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Matthew B RANKINE

Matthew B RANKINE

Male 1846 - 1926  (80 years)

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  • Name Matthew B RANKINE  [1, 2
    Born 1846 
    • Entry in the Biographical Index of South Australia - attached to this profile.
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Migration details are not known, but Matthew must have come to South Australia before 1866, because his first child was born in Meadows in that year. 
    Biography Notes ANOTHER MATTHEW B: Page 201 in Gemmell's book has a different Matthew B:-
    * Same children: The children are the same - only a few differences in their naming.
    * Different birth & death: Born c1836 & dying in 1929 in Dry Creek, aged 93 years (not 1846 to 1926 in Strathalbyn, aged 80 yrs)
    * Different wife: Married to Maud c1844 to 1921 aged 77 yrs (not Mary Burley 1845 to 1921 aged 75 yrs)
    * Conclusion: The birth and spouse details on page 201 are for a different Matthew B Rankine. But where does that man fit into the Rankine family tree? 
    Biography Notes RANKINE CONNECTIONS: Matthew B Rankine lived in Strathablyn but it is not known how he was related to the other Rankines who were pioneering Strathalbyn at the same time. 
    Occupation Farmer and horse stud breeder. 
    Died 15 Jul 1926 
    • Entry in the Biographical Index of South Australia - attached to this profile.
    Buried Strathalbyn Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-5849  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 30 May 2021 

    Father Walter RANKINE,   b. 30 Sep 1807, Kirkintillock Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -124 
    Relationship -124 
    Family ID F-124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary BURLEY,   b. 30 Dec 1845, Meadows SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1921, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 29 May 1869  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children of marriage SOURCE: Mary BURLEY upon marriage to Matthew RANKINE seems to have had 6 children
    1.Gavin 07-Jul-1878 M Matthew RANKINE Mary BURLEY Lake Plains Strathalbyn 204/484 View Details
    2.Walter James 17-Aug-1869 M Matthew RANKINE Mary BURLEY Adelaide Adelaide 84/90 View Details
    3.Robert 01-Oct-1873 M Matthew RANKINE Mary BURLEY Lake Plains Strathalbyn 129/86 View Details
    4.Jessie 19-Feb-1876 F Matthew RANKINE Mary BURLEY Lake Plains Strathalbyn 162/466 View Details
    5.Matthew David 24-Sep-1887 M Matthew RANKINE Mary BURLEY Dry Plains nr Strathalbyn Strathalbyn 404/493 View Details
    6.Herbert Burley 08-Oct-1871 M Matthew RANKINE Mary BURLEY Langhornes Creek Strathalbyn 102/454 View Details 
    Children 
     1. Harry Robert RANKINE,   b. 28 Nov 1866, Meadows SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1946, Sandwell SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     2. Walter James RANKINE,   b. 17 Aug 1869, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 8 Nov 1929, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  []
     3. Herbert Burley RANKINE,   b. 8 Oct 1871, Langhorne Creek SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1941, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  []
     4. Robert b1873 RANKINE,   b. 1 Oct 1873, Lake Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1876, Lake Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  []
     5. Jessie RANKINE,   b. 19 Feb 1876, Lake Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1955, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
    +6. Gavin RANKINE,   b. 7 Jul 1878, Lake Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1963, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
     7. Edith RANKINE,   b. 14 Sep 1881, Dry Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1938, Riverton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  []
     8. Olive Mary RANKINE,   b. 26 Dec 1883, Dry Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1960, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
     9. Matthew David RANKINE,   b. 24 Sep 1887, Dry Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1971, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  []
     10. Hubert Stanford RANKINE,   b. 25 Feb 1892, Dry Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1892, Dry Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 May 2021 02:02:25 
    Family ID F-1913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Matthew Rankine & Mary Burley - marriage on 20th May 1869 in Adelaide
    Matthew Rankine & Mary Burley - marriage on 20th May 1869 in Adelaide
    20th May 1869 in residence of A Chapman, Brown St, Adelaide
    Groom: Matthew Rankine, aged 31 yrs, son of Walter Rankine
    Bride: Mary Burley, aged 23 yrs, daughter of Robert Burley
    Registration: Adelaide, 79/437
    Matthew B Rankine family - parents Walter - spouse Mary - 7 children
    Matthew B Rankine family - parents Walter - spouse Mary - 7 children
    Father: Walter Rankine
    Birth: c1846
    Migration: Arrived SA by 1866
    Occupation: Farmer & horse stud breeder
    Spouse: married on 20th May 1869 in Adelaide to Mary Burley
    Children: * Harry Robt (1866-1946) * Walter Jas (1869-1929) * Herbt Burley (1871-1941) * Robt (1873-1876) * Jessie Dix (1876-1955) * Gavin (1878-1963) * Edith Grinter (1881- ) * Mary (1883-1960) * Matthew David (1887-1971)
    Death: 15th July 1926, buried Strathalbyn

    Headstones
    NOTE MATTHEW IS GIVEN A MIDDLE INITIAL ONLY AND NOT OFFERED ANYWHERE ELSE?
    NOTE MATTHEW IS GIVEN A MIDDLE INITIAL ONLY AND NOT OFFERED ANYWHERE ELSE?
    In loving memory of MARY the beloved wife of Matthew Rankine died 21 March 1921 aged 79 years. Also Matthew B Rankine beloved husband of above died Jul 1926 at 92 yoa. Also Olive Mary loved daughter of above died 14 Jun 1960 aged 76 yoa/

  • Sources 
    1. [S-10] Headstone detail transcription, Headstone detail transcription, 14 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      It is on his daughter; Olive Mary Rankine headstone that her father is given a middle initial-TBC

    2. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 14 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Matthew RANKINE is given a middle initial B in SAGHS Biological Index of SA clearly linked to Mary Burley....HENCE:
      RANKINE Matthew B Parents:Walter Life Information: Birth c1846. Death 15.7.1926. Burial Strathalbyn SA. Arr SA by 1866.Occupation:Farmer, Horse Stud Breeder. Residence: Meadows SA Spouse(s): Mary BURLEY (20.5.1869 Adelaide SA) Children: With Mary BURLEY: Harry Robt. (1866-1946), Walter Jas. (1869-1929), Herbt. Burley (1871-1941), Robt. (1873-1876), Jessie DIX (1876-1955), Gavin (1878-1963), Edith GRINTER (1881-), Olive Mary (1883-1960), Matthew David (1887-1971).


    3. [S-121] Family Search.org -------C & D McLean, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:96Y7-JK2, 23 Feb 2021 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ ark:/61903/2:1:96Y7-JK2:accessed 2017-12-29), entry for Matthew Rankine.

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 23 Feb 2021 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      BRIDE AND GROOM BOTH SINGLE AT TIME OF MARRIAGE. RANKINE Groom Given Names:Matthew Bride Surname:BURLEY Bride Given Names:Mary Marriage Date:20-May-1869 Marriage Place: Res of A Chapman Brown St Adelaide SA Groom Age:31 Groom Marital Status:S Groom Father:Walter RANKINE Bride Age: 23 Bride Marital Status:S Bride Father: Robert BURLEY District:Adelaide Book/Page: 79/437