Charles Runciman Jr

Charles John Thomson Runciman Jr (1915 - abt. 1974)

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Charles John Thomson Runciman Jr
Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about in Bristol, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Aug 2013
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This biography was partly auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and partly by Charles' nephew Alan Runciman.


Name: Charles John Thomson /Runciman/ [1]


Date: 22 MAR 1915
Place: , , , Scotland[2][3]


Husband: Charles John Thomson Runciman
Wife: Isabella McKay
Date: 1948[4][5]
Husband: Charles John Thomson Runciman
Wife: Elizabeth Armstrong
Child: Arthur Alan Runciman
Child: Charles John Thomson Runciman
Date: 1914
Place: Kelvin, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland[6]


After moving to Bristol Charles & Isabel lived at 18 Bartlett's Road BEDMINSTER Bristol.

Foster Family

I can provide very few facts but what little I know may be worth providing for the benefit of someone in the future. Charles & Isabel didn't have family of their own and they took the decision to foster. So I think it would be in the late 1950s they fostered a girl. The girl's name was Vinnie (?) and if I recall correctly she would have been around 9 at the time she came to live with her new foster family. Charles & Isabel brought Vinnie to Glasgow to meet Charles' family. I have no clear recollection of when the arrangement came to an end but it continued for, I think, at least a couple of years and could have been longer. I have a handful of photographs featuring Vinnie, some including the family dog at that time too. It would be wonderful to reunite Vinnie to her photographs and of course to meet her again.


Charles was a Master Baker. He & his wife moved to the city Bristol, England, in the 1950s when the Tesco supermarket chain decided to introduce one of its first (perhaps the first?) in-store bakeries, at its Bristol store. Charles remained there for the rest of his working life.

President of the Bristol branch of the National Association of Master Bakers.


Date: BET JUL 1974 AND SEP 1974
Place: Bristol, , Avon, England
Note: aged 58-59[7][8]

Imported only JUL 1974 from Death Date and marked as uncertain.


Reference: 71314

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 28 AUG 2013

Prior to import, this record was last changed 28 AUG 2013 .

Ancestors of Interest

John Potter, a Scottish Covenanter captured after the Battle of Airdsmoss & hanged at the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh in 1680.

William Runciman of Crail, who drowned with 7 other fishermen in the Crail Fishing Disaster, 1765.

More information about the Crail Fishing Disaster & its 250th Anniversary Commemoration is here Disaster.

WikiTree Profiles of Interest -

To visit any of the Free Space Profiles follow the appropriate link below-

Runciman Lineage 1b-The Early Generations As the name implies this Profile covers the latest research known of the earliest ancestors on the '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 decision was made that the latest research & continuing updates be published on the web rather than in print. At the same time Jen Jelley & Diane Middleton, compilers & publishers of the 2004 publication kindly agreed to make it available to view online. This Profile contains the links.


  • 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: S3225 Title: Death Registration Abbreviation: Death Registration
  • Source: S3234 Title: Marriage Registration Abbreviation: Marriage Registration
  1. Source: #S3222
  2. Source: #S3225 Page: Bristol, ENG - Vol 22 Page 0969 CONT 1974 DOB stated on Death Register
  3. Source: #S3222
  4. Source: #S3234 Page: Blythswood, Glasgow - 644/08 0624 CONT 1949
  5. Source: #S3222
  6. Source: #S2970 Page: Marr. 1914 Charles J Thoms RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, re.g Kelvin, LKS 644/13 0145, extracted from index Jan 2012
  7. Source: #S3225 Page: Bristol, ENG - Vol 22 Page 0969 CONT 1974
  8. Source: #S3222


Thank you to Alan Runciman for creating WikiTree profile Runciman-665 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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President of Master Bakers Association
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