William Runseman1

(circa Jun 1717 - )
Father*Robert Runciman (m. Janet Sinclair)2,1 (say 1685 - bet. 1728 - 1781)
Mother*Janet Sinclair1,2 (say 1685 - bet. Mar 1720 - Nov 1720)


     William Runseman was born circa Jun 1717 Saltcoats, Par. of Dirleton, ELN, SCT.1,2 He was baptized on 14 Jun 1717 Dirleton, ELN, SCT; (truncated) entry shows ..?bt? Runseman Gardner in Saltcoats and his wife Janet Sinclair had a S: B: called William Witt Ja: Heriot and Jas Robeson.1,2
This chap had been thought to be the missing link between the trees of Thomas & Alison (GRIEVE) RUNCIMAN and that of William of Crail whose descendants are an excellent dna match - along with those of the Wanton Walls, Earlston family of [PAGELINK:]5539;David & Margaret (BROWN) RUNCIMAN [:PAGELINK].3,4
ChartsLineage 1c: Robert & Janet (SINCLAIR) RUNCIMAN of Dunbar
Last Edited1 Feb 2013


  1. [S102] Scotlands People Index, "OPR East Lothian, SCT RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 14 Jun 1717 William s/o Robert RUNSEMAN & Janet SINCLAIR, Dirleton, 705/ 0020 0047, extracted from index Feb 2010.
  2. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 14 Jun 1717 William s/o RUNSEMAN (gardner in Saltcoats) & Janet SINCLAIR, Dirleton, ELN 705/0020 0046, copy d/loaded Feb 2010.
  3. [S4] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Conclusions", Nov 2012.
  4. [S3221] Phyllis RUNCIMAN, "EM RUNCIMAN/WISHART/JAMIESON ex Phyllis R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Pay-outs to the widows and children of the Crail fishermen drowned on 21st January 1765, from GD/26/12/25 held National Archives of Scotland (NAS), transcr. by Phyllis rcvd Nov 2012.
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