Sarah Rayner

1705–1785 (Age 80)
Little Gomersal, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Rayner was born in 1705, in Little Gomersal, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Rayner, was 43 and her mother, Alice Stainthorpe, was 41. She married William Barrows on 21 May 1727, in Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in June 1785, in Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 80, and was buried in Palgrave, Suffolk, England.

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Sarah Rayner
William Barrows
Marriage: 21 May 1727
Mary Barrans
John Barrans
Mary Barrows
Sarah Barrows
William Barrows

Spouse & Children

21 May 1727
Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Female1728–1763Female

  • Male1731–Male

  • Mary Barrows


  • Sarah Barrows


  • William Barrows


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World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 15

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 47

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.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 49

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

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)

  • Sarah in entry for Mary Barrows, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Sarah Rayner, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

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