Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Thomas Rany (Ranny or Ranney)

Thomas Rany
born 1616 in Montrose, Scotland
died 1713 in Middletown, Connecticut

Married to Mary Hubbard in 1659
daughter of "Middletown George" Hubbard and Elizabeth Watts

"Thomas Ranney was admitted an inhabitant of Middletown and granted a home there, February 9, 1658, next to that of Thomas Hopewell; who lived on the corner of Main and Church Streets.  In 1663 he had located to what is now Cromwell Ct.; he frequently held town offices."
    Source:  The Hamlin Family, A Genealogy of Capt. Giles Hamlin of Middletown, Connecticut, 1654-1900 by Hon. H. Franklin Andrews, 1900.

Thomas is the first Ranney of my direct line to come to the United States.  According to the book, "A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A." by Donald Whyte, page 366, Thomas came to the New World in about 1657.

He is my 9th Great Grandfather.


  1. He is my 9th Great Grandfather also.

  2. Cindy, that's great! I would love to compare notes with you!

  3. He is my 9th great grandfather as well.

  4. He is my 9th great grandfather as well.