From L-R ?, David, Thomas, Joseph, Edward, Fred, John. Do you have any info on Peter and Mary CURREEN arrival to NZ. I am still nailing it down, I believe that they came to NZ after their youngest daughter Elizabeth was born in 28 September 1869 in Dongeal. Peter was granted some land under the Manchester Land Grant in 1876. I believe that the port of arrival was Dunedin. I am interested in any info that you have on Peter and Mary CURREEN and they family.
Which descendant are you through. I am through Elizabeth CURREEN who married George RANKIN. Elizabeth is my gg-grandmother.
I have located the ship that George and Isobella Rankin came to NZ. It was in 1874 on the Wild Deer.Arrival to Port Chalmers (Otago). Looking forward to any info that you have on the CURREEN and RANKIN. My email is
James Rankin married Mary Joass in 1805 Scotland they had 8 children (James, William, John, Jean, Barbara, Alexander, George, unknown)
James Rankin married Mary Laird.They had sibblings I only know of George. George born in 1838 in Danffshire Scotland. Married Isabella in 1868.
George Rankin married Isabella Chives Robertson. They had 9 children ( George, Mary, James, Sarah, Barbara, Charlie, Robert, Elizabeth, Unknown).
George Rankin born 1868 in Peterhead Scotland, married Elizabeth Curreen. They had 4 daughters ( Marion, Agatha, Grace, Faith).
Faith Rankin was my great grand mother. Any information on the above Rankin Family would be very much appreciated.
I am related to the Rankin family from Timaru and Apiti NZ. My grandmothers mother was Agnes Lavenor Rankin.
Agnes Lavenor Maud Rankin's parents were; George Rankin jnr and Elizabeth Therisa Curreen.
George Rankin jnr and Elizabeth Therisa Curreen known children were: Agnes Lavenor Maud Rankin, Mary Laird Rankin, Marion Rankin. I have never heard of Faith, Agatha or Grace before. Agnes married George Henry McDermid in Feilding, NZ in 1917.
George Rankin jnr parents were: George Rankin snr and Isabella Chives Robertson
George Rankin snr and Isabella Robertson known children are: George jnr, James, Barbara, Sarah, Elizabeth, Charles, Isabella and John.
George Rankin snr parents were: James Rankin and Mary Laird
Are James Rankin and Mary Joass the parents of the James Rankin who married Mary Laird?????
I have confirmation that Agatha Rankin is Agnus Lavinia Maud RANKIN. We have only known her as Agatha. Please could you e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I can forward you information. Looking forward in hearing from you
I am interest in what you say that George and Elizabeth Rankin had Agnes Lavenor Maud Rankin and Mary Laird Rankin, I was wondering if you have copies of their births or anything yo confirm this. I was told that Annie Agnus Lavina Cureen was the daughter of William and Mary Curreen. William and Mary had two set of twins,
The first set of twins - Ellen Maud Curreen born 13/01/1884 and Mary Ethel Curreen born 15/01/1884. Ellen and Mary were raised by Mary's parents.
The second set of twins - Annie Agnus Lavina Curreen born 06/11/1886 and William Curreen born 6/11/1886. Annie and William were raised by Peter and Mary Curreen and that Elizabeth Peter and Mary youngest daughter help raised them too.
I am interested in any other info/photos of the CURREEN and RANKIN that you may have. I am still trying to locate the year , the ship and the port of arrival that Peter and Mary and their children came to NZ, At the moment I have hit a brick wall.
I'm interested in the story of William and Mary CUREEN and their twins. My husband is a descendant of Mary Ethel CURREEN. I can't seem to find any records on the BDM site for NZ regarding the 2nd set of twins and was unaware of their existence. I think that Mary Curreen (nee Robertson) may have remarried in 1894 but I cannot find any further records for William. My mother -in-law says that her Grandmother Mary Ethel talked of her Father being a Professor of Music. I'm not sure if she was referring to William or possibly a step-father or even her Grandparent. What an interestingly confusing story!! I have pictures of Mary Ethel if you are interested.
Peter Curreen in civilian dress wearing his Indian campaign and long service medal.
George and Elizabeth Rankin with daughters Isobel and Agnes.
Wedding photo of George and Agnes McDermid in 1917.
Agnes in 1937
Your picture of Faith which is named by my grandmother as "Elizabeth Rankin born on voyage to NZ, to Peter and Mary Curreen" something wrong here it would seem???????
My grandmother wrote down alot of family information, she did mix up certain facts about her father and step-father and probably other points on family members. I will send you a copy of this on your email. I need to sort out my information as it is spread all over the place.