Felicia Raynor

Brief Life History of Felicia

When Felicia Raynor was born on 4 May 1814, in Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Raynor, was 31 and her mother, Mary Rowland, was 32. She married Francis Astle on 21 March 1836, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 18 January 1884, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Astle
Felicia Raynor
Marriage: 21 March 1836
George Astle
Mary Astle
James Astle
James William Astle
Joseph Charles Astle Sr.
John Astle
Francis Thomas Astle

Sources (19)

  • 1851 - Philicia Astle in household of Francis Astle, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • 1814 - Felicia Raynor, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • 1836 - Felicia Raynor, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

English: of Norman origin, from the Old French personal name Rainer, Reiner, Renier (ancient Germanic Raginhari, from ragin ‘counsel’ + hari, heri ‘army’). The surname was later much confused with Reynold and Renard .

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

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Story Highlight

Life Story of Francis Astle, written by his granddaughter, Sarah Astle Call

Francis was the son of James Spannons Astle and Rachel King. He was born 2 February 1810 at Diesworth, Leicestershire, England. His wife, Felicia Raynor, was born at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England …

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