Rankin

"Run No. 153"

Acres - Originally 27,000 acres

RANKIN, Neil-farmer - Bumbowlee - RANKIN Neil It is with feelings of deep regret that we have to record the demise, after a very brief illness, of an old and respected inhabitant – Mr. Neil Rankin – who departed this life at his residence, Bombolee. January 16, 1865 - (Ref- http://hodgeswebsite.tripod.com/Newspapers.htm#RANKIN).

Rankin Bros

Property Details:

Bombowlee

As per Greville 1872 Records.

Zone - Rural

Portions

Bombowlee - Greville 1872 - Postal Directory (NSW).

RANKIN, Angus - squatter - Bumbowlee as at 1872 - Records show DEATH. - RANKIN.-July 23,1890 - at Bombowlee, Tumut, Angus Rankin, aged 72 years. R. I. P. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 2 August 1890).

RANKIN, George - squatter - Bumbowlee -DEATH - RANKIN.- August 10, at Finley's Hotel, Spencer Street, Melbourne, George Rankin, late of Bombowlee, Tumut.aged 56 yours. Requioscat in Peace. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 27 August 1881).

RANKIN, John - farmer - Bumbowlee -

DEATH RANKIN - September 2, at Bombowlee, Tumut, John Rankin, aged 67 years. R.I.P. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 8 September 1883)

RANKIN, Ronald - squatter - Bumbowlee

POWELL - RANKIN - On the 22nd inst, at St Pauls, Broadmeadows by the Very Rev. the Dean of Melbourne, F W Powell, Esq , merchant, to Margaret McPherson Rankin, relict of Ronald Rankin, Esq, late of the Bombowlee Station, Tumut, New South Wales, and daughter of the Rev. D McKenzie, A.M. - (Ref - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Saturday 25 July 1874). .

Additional property owned by the Rankin Bros "Marrar Station", NSW

Crown records show settlement as early as 1850 but these were mostly grazing leases. No titles to land were issued till some thirty years later.

The Wagga Wagga Pastures Protection District and Bourke, Cooper, Dowling and Gipps Gold Fields were proclaimed on 15th October, 1880. These gold fields were situated at Sebastopol and Junee Reefs. Some of the old shafts and mullock heaps are visible today. The mines were reef gold and showed promise early but later faded out. It is doubtful if very much gold was mined from the fields.

The name MARRAR, shown in early records as MARROR was derived from Marror Run or Lease which was first opened up in 1850. This was the year that tenders were first called by the Crown for the lease of Marror Run of about 60,000 acres. The successful tenderers were, Angus, John, Ronald and George Rankin. These four brothers at one time owned 'Bombowlee' Run at Tumut and several other leases as well, but no records exist to show they ever resided at Marrar. - (Ref- http://www.marrar.com/MBook02.htm and A History of Marrar and District, 1979. - Researched and Compiled by Mr Alby Armstrong - 2. Earliest Records of the District Includes Marrar Station and Murrulebale Station)

Marriage

Mr Angus RANKIN married Miss Catherine J MacDonald in Albury, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 1570/1869).

CHILDREN born to Angus & Catherine J RANKIN in Tumut

18322/1872 RANKIN ARCHIBALD ALOISIUS born to parents ANGUS & CATHERINE in TUMUT

19583/1873 RANKIN ANGUS JOSEPH MCD born to parents ANGUS & CATHERINE JANE in TUMUT

21161/1876 RANKIN MARY CATHERINE born to parents ANGUS & CATHERINE JANE in TUMUT

17740/1870 RANKIN DONALD STEPHEN born to parents ANGUS & CATHERINE JANE in TUMUT

25495/1880 RANKIN ISABELLA JESSIE born to parents ANGUS & CATHERINE in TUMUT

Marriage

1884 Mr Donald C RANKIN married Miss Helena A HILTON in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 7235/1884)

CHILDREN born to Donald C & Helena RANKIN in Tumut

35554/1887 Reginald H B RANKIN born to parents DONALD C & HELENA Henriette A in TUMUT

WW1 - ARMY RECORD - Reginald Henry Bede RANKIN -Regimental number 2005 -Place of birth Tumut, New South Wales -School Jerilderie Public School, New South Wales -Religion Roman Catholic -Occupation State School teacher -Address Windowie, Gilmore, New South Wales -Marital status Single -Age at embarkation 27 -Next of kin Mother, Mrs. H.A. Rankin, Windowie, Gilmore, New South Wales -Enlistment date 18 January 1915 -Rank on enlistment Private -Unit name 13th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement -AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/30/2 -Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915 -Rank from Nominal Roll Private -Unit from Nominal Roll 13th Battalion -Fate Killed in Action 02-24 July 1915 -Place of death or wounding Gallipoli, Turkey -Age at death 28 -Age at death from cemetery records 28 -Place of burial Beach Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 9) Gallipoli, Turkey -Panel number, Roll of Honour, - Australian War Memorial 70 -Miscellaneous information from - cemetery records Parents: Donald and Helena RANKIN, Osborne, Yerong Creek, New South Wales -Family/military connections Cousin: killed in France. -Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli -Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal - (Ref- http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=249680). © 2011 -Copyright The AIF Project, UNSW@ADFA, 2011 Home | Search | About | Disclaimer

1889 Neil Archibald A RANKIN born to parents DONALD C & HELENA Henriette A in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 35145/1889). - In 1961 Neil Archibald A RANKIN parents DONALD CHARLES & HELENA HENRIETTE died in SYDNEY, NSW - (Ref NSW BDM 28658/1961).

