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Thomas Runciman (bef. 1728)

Thomas Runciman
Born before in Dunbar Parish, Haddingtonshire, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married 21 Sep 1753 in Dunbar, Haddingtonshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Birth and baptism

Thomas Runsiman was baptized on 22 December 1728 in Dunbar Parish[1]. The baptismal register records: "Alexander Runsiman and Janet Hendrie his spouse had a son baptised, named Thomas: James Turnbull and James Allain Witnesses". The parents residence is not stated although it is conjectured to be the small village Meikle pinkerton, about 3 miles south of Dunbar, the residence where several of Thomas' siblings were born.


Thomas Runciman married Barabara Wallace on 21 September 1753 in Dunbar Parish[2]. The register records that they were "both in this Parish".


The baptisms of six children of Thomas Runciman and Barbara Wallace are recorded in the Old Parish Registers (OPRs) for the Church of Scotland Parish of Dunbar, Haddingtonshire [sources cited in their respective profiles]:

  1. Helen Runciman baptized: 8 Sep 1754 parents: Thomas Runciman/Barbara Wallace OPR 706/ 20 211
  2. Margaret Runciman baptized: 22 May 1757 parents: Ja. (sic) Runciman/Barbara Wallace OPR 706/ 20 217 (an error in the register has the father as James)
  3. Barbara Ransoman baptized: 7 Jan 1760 parents: Thomas Ransoman (sic)/Barbara Wallace OPR 706/ 20 222
  4. Thomas Runciman baptized: 11 Jul 1762 parents: Thomas Runciman/Barbara Wallace OPR 706/ 20 227
  5. Helen Runciman baptized: 20 Oct 1765 parents: Thomas Runciman/Barbara Wallace OPR 706/ 20 233
  6. Alexander Runciman baptized: 29 May 1770 parents: Thomas Runciman/Barbara Wallis OPR 706/ 30 11


  1. Church of Scotland: Old Parish Registers - Births and baptisms database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople ( accessed 16 May 2021), Thomas Runsiman 22 Dec 1728, Dunbar; citing Parish Number 706, Reference Number: 20 99
  2. Church of Scotland: Old Parish Registers - Bann and marriages database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople ( accessed 19 May 2021), Thomas Runciman - Barbara Wallace, 21 September 1753, Dunbar; citing Parish Number OPR 706, Reference Number: 50 24
  • WikiTree profile Runciman-138 created through the import of RUNCIMANAlexanderHENDRIEJanet4RWebMyHeritageWikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by L and others.

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