Esther Ann Rayner

about March 1858–
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Esther Ann

When Esther Ann Rayner was born about March 1858, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, her father, John Rayner, was 27 and her mother, Elisabeth Cluderay, was 31. She married John Lee Dodd on 22 May 1881, in Chadderton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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John Lee Dodd
Esther Ann Rayner
Marriage: 22 May 1881
Joseph Dodd
Florence Dodd
James Dodd
Emily Dodd
Sarah Elizabeth Dodd
May Dodd
Ada Dodd
John Dodd
George Dodd

Spouse and Children

22 May 1881
Chadderton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Joseph Dodd




    Sarah Elizabeth Dodd


    May Dodd


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 1

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Age 26

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 43

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Rainer, composed of the Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hari, heri ‘army’2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from an inflected form of German rein or central Yiddish rayn ‘pure’.3 Probably also an altered spelling of German Reiner .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Esther A Rayner in household of John Rayner, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Ester Ann Dodd in household of John Lee Dodd, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Esther Ann Dodd in entry for John Dodd, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984"

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