Person Index

Rayner, John

John Rayner
b: 1838
d: 1 DEC 1903
Lady Nugent sailed from Gravesend on 10th October 1840 and arrived Port Nicholson 17th March 1841
Southee John, Aged: 40, Millwright & Miller
Southee Sophia, Aged: 37
Southee William, Aged: 13
Southee George, Aged: 11
Southee Henry, Aged: 9
Southee Mary Ann, Aged: 7
Southee Alfred, Aged: 4
Southee Elizabeth, infant

Marriage Details
1853/905, Bride: Elizabeth Daysh, Groom: William Southee

Death Details
1857/296, William Southee, Aged: NR

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record William Southee, Date: 15/6/1857, St James Anglican, Lower Hutt, Burial Record

Probate William Southee, Place: Hutt, Occ: Butcher, Date of Death: 14/6/1857, AAOM 6029 103, Filed: 9/7/1857, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Wellington Independent 27 June 1857
ALL Persons having claims or demands on the Estate of Mr. William Southee, late of the Hutt, Butcher, deceased are requested forthwith to send the particulars thereof to Mr. George Henry Luxford of Wellington, the Acting Executor of the Will of the deceased. And all person indebted to the Estate are requested to pay such debts to the said George Henry Luxford.
Manner Street.
Solicitor to the Estate.
Wellington, 24th June, 1857

2nd Marriage for Elizabeth Southee nee Daysh Details
1862/4404, Bride: Elizabeth Southee, Groom: John Rayner

Date and Place of Marriage from Rayner-Daysh family history and records - book

Fielding Star 18 January 1890
The Pahiatua Star is informed that Mr John Rayner, of Masterton, Lincoln sheep breeder, has just taken 1464 lbs of wool from 118 sheep, or an average of a fraction under 12 1/2 lbs each. This at 9d would realise nearly 9s 6d per head.

Otago Daily Times 13 January 1897
This district (says a Palmerston North paper) boasts of what probably no other part of the colony can — viz., five living generations of one family. At the head is Mr J. Daysh, of Taratahi, who, although he is 92 years old, is still hale and hearty. He came out in the second or third boat of pioneer settlers in 1840. Mrs John Rayner is his daughter, and is 63 years of age. One of her daughters married a Mr George Gaskin, whose daughter again is the wife of Mr W. Knowles, and their five-month-old son is a great-great-grandson to Mr Daysh. They are all enjoying good health.

Death Details
1901/6480, Elizabeth Rayner, Aged: 68Y - Date of Death 16/12/1901 from Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Record
Record Number: 001131
Surname: RAYNOR (sic)
First Names: MRS JOHN
Age: 68
Date of Death: 00
Date of Burial: 17/12/1901
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan IV
Row: J
Plot: 9

Manawatu Times 16 December 1901
Mrs Rayner, wife of Mr John Rayner, the well known settler, and breeder of Lincoln sheep in this district, died this morning. She leaves a grown-up family of nine.

Death Details
1903/7265, John Rayner, Aged: 65Y - Date of Death 1/12/1903 from Death Registration

Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Record Number: 001269
Surname: RAYNOR (sic)
First Names: JOHN
Age: 65
Date of Death: 00
Date of Burial: 3/12/1903
Cemetery: Archer Street, Q E Park
Area: Plan II
Row: JR
Plot: D

Evening Post 3 December 1903
The death occurred on Monday of Mr. John Rayner, aged 65 years, a very old settler of the Wairarapa. The deceased had for about forty years successfully carried out the occupation of a farmer and sheepbreeder on the Taratahi.

