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GRO Reference: 1877 M Quarter in BRADFORD YORKSHIRE Volume 09B Page 220



William Runham was born in Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, about 1796. He last appeared in the 1851 census of Chesterton.[1] His widow is found in the 1861 Chesterton census. He was probably the William Runham, age 63, who was buried in Chesterton 11 August 1858. [2] [3]

William Runham married at St Andrew, Orwell, Cambridgeshire, Mary Stevenson. William's parish was Little Evensden and Mary's was Orwell. Witnesses were Lydia Stevenson and William Runham. [4]

Mary Stevenson was baptized at St Andrew, Orwell, Cambridgeshire on 30 June 1799, the daughter of James and Sarah.[5]

Children of William and Mary (Stevenson) Runham:

  1. William Runham, baptized St Helen, Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire, 21 November 1819. [6]
  2. Sarah Runham, baptized St Mary, Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, 14 October 1821.[7] A Sarah Runham is found in the 1841 census She seems to be the same Sarah Runham who was buried at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, 13 October 1843, aged 22.[8]
  3. Mary Runham, born 18 December 1823 baptized Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, 19 December 1823.
  4. John Runham, baptized St Mary, Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, 11 March 1827. [9]Enumerated with family in 1841.
  5. James Runham, baptized Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, 6 September 1829. James Runham, labourer, married Jane Burling, daughter of Aaron Burling, at St Andrew, Cambridgeshire 31 Jul 1852. Both were of age and the witnesses were Charles Gary and Elizabeth Runham.[10]Enumerated with family in 1841 and 1851.[11] James died at age 25 and his burial is recorded in the records of St Andrew on 29 Oct 1854.Cambridgeshire : Chesterton : St Andrew : Parish Register : "Parish Register" database, FreeREG (https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/5817b106e93790ec75474c85 : viewed 24 Jul 2021) burial James Runham 29 Oct 1854.</ref> His widow Jane was buried 18 September 1857, aged 28, at St Andrew, Chesterton.[12]
James and Jane were the parents of two children:
Eusebia Runham, baptized at St Andrew, Chesterton 6 March 1853.[13] In 1861 Esebia, age 7, was living with her maternal grand uncle (John Palman) and grandmother (Sarah Burling) in Fulbourne, Cambridgeshire.[14]
Charles Runham, baptized at St Andrew, Chesterton 4 June 1854.[15]
  1. Stephen Runham, twin, baptized Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, 26 February 1832. Enumerated with family in 1841 and 1851.
  2. Ann Runham, twin, baptized Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, 26 February 1832. Enumerated with family in 1841.
  3. Elizabeth Runham, baptized Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, 1 June 1834. Enumerated with family in 1841 and 1851.
  4. Susanna Runham, probably baptized in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire in about 1836 although not found in Bishops' Transcript for either Fen Ditton or Chesterton. Enumerated with family in 1841.
  5. George Runham, the subject of this profile.

Images of Bishop's Transcripts of most of the parish registers is available on familysearch.org.


1861 Residence: Water Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England

Names Role Cond Gen Age Birthplace Occupation
Elizabeth Runham Head Wid F 32 Huntingdonshire Houghton
Mary A Runham Daur F 12 Cambridgeshire Chesterton
Sarah Runham Daur F 10 Cambridgeshire Chesterton
Martha Runham Daur F 4 Cambridgeshire Chesterton
Mercy Runham Daur F 2 Cambridgeshire Chesterton

1861 Residence: Water Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England

Names Role Cond Gen Age Birthplace Occupation
Mary Runham Head Wid F 62 Cambridgeshire Orwell Housekeeper
George Runham Son Un M 22 Cambridgeshire Gt Eversden Ag Labourer
Charles Runham G. Son M 6 Cambridgeshire Fen Ditton Scholar

Charles Runham is the orphaned son of George's deceased brother John. Charles' sister is living with her maternal grandmother in 1861. Further up the same page is their brother James' widow Elizabeth and her four surviving daughters.

ugly citations

1861 Census Source Citation Class: RG 9; Piece: 1021; Folio: 54; Page: 8; GSU roll: 542738

Source Information Ancestry.com. 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from The National Archives, London, England.

George's putative ancestry

  1. William Runham and Mary Stevenson
  2. William Runham and Mary Chamberlain
  3. William Runham and Sarah Cheadel
  4. Owen Runham and Martha Macer
  5. Owen Runham and Ann Derby
  6. Owen Runham and Anne Battell

Images for Iver Bishop Transcripts accessed at MSL on familysearch film 1999402 item2 (004010438) Images for St George Hanover Square accessed at MSL on Ancestry and downloaded

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