Descendants of James RankinGeneration No. 11.JAMES1 RANKINHe married MARY JOASS 1805 in MiddletownScotland.Children of JAMES RANKIN and MARY JOASS are:2.i.JAMES2 RANKIN, b. Aberdeenshire Scotland.ii.WILLIAM RANKIN.iii.JOHN RANKIN.iv.JEAN RANKIN.v.BARBARA RANKIN.vi.ALEXANDER RANKIN.vii.GEORGE RANKIN.viii.UNKNOWN RANKIN.Generation No. 22.JAMES2 RANKIN (JAMES1) was born in Aberdeenshire Scotland.He married MARY LAIRD.She was born in Aberdeenshire Scotland.Notes for JAMES RANKIN:Jamesand Mary Rankin came to New Zealand on either of the following ShipsBengal Merchant 20 February 1840 arrived in WellingtonBlenheimFebruary 1841 arrived in WellingtonChild of JAMES RANKIN and MARY LAIRD is:3.i.GEORGE3 RANKIN, b. 1838, Peterhead Scotland; d. 1901, Apiti Feilding.Generation No. 33.GEORGE3 RANKIN (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 1838 in Peterhead Scotland, and died 1901 in Apiti Feilding.He married ISOBELLA ROBERTSON 1868, daughter of ALEXANDER ROBERTSON and CHRISTIAN CLARK.She was born 1852 in Scotland, and died 1903 in Apiti Feilding.Notes for GEORGE RANKIN:George is buried in Apitiwith Isobella in Family PlotMore About GEORGE RANKIN:Burial: December 06, 1901, Apiti FeildingNotes for ISOBELLA ROBERTSON:Isobella is buried in Apiti with Georgein Family PlotMore About ISOBELLA ROBERTSON:Burial: January 13, 1903, Apiti FeildingChildren of GEORGE RANKIN and ISOBELLA ROBERTSON are:4.i.GEORGE4 RANKIN, b. January 22, 1868, Peterhead Scotland; d. February 27, 1952, Wellington.ii.MARY RANKIN, m. FREDERICK BABBAGE.iii.JAMES RANKIN.iv.CHARLIE RANKIN.v.ELIZABETH RANKIN, m. CHARLE CHELLBERG.vi.SARAH RANKIN, m. CHARLE POTTS, December 05, 1894, Apiti.vii.BARBARA RANKIN.viii.ROBERT RANKIN.ix.UNKNOWN RANKIN.Generation No. 44.GEORGE4 RANKIN (GEORGE3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born January 22, 1868 in Peterhead Scotland, and died February 27, 1952 in Wellington.He married ELIZABETH CURREENOctober 29, 1894 in Apiti Fielding, daughter of PETER CURREEN and MARY GRIFFIN.She was born September 28, 1869 in Lifford Ireland, and died July 03, 1942 in Nelson.More About GEORGE RANKIN:Burial: Plot 01529 TaitaCemeteryWellingtonNotes for ELIZABETH CURREEN:Elizabeth is buried in Nelson (Anglican Block 51 Plot 11)More About ELIZABETH CURREEN:Burial: Anglican Block 51 Plot 11 NelsonChildren of GEORGE RANKIN and ELIZABETH CURREEN are:i.MARION ISOBEL5 RANKIN, b. WellingtonNew Zealand; m. ROBERT HOWARD MAWHINNERY.ii.AGATHA RANKIN, m. BRIAN WELLER.iii.GRACE RANKIN, m. HERBIE NUNNEY.iv.FAITH EUNICE RANKIN, b. 1907, ApitiNew Zealand; d. September 16, 1970, Wellington; m. DANIEL PATRICK DALY, 1927, Wellington; b. 1902, Wellington New Zealand; d. October 16, 1968, Wellington.Notes for FAITH EUNICE RANKIN:Faith is buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington Family Plot( 10C 22 062)More About FAITH EUNICE RANKIN:Burial: Plot 10C 22 062 KaroriCemeteryWellingtonNotes for DANIEL PATRICK DALY:Daniel is buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington Family Plot( 10C 22 062)More About DANIEL PATRICK DALY:
My late grandmother told me that her mother was known as Agnes not Agatha. She was married twice, first to my great grand father George Henry McDermid then to Brian Jocelyn Weller. Agnes and George had two daughters, my grandmother Gwendolyn and her sister Jean. My grandmother always spoke very highly of her father and step father but not of her own mother. The McDermid family came from Scotland and settled in Dunedin. Gwen married Maurice Francis Malone my grandfather.
