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William Rainbow b1816 Abthorpe Northamptonshire

William Rainbow b1816 Abthorpe Northamptonshire

Posted: 23 Jan 2006 11:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rainbow
I have traced my great great grandfather through the census but cannot find his parents names. He is always listed as a gardener living in Hackney.I think he married a Susannah but do not know her maiden name.Children Joseph 1844, William 1846 (my great grandfather), john 1848, Thomas 1848 (twins?), James 1850, Jane 1854, Emma 1856, Susan 1858, all born in Hackney (dates approximate as from census). Has anyone any information?
thanks
jo

Re: William Rainbow b1816 Abthorpe Northamptonshire

Posted: 25 Jan 2006 3:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
From their marriage certificate William Rainbow married Susannah Prior Butters in 1843, William's father is Joseph Rainbow of Abthorpe, Northants.
My great great grandfather was Thomas, one of the twins. I haven't got much further than this. Also of interest may be Julia Farish's entry in this section on 29th May 2003.

Re: William Rainbow b1816 Abthorpe Northamptonshire

Posted: 26 Jan 2006 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rainbow
Thank you for your reply. Do you think that John could have been been Williams brother?

Re: William Rainbow b1816 Abthorpe Northamptonshire

Posted: 27 Jan 2006 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, I think it's probable that Julia Farish's John Rainbow and our William Rainbow are brothers but I haven't looked for more evidence yet.
I would be interested to hear about your branch of the family. My uncle, who is the last of the Rainbows in the line from Thomas, still lives in north London.
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