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FRANCES GUILFORD (b. 28 May 1871, Pipitea Point, Moore Street, Wellington
to parents John Sydney and Frances (Fanny) nee McCafferty; d: 11 Dec 1959,
Manly Vale, Sydney).
She mar in 1885 to (1) JAMES CALDWELL
BATEMAN RANKIN, son of ALEXANDER RANKIN and ANNA POWICK. James
was b: 29 Oct 1861 in Wairau Valley, Marlborough, (he mar: (1) 1881
to Elizabeth Macgregor Bruce at Marlborough and they had 2 sons -
Donald James Rankin (b: 1884; d Melbourne, Victoria, Aus) and Oswald Bruce
Rankin (1882 Marlborough) (This site states James was with Tangopo Tehaupa Matire, Ngapua and had 2
sons b: 1893 and 1896???) James d 27 Sep 1924 in
Walwa, Victoria Australia.) It is difficult to verify any of this research
- can you help?
Children of ROSANNA GUILFORD and JAMES
i. CYRIL ROY* RANKIN (b. Dec
1892, Rotorua; Occ: Engineer; WW1 Service No:
4128; on enlistment lived 16 Undercliffe Street,
Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales; Rank Private; Place of
Enlistment: Liverpool, NSW, Australia; Sergeant; Unit: 17th Field
Co. Australian Engineers; Army Award Distinguished Conduct
Medal; 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during
rescue operations near Anzac on 29th October, 1915, when he twice
descended a mine shaft which was foul with gas fumes. He inspected
each branch down the shaft, and was only just able to reach the
mouth of the tunnel again.';Digitised record he d. 21 Apr 1922, Orange, NSW.) Wife,
Mrs Minnie Elma Rankin, 16 Undercliffe Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney,
New South Wales. notes: Returned to Australia 25 Feb. 1919;
Residence 1930: Calare, NSW; d: 1933.
MAN'S TRAGIC MISTAKE, ORANGE, Friday. Cyril
Roy Rankin, 43, married, occupying a house in Dalton-street by himself during the temporary absence of his wife, was discovered in a serious condition in the backyard of the premises yesterday morning by a
neighbour. Nearby was a bottle containing white crystals. Rankin said he had taken them thinking they were epsom salts, but he faintly remarked: "I think it has got me." He then collapsed, and died soon after.)
Their son: CYRIL ALFRED RANKIN (b: 1914; d
ii. FLORENCE (FLORRIE) MARY
GUILFORD (b. 01 May 1894, Wangaiti to Florrie and James Caldwell) mar.
ARTHUR WALLACE LAWRENCE GUILFORD.
Observer: 21 Dec 1918: At
Brisbane recently Florence Mary Guilford petitioned for the
dissolution of her marriage with Arthur Wallace Lawrence Guilford,
known on the stage as Carlton Max. Petitioner gave evidence that
Carlton Max. preferred one Nina Bickerton saying that he loved her and
intended to remain with her. There were six children of the marriage,
their ages ranging from 22 to 11 years. Corespondent deserted her in
1915. Sir Pope Cooper granted a decree nisi, with costs against the
iii. FRANCES MAY (MAISIE) JOY
RANKIN ( b. 01 May 1894, Whangaroa, Northland; d. 1967, Sydney,
NSW) mar. JOHN KNOWLES JOY (b. 09 Jun 1883, Melbourne, Victoria; Occup:
a trader In motor tyres; d. 1942, Granville, Sydney,
iv EILEEN FRANCES MARGARITA RANKIN b: 6 Feb 1899 Sydney
mar: \\ Powell
Rosanna mar: on 11 Oct 1897 in Sydney,
Australia to (2) JOHN MARTIN (He was b: Abt. 1873 in Scotland;
Occ: Ships Officer
Children of ROSANNA GUILFORD and JOHN
MARTIN are: ??
She mar: 1937 at
Sydney to (3) ARTHUR ADAMS in Glebe, Sydney, NSW. (He was b: 27 Mar
1870 in Cowra, NSW, Australia, son of James and Jane Adams; he d: 19 Mar
1948 in Manly, NSW.) Children of this
marriage to Arthur Adams were variously registered as Guilford, Martin and
Children of ROSANNA GUILFORD and ARTHUR
I. EILEEN FRANCES MARGHERITA
ADAMS, b. 06 Feb 1899; mar. POWELL.
ii. FRANCES E ADAMS, b.
iii. MARGARET (Marie) R ADAMS, b.
iv. Christine ROSE (Rosie) ADAMS, b.
v. GLADYS KATHLEEN ADAMS, b.
vi. ARTHUR WILLIAM GREGORY ADAMS, b. 22
vii. AUSTIN JOSEPH ADAMS (b. 1913, d:
viii. MARJORIE JEAN ADAMS, (b. 1915. d:
Mar 1972 Applecross, Perth, Crem Freemantle) mar: STANLEY JOSEPH MARTIN
MERRICK (b: 2 Jan 1920 Sydney to parents George James Redman Merrick and
mother Mary Eliza Mineham; d: 2 Jul 1978 Perth) They had 2