George Runciman (marr. Jennet Finlay)1,2

(say 1645 - )


     George Runciman was born say 1645 ?Westruther, BEW, SCT.1 He married Jennet Finlay on 26 Apr 1668 Gordon, Par. of Gordon, BEW, SCT; George 'parish of Westruther', Jennet 'in this parish' (indexed as Finlaw).2,1


     Click here to see George's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.3
     Follow this link for Lorna's family information on George Runciman (marr. Jennet Finlay).


     George Runciman is the ancestor of researcher Lorna Henderson. (Lorna being the admin for both the One Name Study and DNA Project). She would therefore like to hear from you about her ancestors, the Earlston weavers / Wanton Walls farmer RUNCIMANs, as well as all other Runcimans (see footer). Email: Lorna.4


Jennet Finlay (say 1645 - )
  • David Runciman (marr. to Margaret Brown)+ (say 1685 - aft. 1734); The identification of George & Jennet as David's parents is based purely on date and location and lack of documented alternatives.
    With the results now coming out of the DNA project, possibly we should be looking within East Lothian for David's parents? Also, the naming pattern of known/presumed children does indicate we should possibly be looking for a John & Isobel instead, of which there are a couple around, the closest by date/place being a John & Isabel (MOFFET) RUNCIMAN who had a son "Georg" baptised in Lauder in 1682 - but there's a large gap between the 1715 John and 1722 David to upset that name calculation5,6
ChartsLineage 1a: George & Jennet (FINLAW) RUNCIMAN of Berwickshire
Last Edited27 Feb 2012


  1. [S105] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Berwick, Scotland, RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854", Marr. 26 Apr 1668 George RUNCIMAN & Jennet FINLAW, Gordon, BEW, from RUNCIMAN marriages, 1553 to 1854, Gordon/Earlston/Lauder/Westruther, BEW, index searched Oct 2005.
  2. [S1045] H D W, "RUNCIMAN Correspondence," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Marr. 1668 George RUNCIMAN & Jennet FINLAW, Gordon, BEW, extract rcvd Aug 1997.
  3. [S3217] WikiTree online at, Oct-11.
  4. [S16] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN One Name Study", Feb 2010.
  5. [S1045] H D W, "RUNCIMAN Correspondence," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Marr. 1712 David RUNCIMAN & Margaret BROWN, Gordon, BEW, rcvd Mar 2003.
  6. [S3] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", Mar 2003, updated Feb 2012.
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