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David Runciman

Male Abt 1751 - 1825  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name David Runciman  [1, 2
    Born Abt Oct 1751  Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christened 29 Oct 1751  Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 11353 
    Died 16 Jan 1825  ?Wanton Walls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (despite what his h/stone says, he was in reality at least 74)
    Buried Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • h/stone #498 reading: Sacred to the memory of David Runciman farmer at Wantonwalls and portioner in Earlston who died 16.1.1825 in the 73rd yr of his age and of Janet Lockie his spouse who died 25.9.1830 also in her 73rd year. Isabella Runciman their dtr died 25.9.1866 Elizabeth Runciman their dtr died 8.10.1876 John Runciman their son who died 9.2.1877 aged 90 yrs
    Person ID I11353  Runciman Lineage 1a - Wanton Walls
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2016 

    Father John Runciman,   b. Abt Nov 1715, Legerwood, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Nov 1788, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Familton,   b. Abt Jul 1720, Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1788, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Est 1742  ?Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet Lockie,   b. Abt 1757, ?Earlston, Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1830, ?Wanton Walls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1785  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • this date/place apparently being recorded in the Earlston Kirk Session Minutes for Nov 26 as follows: "... compared before the Session David Runchiman and Janet Lockie both in this parish, and produced a Certificate of their Marriage dated at Edinburgh the Twenty Ninth Day of October Jajii (ie 1700) and Eighty Five and signed by James Wilson the Celebrator and John Wilson and Elizabeth Leslie and Agnes Bruce witnesses. They were rebuked for their Irregular Marriage and were admonished having adhered to One another as Man and Wife." the Kirk receiving a payment of 3/- on the same date
    Children 
     1. Isobel Runciman,   b. Abt Jul 1788, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1788 and 1793, ?Earlston, Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Runciman,   b. Abt Jun 1790, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1838, ?Wanton Walls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     3. Jannet Runciman,   b. 24 Oct 1798, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1858  (Age < 59 years)
     4. James Runciman,   b. 13 Dec 1800, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1871, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. David Runciman, D.D.,   b. 1804, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1872, Elie, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Isabella Runciman,   b. Abt Aug 1796, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1866, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     7. Elisabeth Runciman,   b. Abt Mar 1793, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1876, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     8. John Runciman,   b. Abt Sep 1786, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1877, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Oct 1751 - Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 29 Oct 1751 - Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Oct 1785 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 1825 - ?Wanton Walls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Newspaper notice of farm to let:
      Perhaps this is when the Runciman family took over the farm that was to remain in the family until 1989? They were certainly there by 1804 when son David was born.
      The notice reads: "Farm in Berwickshire to let
      To be LET, and entered to at Martinmas next as One Farm, THE FARMS OF WANTONWALLS & ELSINEUR, situated in the parish of Lauder, and within half a mile of the burgh town of Lauder. It is the intention of the proprietor immediately to make considerable improvements upon the above farms, the particulars of which may be seen by applying to the wish of the tenant in building, inclosing, &c. Written offers for the above to be made to Baillie Edmonstone, Mr Sawers in Dunbar, or Mr Bowmaker, No. 25, Leicester Square, London. N.B. Other farms of large extent, on the same estate, may be looked at, and will be let in the course of the ensuing year."
      The current Runciman family were surprised to read the Elsineur part of the ad, but upon reflection, did identify a field in Wantonwalls that was called Elshinor
    • In 1797 David had 6 work horses, taxed at 2/- each
    • Runciman-201

  • Sources 
    1. [S1045] RUNCIMAN Correspondence, H D W, Rcvd Mar 1996.

    2. [S1105] RICHARDSON, William of Eckford, Paul Richardson, (May 1997 & subsequent), Elizabeth.

    3. [S104] OPR Berwick, Scotland, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854, Scotlands People Index, (1538-1854), Bap. 29 Oct 1751 David s/o John RUNCIMAN, Earlston, 736/ 0010 0118, from RUNCIMAN births 1700 to 1820 Earlston, Berwickshire, index searched Oct 2005.

    4. [S692] MIs: BEW Earlston - extracts, Borders FHS, (Borders FHS, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland), Borders.

    5. [S699] MIs: BEW: Earlston - book, Borders FHS, (Borders FHS, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland), H/stone (#498 p71) David RUNCIMAN and Janet LOCKIE and family, re-checked Sep 2005.

    6. [S708] Earlston, BEW: OPR, Burial 1788 Elizabeth RUNCHIMAN, via Paul R, May 1997.

    7. [S2567] RUNCIMAN Corres., David RUNCIMAN, Marr. 1785 David RUNCIMAN & Janet LOCKIE, Edin, (from the Earlston Kirk Session Minutes Nov 26), rcvd May 2007.