire Grange
James Son 7 Scholar Banffshire Grange
Ann Daughter 5 Banffshire Grange
Charles Son 3 Banffshire Grange

1871 Census
Walktop Grange Banffshire
Charles Richardson Head Mar 56 Crofter of 4 acres Banffshire Aberlour
Jane Wife Mar 54 Crofter’s wife Aberdeenshire Glass
Isabella Daughter Unm 23 Domestic servant Banffshire Grange
James Son Unm 17 Crofter’s son Banffshire Grange
Ann Daughter 15 Banffshire Grange
Charles Son 13 Scholar Banffshire Grange
Isabella R Sim Granddaughter 5 Banffshire Grange
Ann R Cameron Granddaughter 3 months Banffshire Grange

Both Isabella R Sim and Ann R Cameron were Isabella’s illegitimate daughters. Both registered as Richardson at birth. No fathers given. Perhaps these surnames are an indication of the fathers. R for both probably stands for Richardson. Charles Richardson, grandfather, notified both their births.

1881 Census
4 Farquhar’s Court Upper Kirkgate Aberdeen
George Galbraith Head Married 45 Wool Mill Worker
Aberdeen Scotland
Isabella Galbraith Wife Married 34 Grange Banff
Annie Galbraith Daughter 10 F Scholar Grange Banff
Elizabeth Galbraith Daughter 1 F Aberdeen Scotland

1891 Census
50 Gordon Street Aberdeen Old Machar
George Galbraith Head Mar 5? Factory Labourer
Forfarshire Dundee
Isabella Wife Mar 41 Banffshire Grange
Annie Daur Unm 20 Stocking Machine Knitter
Banffshire Grange
Elizabeth Daur 11 Scholaber Aberdeen
Georgina Daur 8 Scholar Aberdeen
Mary J. Daur 6 Scholar Aberdeen

1901 Census
48 St Nicholas Street Aberdeen Greyfriars
Isabella Galbraith Head Widow 52 (Own Means) Banffshire Grange
Elizabeth Daur Single 20 Stocking Machine Knitter Worker Aberdeen
Georgina Daur Single 19 Stocking Machine Knitter Worker Aberdeen
Mary Daur Single 16 Stocking Machine Knitter Worker Aberdeen

Date, place and cause of death
26 March 1926
Isabella Galbraith died
Widow of George Galbraith General Labourer 23 Affleck Place Aberdeen
80 years Father Charles Richardson Farmer (deceased)
Mother Jane Richardson MS Archibald (deceased)
Carcinoma (tongue)
Informant Elizabeth Galbraith Daughter and inmate present

Date and place of burial / cremation.

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable

Memorial inscription - if any

Isabella Richardson (illegitimate) 10 January 1866 6 a.m.
Ann/Annie Richardson (illegitimate) (later Galbraith) 2 December 1870 11a.m.
Elizabeth Galbraith 3 April 1880 Farquhar’s Court 17 Upper Kirkgate Aberdeen
Georgina Galbraith 26 December 1881 Farquhar’s Court 17 Upper Kirkgate Aberdeen
Mary Jane Achibald Galbraith 17 September 1884 20 Blackfriars Street Aberdeen
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Old 24-06-21, 13:29
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The father of Isabella's child Isabella was JAMES SIM.
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