Probate John Rayner, Place: Masterton, Occ: Settler, Date of Death: 1/12/1903, AAOM 6029 8638, Filed: 14/12/1903, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Wairarapa Daily Times 26 January 1906
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7th, 1906, at 3 p.m.
ABRAHAM & WILLIAMS, LTD., in conjuction with W. H. CRUICKSHANK, have received instructions from MR L. H. RAYNER to offer as above, at the Queen-street Sale Rooms-
That desirable and highly-improved property known as Grange Farm, East Taratahi, comprising 180 Acres, within 4 1/2 miles from Masterton, together with 7-roomed dwelling (heart of totara), 5-stall stable, 8-stall cow-shed, machine-shed, chaff-shed, etc.
Also - Bone milling plant, in good order, including two bone mills, engine, belts, etc.
NOTE!- The Bone Milling Plant will give an energetic man a nett return of 200 pounds per annum.
The above property, which is all flat and ploughable is well worth the attention of speculators and others, and must improve greatly in value in the near future.
It comprises the orginal homestead and stud farm of the late J. Rayner, and is particulary well known. The crops in 1904 averaged 2 1/2 tons per acre.
  • 1838 - Birth - ; Waddington, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1 DEC 1903 - Death -
John Rayner
1811 - 7 SEP 1881
John Rayner
1838 - 1 DEC 1903
Helen Bland
1817 - 24 NOV 1885
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Rayner
Death7 SEP 1881
Marriage1837to Helen Bland
PARENT (F) Helen Bland
Death24 NOV 1885
Marriage1837to John Rayner
MJohn Rayner
Birth1838Waddington, Lincolnshire, England
Death1 DEC 1903
Marriage31 JUL 1862to Elizabeth Daysh at Christ Church, Taita
FHelen Bland Rayner
Death8 MAR 1911
Marriage15 JUN 1866to Job Vile at At The Residence of John Vile
FAlice Clayton Rayner
Death25 APR 1903
FPhoebe Ann Rayner
Death8 OCT 1922
Marriage1859to Thomas Harris
FSusannah Maria Rayner
Death13 JUL 1938
Marriage9 AUG 1873to John Stone Crimp at Christ Church, Taita
FHarriett Frances Rayner
Death14 NOV 1934
Marriage9 AUG 1873to Edwin Johnson at Christ Church, Taita
FMary Ann Rayner
Death21 FEB 1936
Marriage1878to Richard Atkinson Nicholls
FAnn Eliza Newcomin Rayner
Death2 AUG 1912
Marriage1874to Manuel Joseph Bernard
FSally H Rayner
Death11 MAR 1925
Marriage11 JUL 1877to Harry Croad
MBenjamin Rayner
Marriage11 AUG 1869to Ellen Hooper at Taita, Hutt
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Rayner
Birth1838Waddington, Lincolnshire, England
Death1 DEC 1903
Marriage31 JUL 1862to Elizabeth Daysh at Christ Church, Taita
FatherJohn Rayner
MotherHelen Bland
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Daysh
Death16 DEC 1901
Marriage31 JUL 1862to John Rayner at Christ Church, Taita
Marriage22 FEB 1853to William Southee at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherJohn Ings Daysh
MotherElizabeth Clarke
MJohn Newcombe Bland Rayner
Death21 JUL 1923
Marriage3 JUL 1891to Elizabeth McWhirter Colway
MBenjamin Richard Rayner
Death19 JAN 1942
Marriage26 AUG 1890to Maria Elizabeth Compton
FElizabeth Helen Bland Rayner
Death30 JUL 1926
Marriage28 MAR 1888to Tom Compton
MWilliam Evinson Rayner
Death8 JUL 1946
MThomas Ings Rayner
Death12 AUG 1921
Marriage28 SEP 1892to Annie Harris
MFred Bland Rayner
Death18 JUL 1871
FSarah Anne Alice Rayner
Marriage9 AUG 1892to John Falloon
FFrances Rayner
FPheobe Ann Rayner
MLewis Henry Rayner
Descendancy Chart
John Rayner b: 1838 d: 1 DEC 1903
Elizabeth Daysh b: 1833 d: 16 DEC 1901
John Newcombe Bland Rayner b: 1864 d: 21 JUL 1923
Elizabeth McWhirter Colway b: 1865 d: 18 NOV 1925
Benjamin Richard Rayner b: 1865 d: 19 JAN 1942
Maria Elizabeth Compton b: 1872 d: 23 MAY 1921
Elizabeth Helen Bland Rayner b: 1865 d: 30 JUL 1926
Tom Compton b: 1864 d: 26 APR 1924
William Evinson Rayner b: 1867 d: 8 JUL 1946
Thomas Ings Rayner b: 1869 d: 12 AUG 1921
Annie Harris b: 1867 d: 19 OCT 1937
Fred Bland Rayner b: 1871 d: 18 JUL 1871
Frances Rayner b: 1874
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