William Runciman1

(circa July 1756 - April 1803)
FatherJohn Runciman2,3 (cir. Nov 1715 - aft. Nov 1788)
MotherElizabeth Familton (cir. Jul 1720 - Nov 1788)
Relationship5th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William Runciman was born cir. Jul 1756 Earlston, BEW, SCT.2 He was baptized on 18 Jul 1756 at Earlston, Berwickshire.3,2
     William Runciman married Elizabeth Campbell Millington on 20 May 1784 St Botolph, Aldersgate, LND, ENG, entry shows William RUNCIMAN of St Anne's Par. Westminster, bachelor; Elizabeth Campbell MILLINGTON o.t.p., spinster; Both signed; Wit: F LEE, P WOOD, L COPE.4
     William Runciman married Mary Brewman, daughter of Thomas Brewman, on 17 Nov 1790 St George in the East, Stepney, LND, ENG, cert. shows William RUCIMAN as widower of St Bride's London Mary BREWMAN as spinster of this parish; Both signed; Wit: Samuel WOODWARD, ?? Harmar? LACON.5,6,7
     William Runciman married Mary Ann Hill on 20 Feb 1798 St Bride, Fleet St, London City, LND, ENG, entry reads: William RUNCIMAN of this parish, widower, Mary Ann HILL spinster of the same, marr. by licence, both signed; Wit: James HILL, M WHITE.8,9,10
     William Runciman died in Apr 1803 Shoe Lane (30), St Bride's Fleet St, LND, ENG.11 He was buried on 28 Apr 1803 St Andrew, Holborn, MDX, ENG, entry shows William RUNCIMAN as "from St Bride's". St Andrew's appears to be just by Holborn Circus, with Shoe Lane one of the streets running behind it (from Fleet St) The Congregational Church being currently numbered 49-51 Shoe Lane - which may mean that William and family lived directly opposite.11,12
     As of Feb 2012, the missing piece of the Michigan jigsaw, has finally been found.13

Although the thrice married William is not found with an age to fully verify he is the William born 1756 to John and Elizabeth (Familton) Runciman, we do have a 1757 baptism for his first wife Elizabeth Campbell Millington, and the assumption is that he is of an age, which fits very nicely.14,15,10,16,8,17,5,18,19,13

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     By May 1784 William Runciman was living in the Par. of St Anne's, Westminster, LND, ENG.17 He was a baker in 1790 Shoe Lane (30), St Bride's Fleet St, LND, ENG.15 He was a baker (not stated as dec.) according to son John's dth cert. in Jun 1866.1

Wills/bequests

     William Runciman left a will on 19 Feb 1803 Shoe Lane (30), St Bride's Fleet St, LND, ENG, In the name of God amen
I William Runciman of Shoe Lane London baker being weak and infirm in body but through divine ?? of sound Mind Memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament that is to say to give and bequeath to my late wife's brother Draper Brewman of the City ?? Old Bailey London printer my two mahogany low chests of drawers ?? mahogany ?pillars? and ?? table a tortoiseshell cabinet a pair of paste shoe buckles set in silver and the case, too silver punch glases out of three marked ??? the other not marked, six silver tea spoons and a pair of ? tongs marked ?? two silver table spoons out of those marked ?? the other ?? a ?? watch a Lady's whip with ivory hook and all that now remains of my said late wife's wearing apparel the whole of the fourteen ?? articles to be delivered to him the said Draper Brewman as soon as he shall demand them after my funeral Also I give and bequeath unto the said Draper Brewman the sum of twenty pounds sterling money to be paid to him within six months after my death and it is my express desire that the whole of the aforesaid bequests be by him the said Draper Brewman applied to the comfort and advantage of my two daughters Catharine and Elizabeth in some way and manner as he in his affection and ?? shall think best and all the rest residue and ?residual? of my goods and chattels work in trade Ready Money book debts wearing apparel ?? furniture and fixtures together with the lease of the premises which I now occupy in that land aforesaid and all other my effects whatsoever and wheresoever by me ?? not ?? disposed of all my just debts and sircharges I give and bequeath the same unto my beloved wife Mary Ann and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Mary Ann to be Sole Executrix of this my last will and testament In witness thereof & ? hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of ffebruary in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three - Willm Runciman - Signed sealed published and ?? by the above named William Runciman of and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses both unto his ?presence? and at his request and in the presence of each other - Thos ?Edward? - ??aw Edward.20 His estate was probated on 29 Apr 1804 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, LND, ENG;
This will was proven London the twenty ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four before the worshipful George Olgivie Doctor of Law Surrogate of ?? & Honourable Sir William Wy?? Knight also Doctor of Said Master Keeper of Commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Mary Ann Runciman widow the relict of the deceased and the sole executrix named in the said will to whom Administration of all and Singular ? Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased was granted having been first sworn duly to adminstering.20

