...do YOUR families link back to first South Australian wheat growers?
Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837
||Mary RANKINE |
A gravestone at the Barr Cemetery in Ayrshire has Mary who died 10th Jan 1828 - her age cannot be easily discerned on the gravestone, so we do not know when she was born. The inscription has it that she was the daughter of William Rankine in Northballoch. Other names on the gravestone includes James Rankine and Jane Gemmell and Susan Rankine. This indicates that Mary was a close relative of these people.
It is possible, but not corroborated, that this Mary was the daughter of William who was born in 1799. This would make her the grand-daughter of Jane Gremmell and James, and niece of Susan. If this was the case, maybe Mary died as a young child. She is not listed as one of the children when the William's family migrated a decade later.
[Research: Can someone visit the Barr cemetery and look closely at the gravestone to see how old Mary was when she died.]
(This note by Don Gordon in June 2021) 
||10th Jan 1828
||Ayrshire Scotland 
||Christina and Donald McLean
||2 Nov 2021 |
||William (snr) RANKINE, b. 19 Jan 1799, Dalblair Ayrshire Scotland , d. 2 Nov 1882, Belalie Hindmarsh Island SA (Age 83 years) |
||Jane PATERSON, b. 1802, Scotland , d. 27 Mar 1870, Strathalbyn SA (Age 68 years) |
||4 Mar 1826
||White Clauchrie Barr Ayrshire Scotland
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||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