Elisabeth Rankin
(Abt 1780-)


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Morison Mitchell

Elisabeth Rankin 2

  • Born: Abt 1780 3
  • Marriage: Morison Mitchell on 23 Jul 1802 in Greenock Old or West, Renfrewshire 1

  General Notes:

Greenock, East, Middle and West
"GREENOCK, town and three parishes on Firth of Clyde, in north-west of Renfrewshire. ..... The parishes are East, Middle, and West; they are treated in many respects as one; and they contain Fort Matilda and a suburb of Port Glasgow. Their length along the coast is 43/4 miles; their greatest breadth nearly 3 miles; their area 6021 acres. ..... Pop. of the East, 21,6111; of the Middle, 6180; of the West, 40,627. ..... The shore is low and sandy; the immediate seaboard, or belt contiguous to the shore, is low and flat; the western section inward from that belt is Binnan's Hill, rising gradually to a high, bold, abrupt face overhanging Fort Matilda; the tract immediately south-west of the town is a fine hill-girt vale, traversed by road and railway toward Innerkip; the tract from that vale to the eastern boundary is a hill-group or hill-ridge with summits from 804 to 995 feet high; and the south-eastern section is high moorland, with sources of Gryfe river. Sandstone and trap rock are quarried."
[From The Gazetteer of Scotland, by Rev. John Wilson, 1882.]


Elisabeth married Morison Mitchell, son of Laurance Mitchell and Janet Younger, on 23 Jul 1802 in Greenock Old or West, Renfrewshire.1 (Morison Mitchell was born on 18 Jan 1779 4 and was christened on 22 Jan 1779 in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh.)


1 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, OPR Marriage. 1 23/07/1802 MITCHELL MORISON ELIZABETH RANKIN FR1142 M GREENOCK OLD OR WEST 564/03 0004 No Image

2 Scotland's People - Index, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Birth JM 1814. V tentative.

3 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 16/08/1792 RANKIN ELIZABETH JOHN RANKIN ELIZABETH MCLARDY FR536 F GREENOCK MIDDLE 564/01 0002
. 2 possibilities - all parent names appear in children.

4 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, OPR Birth. 22/01/1779 MITCHELL MORISON LAURANCE MITCHELL/JANET YOUNGER FR2633 M ST CUTHBERT'S EDINBURG 685/02 0009
. Only Mor* Mitchell 1740 to 1785 All Districts. If he was a carter he may have travelled to the west coast from Edinburgh.