Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Benjamin Rankins

Male Abt 1720 - 1787  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Rankins 
    Born Abt 1720  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1787  Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27644  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father Robert Rankins,   b. Abt 1680, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1747, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Rozier,   b. Abt 1683, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1747, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1710  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith MNU Rankins,   d. Aft 1787, Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Rankins,   b. Abt 1764,   d. Abt 1788, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Rankins,   b. Abt 1766, Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1787, Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F18273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Shenandoah Families - Helm
      Author: Bessie Taul Conkwright
      1936
      === Research note from Robin Rankin Willis
      5 May 1765: DB 11: 12-13; Benjamin Rankin
      Lease/release, John Hardin of Hampshire Co. to John Carlyle, John Dalton and Wm Raysay of Town of Alexandria, tract on the Shenandoah River below the mouth of Spout Run where the Bloomery is, adj George Johnston, John Smith, Silliam Westell's old line. Witnesses Hugh Stephenson, Benja. Rankins, Wm Carlyle, Simon Doyle, Wm Little

      3 Jun 1766: DB 11: 162: Benjamin Rankin
      Lease and release from George Johnston of Fairfax (wife Sarah) to Benjamin Rankin of Frederick, 170A on the Shennandoah River, part of larger tract bought by grantor and John Hardin from Mr. Vestell. SIX witnesses

      7 May 1767: OB 13: 382: Benjamin Rankin
      Benjamine Rankin appointed Overseer of the road from Bullskin to the Bloomery, tithables three miles on eash side to work under him.

      5-6 Aug 1770: DB 13: 366-67: Benjamin Rankin
      L&R, William Davis to Benjamin Rankin, both of Frederick, 200A adj John Washington Esq, George William Fairfax. William and wife Ann Davis sign release.
      See also L&R of 2 May 1771, William Davis and wife Ann Davis to Benjamin Rankin, 100A on drains of Evets Run. DB 13: 457-458

      13 Aug 1792: Film # 31,379, DB 22: 303; Benjamin Rankin, Moses Rankin, George Rankin
      Rev. Denny Fairfax AKA Martin of Leeds Castle, Kent Co., etc., to Benjamin Rankin of Loudoun Co., VA, lease for life of Benjamin Rankin and his brothers Moses Rankin and Robert Rankin. Land No. 366 in Frederick adj George Bell, 58A. Witnesses William Marders, George Bell, George Rankin. King George Rankins?
      ===
      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960 [John Frederick Dorman]
      1776-1796 Berkeley County, Va Guardian Bonds
      Judith (X) Rankin, gdn. of Mary Rankin, orphan of Benjamin Rankin. 17 Jan. 1787. For £2000. Sec. James
      Crane, William Helm.

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