Elisabeth Runcheman1

(circa September 1744 - )
FatherJohn Runciman2,3,4,5 (cir. Nov 1715 - aft. Nov 1788)
MotherElizabeth Familton (cir. Jul 1720 - Nov 1788)
Relationship5th great-aunt of Lorna Henderson


     It is assumed that the Elisabeth RUNCHEMAN marrying Robert PATERSON, 1768, in Maxton, with the full approval of her father and family, is the sister of my x greats grandmother Margaret RUNCHAMAN who herself married in Maxton in 1771.
Although the Maxton OPRs are not effusive with detail, they do exist for the period and do not have any RUNCIMAN births obvious.
Wonder if Robert was considered a 'great catch', or John & family wanted rid of Elisabeth?5

BMDB data

     Elisabeth Runcheman was born cir. Sep 1744 Earlston, BEW, SCT.2 She was baptized on 16 Sep 1744 at Earlston, Berwickshire; (no mother's name given in index.)2,3
     Elisabeth Runcheman married Robert Paterson on 20 Sep 1768 Village, Maxton, Par. of Maxton, ROX, SCT, "The Bride's Father declard all her relations and himself were well pleased with the Marriage and became caut. for his Daughter."1,4

External links

     Click here to see Elisabeth's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.6


Robert Paterson (say 1730 - )
ChartsRUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Last Edited6 Feb 2016


  1. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Marr. 2 (banns assumed) and 20 Sep 1768 Robert PATERSON & Elizabeth RUNCHEMAN, Maxton, ROX, from Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910 batch M01481-8 film 102297, extracted Sep 2011.
  2. Paul Richardson, "RICHARDSON, William of Eckford", Bap. 16 Sep 1744 Elisabeth d/o John RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth FAMILTON.
  3. Scotlands People Index, "OPR Berwick, SCT, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", RUNCIMAN births 1700 to 1820 Earlston, BEW, index searched Oct 2005.
  4. H D W, "RUNCIMAN Correspondence," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Marr. 1768 Robert PATERSON & Elisabeth RUNCHEMAN, Maxton, rcvd Sep 2011.
  5. Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Conclusions", Sep 2011.
  6. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.

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.