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William Runciman

Male 1825 - 1896  (71 years)


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  • Name William Runciman  [1
    Born 28 Feb 1825  Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 20 Jan 1845  Hartlepool, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Merchant navy register ticket 248,122 shows William as an apprentice, born 28 Feb 1825 Dunbar, Haddington, 5'10" fair complexion, dk brown hair and blue eyes, first went to sea as apprentice 1839. Had not served in Royal Navy or foreign service; When unemployed resides at Dunbar; Age when ticketed: 20; can write; Annotated cancelled ... 465,474.
    Ticket 465,474 issued Newcastle, 7 Dc 1849, aged 24, capacity seaman, first went to sea as "boy" in 1840; when unemployed resides Sth Shields 
    Occupation 16 Nov 1853  South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Master mariner, of Sth Shields, b. 28 Feb 1853. Service record begins as apprentice on Restless out of Hartlepool 1841-1845, includes two stints on the Ann (see Capt John Gibson, Master of the Ann from 1849 to 1851) from Dec 1848 to Feb 1849 as Seaman and from May 1852 to jan 1853 as Mate 
    Census 1871  St George in the East, Tower Hamlets, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • William RUNCIMAN, 47 unm master mariner b Dunbar, boarder in hsehold of Ann MINTO (b Berwick on Tweed)
    Reference Number 63189 
    Died 03 Oct 1896  Simon's Town, Cape Colony, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Simon's Town, Cape Colony, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Photo of monument accompanied by "William Snr. (1824 - 1896) came out here with his two sons (William 1858-1936 and George Hoggett (1860 - 7) after the death of is first wife. He married a second time here to Alice Ann Black. His son William later married Elizabeth (Bessie) Sarah Black and they had 2 sons and a daughter. Walter Jnr. was a member of parliament for 17 years and on the Cape School Board for 30 years and Simon's Town Municipality for 40 years. He started the first school in Simon's Town. He did much for the town and was always available to listen to the people. "
    Person ID I63189  Runciman Lineage 1c - Thomas & Alison (GRIEVE) RUNCIMAN
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2016 

    Father Thomas Runciman,   b. 25 Feb 1791, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1880, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Isabella Craig,   b. Abt 1793, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1857, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1812  Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Census 1841  Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • RUNCIMAN: Thomas 49 mer s; Isabella 46; Assumed children: Peter 25, William 18, Isabella 14, Walter 8, Beatrice 16 (10 on fmp), all b ELN; Assumed grdchildren: Isabella 5, Thomas 3, both b England; Janet 2, b ELN
    Census 1851  Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • RUNCIMAN: Thomas 60 sailor b Dunbar; wife Iabella 58 both b Dunbar, Haddingtonshire; Dtr: Jane 11 scholar b Dunbar; Gt (?) grandchildren: Isabella 15 hse servant b Swanpool, England; Thomas 13 scholar, pauper b Swanpool (Liverpool?); Grdchildren: Isabella 8, Thomas 5, Agnes 3, all paupers b Dunbar;
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann Hoggett,   b. Abt 1826, ?Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1865, Dist of Sth Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1850  Dist of Gateshead, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Children 
    +1. William Runciman,   b. 11 Apr 1858, Sth Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1936, Simon's Town, Cape Colony, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. George Hoggett Runciman,   b. Abt Jun 1860, Sth Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1907, ?Simon's Town, Cape Colony, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice Ann Black,   b. 1845,   d. 02 Sep 1933  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Est 1875  ?Simon's Town, Cape Colony, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Feb 1825 - Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant navy register ticket 248,122 shows William as an apprentice, born 28 Feb 1825 Dunbar, Haddington, 5'10" fair complexion, dk brown hair and blue eyes, first went to sea as apprentice 1839. Had not served in Royal Navy or foreign service; When unemployed resides at Dunbar; Age when ticketed: 20; can write; Annotated cancelled ... 465,474. Ticket 465,474 issued Newcastle, 7 Dc 1849, aged 24, capacity seaman, first went to sea as "boy" in 1840; when unemployed resides Sth Shields - 20 Jan 1845 - Hartlepool, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1850 - Dist of Gateshead, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - St George in the East, Tower Hamlets, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Est 1875 - ?Simon's Town, Cape Colony, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Oct 1896 - Simon's Town, Cape Colony, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Simon's Town, Cape Colony, South Africa Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S803] Census: 1871 Ancestry, (1871), Par. of St John Wapping, Civil Par. St George in the East, LND RG10/542 ED 8a F 8 Pg 10 Sched 41, hsehold of Ann MINTO, extracted Jun 2010.

