Catherine Rankin


Personal and Family Information

Catherine was born on 17 MAY 1812 in Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland, the daughter of Robert Rankin and Isabella Selkirk.

She died on 22 APR 1884 in ChatsworthIsland, [near Maclean], New South Wales, Australia.

Her husband was David Kirk, who she married on 16 JUL 1836 in Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. Their ten known children were David (1838-1843), Isabella (1840-1848), Robert (1843-1844), Jean (1844-1926), David (1846-<1849), Mary (1848-?), Isabella (1850-?), James (1852-1940), Margaret (1853-?) and William (1855-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Catherine Rankin


Robert Rankin


William Rankin


Margaret Patterson


Isabella Selkirk


Alexander Selkirk


Catherine Powis


Christianus Powis


Rachel Staples



Birth17 MAY 1812
Place: Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Death22 APR 1884
Place: ChatsworthIsland, [near Maclean], New South Wales, Australia
Christening24 MAY 1812
Place: Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland


Note 1

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

!Notes: [from above] The cause of her death was stricture of the Rectum. - Emigrated to NSW with husband, David Kirk and 2 children, Jane aged 4 yrs and Mary [infant]. Sailed on the Steadfast arriving in Newcastle 26/3/1849. Catherine's occupation was listed as 'Dairywoman' She could read.