The Runciman Line / Moor Line

3rd June 2011, 23:21
I am researching my husband's family tree and know that his paternal grandfather joined the Merchant Service between 1881 and 1891 aboard the Runciman Line or Moor Line. Unfortunately, I do not know which vessles he served upon or where he sailed. I do know that Sir Walter Runciman assisted in his obtaining a post as river pilot at Blyth, Northumberland prior to 1910.

Can anyone help me to find any records that may still exist?

4th June 2011, 11:53
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

4th June 2011, 18:23
Greetings Buffy and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

5th June 2011, 13:29
Captain Walter Runciman came ashore in 1884 on the advice of his Doctor. he set about becoming a shipowner and in 1885 purchased his first ship the steamer DUDLEY