Alan Runciman Jr

Alan Runciman Jr

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Categories: Runciman Lineage 1b - William Runciman of Crail.

Ancestors of Interest

Alan is interested in all his ancestors and the life and social history around them. However you might want to narrow it down to these two-

John Potter, a Hanged Covenanter, captured in Ayrshire and taken to Edinburgh to be hanged


William Runciman of Crail , who drowned at an early age in a fishing tragedy,


some facts and comments about the early Runciman ancestors are summarised in The Early Generations.

There are also 3 other Runciman 'lineages' which thanks to DNA testing are now discovered to be branches of the same lineage with a Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) in the 1600s, most likely in East Lothian or the Scottish Borders. Lorna Henderson manages a Runciman One Name Study which gives a good insight to our Crail Line's relationship to the other DNA-related lines - as well as the non-related lines.

Associated Profiles -

I manage these Runciman histories -

Runciman Lineage 1b-The Early Generations As the name implies this Profile covers the latest research known of the earliest ancestors on my 'Crail' Line.

Crail Fishing Disaster History and Latest News. Alan is a descendant of William of Crail who drowned with 7 others in the 1765 Crail Fishing Disaster. A 250th anniversary commemoration for the drownings was held in Crail on 16 May 2015.

Scotland and Beyond In 2004 a history of the William Runciman of Crail line was published. The latest research & continuing updates are now published on the web rather than in print. As Scotland and Beyond has been out of print for some time Jen Jelley & Diane Middleton, compilers & publishers of the 2004 book, kindly agreed to make their publication available in PDF format. This Profile contains the link.

The Runciman Cradle Tour provides the reader interested in seeing some of our ancestral locations with a suggested itinerary and their association to the family.

Similarily there is a Crail Trail for those who wish to visit where William of Crail spent his married/working life and eventually to meet his early death from drowning.

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  • Alan Runciman: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup I1-M253, FTDNA kit #273738
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 18:10 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 30 Nov 2017 at 16:49 GMT Marie Chantigny wrote:

Hi Alan: Thanks for working on John Kirkland's profile. I agree we need the right sourced info

for his wife. Until later...M.

On 28 Nov 2017 at 22:42 GMT Marie Chantigny wrote:

Hi Alan: Thanks for contacting me regarding the wife of John Kirkland-646..Elizabeth Arnot. Please go ahead and replace her if I have incorrectly added her. I find with researching my lineage I find a lot of different birth/death dates etc. for my ancestors.. Even the history books have mistakes. I guess all we can do is our best with the info. provided for us. Have a great evening:)...M.

On 14 Oct 2015 at 12:26 GMT Chris Whitten wrote:

Hi Alan. I think I fixed a broken link that was reported via an automated system. It should be in the change history.

On 3 Jul 2015 at 16:20 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Alan,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything esle you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

On 6 Sep 2014 at 20:51 GMT Judith (Johnstone) Chidlow wrote:

Thank you Alan. One of the unsolved family mysteries is a tradition that Lillias' brother James inherited property in Jamaica from a relative named Buchanan, and Jean Buchanan is the only one we've found. If you can do a profile on her, perhaps I can push it further to identify that relative.

On 2 Jun 2014 at 12:40 GMT David Ressler wrote:

Thanks Alan. I haven't looked at the Potter line in many years. Seems like a lot of people have added children. I'll work on sorting through and eliminate the ones that don't belong.


On 24 May 2014 at 23:19 GMT Diane Margaret (Jelley) Middleton wrote:

Thanks Allan

I will get there :) I must of did some reflection during sleep as I have some more thoughts. I also thought of researching on how to up load an online book. Then we can can also have a similar format to SaB1. Thank you for your assistance. Diane

On 15 May 2014 at 11:52 GMT Diane Margaret (Jelley) Middleton wrote:

Thanks Alan, I added everyone tonight, I didn't finish work till 6:30 so we have had a few cross messages tonight, but all good. I have mainly been adding divorced spouses tonight. I will have a look at your instructions and see what I can do.

Cheers Diane

On 15 May 2014 at 07:19 GMT Diane Margaret (Jelley) Middleton wrote:

Hi Alan

I haven't done any merging that I am aware of, mostly new profiles and will have to work out how to do the manager/ trusted thingy. But will get onto it. Cheers Diane

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Queen Victoria Alan is 35 degrees from Rosa Parks, 28 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 21 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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