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Mary Anne Runciman and Anne Runciman

1798-1817 & 1798 - 1861

Life Histories

31 Jan 1798

Mary Anne born in Paddington, London

08 Nov 1799

Anne born in Woburn. Bedfordshire

July 1817

Mary Anne died

29 April 1861

Anne died in Clarendon Terrace, St John's Wood


Mary Anne Runciman

The following Baptism record is for Mary Ann Runciman.


wikitree.com: provides the following:

Mary Ann Runciman - Born: 31 Jan 1798 in Paddington, London; Christening: 03 Mar 1798; Death: July 1817

Mary Ann is the last of William Runciman's children to be born in London, Anne is the first to be born in Woburn.

Anne Runciman

wikitree.com: provides the following:

Ann Runciman - Born: 08 November 1799 in Woburn, Bedfordshire; Christening: 05 Mar 1800 in Woburn" Death unknown.


The 1851 and 1861 census dates suggest that Anne Runciman's birth date should be 1800 (the '41 census is notoriously bad on ages since adult - over 15 - ages are rounded down to a multiple of 5.)

In the 1841 Census, in a school in Montpellier Road, Brighton:

Ann Runciman, 35, Artist
Isabella Runciman, 35, Teacher (presumably Anne's younger sister)

In the 1841 Census, two of Anne's other sisters, Jane and Sophia, are also recorded as schoolmistresses, in a school in Brunswick Terrace.

In the 1851 Census, 18a, Waterloo St., Brighton:

Ann Runciman, Head, Unmarried, 50, '4-2 (?) as Teacher of Drawing', b. Bedfordshire Woburn; with 3 lodgers and 2 servants.

In the 1861 Census, at 14, Clarendon Terrace, Hampstead (the house of Elizabeth Smith, 'Ladies Boarding House Keeper'):

Ann Runciman, Boarder, Unmarried, 60, Annuitant & Fundholder, b. Bedfordshire Woburn

Anne's death

is reported in The Times, 11th May, 1861:


Ann's Will

Anne left everything, originally, to be shared equally between her two surviving spinster sisters: Frances Matson Runciman and Isabella Runciman.

She left nothing to her married siblings, nor to her sister Elizabeth who was already supported in a lunatic asylum by a bequest from Anne's elder sister Sophia.

When Frances died in 1861, a codicil was added to the Will leaving everything to Isabella.




Death: Jun 1861 - Runciman Anne, Hampstead, 1a 371