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Andrew Mitchel Rankin

Andrew Mitchel Rankine wed 18 Dec 1855 to Elizabeth Hamilton at Old Cumnock,Ayr, Scotland
Andrew Rankin aged 36 came Jun 1856 on the Atalanta with Elizth Rankin aged 31, and lived at Ballarat
7 children 1. Mary Rankin 1857 #827
2. Violet Rankin 1858 #16910 - 1931 #4777 aged 65, wed Hy Hale Vogler after 1901, died at Cranbourne
3. Elizabeth Rankin 1860 #19375 - 1861 #9098 lived 14 months
4. Elizabeth Rankin 1862 #18683 - 1941 #7287 aged 78
5. Andrew Chrichton Rankin 1865 #6602
6. Ebenezer Kennedy Rankin 1868 #21219
7. Creighton Wilson Rankin 1871 #6900 - 1956 #21333 aged 85
8. Lily Alexandrina Rankin 1876 - 1960 #4952 aged 84
9. William Matthew Rankin 1879 - 1955 #2936 aged 76
1. Mary Rankin 1857 #827 wed 1877 #3708 to James William Abrahams and lived at Richmond, Collingwood, Brunswick, Carlton
7 children 1. Malvinia Eulalie Abrahams 1878 #4764
2. Jas Wm Nathusious Abrahams 1880 #1641 - 1949 #4034 aged 69
3. Mary Janet Abrahams 1882 #15215
4. Alice Grace Abrahams 1884 #14962
5. Adelaide Abrahams 1886 #16212 - 1886 #11860 lived 3 months
6. Joseph Abrahams 1887 #30731
7. Thos Andr Chas Abrahams 1890 #20804
4. Elizabeth Rankin 1862 #18683 - 1941 #7287 aged 78, wed 1884 #5890 to Charles Henry Wiese from Prussia, and lived at Lillimur, Vic
4 children 1. Frederick Henry Wm Wiese 1886 #11540 - 1959 #14102 aged 73
2. Mary Elizth Vera Wiese 1889 #4956 - 1960 #1746 aged 70, wed Ward
3. Norm Crighton Coningsby Wiese 1892 #5558 - 1970 #28051 aged 78
4. Kenneth Vine Wiese 1905 - 1984 #15281 aged 79
7. Creighton Wilson Rankin/e 1871 #6900 - 1956 #21333 aged 85, wed 1898 #3488 to Jessie Eliz Abercombie 1867 #15031, and lived at Murchison
5 children 1. Leonard Andw Abercrombie Rankine 1899 #60 - 1899 #6986 lived 1 month
2. Dorothy Constance Rankine 1900 #28562 - 1971 #28172 aged 71 wed Bucknall
3. Beatrice Maude Rankine 1904 - 1984 #25034 aged 80 wed Kaye
4. Austin Abercromb Rankine 1905 - 1983 #00521 aged 78
5. Ralph Noel Rankine 1906 - 1981 #24529 aged 79

Samuel Rankin

From on Sun, 5 Jun 2005
Asks - Would you like the Rankin family information for Josiah's siblings and parents etc? They came from Essex in 1852 on Isle of Skye.

