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Josiah Raynor

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Southampton, Lewis, NY, USA
Death: Died in Southampton, Lewis, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Raynor; Joseph Raynor; Mary Raynor and Mary Youngs Raynor
Husband of Sarah Higby Raynor
Father of Deborah Raynor; Elishebe Raynor; John Raynor; Ebenezer Raynor; Siuell Raynor and 7 others
Brother of Isaac Raynor; Thurston Raynor; Mary Raynor; Elizabeth Raynor; Hannah Raynor and 2 others

Managed by: Neil Murphy
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About Josiah Raynor

Abstracted from the introduction of "Josiah Raynor of Manorville, LI, NY," by Stuart Payne Howell

Josiah Raynor was the grandson of Thurston Raynor, the first Raynor to come to America, who immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony from Ipswich, England in 1634 with his wife and children and an orphaned nephew, Edward Raynor. Thurston Raynor and his family settled in Southampton, Long Island sometime between 1646 and 1649, arriving there via Watertown, Massachusetts (1634-1636), Wethersfield, Connecticut (1636-1641), Stamford, CT (1641-1644), and Hempstead, Long Island (1644-1646/9). Thurston Raynor had ten children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. Josiah Raynor, son of Thurston's son, Joseph, moved to Southold, L. I. from Southampton; from there he went to Lyme, CT, where his children were born, and eventually, he returned to L. I., and settled in the area now known as Manorville.

   Prior to 1700, Josiah Raynor had been involved in piracy escapades as a crewman on privateer vessels. In the late 1690's, he was arrested when he came ashore on the eastern end of Long Island with his chest of possessions from the notorious Captain Tew's pirate ship. Josiah Hobart, High Sheriff, arrested Josiah and confiscated his chest (estimated value: 1500 pounds). Through the intercession of his friend, John Wicks, who made a "present" of fifty pounds to Governor Fletcher of New York, Josiah Raynor and his chest were released. It must have been shortly after that episode that Josiah Raynor abandoned his piracy ways, for in 1700, he settled in Lyme, CT, where he started his family. Just prior to that time, Josiah Raynor had purchased a sizable piece of property in Westchester County, New York, but because of his piracy activities, he was not welcome in New York, so he sold his New York holdings and moved to Connecticut.

JOSIAH RAYNOR (Joseph, Thurston), b. 1665, left

Southampton, lived in Southold, and later, in Lyme, Connecticut, where his children were born; eventually (after 1717), Josiah Raynor returned to Long Island and settled in St. George's Manor (Manorville). About 1687, Josiah Raynor married Sarah Higby (or Higbie), b. 1665 (or 1664), probably Jamaica, NY, d. after 1732 (?), d/o Edward and Lydia (Smith) Higbie of Huntington, L.I.

Josiah Raynor owned land at Lyme and Stratford, CT, and at Southampton and Southold, L.I. He died before 1743 at Southampton. Josiah and Sarah may have had three other children:

(1) Deborah, b. 28 Apr 1690, d. 27 June 1703, Southold, bur. 1st. Presbyterian Church Burying Ground, Southold; (2) Uriah, b. ca 1692;

(3) Josiah, b. ca 1695 - all b. Southampton.

Records of the Town of Southampton, Vol. III, p. 545: "John Raynor sells to his brother Josiah Raynor of 'ye town of Lime, County of New London, Conn., all my right to any land in Southampton which I formerly bought of said Josiah Raynor, except the meadow which I sold to Joseph Taylor, lying in Shinnecock Litle Neck'. Price ten pounds. Sept. 1, 1717. Josiah then left Lyme and returned to Long Island."

Josiah Raynor

1665 - 1743

Birth Abt 1665 Southampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY

Gender Male

Died Bef 1743 Southampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY

Person ID I389 Case

Last Modified 28 Sep 2009


Father Joseph Raynor, b. Abt 1623, Elmsett, Suffolk Co., England , d. 1682, Southampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY

Mother Mary Youngs, b. 1625, Elmsett, Suffolk, England , d. 1693, Southampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY

Married 1660 Southampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY

Family ID F100 Group Sheet


Family Sarah Higby, b. Abt 1665, Jamaica, Queens, Long Island, Ny

Married Abt 1687 Huntington, Suffolk Co., LI, NY

Notes

Marriage

Date: ABT 1687

Place: ?

Children

	1. Joseph Raynor,   b. 10 Jun 1713, Lyme, New London, CT ,   d. 16 Aug 1797, Manorville, Suffolk Co., LI, NY 

n Gov. Fletcher's time, which was indeed the golden age for gentlemen of that profession in these waters, a certain Josiah Raynor went "out a privateering (that is pirating) with Capt. Tew" and when he came home, for even pirates have homes, the Sheriff of Suffolk County seized his chest which "contained in it a considerable treasure." Raynor applied for help to his "friend Wick," and Wick to his friend Emott who introduced him to Gov. Fletcher, to whom Wick offered £50 to let Raynor go and to restore him his chest, which the Governor accepted, as was. his wont, and there the matter would have ended except for the later charges brought against Fletcher in which this Raynor case figured somewhat prominently, as well as Wick's frank deposition in regard to the whole affair,


Josiah Raynor of Manorville, LI, NY

Abstracted from the introduction of "Josiah Raynor of Manorville, LI, NY," by Stuart Payne Howell

Josiah Raynor settled in Manorville, Long Island, New York sometime after 1717. Manorville, which is situated in both Riverhead and Brookhaven Townships, formerly had other names: Punk's Hole, Brookfield, St. George's Manor, Manor of St. George, and Manor. I have used the names, St. George's Manor, Manor and Manorville interchangeably throughout this genealogy.

