'Rathbone1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rathborne of Ballymore, Rathbone of Chester, Rathbone of Greenbank, Rathbone of Liverpool, Rathbone of Masefen, Rathborne of Scripplestown

BIFR1976 reports that the following John "came from northern shire of Wales, settled in Hundred of Macclesfield, E Cheshire".
John Rathbone of Masefen (a c1265)
1. William Rathbone of Masefen (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307)
  A. John Rathbone of Masefen (a 1316)
  i. Henry Rathbone of Masefen (a 1383)
  a. William Rathbone of Masefen (a 1401)
  (1) John Rathbone of Masefen (a temp Henry V who r. 1413-1422)
  (A) John Rathbone of Masefen (b 1390, a 1471)
  (i) Hugh Rathbone of Masefen (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509)
  (a) William Rathbone of Masefen (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509)
  ((1)) Richard Rathbone
  ((2)) John Rathbone or Rathborne, Sheriff then Mayor of Chester (a 1503, 1520)
  ((A)) William Rathbone (d 1542) - continued below
  (b) Isabel Rathbone
  m. David de Brow or Brower
  B. Philip Rathbone at Hampton (a 1316)



William Rathbone (d 1542) - continued above
1. Richard Rathbone, Sheriff of Chester (a 1582)
  A. Richard Rathbone or Rathborne, Sheriff then Mayor of Chester (a 1598)
  m. Anne Taylor (d 08.1604, dau of Joseph Taylor of Chester)
  i. Joseph Rathbone
  m. Anne Madden
  a. William Rathbone of Liverpool
BIFR1976 reports that William was ancestor of Rathbone of Greenbank. We presume that he was father of the following William who is the first mentioned by BLG1952 (Rathbone formerly of Greenbank) which provides the following.
  (1) William Rathbone of Gawsworth (b 1669, d 1739)
  (A) William Rathbone (b 1696, d 1746)
  (i) William Rathbone of Liverpool (b 1726, d 1789)
  (a) William Rathbone of Liverpool & Greenbank (Lancashire) (b 1757, d 11.02.1809)
  m. (17.08.1786) Hannah Mary Reynolds (d 06.1839, dau of Richard Reynolds of Bristol)
  ((1)) William Rathbone of Greenbank (b 17.06.1787, d 01.02.1868) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Greg (dau of Samuel Greg of Quarry Bank)
  ((2)) Richard Rathbone of Woodcote, Lancashire (b 02.12.1788, d 10.11.1860) had issue
  m. (08.04.1817) Hannah Mary Reynolds (d 26.03.1878, dau of Joseph Reynolds of Ketley, cousin)
  ((3)) Theodore Woolman Rathbone of Allerton Priory (b 04.08.1798, d 15.08.1863) had issue
  m. (08.05.1826) Lucy Pearson (d 19.04.1848, dau of Edward Pearson of Pickhill Hall by Lucy, sister of Sir Thomas Hesketh, 3rd (not 1st) Bart of Rufford Hall)
  ((4)) Benson Rathbone of Geldeston, Norfolk (b 26.08.1800, d unm 27.10.1834)
  ((5)) Hannah Mary Rathbone (d 1865)
  m. (01.1813) William Reynolds of Wyncote
  (b) Sarah Rathbone (d 1827)
  m. (1781) Robert Benson (d 1802)
(c)+ other issue (dsp)
  b. Richard Rathbone or Rathborne, Sheriff of Drogheda (b 1640, to Ireland)
  m. Mary Howard
  (1) Joseph Rathborne of Dublin (b 1679, d before 29.06.1738)
  m. Catherine Norman (dau of William Norman of Drogheda)
(A) Richard Rathborne of Ballymore, co. Galway (b 1703, Rev.)
  m. Mary Wilson (dau of Admiral Jonathon Wilson by Mary, dau/coheir of Henry Paschall of Great Beddow)
  (i) Richard Rathborne of Ballymore
  m. (1774) Bridget Firman (dau of Thomas Firman of Selby)
  (a) Richard Rathborne of Ballymore, Sheriff of co. Galway (b 1775, d 30.07.1854) had issue
  m1. Eliza Stoney (dau of James Johnston Stoney of Oakley Park)
  m2. (1825) Anna Maria Lambert (dau of Thomas Lambert of Castle Lambert)
  (b)+ other issue - William (d 1805), Ellen (d unm)
(ii) Wilson Rathborne (b 1748, d 1831, Rear Admiral RN)
  m. _ French (dau of John French of Loughrea)
  (a)+ issue (emigrated to NZ) - Anthony Blake (d 11.01.1885, had issue), Joseph, Richard
  (iii) Hester Rathborne (d 1798)
  m. (1779) John Croker (Surveyor General of Ireland)
  (B) William Rathborne of Dublin (d before 23.03.1779)
  m. (1735) Anne Billing (dau of Robert Billing)
(i) Joseph Rathborne
  m. (06.1774) Anne Madden (dau of Robert Madden)
  (ii) William Rathborne of Scripplestown, Sheriff of co. Dublin then co. Cavan (d 1810)
  m. (08.11.1784) Florence Elizabeth Anne Irvine (dau of Col. William Irvine of Castle Irvine)
  (a) William Rathborne of Scripplestown, Sheriff of co. Dublin then co. Cavan (d 24.09.1857) had issue
  m. Penelope Mary Bayly (d 1845, dau of Rev. Henry Bayly of Bayly Farm)
  (b) Henry Rathborne of Dunsinea, co. Dublin (d 01.07.1836) had issue
  m. Jane Bayly (d 17.07.1849, dau of Rev. Henry Bayly of Bayly Farm)
  (c) St. George Rathborne (dsp)
  m. (1818) Mary Martha Knipe (m2. Marcus Gale)
  (d) Sophia Mary Anne Rathborne (d 11.05.1850)
  m. (13.06.1803) Christopher John Nugent of Farren Connell
  (e) Florence Rathborne
  m. (1808) Robert Johnston of Oakfield
  (iii) Anne Rathborne
  m1. (1760) Mungo Camphell
  m2. _ Price (Colonel)
  (C) Joseph Rathborne (d unm)
  (D) Mary Rathborne
  m. Philip Crampton (Alderman of Dublin)
  (E) Catherine Rathborne
  m. John Fitzpatrick of Drumcondra
  (F) Dorothy Rathborne
  m. Francis Gladwell of Dublin
  (G) Alice Rathborne
  m. John Marsden of Dublin
  (2)+ other issue

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (Rathborne) with input as reported above
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