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William (jnr) RANKINE

William (jnr) RANKINE

Male 1837 - 1889  (52 years)

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  • Name William (jnr) RANKINE 
    Born 16 Apr 1837  Dalblair Barr Ayr UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • He was 33 years old at the time of his wedding in 1870.
    Christened 23 May 1837  White Clauchrie Barr Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1839  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrived on Fairfield barque in 1839 with family members.  
    Biography Notes Found in 'Biographical Index of South Australians"RANKINE Given Names:William Parents:Wm. & Jane nee PATERSON Life Information:Birth 15.4.1837 Dalblair AYR SCT. Death 2.11.1889 Sth Belalie SA. Burial Strathalbyn SA.

    Arr SA 1839 FAIRFIELD Religion Presb. Occupation:Farmer Residence: Hindmarsh Island, Sth Belalie. Spouse(s): Harriet Alicia BEEVOR (18.8.1870 Hindmarsh Island SA). Fanny Maxwell JAFFREY (1.2.1883 Adelaide SA) Children:With Harriet Alicia BEEVOR: Wm. Horatio (1871-1950), Jeffrey Walker (1872-1953), Ellen Paterson BECKWITH (1873-1945), Herbt. Anthony (1874-1875). With Fanny Maxwell JAFFREY: Clarence Jaffrey (1884-1951), Norman Reginald Gemmell (1885-1952), Lancelot Beevor (1887-1958). 
    Biography Notes PERSONALTY: William and John were more retiring in type than any of their brothers, keeping themselves aloof a good deal from public or social matters.

    The above was quoted from the following article.

    A correspondent writing from Clare says: - "I noticed in your last issue reference to the death of Mr Gavin Rankine, who, as all old residents of your district know, was the eldest son of the late Mr Gemmell Rankine (a son of pioneer William Rankine, one of the two founders of the town of Strathalbyn), and the announcement of the death reminded me of the fact that there are now living none of the original family, all of them having 'passed out', John of that ilk having been the last to succumb to the inevitable destiny of all of us.
    "The late Mr. Gemmell Rankine in his youthful days was one of the most popular of the family, and certainly the most jovial. The eldest son of the clan, Matthew, was always of somewhat austere nature on the surface, though really of kindliest disposition at heart; James was a fine character too, but a bit fiery; William and John were more retiring in type than any of their brothers, keeping themselves aloof a good deal from public or social matters; Andrew was in his youthful years a regular "good fellow" but even in his jolliest times a trifle hasty-tempered and apt to get misunderstood; but Gemmell never anybody's enemy but his own, was loved by all, and the wife he married won equal popularity and equal love from all classes of the community.
    "It was Gemmell who was the 'pet lamb' of his parents and his uncle, Dr. Rankine; it was Gemmell who was the mischievous, happy-go-lucky young daredevil of the family; Gemmell who was the only one of the clan who lacked the 'austerity' of the 'severe Highland Presbyterians' from whom he sprang.
    "Old William Rankine, though he must have 'frequent and oft' bemoaned his 'baby boy's' fallings away from grace, almost worshipped him, and when the time came for him to settle his affairs he showed that love by leaving the old homestead of Glenbarr to young Gemmell, providing, however, in his 'canny Scot' way against alienation of it, the titles passing on at Gemmell's death to his sons, Gavin, Arthur, and Harry. That these lads were bound to under the will I don't know, but now that Gavin has gone it may be that the pioneer homestead will pass to another branch of the family. .....
    The late Mr. Gavin Rankine inherited the characteristics of both his mother and his father, and so shared the natures of each that it was difficult to say which predominated! He, like both, made friends wherever he went, never had an enemy but himself, and never was there a better illustration of the poet's words :- 'If to his lot some common errors fall Look in his face and you'd forget them all!'
    Source: Jottings by JWE in Southern Argus, 17 Nov 1921, p3

     
    Biography Notes 1870 
    Harriet married William in 1870. Their firstborn-1871, secondborn-1872, thirdborn-1873, forthborn-1874. She died only eight years later.
    So with a young family William went on to marry again an impressive nine years later.  
    Died 3 Nov 1889  Belalie Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • William married his second wife Fanny Jaffrey on 1 Feb 1883, their firstborn-1884, second-1885, third-1887 then sadly William died in 1889.
    • His great grand-daughter stated that he died in Strathalbyn in 1882. [4]
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I-2223  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2021 

