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James Rainbow, Meppershall

James Rainbow, Meppershall

Richard Daniel Rainbow (View posts)
Posted: 10 Apr 2001 2:13PM GMT

My family and I have been trying to find out the origins of James Rainbow of Meppershall, born approximatly 1757. There is now, on, a record of a James Rainbow, but no origin - so we can only assume it's him.

This is an appeal for information on him - he is my GGGGG grandfather and I would love to know where he came from.


Rich Rainbow,

Re: James Rainbow, Meppershall

Posted: 19 Sep 2002 9:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Richard,

He's my GGGGG Grandfather too and I've never managed to work out where he came from. There is a tantalising mention in the Poor Law records of a James Rainbow being removed to his parish of origin (Radwell in Herts) at about the right time to potentially be our forebear reduced to a doddery and indigent state (I transcribed it and can look it up if you want) but I haven't yet checked out the Radwell parish registers to see if his birth is recorded (and it's not on the IGI).

I assume you're Sally Tassie's son? You're on my database.... Big Brother is everywhere!

I do have Mary Walsom's forebears going back a while, but I've already given those to your mother!



Re: James Rainbow, Meppershall

Richard Daniel Rainbow (View posts)
Posted: 20 Sep 2002 10:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yeah, I am Sally's son! EVERYONE seems to know who I am!! :o)

Thanks for the information.


Re: James Rainbow, Meppershall

Posted: 4 Nov 2003 9:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Apr 2004 8:59PM GMT
Surnames: Rainbow Walsom
Hi Leah, Hi Richard,

I too have James Rainbow and Mary Walsom as 5G Grandparents and are stuck at James, I have the Walsoms back to Thomas in 1685.
I would like to swap decendant lines.
Richard, I think you have met my sister Janet, you work at the same university.


Re: James Rainbow, Meppershall

Posted: 22 Apr 2009 7:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rainbow
Hi Folks, I have James Rainbow in my Harris tree as well. His parents were William Rainbow(b1735) and Mary Harlow (b 1735). At least that is what I have found!

Re: James Rainbow, Meppershall

Posted: 22 Apr 2009 8:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have a source for that, Linda? I've seen that link suggested on the web elsewhere, but never with sources attached.

Re: James Rainbow, Meppershall

Posted: 22 Apr 2009 8:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe it is from a tree on
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