William Runciman William Runciman Jane Runciman Jessy Runciman Mercy Matilda Runciman Mercy Maria Moreton Philip C Runciman Elizabeth King Cathe Moody Runciman Mary Anne Runciman Anne Runciman Sophia Runciman Elizabeth Runciman Frances Runciman Isabella Runciman Catherine Barbara Stewart Mini tree diagram

Charles Runciman

1794 - 1878

Life History


Born in Covent Garden

July 3rd 1822

Married Mercy Maria Moreton


Birth of daughter Jessy Runciman


Birth of daughter Mercy Matilda Runciman


Death of Mercy Maria Moreton


Married Elizabeth King


Birth of son Philip C Runciman


Death of Elizabeth King


Died in Marylebone


Charles and Mercy Marriage Record

In 1824 and 1827, when Jessy and Mercy Matilda were born, Charles and his wife Mercy Maria were living at 17, Wellbeck Street.

In the 1851 Census at 18, Oxford Terrace, Paddington

Runciman, CharlesHead Wid.57Artist General Teacherb. London, Middlesex
Runciman, Jessy FDaughterUnm.25b. London, Middlesex
Runciman, Mercy MDaughterUnm. 23b. London, Middlesex
Runciman, Phillip CSonUnm.20Clerk On Railway b. London, Middlesex
Goddard, SarahServantUnm.24Servantb. London, Middlesex

In the 1861 Census at 46, Acacia Road, Marylebone

Runciman, CharlesHead Wid.66Art Teacher
Drawing Land & Fig.
b. London,St. Pauls, Covent Garden
Runciman, Jessy FDaughterUnm.36b. London, St Marylebone
Runciman, Mercy MDaughterUnm. 33b. London, St Marylebone
Merritt, EmmaServantUnm.20Domeatic Cook b. Stratford, Essex
Stodgell, MaryServantUnm.24Servantb. London, St Marylebone

In the 1871 Census at Acacia Road, Marylebone

Runciman, CharlesHead Wid.76Artist b. Paddington, London
Runciman, Jessy FDaughterUnm.46b. London, Middlesex
Runciman, Mercy MDaughterUnm. 43b. London, Middlesex
Lapwood, EllenServantUnm.25 Cookb. Whittam Essex
Wiggins, EstherServantUnm.22Housemaidb. Hastings Sussex

In 1881, Mercy and Jessy were living in the same road but at 49 rather than 46. Jessy is shown as having "income from house property".

From the National Archives

[no title]  MS 11936/527/1099801  22 January 1830
Insured: Charles Runciman 5 Oxford Terrace Edgeware Road artist

[no title]  MS 11936/493/985773  13 December 1821
Insured: Charles Runciman 23 Welbeck Street
Other property or occupiers: 17 Welbeck Street

From 'John Ruskin, the passionate moralist', Joan Abse, Page 28:

"Accordingly, in 1831, John also became the pupil of the drawing master, Charles Runciman, a relative of the Scottish artist Alexander Runciman."

From freeBMD:

Death: Dec 1878, Runciman Charles, 83, Marylebone 1a 471