Jane Lauder(36)was born at Earlston, in Berwickshire, Scotland, on 16 May 1820 and baptised there on 12 Jun. The entry for her in the Old Parochial Registers for Earlston, Berwickshire1, reads:

Lauder, Jane, daughter of William Lauder, Minister of the Antiburgher Congregation Earlstoun and Helen Thorburn his wife was born there on the 16th May and baptized June 12th 1820 by the Rev d Wm Rattray.

I also have a note from a birthday book indicating that her birthday was on 05 Jun, so there is some uncertainty here. However, if this is the correct Jane LAUDER, then her parents were the Rev. William LAUDER (210) and Helen THORBURN (212), and I think that these are the correct parents since the name Thorburn has been preserved through my mother's line down to my generation. Jane was the fifth of five children.

Jane married Robert RIDDEL (35). There is an entry in the Old Parish Register of Earlston, Berwickshire, which reads:2

Robert Riddel residing in Manchester and Jane Lauder residing at Earlstoun gave in their names for proclamation Earlstoun 14th October 1843.

They were married on 23 Oct 1843 at the Secession Manse, Earlston, Berwickshire. 3

For details of the children of Jane Lauder and Robert Riddel, see the entry for Robert Riddel(35)


1) Scottish OPR, births 1820 736/00 0002, Earlston, copy from Scotland's GRO.
2) Scottish OPR, marriages 1843 736/00 0020 0177, Earlston, copy from Scotland's GRO. This was for banns rather than for the marriage itself.
3) This date comes from a golden wedding card which was amongst the papers of Norah RIDDEL, one of Jane's grandchildren.

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