'Raynsford1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Raynsford of Brixworth Hall, Raynsford (Raynesford or Rainsford) of Great Tew, Raynsford of Staverton

John Rainsford of Rainsford Hall, Lancashire (d c1500?)
1. Henry Rainsford or Raynford of Great Tew
  m. Elizabeth Wilcotts (dau/coheir of John Wilcotts of Great Tew)
  A. William Rainsford or Raynford of Tew, Sheriff of Berkshire & Oxfordshire (d 1487)
  BLG1952 shows William's wife Alice as daughter of William Anne of North Aston. Visitation, supported by the Anne records, show her as sister of that William and daughter of John Anne.
  m. Alice (Agnes) Anne (d 1488, dau of John Anne of North Aston)
  i. John Rainsford or Raynford of Great Tew (Tew Magna) (d by 1555)
  m. (1542?) Alice Danvers (dau of William Danvers of Cothorpe)
  a. Sir William Rainsford or Raynford of Great Tew
  m. Jane Osbaldeston (dau of John Osbaldeston of Chaldington)
(1) Hercules Rainsford or Raynford of Great Tew (a 1574)
  m. Dorothy Andrews (dau of Richard Andrews of Yardington or Harsfeilde)
  (A) Edward Rainsford or Raynford
  m. Dorothy Lea (dau of Robert Lea)
  (i)+ issue (a 1634?) - Henry, William, Dorothy
  (2) Juliana Rainsford
  m. John Beaufoe of Edmonscott
  (3) Dorothy Rainsford
  m1. John Danvers of Culworth (d 04.08.1556)
  m2. Sir Thomas Benger of Melton (dsp)
  b. John Rainsford
  m. Katheryn Mondey
  (1) Egidius (Giles) Rainsford
  (A)+ issue - Ambrosus (dsp), Edward
  (2) Jane Rainsford
  m. Walter Cowper of Berkshire
  (3) Anna Rainsford
  m. _ Stewkley of Bedfordshire
(4) Alice Rainsford
  m. Christopher Bradburge of Thacham
  (5)+ other issue - Thomas, Edward
  c. George Raynsford or Raynford
  m. Katherine Taverner of Theydon Garnon, Essex
  (1) Richard Raynsford of Gyles (Epping, Essex), later of Drayton (Northamptonshire) (d 14.02.1603-4)
  m. Anne Meade (dau of Thomas Meade of Bredon)
  (A) Robert Raynsford of Staverton (b 1583, d 15.04.1629) - continued below
  m1. Gregoria Pope (dau of John Pope of Wroxton, sister of 1st Earl of Downe)
  m2. (14.12.1602) Mary Kirton (dau of Thomas Kirton of Thorpe Mandeville)
  (B)+ other issue (dsp) - George, John
(2)+ other issue (dsp) - Hercules, John, Henry
  d. Margaret Rainsford
  m. Thomas Holloway of Oxfordshire
  e. Anne Rainsford
  m. Thomas Langston of Charkham or Thacham
  f. Mary Rainsford
  m. Francis Grevill of Charlton Kings (King's Charlton)
  g. Joan Rainsford possibly of this generation
  m. Francis Fowke of Gunston (d 1575)
  ii. William Rainsford or Ransford of Clifford Chambers Manor, Gloucestershire (d by 1543)
  m. Joan Brooke or Broke (d after 1542)
iii. Henry Rainsford (dsp)
  iv. Elizabeth Rainsford
  m1. Richard Belcher
  m2. George Agard of Broughton (d 1523)
  B. John Rainsford or Rainford ancestor of Rainsford of Knightwick & Suckley
2. Humphrey Rainsford or Raynford
  BLG1952 shows Humphrey as father of Sir John (dsp) and Julian, wife of Sir William Walgrave (who d 02.05.1554). Visitation (Oxfordshire) shows an unnamed son of Humphrey (Humfridus) as father of Sir John (dsp) and Elizabeth who married William Walgrave. Noting that Visitation (Essex) shows Sir William Walgrave's wife as Julian, dau of Sir John Rainesford, we presume to show the following:
  A. Sir John Rainesford
  i. Sir John Rainesford (dsp)
  ii. Julian (probably not Elizabeth) Rainesford
  m. Sir William Walgrave (d 02.05.1554)



