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Alexander Rankin

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Hi

Alexander [wid'r] married Eleanor Johnson in March, Cambridgeshire in 1801.

If I have the correct couple they were in Soham, Cambridgeshire by 1804 [possibly 1803 birth of son, William], birth of son, James 1804.

I have wondered for some time if the Rankin line originated in Scotland or Ireland :rolleyes:

Looking for any info on Alexander & Eleanor.

Many thanks
Geoff
 

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There are dozens of Alexander Rankins born in Scotland so good luck with the search.

I did however come across this

Alexander Rankin aged 78 born 1760 buried Soham 2nd Dec 1838.

The only Alexander I could find born around that time was baptised 1762 in Gamrie, Banffshire to William Rankin and Anne Reid.

There are probably more out there, that baptism was the first I found.

Emeltee

Pity he died before the 1841 Census which may well have confirmed Scottish roots.
 

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Alexander and Eleanor married by Licence and the trascription of the Licence reads

Alexander Rankin
Widowed
Licence Date 7th April 1801
Ellenor Johnson
Parish W Walton Norfolk
Place March
Ely Diocese Cambridgeshire

Doesn't tell you anything you didn't know already but may be of interest.

Had a quick look on FreeREG and there are about 6 Alexander Rankins born Scotland between 1758 and 1762 - probably the tip of the iceberg!

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There is a baptism for an Eleanor bap: 17/10/1770 to a Thomas and Mary St Peter Wisbech.
Coincidence, I have a Hannah Johnson b 1752 Ely......watch this space!!! ;)

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Thanks, EM'.. Yeah, not going to be easy if b. Scotland, I did take a quick look at possibles, like you I found too many.

As you say, pity he died before 1841, would have been a bonus if after :(

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Thanks, Amanda..

Yep, can't discount anything until proved in this 'game'.

I remember a year or two back, the late, Dave L and I found a remote link in our ancestors, so not out of the question :)

Geoff
 

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As Alexander Rankin was a widower ,I would search the places you know of for earlier born Rankin issue with father Alexander. Have you his occupation
which would help you in the search.

Ellie
 
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