Facts and Events
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 IGI: Online searches, Subject: Online search: assorted surnames, RUNCIMAN/AITCHISON births/baptisms, batch C119889, extracted Sep 2005.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Miscellaneous RUNCIMAN web searches and correspondence, Url: Various, RUNCIMAN burials registered St Andrew's Scots Church, Buenos Aires, extracted Sep 2005.
- ↑ Miscellaneous RUNCIMAN web searches and correspondence, Url: Various, Dr David RUNCIMAN, from Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae; the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation (1915), online at http://www.archive.org/details/fastiecclesiasco03scotuoft, extracted May 2007.
- ↑ Tim Gallwey. RUNCIMAN/GALLWEY Corres., Recipient: Lorna Henderson, Address: Oloron-Ste Marie, France, Author E-mail:, 20 Aug 1867 A E RUNCIMAN, Durban, Port Natal, signatory to letter to Capt Stuart from passengers of the voyage of the "Umgeni" as reported Natal Mercury 20 Aug 1867, transcription rcvd Nov 2010.
- ↑ (Father's Fasti entry has "died 1874")
- ↑ Alex. Ewing RUNCIMAN, 23 (should be 28 - ?typo) b Scotland
- ↑ from Gravesend 15th Jun 1867|| ||as reported in the:
"Account of a voyage on the Umgeni from Natal Mercury of 20th August 1867:
We are indebted to the courtesy of Capt. Stuart for a few particulars of the splendid voyage of the Umgeni to this port [Durban]. She left Gravesend on the 15th June and landed the pilot the following day. She took her departure from the Lizard on the 18th of June. [We] crossed the equator on the 11th of July. [We] passed Cape LÁgulhas [sic] in the parallel 380 South, a heavy gale from WNW blowing at the time. The gale was accompanied with a very dangerous cross sea, which rose in pyramids, broke aboard on both sides of the ship and filled the decks with water. The water made its way down to the saloon and cabins, which were also flooded. One of the crew was very near being washed overboard in this gale. The Umgeni had tolerable weather from there till she arrived off Natal on the 14th inst. The Umgeni brings 46 passengers, all of whom were delighted with the voyage out, and on their arrival here presented Capt. Stuart with the following addresses:
On board the Umgeni,
Port Natal, Aug 15, 1867
Dear Captain Stuart,
We, the passengers in the Umgeni, beg your acceptance of our sincere thanks for the many acts of attention and kindness we have each individually received from you during our late happy voyage from London to Natal.
We trust that you will also convey our thanks to the Chief and Second Officers for the part they have taken in rendering the voyage agreeable.
We also hope that you will accept the accompanying purse and its contents, wherewith to purchase a sextant on your return to England, feeling assured that it will not only be certain at times to recall us to your remembrance, but also be useful to yourself.
Wishing you all happiness and success,
We remain, dear Captain Stuart,
Yours very sincerely,
A Groves Duff, MD, late HM Bengal Army; Robert C Armstrong, CE; W TTrafford, A E Runciman, W A Tollner, Horatio W Wallace, John Thomas, J S Greene, Hans C FitzGerald, Jessie Tollner, Marie T Du?, Amy Temple, Alice Tyrrell, Ellen G Stone"