David Runciman1

(say 1800 - bef. 1859)


     There are four David's, at least, born around this time in the Scottish OPRs:
Feb 1801 Ayton to James & Agnes (Herriot) Runciman - assumed to be the gunner/driver serving Gibraltar for 15 years to 1837, and shown as 19, carpenter, born Ayton when he enlisted in 1822
Oct 1801, Perth to James & Mary (Toshach) Runciman
Nov 1803, Earlston, to William & Mary (Forsyth) Runciman
Mar 1804, Earlston, to David Runciman

The 1804 Earlston David is the son of David & Janet (Lockie) Runciman of Wantonwalls who became a Minister and is accounted for.

The 1841 census has a David and Mary Runciman.2,3


     David Runciman was born say 1800 ?Yarrow, SEL, SCT.1
     David Runciman married Jean Biggar say 1820 ?Yarrow, SEL.1
     David Runciman died bef. 1859 ?Yarrow, SEL.1

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Jean Biggar (say 1800 - bef. 1859)
  • John Runciman1,4 (Mar 1821 - 1898)
ChartsWanted: David and Jean (BIGGAR) RUNCIMAN
Last Edited23 Sep 2016


  1. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 23 Dec 1859 John RUNCIMAN & Ann FARQUHARSON, Peebles, PEE Dist 768 Pg 8 #16, copy d/loaded Jan 2008.
  2. [S3] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", Jan 2008.
  3. [S4] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Conclusions", Nov 2011.
  4. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 22 Mar 1821 John to David RUNCIMAN & Jean BIGGAR, batch C117787, Selkirk, SEL, extracted Jan 2008.
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