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George Wight Runciman

Male 1854 - 1931  (76 years)


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  • Name George Wight Runciman  [1, 2, 3
    Born 23 Apr 1854  Lauder, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • RUNCIMAN: George head, unm, 26, Farmer 245 Ac Ar Employ 3 Men 3 Women & 2 Boys, b Lauder; Sisters: Janet 30, Elizabeth 24, both unm, b Lauder; Servants: Margaret Thomson, gen. serv, 29 b Trinity, Edin; Elizabeth Wilson, farm serv, 22 b Chricton, Edin; Alexander Brockie, shepherd, 20 b Haddington; Peter Chricton, farm serv 15 b Dalkeith, Edin.
    Census 1891  Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • RUNCIMAN: George 36 head farmer; sisters Janet 44, Elizabeth 34, all b Wantonwalls, BEW; Boarder: Andrew WOOD, ag lab b Oxton, BEW; Servants: Helen KING 19 b Haddington; Cornelius LEMAN, 24 farm servant b Hartside, BEW
    Occupation Jun 1893  Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    a farmer 
    Occupation 1931  Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Died 05 Jan 1931  West Mains, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • cert. reads: George Wight RUNCIMAN; farmer and widower of Jessie Elizabeth Thomson Fleming; LS of James Runciman (farmer - dec) and Elizabeth Wight (dec) DIED 5 January 1931 at West Mains, Lauder; age 76; cause of death - cardiac syncope, gastric ulcer (2 years) ; informant - James Runciman (son), East Mains, Lauder (no obvious notice in The Scotsman)
    Probate 27 Mar 1931  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • index shows George Wight Runciman as otherwise George, of West Mains, Lauder, Berwickshire, d. 5 Jan 1931 Confirmation of John FLEMING, James RUNCIMAN, John Fleming RUNCIMAN & Douglas Chrichton TORRIE farmers (no value shown)
    Reference Number 41483 
    Buried Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • #500: Erected by George RUNCIMAN ILMO his wife Bessie FLEMING who died at Wantonwalls 29.4.1920 aged 58 yrs also the above George RUNCIMAN farmer Wantonwalls who died at West Mains 5.1.1931 aged 76 rys also their dtr Eliza RUNCIMAN who died at Leaderview Earlston 27.11.1962 aged 66 yrs Isabella Lees RUNCIMAN who died 13.2.1968 aged 80 yrs
    Person ID I41483  Runciman Lineage 1a - Wanton Walls
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Eliza Wight,   b. 28 Jan 1815, Lauder, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1871, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Est 1838  ?Earlston, Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1861  Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • RUNCIMAN: James 60 Farmer Of 243 Employing 8 Labs b Lauder; wife Eliza 46 b Lauder; Children: David 21, Margaret 18, Janet 15, George 6, Elizabeth 5, James 1 mos all "farmer's son/dtr", b Lauder; Also John Beattie 25, Thomas Stewart 18, Geroge Ronaldson 17, Isabellia Kelly 19, Margaret Luthead 25
    Census 1871  Lauder, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • RUNCIMAN: James, 70, Elizabeth 56, Janet L 25, George W 16, Elizabeth J 15
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie Elizabeth Thomson Fleming,   b. 20 May 1861, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1920, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1893  Craigsford Mains, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 13, 14
    • cert reads: after banns, forms of United Pres. Ch, George RUNCIMAN, farmer 39, of Wanton Walls, Lauder, s/o James, farmer, and Eliza m.s. WIGHT, both dec. married Jessie Elizabeth Thomson FLEMING, 32, of Craigford Mains, d/o John and Helen m.s. THOMSON. Wit: Helen Thomson FLEMING and James SHIELS.
    Census 1901  Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • RUNCIMAN: George head, 46, farmer, employer, b Lauder, BEW; wife Bessie 39, b Melrose, ROX; Children (all b Lauder): Helen T 6, Eliza W 5, both scholars; Maggie L 4; James 3; John (T?) 1; 2 servants Jessie BELL and Jane WHITE. (9 rooms with 1 or more windows)
    Children 
     1. Helen Thomson Runciman,   b. 18 Jun 1894, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1972, Ramsaycleuch, Par. of Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Elizabeth Wight Runciman,   b. 21 Dec 1895, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1962, Leaderview, Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Margaret Lauder Runciman,   b. 30 Nov 1896, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1982, Leaderview, Par. of Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. James Runciman,   b. 11 Mar 1898, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1984, Peel Hosp., Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. John Fleming Runciman,   b. 21 Oct 1899, Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1968, Peel Hosp., Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1854 - Lauder, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a farmer - Jun 1893 - Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1893 - Craigsford Mains, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1931 - Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Jan 1931 - West Mains, Par. of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 27 Mar 1931 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1045] RUNCIMAN Correspondence, H D W, Notes from Harry's interview with Dod RUNCIMAN c Nov 1984, rcvd Sep 2005.

    2. [S333] BDM searches at GRO Scotland, Dth 1931 George Wight RUNCIMAN, transcr. by Robert McC, rcvd Oct 2005.

    3. [S104] OPR Berwick, Scotland, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854, Scotlands People Index, (1538-1854), Birth/Bap.? 23 Apr 1854 George s/o James RUNCIMAN & Elisa WIGHT, Lauder, from RUNCIMAN births 1553 to 1854 Gordon/Earlston/Lauder/Westruther, BEW, index searched Oct 2005.

    4. [S1597] FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS), Birth 23rd Apr 1854 George s/o James RUNCIMAN & Elisa WIGHT, Lauder, BEW, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11748-5 film 1067902, rechecked Oct 2011.

    5. [S699] MIs: BEW: Earlston - book, Borders FHS, (Borders FHS, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland), #500 George RUNCIMAN and family, extracted Sep 2005.

    6. [S210] Census: 1881 UK via FamilySearch/LDS, (1881), Scotland Lowlands: FHL Film 0224032 GRO Ref Volume 748 EnumDist 6 Page 1, extracted Sep 2005.

    7. [S805] Census: 1891 Ancestry, (1891), Lauder, BEW Reg 748 ED 6 Pg 1 Sched 3, hsehold of George RUNCIMAN, extracted Oct 2007.

    8. [S56] BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855, Mar. cert 1893 George RUNCIMAN and Jessie Elizabeth FLEMING, copy d/loaded Sep 2005.

    9. [S5] Ancestry.com, Dth 5 Jan Probate 27 Mar 1931 George Wight RUNCIMAN, West Mains, Lauder, Berwickshire, from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941, extracted Mar 2012.

    10. [S699] MIs: BEW: Earlston - book, Borders FHS, (Borders FHS, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland), #499 James RUNCIMAN and family, extracted Sep 2005.

    11. [S205] Census: 1861 Scotland via Ancestry, (1861), Lauder, Berwickshire, Reg 748 ED 4 Pg 1, Sched. 2, hsehold of James & Eliza RUNCIMAN (indexed as KUNCIMAN), extracted Feb 2012.

    12. [S3010] CEN Index: Scotland, 1871 Census Lauder Dist 748 (ED6? Page 12?), extracted from index Sep 2005.

    13. [S56] BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855, RUNCIMAN marriage index 1855 to 1929, d/loaded Sep 2005.
      (799/1 #6)

    14. [S56] BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855, Mar. cert 1893 George RUNCIMAN and Jessie Elizabeth FLEMING, copy d/loaded Sep 2005.
      (799/1 #6)

    15. [S56] BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855, 1901 Census Lauder RUNCIMAN, Dist 748 (ED5?) Page 1 Schedule #3, copy d/loaded Sep 2005.