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John Runciman (abt. 1715 - aft. 1788)

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John Runciman
Born about in Legerwood, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in ?Par. of Earlston, BEW, SCTmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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John Runciman [1]

Died after Nov 1788 Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland[2]

Baptized 04 DEC 1715 Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland[3][4][5][6]


Husband: John Runciman
Wife: Elizabeth Familton
Child: David Runciman
Child: Male Runciman
Child: Janet Runciman
Child: Elisabeth Runcheman
Child: Margaret Runchaman
Child: Isobel Runchaman
Child: Jean Runchaman
Child: William Runchaman
Date: ABT 1742
Place:  ?Par. of Earlston, BEW, SCT[7]


Husband: David Runciman
Wife: Margaret Brown
Child: John Runciman
Date: 12 JUN 1712
Place: Gordon, BEW, SCT[8][9]

Reference: #11331



Excellent yDNA matches (to 67 markers) exist between descendants of two of John's sons, along with a specially created branch on the yDNA haplogroup tree for them, and three other lines of Runciman families from the Borders and Lothians of Scotland
YFull yDNA branch where John's line is the I-A11399 sub branch, all the others (as at Jun 2017) under I-A22033 also being BigY tested Runciman branches from the Borders and Lothians.
FTDNA Runciman Surname DNA project ySTR results
DNASurnames - Runciman


  • Source: S1045 RUNCIMAN Correspondence, between H.D.W. (Edin.) and Lorna Henderson (NZ)
  • Source: S105 OPR Berwick Scotlands People RUNCIMAN Marriages,,
  • Source: S1105 FamTree: RICHARDSON, William of Eckford, Compiler Paul Richardson (Northumberland, ENG) May 1997 & subsequent
  • Source: S1596 IGI: Online searches, assorted surnames Repository: #R149
  • Repository: R149 Family Search (LDS)
  • Source: S2343 Will & Inventory: RUNCIMAN, James 1858, 1867, 1872, Testator: James RUNCIMAN (16766), Volume: SC60/41/24 (27 pp) & SC60/44/6 (2pp) Will written Jun 1858 codicil Dec 1867 Inventory 23 Feb 1872 proved 8 Mar 1872 Note: 27 page document containing the inventory and trust dispostion and settlement executed 8th Jun 1858, and codicil dated 27th Dec 1867. Also a 2 page document appointing the executors under the same Trust disposition and codicil Both downloaded Sep 2005 Repository: #R32 Call Number: Scotlands People
  • Repository: R32 New Register House, Edinburgh previously known as "General Registry Office"
  • Source: S2567 RUNCIMAN corres. between David (Spain) and Lorna Henderson (NZ)
  • Source: S55 Scottish Birth, Marriage, Death entries (pre 1855),
  • Source: S708 OPR Earlston, BEW, Dist 736, Subject: Baptisms, burials
  1. Source: #S55 RUNCIMAN births 1553 to 1716, Gordon, BEW, index searched Oct 2005 Note: Dist 742 #2
  2. Source: #S2343 Copy d/loaded Sep 2005
  3. Source: #S1105
  4. Source: #S55 RUNCIMAN births 1553 to 1716, Gordon, BEW, index searched Oct 2005 Note: Dist 742 #2
  5. Source: #S1596 Gordon baptisms 1690-1726, batch C117424, searched Oct 2005 Note: shows all entries for this batch to be christenings, so I assume John's date is also one
  6. Source: #S2567 Bap. 1715 John s/o David RUNCIMAN, Gordon, BEW, transcript rcvd May 2007
  7. Source: #S708 Burial Elizabeth RUNCHIMAN 1788, rcvd from Paul R May 1997
  8. Source: #S1045 Marr. 1712 David RUNCIMAN & Margaret BROWN, Gordon, BEW, rcvd Mar 2003
  9. Source: #S105 Marr. 12 Jun 1712 David RUNCIMAN & Margaret BROWN, Gordon, BEW, 742/ 0020 0122, extracted from index Oct 2005
  • WikiTree profile Runciman-200 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.
  • WikiTree profile Runciman-207 created through the import of RUNCIMANDavidBROWNMargaretLineage1a4MyHeritageWikiTree.ged on Oct 22, 2011 by L Henderson and merged iwth Runciman-200

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:

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On 7 Dec 2017 at 19:45 GMT John Kingman wrote:

Please add a statement to this profile documenting the two matching Y-DNA tests used to confirm his relationship to his father, the number of markers the two test takers share, and the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of the two. See this page for the format: Help:DNA_Confirmation#Y-Chromosome_Confirmation. Once that is done his father can be marked as confirmed with DNA.

Thank you!

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