Samuel Rankin 44, came Dec 1852 on the Isle of Skye with Sarah Warren 41
6 children 1. Cornelius Rankin 22, c1830 and his wife Sarah Rankin 22
2. Sophia Rankin 19, c1832
3. Lydia Rankin 17, c1834
4. Josiah Rankin 11, c1840
5. Kessiah Rankin 7, c1844
6. Walter Rankin 3, c1849
1. Cornelius Rankin 22, c1830 and Sarah Woodfine came Dec 1852 on the Isle of Skye and have no chn in Victoria
Marriages Jun 1852 - Cornelius Rankin and Sarah Woodfine in Braintree Vol 4a page 409. The district Braintree is in the county of Essex Sarah Woodfine 16 Aug 1829, Christening: 11 Oct 1829 dau of Eliza and Thomas Woodfine at Baddow Lane Old Chapel Or Old Meetinghouse-Indepenchel, Chelmsford, Essex, England
2. Sophia Rankin 19, c1832 wed 1853 #563 to Daniel Thorpe and lived at Geelong, Mt Duneed, Freshwater,
8 children 1. Charles Thorpe 1857 #2346
2. James Thorpe 1858 #12330
3. Sarah Ann Thorpe 1861 #8417
4. Walter Thorpe 1864 #2361
5. Alice Thorpe 1867 #10020 - 1867 #6414 lived 6 days
6. Robert Thorpe 1868 #25222
7. Ruth Emma Thorpe 1873 #11410
8. Ethel Sophia Thorpe 1878 #9894
3. Lydia Rankin 17, c1834 - 1879 #12057 aged 44, wed 1854 #137 to Daniel Buckle 1822 - 1862 #4420 aged 40 son of Alice Kew and Daniel Buckle of Essex, and lived at Geelong, Bbool Hills
Lydia Buckle wed 1868 #2654 to William Woodfine from London, and lived at Beaufort, Waterloo
William Woodfine from Chelmsford wed 1882 #4563 to Emma Buckle who appears to be his step-daughter born 1859, and lived at Waterloo
William Woodfine 30 Sep 1827 Christening: 21 Oct 1827 son of Eliza and Thomas Woodfine at Baddow Lane Old Chapel Or Old Meetinghouse-Indepenchel, Chelmsford, Essex, England
3 children 1. Alice Buckle 1857 #10670
2. Emma Buckle 1859 #14009
3. Edward Walter Buckle 1861 #21120 - 1863 #1351 lived 1 year
9 children
of William
4. Charles William Woodfine 1869 #20576
5. Caroline Sophia Woodfine 1872 #670
6. Emily Woodfine 1874 #6092
7. Walter Cornelius Woodfine 1876 #12926
8. Henry Arthur Woodfine 1877 #25761
9. William/Thomas Samuel Woodfine 1879 #20113 - 1881 #6247 lived 1 year
3 children of Emma 10. Thomas Samuel Woodfine 1882 #26406 - 1884 #3202 lived 1 year
11. Ellen Eliza Woodfine 1884 #28585
12. Sarah Alice Woodfine 1887 #24766
4. Josiah Rankin from Essex wed 1867 #1884 to Maria Frusher
8 children 1. Emily Clarissa Rankin 1868 #14249
2. Sarah Edith Rankin 1871 #14167
3. Alb James Rankin 1873 #691
4. Ernest Raymond Rankin 1874 #26577
5. Rosina Maud Rankin 1876 #20036 lived 4 years
6. William Joseph Rankin 1878 #19900
7. Robert Presswell Rankin 1879 #26547
8. Josiah Oswald Rankin 1882 #26411
5. Keziah Rankin 7, c1844 - 1893 #3638 aged 49, wed 1860 #4316 to William Hixon Mcdonald 1840 - 1898 #5701 aged 57, son of Elizth Reid and William Hixon Mcdonald, lived at Duneed, Rokewood,
William Hixon Mcdonald from Hobart, wed 1894 #114 to Eliza Underwood born Geelong
Eliza Phillips 1845 - 1900 #14351 aged 55, dau of Jane Slocombe and Phillip Phillips, died at Penshurst as Eliza Underwood
From on Tuesday, 22 June, 2010
Thanks Elizabeth. Some confirmations if you would like.
Under Samuel Rankin - #5
It is Keziah and Hixon as confirmed spellings.
Regards, Greg
14 children 1. Sarah Ann Mcdonald 1861 #2991
2. Samuel Hixon Mcdonald 1863 #2138 - 1948 #1232 aged 85
3. William Robert Mcdonald 1865 #11771
4. Louisa Amelia Mcdonald 1867 #11277
5. John Reid Mcdonald 1869 #11115
6. Walter Duncan Mcdonald 1873 #5166
7. Alfred George Mcdonald 1875 #4967
8. Alice Kezia Mcdonald 1877 #11121
9. Ellen Priscilla Mcdonald 1879 #5030
10. Arthur Rankin Mcdonald 1881 #11940 - 1881 #8659 lived 3 months
11. Twin David Mcdonald 1883 #4995 - 1883 #3063 lived 14 days
12. Twin Arthur Josiah Mcdonald 1883 #4996
13. Rose Evelyn Mcdonald 1885 #5642 - 1885 #3172 lived 2 months
14. Albert James Mcdonald 1887 #6317 - 1887 #3994 lived 1 month
9. Ellen Priscilla Mcdonald 1879 #5030 - 1967 #18869 aged 88, wed 1907 #5523 to John Edmund Gainger 1878 #10725 and lived at Ondit
6. Walter Rankin 3, c1849 wed 1871 #2817 to Sarah Austin Hobbs from Buckinghamshire, and lived at Geelong (see next family)
2 children 1. Louisa Jane Rankin 1884 #24659
2. Corn Lowe Hobbs Rankin 1886 #26350

