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George RAYNSFORD

Male 1515 - 1559  (44 years)


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  • Name George RAYNSFORD 
    Born 1515  North Weald, Bassett, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1559 
    Notes 
    • “GEORGE RAYNSFORD....,Gentleman, of North Weald Bassett, co. Essex, where he was buried 27 March 1559 (parish register). He married Katherin Taverner, daughter of Walter and Alice (_____) Taverner of North Weald Bassett, almost certainly the Katherine Rainsford buried there 24 September 1558 (ibid.). Visitation pedigrees call her daughter of “[blank] Taverner of Theydon Garnon,” but two Taverner wills prove her parentage.
      The will of Walter Taverner of “North Wyld bassett,” Gentleman, dated 23 January 1523 and proved 14 February 1524 (Archdeaconry Court of Essex. 103 Sell) requests burial in the churchyard of St. Andrew in said parish, and leaves daughter Kateryn a bullock, son John a bay colte, son Rauf four nobles, daughter Alice a calf, four shillings to Thomas Morse, four shillings to Margarett Taverner, ten shillings to my brother Andrew Taverner, three shillings four pence to daughter Jane, £10 “for an trenball of massess to be songe for my soule [my] father & mother’s souls & all those soles I am bound to praye for.” Property in the parish of Roxwell to be sold and its profit distributed “among my children equally to Walter, Rauf, John, Jhane, Kateryn and Alice... Alice my wife to have my house & my lande lying in the parish of Margaret[rooth]yng during her life,” with remainder to son Walter and his heirs. John Colyn of Wrettyll (Writtle) was named overseer and the will was witnessed by Thomas Wyllymson, John Dowset, and George Hynde.
      The will of John Taverner of Theydon Garnon, yeoman, made 16 August 1552, no date of probate entered (ibid., 153 Boswick; copy in Calendar of State Papers: Domest, 6:413-4) names brother Walter Taverner of Hatfield, brother Ralph Taverner of Henningham, godson John Rainsford, sister Joan Pycke, mother Wybred and “my father John Wybred of Copersall,” sister Maynard, daughter Katherine, brother George Rainsford, daughter Jane and son Christopher. Should his own children die, estate to be divieded among children of “my brothers and sister,” and executors to be brothers Rainsford, Glastock and Maynard, and father John Wybred.
      George Raynsford made his will at North Weald Bassett, 23 March 1559, proved 7 June following (Archdeaconry Court of Essex. ref. 3/321; abstract in F. G. Emmison, Elizabethan Life: Wills of the Essex Gentry & Yeomen [Chelmsford, 1980], 62). He requested burial “in North Weald Churchyard at the alter end,” and left £40 to daughter Jane at marriage or “Michaelmas come 4 years”; £20 to daughter Ursula at eighteen but “if either die before, their portion to be divided among their brethrhren and sister”; £20 to son Hercules in four years; £10 to son John at Michaelmas come four years, “of ir he die, to Henry his brother”; £10 to son Henry at eighteen; four years lease of the farm and park to son Richard; £20 to son-in-law Andrew Larder and the farm lease after four years, also “my Dutch cloak and a coat of buff leather.” Son Richard to have residue of goods and to be executor with Walter Brown of London to be overseer and to have 20 shillings “for his pains.” Six shillings, eight pence to the high altar of North Weald Bassett church “for my tythes negligently forgotten.” Witnessed by John Cormoth, vicar of Weald, John Sprynger, Richard Burton and John Gladwyn.”««s77»» [1]
    Person ID I8439  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father John RAYNSFORD,   b. 1474, Great Tew, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Apr 1551  (Age > 77 years) 
    Mother Alice DANVERS,   b. Abt 1490 
    Family ID F2986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine TAVERNER,   b. Abt 1515,   d. Bef 24 Sep 1558, North Weald, Bassett, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hercules RAYNSFORD
     2. John RAYNSFORD
    +3. Richard RAYNSFORD,   b. 1540, Epping, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1603, Epping, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Henry RAYNSFORD
     5. Martha RAYNSFORD
     6. Jane RAYNSFORD
     7. Ursula RAYNSFORD
     8. Marcus RAYNSFORD
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F2984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Edward Raynsford of Boston: English Ancestry and American Descendants, Rasmussen, James.