Index Page for the ancestors of Dick Rainsbury

A great many English settlers in the Munster Plantation after 1584 seemed to come from Somerset and the south of England and the Cromwellian grantees of 1642 include Rainsboro while the version Rainsborough shows up in Griffiths Valuation

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Website last updated on 5/3/2020

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Paternal side

Richard Myles Rainsbury 1949- . . . Albert W Rainsbury 1915- 1984 . . Albert Patrick Rainsbury 1880-1962 . . Joseph Rainsbury ~1848-1905. . William Rainsbury ~1812 -1871

Other Rainsburys, some seemingly unrelated

Minnie Wolfe, wife of Albert Patrick Rainsbury, 1880-1959 . . . Abraham Jennings Wolfe 1840-1888 . . . Alleyn Wolfe 1796-1862 . John Wolfe . .17xx -1841 Richard Wolfe 1760-1811 . . Richard Wolfe 1730-1803 . . Richard Wolfe 1690-1736

Children of Albert Patrick Rainsbury & Minnie Wolfe

Elizabeth Jane Sporle, wife of Joseph Rainsbury, 1849- 1907 . . Cornelius Sporle 1810- 1879 . . . Catherine Sporle

Children of Joseph Rainsbury & Elizabeth Jane Sporle

Mary Mahony, wife of Abraham J Wolfe, 1844-1914 . . . Edward D Mahony 18xx-<1855 .

Jane Jennings, wife of Alleyn Wolfe, 1803-1870 . . Barnabas Jennings 1749-1812 . .William Jennings 1695-1798 . . John Jennings 1667

Mary Anne Rose, wife of Cornelius Sporle, ~1810 - 1885 . . . William Rose 1780- >1841

Rebecca Duck, wife of Edward Mahony, 1813-1903 . . Thomas Duck ~1776-18xx

Mary Welply McCarthy Mor, wife of William Rose,

An interesting fact: there is a hamlet named Rainsbury in Somerset, near Upton,half a mile south-east of the old churchyard. The surname Rainsbury is thought to have originated from there

Fanchart up to date as of 10/7/2017 - impossible to alter now that it is Clickable! .

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Correction: Richard Myles Rainsbury - sorry!!

George Myles 1863-1949; Jane Pinkerton ~1863-1954; Mary Waugh ~1858-1923; William Lyons 1810-1887; his wife Jane ? ~1818-1901; father Alexander Lyons 177> -183? ; William Pinkerton 1813-1903; his wife Jane Honeyford 1811-1898;

Maternal Side

Evangeline Jane Lyons , wife of Albert W Rainsbury, 1920-2009. . . James Lyons dentist 1887- 1983 . . . Richard Lyons draper ~1844- 1918 . . William Lyons merchant & farmer, 1810-1887 , , Alexander Lyons 177? - 183?

How William Lyons is related/connected to Henry & John Lyons, drapers of Sligo

Children of William & Jane Lyons & facts about Isabella Teele

James Lyons 1821-1884

Catherine Arnold Myles, wife of James Lyons , 1891-1979 . . . George Myles 1863- 1949 . . John Myles ~1820- 1891 . .James Myles 1793-1847

John W Myles 1889

Mary Waugh, wife of Richard Lyons, ~1858- 1923. . . James Waugh reporter 1829-1876 . .Thomas Waugh

Jane Unknown, wife of William Lyons ~1818-1901

Jane Pinkerton, wife of George Myles, ~1863- 1954. . . James Pinkerton 1833-1927 . . . William Pinkerton 1813-1903

Margaret Duncan, wife of John Myles, 1819- . . . John Duncan

Alison Gray, wife of James Myles, 1796-1868

Sarah Jones, wife of James Waugh, 1826-1883 . . George Jones

Catherine Arnold, wife of James Pinkerton, 1831-1923 . . Robert Arnold

Jane Honeyford wife of William Pinkerton 1811-1898

 

Genealogy for friends

 

Katherine Rainsbury has an Ancestry tree- contacted her 18/5/2017. Suspected she was descended from one of Dick's brothers, but she is actually Kathy, JamieĀ“s wife!.

Also in email contact with a ggrandaughter of Joseph Rainsbury, descended through William C Rainsbury 1867 - Helen Spencer : mrs@timothyspencer.com

The first Rainsbury we can trace is William Rainsbury, 1812-1871, a shopkeeper and the canteen keeper on Haulbowline Island, off Queenstown, Cork. But we do not know where he came from, who his parents were: we do think he had children Robert William, Antony & maybe Margaret as well as Joseph. His wife was maybe one Bridget Molloy, of whom we know nothing other than she lived until at least 1875, having a license . Son Joseph ~1845-1905, was a Wine and Spirit merchant, shopkeeper & Canteen Keeper on Haulbowline Island 1875-1890, then a church clerk but seemingly unemployed by 1901C in Drinane Street, Cork, and then moving to Sheffield - with his wife and younger children- dying in the WorkHouse there in 1905

From David Bateman- February 2018

1. 18 Jan 1883 Margaret Florence Rainsbuoy died aged 1 year and 8 months. The civil records are full of transcription errors like this. Also there is a big tribe of Rainsberrys who sometimes are recorded as Rainsburys.

2. 11 Mar 1886 Mary Grace Rainsbury died 5 hours after birth.

3. Atony Rainsbery is hiding in the 1901 Census. There seems no way to prove this Catholic family is linked to Dick's but it is possible. They are in Cork City not Queenstown (Cobh) which is about 20 miles distant. Note that all Irish civil records from 1845 to 1864 refer to Church of Ireland affiliation only.

A great many English settlers in the Munster Plantation after 1584 seemed to come from Somerset and the south of England and the Cromwellian grantees of 1642 include Rainsboro while the version Rainsborough shows up in Griffiths Valuation. The destruction of our early census records (by bureaucratic bungle) and of many Church of Ireland records in the 1922 civil war and the failure to put the surviving records online make research before 1845 rather difficult.