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Eleanor Mabel Lockyer (Tottie) BUNDEY

Eleanor Mabel Lockyer (Tottie) BUNDEY

Female 1882 - 1969  (86 years)

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  • Name Eleanor Mabel Lockyer (Tottie) BUNDEY  [1
    Nickname Tottie 
    Born 3 Sep 1882  Wellington SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Eleanor Mabel Bundey - born 3/9/1882 at East Wellington SA.
    Married: James (Jamie) Beevor Rankine (b. 25/1/1877) son of Capt. James Rankine and his wife of "Wyndgate", Hindmarsh Island and "Braemar', Strathalbyn. His mother was nee Isabel Agnes Beevor. Jamie was born at "Glenbarr", Strathalbyn. He was not born deaf but became so after a severe childhood illness and in adulthood could hear gramaphone music faintly if he sat close. He was educated at Townsend House. Brighton, a school for the hearing impaired and there met Eleanor who had been born profoundly deaf. They were engaged for 9 years before marrying c.1913. They built "Woodford" with very large rooms on part of the "Wyngate" land at Hindmarsh Island as his widowed mother and some of the family still occupied the main house. Jamie farmed at the island. Neither of their two girls inherited the deafness of both the families but decided when quite young not to risk having possibly deaf children of their own. (information from the Rankine Family History by E.M.S.)
    Deaths: James died suddenly at the Victor Harbor Hospital on 6/10/1935 aged 58 years. Interred at Strathalbyn Cemetery.
    Eleanor Rankine lived in her latter days at Renmark with her younger daughter Mrs John Sharley and died there on 10/2/1969 aged 86 years.

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    Biography Notes James was deaf, though only after a childhood illness. He could faintly hear gramophone music. He was educated at Townsend House, Brighton where he met his wife who was a deaf-mute. They were engaged for 9 years before marrying. He built 'Woodford', with very large rooms on part of the original acres of his Father's 'Wyndgate', about a quarter of a mile from that homestead on Hindmarsh Island. Farmer and grazier.
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    Biography Notes Tottie and James met at school but they did not marry until they were 30 and 35 years old, after being engaged for nine years.
    (This note by Don Gordon in June 2021) 
    Residence Renmark SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 10 Feb 1969  Renmark SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Renmark SA is located 254 km northeast of Adelaide, on the banks of the River Murray. The Sturt Highway between Adelaide and Sydney runs through the town; Renmark is the last major town encountered in South Australia when driving this route.Wikipedia
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-4169  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2021 

    Father Albert Edward BUNDEY,   b. 00 Oct 1841, Hampshire UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1907, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship -1356 
    Mother Rose Ann (or Anderson) MCLEAN,   b. 1850, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1945, Largs Bay SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship -1356 
    Married 1874  Norwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-1356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Beevor RANKINE,   b. 25 Jan 1877, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1935, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1913  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • The wedding was at the 'Deaf & Dumb Church'- no evidence provided-:-NB Researcher Lorna Mclean 23.02.2021
    Children 
     1. Isabel Bundey RANKINE,   b. 7 Mar 1914, Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1983, Buderim Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  []
     2. Nancy Bundey (Nan) RANKINE,   b. 14 Nov 1919, Goolwa SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1997, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  []
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2021 04:50:06 
    Family ID F-1378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    James Beevor Rankine & Eleanor Mable Lockyer Bundey, married on 6th March 1913 in Adelaide
    James Beevor Rankine & Eleanor Mable Lockyer Bundey, married on 6th March 1913 in Adelaide
    Date: 6th March 1913
    Place: Deaf & Dumb Church, Adelaide
    Groom: James Beevor Rankine, aged 36 years, son of James Rankine
    Bride: Eleanor Mabel Lockyer Bundey, aged 32 years, daughter of Albert Edward Bundey
    Registration: Adelaide 254/622

    Headstones

    HS STRATH RANKINE James Beevor d.6 Oct1935 and Eleanor nee Bundey RANKINE Capt James born Argyll Scotland, died Hindmarsh Island 8 sep 1897

    STORIES
    5091 - Eleanor Mabel Bundey & James (Jamie) Beevor Rankine
    5091 - Eleanor Mabel Bundey & James (Jamie) Beevor Rankine
    Archibald's descendants - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , Page 416.

    3. [S-264] 'Rankine Family' - in the Library directory on Don Gordon's computer, Rankine Family 1839-1982 cowritten by Jan Stephenson, Page 68.

    4. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 23 Feb 2021 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Name James Beevor Rankine Birth Jan 25 1877 Strathalbyn, South Australia Marriage Spouse: Eleanor [Tottie] Mabel Lockyer Bundey Circa 1913 Strathalbyn, South Australia

    5. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 14 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      RANKINE James Beevor Bride Surname:BUNDEY:Eleanor Mabel Lockyer Marriage Date: 06-Mar-1913 Marriage Place:Deaf & Dumb Church Adelaide SA Groom Age:36 Groom Marital Status:S Groom Father: James RANKINE Bride Age:32 Bride Marital Status:S Bride Father:Albert Edward BUNDEY District:Adelaide Book/Page: 254/622