William Runciman (m. Elizabeth Hastie)

(16 Apr 1827 - aft. 1880)
Father*Thomas Runciman (m. Mary REDPATH)1,2 (circa 1791 - Dec 1885)
Mother*Mary Redpath1,2 (circa 1791 - Jul 1859)


     William Runciman was born on 16 Apr 1827 BEW, SCT, (1826 on Iowa State Legislature site, BEW from 1841 census, but baptised ELN.)1,3,2 He was baptized on 1 May 1827 Oldhamstocks, ELN, SCT.2
     William Runciman married Elizabeth Hastie on 11 Dec 1850 Ravenna, Portage Co., OH, USA.4,5,6
     William Runciman died aft. 1880 ?Allen Twp, Warren Co., IA, USA.4
The Iowa Legisislature web site shows that William Runciman was a representative of the 15th General Assembly (01/12/1874 - 01/09/1876), providing the following info:
State Representative No Party Specified
District 23
Other Information:
WILLIAM RUNCIMAN Farmer, Carlisle (Iowa); Born in Berwickshire, Scotland, April 16, 1826, and was raised there till twenty-one years of age. He traveled more or less till December, 1851, when he came to this county. He married in the state of Ohio, December 11, 1850, to Miss Elizabeth Hastie, a native of Scotland. He represented this district in the Fifteenth General Assembly during the winters of 1874 and 1875; was one of the first board of county commissioners in 1862. He has held the office of township treasurer a number of times. Source: History of Warren County, Iowa, Des Moines: Union Historical Company, 1879.3


     William Runciman appeared on the census of 1841 Oxenridge, Par. of Coldstream, BEW, SCT, in the household of Thomas Runciman and Mary Runciman and is assumed to be a son.1
     William Runciman appeared on the census of 20 Jul 1870 nr Carlisle PO, Allen, Warren Co., IA, USA, with Elizabeth Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: William 42 b SCT; assumed wife Elizabeth 50 b SCT; Assumed children: Jennett 17, Mary 16 both "at home"; William 14, Elizabeth 11, John 7 all b IA; John ULSTON 24 farm lab b Sweden.7
     William Runciman appeared on the census of 18 Jun 1880 Allen Twp, Warren Co., IA, USA, with Elizabeth Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: William 53 farmer b SCT F/M b SCT; wife Elisabeth 61 keeping hse b SCT F/M b SCT; Children: Jennie 28 keepibng hse b SCT, Mary 26 at home b Iowa, Wm H 24 farmer b Iowa, John W 17 at home b Iowa all F/M b SCT.8

Names/other info

     In 1827 his surname was recorded as Runsiman.2

DNA Info

     The DNA project would very much like to hear from a direct male line representative from the line of William Runciman (m. Elizabeth Hastie). (Update May 2014: Given that the descendant of William's brother John doesn't show up as a dna match to any of the other tested lines, we are pleased to be awaiting results from a descendant of William.)9


     Click here to see William's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.10


Elizabeth Hastie (Mar 1819 - Apr 1896)
  • Jennett Runciman7 (circa 1853 - )
  • Mary Runciman7 (circa 1854 - )
  • William H Runciman4 (Jul 1855 - aft. 1900)
  • Elizabeth Runciman7 (circa 1859 - )
  • John Wood Runciman4 (circa 1863 - aft. 1930)
ChartsLineage 1d: Alexander & Janet (HENDRIE) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar, ELN
Wanted: Thomas and Jean (Simpson) Runciman
Wanted: Thomas and Mary (Redpath) Runciman
Last Edited29 May 2014


  1. [S201] 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Oxenridge, Coldstream BEW Par. 733 ED 7 Pg 8, hsehold of Thomas & Mary RUNCIAMAN, extracted Feb 2010.
  2. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 16 Apr Bap. (Oldhamstocks, ELN) 1 May 1827 William s/o Thomas RUNSIMAN & Mary REDPATH, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11714-4 film 1067853, extracted Aug 2012.
  3. [S2342] RUNCIMAN Misc. web searches & correspondence Representative 01/12/1874 - 01/09/1876) William RUNCIMAN, of Carlisle (IA), b. 16 Apr 1826, BEW, from https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx, extracted Mar 2012.
  4. [S808] Census images, Ancestry.com, 1880 Allen, Warren, Iowa; Roll T9_368; Family History Film: 1254368; Page: 303.4000; Enumeration District: 229; Image: 0228, hsehold of William & Elisabeth RUNCIMAN, extracted Mar 2010.
  5. [S2195] Www Rootsweb online at http://wc.rootsweb.com/, Marr. 11 Dec 1850 William RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth HASTIE, Ravenna, Portage, OH, from tree of Val SMITH, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, last updated Jul 2008, extracted Apr 2010.
  6. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 11 Dec 1850 William s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Mary REDPATH; Elizabeth d/o Phillip HASTIE & Janet MANN, Ravenna, Portage, OH, patron submission, film 458237, extracted Apr 2010.
  7. [S304] 1870 Census images, Ancestry.com, Allen, Warren, Iowa; Roll M593_423; Page: 295B; Image: 8; Family History Library Film: 545922, hsehold of William & Elizabeth RUNCIMAN, extracted Apr 2010.
  8. [S305] 1880 Census images, Ancestry.com, Allen, Warren, Iowa; Roll T9_368; Family History Film: 1254368; Page: 303.4000; Enumeration District: 229; Image: 0228, hsehold of William & Elisabeth RUNCIMAN, extracted Mar 2010.
  9. [S15] RUNCIMAN DNA Project online at http://dnasurnames.info/lineages/spRUNCIMANLineages.htm, Added Oct 2011.
  10. [S3217] WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct-11.
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