Here's the descent: James Matthew Rankin, born in Tyrone, County Galway, somehow got to Jamaica. There he married Rachel Maria and had a number of children, one of which was christened at St Thomas…Continue
"Turns out, this is not correct. John Rankin (1699, Glasgow) married Margaret Tailyefeir (1707, also Glasgow/Lanark) emigrated to Jamaica. Thereafter: his offspring John Rankin (1742) married Rachel Maria Mckenzie and they begat John…"