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Rankin Family History

Greg

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Hello,
I've managed to trace one side of my family history (Eltonhead), way back to the 1100's. Its the other side I'm having problems with (Rankin).
My great uncle apparently said that the Rankin's originated from the Western Isles (maybe Jura). I've got two marriages between Eltonheads & Rankins, as follows:
John Rankin (d. 1821) m. Ann Eltonhead (1751-1821). They had three children, John, Richard & David, and were living in Liverpool.
In the next generation, Richard Rankin (1774-1832), a ships chandler, m. Anne Eltonhead (1791-1860) on 25/7/1811, in Liverpool. They had ten children, Richard, Mary, Anne, Jane, Joseph, Elizabeth, John, David, Henry & Henrietta.
My problem is that I don't know where John Rankin & Richard Rankin came from. Were they related in any way? Did they come down from Scotland, or were their families already here?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm in the process of writing a book and would dearly love to go back as far as I can with the Rankins.
Thanks, in advance for any assistance.
 

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Hi Ben,
Thanks very much for the info. - much appreciated. Now I've got something to work on & with a bit of luck might find something else!!
Many thanks again.

Best wishes,

Greg.
 
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Greg,

I have just seen your post of a few years ago as I am trying to research the Rankins and the eltonheads as My grandmother was Mary Joesphine Rankin the grand daughter of Richard Rankin (1774-1832), a ships chandler, m. Anne Eltonhead (1791-1860). I have a little more info on the Rankin family if you are interested and I would be interested in further info you may have.

Await your reply

Nicholas
 
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