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James Runciman (abt. 1688 - 1751)

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James Runciman
Born about in Bristo, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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Biography

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: James /Runciman/ [2]

Birth

Birth:
Date: ABT DEC 1688
SDATE ABT DEC 1688
Place: Bristo, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland[3]

Death

Death:
Date: MAR 1751
SDATE MAR 1751
Place: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland[4][5]

Reference

Reference: 66833

Christening

Christening:
Date: 23 DEC 1688
SDATE 23 DEC 1688
Place: Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland
Note: Entry reads: "Eodem die James Runchiman and Martha Ferrier in Bristo had a son baptized named James witnessed James waterston William Lillie Tho: Mat?ie" (which witnesses weren't involved in the neighbouring entries, so are assumed to have significance)[6]

Occupation

Occupation: a "Wright in Edinr" when son Alexander baptized
Date: AUG 1736
SDATE AUG 1736
Place: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland[7]
Occupation:
Note: shown as an architect in son Alexander's biographical notes in Chalmers, with the implication being that was when Alexander was born, but see birth for Alexander, and Alexander's apprenticeship which both state him as a wright.
However, births of Alexander's brother John, and Eleanor their assumed sister, both show James as an Architect (1742, 1744)
Date: 1744
SDATE 1744
Place: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland[8][9][10][11][12]
Occupation: a freeman wright (when son Alexander apprenticed at age 14)
Date: APR 1750
SDATE APR 1750
Place: Portsburgh, Midlothian, Scotland[13]

Event

Event:
Type: WebHighlight
Date: 1745
SDATE 1745
Note: Although the James born in 1688 to James Runciaman, wright in Bristo would appear to be on the verge of being to old to be the James, wright and architect, known to be the father of artist siblings Alexander and John, it is believed that his wife, Margaret, or Mary, was about 12 years younger than he.
Although there isn't a full paper trail between the siblings shown here there is sufficient evidence to conclude that they are one and the same family.
Alexander's baptism shows his father as James Wright in Edinburgh in his baptism, mother Marg: (sic, ie Margaret). Witnesses: "John Jack Baillie of Canongate And Geo: Willson Chyrurgeon there"
He is apprenticed to Robert NORRIE painter, as son of James wright in Edinburgh.
Eleanora's baptism shows her parents as James RUNCIAMAN, architect, and Mary (sic) SMITH, with witnesses: "John Jack Sclater in Canongate and James Norie Painter in Edinr"
John's baptism unhelpfully doesn't name his mother, but does give his father's occupation as architect, and the witnesses were "John Jack Slater and late Baillie in Can: and Geo Willson Surgeon and present Baillie there"
Between Eleanora and John's baptisms there is a Jean buried, age unknown, but daughter of James wright in Edinburgh, so architect and wright would appear not to be mutually exclusive occupations.
With the lead that Alexander's mother "Marg:" might actually be Mary, Alan found their marriage in Ayr, thank you Alan.
He also found a couple of snippets that show that Alexander did actually have a son - John, a silversmith in London - but was he a RUNCIMAN and what happened to him? Love to hear from anyone with information on this. Lorna
SHAR @I66832@
Role: Witness
SHAR @I66834@
Role: Witness
SHAR @I66808@
Role: Witness
SHAR @I70908@
Role: Witness[14][15][16][17]

Burial

Burial:
Date: 28 MAR 1751
SDATE 28 MAR 1751
Place: Canongate, Par. of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Note: entry reads: "Jam Runciaman Wright (buried) in Jacks B Pl decay 63"[18]

Marriage

Husband: James Runciman
Wife: Mary Smith
Child: Jean Runsiman
Child: Alexander Runciman
Child: Eleanora Runciaman
Child: John Runciaman
Marriage:
Date: 07 NOV 1735
SDATE 07 NOV 1735
Place: Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
Note: entry reads: "James Runciman Wright in Edinr & Mary Smith in this Paroch gave in their Names on Saturday Octbr 25th and after Proclamation were married on friday November 7th"[19][20]
Husband: James Runseman
Wife: Martha Ferriar
Child: James Runciman
Child: Agnas Runchiman
Child: Marion Runchiman
Marriage:
Date: 09 FEB 1683
SDATE 09 FEB 1683
Place: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Note: entry reads: "James Runseman wright Martha fferiar"[21]

