The purpose for this document is to record all documents where the name Rainey appears during the early period of Virginia. This will hopefully prove useful in Locating family members, and dating where they were – giving further direction about places and periods to look at other records not already reviewed.
1608-09. Donor. John Rany donor to Draper's Company subscription to Virginia Company. From VTLS Colonial Records on line files.
1636. Residence. A Roland Raine settled in Accomach Co., He was probably the Rowland Rayne who lived in New Forfolk Co., VA the following year, but this is not certain. Source: "The Rainey Times" (RT), Vol. 9 p. 65.
1652, Sept 20 - July 1654 (4 entries). Various. Page 30: Henry Rayney appointed Constable for Cheakacone: source, Birginia Colonial Abstracts. Page 25 Henry Raynor, Cert. For 100A due for transportation into colony of Archibald Rede and Thomas Watson. Page 51… Henry Rayner served as a juror July 1654. Page 90… 28 Dec 1652 Hen. Rayner witnessed sale of corn. Source: Vol. 2, Northumberland Co. Records 1652-1755.
1662, 10 Jan. Land Grant. VTLS Web, VA colonial land grants. Pat 5, p. 71. John Renny, Accomack Co., 400A at the north branch of Muddy Creek. Dtd. 10 Jan 1662.
1663, 23 Feb. Land Grant. VTLS Web. VA colonial land grant. Pat Book 5, p. 223. Dtd Feb 23, 1663. John Renny. Accomack County at the north branch of Muddy Creek.
1654 to 1663. Passenger Lists. Two entries from passenger lists of Ships to America from Bristol, 1654-1663. Reane, William. Original Resident not listed. Destination; Virginia. Page in Original Document: 385. Ship: Not listed. : Second entry. Reyney, William; original residence not listed, destination Virginia, page in original document 521. Ship not listed. According to his site on the net passengers would sign up weeks in advance for passage, entry here only indicated that money had been paid for passage.
1654, 20 Nov. Land Grant. VA VTLS web, VA colonial land grants. Patent 4, p. 631. Dtd 18 Mar 1662, and No 3, p 309 dtd 20 Nov 1654. John Rayney, Lancaster County, 271A on the North side of Rappahannock River, on the head of a Divided of land now in the possession of Rawligh Travers.
1662-63, Jan 26. Deed. Benjamine Wiscombe of London, Mariner, sells to John Rayney of Lancaster, planter, 221A all the plantation the said John Rayney now liveth on: dtd. 26 Jan 1662/3. RT 1985, p17. Source. Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol 1 Lancaster Co. Records Book 2, 1654-66 p. 252.
1663-64, Jan 10. Witness. "A calf recorded for Will, the son of Lill Emberson, dtd. 10 Jan 1663-4, signed John Raney' (this appeared in the same paragraph where Rayney spelling was used, yet below the John Raney signature)" (see entry for 1662-63). Source RT 1985, p 17 sources Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol 1 Lancaster Co. Records Book 2, 1654-66 p. 252.
1664, Sept 10. Land grant. VA VTLS web. VA colonial land grant. Paten 5, p. 75. John Renny. Accomack Co., 500A at Crooked Creek. Sept 10, 1664.
1675. Ship’s Record. Robert Rane was master of the ship "Nightengale". Source VTLS on line Colonial Records.
10 July 1676. Military Record. Pvt. William Rane was in the Middlesex Co. Militia. "Virginia Colonial Militia.
1677- 1682. Ship’s Record. Robert Rane was master of ship "Maryland Merchant". Source VTLS on line colonial records.
1679, May 6. Migration. "The Applewhaites of Isle of Wight, County, VA. appear to have migrated from Barbados, and they may be a branch of the Stoke Ashe family… In 1679, Mrs. Applewhaite, widow, was the owner of 169 acres in the Barbados, and on May 6th of that year, two servants of Mr. Henry Applewhaite, Luke Rainy and Dennis Burne, embarked at the Barbados in the ketch "Prosperous" for VA, David Fogg, Commander." Source: "Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia" by John Bennett Boddie, Genealogical Pub. Co. Reprint, 1980 p. 205: attributed by the author to "Hotton's Immigrants, p250, 400, 463.
5 Sept 1685. Court Record. From "Scots on American Plantations". John Rennie and Marion Rennie, both Covenanters. Prisoners at Dunnottar and Leith. Banished to plantations at Leith, 18 Aug 1685, transported from Leith to East New Jersey by George Scott of Pitlochie on the "Henry and Francis", master Richard Hutton, 5 Sept 1685. From the register of the Privy Council of Scotland.
1698, Aug. Land Grant. William Reamy, 123A in Westmoreland Co., adj. John Baker, John Duncan, Mr. Thomas Beal, Nich's Rochester. 3 Aug 1698. Source RT 1988, p 58 - seems to quote source as Book 3, 1694-1700, p 291 of "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1694-1742" compiled by Gertude Gray, 1987.
