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Cambridgeshire / Re: ELSWORTH families in America
« on: Sunday 07 August 16 11:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi all

I just read all this again with interest. It seems that no progress has been forthcoming since our initial debate. However, the Cambridgeshire Family History Society has a 'Supersearch' facility on its website, so I entered Josiah Elsworth/Ellsworth with and without dates and came up with: The Search has found no records which match your search criteria. Surprise, surprise!

Best wishes


Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Re: STILES family
« on: Sunday 31 July 16 22:53 BST (UK)  »

I can't subtract! His birthdate should be 1752. The 1804 one is a cousin (I think!)

Thanks for pointing it out


Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / STILES family
« on: Sunday 31 July 16 22:08 BST (UK)  »

Please could sks look up a baptism for John Stiles in 1805. I'm pretty sure he came from the Isle of Wight, but he may also have been born in Portsmouth. He went on to become Rear Admiral John Stiles and died in 1830. He left an estate in Wooton Bridge in the parish of Arreton, which was left to him by his father, and 2 freehold farms and an oasthouse in Newchurch IOW. He requested to be buried wherever he died, either at Southampton (which happened,) or at Wooton IOW. I also have a will for John Stiles of Arreton in 1803, leaving freehold messuages etc, (unnamed or located,) to his son John, which may be a connection.

He had cousins George Stiles and Carter Stiles of Bristol, and Charles Roe

Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated.




I'm looking for a baptism for John Stiles on IOW, possibly Arreton, in 1738. Help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks


Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Titchfield baptism
« on: Friday 06 November 15 08:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Neil

It's useful to have James's date of death. As far as Elizabeth is concerned I shall have to cover more parishes in Sussex to find her baptism. Sussex list, here I come!


Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Titchfield baptism
« on: Thursday 05 November 15 20:01 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all

Could sks please have a look at Titchfield baptisms for ELIZABETH FRIAR BURTON born June qtr 1849 to James and Mary Burton. James was a commissioned boatman (Coastguard,) living at 18 Hillhead, Titchfield by 1851. He had been at the Lancing Station up to 1848 certainly, and Elizabeth Friar was probably born there, but there is no baptism for her at either Lancing or East Preston CofE churches. The family might have been 'chapel', but I shall have to work on a process of elimination. Any help greatly appreciated.



The Common Room / Re: My dead end - Maria Ellington
« on: Monday 24 November 14 18:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there

Just picked up this thread. How did you get on with your Ellington problem? Did you find out where Leonard Ellington arrived from? There were Ellingtons at West Row back into the 18th century and they used to be Friends (Quakers,) but are very hard to tie together.


Cork / Re: Raynes of Cork
« on: Tuesday 14 October 14 21:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi again

I  am David Phillips cousin!  David died in 1997 and I have all his notes and have been trying to piece together the rest of the tree at intervals ever since. I also corresponded with a gent called Michael Raines for a while, and he passed on a lot of information. I think you have confirmed my suspicions that the Raynes of Youghal and the Raines of Cork City are two separate families, with different origins. Whether Arundell is the progenitor of the Raines is, I think, likely because we almost have a direct line of succession, but quite how the Raynes fit in, especially in view of your observation about religious allegiances, is another question. Another interesting sideline to the Raines is their intimate relationships with the Wrixon family who hailed from the Glenfield Ballygiblin Blossomfort Mallow area as well.

All good fun!


Cork / Re: Raynes of Cork
« on: Tuesday 14 October 14 17:26 BST (UK)  »
Hi all

This is a long running saga with some missing connections especially around the turn of the 19th century, and in the early 18th century. Although the spelling of the name does seem to vary between generations and places, I would have thought that it should have become fairly standardised in whichever form it occurs by the early 1800s. In other words whilst it is common to find Raynes, Raines, Rains in the 18th century they seem to become different families by 1830ish. (Note also that the Somerset family also uses Reynes.) Julius Augustus Robert Raines father was Joseph Robert, and his father was Joseph Lawrence Robert 1752 - 1789 who is my 4x great grandfather, based in Cork City. From there back to John Raines and Arundell is more difficult. The implied connection is the  Charleville/ Mallow one, and I think that that connection is fairly safe, albeit that I have not been able to find church or other records to fill in the intervening one or two generations. The John son of Arundell seems to have shuffled off this mortal coil in 1734, and his wife in 1752, having only been married for 3 years (1730). The lines of descent from that source are therefore probably limited to one or two children of that couple. JLR Raines father was John Raynes I believe who may have been the cabinet maker of Cork City who died in 1756. However if he had JLR at around 25-30 he would have a birthdate around 1722-7, if he had JLR at around 20 years old this would fit the John who married in 1730 and died in 1734. There were apparently more Johns which makes it even more confusing, and the following note simply adds to the confusion. Or does it?
[Source: "Gravestone Inscriptions of St Peter, Cork" by R. Henshion. Jnl of Cork Hist. & Arch. Soc Vol xciii No 252 Jan-Dec 1988.]
page 123 note:
"John and Joseph Rains were Timber Merchants in Clarkes Marsh in 1787. The Rains family is widely documented through the 18th Century commencing with John Raynes, Sherriff of Cork in 1694 and proceeding to Henry 1832-77, one time master of the Cork Steamship Coy's 'Dodo' and later Harbour Master of Cork. Among Rains buried in St Peter's are: Jonathon 1746, William 1760, John 1762, John 1767, William Robert 1817. John 14/7/1756 "the Paul Street Cabinet Maker whose death was reported in the Cork Journal the following day."

Do the Registers of St Peters exist?

All the best


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