Jane Smith1

(circa Jan 1751 - 3 Jan 1830)
Father*John Smith2 (say 1725 - )
Mother*Betty Diddup2 (say 1725 - )


     Jane Smith was born circa Jan 1751 Dunbar, ELN, SCT.2 She was baptized on 23 Jan 1751 at Dunbar, East Lothian.2 She married Peter Runciman, son of Thomas Runciman (of Innerwick, m. Grieve) and Alison Grieve, on 3 Jun 1778 at Dunbar, East Lothian.3,4
     Jane Runciman died on 3 Jan 1830 Dunbar, ELN, SCT; entry reads: "Jean Runciman wife of Peter - grates" ditto for the 8/10½d in columns above (indexed as Joan.)5
The witnesses to the baptisms of all known children of Peter an Jane were a Peter and Thomas DIDDIP / DIDDIPPS / DIDDUP.
Neither were immediately obvious as witnesses to any of the other RUNCIMAN baptisms in Dunbar around this time, so were possibly relations of Jane's.
Her parents now look to be John SMITH and Betty DIDDUP.
There's a record that by 1813, a Peter DIDDEP was "writer in Haddington" when his daughter Isabella married. She was born in 1793, placing this Peter as born at latest say 1770, which would be a trifle young to witness a 1780 baptism, but he could be older of course.6,7,2


Peter Runciman (circa Jun 1756 - Jan 1835)
  • James Runciman8 (Mar 1780 - )
  • Peter Runciman9 (Mar 1783 - )
  • Walter Runciman10 (Aug 1785 - Oct 1851)
  • Beatrice Runciman11 (Jun 1787 - 1865)
  • Thomas Runciman1,6,12 (Feb 1791 - Sep 1880)
ChartsLineage 1c: Robert & Janet (SINCLAIR) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar
Last Edited22 May 2013


  1. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 4 Sep 1880 Thomas s/o Peter RUNCIMAN & Jane SMITH, wdr/o Isobella CRAIG, Dunbar, ELN 706/00 0063, copy d/loaded Feb 2010.
  2. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Bap. 23 Jan 1751 Jane d/o John SMITH & Betty DIDDUP, Dunbar, ELN, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11706-4 film 1067796, extracted from index May 2013.
  3. [S103] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian SctP RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854", Marr. 3 Jun 1778 Peter RUNCIMAN & Jean SMITH, Dunbar, 706/ 0050 0051, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  4. [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://…, Marr. 3 Jun 1778 Peter RUNCIMAN & Jean SMITH, extracted Feb 2010.
  5. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 3 Jan 1830 Jean RUNCIMAN, "wife of Peter", Dunbar, ELN 706/00 0080 0234, (indexed as Joan) copy d/loaded May 2013.
  6. [S2921] ELN OPR (transcripts by Barbara Samples) Dunbar: Dunbar, ELN, Birth 25th Bap. 28th Feb 1791 Thomas s/o Peter RUNCIMAN & Jean SMITH, Dunbar, ELN, extracted May 2013 (Bap (1687-1854); Marriages (1651 - 1820); Deaths (1737 - 1819)).
  7. [S2868] Google Books online at books.google.com, Marr. 2 Apr 1813 Isabella d/o Peter DIDDEP Esq writer Haddington; Hugh FRASER Esq agent of the Bank of Scotland, Haddington, ELN, from The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 75, extracted May 2013.
  8. [S2921] ELN OPR (transcripts by Barbara Samples) Dunbar: Dunbar, ELN, Birth 15th Bap. 20th Mar 1780 James s/o Peter RUNCIMAN & Jean SMITH, Dunbar, ELN transcr, extracted May 2013 (Bap (1687-1854); Marriages (1651 - 1820); Deaths (1737 - 1819)).
  9. [S2921] ELN OPR (transcripts by Barbara Samples) Dunbar: Dunbar, ELN, Birth 19th Bap. 21st Mar 1783 Peter s/o Peter RUNCIMAN & Jean SMITH, Dunbar, ELN transcr, extracted May 2013 (Bap (1687-1854); Marriages (1651 - 1820); Deaths (1737 - 1819)).
  10. [S3085] Walter RUNCIMAN (1810-78): ex Steve Gibbs (d. 2009) Extracted Mar 2010.
  11. [S2921] ELN OPR (transcripts by Barbara Samples) Dunbar: Dunbar, ELN, Birth 8th Bap. 11th Jun 1787 Beatrice d/o Peter RUNCIMAN & Jean SMITH, Dunbar, ELN transcr, extracted May 2013 (Bap (1687-1854); Marriages (1651 - 1820); Deaths (1737 - 1819)).
  12. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 28 Feb 1791 Thomas s/o Peter RUNCIMAN & Jean SMITH, Dunbar, 706/ 0030 0201, extracted from index Feb 2010.
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