   Josiah Raynor was the grandson of Thurston Raynor, the first Raynor to come to America, who immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony from Ipswich, England in 1634 with his wife and children and an orphaned nephew, Edward Raynor. Thurston Raynor and his family settled in Southampton, Long Island sometime between 1646 and 1649, arriving there via Watertown, Massachusetts (1634-1636), Wethersfield, Connecticut (1636-1641), Stamford, CT (1641-1644), and Hempstead, Long Island (1644-1646/9). Thurston Raynor had ten children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. Josiah Raynor, son of Thurston's son, Joseph, moved to Southold, L. I. from Southampton; from there he went to Lyme, CT, where his children were born, and eventually, he returned to L. I., and settled in the area now known as Manorville. 
   Prior to 1700, Josiah Raynor had been involved in piracy escapades as a crewman on privateer vessels. In the late 1690's, he was arrested when he came ashore on the eastern end of Long Island with his chest of possessions from the notorious Captain Tew's pirate ship. Josiah Hobart, High Sheriff, arrested Josiah and confiscated his chest (estimated value: 1500 pounds). Through the intercession of his friend, John Wicks, who made a "present" of fifty pounds to Governor Fletcher of New York, Josiah Raynor and his chest were released. It must have been shortly after that episode that Josiah Raynor abandoned his piracy ways, for in 1700, he settled in Lyme, CT, where he started his family. Just prior to that time, Josiah Raynor had purchased a sizable piece of property in Westchester County, New York, but because of his piracy activities, he was not welcome in New York, so he sold his New York holdings and moved to Connecticut. 

Information pertaining to the Raynor Family is from the book "Josiah Raynor of Manorville, LI, NY" by Stuart Payne Howell. http://longislandgenealogy.com/Surname_Pages/raynor.htm All of Mr. Howells excellent Raynor works (now over 1000 pages of compiled research) are available on one CD at GenealogyCds.com

   Josiah Raynor settled in Manorville, Long Island, New York sometime after 1717. Manorville, which is situated in both Riverhead and Brookhaven Townships, formerly had other names: Punk's Hole, Brookfield, St. George's Manor, Manor of St. George, and Manor. I have used the names, St. George's Manor, Manor and Manorville interchangeably throughout this genealogy.
   Josiah Raynor was the grandson of Thurston Raynor, the first Raynor to come to America, who immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony from Ipswich, England in 1634 with his wife and children and an orphaned nephew, Edward Raynor. Thurston Raynor and his family settled in Southampton, Long Island sometime between 1646 and 1649, arriving there via Watertown, Massachusetts (1634-1636), Wethersfield, Connecticut (1636-1641), Stamford, CT (1641-1644), and Hempstead, Long Island (1644-1646/9). Thurston Raynor had ten children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. '''Josiah Raynor''', son of Thurston's son, Joseph, '''moved to Southold, L. I. from Southampton; from there he went to Lyme, CT, where his children were born, and eventually, he returned to L. I., and settled in the area now known as Manorville.'''
   Prior to 1700, Josiah Raynor had been involved in piracy escapades as a crewman on privateer vessels. In the late 1690's, he was arrested when he came ashore on the eastern end of Long Island with his chest of possessions from the notorious Captain Tew's pirate ship. Josiah Hobart, High Sheriff, arrested Josiah and confiscated his chest (estimated value: 1500 pounds). Through the intercession of his friend, John Wicks, who made a "present" of fifty pounds to Governor Fletcher of New York, Josiah Raynor and his chest were released. It must have been shortly after that episode that Josiah Raynor abandoned his piracy ways, for in 1700, he settled in Lyme, CT, where he started his family. Just prior to that time, Josiah Raynor had purchased a sizable piece of property in Westchester County, New York, but because of his piracy activities, he was not welcome in New York, so he sold his New York holdings and moved to Connecticut where his children were born, and eventually, he returned to L. I., and settled in the area now known as Manorville.
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Josiah Raynor's Timeline

1665
1665
Southampton, Lewis, NY, USA
1690
April 28, 1690
Age 25
Southhampton, Lewis, NY, USA
1700
December 4, 1700
Age 35
New London, CT, USA
1703
April 19, 1703
Age 38
New London, CT, USA
1704
March 13, 1704
Age 39
New London, CT, USA
1707
September 19, 1707
Age 42
New London, CT, USA
September 19, 1707
Age 42
Lyme, CT, USA
1709
February 8, 1709
Age 44
February 8, 1709
Age 44
New London, CT, USA