Searching for the Riddells

I’m doing part of my family history. The name I’m currently looking at is Riddell.

I recall my mother, Mary Halliday (nee Riddell) of Morpeth, who sadly died a year ago, mentioning that she had a cousin living in the Alnwick area. She was possibly called Jean or Joan.

Mother’s father was called John Thomas (Tom) and his father and mother were Walter and Martha (nee Eadington).

That family of 13 all lived a life-working on the land around Northumberland. Tom married Elizabeth (Lillie) Richardson of Stanhope.

I have some of the information but am badly lacking in photos and the life stories of the family. If anyone recognises any of the people mentioned I’d be very grateful if you could contact me.

David Halliday

Ponteland, 01661 872362