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John Aitchison Runciman (1842 - 1900)

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John Aitchison Runciman
Born in Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Presbyterian Church, Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, NAT, SAFmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Oct 2011
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Biography

John travelled frrom Scotland with his brother William on the 224 ton three-masted schooner Olympia which sailed from Glasgow on 10th April 1862 and disembarked at Port Natal on 10th July. He went into business in Pietermaritzburg where he advertised his services in a newspaper as "Accountant, Conveyancer and Agent". He was an enormous man reputed to have weighed over 300 pounds and is described once as Manager Pietermaritzburg branch Land and Colonization Company and later as Accountant. He married at the old Presbyterian Church in Church Street, Maritzburg by special licence as his bride was under 21. .After their wedding they travelled by wagon to her father’s house on his estate Cleland. Then they rode to Durban for their honeymoon. It appears that from there they went on to stay for a month at a “comfortable house” in Park Rynie lent to them by a Colonel Lucas. John’s business appears to have been at 23 Longmarket Street and residence at one stage at 4 Loop Street (from PMB Directory). Their house was a haven for all members of the family, especially in time of troubles. A large garden at the back was planted with vegetables and the "offices” included stables for two horses and a "Coach-house" with a loft for storing feed for the animals (from memoirs of Shelagh Gallwey [Gallwey-11], his grand-daughter).


Name

Name: John Aitchison /Runciman/ [1]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 06 MAY 1842
Place: Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN, SCT[2][3]

Death

Death:
Date: 10 JUN 1900
Place: Pietermaritzburg, NAT, SAF[4][5][6]

Burial

Burial:
Place: Pietermaritzburg, NAT, SAF[7]

Marriage

Husband: John Aitchison Runciman
Wife: Emmeline Anderson Buchanan
Child: Henry David John Runciman
Child: Emmeline Jessie Runciman
Child: Janet Acheson Runciman
Child: William Robert Runciman
Child: Annie Isabella Runciman
Child: Alexander Edwin Runciman
Child: May Alice Runciman
Child: Ethel Aitcheson Runciman
Child: Jessie Lilian Runciman
Child: John Acheson Runciman
Child: Stuart Erskine Runciman
Child: Mina Effie Aitcheson Runciman
Child: Nora Elizabeth Runciman
Child: Kenneth Comin Runciman
Child: Mirelle Runciman
Marriage:
Date: 28 NOV 1866
Place: Pietermaritzburg, NAT, SAF[8]

Parents

Husband: David Runciman
Wife: Janet Aitchison
Child: David Williamson Runciman
Child: Mary Ker Runciman
Child: William Aitchison Runciman
Child: John Aitchison Runciman
Child: James Brody Runciman
Child: Janet Lockie Runciman
Child: Robert Inglis (Peel) Runciman
Child: Alexander Ewing Runciman
Child: Anne Cumin Runciman
Child: Elizabeth Isabella Runciman
Marriage:
Date: 16 AUG 1836
Place: Edinburgh, MLN, SCT[9][10][11][12]

Sources

  1. Source: #S1596 RUNCIMAN/AITCHISON births/baptisms, batch C119905, extracted Sep 2005
  2. Source: #S1596 RUNCIMAN/AITCHISON births/baptisms, batch C119905, extracted Sep 2005
  3. Source: #S2342 Dr David RUNCIMAN, from Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae; the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation (1915), online at http://www.archive.org/details/fastiecclesiasco03scotuoft, extracted May 2007
  4. Source: #S2333 RUNCIMAN mailing list resources, (http://www.guernsey.net/~sgibbs/runciman/) pdf file on brothers John and William RUNCIMAN in Sth Africa, written by Mrs Mary RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2005
  5. Source: #S2355 Dth 1900 John Aitchison RUNCIMAN, from page 12 Wed 8th Jul 1900, extracted Dec 2005
  6. Source: #S2342 Dr David RUNCIMAN, from Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae; the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation (1915), online at http://www.archive.org/details/fastiecclesiasco03scotuoft, extracted May 2007
  7. Source: #S2333 RUNCIMAN mailing list resources, (http://www.guernsey.net/~sgibbs/runciman/) pdf file on brothers John and William RUNCIMAN in Sth Africa, written by Mrs Mary RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2005
  8. Source: #S2333 RUNCIMAN mailing list resources, (http://www.guernsey.net/~sgibbs/runciman/) pdf file on brothers John and William RUNCIMAN in Sth Africa, written by Mrs Mary RUNCIMAN, extracted Sep 2005 Note: (Mary's husband being a descendant of the Dunbar RUNCIMAN families)
  9. Source: #S56 Dth 12 Sep 1872 David s/o David RUNCIMAN & Janet LOCKIE, Elie, FIF, 427 #4, copy d/loaded Sep 2005
  10. Source: #S1596 RUNCIMAN/AITCHISON 1836 marriage, batch M195007 (Canongate) and M119898 (St Cuthberts), extracted Sep 2005
  11. Source: #S56 Birth cert 1855 Elizabeth RUNCIMAN, copy d/loaded Sep 2005
  12. Source: #S2342 Marr. 1836 David RUNCIMAN & Margaret AITCHISON, from Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae; the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation (1915), online at http://www.archive.org/details/fastiecclesiasco03scotuoft, extracted May 2007
  • WikiTree profile Runciman-231 created through the import of RUNCIMANDavidBROWNMargaretLineage1a4MyHeritageWikiTree.ged on Oct 22, 2011 by L Henderson.


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