Alison Grieve1

(circa Mar 1720 - )
Father-Assmd*Thomas Grieve2 (say 1695 - )
Mother-Assmd*Margaret Forest2 (say 1700 - )


     Alison Grieve was born circa Mar 1720 Dirleton, ELN, SCT.2 She was baptized on 27 Mar 1720 at Dirleton, East Lothian; entry reads Thos: Grieve and his wife Margaret fforest had a D: B: called Alison Witt: John and Jas: Grieves.2 She married Thomas Runciman, son of Robert Runciman (m. Janet Sinclair) and Janet Sinclair, on 14 Nov 1746 in the Par. of Innerwick, ELN, SCT; entry for Novr 14th reads: Thomas Runciman in Thornton & Alison Grieve in the parish of Auldhamstocks gave up their names to be proclaimed Caur for the bridegroom John Clawson & for the bride James Gowany (also indexed for 5th Nov in Oldhamstocks.)1,3,4,5
Although Alison is "of Auldhamstocks" when she and Thomas married that doesn't necessarily mean she was born there.
At least one tree has Alison as born 1712 at Oldhamstocks, dtr of Patrick GRIEVE & Beatrix MASSONS.
The Alison shown here is a better age match to the Thomas son of Robert, and to have a son Peter in 1756 (age 36 rather than 44).
Although we have very few baptisms to go by to see whether of not they'd heard of what we know as the Scottish naming pattern, a first son Robert fits Thomas' father and a second son Thomas fits this one for Alison.6,7,2


Thomas Runciman (of Innerwick, m. Grieve) (Mar 1720 - )
  • Robert Runciman8 (circa Jan 1748 - )
  • Thomas Runciman (m. Elspeth KEMP)9 (circa Jan 1750 - )
  • Peter Runciman+10 (circa Jun 1756 - Jan 1835)
ChartsLineage 1c: Robert & Janet (SINCLAIR) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar
Last Edited9 Mar 2016


  1. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 14 Nov 1746 Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, Innerwick, 711/ 0030 0331, copy d/loaded Feb 2010.
  2. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Bap. 27 Mar 1720 Alison d/o Thomas GRIEVE & Margaret FOREST, Dirleton, ELN 705 000 0020 0059, copy d/loaded May 2012.
  3. [S103] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian SctP RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854", Marr. 14 Nov 1746 Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, Innerwick, 711/ 0030 0331, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  4. [S103] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian SctP RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854", Marr. 5 Nov 1746 Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, Oldhamstocks, 714/ 0010 0479, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  5. [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:…, Marr. 14 Nov 1746 Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, extracted Feb 2010.
  6. [S4] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Conclusions", May 2012.
  7. [S3085] Walter RUNCIMAN (1810-78): ex Steve Gibbs (d. 2009) Bap. 20 Dec 1712 Alison GRIEVE, Oldhamstocks, Haddingtonshire, extracted Mar 2010.
  8. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 10 Jan 1748 Robert s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, Innerwick, ELN 711/ 0030 0040, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  9. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 21 Jan 1750 Thomas s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Alison GRIEVE, Innerwick, ELN 711/ 0030 0049, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  10. [S3085] Walter RUNCIMAN (1810-78): ex Steve Gibbs (d. 2009) Extracted Mar 2010.
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