Bessie Riddell

about 1665–25 May 1724 (Age 59)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Riddell was born about 1665, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Riddel, was -44 and her mother, Janet Mossman, was -47. She had at least 1 son with Walter Lorrain. She died on 25 May 1724, in Kirkton, Roxburghshire, Scotland, at the age of 59.

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Walter Lorrain
Bessie Riddell
William Lorraine

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Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from a Norman personal name, Ridel. Reaney explains this as a nickname from Old French ridel ‘small hill’ (a diminutive of ride ‘fold’, of Germanic origin), but a more probable source is a Germanic personal name derived from the element rīd ‘ride’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Bessie Riddell in entry for William Lorran, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Bessie Riddel, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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