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Benjamin Runciman (1875 - 1958)

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Benjamin Runciman
Born in Bakewell, , Derbyshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in , , ?Transvaal, SAFmap
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1910s - 1990s)]
Died in , , Tanzaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Aug 2013
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Name: Benjamin /Runciman/ [1]


Date: 23 OCT 1875
Place: Bakewell, , Derbyshire, England
Note: (Saturday)[2][3][4]


Date: 27 NOV 1958
Place: , , , Tanzania[5][6]


Reference: 62495

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Occupation: Runciman, Ben ( - 27/11/1958)
The son of a veterinary surgeon and with two brothers who were also veterinary surgeons, he qualified MRCVS (New Edinburgh) on 28/5/1900. He came to South Africa as a C.V.S. attached to the Army Veterinary Department during the Boer War and saw service as Veterinary Officer to the South African Constabulary from 21/1/1902 to 1/7/1906. After his discharge he set up an equine practice in Johannesburg, but for a time also practiced at Epsom in England. During World War I he served as a Captain in the S.A.V.C. He died in Tanganyika on 27/11/1958.[7]


Date: 27 NOV 1958
Place: Dodoma, , , Tanzania[8][9]


Husband: Benjamin Runciman
Wife: Isabel UnknownSurname
Date: EST 1915
Place: , , ?Transvaal, SAF[10]
Husband: Thomas Runciman
Wife: Mary Ann Sheldon
Child: Thomas Runciman
Child: Benjamin Runciman
Child: Jane Runciman
Child: Mary Runciman
Child: James Graham Runciman
Child: Roger Sheldon Runciman
Date: BET MAR 1874 AND JUN 1874
Place: Bakewell, , Derbyshire, England
Note: 6 children (Ros), 7 children (Jim)[11][12][13]
Date: 1881
Place: Market Deeping, Dist of Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
Note: RUNCIMAN: Thomas 38 veterinary surgeon M.R.C.V. b SCT; wife Mary Ann 30 b Sheldon, DBY; Children: Thomas 6, Benjamin 5 both scholars both b Bakewell, DBY; Jane 3 b London, MDX; Mary 1 b Market Deeping, LIN; Father James 65 wid retired inn keeper & victualler b SCT; Serv. SYKES[14]


