Alexander Runciman is estimated to have been born about 1695.
From the naming pattern of children believed to belong to this family, we might expect his parents to be a James and Helen - but that is no more than a possible guide. Henderson-2297 13:06, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
There are three individuals named Alexander Runciman (or its variants) whose baptisms are recorded in the registers of the Church of Scotland parishes in East Lothian:
Runciman, Alexander, Baptized: 24 Feb 1691 parents: James Runciman in Dunbar Parish OPR 706/ 10 80
Runsiman, Alexander, Baptized: 4 Sep 1692 parents: John Runsiman / Margret Raw in Prestonkirk Parish OPR 717/ 10 112
Runcyman, Alexander, Baptized: 11 Sep 1692 parents: James Runcyman / Christian Stewart in Innerwick Parish OPR 711/ 20 22
probably in ?Dunbar, Haddingtonshire, Scotland
This date being derived from an Alexander witnessing baptisms of his assumed grandchildren up to 1770 (with a later bap. 1773 at Belhaven not having an Alexander as a witness); the other Alexanders in East Lothian not being of an age to be likely witnesses in this time period