Margaret Wight1

(30 May 1798 - 5 March 1873)
FatherWilliam Wight1 (Nov 1767 - Sep 1847)
MotherElizabeth Richardson1 (May 1773 - Jun 1831)
Relationship3rd great-aunt of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Margaret Wight was born on 30 May 1798 Maxton, ROX, SCT.1 She was christened in Jun 1798 Maxton, Roxburghshire; Entry reads: William Wight indweller in Maxton & his wife Elisabeth Richardson had a child born May 30th 1798 and baptized about 3 weeks after called Margaret.1
     Margaret Wight married James Rankin say 1820 ?St Boswells, ROX, SCT, not found on igi 1810 thru 1840.2
     Margaret Rankine died on 5 Mar 1873 Lessudden / St Boswells, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, SCT; cert reads: Margaret Rankine, widow of the late James Rankine, bootmaker, d. 5 Mar 1873 at Lessenden, St Boswells, aged 74 of cirrhus of the Mamme. D/o William Wight, tenant farmer and Elizabeth m.s. Richardson Inf. Robert Rankine, son.2

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Margaret Rankin appeared on the census of 1841 Lessudden / St Boswells, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, SCT, with James Rankin, as RANKIN: James 40 shoemaker; Margaret 35; William 15; Elizabeth 14; Jessie 12; Margaret 10; Isabella 8; Robert 3; George 2 (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)3
     Margaret Rankin appeared on the census of 1851 Lessudden / St Boswells, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, with James Rankin, enumerated as RANKIN: James 54 shoemaker master emp 2 men b Eckford, ROX; wife Margt 53 b Maxton, ROX; Children: William 28 formerly shoemaker, Isabella 18, Robert 13 app shoemaker, George 11 scholar, all b St Boswell's ROX; Also William Watson 10(?) shoemaker journeyman b Libberton, MLN.4
     Margaret Rankin appeared on the census of 1861 Lessudden Hse, St Boswells, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, SCT, enumerated as RANKIN: Margaret 63 head shoemakers widow b Maxton, ROX; Children: Robert 23 shoemaker employer, George 21 shoemaker both b St Boswell's, ROX; Isabella (TURNBULL) 28 b St Boswells; Son-in-law: Joseph (TURNBULL), 31 cabinet maker b Jedburgh, ROX; Grddtr Margaret W TURNBULL, 1 b ENG.5 She appeared on the census of 1871 Lessudden / St Boswells, Par. of St Boswells, ROX, as mother of Robert Rankin.6

Family

James Rankin (cir. 1797 - Mar 1861)
Children
  • William Rankin7,8 (Jan 1823 - Jan 1887)
  • James Rankin7 (Nov 1824 - )
  • Elizabeth Rankin7 (Feb 1827 - aft. 1901)
  • Jessie Rankin7 (Dec 1828 - aft. 1841)
  • Margaret Rankin7 (Dec 1830 - aft. 1841)
  • Isabella Rankin7,9,5 (cir. Apr 1833 - Oct 1905)
  • John Rankin7 (Apr 1835 - bef. 1839)
  • Robert Rankin2 (cir. 1837 - Nov 1875)
  • George John Rankin7,10 (cir. Aug 1839 - cir. 1900)
  • Mary Scott Rankin7 (Aug 1841 - )
ChartsWilliam RICHARDSON of Pringlestead, Eckford
RUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls
WIGHT
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
FAMILTON
Last Edited1 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Bap 1798 Margaret WIGHT, p/copy held, taken Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  2. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1873 Margaret RANKINE nee WIGHT, transcr by Stuart H, rcvd Feb 1998.
  3. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, 1841 St Boswells, ROX SCT1841/804 ED 3 Folio 3 Pg 8, Hsehold of James & Margaret RANKIN, extracted Feb 2006.
  4. 1851 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Lessudden, St Boswells, ROX Par. 804 ED 1 Pg 12 Sched 49, hsehold of James & Margt RANKIN, extracted Nov 2007.
  5. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, St Boswell, ROX Reg 804 ED 1 Pg 15 Sched 71, hsehold of Margaret RANKIN, extracted Nov 2007.
  6. 1871 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Lessudden, St Boswells, ROX Reg 804 ED 1 Pg 8 Sched 51, hsehold of Robt RANKINE, extracted Mar 2009.
  7. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), RANKIN Batch C118044 1819-1854 1067951, 0102301 Film 6901639 searched Apr 2002.
  8. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Mar. cert. William RANKIN and Eleanor BROWN trans. Stuart H. May 2002.
  9. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Mar. cert. Isabella RANKIN and Joseph TURNBELL trans. Stuart H. May 2002.
  10. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Mar. cert. George RANKIN and Isabella LAIDLAW trans. Stuart H. May 2002.

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