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Warks, Leics, Birmingham, West Bromwich Rainbows

Warks, Leics, Birmingham, West Bromwich Rainbows

Posted: 29 Jul 2004 6:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: RAINBOW
Just an update on my Rainbows in case anyone might have a connection:

My earliest is John Rainbow of Cottesbach, Leicestershire, b. abt. 1746 (his father is possibly William but I've yet to prove this).

One of his children, John, started a branch in Birmingham: son Walter, married Ellen and their children were: Walter, Alfred, Archibald, Nellie, Bernard, and Frank H.

Another of John's children was J.G. Rainbow, actor and theatre manager of West Bromwhich Theatre Royal. Father of the elusive Emma Rainbow (semi-famous actress).

Yet another of John's children, Joseph (my direct ancestor) started a Coventry branch of Rainbows. One of his children, Jabez, became a soldier, was stationed in St. Albans, cut his girlfriend's throat and was transported to Van Diemen's Land for his crime.

More information on my Rainbows can be found on my website:

I'd love to hear from anyone who thinks they have a connection, no matter how tenuous :-)


Re: Warks, Leics, Birmingham, West Bromwich Rainbows

Posted: 12 Feb 2007 10:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a Walter William Rainbow in my family. He was My grandfather,born c1873. My mother was born in St Albans Herts.Is there any connection with your family tree. He remains an enigma. I have been searching for him for 18 months to no avail.
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