This is just a background from my Mother's side of the family Starting backwards from Rankin
George Rankin-born in Auchlee,Scotland, married Isabel Robertson,moved to NZ circa 1800's . Children were Elizabeth (Married Curneen,also Charley Chellberg) Rankin,Agnes Rankin,(sister In-law Barbara Shannon -nee Rankin)Sarah Rankin(Married to Charles Potts),Bell Rankin. I have a photograph of all of them,Latest date was Photograph of The "Band of Hope" Group at Apiti in 1894. I have more names of people in the photos who may have more information on the family.Contact me for the photo. Another Photo of Rankin Forge,Bait stables-First Settlers of NZ R.H. George Rankin Jnr, Scottish Emigrant, L.H. George Rankin Snr, Scottish Emigrant. I also have a photograph of a home in Auchlee Mills near Longside Scottland-10 miles from Peterhead. The home is preserved by the Historical Society and owned now by the Queen. I obtained all this from my Maternal Aunt, Linda Maddex (Dykes). I have photos of tombstones also. George Rankin Died Dec 6th 1901 aged 63. Isabella Rankin Died Jan 13th 1903 aged 51. Elizabeth, wife of G. Rankin Died 3rd July 1942 aged 73. Daughter in law Marian Isabel Mahinney died 9/29/79 at Horowhenua Hospital. Service was held at Harvey's Chapel 284 Oxford Street,Levin on 10/02/79 and burried at Avenue Lawn Cemetry in Levin 7 Hyde Street, Wainuiomata was the address for messages.