George McDermid and Brian Weller both served in World War One with the NZ Army:
SurnameWELLER Given NameJocelyn Brian CategoryNominal Roll Vol. 2
Regimental Number26351 RankPrivate Next of Kin TitleMrs M A Next of Kin SurnameWELLER Next of Kin RelationshipMother Next of Kin AddressThorp Street Motueka Roll41Page14 OccupationTelegraph Cadet
SurnameMCDERMID Given NameGeorge Henry CategoryNominal Roll Vol. 1
RankTrooper Body or DraftMain Body Unit or RegimentWellington Mounted Rifles Marital StatusS Last NZ AddressWeber Next of Kin TitleA G Next of Kin SurnameMCDERMID Next of Kin RelationshipFather Next of Kin AddressHigh St Dannevirke
Modified Register for Thomas CURREENFirst Generation1.Thomas CURREEN was buried in Waterford, Ireland.. Thomas married Mary SHIELDS about 1825 in Ireland. Mary was born in Co. Tyrone,Nth. Irl. She was buried in Waterford, Ireland. They had the following children:2Mi.Peter CURREEN was born in 1826. He died on 21 Jan 1908. Second Generation2.Peter CURREEN (Thomas) was born in 1826 in Waterford, Ireland.. He died on 21 Jan 1908 in FeildingNZ. He was buried on 23 Jan 1908 in FeildingNZ. Served in 86th Foot in India.Peter married Mary GRIFFIN daughter of Michael LOOBY and Johanna GRIFFIN on 28 Apr 1860 in Templemore, Tipperary, Ireland. Mary was born1 on 10 Apr 1840 in Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland.. She died on 14 Dec 1900 in FeildingNZ. She was buried on 16 Dec 1900 in FeildingNZ. They had the following children:3Mi.John Patrick CURREEN was born on 17 Mar 1861. He died on 4 Nov 1927. 4Mii.William Robert CURREEN was born in 1863. He died on 24 Dec 1910. 5Miii.Edward CURREEN was born on 2 Apr 1864. He died on 8 Sep 1949. 6Fiv.Mary Catherine CURREEN was born on 30 Jan 1866. She died on 14 Mar 1943. 7Fv.Annie Agnus CURREEN was born2 on 4 Oct 1867 in Castlefin, Don, Ireland. She died3 on 15 Feb 1951 in Bucklands Beach, Auckland,NZ. She was buried on 18 Feb 1951 in Purewa Cemetery,Auckland,NZ. Annie married4 Herbert Atkins TERRY on 28 Nov 1890 in Catholic Church, Feilding,NZ. Herbert was born in 1868 in Canterbury,NZ. He died on 6 Sep 1956 in Bucklands Beach,Auckland NZ. He was buried5 on 9 Sep 1956 in Purewa Cemetery,Auckland NZ.
8Fvi.Elizabeth CURREEN was born on 28 Sep 1869. She died on 5 Aug 1945.
I am still working through the CURREEN family tree. I have some notes which was given to me. The notes are written by Gwen Malone. I know that she had written a book - "The Song Never Dies" but is unpublished. I was wondering if you are able to get a copy or can tell me how, I am hoping that it will show me the year or the ship that Peter and Mary CURREEN arrived on.
Hey I remember that picture from somewhere! I think my father had it in his room. Is one of those old guys Peter Norris Curreen? (husband of Mary Herbert) if so can you please tell me who his parents were.
I have enclose some info on Peter CURREEN. I am a descendant from Elizabeth CURREEN their youngest daughter who married George RANKIN.
I am trying hard to locate the ship, the year and the port of arrival that Peter and Mary came to NZ, but I have
hit a brick wall. Interested ti see where you fit in.
First Generation1.Thomas CURREEN was buried in Waterford, Ireland.. Thomas married Mary SHIELDS about 1825 in Ireland. Mary was born in Co. Tyrone,Nth. Irl. She was buried in Waterford, Ireland. They had the following children:2Mi.Peter CURREEN was born in 1826. He died on 21 Jan 1908. Second Generation2.Peter CURREEN (Thomas) was born in 1826 in Waterford, Ireland.. He died on 21 Jan 1908 in FeildingNZ. He was buried on 23 Jan 1908 in FeildingNZ. Peter married Mary GRIFFIN daughter of Michael LOOBY and Johanna GRIFFIN on 28 Apr 1860 in Templemore, Tipperary, Ireland. Mary was born1 on 10 Apr 1840 in Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland.. She died on 14 Dec 1900 in FeildingNZ. She was buried on 16 Dec 1900 in FeildingNZ. They had the following children:3Mi.John Patrick CURREEN was born on 17 Mar 1861. He died on 4 Nov 1927. 4Mii.William Robert CURREEN was born in 1863. He died on 24 Dec 1910. 5Miii.Edward CURREEN was born on 2 Apr 1864. He died on 8 Sep 1949. 6Fiv.Mary Catherine CURREEN was born on 30 Jan 1866. She died on 14 Mar 1943. 7Fv.Annie Agnus CURREEN was born2 on 4 Oct 1867 in Castlefin, Don, Ireland. She died3 on 15 Feb 1951 in Bucklands Beach, Auckland,NZ. She was buried on 18 Feb 1951 in Purewa Cemetery,Auckland,NZ. Annie married4 Herbert Atkins TERRY on 28 Nov 1890 in Catholic Church, Feilding,NZ. Herbert was born in 1868 in Canterbury,NZ. He died on 6 Sep 1956 in Bucklands Beach,Auckland NZ. He was buried5 on 9 Sep 1956 in Purewa Cemetery,Auckland NZ. 8Fvi.Elizabeth CURREEN was born on 28 Sep 1869. She died on 5 Aug 1945. Louise
From L-R ?, David, Thomas, Joseph, Edward, Fred, John. Do you have any info on Peter and Mary CURREEN arrival to NZ. I am still nailing it down, I believe that they came to NZ after their youngest daughter Elizabeth was born in 28 September 1869 in Dongeal. Peter was granted some land under the Manchester Land Grant in 1876. I believe that the port of arrival was Dunedin. I am interested in any info that you have on Peter and Mary CURREEN and they family.
