Walter Runciman 1st Baron Runciman1,2,3

(6 Jul 1847 - 13 Aug 1937)
Father*Walter Runciman1,4 (Apr 1810 - bet. Jun 1878 - Sep 1878)
Mother*Jane Finlay1 (circa 1816 - )


     Walter Runciman was born on 6 Jul 1847 Dunbar, ELN, SCT.1,5,4,2 He married Anne Margaret Lawson, daughter of John Lawson and Amelia Webster, on 26 Mar 1869.6,7,8
     Walter Runciman 1st Baron Runciman died on 13 Aug 1937 Fernwood House, Clayton Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, ENG, at age 90; "at home.6,5,2'


     Walter Runciman appeared on the census of 1851 Hauxley, Dist of Alnwick, NBL, ENG, in the household of Walter Runciman and Jane Runciman as son of Walter.4
     Walter Runciman appeared on the census of 1891 2 Wood Tce, Sth Shields, Par. of St Michaels & All Angels, DUR, ENG, with Anne Margaret Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Walter 43 shipowner b Dunbar, SCT; wife Ann Margaret 43 b London MDX; Children: Walter 20 undergraduate student b Sth Shields, DUR; Servants: Sarah & Esther STEPHENSON both b Jarrow, DUR.9
     Walter Runciman 1st Baron Runciman appeared on the census of 1911 Fernwood Hse, Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, ENG, with Anne Margaret Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: (Sir) Walter (Baronet) 63 "shipowner etc", shipping co., b. DunbarScotland; wife (Lady) Ann Margaret 63 married woman b. LND, marr. 42 yrs, 1 child, living; Son: (Rt Hon.) Walter 40 marr. President of the Board of Education b. Sth Shields, DUR; Niece (Miss) Alexandrina Dick RUNCIMAN 29 unm, b. Sth Shields.10


     Click here to see Walter's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.11
     For the Wikipedia information on Walter Runciman 1st Baron Runciman click here.2
     See more info about Walter Runciman 1st Baron Runciman here. Project Gutenberg online texts of several books by Walter Runciman.12


Anne Margaret Lawson (circa 1848 - Feb 1933)
ChartsLineage 1c: Robert & Janet (SINCLAIR) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar
Last Edited27 Feb 2021


  1. [S2342] RUNCIMAN Misc. web searches & correspondence Walter, Baron RUNCIMAN, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn, extracted Jan 2008.
  2. [S2449] Wikipedia online at, Walter RUNCIMAN 1st Baron Runciman (6 Jul 1847 - 13 Aug 1937), from…, extracted Feb 2010.
  3. [S3188] Electric Scotland online at, Photo Sir Walter RUNCIMAN, online at…, May 2013.
  4. [S202] 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via, Civil Par. Hauxley, Sub Dist Warkworth Dist Alnwick, NBL HO107/2419 ED 18a F 133 Pg 15 Sched 49, hsehold of Walter & Jane RUNCIMAN, extracted Jun 2009.
  5. [S2333] Rootsweb Msge Board online at, RUNCIMAN mailing list, ( postingSep 2002 by Steven GIBBS, extracted Sep 2005.
  6. [S2693] Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online ed online at, A E Johnstone, 'Runciman, Walter, first Baron Runciman (1847-1937)', rev D M Cregier,Oxford University Press, 2004, extracted Jan 2008.
  7. [S2923] Steve GIBBS (d. 2009), "Family of Thomas RUNCIMAN and Alison GRIEVE ex Steve G's RUNCIMAN pages", Extracted and published under the sources page of the RUNCIMAN One Name Study (
    WayBack machine has an archived snapshot from Steve Gibbs pages here:…, Marr. 26 Mar 1869 Walter RUNCIMAN & Ann Margaret LAWSON, extracted Feb 2010.
  8. [S1599] Findmypast online at, Marr. 1869 Q1 Amelia Webster LAWSON & John Finlay RUNCIMAN; Also Annie Margaret LAWSON & Walter RUNCIMAN, reg. Morpeth, NBL, 10b/395, extracted Nov 2012.
  9. [S211] 1891 Census images, England & Wales, via, Civil Par. Westoe, Par. St Michaels & All Angels, Sub Dist Westoe, Dist Sth Shields, DUR RG12/4157 ED 24 F 53 Pg 20 Sched 126, hsehold of Walter & Ann Margaret RUNCIMAN, extracted Jun 2009.
  10. [S215] 1911 Census images, ENG, ,, Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, RG14; Piece: 30575 Dist 558 ED 18, hsehold of Walter & Ann Margaret RUNCIMAN, extracted May 2016.
  11. [S3217] WikiTree online at,, uploaded 2011.
  12. [S3062] Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog online at, Walter RUNCIMAN (1847-1937) see, extracted Feb 2010.
  13. [S2693] Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online ed online at, Martin Pugh, 'Runciman, Walter, first Viscount Runciman of Doxford (1870-1949)', Oxford University Press, Sep 2004, extracted Jan 2008.
  14. [S2449] Wikipedia online at, Walter RUNCIMAN 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford (19 Nov 1870 - 14 Nov 1949), from…, extracted Feb 2010.
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