    2. [S206] Census: 1871 England/Wales via Ancestry, (1871), Par. of St John Wapping, Civil Par. St George in the East, LND RG10/542 ED 8a F 8 Pg 10 Sched 41, hsehold of Ann MINTO, extracted Jun 2010.

    3. [S5] Ancestry.com, 16 Nov 1853 Masters Certificate William RUNCIMAN, issued Sth Shields, b. 28 Feb 1825, Dunbar, from Great Britain, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927, extracted Sep 2012.

    4. [S3654] Britain, Merchant Seamen 1835-1857, William RUNCIMAN, b. 28 Feb 1825 Dunbar, East Lothian, ticket 248,122, from BT113/125, extracted Oct 2016.

    5. [S3654] Britain, Merchant Seamen 1835-1857, William RUNCIMAN, b. 28 Feb 1825 Dunbar, East Lothian, ticket 465,474, from BT113/233, extracted Oct 2016.

    6. [S2342] RUNCIMAN Misc. web searches & correspondence, Runciman Family Grave, Simon's Town, CPC, from http://www.simonstown.org/old%20burying%20ground.html, extracted Mar 2014.

    7. [S3073] RUNCIMAN Corres., Ros R (NSW)/LornaHen (NZ), Birth 28 Feb 1824 (Dunbar, ELN) Dth 3 Oct 1896 (Simon's Town, CPC) William s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Isabella CRAIG, from Family of Thomas & Alison (GRIEVE) RUNCIMAN ex Lilian McCANN via Ros, rcvd Apr 2010, extracted Mar 2014.

    8. [S801] Census: 1851 Ancestry, (1851), Dunbar, ELN Par. 706 ED 2 Pg 5 Sched 38, hsehold of Thomas & Isabella RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2010.

    9. [S56] BDM: Scotlands People certs from 1855, Marr. 11 Sep 1812 Thomas RUNCIMAN & Isabel CRAIG, Dunbar, 706/ 0050 0211, extracted from index Feb 2010.

    10. [S201] Census: 1841 Scotland via Ancestry, (1841), Dawell Brae, Dunbar, East Lothain, Par. 706 ED 3 Pg 7, hsehold of Thomas & Isabella RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2010.

    11. [S203] Census: 1851 Scotland via Ancestry, (1851), Dunbar, ELN Par. 706 ED 2 Pg 5 Sched 38, hsehold of Thomas & Isabella RUNCIMAN, extracted Feb 2010.

    12. [S2923] Family of Thomas RUNCIMAN and Alison GRIEVE ex Steve G's RUNCIMAN pages, Steve GIBBS (d. 2009), Marr. 23 Nov 1850 William s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Isabella CRAIG; Ann HOGGETT (c 1826 - 2 Sep 1865), extracted Jun 2010.

    13. [S1595] www FreeBMD England, Marr. 1850 Q4 William RUNCIMAN & Ann HOGGETT, reg. Gateshead, DUR 24/166, extracted Jun 2010.

    14. [S2342] RUNCIMAN Misc. web searches & correspondence, Marr. William RUNCIMAN & Alice Ann BLACK, from Runciman Family Grave, Simon's Town, CPC, online at http://www.simonstown.org/old%20burying%20ground.html, extracted Mar 2014.