Sources

  1. Runciman-882 was created by Lorna Henderson through the import of RuncimanArtistsAndWoburnAlanLornaCombined.ged on Dec 5, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S16 Page: Added Feb 2010
  3. Source: #S55 Page: Bap. 23 Dec 1688 James s/o James RUNCHIMAN & Martha FERRIER, St Cuthberts, Edin, 685/03 0220 0099 Canongate, copy rcvd from Alan R, May 2013
  4. Source: #S55 Page: Bur. 28 Mar 1751 Jam RUNCIAMAN, aged 63, wright of Edin, 685/03 0220 0099 Canongate, copy rcvd from Alan R, May 2013
  5. Source: #S55 Page: Bur. 3 Sep 1777 Mary SMITH Relict of James RUNCIMAN, aged 71, Canongate, Edin., MLN 685/03 0230 0151, copy rcvd from Alan R, May 2013
  6. Source: #S55 Page: Bap. 23 Dec 1688 James s/o James RUNCHIMAN & Martha FERRIER, St Cuthberts, Edin, 685/03 0220 0099 Canongate, copy rcvd from Alan R, May 2013
  7. Source: #S55 Page: Birth 15 Aug Bap. 22 Aug 1736 Alexander s/o James RUNCIAMAN (wright in Edinr) & Margaret SMITH, Canongate Par, MLN 685/003 0080 0244, copy d/loaded Feb 2010
  8. Source: #S3090 Page: Alexander RUNCIMAN (1736, Edinburgh - 21 Oct 1785), extracted Feb 2010
  9. Source: #S3089 Page: Apprenticeship 4 Apr 1750 Alexr RUNCIMAN, s. to James R., freeman wright in Portsburgh, p. to Robert Norrie & Coy, painters, Book 1837.index entry extracted Feb 2010
  10. Source: #S55 Page: Birth 15 Aug Bap. 22 Aug 1736 Alexander s/o James RUNCIAMAN (wright in Edinr) & Margaret SMITH, Canongate Par, MLN 685/003 0080 0244, copy d/loaded Feb 2010
  11. Source: #S55 Page: Birth 28 Aug Bap. 4 Sep 1744 John s/o James RUNCIAMAN (architect in Edinr) , Canongate Par, MLN 685/030 0080 0333, copy d/loaded May 2013
  12. Source: #S55 Page: Birth 13th Bap. 18th Jul 1742 Eleanora d/o James RUNCIAMAN (architect in Canongate) & Mary (sic) SMITH, Canongate Par, MLN 685/030 0080 0307, copy d/loaded May 2013
  13. Source: #S3089 Page: Apprenticeship 4 Apr 1750 Alexr RUNCIMAN, s. to James R., freeman wright in Portsburgh, p. to Robert Norrie & Coy, painters, Book 1837.index entry extracted Feb 2010
  14. Source: #S55 Page: Birth 13th Bap. 18th Jul 1742 Eleanora d/o James RUNCIAMAN (architect in Canongate) & Mary (sic) SMITH, Canongate Par, MLN 685/030 0080 0307, copy d/loaded May 2013
  15. Source: #S16 Page: Feb 2010, updated May 2013
  16. Source: #S55 Page: Birth 28 Aug Bap. 4 Sep 1744 John s/o James RUNCIAMAN (architect in Edinr) , Canongate Par, MLN 685/030 0080 0333, copy d/loaded May 2013
  17. Source: #S55 Page: Birth 15 Aug Bap. 22 Aug 1736 Alexander s/o James RUNCIAMAN (wright in Edinr) & Marg: SMITH, Canongate Par, MLN 685/003 0080 0244, copy d/loaded Feb 2010
  18. Source: #S55 Page: Bur. 28 Mar 1751 Jam RUNCIAMAN, aged 63, wright of Edin, 685/03 0220 0099 Canongate, copy rcvd from Alan R, May 2013
  19. Source: #S55 Page: Birth 15 Aug Bap. 22 Aug 1736 Alexander s/o James RUNCIAMAN (wright in Edinr) & Margaret SMITH, Canongate Par, MLN 685/003 0080 0244, copy d/loaded Feb 2010
  20. Source: #S55 Page: Marr. 7 Nov 1735 James RUNCIMAN & Mary SMITH, Kilwinning, AYR, 599/00 0030 0019, copy rcvd from Alan R, May 2013
  21. Source: #S55 Page: Marr. 9 Feb 1683 James RUNSEMAN (wright) & Martha FERRIAR, Edin., MLN 685/01 0440 0237, copy d/loaded May 2013


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