Margaret Runchaman1

(circa October 1746 - after 1784)
FatherJohn Runciman1 (cir. Nov 1715 - aft. Nov 1788)
MotherElizabeth Familton (cir. Jul 1720 - Nov 1788)
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Margaret Runchaman was born cir. Oct 1746 Earlston, BEW, SCT.1 She was baptized on 2 Nov 1746 at Earlston, Berwickshire; entry reads: Nov 2nd Margaret D to John Runchaman, weaver in in Earlstown.1
     Margaret Runchaman married Robert Richardson, son of Walter Richardson and Margaret Shiell, on 20 Jun 1771 Maxton, ROX, SCT, entry reads: "Robert Richardson in this parish and ?? blank Runchaman in the parish of Earlston gave up yr names for proclamation for marriage the 20 of (Jun or July??) 1771 they were thrice proclamed no objection offered and married."2
     Margaret Runchaman died aft. 1784 possibly at ?Whitelaw, Par. of Maxton, ROX, SCT.


     The more usual form of her surname is Runciman.

External links

     Click here to see Margaret's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.3
     Margaret Runchaman belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.


Robert Richardson (cir. Mar 1747 - aft. 1791)
ChartsWilliam RICHARDSON of Pringlestead, Eckford
RUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls
My pedigree chart
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline

Helen Sinton WIGHT's ancestors

Last Edited6 Feb 2016


  1. Burials Baptisms: Earlston, BEW, Bap. 2 Nov 1746 Margaret d/o John RUNCHAMAN, Earlstown, p/copy held, (taken Sep/Oct 1994/5), scanned Feb 2012.
  2. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Marr. 1771 Robert RICHARDSON and RUNCHAMAN, transcr. Sep/Oct 1994.
  3. WikiTree online at, Oct 2011.
  4. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Bap. 1773 Betty RICHARDSON, poor p/copy held, taken Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  5. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Birth/baptism 1776 Walter RICHARDSON, extracted Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  6. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Bap. 1782 James to Robert RICHARDSON & Margaret RUNCHAMAN, copy taken Sep 1994.
  7. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Dth 1868 James RICHARDSON, reg. Newington, Edin Dist 685/5 Pg 29 #86, copy d/loaded Jun 2007.
  8. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Birth 2 Oct Bap. 3 Nov 1784 David s/o Robert RICHARDSON & Margaret RUNCHAMAN.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.