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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Jane GEMMELL

Jane GEMMELL

Female 1770 - 1854  (84 years)

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  • Name Jane GEMMELL 
    Born 1770 
    • The gravestone which is attached to this profile has it that Jane was 84 years old when she died in 1854 - ie born about 1770.
    Gender Female 
    Residence Boag farm, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, UK  [1, 2
    Died 6 Apr 1854  Barr Village Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I-9284  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2021 

    Father John GREMMELL 
    Family ID F-3011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James RANKINE,   b. 1765,   d. 15 Jun 1850, Barr Village Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children of marriage They had 8 children. Three of them migrated on the Fairfield in 1839 - Dr John, Matthew, & James Gemmell.   [4
    Note A Wikipedia entry for their son (Dr John Rankine) has the father as James Rankine - that is correct. But the entry has the mother as Jane Paterson - which is wrong because there is an OPR confirming that John's brother, William, married Jane Paterson in 1826 in Barr, Scotland.
    (This note by Don Gordon on 26th June 2021) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth RANKINE,   b. 1795, Dalblair Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Sarah RANKINE,   b. 1797, Dalblair Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +3. 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)  []
     4. Dr John RANKINE,   b. 19 Oct 1801, Kirkintillock Ayreshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1864, Helensburgh Scotland UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  []
     5. Jean RANKINE,   b. 1804  []
     6. Margaret RANKINE,   b. 1806  []
     7. Hugh RANKINE,   b. 1808,   d. 15 May 1853  (Age 45 years)  []
     8. Susan RANKINE,   b. 1810,   d. 8 Feb 1834, Ayr Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  []
     9. James Gemmell RANKINE,   b. 1810,   d. 10 Aug 1873  (Age 63 years)  []
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2021 08:22:53 
    Family ID F-3149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Rankine gravestone  - Barr cemetery
    Rankine gravestone - Barr cemetery
    Erected in memory
    Susan daughter of James Rankine in Northballoch who died the 8th Feb 1834 aged 24 years
    Also Mary daughter of William Rankine in Northballoch who died the 10th Jan 1828 aged ??
    Also James Rankine late farmer in Northballoch who died at Barr 15th June 1850 aged 85 years
    Also Jane Gemmell his spouse also died at Barr 6th April 1854 aged 84 years

  • Sources 
    1. [S-263] Pam Revell - ID 9351, Email on 9th June 2021.

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

    3. [S-262] Gravestone attached to this profile.

    4. [S-263] Pam Revell - ID 9351, FaceBook to Lorna McLean in May 2021.