John Runciman1

(6 Feb 1838 - 3 Nov 1860)
Father*Charles Runciman1,2,3 (Oct 1794 - Aug 1852)
Mother*Isabella Dick White1,2,3 (circa 1799 - 1884)


     John Runciman was born on 6 Feb 1838 Dirleton, ELN, SCT.1,2
     John Runciman died on 3 Nov 1860 8 Margaret St, Glasgow, LKS, SCT, at age 22; cert. shows John as 22, single, cap warehouseman, s/o Charles RUNCIMAN, farmer, dec'd, and Isabella m.s. WHITE; d. 10am of consumption 6 mos; bur. Sighthill Cem., Glasgow; Inf. brother Charles, present; Reg. 8th.1,3
Scotland and Beyond shows this John as married Q3 1868 to Rebecca DRYDEN, then a Margaret.
Further investigations showed that Margaret was Rebecca's sister, and that it was more likely that the John married to these sisters was the son of Thomas & Alison (CURRIE) RUNCIMAN. So the marriage cert. subsequently proved.
Some trees have John as dying in 1868. As this wasn't in Scotland or England as far as I can currently determine, it is possible that this is a misinput into a database from Scotland and Beyond where the 3-1868 marriage has been interpreted as his year of death.
John's death cert. has also now subsequently been found, fully confirming the conclusions above.4,5,6,7,3


     John Runciman appeared on the census of 1841 Dirleton, ELN, SCT, in the household of Charles Runciman and Isabella Dick Runciman and is assumed to be a son.8
     The census of 1851 showed John and David and their sister Margaret in the household of their parents Charles and Isabella Dick Runciman Catfield, Par. of Dirleton, ELN, SCT, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: Charles 54 general lab & carter b N Berwick, HAD; wife Isabella 52 b Gladsmuir, HAD; Children: Margaret 24 dressmaker, John 13 , David 10 scholars b Dirleton, HAD.1


     Click here to see John's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.9
ChartsLineage 1b: William (JAMIESON/WISHART) RUNCIMAN of Crail
Last Edited24 Jun 2012


  1. [S203] 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Catfield, Dirleton, ELN Par 705 ED 1 Pg 16 Sched 84, hsehold of Charles & Isabella RUNCIMAN, extracted Nov 2010.
  2. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at, Birth 6 Feb 1838 John s/o Charles RUNCIMAN & Isabel WHITE, Dirleton, ELN, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11705-4 film 1067796, extracted Jan 2012.
  3. [S3027] Alan RUNCIMAN, "EM RUNCIMAN/WISHART/JAMIESON ex Alan R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Dth 3 Nov 1860 John s/o Charles & Isabella (WHITE) RUNCIMAN, Glasgow, LKS, 644/09 #908, copy rcvd Jun 2012.
  4. [S3043] Jennifer Jelley & Diane Middleton, Scotland and Beyond, "Ba. 6-2-1838 (Dirleton) m.3-1868 (Northumberland) Rebecca Dryden b.1848 m. Margaret ?", pg 34, extracted Jan 2012.
  5. [S2729] MyHeritage Family Trees online at, Dth 1868 John s/o Charles RUNCIMAN & Isabella (WHITE), from William of Crail tree, sourced from RUNCIAMN Family Tree, rechecked Jan 2012.
  6. [S4] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Conclusions", Jan 2012.
  7. [S2914] Peter RUNCIMAN, "EM RUNCIMAN/WEATHERLY ex Peter R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 1 Mar 1868 John s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN to Rebecca d/o Leonard DRYDEN, Dist of Glendale, NBL, 10b/462, extract rcvd Feb 2012.
  8. [S201] 1841 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Dirleton, ELN Par. 705 ED: 1; Page: 12; hsehold of Charles & Isabella RUNCIMAN, extracted Jan 2012.
  9. [S3217] WikiTree online at, Oct-11.
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