34939/1891 Mary I A RANKIN born to parents DONALD C & HELENA A in TUMUT

35569/1893 Eleanor P A RANKIN born to parents DONALD C & HELENA Henriette A in TUMUT

8057/1896 Jean M J RANKIN born to parents DONALD C & HELENA Henriette A in TUMUT

Marriage

1873 Mr Ronald RANKIN married Miss Mary Jane KEEFFE in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 4060/1873)

CHILDREN born to Ronald & Mary Jane RANKIN in Tumut

19598/1873 Angus RANKIN born to parents RONALD & MARY JANE in TUMUT

20220/1874 James Alexander RANKIN born to parents RANALD & MARY JANE KEEFE in TUMUT

21080/1876 Ronaldine Catherine RANKIN born to parents RONALD & MARY KEEFE in TUMUT

23101/1878 Jasesina Lilia RANKIN born to parents RONALD & MARY KEEFE in TUMUT

25461/1880 Ellen Christina RANKIN born to parents RONALD & MARY in TUMUT

RANKIN. Isabella (Belle) Reginald.-August 3rd 1947. at her residence. Quetta, 657 Military Road, Mosman, younger daughter of the late Ronald Rankin, of Bombowlee station. Tumut, and Rankin Springs. -(Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) (Saturday 9 August 1947).

Marriage

1871 Mr George RANKIN married Miss K (Catherine) M O'NEILL in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 3624/1871)

CHILDREN born to George & Kate RANKIN in Tumut

20207/1874 Isabella Catherine RANKIN born to parents GEORGE & KATE O'NEILL in TUMUT

21472/1877 Annie M G RANKIN born to parents GEORGE & KATE M in TUMUT - In 1896 Annie RANKIN died in TUMUT.(Ref - NSW BDM 8153/1896)

19520/1873 Neil RANKIN born to parents GEORGE & KATE in TUMUT

25457/1880 Ronald Hubert RANKIN born to parents GEORGE CATHERINE TUMUT

Marriage of Females named RANKIN in Tumut to 1960

2696/1857 LAWERINE JAMES MC RANKIN, ISABELLA MCDOUALD in TUMUT

3504/1870 NIXON FREDERICK DOUGAN married RANKIN CHARLES in TUMUT

4917/1878 FRASER GEORGE married RANKIN JESSIE in TUMUT

5083/1880 SELLERS DAN BATEMAN married RANKIN CHRISTINA MARGARET in TUMUT

7221/1884 BROWN EDWARD C married RANKIN REGINALD CLARA in TUMUT

2026/1915 STORY FREDERICK H married RANKIN MARIE I A in TUMUT

2621/1916 GLEESON DANIEL L married RANKIN ELLEN M H in TUMUT

BIRTHS

14154/1863 RANKIN ALEXANDRA T NIEL REGINALD in TUMUT

15359/1864 RANKIN MARY A J born to parents HUGH & JESSIE in TUMUT

7091/1873 RANKIN DONALD born to parents HUGH & JESSIE in TUMUT

20516/1875 RANKIN AMELIA I born to parents SABELLA in TUMUT

Parents

17738/1870 RANKIN ELIZA born to parents RONALD & MARGARET in TUMUT

18302/1871 RANKIN DONALD NEIL born to parents RONALD & MARGARET in TUMUT

19516/1873 RANKIN ISABELLA REGINALD born to parents RONALD & MARGARET in TUMUT

12527/1858 RANKIN (MALE) born to parents HUGH & JANET in TUMUT

12566/1858 RANKIN CHRISTIN NEIL REGINALD in TUMUT

DEATHS

12874/1892 RANKIN ALEXANDER born to parents DUNCAN & MARY in TUMUT

9112/1877 RANKIN HUGH born to parents DONALD & MARY in TUMUT

Parents

11792/1896 RANKIN MARY born to parents HUGH & KATE in TUMUT

11303/1904 RANKIN CATHERINE J born to parents ARCHIBALD & CATHERINE in TUMUT

6001/1864 RANKIN ISABELLA born to parents JOHN & CATHERINE TUMUT

Parents

6748/1868 RANKIN ARCHIBALD born to parents DONALD & ISABELLA in TUMUT

12673/1890 RANKIN ANGUS born to parents DONALD & ISABEL in TUMUT

6067/1865 RANKIN NIEL born to parents DONALD & ISABELLA in TUMUT

7083/1873 RANKIN RONALD born to parents DONALD & ISABELLA in TUMUT

11813/1883 RANKIN JOHN born to parents DONALD & ISABELLA in TUMUT

EQUITY COUET. - (Before Mr. Justice A. H. Simpson,) - ACTION TO SECURE A LEGACY.

