George Runchey

George Runchey (1789 - 1856)

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Lieutenant George Runchey
Born in Upper Canadamap
Husband of — married about in Upper Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Brant, Canada Westmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Sep 2013
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Categories: Oakland Township, Upper Canada | The Coloured Corps (Captain Runchey's Company of Coloured Men), Canada, War of 1812.


Lieutenant George Runchey served in the The Coloured Corps (Captain Runchey's Company of Coloured Men), Canada in the War of 1812
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George always reported that he was born in Ireland, but according to his father's will, Robert was the eldest. And we have documentary evidence that Robert was born in Quebec, after his father's regiment had left Ireland.

George's father was in charge of the Black militia unit in the War of 1812, known as Captain Runchey's Company of Coloured Men. George served as the Lieutenant in the company.

George married Margaret after the war and moved to Oakland Township, Brant County.


  • Mentioned in Last Will and Testament of Robert Runchey, Louth, District of Niagara, Upper Canada, Microfilm MS8417 (Archives of Ontario) Lincoln County Surrogate Court Estate Files 1794-1859.
  • Men of Upper Canada, militia nominal rolls, 1828-1829; Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, 1995.
  • 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Canada West, Brant County, Oakland, pg. 15 of 37.
  • Nellis-Nelles Immigrants from the Palatine 1710, Vol. 2 published in 2004 by The Nellis And Nelles Family Associations and the Herkimer Historical Society, #422 page 19.
  • 1840 Assessment List, Oakland Township, in Brant County Library. Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 3, p. 583, Google eBooks


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George and Margaret (Anderson) Runchey
George and Margaret (Anderson) Runchey

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On 11 Jan 2018 at 04:37 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:

Runchey-94 and Runchey-32 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge these duplicate profiles.

George is 18 degrees from Walter Morrison, 23 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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