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Jane  PATERSON

Jane PATERSON

Female 1802 - 1870  (68 years)

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  • Name Jane PATERSON 
    Born 1802  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes 1839  Ayrshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    By Gemmell's account (p15), Jane migrated with people who were described as her husband's nieces and nephews - "John and Jane Paterson, Marion Muir, Elizabeth Paterson and Melville Walker". So these were probably the children of Jane's sisters and/or brothers.
    Wikipedia's entry for Dr John Rankine has the age of Jane Gemmell Paterson as 19 (ie born c1820), Elizabeth Paterson as 15 years old (c1825), and John Paterson as 17 or 18 years (c1821). Dr John later helped young John found Pitchorum Station. 
    Biography Notes 1800's-1839  Ayrshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Jane's family farmed near Barr Village in Ayrshire. Located about 13 kms south east of Girvan near the Stinchar River. 
    Emigration 30 Apr 1839  Dalblair Ayrshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    William (snr) Rankine (1799-1882) emigrated from Dalblair Ayrshire Scotland on the 'Fairfield' to arrive in South Australia on 30th April 1839. He was accompanied by a large party of relatives consisting of his bachelor brother, James Gemmell Rankine, Williams brother, Dr John and wife Mary (nee Watson), his own wife Jane (nee Paterson), their six children, nieces and nephews John and Jane Paterson, Marion Muir, Elizabeth Paterson, and Melville Walker. There were servants, one named John Glen, and a great many goods and chattels. 
    Died 27 Mar 1870  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I-6481  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2021 

    Father Matthew PATERSON 
    Relationship -3064 
    Mother Janet UNKNOWN 
    Relationship -3064 
    Occupation Miller at Aviemore 
    Family ID F-3064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 4 Mar 1826  White Clauchrie Barr Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary RANKINE,   d. 10th Jan 1828, Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +2. James RANKINE, Captain,   b. 26 Jun 1828, Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1897, Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  []
    +3. Matthew RANKINE,   b. 29 Nov 1829, Barr Village Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1917, Braemar Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    +4. Susan RANKINE,   b. 1833  []
     5. John RANKINE,   b. 1835, Dalblair Barr Ayr UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1914, St Peters SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
    +6. William (jnr) RANKINE,   b. 16 Apr 1837, Dalblair Barr Ayr UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1889, Belalie Hindmarsh Island SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  []
     7. Andrew RANKINE,   b. 14 Apr 1841, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1913, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  []
    +8. Gemmell RANKINE,   b. 11 Jan 1846, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1884, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  []
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2021 22:35:24 
    Family ID F-3137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    William Rankin & Jane Paterson - marriage banns on 4th March 1826 in Barr
    William Rankin & Jane Paterson - marriage banns on 4th March 1826 in Barr
    "1826, March 4th - William Rankin in Whiterue [White Clauchrie?] & Jane Paterson in Old Cummoch gave in their names for procomation of banns, and take one Sabbath."

    Headstones

    RANKINE William and Jane Paterson (first wife died in SA) and HS mentions wife II (latter died in London)

  • Sources 
    1. [S-260] Pam Revell - ID 9351, FaceBook to Lorna McLean in May 2021.

    2. [S-28] PUBLICATION "Old Strathalbyn" Nancy Gemmell, Page 15.

    3. [S-28] PUBLICATION "Old Strathalbyn" Nancy Gemmell, Page 201.

    4. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 25 Nov 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      RANKINE First Names:Jane Paterson Death Date:27-Mar-1870 Age:68 Gender:F Marital Status:M Place of Death:NrStrathalbyn Residence:Nr Strathalbyn Relative:William RANKINE(H) District:Strathalbyn Book/Page:37/505