Names

     William Runciman was also known as William Runchman.2

All the other info

     William outlived his wife Elizabeth Campbell Millington who died in Jun 1789.21
     William outlived his wife Mary Brewman who died in Mar 1797.6 On 1 May 1793 Shoe Lane (30), St Bride's Fleet St, LND, ENG, William Runciman baker, is shown as holding the lease, 18 years unexpired when the "Freehold Estate" was for sale. "One substantial, modern, well-built Brick DWELLING HOUSE, four stories high, two good Rooms on a floor, neat Shop, roomy Warehouses, large Oven, and other conveniences. In the occupation of Mr William Runciman, baker" ... "18 years unexpired at Christmas next, at a very low rent of 20l per annum.
May be viewed by leave of the tenant, particulars may be had on the premises, the place of sale, and of the Auctioneers, No. 66 Chiswell-street Moorfields."22

External links

     Click here to see William's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.23
     William Runciman belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family 1

Elizabeth Campbell Millington (Apr 1756 - Jun 1789)
Children
  • Elizabeth Campbell Runciman24 (Mar 1785 - Aug 1785)
  • John Millington Runciman25 (Mar 1787 - Aug 1787)

Family 2

Mary Brewman (cir. 1761 - Mar 1797)
Children
  • Catherine Runciman7 (Aug 1792 - )
  • John Runciman26 (May 1794 - Aug 1794)
  • Elizabeth Runciman27 (Sep 1795 - )

