collection Acc2716 - Rankin, Morrison family fonds

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Rankin, Morrison family fonds

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CA PCA Acc2716

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  • 1821-1918 (Production)
    Morrison (Family)
  • 1821-1918 (Production)
    Rankin (Family)

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.013 m of textual records

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Morrison (Family)

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Hector Morrison of Morvern, married Marion McLean of Ardnacross, both of the Isle of Mull, Scotland. They had eleven children, ten of whom were born in Scotland. In 1806, Hector and Marion emigrated to PEI and settled in Flat River. Neil Morrison from the Isle of Mull, whose Morrison family members on PEI corresponded with, was probably Hector's brother who remained on Mull and never married. This Morrison family was related to the Rankin family through the marriage of Coun Douly Rankin to Flora Morrison.

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Rankin (Family)

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Neil Rankin of the Isle of Coll, Scotland, married Catherine MacLean and became the resident piper at Breachacha Castle. He and Catherine had six children, including Coundulli (later spelt Coun Douly). Born ca. 1774 at Breachacha Castle, Isle of Coll, C. D. Rankin, as he was often known, married twice, first to Flora Morrison (d. 1814) in 1804 in Coll (the couple had five children) and later to Margaret McLaine in 1818 in the Isle of Mull, Scotland (the couple had seven children). C. D. Rankin first came to Prince Edward Island in 1806, and over the course of his life lived in Charlottetown, Belfast, and Point Prim. C. D. was a member of the Legislative Council from 1806 to 1810, as well as a sheriff and militia commander. C. D. Rankin died on the 4 February 1852, in Charlottetown. C. D. Rankin's oldest son, George H., was born ca. 1806. He married Jane Hancock in 1840, and died on the 17 November 1858 in Tanton, Nova Scotia.

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This fonds consists of eight letters written between members of the Rankin and Morrison families of Scotland and PEI. Neil, Coun Douly, and George are the three generations of Rankin family whose correspondence is documented in this fonds. Roderick Morrison, whose correspondence is also included in this fonds, was the tenth child of Hector and Marion. The correspondence relays information about immigrating to PEI, as well as information about friends and family members of the Rankin and Morrison clans. Letters from A.A. Bartlett, brother-in-law of C. D. Rankin, to Cowe Morrison in Mull, inquire about family members and reminisces about a visit to the Morrison family on the Isle of Mull. A newspaper clipping from the "Prince Edward Island Times" dated the 23 April 1836, contains information communicated by the government of the day to the residents of PEI, in which C. D. Rankin is frequently mentioned.

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For additional information on C. D. Rankin see:
Acc2524/20; Acc2541/68; Acc2825/51-52, 306, 312; Acc2849/96; Acc3002/7a-b; Acc3466/HF.81.150/Items 305, 338.

"Coun Douly (Condulli) Rankin" article, Dictionary of Canadian Biography ( ; accessed October 2018)

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