Walter Runciman1

(12 Apr 1810 - bet. Jun 1878 - Sep 1878)
Father*Walter Runciman2 (Aug 1785 - Oct 1851)
Mother*Marion Runciman2 (say 1781 - aft. 1810)


     Walter Runciman was born on 12 Apr 1810 Irvine, AYR, SCT, Only one census disagrees about his age, in 1851 he is shown as 46, which would be abt 1805. Others agree abt 1810.
A source for the date/place of 12 Apr 1810 Irvine, AYR from Steve G's tree has been found: His Merchant Seaman's ticket.
The only two Ayrshire OPR baptisms (Scotlands People, wildcard R*n*m*n*) are a 1683 William, and Walter's brother Peter in Irvine, as RANSOMIN, in 1808. So not established church in a surviving record anywhere in Scotland found as yet, and not obvious in East Lothian either.2,3,4,5,6,7
He married Jane Finlay on 3 Mar 1835 Deal, KEN, ENG.3,8,5
     Walter Runciman died bet. Jun 1878 - Sep 1878 reg. Dist of Hexham, NBL, ENG.9,10 He was buried with Jane Finlay in the Runciman Vault, Jesmond Old Cem., NBL, ENG, H/stone: Walter son of Walter RUNCIMAN born in Haddingtonshire 1810 - 1879 (sic actually 1878)
Jean FINLAY his wife daughter of John FINLAY of Dunbar 1812-1905.9,10


     Walter Runciman and Jane Runciman appeared on the census of 1841 Spittal, Berwick Upon Tweed, Islandshire Hundred, DUR, ENG, and are assumed to be husband and wife. They were enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Walter 30 coastguard; Jane 25 both b SCT; Richard 5 b ENG; Thomas 2mths b Cty Also John WALLACE, baker, 20 b SCT.11
     Walter Runciman was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1851 Hauxley, Dist of Alnwick, NBL, ENG, with Jane enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Walter 46 coast guard; wife Jane 38 both b SCT; Children: Marian 13 scholar b SCT; Thomas 10, John 8, Janet 5 all scholars b Durham; Walter 3 b SCT.12
     Walter Runciman appeared on the census of 1861 Cresswell, Dist of Morpeth, NBL, ENG, with Jane Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Walter 50 coast guard b SCT; wife Jane 48 b Dubar SCT; Children: Richard F 25 clerk b Deal, Kent; Marion J B 23, Janet S 15 both b Dunbar; James 8 scholar b Cresswell, NBL.13
     Walter Runciman appeared on the census of 1871 Hauxley, Dist of Alnwick, NBL, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Walter, marr. 60 retired coastguard b Scotland (noone else listed in hsehold.)14


     The family tree for Walter's family that used to be on Steve GIBB's RUNCIMAN pages is now available here as Steve's pages are now returning "not founds."15


     Click here to see Walter's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.16


Jane Finlay (circa 1816 - )
  • Richard Finlay Runciman1 (circa Jan 1836 - aft. 1861)
  • Marion J B Runciman13 (circa 1838 - aft. 1862)
  • Thomas Runciman12 (circa 1841 - bet. 1901 - 1911)
  • John Finlay Runciman12 (circa 1843 - bet. 1901 - 1911)
  • Walter Runciman 1st Baron Runciman+17,12 (Jul 1847 - Aug 1937)
  • James Runciman13 (bet. Jun 1852 - Sep 1852 - Jul 1891)
ChartsLineage 1c: Robert & Janet (SINCLAIR) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar
Last Edited17 Oct 2016


  1. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 20 Jan 1836 Richard Finlay to Walter & Jane RUNCIMAN, batch I005164, extracted Jan 2008.
  2. [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:…, Birth 12 Apr 1810 Walter s/o Walter RUNCIMAN & Marion RUNCIMAN, Irvine, AYR, extracted Feb 2010.
  3. [S202] 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via, Hauxley, Alnwick, NBL, ENG, Class: HO107; Piece: 2419; Folio: 133; Page: 15; GSU roll: 87097-87098, hsehold of Walter & Jane RUNCIMAN, re-checked Feb 2010.
  4. [S3083] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Ayrshire Scotlands People RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", RUN*MAN* births extracted, Feb 2010.
  5. [S200] 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via, Berwick Upon Tweed, Tweedmouth, NBL HO107/318/11 ED 20, hsehold of Walter & Jane RUNCIMAN, extracted Jan 2008.
  6. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Bap. 24 Jan 1808 Peter s/o Walter & Marion RANSOMIN, Irvine, AYR, 595/00 0020 0154, copy rcvd (from Alan R) Jan 2013.
  7. [S3654] Britain, Merchant Seamen 1835-1857 online at, Walter RUNCIMAN, b. 12 Apr 1810 Irvine, AYR, ticket 84,763, from BT113/43, extracted Oct 2016.
  8. [S3085] Walter RUNCIMAN (1810-78): ex Steve Gibbs (d. 2009) Marr. 3 Mar 1835 Walter RUNCIMAN & Jean FINLAY, Deal, Kent, extracted Feb 2010.
  9. [S2342] RUNCIMAN Misc. web searches & correspondence RUNCIMAN Vault/Headstones, Jesmond Old Cem., NBL, from "Photographs of North East England", extracted Jan 2012.
  10. [S1595] Www FreeBMD ENG online at, Dth 1878 Q3 Walter RUNCIMAN, reg Hexham, NBL aged 68, 10b/192, extracted Jan 2012.
  11. [S200] 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via, Berwick Upon Tweed, Tweedmouth, Islandshire Hundred, DUR HO107/318/11 ED 20, hsehold of Walter & Jane RUNCIMAN, extracted Jan 2008.
  12. [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.
  13. [S204] 1861 Census images, England & Wales, via, Cresswell, Sub Dist Beddington, Dist Morpeth, NBL RG9/3875 ED 16 F 8 Pg 14 Sched 13, hsehold of Walter & Jean RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2010.
  14. [S206] 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via, Civil Par. Hauxley, Sub Dist Warkworth, Dist Alnwick, NBL RG10/5171 ED 9 F 8 Pg 10 Sched 39, hsehold of Walter RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2010.
  15. [S3085] Walter RUNCIMAN (1810-78): ex Steve Gibbs (d. 2009) Walter RUNCIMAN (1810-78) and family, extracted Feb 2010.
  16. [S3217] WikiTree online at, Oct-11.
  17. [S2342] RUNCIMAN Misc. web searches & correspondence Walter, Baron RUNCIMAN, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn, extracted Jan 2008.
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