Phillip C Runciman1

(circa Aug 1830 - 26 Apr 1876)
Father*Charles Runciman1 (Dec 1794 - Dec 1878)
Mother*Elizabeth King1 (circa 1797 - Sep 1831)


     Phillip C Runciman was born circa Aug 1830 London, MDX, ENG.1,2
     Phillip C Runciman died on 26 Apr 1876 Manhattan Co., NY, USA.3
Advertisement (1885): "Phillip Charles RUNCIMAN, last heard of Brooklyn, NY 1876 - Information wanted as to this person or his family or representatives by Allen & Son, Solicitors, 17 Carlisle St, Soho Square, London, England."4


     Phillip C Runciman appeared on the census of 1841 Cricklewood, Par. of Willesden, MDX, ENG, as RUNCIMAN: Philip, 10, pupil born county, in hsehold of Schoolmaster Enoch HODGKINSON (35, not born county) and wife Jane (35 born county) (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)5 He appeared on the census of 1851 18 Oxford St, Paddington, Dist of Kensington, MDX, ENG, in the household of Charles Runciman as son of Charles.1 It is possible that Phillip C Runciman was Ward 2, New York City, NY, USA, in 1860 RANDEMAN: Phillip 30 hotel keeper b ENG.6
     Phillip C Runciman appeared on the census of 1870 Ward 14 District 7, New York, NY, USA, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: P C 38 canvasser b ENG; Ellen 35 keeps house b Ireland; Both parents of foreign birth.7

Names/other info

     Phillip C Runciman immigrated on 24 Nov 1856 on the "Christiana", New York, NY, USA; passenger list shows cabin passenger Phillip C RUNCIMAN, 26 yrs 3 mths, gentleman, intending residence in Canada.2
ChartsWilliam RUNCIMAN
Last Edited5 Dec 2014


  1. [S202] 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via, Par. St John, Civil Par. Paddington, Sub Dist St John Paddington, Dist Kensington, MDX HO107; Piece: 1467; Folio: 449; Page: 12; Sched. 57, hsehold of Charles RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2012.
  2. [S2301] USA Immigration Records ex Ancestry 24 Nov 1856 Philip C RUNCIMAN, arr. NY, from New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, extracted Feb 2012.
  3. [S3070] Lawrence Fletcher, "Family of William RUNCIMAN of Crail ex Lawrence F," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Dth 26 Apr 1876 Philip C RUNCIMAN, aged 47, cert. 235634, reg. Manhattan Co., from NYC Death Index, extract rcvd May 2013.
  4. [S3120] GenealogyBank Newspapers online at, Last known whereabouts 1876 Phillip Charles RUNCIMAN, Brooklyn, NY, from New York Herald, Advertisement, 4 Nov 1885, extracted Feb 2012.
  5. [S200] 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via, Civil Parish/Sub Dist Willesden; Ossulstone (Kensington Division) Hundred, Dist Hendon, MDX; HO107; Piece: 690; Book: 16; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 20; Page: 11; Line: 5; GSU roll: 438806, hsehold of Enoch HODGKINSON (schoolmaster) extracted Feb 2012.
  6. [S303] 1860 Census images,, New York Ward 14 District 2, New York, New York; Roll: M653_804; Page: 242; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 803804, hsehold of Phillip RANDEMAN, extracted Feb 2012.
  7. [S304] 1870 Census images,, New York Ward 14 District 7, New York, New York; Roll: M593_992; Page: 229B; Image: 471; Family History Library Film: 552491, hsehold of P C & Ellen RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2012.
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