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Historical References

"RICHARDSON, 'son of RICHARD,' q.v. Thome filius Ricardi had a charter of the barony of Symundestone in the sheriffdom of Lanark from Robert i, c. 1315-21 (RMS., i, 78). Laurence filius Ricardi was a tenant of the earl of Douglas in Louchurde in 1376 (RHM., n, p. 16). In 1359 Murdac Richardesson, Scottish merchant, and others, complained that their vessel was captured and sunk by the English during a truce (Bain, rv, 23). David Richardsone, servant of William Olyfaunt, had a safe conduct into England in 1425 (ibid., 986), John Ricardi held land in Aberdeen in 1451 (REA., n, p. 297), and Robert Richardson of Scotland had a safe conduct into England in 1464 (Bain, rv, 1343). Jak Richardson held part of the Grange of Kerso before 1469 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 154). Duncane Richardsone was king s pursuivant in 1529 (Irvine, i, p. 36), Master Robert Rychartsone, a cleric, was provost of Sanct Marie Isle and treasurer to Mary, Queen of Scots in 1567 (OPS., n, p. 634), and Thomas Richartson, sailor, was burgess of Dysart in 1640 (Inquis., 2518). Rechartsoun 1553, Rechertson 1540, Rechertsovn 1588, Richartsovn 1556, Richertsoun 1525, Richesoun (in Workman MS.), Richisone 1688. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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