• 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 Meikle Pinkerton
As one of the assumed sons of Thomas and Jane (SIMPSON) RUNCIMAN. A descendant of Alexander would be expected to be a DNA match to the representative of the John and May (WEATHERLY) line, which itself matches Lineage 1.
However, others assumed to belong to the same Thomas and Jane (SIMPSON) RUNCIMAN line do not match, so the more dna evidence that can be gathered the better to help piece this family together more accurately.
Charts only show those I have researched, only descendants still with the surname RUNCIMAN, and their spouses, and usually only deceased RUNCIMAN family members.
Exceptions include direct lines down to researchers included elsewhere on the site, or for DNA project participants who have agreed to be shown in the latter project.
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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
  • Alexander0 Runciman (of Meikle Pinkerton: m. Joan Manderson) (say 1786 - bet. 1831 - 1841)
    • Joan Manderson (circa 1788 - May 1857)
      • Thomas1 Runciman (Jun 1811 - bet. 1816 - 1818)
      • Isabel1 Runciman (Jul 1812 - aft. 1871)
      • Alexander1 Runciman (May 1816 - Oct 1872)
        • Margaret Cairns (circa 1815 - aft. 1872)
          • Mary2 Runciman (circa 1841 - aft. 1851)
          • Alexander2 Runciman (circa 1845 - Oct 1930)
            • Elizabeth H. Wilson (circa 1850 - 1920)
              • Mary A. H.3 Runciman (1875 - 1945)
                • James Dey (say 1875 - )
              • Alexander3 Runciman (Jul 1876 - Oct 1938)
                • Jane S. Kerr (Jan 1876 - Dec 1951)
                  • Alexander4 Runciman (Jan 1915 - Jul 2003)
                    • Geneva H. Martindale ( - 1986)
                      • Bruce E.5 Runciman (Feb 1955 - Apr 2011)
                  • John K.4 Runciman (Mar 1917 - Apr 1991)
                    • Ruth F. Yeoman
              • Margaret H.3 Runciman (1882 - bet. Jan 1958 - Mar 1958)
                • William B. Blake (circa 1879 - bet. Jun 1951 - Sep 1951)
              • Elizabeth H.3 Runciman (1886 - 1954)
                • Robert D. Little (1875 - )
              • Barbara R.3 Runciman (1888 - 1945)
                • Thomas A. Melrose (say 1888 - )
              • Isabella B.3 Runciman (1893 - 1973)
          • Elizabeth2 Runciman (circa 1848 - May 1923)
            • John Lawrie
            • Edmund J. Morgan (circa 1849 - )
          • Robert2 Runciman (circa 1853 - 1855)
      • Thomas1 Runciman (Jul 1818 - May 1868)
        • Joan Watterston (circa 1827 - Dec 1913)
          • Alexander2 Runciman (Jun 1855 - Jun 1934)
            • Elizabeth T. Baillie (circa 1859 - bet. 1911 - 1923)
              • Thomas3 Runciman (Jan 1895 - aft. 1976)
                • Lily Thorpe (Jun 1890 - 1965)
            • Helen Preston (circa 1858 - 1940)
          • Margaret C.2 Runciman (Jun 1857 - Aug 1908)
            • James Whitecross (circa 1856 - )
          • John2 Runciman (circa 1860 - )
      • Joan1 Runciman (circa 1821 - aft. 1871)
        • ?
          • Alexander2 Runciman (Dec 1857 - )
      • Mary1 Runciman (Mar 1824 - 1904)
      • John1 Runciman (m. Ann Souness) (circa 1829 - Apr 1905)
        • Ann Souness (circa 1831 - 1914)
          • Alexander2 Runciman (circa Jan 1853 - Sep 1926)
            • Jane Golightly (circa 1853 - Jun 1894)
              • John3 Runciman (circa Feb 1881 - say 1887)
            • Janet White (circa 1854 - 1927)
          • Andrew2 Runciman (circa Oct 1854 - 1932)
            • Janet M. Dobson (circa 1851 - 1923)
              • Alexander3 Runciman (circa 1885 - aft. 1911)
          • Janet2 Runciman (circa 1860 - aft. 1881)
          • John2 Runciman (Dec 1863 - aft. 1911)
            • Annie O. Cathie (circa 1866 - 1900)
              • John J.3 Runciman (circa 1894 - 1949)
                • Margaret P. Ferguson (circa 1895 - 1957)
                  • John J.4 Runciman (circa 1922 - May 2009)
                    • Helen Wells (1924 - 1955)
                  • Robert T.4 Runciman (circa Oct 1926 - )
          • Thomas2 Runciman (Jun 1867 - Apr 1944)
            • Mary Henderson (circa 1867 - 1916)
              • John3 Runciman (circa 1897 - aft. 1926)
                • Janet W. H. Hunter (circa 1899 - )
              • Janet D.3 Runciman (circa Apr 1900 - aft. 1911)
              • David H.3 Runciman (Feb 1906 - aft. 1949)
                • Agnes P. UnknownSurname (circa 1914 - aft. 1948)
          • James2 Runciman (Mar 1870 - aft. 1891)
      • Agnes1 Runciman (circa 1831 - bet. 1861 - 1868)
        • George Runciman (circa 1834 - Jun 1892)
Wanted! line for DNA project