Thomas Runciman (m. Alison Currie)1

(1 Sep 1811 - bet. Jun 1888 - Sep 1888)
Father*John Runciman (m. Mary Wetherly)2 (May 1784 - bet. 1816 - 1841)
Mother*Mary Wetherly2 (Jan 1784 - bet. 1861 - 1871)


     Thomas Runciman was born on 1 Sep 1811 Gavinton, Par. of Langton, BEW, SCT, (1851 census supplies finer place detail, but infers 1813.)2,3 Some sources show Thomas as born circa 1815 SCT (1861 census.)1 Yet other sources show Thomas as born circa 1819 SCT (and even younger in the1881 census.)4
     Thomas Runciman married Alison Currie circa 1838 ?BEW, SCT.1,4,5
     Thomas Runciman died bet. Jun 1888 - Sep 1888 Cornhill?, Dist of Berwick, NBL, ENG; aged 75.6,7,4


     Thomas Runciman and Alison Runciman appeared on the census of 1841 Kerrs Know, Par. of Eckford, ROX, SCT, and are assumed to be husband and wife. They were enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Thomas 25 ag lab; ALison 20; John 3; Janet 1 all b outside Census cty.8
     The census of 1851 showed Thomas with his wife Alison, their sons John, Robert, James and Thomas, their dtrs Janet and Margery Eastfield, Par. of Sprouston, ROX, SCT, household enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Thomas 38 farm steward b Garvinton, BEW; wife Alison 33 b Longformacus, BEW; Children: John 12, Janet 11 both scholars b Greenlaw BEW; Robert 8, Mary 6 both scholars b Eckford, ROX; James A 4, Thomas 2 both b Sprouston, ROX.3
     Thomas Runciman was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1861 in the Stewards Hse, Mindrum & ?agg, Par. of Carham, NBL, ENG, with Alison enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Thomas 46 land steward; wife Aliason (sic) 40 both b SCT; Children (all b SCT): John 22 ag lab; Jenet 21 hse servant; Maryia (sic!) Heatherly 16 hse servant; James Richard 14, Thomas 12, Susen (sic) Bell 9 all scholars.1
     Thomas Runciman appeared on the census of 1871 Grindon Hamlet, Par. of Norham, Dist of Berwick, NBL, ENG, with Alice Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Thomas 57 farm steward; wife Allias 52; Children: Margrey (sic) 25 gen serv dom, Thomas 20 ag lab; Susan B 18 gen serv dom All b SCT.9
     The census of 1881 showed Thomas with his wife Alice, their dtrs Margery and Susan Campfield, Cornhill, Dist of Berwick, NBL, ENG, household enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Thomas 62 ag manager; wife Alice 57; Children: James 33 ag lab; Margery 31, Susan 26 both dom servants; Alice 5 (?grddtr?) All b SCT.4


     Click here to see Thomas's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.10


     Thomas Runciman (m. Alison Currie) is the ancestor of researcher Peter Runciman (R-12).11


Alison Currie (circa 1821 - bet. Mar 1898 - Jun 1898)
  • John Runciman+1,12 (circa 1839 - bet. Jun 1909 - Sep 1909)
  • Janet Runciman3 (circa 1840 - aft. 1861)
  • Robert Runciman13 (circa Feb 1843 - bet. 1851 - 1855)
  • Margery Weatherly Runciman4 (circa 1845 - bet. Mar 1882 - Jun 1882)
  • James Richard Runciman4 (Sep 1846 - aft. 1881)
  • Thomas Runciman9 (circa Mar 1849 - bet. Jun 1902 - Sep 1902)
  • Susan Bell Runciman4 (circa 1851 - bet. Mar 1938 - Jun 1938)
ChartsLineage 1d: Alexander & Janet (HENDRIE) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar, ELN
Wanted: Thomas and Jean (Simpson) Runciman
Last Edited26 Feb 2016


  1. [S204] 1861 Census images, England & Wales, via, Carham, Sub Dist Ford, Dist of Glendale, NBL RG9/3890 ED 2 Pg 6 Sched 24, hsehold of Thomas & Aliason(sic) RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2006.
  2. [S104] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Berwick, SCT, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth (bap.?) 1 Sep 1811 Thomas s/o John RUNCIMAN & May WEATHERLY, Langton, BEW, 747/ 0010 0077, extracted from index Mar 2010.
  3. [S1610] FreeCensus, UK online at, 1851 Sprouston, ROX SCT 1851/807 ED 4 Pg 10 Sched 32, hsehold of Thomas and Alison RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2006.
  4. [S208] 1881 Census images, England & Wales, via, Campfield, Sub Dist Norhamshire, Dist Berwick NBL RG11/5132 ED 15 F 93 Pg 4 Sched 14, hsehold of Thomas & Alice RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2007.
  5. [S1610] FreeCensus, UK online at, Eckford, ROX SCT1841/787 ED 3 F 3 Pg 11, heshold of Thomas & Alison RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2007.
  6. [S5] online at, Dth 1888 Thomas RUNCIMAN, aged 75, reg. Berwick Sep qtr 10b/219, from England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983, extracted Sep 2007.
  7. [S2124] GenesReunited online at, Dth 1888 Thomas RUNCIMAN, from tree of Helen MOFFAT (aka Alison), extracted Sep 2007.
  8. [S1610] FreeCensus, UK online at, 1841 Eckford, ROX SCT1841/787 ED 3 F 3 Pg 11, heshold of Thomas & Alison RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2007.
  9. [S206] 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via, Civil Par. Grindon, Par. of Norham, Sub Dist Norhamshire, Dist Berwick NBL RG10/5186 ED 3 F 39 Pg 10 Sched 3, hsehold of Thomas & Allais RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2007.
  10. [S3217] WikiTree online at, Oct-11.
  11. [S2914] Peter RUNCIMAN, "EM RUNCIMAN/WEATHERLY ex Peter R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Rcvd Apr 2010.
  12. [S2914] Peter RUNCIMAN, "EM RUNCIMAN/WEATHERLY ex Peter R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 1 Mar 1868 John s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN to Rebecca d/o Leonard DRYDEN, Dist of Glendale, NBL, 10b/462, extract rcvd Feb 2012.
  13. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Chr. 1843 Robert RUNCIMAN, to Thomas RUNCIMAN and Alison CURRIE, batch C117874, extracted Sep 2006.
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