I Thank ye, for troubling your good self in visiting this Manor House of Ridpath/Redpath
This Web Site
Like most web sites, my Lord hath bade this humble surf, to keep adding pages when work (my Lord), home (my good wife) and time allow thee too.
Also, relatives keep popping thine heads above the battlements! So they will be added in due time. Together with photos, maps, sounds, Pedigree, name synopsis, links and anything else mine Lord wishes.
He has just directed me to say that other things will be added to keep thine interested over time. So I bade thee be of good mirth and return awhile.
I thank thee for your indulgence.
LATEST: to all our American cousins it has come to my attention, that an irresponsible person has made a connection without the slightest bit of concrete proof of that connection being correct!! That of John REDPATH b.c 1740 to one John Redpath b.1735 in Tweedmouth, Northumberland.
I have found that during the 1500 - 1850 the area that we know today as "Berwickshire" was in fact just know as BERWICK, nothing more. The shire bit got added around 1850. This I know because on my own birth registrars for Joesph b.1723 and James b.1725 of the Parish of Greenlaw and County of Berwick.
I would strongly recommend that you track this person down and ask what evidence they have. From what I have been told over the years is that all you have on your John is that he was born in "Berwick". I would contest that it meant the County of Berwick. For I have now had time to look through the Berwick-upon-Tweed records and there are only one birth in 1700 and one marriage in 1699 then they were burnt and started again in 1758.
Someone, sorry America, has made a connection to my Mary or Marion SINCLARE back to one of the Queens of Scotland and on to the Medieval Kings and Queens of France. No records have been provided with the tree, so I would say "take it with a pitch of salt!!" I have asked for proof and still none has been provided after six months to end of 2012.
The NORTHUMBERLAND records are now here.
TO COME: Scottish Death Records pre 1855