Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameMary Givan , GGGG Aunt, F
Birthca 1801101
Deathbef 1881101
FatherWilliam Givan Sr. , M (ca1769-1828)
MotherOlivia Unknown , F (1764-1838)
Spouses
Birth1801, Ireland12
Death26 Aug 1862, Nova Scotia32
BurialCovenanter Church Cemetery, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
Memo listed on his uncle William Given’s stone
FatherUnknown Rankin , M
MotherMargaret Givan , F (1767-1845)
ChildrenMargaret Ann , F (1833-1876)
 Olivia , F (1838-1859)
 Eliza Jane (Died as Child), F (1841-1846)
 Mary Sophia , F (ca1845-)
 William , M
Notes for Mary Givan
The spousal link to Hugh is confirmed on Deeds of sale on which they are named when they were selling off her brother William’s land.
It now appears likely (although not absolutely verified) that Hugh Blackburn Rankin was her 1st cousin.
She outlived both her husband who died in 1862 and her daughter Margaret Ann who died in 1876.
Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) Church of Cornwallis minutes report on Sept. 19, 1871:
“Mrs. Mary Rankin, Widow of the late Hugh Blackburn Rankin, applied for admission to the fellowship of the R.P. Church under the inspiration of this Session and after examination was received.”54 This was the church at Grafton near Harbourville. By this point her brother John and his wife Fanny had died (1865 and 1870 respectively) but her nephews Alex and James were still in Harbourville.
Mary Rankin, widow, is listed in the 1871 Census in Harbourville living with two other Rankins, Samuel aged 65 and Sophia aged 26 (her brother-in-law and daughter). Mary is listed as age 70 thus suggesting a birth year of 1801.101 She’s listed again in the 1871 census in Centreville with her son-in-law John Leander Bill’s family this time age 72! She must have travelled around a bit that year while the census was going on. She’s not listed in the 1881 census so she must have died before then.
It’s not known where she is buried as there is no stone for her in the Grafton or Grand Pre Covenanter cemeteries but it is likely she would have been buried beside her husband in the Grand Pre Covenanter plot and there is a fairly large unmarked area beside his grave.
Last Modified 23 Oct 2004Created 18 Feb 2019 using Reunion for Macintosh