Richard Runciman (m. Jean Clawson)1

(5 Feb 1722 - )
Father*Robert Runciman (m. Janet Sinclair)1,2 (say 1685 - bet. 1728 - 1781)
Mother*Katharine Begbie1,2 (say 1695 - Dec 1781)

BDMs

     Richard Runciman (m. Jean Clawson) was born on 5 Feb 1722 Prestonpans, ELN, SCT.2 He was baptized on 7 Feb 1722 Prestonpans, ELN; entry reads: Robert Runsiman Gardiner and Catherine Begbie had a Son born February 5th 1722 and Baptized Richard February 7th Witnesses James Begbie & John Widderburn weavers.2,1
     Richard Runciman (m. Jean Clawson) married Jean Clawson on 29 Apr 1743 Dunbar, ELN, SCT, (assuming correct id of this being the correct Richard) entry for Apr 29th reads: "Richard Runciman and Jean Clawson both in this paroch 12/-."3

Papers held in the National Archives of Scotland detail payments made to "Richard Runcieman" in respect of William's three orphan children (wife Elizabeth had died 1763). By 1768 the children, and presumably Richard, were living in North Berwick.

So which Richard brought up William's orphaned children?
It was highly likely that the Richard being paid to bring up William's orphaned children was some relation, and so it turned out.
A closer reading of the papers by Phyllis, (Oct 2012) clearly states he was their grandfather.4,5,6,7

Names/other info

     In 1722 his surname was recorded as Runsiman (bap. of son Richard.)1,2
     It is possible that Richard Runciman (m. Jean Clawson) witnessed the baptism of Thomas Runciman (m. Elspeth KEMP) on 21 Jan 1750 Innerwick, ELN, SCT; Transcript shows: 1749 Jan Thomas Runciman in Thornhill (sp. illegible) & Alison Grieve his spouse had a son baptised named Thomas. Witnesses Richard Runciman & James Go----(illegible) (assuming that Thomas is the son of Robert and Janet Sinclair, Richard might be Thomas' step-brother, I would also guess that Go--- might be Gourlay or similar, and that the place may be Thorntonloch? Two contenders, at least, in the right timeframes exist, Richard married to Jean CLAWSON, Richard married to Jennet GOURLAY.)8,9,10,6

DNA Info

     Richard's line needs a/another participant in the RUNCIMAN Surname DNA Project. Check out the Wanted! page for further information.

Family

Jean Clawson (say 1722 - )
Child
  • James Runciman11 (circa Jul 1744 - )
ChartsLineage 1c: Robert & Janet (SINCLAIR) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar
Last Edited18 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth (Bap?) 7 Feb 1722 Richard s/o Robert RUNSIMAN & Catharine BEGBIE, Prestonpans, 718/ 0040 0089, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  2. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 5 Feb Bap. 7 Feb 1722 Richard s/o Robert RUNSIMAN (gardiner) & Catharine BEGBIE, Prestonpans, 718/ 0040 0089, copy d/loaded Feb 2010.
  3. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 29 Apr 1743 Richard RUNCIMAN & Jean CLAWSON, Dunbar, 706/ 0050 0014, copy d/loaded Feb 2010.
  4. [S1045] H D W, "RUNCIMAN Correspondence," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Pay-outs to the widows and children of the Crail fishermen drowned on 21st January 1765, extracted Feb 2010 from photocopies taken 1980s, from GD/26/12/25 held National Archives of Scotland (NAS), rcvd Feb 2010.
  5. [S3221] Phyllis RUNCIMAN, "EM RUNCIMAN/WISHART/JAMIESON ex Phyllis R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Pay-outs to the widows and children of the Crail fishermen drowned on 21st January 1765, from GD/26/12/25 held National Archives of Scotland (NAS), transcr. by Phyllis rcvd Nov 2012.
  6. [S3] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", Feb 2010.
  7. [S103] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian SctP RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854", Marr. 29 Apr 1743 Richard RUNCIMAN & Jean CLAWSON, Dunbar, 706/ 0050 0014, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  8. [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 (http://runciman.lornahen.com/lineages/s1.htm#s2923)
    WayBack machine has an archived snapshot from Steve Gibbs pages here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20051028052515/http://…, C(hr.) 21 Jan 1750 Thomas s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, Innerwick, ELN, extracted Feb 2010.
  9. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth 21 Jan 1750 Thomas s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, Innerwick, 711/ 0030 0049, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  10. [S3082] Rootsweb: RUNCIMAN Mailing List online at http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/surname/r/…, Bap. Jan 1749 Thomas s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, Thornhill, from "Parish Church of Innerwick Film #1067850, transcribed by Patsy, Christchurch, NZ, posted by Alethea, Feb 2001, extracted Feb 2010.
  11. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 1 Jul 1744 James s/o Richard RUNCIMAN & Jean CLAWSON, Dunbar, ELN 706/ 0020 0187, extracted from index Feb 2010.
 
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