John Henderson v. Jessie Rankin.

Mr. Lingen, instructed by Mr D. M. Myers (agent for Emanuel and Fraser, of Tumut), appeared for Plaintiff, Mr. Gregory Walker, Q.C.. and Mr.langer On en, lnstructedby Mr. G. H. Turner (agent for Mr. Frank Taylor, of Tumut), for defendant.

This was a motion on behalf of plaintiff for an order restraining defendant from further prosecuting an action fit law for tho purpose of ejecting plaintiff from certain land until the hearing of tho suit Henderson v. Rankin.

The plaintiff in the suit sets out in his statement of claim that he is the son of defendant by her first husband. Prior to the after-mentioned arrangement defendant was owner in foe of a farmhouse and land at Bombowlee, New South Wales.

In 1887 defendant promised that if plaintiff would from time to time repair and effect improvements on the property she would leave it to him in her will. Defendant did in fact execute a will to that effect, and on the faith of such promise plaintiff expended considerable money and time im effecting improvements in the place.

Early in 1897 defendant requested plaintiff, who was a ship captain in the merchant service, to give up his employment at sea and reside on the property and board in the house, and in consideration she renewed her promise to leave the property to him at her death. Plaintiff resigned his captaincy and went to live on the property, and for seven months worked without any wages and expended large sums of money in the purchase of material and in payment of labour out of his own moneys in improving the property. Then the defendant without just cause or offence suddenly left the house and commenced an action for ejectment againtt the Plaintiff. The plaintiff was advised that he had no dfence at law to the action, and therefore charged that it should be restrained, and his title to the lands upon the defendant's death assured.

The defendant, he alleged, had stated that she intended to revoke her will and leave the property away from the plaintiff, and the plaintiff feared that she will do so, or alienate the property to a purchaser without notice of the plaintiff's rights The plaintiff ia 64 years of age, and could not again obtain employment at sea, and be submitted alternately that he was entitled to a lien on the land for the moneys expended, and damages for his labour and loss of situation Plaintiff therefore prayed that it may be declared that plaintiff is entitled a fee to the property on the death of the defondant, mid that during her lifetime he is entitled to reside thereon. That an injunction be granted reitraunng defendant from alienating the property and from jÄoewaUng the notion for ejectment. Alternately the Plaintiff asked for a declaration that the plaintiff is entitled to a lien'on tho lands for the money he expended on them, and for compensation for his own labour and loss of situation at now.

The defendant demurred that the statement of claim disclosed no contract, and consequently no cause of action His Honor dismissed the motion with costs, and gave plaintiff leave to amend the statement. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 28 May 1898).

Tunmt. May 9. Chrysanthemum Show. - In spite of a dry season, which retarded the growth of flowers, the chrysanthemum show held last week in tho Tumut Oddfellows Hall, in aid of the Anglican Church here, was an all-round success. There was a very good display of choico blooms and some very fine local flowers grown by Mr. A. A. Bankin, of Bombowlee, almost eclipsing a rare collection sent from Sydney. Mrs. W. Wilkinson, of Yallowin, and Mr. Rivers, of Blowering, also exhibited a great variety of splendid blooms, and Mr. S. Groves, of Tumut, showed a large assortment of pot plants which were much admired. The stalls, which were decorated with excellent taste, and looked exceedingly attractive, were "Auld Lang Syne," attended by Miss R. Brown and Misa E. Wilkinson; "Flora," by Mrs. W. Shelley and Misa Harris; "Autumn," by Mrs. Foord and Mrs. Anderson ; and " Nil Desperandum," by Miss Brown and Mesdamos J. T. Hill and P. Blakeney. Mrs. Brown and Miss E. Brown presided at the refreshment stall, and the various stalls did a good business with the visitors who crowded the show. On Friday evening, before the event terminated, the Rev. R. Leigh, the newly appointed clergyman, arrived in town with Mrs. Leigh, and visited the show. The proceeds, which go to All Saints' Church Building Fund, amount to about 60 pound. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 14 May 1892).

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On Monday last, a severe and rather singular accident occurred at the woolshed of Messrs Rankin, Brothers, Bombowlee. A sheep struggling in the hands of a shearer suddenly kicked the sheare from the mans hand, sending them towards the roof of the shed, where they struck against a beam and descended points' downwards on the right shoulder of Mr. John Dundas, severing several large blood- vessels and injuring the muscles Mr. A Rankin at once placed the wounded man in his carnage and drove him into town Dr. Serlfe sewed up the wounds and staunched the hemorrhage, which was so excessive that Dundas several times fainted before the operation was completed - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Saturday 9 December 1876).