George Runciman (marr. Jennet Finlay)1,2

(say 1645 - )
Relationship7th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     George Runciman was born say 1645 ?Westruther, BEW, SCT.1 He married Jennet Finlay on 26 Apr 1668 Gordon, Par. of Gordon, BEW, SCT; George 'parish of Westruther', Jennet 'in this parish' (indexed as Finlaw).2,1

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     George Runciman lived in Apr 1668 Westruther, BEW, SCT.2

External links

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


Jennet Finlay (say 1645 - )
  • David Runciman (marr. to Margaret Brown)+ (say 1685 - aft. 1734); The identification of George & Jennet as David's parents is based purely on date and location and lack of documented alternatives.
    With the results now coming out of the DNA project, possibly we should be looking within East Lothian for David's parents? Also, the naming pattern of known/presumed children does indicate we should possibly be looking for a John & Isobel instead, of which there are a couple around, the closest by date/place being a John & Isabel (MOFFET) RUNCIMAN who had a son "Georg" baptised in Lauder in 1682 - but there's a large gap between the 1715 John and 1722 David to upset that name calculation4,5
ChartsRUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls
My pedigree chart
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline

Helen Sinton WIGHT's ancestors

Last Edited27 Feb 2012


  1. Scotlands People Index, "OPR Berwick, Scotland, RUNCIMAN Marriages 1538-1854", Marr. 26 Apr 1668 George RUNCIMAN & Jennet FINLAW, Gordon, BEW, from RUNCIMAN marriages, 1553 to 1854, Gordon/Earlston/Lauder/Westruther, BEW, index searched Oct 2005.
  2. H D W, "RUNCIMAN Correspondence," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Marr. 1668 George RUNCIMAN & Jennet FINLAW, Gordon, BEW, extract rcvd Aug 1997.
  3. WikiTree online at, Oct-11.
  4. H D W, "RUNCIMAN Correspondence," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Marr. 1712 David RUNCIMAN & Margaret BROWN, Gordon, BEW, rcvd Mar 2003.
  5. Lorna Henderson, "RUNCIMAN Analysis", Mar 2003, updated Feb 2012.

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.