Elizabeth Runciman1

(3 Dec 1798 - )
Father*John Runciman1,2 (Jun 1762 - Dec 1852)
Mother*Jeanie Barrie1,2 (Feb 1767 - 1847)


     Elizabeth Runciman was born on 3 Dec 1798 North Berwick, ELN, SCT.1 She was baptized on 9 Dec 1798 at North Berwick, East Lothian.1,2
NB the Elizabeth born to John & Jean (BARRIE) RUNCIMAN of Nth Berwick, was born and baptised 1798 and therefore out of contention for the Elizabeth who married Peter Whitecross in 1815 and was born abt 1789.
As Peter's parents are known to be Richard and Margaret (RUNCIMAN) WHITECROSS, they do appear to have followed the Scottish naming pattern for their children, so the earlier Elizabeth's are assumed to be John and Elizabeth.
She is also not the Elizabeth born to John & Elizabeth (PUNTON) RUNCIMAN as she was born 1774 and is accounted for as marrying a WHITE.
There are no immediately obvious contenders in the extant OPRs either marrying or having children baptized.3,4

Names/other info

     Her surname was recorded as Runsiman.2


     Click here to see Elizabeth's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.5
ChartsLineage 1b: William (JAMIESON/WISHART) RUNCIMAN of Crail
Last Edited11 Aug 2013


  1. [S2903] Lawrence FLETCHER, "RUNCIMAN/WISHART/JAMIESON Corres. ex Lawrence F," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Birth 3rd Bap. 9th Dec 1798 Elizabeth d/o John RUNCIMAN & Jean BARRIE Nth Berwick, ELN, rcvd May 2012.
  2. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 9 Dec 1798 Elizabeth d/o John RUNSIMAN & Jean BARRIE Nth Berwick, ELN713/ 0050 0171, extracted from index May 2012.
  3. [S3] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", May 2012.
  4. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 19th bur. 23rd Jan 1828 Elisabeth RUNCIMAN wife of PeterWHITECROSS; aged 39, Nth Berwick, ELN 713/00 0070 0172, copy d/loaded May 2012.
  5. [S3217] WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct-11.
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