John Runciman1

(circa Apr 1814 - 30 Sep 1854)
Father*James Runciman2 (circa 1790 - Nov 1860)
Mother*Margaret Eddington2 (bet. 1786 - 1791 - bet. 1841 - 1847)


     John Runciaman was born circa Apr 1814 Dirleton, ELN, SCT, two extant Dirleton candidates in the OPR for the John in Edinburgh 1851: one 1811 to William & Jean (COCKBURN) believed accounted for in Ireland; the other 1814 to James & Margaret (EDDINGTON). The latter is assumed to be this John by age, birthplace and because his 2nd daughter was named Margaret.2,3,4,5 He married Margaret Bathgate, daughter of John Bathgate and Elisabeth Hogg, on 2 Jul 1843 Edinburgh City, MLN, SCT.6,4,7
     John Runciman died on 30 Sep 1854 9 Davie St, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN, SCT; cert. shows John as porter, aged 40, cod cholera (dtr Elizabeth was living at 9 Davie St in 1870 when she married, and still there in 1881 with her family and mother Margaret, abeit now numered 11, not 9.)3,6,1,8,5


     John Runciman was not found in the census of 1841 At least not yet.
     John Runcimen was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1851 1 Castle Wynd, Edinburgh, MLN, SCT, with Margaret enumerated as RUNCIMEN (fmp) RUNSSMEN (ancestry): John 36 carriers porter b Dirleton, HAD; wife Margaret 38 b Berwick, HAD; Children: Elizabeth H 4, Margaret 1 both b Edinburgh; Lodgers: CLEGHORN, NIXON.4,9


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Margaret Bathgate (Jun 1811 - 1883)
  • Elizabeth B Runcimen4 (circa 1847 - 1913)
  • Margaret Runciman4 (circa 1850 - aft. 1901)
  • Cassandra Rutherford Runciman (circa 1852 - 1888)
ChartsLineage 1b: William (JAMIESON/WISHART) RUNCIMAN of Crail
Last Edited13 May 2012


  1. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Marr. 26 Dec 1873 Cassandra Rutherford d/o John RUNCIMAN & Margaret BATHGATE; Hugh s/o John FLEMING & Agnes McINTOSH, Dist of St Giles, City of Edinburgh, MLN 685/04 #318, copy d/loaded May 2012.
  2. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap. 12 Apr 1814 John s/o James RUNCIAMAN & Margaret EDDINGTON, Dirleton, 705/ 0030 0140, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  3. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Dth 30 Sep 1854 John RUNCIMAN, 40, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN, 685/02 0600 0099, copy d/loaded May 2012.
  4. [S1599] Findmypast online at, 1851 Edinburgh St John, MLN Par. 685/1 ED 1 Sched 4, hsehold of John & Margaret RUNCIMEN, extracted May 2012.
  5. [S3] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", May 2012.
  6. [S109] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Midlothian, Scotland, RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854", Marr. 2 Jul 1843 John RUNCIMAN & Margaret BATHGATE, Edinbugh City, MLN, 685/001 0670 0248, extracted from index May 2012.
  7. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at, Marr. 2 Jul 1843 John RUNCIMAN & Margaret d/o John BATHGATE, Edinburgh Par., Edin, MLN, from Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910 batch M11984-9 film 1066695, extracted May 2012.
  8. [S205] 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, Edinburgh St John, Dist St Giles, MLN Reg. 685/4 ED 44 Sched 38, hsehold of Margaret RUNESAMAN, extracted May 2012.
  9. [S203] 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via, 1851 Edinburgh St John, MLN Par. 685/1 ED 1 Sched 4, hsehold of John RUNSSMEN & Margaret RUNESMEN, extracted May 2012.
  10. [S3217] WikiTree online at, Oct-11.
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