  • Source: S1595 Title: www FreeBMD ENG, Url: Abbreviation: www FreeBMD ENG Author: transcr. by LornaHen Note: transcriptions of the published St Caths indices for English Births Deaths and Marriages 1837 to ??
  • Source: S2342 Title: Miscellaneous RUNCIMAN web searches and correspondence, Url: Various Abbreviation: RUNCIMAN Misc. Web & Correspondence
  • Source: S2562 Title: RUNCIMAN Corres., Address: NSW, AUS Abbreviation: RUNCIMAN Corres.
  • Source: S2893 Title: Corres. Jim (R-7) RUNCIMAN, Address: Adelaide, SA, AUS Abbreviation: Corres. Jim (R-7) RUNCIMAN Author: Jim Runciman (R-7) (1:62497)
  • Source: S3222 Title: "Scotland and Beyond" (2004) plus subsequent research by Alan RUNCIMAN, Ros RUNCIMAN, Lawrence FLETCHER, Lorna HENDERSON & many, many others, Compiler Address: UK, Australia and New Zealand Abbreviation: "Scotland and Beyond" (2004), plus subsequent research Author: Diane Middleton Jen Jelley Alan Runciman Ros Runciman Laurie Fletcher Lorna Henderson and many others Publication: Jul 2013 Note: imported on 2013/07/24 at 15:44:27.
  • Source: S3262 Title: Personal Testimony Abbreviation: Personal Testimony Author: Jim [R-7] Runciman Note: Jim found the grave in 2008 and has photo.
  • Source: S5 Title:, Url: Abbreviation:
  1. Source: #S2562 Page: Outline family tree from William & Elizabeth (JAMIESON) RUNCIMAN, and emails, rcvd Jan 2010
  2. Source: #S2562 Page: Birth 1876 Benjamin s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Mary Ann SHELDON, Bakewell, DBY, from Outline family tree from William & Elizabeth (JAMIESON) RUNCIMAN, and emails, rcvd Jan 2010
  3. Source: #S2893 Page: Birth 23 Oct 1875 Benjamin s/o Thomas RUNCIMAN & Mary Anne SHELDON, Bakewell, DBYfrom bible transcriptions & h/stone (see photo), rcvd Feb 2010
  4. Source: #S1595 Page: Birth 1875 Q4 Benjamin RUNCIMAN, reg. Bakewell, DBY, 7b/695, extracted Feb 2010
  5. Source: #S2893 Page: Death 27 Nov 1958 Benjamin RUNCIMAN, Bur. Dodoma, Tanzania, (Jim found grave 2008, see photo), rcvd Feb 2010
  6. Source: #S2342 Page: Dth 27 Nov 1958 Benjamin RUNCIMAN, Tanganyika, from, extracted Nov 2010
  7. Source: #S2342 Page: Dth 27 Nov 1958 Benjamin RUNCIMAN, Tanganyika, from, extracted Nov 2010
  8. Source: #S3262 Page: Personally taken photo. CONT 2008
  9. Source: #S3222
  10. Source: #S5 Page: "Usambara" 24 Feb 1924 Ben RUNCIMAN & family, arr. Southampton, from Durban, from UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, extracted Feb 2010
  11. Source: #S2562 Page: Outline family tree from William & Elizabeth (JAMIESON) RUNCIMAN, and emails, rcvd Jan 2010
  12. Source: #S1595 Page: Marr. 1874 Q2 Thomas RUNCIMAN & Mary Ann SHELDON, reg. Bakewell, DBY 7b/1145, extracted Jan 2010
  13. Source: #S2893 Page: Marr. 1873 Thomas RUNCIMAN & Mary Anne SHELDON, Bakewell, DBY, transcript from family bible, rcvd Jan 2010
  14. Source: #S208 Page: Market Deeping, Sub Dist Deeping, Dist Bourn, LIN RG11/3199 ED 1 F 11 PG 15 Sched 92, hsehold of Thomas & Mary Ann RUNCIMAN, extracted Jan 2010


Thank you to Alan Runciman for creating WikiTree profile Runciman-556 through the import of RUNCIMANAlansPaternal4WikiTreeAug2013.ged on Aug 29, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Alan and others.

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On 17 May 2015 at 16:28 GMT Roslyn (Davie) Runciman wrote:

Mary Anne partner Bruce Candy

Ben born Dec 16 1999

On 17 May 2015 at 16:26 GMT Roslyn (Davie) Runciman wrote:

John Charles (Jim) married Elizabeth Mary Boulle 24 March 1974. Cambridge Reg Office

Phillipa Elizabeth born Adelaide 31 March 1981 James Benjamin born Adelaide Jan 28 1984

note Joanne born Johanasberg Penny born Capetown

On 17 May 2015 at 16:21 GMT Roslyn (Davie) Runciman wrote:

Ben christened 1st Sept 1878 in Sheldon, Derbyshire

Married Isabel Crawley , born London. Married in Durban 1915. Died Tanzania 1958 One boy died young in 1918 flu epidemic .Then Charles was born...29 June died 1996 Adelaide Veronica Dawkshas born 1920 died30 Aug 2006 born SA

Bill born Dec 30 1945, John Charles (Jim ) Nov. 1947 Mary Anne Dec 12 1954 Bill married 26 May 1969 Susann Innes Clelea Tonetti born Jan 6 1949. Joanne Sue Jan 9 1970, Penelope Beth born 22 April 1971 partner Robert Bezemer Joanne married Steven Arnold ;Tom William Arnold born Jack Norman Arnold Ben Bezemer born 2 Jan 2002

Benjamin is 23 degrees from Claude Monet, 21 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 19 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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