Robert Raynsford of Staverton (b 1583, d 15.04.1629) - continued above
m1. Gregoria or Georgia Pope (dau of John Pope of Wroxton, sister of 1st Earl of Downe)
1. Mary Raynsford
  m. (03.03.1613-4) John Phipps of Sheperinge
2.+ other issue - George (dsp), Joane
m2. (14.12.1602) Mary Kirton (dau of Thomas Kirton of Thorpe Mandeville)
4. Sir Richard Raynsford of Dallington, Lord Chief Justice (b 1605, d 17.02.1680)
  m. (30.05.1637) Catherine Clarke (d 01.06.1698, dau of Rev. Samuel Clarke of St. Peter's, Northampton)
  A. daughter probably of this generation
  m. John Brompton of Whitton
  i. Rebecca Brompton (coheir)
  m. (1730) John Garth of Devizes (b 1701, d 24.12.1764, MP)
B.+ 3 sons and 4 daughters
5. John Raynsford of Staverton & Coventry (b 1606, bur 28.05.1634)
  m. (10.09.1629) Rachel Whalley (dau of William Whalley of Norton)
  A. Robert Raynsford of London (d 03.02.1691)
  i. John Raynsford of Quorndon, Leicestershire (b 1675, d 1711)
  m. Jane Nicolls (bur 17.12.1736, dau of Sir Edward Nicolls, 2nd Bart of Hardwick, m2. William Kemsey)
  a. Francis Raynsford of Brixworth Hall, Northamptonshire (b 13.09.1695, d 24.02.1727-8)
  m. (29.05.1722) Hester Isham (bpt 05.08.1695, d 14.11.1763, dau of Sir Justinian Isham, 4th Bart)
  (1) John Raynsford, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b 23.03.1723, d 04.09.1746)
  m. Elizabeth Dolben (d 14.02.1810, dau of Rev. John Dolben, 2nd Bart of Finedon)
  (A) Elizabeth Raynsford (b 30.11.1745, d 16.04.1751)
  (2) Justinian Raynsford of Brixworth Hall (b 21.10.1724, d 17.06.1777)
  m. (03.03.1755) Elizabeth Hill (bur 28.04.1787, dau of George Hill of Furneaux Pelham)
  (A) Nicolls Raynsford of Brixworth Hall (b 18.12.1755, d 1809)
  m. (05.02.1781) Mary Souter of Beaconsfield (d 1812)
  (i) Edward James Raynsford of Brixworth Hall (b 22.10.1788, d 07.05.1842, Brigadier) had issue
  m. (1829) Eliza Ann Maidman (d 31.03.1892, dau of George Maidman of Fareham)
  (ii) Emma Maria Raynsford (b 13.07.1793)
  m. David Grant
  (iii) Louisa Raynsford (bpt 15.05.1794)
  m1. _ Locke
  m2. Fred Alston
  (iv) Mary Ann Raynsford (bpt 04.09.1795)
m. Charles Dupre Russell
  (v)+ other issue - Edward John (b 03.11.1785, d 26.08.1786), Edward Montague (b 21.08.1787, dsp), George Charles (b 04.12.1789), daughter (b 04.04.1797)
  (B) Charles Justinian Raynsford (b 11.09.1757, d 17.08.1805, rector of Hardwick & Alford)
  m. Ann Vincent (d 29.11.1838, dau of Francis Vincent of Weddington Hall)
  (C) Elizabeth Raynsford (b 24.10.1756)
  m. Thomas Alston of Wotton
  (D) Jane Raynsford (b 1759, dsp 31.01.1802)
  m. (04.05.1781) John Freke Willes of Astrop
  (E)+ other issue - Francis (b 1760, bur 01.07.1782), John (bpt 10.08.1763, d 1764), Hester (bpt 19.10.1758, bur 15.11.1758), Hester (b/d 1762), Charlotte (b 18.11.1766)
(3) Francis Raynsford (b 06.10.1725, rector of Bugbrooke)
  m. Catherine Maria Gillman (d 21.04.1777, dau of Rev. John Gillman of Crick)
  (4)+ other issue - Henry (bur 03.07.1731), Hster (b 08.12.1726, bur 31.12.1726)
  b.+ other issue - John (bur 10.07.1698), Richard (bur 09.05.1701), Susanna (d 1699)
  B. John Raynsford (bpt 10.08.1634)
  C. Mary Raynsford (bpt 23.01.1630-1)
  m. Edward Stephens of Cherrington
6. Elizabeth Raynsford
  m. (30.01.1626-7) John Aglionby of Edmarsh Knolle
7. Anne Raynsford
  m. (09.10.1638) Samuel Leeke
8. Jane Raynsford
  m. _ Awbery
9.+ other issue - Robert (bpt 27.09.1607, bur 25.03.1608), Edward (bpt 05.09.1609)

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Raynsford of Milton Manor') with some support/input for the upper section from Visitation (Oxfordshire, 1566+1574+1634, 'Raynesford of Great Tewe and Ashfield of Ewelme'), MGH (NS4 vol 3 (1910), 'Pedigree of Ransford', p315)
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