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Robert Taylor Raynes

Birthdate: (79)
Death: 1838 (79)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Raynes and Not Known Raynes
Husband of Mary Raynes and Jemima Raynes
Father of William Augustus Raynes; Thomas Andrew Raynes; Charles Raynes and Robert Taylor Raynes

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29/4/776:Admitted to Lincoln's Inn

26/11/783: Called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn.

1788: Deputy Clerk of the Briefs to Commissioner of Bankrupts. (ref. The Court & City Register, 1788, p172, cited in The Great (card) Index at the Society of Genealogists).

1788: m. Mary Martin. Ref New London Magazine, vol4 1778 p710, "Marriages": "Robert Taylor Raynes, Esq, barrister at law of Lincoln's Inn, to Mrs Martin, relict of the late William Martin, Esq of Bengal".

Sept 1795 Cornet, 18th Light Dragoons

1800: Capt., deputy Barrackmaster, Parkhurst I.o.W.

Apr 1806 Paymaster, 60th (R.American) regiment of foot.

1808 resigned Commission.

1811-17: Adjutant, Recruitment Districts.

1817: Placed on half-pay in consequence of the reduction in the Nottingham Recruiting Staff. (WO25/772)

Parish records show burial at Carisbrooke, 1838, but notes from Jean GAYMER suggest their were two white stone cross memorials for Robert & Jemima nr. St Catherines Point. (Niton ?). I searched Niton Churchyard Dec. 1993 but could not find anything. There were a lot of broken memorial stones heaped up near the church.

Medical: Cause of death: Dropsy in the chest 8

Research: Research on birth: (strictly we only have Baptism Record) If statement on David Raynes's tree is correct, dof b can be deduced as Jan 1758 if he was aged 80yrs 2mo. at death. On the other hand, his army Record of Service WO25/772 gives age on joining the service on 26 Sep 1795 as 36. This implies dob btwn 27/9/1758 and 26/9/1759. This should narrow the search. Might be worth trying Times, Gentleman's Mag. etc BM &D columns.

Marriage to Mary M. was by licence, so further info. might be available from allegations. St Mary St Marylebone is in Commissary Court of London: research where allegations or equivalent can be found.

Try too, Gloucester Holy Trinity Births in 1758 -the records for 1730 - 1765 are in Gloucestershire Record Office, but not IGI or SocGen. Also Bishop's Transcripts for St Nicholas, " Gloucester cited on "Family Search" - the record looked at was from poor copy of Parish Register.

Career: What can we find on the Commissioner of Bankrupts?

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Robert Taylor Raynes's Timeline

Age 62
May 8, 1827
Age 68
June 2, 1829
Age 70
Age 79