(28 January 1815 - 24 December 1871)
|Father||George Wight (cir. 1774 - Feb 1843); relationship link based on James' will mentioning an amount of £200 owing to him on the dth of Margaret Lauder or Wight, widow of the late George Wight of Newbiggingwalls, under "jure mariti"2,3|
|Mother||Margaret Lauder2,3 (cir. 1777 - Oct 1860)|
BMDB dataEliza Wight was born on 28 Jan 1815 Lauder, Par. of Lauder, BEW, SCT.3
Eliza Wight married James Runciman, son of David Runciman and Janet Lockie, say 1838 ?Earlston, Par. of Earlston, BEW, SCT.1
Eliza Wight died on 24 Dec 1871 Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, BEW, SCT, at age 56; aged 56.1 She was buried with James Runciman Earlston, BEW, SCT, the h/stone reading: Erected by James Runciman, farmer Wantonwalls imo David Runciman his son who died 8.7.1866 aged 26 also the above James Runciman who died at Wantonwalls 16.12.1871 aged 72 also Eliza Wight his wife who died there 24.12.1871 aged 56 also their dtr Elizabeth who died at 25 Comiston Rd, Edinburgh 7.7.1924 aged 68 Margaret Lauder eldest dtr widow of James Rae Fairlaw Reston who died at Comiston Rd 12.7.1929 aged 86 Janet Lockie who died at Comiston Rd 30.7.1929 aged 84. All three buried in Morningside Cem. Edinburgh.1
Census/Where lived/OccupationsEliza Runciman appeared on the census of 1861 Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, BEW, SCT, with James Runciman, enumerated as RUNCIMAN: James 60 Farmer Of 243 Employing 8 Labs b Lauder; wife Eliza 46 b Lauder; Children: David 21, Margaret 18, Janet 15, George 6, Elizabeth 5, James 1 mos all "farmer's son/dtr", b Lauder; Also John Beattie 25, Thomas Stewart 18, Geroge Ronaldson 17, Isabellia Kelly 19, Margaret Luthead 25.4
James and Elizabeth Runciman appeared together in the census of 1871 Lauder, Par. of Lauder, BEW, SCT, indexed as RUNCIMAN: James, 70, Elizabeth 56, Janet L 25, George W 16, Elizabeth J 15.5
Wills/bequestsEliza was left an annuity of £40 in the will of her husband James Runciman on 8 Jun 1858 Wantonwalls, Par. of Lauder, BEW, SCT.6,7
External linksClick here to see Eliza's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.8
|James Runciman (Dec 1800 - Dec 1871)|
|Charts||RUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls|
|Last Edited||28 Mar 2014|
- Borders FHS, MIs: BEW: Earlston - book, #499 James RUNCIMAN and family, extracted Sep 2005.
- Will: RUNCIMAN, James 1858, 1867, 1872 (Will written Jun 1858 codicil Dec 1867 Inventory 23 Feb 1872 proved 8 Mar 1872) SC60/41/24 (27 pp) & SC60/44/6 (2pp): Copy d/loaded Sep 2005, (SC60/41/24 dated 23rd Feb 1872 detailed inventory, and Trust Dispostion & Settlement of 8th Jun 1858 and codicil 27 Dec 1867 - 27pp in all).
- Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 1815 Eliza WIGHT, batch C117484, extracted Sep 2005.
- 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Lauder, BEW, Reg 748 ED 4 Pg 1, Sched. 2, hsehold of James & Eliza RUNCIMAN (indexed as KUNCIMAN), extracted Feb 2012.
- Census index, Scotland, http://ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk, 1871 Census Lauder Dist 748 (ED6? Page 12?), extracted from index Sep 2005.
- Will: RUNCIMAN, James 1858, 1867, 1872 (Will written Jun 1858 codicil Dec 1867 Inventory 23 Feb 1872 proved 8 Mar 1872) SC60/41/24 (27 pp) & SC60/44/6 (2pp): Copy d/loaded Sep 2005, (SC60/41/24 dated 23rd Feb 1872 detailed inventory, and Trust Dispostion & Settlement of 8th Jun 1858 and codicil 27 Dec 1867 - 27pp in all)
(SC60/44/6 dated 8th March 1872 confirmed appointment of executors).
- Robert S.McCutcheon, "EM Borders/CAI Corres:McCUTCHEON," e-mail to (1), Photo of The Rhymer's Tower, Earlston, rcvd Nov 2005.
- WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
- GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1929 Margaret Lauder RAE nee RUNCIMAN, transcr. rcvd from Robert McC, Oct 2005.
- FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Birth 26th Dec 1842 Bap. 18 Feb 1843 Margaret d/o James RUNCIMAN & Eliza WIGHT, Lauder, BEW, from Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batch C11748-5 film 1067902, rechecked Oct 2011.
- Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Mar. cert 1893 George RUNCIMAN and Jessie Elizabeth FLEMING, copy d/loaded Sep 2005.
- GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1931 George Wight RUNCIMAN, transcr. by Robert McC, rcvd Oct 2005.
- Scotlands People Index, "OPR Berwick, SCT, RUNCIMAN Births 1538-1854", Birth/Bap.? 23 Apr 1854 George s/o James RUNCIMAN & Elisa WIGHT, Lauder, from RUNCIMAN births 1553 to 1854 Gordon/Earlston/Lauder/Westruther, BEW, index searched Oct 2005.
- Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Birth 29 Jan 1856 Elizabeth to James RUNCIMAN and Elizabeth WIGHT, batch C117481, Lauder, BEW, extracted Oct 2007.
- Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 1861 James Wight RUNCIMAN, Wantonwalls, Lauder, copy d/loaded Oct 2005.
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.