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John Runciman

Male 1814 - 1871  (57 years)


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  • Name John Runciman  [1, 2
    Born 13 Feb 1814  Eccles, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1854 and 1857  Howe St (17), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    a waiter from 1854/56 to 1857/8 (not in 1858/9 directory, reappears 1859/60 at a new address)
    1854/5 states "lodgings", no occ. 63 Hanover St in 1851/2 
    Occupation Between 1859 and 1862  Piccardy Pl (5), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    a waiter 
    Reference Number 49944 
    Died 06 May 1871  Piccardy Pl (5), Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • cert. shows John as a 54 yr old butler, married to Dorothea Bruce, s/o John Runciman, farm steward and May m.s. Wetherly, both dec., inf. son John, reg. May 15th chronic bronchitis ++... "I have no doubt from pulmonary congestion ...
    Person ID I49944  Runciman Lineage 1d - Meikle Pinkerton
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2016 

    Father John Runciman,   b. 02 May 1784, Broxburn, Par. of Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1816 and 1841, ?Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Mary Wetherly,   b. 27 Jan 1784, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1861 and 1871, ?Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1806  Stockbridge, Par. of Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    • entry for Nov 15th (Innerwick) reads: Booked names in order to marriage - John Runciman in this parish and Marion Weatherlie in the parish of Oldhamstocks - Thomas Runciman (his father) for the Bridgegroom and John Weatherlie (her Father) for the Bride, Cautioners. Proclaimed according to oder and married.
      Also Oldhamstocks: 28 November 1806 John Runciman in the parish of Innerwick and Marrion Weatherly, in this parish, were lawfully married at Stockbridge upon certificates from both parishes bearing their orderly proclamation and no objections offered to the contrary before these witnesses Alexander Runciman and John Weatherly. ( Also a dtr Jean Cockburnspath 1809)
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothea Bruce,   b. Abt 1812, Spittle, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1871, ?Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1842  Edinburgh, Par. of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1851  63 N Hanover St East Side, Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • RUNCIMAN (indexed on ancestry as NEMAMAN): John 35 b Eccles, ROX lodging hse keeper; wife Dorothea (indexed as Corethea) 38 b BEW; Children: May 5, John 3 Lodger: LAMB; Servt: JAMESON
    Census 1861  5 Picardy Pl, Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • RUNCIMAN: John 40 b Eccles, Berwickshire, hse servant; wife Dorothea (BRUCE) 43 b Montrose, Forfarshire; Children: Mary 15, John 12 both b Edinburgh; Lodger James John GORDON 20 b Keith Banff, student at law and author (poetical literature)
    Census 1871  5 Picardy Pl, Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • RUNCIMAN: John 56 b Eccles, Berwickshire, retired servant; wife Dorothea 59 b Spittle, DNB; Son John 23 dentist b Edinburgh; Lodger Edward KERKPATRICK 50 b USA artist
    Children 
     1. Mary Runciman,   b. Abt 1846, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, ?Grange, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     2. John Runciman,   b. Abt 1848, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1871, ?Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1814 - Eccles, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - 63 N Hanover St East Side, Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a waiter from 1854/56 to 1857/8 (not in 1858/9 directory, reappears 1859/60 at a new address) 1854/5 states "lodgings", no occ. 63 Hanover St in 1851/2 - Between 1854 and 1857 - Howe St (17), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a waiter - Between 1859 and 1862 - Piccardy Pl (5), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - 5 Picardy Pl, Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - 5 Picardy Pl, Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 May 1871 - Piccardy Pl (5), Edinburgh St Andrew, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1596] IGI: Online searches, Marr. 1842 John RUNCIMAN & DOrothea BRUCE, batch M119848, Edinburgh Par., Midlothian, extracted Apr 2007.

    2. [S104] OPR Berwick, Scotland, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854, Scotlands People Index, (1538-1854), Birth (bap.?) 13 Feb 1814 John s/o John RUNCIMAN & May WEATHERLY, Eccles, Berwickshire, 737/ 0040 0149, extracted from index Mar 2010.

    3. [S207] Census: 1871 Scotland via Ancestry, (1871), Edinburgh St Andrew, MLN Reg. 685/2 Pg 10 Sched 47 hsehold of John & Dorothea RUNCIMAN, extracted Apr 2007.

    4. [S3237] Post Office Directories (Scotland), Post Office, 1854-1858 John RUNCIMAN, waiter, Howe St (17), Edinburgh, Midlothian, extracted Feb 2016.

    5. [S3237] Post Office Directories (Scotland), Post Office, 1859/60 John RUNCIMAN, waiter, Howe St (17), Edinburgh, Midlothian, extracted Feb 2016.

    6. [S56] BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855, Dth 1871 John RUNCIMAN, Dist 685/2 Pg 102 #304, Edinburgh St Andrew, MLN, copy d/loaded Apr 2007.

    7. [S104] OPR Berwick, Scotland, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854, Scotlands People Index, (1538-1854), Birth (bap.?) 1 Sep 1811 Thomas s/o John RUNCIMAN & May WEATHERLY, Langton, Berwickshire, 747/ 0010 0077, extracted from index Mar 2010.

    8. [S102] OPR East Lothian, Scotland RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854, Scotlands People Index, (1538-1854), Birth (or bap.) 14 Mar 1808 Isabel d/o John RUNCIMAN & May WEATHERLY, Innerwick, East Lothian, 711/ 0030 0288, extracted from index Apr 2010.

    9. [S3082] Rootsweb: RUNCIMAN Mailing List, Marr. 15 Nov 1806 John (in this parish) s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN; and Marion (Par. of Oldhamstocks), d/o John WEATHERLIE, Innerwick, East Lothian, from "Parish Church of Innerwick Film #1067850, transcribed by Patsy, Christchurch, New Zealand, posted by Alethea, Feb 2001, extracted Feb 2010.

    10. [S2913] RUNCIMAN/WEATHERLY Corres., Bronwen DEMMOCKS, Marr. 28 Nov 1806 John RUNCIMAN (Innerwick) & Marrion WEATHERLY (Oldhamstocks), at Stockbridge, Par. of Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, transcr. from GR tree, extracted Apr 2010.

    11. [S55] BDM: Scotlands People entries to 1854, Marr. 15 Nov 1806 John RUNCIMAN (Innerwick s/o Thomas) & Marion WEATHERLIE (Oldhamstocks, d/o John), Innerwick, East Lothian, 711/0030 0406, copy d/loaded Apr 2010.

    12. [S203] Census: 1851 Scotland via Ancestry, (1851), Edinburgh St Andrew, MLN Reg. 685/1 ED 1 Pg 26 Sched 61 hsehold of John & Dorothea RUNCIMAN (ancestry indexed as John & Corethea NEMAMAN), extracted Apr 2007.

    13. [S205] Census: 1861 Scotland via Ancestry, (1861), Edinburgh St Andrew, MLN Reg. 685/2 ED 90 Pg 10 Sched 52 hsehold of John RUNCIMAN & Dorothea BRUCE, extracted Apr 2007.