Margaret Runciman1,2

(circa Aug 1762 - )
Father-Poss*John Runciman1 (say 1740 - )
Mother-Poss*Elizabeth Punton1 (say 1740 - )


     Margaret Runciman was born circa Aug 1762 Par. of North Berwick, ELN, SCT.1 She was baptized on 22 Aug 1762 Par. of North Berwick, ELN.1
     Margaret Runciman married Richard Whitecross on 12 Jul 1781 North Berwick, ELN, SCT, entry shows Richard as a labr, Margaret as Runsiman, both of this parish. No witnesses or cautioners mentioned.2,3
The Aug 1762 birth date assumes correct id of Margaret's parents.
John and Elizabeth are the only couple baptising a Margaret in the correct timeframe and place - but Richard and Margaret have no known children named either John or Elizabeth. Although we don't know Richard's parents, we do know that son Peter did follow the naming pattern for his children.4

Names/other info

     In 1781 her surname was recorded as Runsiman when she married Richard.3


     Click here to see Margaret's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.5


Richard Whitecross (say 1755 - )
  • James Whitecross6 (Jun 1782 - Dec 1860)
  • Janet Whitecross6 (Jun 1782 - )
  • Margaret Whitecross7 (Apr 1784 - )
  • Peter Whitecross2 (Sep 1786 - Jul 1868)
  • William Whitecross8 (circa 1797 - Jul 1863)
ChartsThe WHITECROSS / RUNCIMAN connections
Last Edited16 May 2012


  1. [S104] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Berwick, SCT, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 22 Aug 1762 Margaret d/o John RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth PUNTON, Nth Berwick, ELN 713/ 0030 0213, extracted from index Apr 2012.
  2. [S2903] Lawrence FLETCHER, "RUNCIMAN/WISHART/JAMIESON Corres. ex Lawrence F," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Dth 21 Jul 1868 Peter s/o Richard WHITECROSS & Margaret RUNCIMAN, h/o Elizabeth RUNCIMAN & Margaret MANDERSON, Nth Berwick, ELN 713 #20, copy rcvd Feb 2010.
  3. [S55] Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854),, Marr. 12 Jul 1781 Margaret RUNSIMAN & Richard WHITECROSS, Nth Berwick, ELN, 713/ 0030 0299, copy d/loaded May 2012.
  4. [S3] Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", May 2012.
  5. [S3217] WikiTree online at, Oct-11.
  6. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at, Birth 17 Jun Bap. 18 Jun 1782 James & Janet to Richard WHITECROSS & Margaret RUNSIMAN, North Berwick, ELN, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11713-5 film 1067851, extracted May 2012.
  7. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at, Birth 16 Apr Bap. 18 Apr 1784 Margaret d/o Richard WHITECROSS & Margaret RUNSIMAN, North Berwick, ELN, from Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11713-5 film 1067851, extracted May 2012.
  8. [S56] Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 28 Jul 1863 William s/o Richard WHITECROSS & Margaret RUNCIMAN, h/o Margaret BURNETT, West Linton, Dirleton, ELN 705 #12, copy d/loaded May 2012.
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