Which descendant are you through. I am through Elizabeth CURREEN who married George RANKIN. Elizabeth is my gg-grandmother.
I have located the ship that George and Isobella Rankin came to NZ. It was in 1874 on the Wild Deer.Arrival to Port Chalmers (Otago). Looking forward to any info that you have on the CURREEN and RANKIN. My email is
James Rankin married Mary Joass in 1805 Scotland they had 8 children (James, William, John, Jean, Barbara, Alexander, George, unknown)
James Rankin married Mary Laird.They had sibblings I only know of George. George born in 1838 in Danffshire Scotland. Married Isabella in 1868.
George Rankin married Isabella Chives Robertson. They had 9 children ( George, Mary, James, Sarah, Barbara, Charlie, Robert, Elizabeth, Unknown).
George Rankin born 1868 in Peterhead Scotland, married Elizabeth Curreen. They had 4 daughters ( Marion, Agatha, Grace, Faith).
Faith Rankin was my great grand mother. Any information on the above Rankin Family would be very much appreciated.
I am related to the Rankin family from Timaru and Apiti NZ. My grandmothers mother was Agnes Lavenor Rankin.
Agnes Lavenor Maud Rankin's parents were; George Rankin jnr and Elizabeth Therisa Curreen.
George Rankin jnr and Elizabeth Therisa Curreen known children were: Agnes Lavenor Maud Rankin, Mary Laird Rankin, Marion Rankin. I have never heard of Faith, Agatha or Grace before. Agnes married George Henry McDermid in Feilding, NZ in 1917.
George Rankin jnr parents were: George Rankin snr and Isabella Chives Robertson
George Rankin snr and Isabella Robertson known children are: George jnr, James, Barbara, Sarah, Elizabeth, Charles, Isabella and John.
George Rankin snr parents were: James Rankin and Mary Laird
Are James Rankin and Mary Joass the parents of the James Rankin who married Mary Laird?????
I have confirmation that Agatha Rankin is Agnus Lavinia Maud RANKIN. We have only known her as Agatha. Please could you e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I can forward you information. Looking forward in hearing from you
I am interest in what you say that George and Elizabeth Rankin had Agnes Lavenor Maud Rankin and Mary Laird Rankin, I was wondering if you have copies of their births or anything yo confirm this. I was told that Annie Agnus Lavina Cureen was the daughter of William and Mary Curreen. William and Mary had two set of twins,
The first set of twins - Ellen Maud Curreen born 13/01/1884 and Mary Ethel Curreen born 15/01/1884. Ellen and Mary were raised by Mary's parents.
The second set of twins - Annie Agnus Lavina Curreen born 06/11/1886 and William Curreen born 6/11/1886. Annie and William were raised by Peter and Mary Curreen and that Elizabeth Peter and Mary youngest daughter help raised them too.
I am interested in any other info/photos of the CURREEN and RANKIN that you may have. I am still trying to locate the year , the ship and the port of arrival that Peter and Mary and their children came to NZ, At the moment I have hit a brick wall.
I'm interested in the story of William and Mary CUREEN and their twins. My husband is a descendant of Mary Ethel CURREEN. I can't seem to find any records on the BDM site for NZ regarding the 2nd set of twins and was unaware of their existence. I think that Mary Curreen (nee Robertson) may have remarried in 1894 but I cannot find any further records for William. My mother -in-law says that her Grandmother Mary Ethel talked of her Father being a Professor of Music. I'm not sure if she was referring to William or possibly a step-father or even her Grandparent. What an interestingly confusing story!! I have pictures of Mary Ethel if you are interested.
Peter Curreen in civilian dress wearing his Indian campaign and long service medal.
George and Elizabeth Rankin with daughters Isobel and Agnes.
Wedding photo of George and Agnes McDermid in 1917.
Agnes in 1937
Your picture of Faith which is named by my grandmother as "Elizabeth Rankin born on voyage to NZ, to Peter and Mary Curreen" something wrong here it would seem???????
My grandmother wrote down alot of family information, she did mix up certain facts about her father and step-father and probably other points on family members. I will send you a copy of this on your email. I need to sort out my information as it is spread all over the place.
How are you. I have been wondering how you are getting on with the family tree. The picture that I send you is differently Faith because on the back of the photo it has her name. It nice to know that faith looked like Elizabeth.
I have birth certificate for Elizabeth Curreen stating that she was born in the district of Castlefin in the union of Strabane in the county of Donegal Ireland 28th September 1869 not born at sea like your grandmother thought. I look forward in receiving the photos.