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Margaret (Runciman) Whitecross (abt. 1762 - 1793)

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Margaret Whitecross formerly Runciman
Born about in Par. of North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotlandmap
Daughter of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in North Berwick, , East Lothian, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Aug 2013 | Last significant change: 18 Jul 2018
09:30: Alan Runciman Jr edited a message from Alan Runciman Jr on the page for Margaret (Runciman) Whitecross. [Thank Alan for this]
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Contents

Biography

Links

See also Margarets' page in the Runciman One Name Study.
It would be good to confirm Margaret's parents/ancestry and the tentative links to earlier generations of Runcimans.[1]

Note

The Aug 1762 birth date assumes correct id of Margaret's parents.
John and Elizabeth are the only couple baptising a Margaret in the correct timeframe and place - but Richard and Margaret have no known children named either John or Elizabeth. Although we don't know Richard's parents, we do know that son Peter did follow the naming pattern for his children[2]

Name

Name: Margaret /Runciman/ [3][4]

Birth

Date: ABT AUG 1762
Place: , Par. of North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland[5]

Christening

Date: 22 AUG 1762
Place: , Par. of North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland[6]

Marriage

Husband: Richard Whitecross
Wife: Margaret Runciman
Child: Peter Whitecross
Date: 12 JUL 1781
Place: North Berwick, , East Lothian, Scotland
Note: entry shows Richard as a labr, Margaret as Runsiman, both of this parish. No witnesses or cautioners mentioned[7][8]

Reference

Reference: 68459

Sources

  1. Source: #S16 Page: May-12
  2. Source: #S3 May 2012
  3. Source: #S104 Birth/Bap.? 22 Aug 1762 Margaret d/o John RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth PUNTON, Nth Berwick, ELN 713/ 0030 0213, extracted from index Apr 2012
  4. Source: #S2903 Dth 21 Jul 1868 Peter s/o Richard WHITECROSS & Margaret RUNCIMAN, h/o Elizabeth RUNCIMAN & Margaret MANDERSON, Nth Berwick, ELN 713 #20, copy rcvd Feb 2010
  5. Source: #S104 Birth/Bap.? 22 Aug 1762 Margaret d/o John RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth PUNTON, Nth Berwick, ELN 713/ 0030 0213, extracted from index Apr 2012
  6. Source: #S104 Birth/Bap.? 22 Aug 1762 Margaret d/o John RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth PUNTON, Nth Berwick, ELN 713/ 0030 0213, extracted from index Apr 2012
  7. Source: #S2903 Dth 21 Jul 1868 Peter s/o Richard WHITECROSS & Margaret RUNCIMAN, h/o Elizabeth RUNCIMAN & Margaret MANDERSON, Nth Berwick, ELN 713 #20, copy rcvd Feb 2010
  8. Source: #S55 Marr. 12 Jul 1781 Margaret RUNSIMAN & Richard WHITECROSS, Nth Berwick, ELN, 713/ 0030 0299, copy d/loaded May 2012

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Alan Runciman for creating WikiTree profile Runciman-643 through the import of RUNCIMANAlansPaternal4WikiTreeAug2013.ged on Aug 29, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Alan and others. And to Kimberley for creating Runciman-914 and proposing the merge.




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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Margaret by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Margaret:

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On 18 Jul 2018 at 09:29 GMT Alan Runciman Jr wrote:

Thanks. I recognise it’s probably not ever going to be clear, but I thought the church death record pointed it to Crail line. Agree the name pattern creates a puzzle. I see two generations down a grandson John Runciman Whitecross marries a Crail line Runciman. Rare to see a line cross-over?

On 17 Jul 2018 at 23:06 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:

Alan,

will take another look. I'd expect parents to be Peer and Janet, in a perfect world :). No idea where the 1791 dth date came from, its not sourced and not from my db. Agree there are several other children than those entered on WT http://runciman.lornahen.com/lineages/p68459.htm All such names are on high repeat !

On 17 Jul 2018 at 09:35 GMT Alan Runciman Jr wrote:

Lorna- Given what we know now I suggest 'orphan' Margaret is a stronger candidate as spouse for Richard. Originally she wouldn't be considered because her baptism was not local but we know that the orphans ended up back living in NB area. The church records state on Margaret's death 'relict of Richard Whitecross. 78 years, died.' This is a better match age-wise as 'Orphan M' was born in 1755. Margaret Runsyman

LATER EDIT: Plus, I've just noticed that DoD on this Margaret is stated as 1791. N/B Church entry attributes the Margaret died/buried July 11th 1831 as 'relict of Richard Whitecross'. In addition to James and Peter there are more children of the couple baptised in N/B OPRs : Janet (1782), Margaret (1784) William (1790) and Elisabeth (1795), all of which are orphan Margaret's family names.

On 3 Sep 2015 at 13:18 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:

Thank you Kimberley.

Not that I have any serious doubts that the Margaret RUNCIMAN married to Richard WHITECROSS is the one baptised to John and Elizabeth, do you have any hard proof? Lack of concrete evidence is why we didn't upload the connection to John and Elizabeth at the time Margaret was loaded into WikiTree.

On 2 Sep 2015 at 20:14 GMT Kimberly (Morgan) Colley wrote:

Runciman-914 and Runciman-643 appear to represent the same person because: From what I was able to tell it appears we share this family member.



Margaret is 23 degrees from Judy Garland, 26 degrees from Mindy Silva 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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