Friday, July 27, 2012

Bit of a catch up

It's been a while since the RUNCIMAN ONS Lineage pages were published.
That doesn't meant that nothing happened behind the scenes, just that updates to the web were lagging behind.

Checking the Recent Changes index shows that the update just published newly includes some info on the William RUNCIMAN, Esq. of Birchmore House, near Woburn and his mysteriously disappeared-from-view grandson Philip, last seen in New York.

The next family newly included is that of James RUNCIEMAN aka RUNCH of Kirkintilloch, then Campsie, Stirling. The family did eventually seem to settle on RUNCIMAN as their surname!

A couple of John RUNCIMANs have been given a page of their own, as there has in the past been some confusion over which John RUNCIMAN belonged to which family.
One to William of Crail's line, the other to Thomas and Alison (CURRIE) RUNCIMAN.

Not shown in the recent changes index will be any background additions to assorted descendant charts.
One known change is the inclusion of a few more descendants of Alexander and Joan (MANDERSON) RUNCIMAN. Anyone know what happened to their 3*great grandson Alexander in Portland, Oregon? Son of Alexander RUNCIMAN and Geneva MARTINDALE?

We've also extended northwards with the inclusion of some of the Aberdeen family of Andrew and Jane (DOWNIE) RUNCIEMAN/RUNSIMAN.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Meikle Pinkerton?

With another round of dna testing discounts on offer for a limited time this week, we would very much like to find direct male line RUNCIMAN candidates to represent as many of the main lines believed to belong to Alexander & Janet (HENDRIE) RUNICMAN of Meikle Pinkerton as possible.

Results to date have indicated that we may have a bit of a problem with our paper trails !

Take a look at Alexander's descendant chart (click on expand all to see the full chart), and his grandson Thomas' page, where the conundrum is documented (scroll down to the box after the BDM heading).

Completely unrepresented as yet are descendants of:
  • Robert & Agnes (KING) RUNCIMAN,
  • George & Janet (DARLING) RUNCIMAN
  • Alexander & Joan (MANDERSON) RUNCIMAN.

We hope of course, that any such participants would be an excellent match to Peter (R-12), the descendant of John & May (WEATHERLIE) RUNCIMAN, but if  they match any of the other "mis"matches already received we will most definitely be forced to redraw this tree.

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