John Ellis Ransom

John Ellis Ransom 1824 - 1873, son St John Ransome and Susan Ellis, born in Norfolk, wed 1852 #26095 in St Paul's Church of England, Melbourne, Victoria to Dorothy Marion Keane (Cain in the marriage index), who seems to be unsure of her surname. Each birth uses the same christian names but her surname is Keen, Dickson, Cain and Ranson. John died at Fryerstone and Dorothy died 1895 at Echuca, both places in Victoria. Their children were born at Fryerstown
7 children 1. John Joseph Ransom 1854 #2852
2. James Ellis Ransom 1856
3. Elizabeth Ann Ransom 1858 #8556 lived 10 months, mother Doretha Mary Dickson
4. Robert Thomas Frederick James Ransom 1862 #20641
5. Letitia Isabella Ransom 1864 #15146
6. Plazzy Ransom 1867 - 1930 #5070 aged 63
7. Elizabeth Ransom 1867
1. John Joseph Ransom 1854 appears to have called himself John Ellis when he wed 1879 to Janet Rogers Gray
5 Children 1. John Ellis Ransom 1879 #23344
2. William Robert Ransom 1884 #2640
3. Frederick James Ransom 1888 #4834
4. Elizth Maud Ransom 1891 #14748
5. Albert Ernest Ransom 1893 #8898
2. James Ellis Ransom 1856 wed 1879 #1220 to Eunice Elizabeth Percy 1861 #3678 born at Maldon
4 Children 1. Lilly Ransom 1882 #3836
2. James Ellis Ransom 1884 #3717
3. William Frederick Ransom 1885 #3950
4. John Henry Ransom 1887 #4550
5. Herbert Victor Ransom 1893 #14542
4. Robert Thomas Frederick James Ransom 1862 #20641 - 1916 born in Fryerstown, Vic, Australia. wed 21 June 1893 to Maude Mary Nichols 1 Oct 1874 - 6 Jun 1925 and lived in Mildura, Vic, Australia
Maude Mary Ransom wed 1917 to Joseph Lush
8 Children 1. Frederick John Ransom 24 Aug 1894 - 14 July 1965
2. Maude Esther Ransom 1896 - 1972 born at Wentworth, NSW, wed Wilson
3. George Henry Ransom 1900 - 1970 in Bund., Vic
4. Reuben Ellis Ransom 1902 -1968 in Heidelberg
5. Violet Mary Ransom 1903 wed William Krake, dau Valda Isobel Krake 1925 - 1974
6. Edward Grant Ransom 1907 - 1971 in Mordialloc
7. Dorothy Merian Ransom 1909 - 1974 wed Droscher
8. Plazzey Isobella Ransom 1913 - 1982 wed Lindsay
1. Frederick John Ransom wed 18 Sept 1920 #8500 to Emily Ethel Bravo 18 Mar 1896 - 4 Nov 1956 - buried on Melb Cup Day, lived in Mildura, Vic, Australia.
7 Children 1. Leonard Frederick Ransom 1921 - 1921
2. Wilma Jean Ransom 1827 - 1928
3. Jack Augustine Ransom 1929 - 1976
Kevin, Alys, Norma, and Betty
Isn't family coincidences fascinating - Emily's sister Ettie Victoria Bravo 12 June 1897 - 6 Nov 1962 died watching the Melb Cup, and Robert Halpin, husband of Emily and Frederick's sixth child Betty, also died Melbourne Cup day, 1998
6. Plazzy (Badenfield) Ransom 1867 - 1930 #5070 aged 63, wed 1887 to Andrew Kinkaid 1866 - 1923 #16399 aged 57 son of Matilda McCarron and Joseph Kinkaid from Donegal, and lived at Shepparton then at Melbourne
5 Children 1. Matilda Kinkaid 1888 #6706 - 1971 #13626 aged 83 wed Lambourn
2. Isabella Jane Kinkaid 1890 #7661 - 1974 #11985 aged 80 wed Hope
3. Andrew Thomas Kinkaid 1892 #15665
4. Laura Plazzay Kinkaid 1897 #11806 - 1948 #4330 aged 51
5. Eric James Lane Kinkaid 1904 - 1963 #2326 aged 59


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