    Father William (snr) RANKINE,   b. 19 Jan 1799, Dalblair Barr Ayr UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1882, Belalie Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship -3142 
    Mother Jane PATERSON,   b. 1802, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1870, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship -3142 
    Married 4 Mar 1826  White Clauchrie Barr Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-3137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harriet Alicia BEEVOR,   b. 27 Sep 1849, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1882, Belalie Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1870  Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Wedding at James Rankine residence at Rankine's Ferry, on Hindmarsh Island.
    Children 
    +1. William Horatio RANKINE,   b. 28 May 1871, Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Jeffry Walker RANKINE,   b. 8 Jul 1872, Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Ellen Paterson RANKINE,   b. 29 Jun 1873, Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Herbert Anthony RANKINE,   b. 17 Oct 1874, Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1875, Glenbarr Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
    Last Modified 29 May 2021 02:47:04 
    Family ID F-3132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fanny Maxwell JAFFREY,   b. 1855, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1950, Fullerton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1870  Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Clarence Jaffrey RANKINE,   b. 12 Jan 1884, Belalie Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1951, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  []
     2. Norman Reginald Gemmell RANKINE,   b. 19 Jun 1885, Belalie SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1952, Blackwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  []
     3. Lancelot Beevor RANKINE,   b. 1887,   d. 1958  (Age 71 years)  []
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2021 03:12:58 
    Family ID F-3135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents

    RANKINE Son of William Rankine farmer in White Clauchrie and Jane Paterson was born upon the sixteenth day of April and baptized upon the 23rd day of May -1837
    William Rankine & Harriet Alicia Beevor - wedding 18th Aug 1870 in Rankines Ferry
    William Rankine & Harriet Alicia Beevor - wedding 18th Aug 1870 in Rankines Ferry
    Groom: William Rankine, aged 33 (c1837), son of William Rankine
    Bride: Harriet Alicia Beevor, aged 20 years, daughter of Horatio Clark Beevor.
    Place: residence of James Rankine, Rankine's Ferry.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, my heritage (with a log in), 24 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      William Rankine Birth Apr 15 1837 Dalblair Ayr Scotland Christening May 23 1837 Barr By Girvan Ayr Scotland Marriage Aug 18 1870 Hindmarsh Island, South Australia Marriage to: Fanny Maxwell Rankine (born Jaffrey) Aug 18 1870 Hindmarsh Island, South Australia

    2. [S-52] http://ancestry.com.au, ancestry.co.au with log in , 24 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      William Rankin GENDER:Male BIRTH DATE:16 Apr 1837
      BAPTISM DATE:23 May 1837 BAPTISM PLACE:Barr By Girvan,Ayr,Scotland FATHER:William Rankin MOTHER: Jane Paterson FHL FILM NUMBER: 1041333

    3. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, my heritage (with a log in), 24 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      William Rankine Marriage Aug 18 1870 Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, Australia
      Marriage to:Fanny Maxwell Rankine (born Jaffrey) Aug 18 1870 Hindmarsh Island SA

    4. [S-260] Pam Revell - ID 9351, Email on 9th June 2021.

    5. [S-253] CEMETERY Alexandrina Cemeteries SA, https://www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/live/cemeteries-and-memorials/cemetery-search?action=grave&id=5635, 25 Jun 2021 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      RANKINE Given names WILLIAM Denomination Not Known Cemetery name Strathalbyn Cemetery Cemetery section Division 1 Top Plot 31 Last residence STRATHALBYN Date of burial 03/11/1889 Age 52 YRS Minister REV MCQUEEN Burial number 5941

    6. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 24 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.

      RANKINE Given Names:William son of Parents:Wm. & Jane nee PATERSON Birth 15.4.1837 Dalblair AYR SCT. Death 2.11.1889 Sth Belalie SA. Burial Strathalbyn SA. Arr SA 1839 FAIRFIELD. Religion Presb.Occupation:Farmer Residence:Hindmarsh Island, Sth Belalie. Spouse(s):Harriet Alicia BEEVOR (18.8.1870 Hindmarsh Island SA). Fanny Maxwell JAFFREY (1.2.1883 Adelaide SA)


    7. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 14 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      RANKINE Groom Given Names:William Bride Surname:BEEVOR Bride Given Names:Harriet Alicia Marriage Date:18-Aug-1870 Marriage Place:Res of James Rankine Rankines Ferry Groom Age:33 Groom Marital Status:S Groom Father:William RANKINE Bride Age:20 Bride Marital Status:S Bride Father:Horatio Clark BEEVOR District: Strathalbyn Book/Page:84/353

    8. [S-177] SHIPPING - Dianne Cunningham - 'Bound for South Australia', http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/BeginningYourJourney.htm., SHIPPING - Dianne Cunningham - 'Bound for South Australia', 23 Feb 2021 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Jane arrived on FAIRVIEW with husband William Rankine. 30.4.1839

    9. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 24 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      RANKINE Given Names:William son of Parents:Wm. & Jane nee PATERSON Birth 15.4.1837 Dalblair AYR SCT. Death 2.11.1889 Sth Belalie SA. Burial Strathalbyn SA. Arr SA 1839 FAIRFIELD. Religion Presb.Occupation:Farmer reesidence:Hindmarsh Island, Sth Belalie. Spouse(s):Harriet Alicia BEEVOR (18.8.1870 Hindmarsh Island SA). Fanny Maxwell JAFFREY (1.2.1883 Adelaide SA)


    10. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, my heritage (with a log in), 25 Jun 2021 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Fanny Maxwell Rankine (born Jaffrey) Birth 1855 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Marriage to: William Rankine
      Aug 18 1870 Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, Australia
      Death Aug 26 1950 Fullarton, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Burial North Brighton, South Australia, Australia