Isabella Selkirk


Personal and Family Information

Isabella was born about 1787 in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Alexander Selkirk and Catherine Powis.

She died on 15 MAY 1871 in Langloan, Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland.

Her husband was Robert Rankin, who she married on 2 MAR 1810 in Hutchestown, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. Their nine known children were William (1810-?), Catherine (1812-1884), Margaret (1814-1869), Alexander (1816-1862), James (1818-?), Jane (1820-1885), Anne (1822-?), Mary (1826-?) and Isobel (1828-c1903).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Isabella Selkirk


Alexander Selkirk


Catherine Powis


Christianus Powis


Rachel Staples


John Staples


Elizabeth Moore



BirthABT 1787
Place: Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Death15 MAY 1871
Place: Langloan, Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland


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!Source: Auston-McQuire Genealogy Site Cook, Stapples, Duffy, and MacKinnon Families, and email from Lesley A McQuire of that site.