• Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

    Cary Grant
  • Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

    E. B. White
  • I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

    e. e. cummings
  • What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

    — Saint Augustine
  • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

    Mark Twain
  • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • If two things look the same, look for differences. If they look different, look for similarities.

    John Cardinal
  • In theory, there is no difference. In practice, there is.

    — Anonymous
  • Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    John Adams
  • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • History - what never happened described by someone who wasn't there

    — ?Santayana?
  • What's a "trice"? It's like a jiffy but with three wheels

    — Last of the Summer Wine
  • Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened

    — Terry Pratchett
  • I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

    — Terry Pratchett
  • .. we were trained to meet any new situation by reorganising; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illuson of progress

    — Petronius (210 BC)
  • The time we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains

    — Proust
  • So just as it is not the desire to become famous but the habit of being laborious that enables us to produce a finished work, so it is not the activity of the present moment but wise reflexions from the past that help us to safeguard the future

    — Proust "Within the Budding Grove"
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

    William J. H. Boetcker
  • Only a genealogist thinks taking a step backwards is progress

    — Lorna
  • No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

    — George Bernard Shaw
  • A TV remote is female: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

    — Anon
  • Hammers are male: Because in the last 5000 years they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

    — Anon
  • The right thing to do is to do nothing, the place to do it is in a place of concealment and the time to do it is as often as possible.

    — Tony Cook "The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs"
  • All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

    — Thomas Carlyle "The Hero as Man of Letters"
of Kirkintilloch (DNB) then Campsie (STI), marr. abt 1805
Is there any connection to the other Stirling lines? Or those also around Kirkintilloch?
Usual plea applies, any direct male line RUNCIMAN willing to test the above theory out by joining the DNA project would be most welcome to get in touch.
Charts only show those I have researched, only descendants still with the surname RUNCIMAN, and their spouses, and usually only deceased RUNCIMAN family members.
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Where there is doubt, conflicting evidence for relationships, or additional published information exists, this is usually discussed on the appropriate person's page, follow the link and make up your mind from the information and sources shown.
DNA Tested line
  • James0 Runcieman (circa 1775 - bet. 1841 - 1851)
    • Mary Graham (circa 1778 - )
      • John1 Runciman (circa 1808 - aft. 1881)
      • Janet1 Runch (circa 1811 - )
      • William1 Runciman (circa 1816 - Sep 1878)
        • Christina Robertson (circa 1813 - aft. 1878)
          • James2 Runciman (circa 1843 - aft. 1891)
            • Agnes Busby (circa 1841 - aft. 1891)
              • William3 Runciman (circa 1866 - aft. 1911)
                • Elizabeth Irwin (circa 1869 - aft. 1901)
                  • William4 Runciman (Aug 1896 - )
                  • Joseph4 Runciman (May 1898 - aft. 1917)
              • James3 Runciman (bet. Sep 1879 - Dec 1879 - aft. 1911)
                • Eliza Steele (circa 1881 - )
                  • Samuel4 Runciman (bet. Mar 1899 - Jun 1899 - Apr 1958)
                    • Gladys R. E. Lambert (say 1900 - )
                      • Albert E.5 Runciman (Jan 1927 - Aug 1984)
                        • Evelyn A. J. Ward
                  • Edwin4 Runciman (bet. Jun 1905 - Sep 1905 - bet. Jun 1965 - Sep 1965)
                  • James4 Runciman (bet. Sep 1907 - Dec 1907 - )
                    • Gladys Butterworth (say 1907 - )
                  • William4 Runciman (circa Jul 1910 - )
          • John2 Runciman (circa 1845 - bet. 1851 - 1857)
          • William2 Runciman (circa 1851 - aft. 1878)
          • John2 Runciman (circa 1857 - aft. 1901)
            • Georgina Davidson (circa 1861 - aft. 1891)
              • Frederick3 Runciman (circa 1889 - aft. 1891)
              • John3 Runciman (circa 1896 - aft. 1901)
DNA Tested line