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Richard Runciman

Male 1800 - 1881  (81 years)


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  • Name Richard Runciman  [1
    Born 12 Jan 1800  North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened 19 Jan 1800  North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Kingston, Par. of Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • RUNCIMAN: Richard 51 joiner master emp 4 men b N Berwick Had; Children: James 24 joiner b Edin; Jane 21, Barbra 19, Isabella 17, John 13 scholar, all b Dirleton, HAD; Servants: Alexander RUNCIMAN 19 joiner appren b Edin (his nephew); James LAUDER 16 joiner appren b N Berwick;
    Immigration 06 Oct 1853  Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • I am assuming (for now) that the families emigrated together, given wife of son James, and dtr Jane, both seem to have emigrated on the Rajah in the same year. And so it appears.
      A report from the memoirs of George MILLAR, shows:
      Enclosed berths:
      BINNIE, Miss Mary
      RUNCIMAN, Richard, James, John, Jane, Barbara and Isabella
    Reference Number 53221 
    Died 24 Sep 1881  Green Island, nr Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10, 11
    • Otago Witness for 1 Oct:
      "On the 24th September, at Green Island, Richard Runciman ; in his 82nd year."
    Buried Green Island, nr Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • ILMO Richard RUNCIMAN b 12 Jan 1800 d 24 Sep 1881 his son James d 5 Sep 1896 age 69 yrs. Mary wife of James RUNCIMAN d 11 Jun 1908 age 79 yrs
    Person ID I53221  Runciman Lineage 1b - "Wiliam of Crail"
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2016 

    Father John Runciman,   b. 22 Jun 1762, Crail, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1852, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Jeanie Barrie,   b. 07 Feb 1767, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1787  North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    Census 1841  Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • RUNCIMAN: John 76 "ind"; Jean 72 , both b ELN (sic)
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Merrilees,   b. 15 Jan 1800, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1850, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 07 Jun 1823  Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Census 1841  Kingston, Par. of Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • RUNCIMAN: Richard 41 joiner; Barbary 41 both b ELN; Assumed children: James 14 ap joiner b Scotland; Jane 14, Barbry 9, Isabella 7, John 3 all b ELN; Also James MERRELEES 84 ag lab b ELN; Agnes MacKIE 16 b ELN
    Children 
    +1. James Runciman,   b. 23 Apr 1827, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1896, Brighton, nr Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Jane Runciman,   b. 18 Aug 1829, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1920, Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Barbara Runciman,   b. 27 Jan 1832, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     4. Isabella Runciman,   b. Abt 1834, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1917, Green Island, nr Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
    +5. John Runciman,   b. 11 Oct 1837, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1918, Musselburgh?, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1800 - North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 19 Jan 1800 - North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Jun 1823 - Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 06 Oct 1853 - Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Sep 1881 - Green Island, nr Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Green Island, nr Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2505] Rootsweb Mailing List, Url: http://lists.rootsweb.com, , extracted Jan 2008.

    2. [S2505] Rootsweb Mailing List, Url: http://lists.rootsweb.com, Birth 12 Jan 1800 Richard RUNCIMAN, Berwickshire, posted Jun 2001, extracted Jan 2008.

    3. [S56] BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855, Birth (bap.?) 19 Jan 1800 Richard s/o John RUNCIMAN & Jean BARRIE, Nth Berwick, ELN 713/ 0040 0148, extracted from index Mar 2010.

    4. [S203] 1851 Census transcripts for Scotland via Ancestry.com, (1851), Kingston, Par. of Dirleton, ELN Par. 705 ED 3 Pg 5 Sched 13, hsehold of Richard RUNCIMAN, extracted Mar 2010.

    5. [S2342] Miscellaneous RUNCIMAN web searches and correspondence, Vote of thanks from Otago Early Settlers Assocation for "Four Generations" Mrs Henry Doig (nee Jane Runciman), passenger per Rajah (1853), reported on Pg 11 of the Otago Witness, 19 May 1909, transcr. online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/oesa.htm, extracted Aug 2010.

    6. [S2342] Miscellaneous RUNCIMAN web searches and correspondence, Dth notice 22 Jul 1908 Mrs James RUNCIMAN, Brighton, Rajah 1853, (Otago Witness), online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/oesa.htm, extracted Aug 2010.

    7. [S2342] Miscellaneous RUNCIMAN web searches and correspondence, "Rajah" 6 Oct 1853, arr. Port Chalmers, from London 16 Jan 1853, George Miller Memoirs, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/rajah.htm, extracted Aug 2010.

    8. [S3] RUNCIMAN Analysis, Lorna Henderson, Aug 2010.

    9. [S2640] Papers Past (NZ National Library), Dth 28 Mar 1917 Mrs CAMPBELL, relict of John CAMPBELL, d/o Richard RUNCIMAN of Kingston Vale, Green Island, from Otago Daily Times , Issue 16967, 31 March 1917, Page 12, extracted Aug 2014.

    10. [S57] BDM: NZ historical indexes, Dth 24 Sep 1881 Richard RUNCIMAN, aged 81, ref. 1881/4041, extracted Mar 2010.

    11. [S2640] Papers Past (NZ National Library), Dth notice 1 Oct 1881 Richard RUNCIMAN, d. 24 Sep Green Island, aged 81, from Otago Witness , Issue 1560, 1 Oct 1881, Page 17, extracted Mar 2010.

    12. [S2505] Rootsweb Mailing List, Url: http://lists.rootsweb.com, H/stone Richard RUNCIMAN & Barbara MERRLIESS, Green Island, Otago, posted Jun 2001, extracted Jan 2008.

    13. [S2520] OneGreatFamily, Url: http://OneGreatFamily.com, Marr. 28 Sep 1787 John RUNCIMAN & Jean BARRIE, Nth Berwick, East Lothian, from Family of Matthew RUNCIMAN, posted by Wendy Fletcher,, extracted Oct 2007.

    14. [S56] BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855, Dth 1875 Alexander RUNCIMAN, Glasgow Dist 644/9 pg 226, copy d/loaded Dec 2005.

    15. [S103] OPR East Lothian SctP RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854, Scotlands People Index, (1538-1854), Marr. 18 Oct 1787 John RUNSIMAN & Jean BARRIE, Nth Berwick, ELN 713/ 0040 0280, extracted from index Jan 2012.

    16. [S201] 1841 Census transcripts for Scotland via Ancestry.com, Dirleton, ELN Par. 705 ED 1 Pg 8 hsehold of John & Jean RUNCIMAN, extracted Jan 2010.

    17. [S2505] Rootsweb Mailing List, Url: http://lists.rootsweb.com, Marr. 1823 Richard RUNCIMAN & Barbara MERRLIESS, Dirleton, East Lothian, posted Jun 2001, extracted Jan 2008.

    18. [S103] OPR East Lothian SctP RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854, Scotlands People Index, (1538-1854), Marr. 7 Jun 1823 Richard RUNCIMAN & Barbara MERRYLEES, Nth Berwick, ELN 705/ 0040 0193, extracted from index Mar 2010.

    19. [S201] 1841 Census transcripts for Scotland via Ancestry.com, Kingston, Par. of Dirleton, ELN Par. 705 ED 3 Pg 2, hsehold of Richard & Barbary RUNCIMAN, extracted Mar 2010.