My Riddell branch came from Ballymeath, Londonderry (Derry), Ireland.My branch is originally from Roxburgh, Scotland (after 1636?).
Hugh Riddell and Mary Wilson Ballaymeath, Londonderry, Ireland: child: John Riddell b. 14 November 1641 child of John Riddell is Robert Riddell b. Ballymeath, Londonderry, Ireland 14 Mar 1698 died: Colraine,Franklin County, MA (USA) Sept 1787.
(Ancestor: John Leonard Riddell edited a genealogy and family history book in which he states that the family is from Colraine.. although I dont know if he refers to Colraine, Ireland or Colraine, MA!(I found a Colraine in Londonderry, Ireland too)Is there any way to find out where the Ballymeath (or Balleymeath or Ballaymeath) parish was located?I am unable to find it on modern maps.The date would be about 1640.