The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I06314
  • Name: Edward RAINSFORD , Elder of Old South Church 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 SEP 1609 in Staverton, Northamptonshire, England 2
  • Death: 16 AUG 1680 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA 1
  • Event: Bullet 1630 IMMIGRANT with Winthrop Fleet
  • Burial: King's Chapel, Boston, Suffolk, MA
  • Note:
    Edward was a merchant of Boston, known to have returned from a trip to England aboard the Abigail on 8 Oct 1635.

    Owned part interest in four ships: the Sarah, the Swallow, the Mary, and one not named.

    Had business/family connections in Barbados.

    Took oath of Freeman at Boston 17 April, 1637. Was one of those disarmed there the same year because of their sympathies for Rev. John Wheelwright and Anne Hutchinson when they were tried for heresy.

    He was active in the First Church, but on 12 Feb 1669 he and fellow deacon and friend Jacob Elliot were dismissed from office for disagreement with the appointment of Mr Davenport as pastor and for apparent agitation for the formation of a new church. Both men signed the documents, 12 and 16 May 1669, for the formation of the Third or Old South Church, where Edward served as Ruling Elder.




    Father: Robert RAINSFORD , Esq b: BEF 7 FEB 1566/67 in Epping, Essex, England
    Mother: Mary KIRTON b: ABT 1567 in Thorpe Mandeville, Northamptonshire, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth b: 1613 in England
    • Married: BEF 15 OCT 1633 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA (2nd wife) 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Ranis (Urania) RAINSFORD b: 4 APR 1638 in Boston, Suffolk, MA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Edward Rainsford, by Douglas Richardson, NEHGR, Volume 154, April 200, pp 219-226
    2. Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Edward Rainsford, by Douglas Richardson, NEHGR, Volume 154, April 200, pp 219-226
      Text: baptized 9/10/1609
    3. Title: Edward Raynsford of Boston: English Ancestry & American Descendants, by James A Rasmussen, NEHGR, July 1985, pp 225-238, 296-315
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