• 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, or are not yet represented, 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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So, in general, charts are by no means complete. Please refer further queries to the researcher(s) listed for the line.
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
  • Robert0 Runciman (m. Agnes KING) (circa 1794 - May 1869)
    • Agnes King (circa 1792 - bet. 1851 - 1869)
      • John1 Runciman (Nov 1816 - Mar 1880)
        • Margaret D. Howden (circa 1817 - aft. 1851)
          • Robert H.2 Runciman (circa 1839 - Dec 1915)
            • Marion Menzies (circa 1845 - 1909)
              • John3 Runciman (bet. May 1868 - Jun 1868 - Sep 1904)
                • Jane W. Purves (Feb 1868 - bet. 1894 - 1917)
                  • Robert H.4 Runciman (Feb 1891 - aft. 1908)
                  • John W.4 Runciman (Aug 1893 - Jul 1930)
                    • Mary A. Findlater (circa 1895 - )
                      • Mary A. Y.5 Runciman (May 1917 - 1989)
                        • Edward R. Spence (say 1915 - )
                      • Forbes S.5 Runciman (Apr 1926 - 1991)
                  • Andrew W.4 Runciman (1896 - Jul 1938)
                    • May B. Graham (circa 1903 - Jul 1978)
              • Helen M.3 Runciman (circa Aug 1871 - 1877)
              • Margaret D.3 Runciman (Jun 1874 - 1876)
              • Annie B.3 Runciman (circa 1876 - aft. 1901)
                • James Scott (circa 1876 - aft. 1915)
          • Isabella H.2 Runciman (circa Feb 1841 - aft. 1851)
          • James2 Runciman (circa 1845 - )
          • Martha D.2 Runciman (circa Dec 1853 - )
      • Janet1 Runciman (Nov 1818 - Oct 1891)
        • William Henderson (say 1815 - bef. 1891)
      • Thomas1 Runciman (Dec 1821 - Feb 1866)
        • Agnes Howden (circa 1827 - 1869)
          • Robert2 Runciman (circa 1848 - Apr 1928)
            • Agnes Cowe (circa 1844 - bef. 1928)
              • Martha D.3 Runciman (1880 - 1951)
                • William Forsyth (circa 1880 - )
              • Thomas3 Runciman (Feb 1885 - Sep 1954)
                • Joanna Patterson (Jun 1889 - Jul 1965)
          • John2 Runciman (circa 1853 - aft. 1914)
            • Janet Punton (circa 1852 - aft. 1914)
              • Thomas3 Runciman (circa 1877 - Feb 1958)
                • Margaret D. Martin (circa 1882 - aft. 1911)
                  • John H.4 Runciman (circa Mar 1911 - aft. Apr 1911)
              • James P.3 Runciman (Apr 1878 - 1947)
                • Margaret G. Lawrie (circa 1882 - Nov 1957)
                  • John H.4 Runciman (1905 - 1965)
                  • James P.4 Runciman (Sep 1910 - Mar 1994)
                    • Dorothy J. Erwin (Nov 1920 - Apr 2001)
              • Robert3 Runciman (circa 1886 - aft. 1944)
                • Selina Stewart (circa 1886 - aft. 1944)
                  • John4 Runciman (circa 1915 - )
          • Thomas2 Runciman (circa 1854 - aft. 1881)
          • William H.2 Runciman (Dec 1855 - aft. 1901)
            • Janet McFie (circa 1857 - aft. 1901)
              • Thomas3 Runciman (circa 1888 - aft. 1922)
                • Alice M. Gridley (circa Aug 1890 - )
              • Christina D.3 Runciman (1891 - 1983)
                • Gavin A. Anderson (say 1890 - bet. 1914 - 1918)
              • William3 Runciman (circa 1895 - aft. 1901)
          • David2 Runciman (circa 1858 - aft. 1861)
          • Alexander2 Runciman (circa 1859 - )
          • Agnes2 Runciman (Jan 1860 - Jan 1860)
          • Martha D.2 Runciman (circa Mar 1861 - 1885)
      • Robert1 Runciman (Dec 1823 - 1887)
        • Mary Nisbet (circa 1823 - 1883)
        • Jane Kerr (1861 - 1935)
          • Jane R.2 Runciman (1885 - 1945)
            • Matthew Fleming (say 1885 - )
      • David1 Runciman (Oct 1826 - aft. 1901)
        • Mary Skirven (circa 1827 - aft. 1861)
      • Alexander1 Runciman (circa 1829 - bet. 1871 - 1881)
        • Janet Grieve (circa 1830 - aft. 1881)
          • Robert2 Runciman (circa 1855 - aft. 1901)
            • Robina Devine (circa 1847 - aft. 1901)
              • Alexander3 Runciman (circa 1884 - aft. 1901)
              • Christina3 Runciman (Jun 1885 - )
                • Patrick O'Brien (Feb 1883 - )
          • Janet F.2 Runciman (Jan 1856 - 1905)
            • George Herkes (circa 1852 - )
      • William1 Runciman (circa 1832 - aft. 1901)
        • Ellen Yates (circa 1839 - aft. 1901)
          • Robert2 Runciman (circa Mar 1866 - Nov 1874)
          • Ellen A.2 Runciman (circa May 1868 - Oct 1869)
          • William2 Runciman (circa Jul 1870 - bet. Jan 1951 - Feb 1951)
            • Elizabeth A. Ditchfield (circa 1870 - Feb 1951)
              • Agnes3 Runciman (Mar 1894 - aft. 1911)
              • William R.3 Runciman (Jun 1900 - 1980)
                • Ethel M. Lunt (Mar 1903 - bet. Jun 1976 - Sep 1976)
                  • Clifford R.4 Runciman (Jun 1939 - Mar 1991)
              • Olive M.3 Runciman (Mar 1913 - bet. Jun 1999 - Sep 1999)
                • Cyril Seddon (say 1916 - )
          • Peter J.2 Runciman (circa Jan 1874 - Nov 1874)
Wanted! line for DNA project