Thomas Rayner

Birstall, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Rayner was born in 1662, in Birstall, Yorkshire, England, his father, Edward Reynar, was 21 and his mother, Mrs. Edward Reynar, was 22. He married Alice Stainthorpe on 12 August 1691, in Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters.

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Thomas Rayner
Alice Stainthorpe
Marriage: 12 August 1691
Martha Rayner
Joseph Raynor
Ester Rayner
Thomas Rayner
Alice Rayner
Sarah Rayner
Mary Rayner

Spouse & Children

12 August 1691
Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 26

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 58

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 90

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thos. Rayner in entry for Thos. Rayner, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Yorkshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records
  • West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812

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