Andrew Runciman1,2

(23 Nov 1818 - 6 Sep 1892)
Father*John Runciman2 (circa Mar 1789 - May 1860)
Mother*Janet Inglis2 (circa Feb 1796 - aft. 1851)


     Andrew Runciman was born on 23 Nov 1818 Flemington, Par. of Ayton, BEW, SCT.2 He was baptized in Nov 1818 Par. of Ayton, BEW, SCT; entry reads: Andrew lawful son to John Runciman hynd residing at Flemington and Janet Inglis his spouse was born on the 23rd day of Novr 1818 and baptised by Mr Ure (entry immediately afterwards is for brother George, 1821.)2 Some sources show Andrew as born circa 1819 Duns(e), BEW, SCT, There are no bapt. obvious in Dunse in this time period in the OPRs, and the only immediately obvious birth/bap. of an Andrew in BEW in this timeframe is the son of John and Janet (INGLIS) R.3,4
     Andrew Runciman married Margaret Thompson on 10 May 1844 in the Par. of Edrom, BEW, SCT, entry for "RUNCIMAN" reads: Andrew RUNCIMAN, joiner, and Margaret THOMSON both of this parish were married on the 10th May 1844 by the Reverend Mr Glassford Leitholm.1,5
     Andrew Runciman died on 6 Sep 1892 Percy Twp, Northumberland Co., ONT, CAN, at age 73; Andrew, farmer aged 73, of "paralitic stroke about 4 days", b SCT, inf. Geo RUNCIMAN, of Percy Twp, reg. 24th, Presby.3,1
The Andrew born to John & Janet (INGLIS) RUNCIMAN is assumed to also be the Andrew in Ontario by 1846.
This is circumstantially supported by his age, occupation, the Scottish naming pattern of Andrew and Margaret's children, and by his uncle James and family also being in Ontario by this time.
No sighting of a suitable Andrew has been found elsewhere.6


     Andrew Runciman appeared on the census of 1841 Foulden, BEW, SCT, as RUNCIMAN: Andrew as 20, joiner b cty, with William CHAMBERS 19 joiner's ap b Cty; Edward ?? 17 joiner's ap, b ENG (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)7
     Andrew Runciman appeared on the census of 1851 Haldimand, Northumberland Co., ONT, CAN, with Margaret Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Andrew carpenter 32; Margaret 31; both b SCT and resid. "outside limits"; John 6, Elizabeth 4, Janet 1 all b CAN; All Free Church.8
     Andrew Runciman was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1861 Brighton, Northumberland Co., ONT, CAN, with Margaret enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Andrew farmer 42; Margaret 41, both marr. b SCT; Assumed children: John 14 labour; Elizabeth 12, Jennet 9, M (Fem) 6, Margaret 4, George 2, all b U.C.9
     Andrew Runciman appeared on the census of 1871 Brighton, Northumberland East, ONT, CAN, with Margaret Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Andrew 54 farmer; Margaret 52 both marr. and b SCT; Assumed children: John 24 farmer, Jenett 19, Magdaline 17, Margret 13, George 12 all b ONT. All C Presb.10
     Andrew Runciman appeared on the census of 1881 Brighton, Northumberland Co., ONT, with Margaret Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Andrew farmer 63; Margaret 62, both marr. b SCT; Assumed children: John 31 farmer; Maddalene 26, Maggie 24 dressmaker, George 1 22 farmer, all b ONT; Farm lab Michael QUINLIN18 Irish.11
     The census of 1891 showed Andrew with his wife Margaret, their dtrs Magdalena and Margaret 120 2/3 S 2/9, Percy, Northumberland East, ONT, CAN, household enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Andrew 74 farmer; wife Margret 73 both b SCT; Children: Margret 30, Magdeline 28, George 26 farmer all b ONT F/M b SCT; Lodger Margaret (is this Maud? from 1901) THOMSON 8 b ONT F/M b ONT; Robert ?HINTHORN? 20 dom b ONT F/M b ONT. All C Presb.12

DNA Info

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Margaret Thompson (Feb 1817 - Jun 1904)
  • John Runciman1,13 (Jul 1846 - Jun 1911)
  • Elizabeth Runciman8 (circa 1848 - aft. 1861)
  • Janet Runciman8 (circa 1851 - aft. 1871)
  • Magdalena Runciman (May 1854 - aft. 1901)
  • Margaret Runciman14 (Feb 1857 - aft. 1901)
  • George Andrew Runciman3,4 (Apr 1859 - Nov 1929)
ChartsLineage 2a: James & Agnes (HERRIOT) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar, ELN
Wanted: Andrew and Margaret (Thompson) Runciman
Last Edited12 Oct 2013


  1. [S5] online at, Marr. 14 Mar 1889 John RUNCIMAN and Sarah JUNOR, Haldimand Twp, reg. Percy, Northumberland Cty, ONT, M'film MS932_65, from Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924, extracted Jan 2008.
  2. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Birth 23 Nov 1818 Andrew s/o John RUNCIMAN & Janet INGLIS of Flemington from 1822 (sic) Ayton OPR, copy d/loaded Jan 2008.
  3. [S5] online at, Dth 6 Sep 1892 Andrew RUNCIMAN, born SCT, d Northumberland , aged 73, farmer, Roll: MS935_65, extracted Jan 2008.
  4. [S5] online at, Dth 28 Nov 1929 George Andrew RUNCIMAN, born Brighton Twp, d Northumberland , aged 70 yrs 7 days, farmer, Roll: MS935_373, extracted Jan 2008.
  5. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 10 May 1844 Andrew RUNCIMAN & Margaret THOMSON, Edrom, BEW, patrion submission, post 1991, no further info, extracted Jan 2008.
  6. [S3] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", Feb 2010.
  7. [S820] Census image, SCT, 1841 Andrew RUNCIMAN, Foulden BEW 741/00 001/00 003, (not obv. ancestry), copy d/loaded Feb 2010.
  8. [S809] Census image, Canada, via, 1851 Haldimand, Northumberland Co., Canada West (Ontario), Dist 24 Sub Dist 226 Pg 139 Line 11 Roll C_11739 Sched A, from Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, extracted Jan 2008.
  9. [S809] Census image, Canada, via, 1861 Brighton, Northumberland, Canada West; Roll: C-1054; Page: 33, hsehold of Andrew & Margaret RUNCIMAN, extracted Oct 2011.
  10. [S809] Census image, Canada, via, 1871 Brighton, Northumberland East, Ontario; Roll: C-9985; Family No: 172, hsehold of Andrew & Margaret RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2010.
  11. [S809] Census image, Canada, via, 1881 Brighton, Northumberland East, Ontario, roll C_13239, Page 48, Family No: 237., hsehold of Andrew & Margaret THOMSON, extracted Oct 2011.
  12. [S809] Census image, Canada, via, 1891 Percy, Northumberland East, Ontario. Roll: T-6357, Family No: 171, hsehold of Andrew & Margaret RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2010.
  13. [S5] online at, Dth 16 Jun 1911 John s/o Andrew RUNCIMAN & Margaret THOMPSON, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co, ONT, from Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1934, extracted Feb 2010.
  14. [S809] Census image, Canada, via, 1911 Percy Township, Norham and Warkworth Village, Northumberland East, Ontario. Page 4, Family No: 35, hsehold of George RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2010.
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