• 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"
Another of the assumed sons of Thomas and Jean(Simpson)
Although the representative of the John and May (WEATHERLY) line does match Lineage 1, others assumed to belong to the same Thomas and Jane (SIMPSON) RUNCIMAN line do not match, including the rep from this William's son William.
So the more dna evidence that can be gathered the better to help piece this family together more accurately.
However it does rather look like the line as either died, or daughtered out apart from the first cousins of the current participant.
Would love to be proven wrong and to hear from a direct male line RUNCIMAN descendant of William & Janet (PAXTON) RUNCIMAN.
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.
Wanted! line for DNA project
  • William0 Runciman (circa 1804 - Dec 1858)
    • Janet Paxton (circa 1802 - Jan 1855)
      • Thomas1 Runciman (circa 1826 - aft. 1858)
      • John1 Runciman (Apr 1829 - Jun 1894)
        • Margaret Allan (circa 1827 - Jul 1894)
          • Janet2 Runciman (circa 1855 - aft. 1881)
          • Mary A.2 Runciman (circa 1857 - aft. 1881)
          • Margaret J.2 Runciman (circa 1859 - aft. 1881)
          • William2 Runciman (circa May 1860 - aft. 1861)
      • William1 Runciman (Sep 1832 - Sep 1912)
        • Catherine Gardner (circa 1837 - Aug 1902)
          • Janet2 Runciman (Nov 1856 - )
            • John Cameron (circa 1857 - )
          • Margaret2 Runciman (Oct 1858 - Oct 1937)
          • William2 Runciman (Aug 1860 - aft. 1912)
          • Catherine2 Runciman (circa 1863 - )
          • Sarah2 Runciman (circa 1865 - )
          • Robert2 Runciman (Nov 1866 - Dec 1955)
            • Margaret Orr (Apr 1879 - Mar 1949)
              • William3 Runciman (Jan 1896 - 1966)
              • Richard3 Runciman (Jun 1898 - 1977)
              • Robert3 Runciman (Feb 1900 - Nov 1983)
              • John3 Runciman (Oct 1902 - Jul 1991)
              • Catherine G.3 Runciman (Apr 1904 - 1983)
                • W Blake (say 1900 - )
              • Thomas3 Runciman (1906 - )
              • Elizabeth L.3 Runciman (1908 - 1996)
                • William H. Morrison (say 1908 - )
              • James3 Runciman (Apr 1910 - 1989)
              • Alex3 Runciman (1920 - 2004)
          • Mary2 Runciman (circa 1870 - )
          • John2 Runciman (Mar 1872 - 1881)
          • Agnes2 Runciman (circa 1877 - aft. 1940)
            • John Kinnimond (say 1875 - )
          • Thomas E.2 Runciman (Aug 1877 - Jul 1940)
      • George1 Runciman (circa 1835 - bet. Jun 1872 - Sep 1872)
        • Mary Naysmith (circa 1837 - aft. 1881)
          • George A.2 Runciman (bet. Sep 1859 - Dec 1859 - aft. 1871)
          • Eleanor A.2 Runciman (bet. Sep 1861 - Dec 1861 - bet. Jun 1953 - Sep 1953)
            • William Charlton (circa 1862 - )
          • Mary A.2 Runciman (Aug 1865 - aft. 1891)
            • William J. Smith (circa 1863 - )
          • Janet P.2 Runciman (bet. Jan 1868 - Mar 1868 - bet. Jan 1909 - Mar 1909)
            • William Caithness (circa 1868 - )
          • Thomas2 Runciman (bet. Jan 1870 - Mar 1870 - bet. Jun 1871 - Sep 1871)
      • Margaret1 Runciman (Apr 1841 - aft. 1851)
Wanted! line for DNA project