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When I was a little boy growing up in Selkirk, I was given a book by my granny.

It is records of longevity and I was told that I was related to a William Riddell of Selkirk, who is mentioned in the book. It states that he lived to 116, dying in 1788, and had three wives. I was also told that he was descended from Mungo Park, the explorer.

I’d love to find the link, but so far have been unsuccessful, although I do go back to a William Riddell born about 1790 in Selkirk.

Any assistance is this matter would be gratefully received.

Keith Rodgerson

10 Leigh Road

Bristol

BS8 2DA

(email:

krbristol@gmail.com)