Dear Elaine, I managed to see some clippings that my father had kept of his greatgrandfather, but their was no mention of a George Rathbone or a Emily. they showed a picture of a Mrs Rathbone (no first name given)in the newspaper article and they mentioned my g.g.grandfather who owned land with the Zulu cheifs in Natal and introduced sugar cane and paw-paws into the region. My father mentioned that all the South African Rathbones are related but not to others around the globe, but I do know for a fact that they do come from England, they did not say where from or when. I am sorry to dissapoint you Elaine, if I come across anything else regarding the Rathbone, I will contact you. I am going to be writting to my grandmother who was married to a Rathbone, maybe she will be able to enlighten me on the subject.