Family 3

Mary Ann Hill (say 1775 - )
Children
ChartsRUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
FAMILTON
Last Edited18 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1864 John RUNCIMAN, copy d/loaded Oct 2005.
  2. Scotlands People Index, "OPR Berwick, SCT, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 18 Jul 1756 William s/o John RUNCHMAN, Earlston, BEW, 736/ 0010 0125, from RUNCIMAN births 1700 to 1820 Earlston, BEW, extracted from index Oct 2005.
  3. Paul Richardson, "RICHARDSON, William of Eckford."
  4. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Marr. 20 May 1784 William RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth MILLINGTON, from Guildhall, St Botolph Aldersgate, Register of marriages, 1754 - 1789, P69/BOT1/A/01/Ms 3857/1, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, copy d/loaded Feb 2012.
  5. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Marr. 17 Nov 1790 William RUNCIMAN (widower of St Bride's) Mary BREWMAN (otp), from Saint George In The East, Register of marriages, P93/GEO, Item 038, extracted Feb 2012.
  6. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Bur. 12 Mar 1797 Mary RUNCIMAN, aged 36 of Shoe Lane, from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of burials, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/013/MS06543, Item 001., extracted Feb 2012.
  7. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 18 Aug Bap. 19 Sep 1792 Catherine d/o William & Mary RUNCIMAN, 30 Shoe Lane, from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of baptisms, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/007/MS06541, Item 001, extracted Feb 2012.
  8. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 28 Jun 1864 John RUNCIMAN, Lauder, BEW 748 #6, copy d/loaded Oct 2005.
  9. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Marr. 1798 William RUNCIMAN & Mary Anne HILL, batch M022421, Saint Bride Fleet St, London, extracted Apr 2007.
  10. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 20 Feb 1798 William RUNCIMAN & Mary Ann HILL, from Guildhall, St Bride Fleet Street, Register of marriages, 1794 - 1810, P69/BRI/A/01/Ms 6542/3, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, extracted Feb 2012.
  11. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Bur. 28 Apr 1803 William RUNCIMAN, St Bride's, from St Andrew Holborn, Register of burials, 1802 - 1812, P69/AND2/A/010/MS06673, Item 014, extracted Feb 2012.
  12. Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", Feb 2012.
  13. Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Conclusions", Feb 2012.
  14. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 12 Apr 1756 Bap. 17 Jul 1757 Elizabeth Campbell d/o John & Elizth MILLINGTON (of Shoe Lane) , from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of baptisms, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/007/MS06541, Item 001, extracted Feb 2012.
  15. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, 1790 William RUNCIMAN, baker, Shoe Lane, from U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830, Holden’s London Directory 1790 [no t.p.], 1790, HOLDEN, London, extracted Feb 2012.
  16. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 19 Oct Bap. 16 Nov 1800 John s/o William & Mary Ann RUNCIMAN, 30 Shoe Lane, from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of baptisms, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/007/MS06541, Item 001, extracted Feb 2012.
  17. Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 20 May 1784 William RUNCIMAN & Elizabeth MILLINGTON, from Guildhall, St Botolph Aldersgate, Register of marriages, 1754 - 1789, P69/BOT1/A/01/Ms 3857/1, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, extracted Feb 2012.
  18. RUNCIMAN Misc. web searches & correspondence William & James RUNCIMAN, cousins from Scotland, letter from Jean Runciman BOGAN in 2003 posting by Ros RUNCIMAN, extracted May 2007.
  19. Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", Oct 2007, updated Jan 2008 and Feb 2012.
  20. Will 19 Feb 1803 Probate 29 Mar 1804 William RUNCIMAN, baker of Shoe Lane, PROB11/1406, copy d/loaded Feb 2012.
  21. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Bur. 22 Jun 1789 Elizabeth Campbell RUNCIMAN (of St Bride's) , from St Andrew Holborn, Register of burials, 1785 - 1802, P69/AND2/A/010/MS06673, Item 013., extracted Feb 2012.
  22. Newspaper clippings, Freehold Estate sale 1 May 1793 30 Shoe Lane, let to William RUNCIMAN, baker, 18 yrs unexpired, from Gazeteer and New Daily Advertiser (London, England), Wed 1 May 1793, extracted Feb 2012.
  23. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct-11.
  24. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Bur. 5 Aug 1785 Elizabeth Campbell RUNCIMAN (of St Bride's) , from St Andrew Holborn, Register of burials, 1785 - 1802, P69/AND2/A/010/MS06673, Item 013, extracted Feb 2012.
  25. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 29 Mar Bap. 1 May 1787 John Millington s/o William & Elizabeth RUNCIMAN, (baker Shoe Lane) , from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of baptisms, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/007/MS06541, Item 001, extracted Feb 2012.
  26. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 2 May Bap. 30 May 1794 John s/o William & Mary RUNCIMAN, Shoe Lane, from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of baptisms, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/007/MS06541, Item 001, extracted Feb 2012.
  27. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 25 Sep Bap. 18 Oct 1795 Elizabeth d/o William & Mary RUNCIMAN, 30 Shoe Lane, from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of baptisms, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/007/MS06541, Item 001, extracted Feb 2012.
  28. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 11 Dec 1798 Bap. 6 Jan 1799 James s/o William & Mary Ann RUNCIMAN, 30 Shoe Lane, from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of baptisms, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/007/MS06541, Item 001, extracted Feb 2012.
  29. London Metropolitan Archives: Birth death marriage (filmed originals): , Birth 6 Aug Bap. 5 Sep 1802 William s/o William & Mary Ann RUNCIMAN, 30 Shoe Lane, from St Bride Fleet Street, Register of baptisms, 1736 - 1812, P69/BRI/A/007/MS06541, Item 001, extracted Feb 2012.

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