Elizabeth Familton1

(circa July 1720 - November 1788)
FatherWilliam Familton2 (say 1695 - aft. Nov 1753)
MotherElizabeth Wilson (say 1695 - aft. Nov 1753)
Relationship5th great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Elizabeth Familton was born cir. Jul 1720 in the Par. of Earlston, BEW, SCT.1 She was baptized on 8 Aug 1720 Par. of Earlston, BEW; shown as Bessie dtr of William Familton.3,1 She and John Runciman were estimated to have married say 1742 ?Par. of Earlston, BEW, SCT.4
     Elizabeth Familton died in Nov 1788 Earlston, BEW, SCT.4 She was buried on 18 Nov 1788 at Earlston, Berwickshire, 'spouse to John Runchiman portioner of Earlston.4'


     Elizabeth Familton was also known as Bessy and Betty.


     A direct maternal descendant of Elizabeth's has been DNA tested. She belongs to haplogroup H, Helina in Bryan SYKES' "Seven Daughters of Eve."5

External links

     Click here to see Elizabeth's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.6
     Elizabeth Familton belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.


John Runciman (cir. Nov 1715 - aft. Nov 1788)
ChartsRUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls
My pedigree chart
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline

Helen Sinton WIGHT's ancestors

Last Edited11 Aug 2015


  1. Paul Richardson, "RICHARDSON, William of Eckford", Birth 1720 Elizabeth FAMILTON.
  2. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), FAMILTON births, batch C117362, rechecked Apr 2005.
  3. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Birth/Bap. 8 Aug 1720 Bessie d/o William FAMILTON, Earlston , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  4. Burials Baptisms: Earlston, BEW, Burial 1788 Elizabeth RUNCHIMAN, via Paul R, May 1997.
  5. FAMILTON Surname DNA Project online at http://worldfamilies.net/surnames/familton/, Kit 216584 mtDNA results, rcvd Dec 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.