|Posted By:||William Douglas|
|Subject:||Re: House Of Riddell - Rev Archibald Riddell|
|Post Date:||December 08, 2008 at 08:52:41|
|Forum:||Roxburghshire, Scotland Genealogy Forum|
The reference here to Rev Archibald Riddell is interesting. According to this report, 'After a long incarceration, he was set free on a promise that he would go to America, which he did in 1684.' He subsequently, the report states, '...remaining there till the Revolution, when he returned, but on his voyage home, the vessel he came in was captured by a French man-of-war, and Mr Riddell was again a prisoner. He was carried to Nantes, then to Rochefort, where he was placed in a common jail, .... Mr Riddell was chained to his son, a boy of ten years of age, for whom they were at pains to make three different chains, before they got one small enough for the ladís wrist. .... But after twenty-two months, ... ďMr Riddell and his son were exchanged for two Popish priests, as proved by a royal letter to the Privy Council:...'
I have read elsewhere that he returned to the ministry in Edinburgh.
However, other reports state that he and his wife died on the Henry and Francis during a voyage to Perth Amboy in December 1685.
has anyone got an opinion on this?