1699, Jul 10 to Dec 25. Ship’s Record. List of ships entering in the lower district James River from July 10 to Dec 25, 1699. "Friendship of Belfast", square sterned, Plantation built, 60 tons: Wm. Pringle, master: Wm. Rainey, Moses Jones, Jon Black, Jno. Eule, Jno. Rainey, Wm. Pringle, owners. From English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, by Louis De Congnets.
1700, Feb 19 to June 24. Ship’s Record. List of ships entering Rappahanock River from 19 Feb to 24 June, 1700. "Friendship of Belfast", square stern, built New England 1698, 60 tons, Hans Hammill, master: Wm Rainy Sr., Moses Jones, Jo. Black, Jon Eales, Jno Rainy, Wm. Rainy Jr., owners. From English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, by Louis De Congnets.
1704 Renters Role. Princess Ann County, Robert Rany. 70 pounds.
1712, Aug 27. Land Boundary. Marshall Grasty of Lancaster Co., 840A in Richmond & Westmoreland Counties, adj. To Col. Loyd dec'd, George Brown, Richard Sutton, William Robinson, Col. Pierce, Coss Coss Creek, Jacob Reamy. 12 Apr last returned surv. By Edward Barrown 27 Aug 1712. RT 1988, p 58. Think it quotes source as Book 4, p 120. 1710-12 "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1694-1742".
1713, Nov 13. Land grant. Rainey, William Junior, Surry County, 250A on the south side of Nottaway River. 13 Nov 1713. Beginning at a pine on the South West side of Raccoon Swamp. Patent 10, p 103. VA Colonial Land Office Patents and Grants - Electronic Car Index.
1714, Dec 16. Land Record. Mrs. Frances Wynne, 142 Acs, (Escheat L.) Pr. George Co., on S. side of Bailey Cr., begin. At mouth of Simmon's Gut, on WM. Rayne's line, 16 Dec 1714, p. 199. Escheated from John Fountaine, dec'd. for 150 acs. In inquisition under Wm. Byrd, Esqr, Esch'r., upon survey returned by Robert Bolling, Surveyor, found to cantain 142 acs. Now grantes, & c.
1717, May 14. Deed. Surry County Deeds, Will, Etc. 1684-1733, Book 7, p. 65. 14 May 1717. William Ranye, Jr. and Wife, Ann Ranye of Soutwarke Parish to John Jones of the same…. 150A on the southwest side of Raccoon Swamp and bounded by William Vincent and said Rayne's patent dated 13 Nov 1713. Rec. 15 May 1717.
1717, May 15. Deed. Surry County Deeds, Wills, Etc. 1684-1733 Book 7, p. 65. 15 Sep 1717… George Pasamore to William Raney…. 150A on south side of main Blackwater Swamp and bounded by William Vincent and said Rayne's patent dated 13 Nov 1713. Rec 15 May 1717.
1717, May 13. Land grant. 13 May 1717. Francis Wynn of Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., to William Stainback of the Parish of Westopher, Prince George Co. , land in Westopher Parish, 142A at the mouth of Simsons Gutt next to William Rainey. Signed Francis Wynne. Witnesses: Francis Hardyman and Cornelius Cargill.
1720, Apr 12. Land deed. Prince George Co. Deeds, 1713-1728 pt 2 pg. 394 to Richard Ranye.
1720, Mar 10. Deed. Surry Co. Deed Book 7, p 322. 10 Mar 1720. William Raney and wife, Anne Raney, to Arthur Reding for 5 shillings … 100A on south side of Raccoon Swamp just below the Trading Path on south side of Nottoway River - being part of a greater tract belonging to John Jones whereon he now lives. Wit: William Rirke and Mary Whitton. Rec. 19 Apr 1721 .
1722, July 10. Will. Will of Wm. Rainey in Prince George Co. Will lists sons John, Roger, William and Richard; daughters Susannah, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Rebecca Lish (or Dish). According to Ray Sasser e-mail 24 Jul 1998: "land to son John Ranye, but if John has no heirs it is then to go to son Roger Ranye. He also leaves following: Susannah, various items; William, various items; Elizabeth, var. items; Roger two cows; Sarah great iron pot; Rebecca var. items; Richard 3 ells of Oznabriggs; rest to be divided between Roger, John, Rebecca and Susanna, who is to have 1st choice." Witnesses; William Stainback, John Abington, Will Stainback. Source Prince George Co., Wills & Deeds 1713-1728, p 548.
1722, Sept 5. William Rainey of Surry Co., VA had 50A in Isle of Wight on east side of Seacock, SW of North side of Fountain Creek, 5 Sept 1722. (RT July 1988 p 101 - infor from Cavaliers & Pioneers of Virginia.
1723, Dec 21. Samuel Rainey married a Hager Davis, Lancaster Co., VA. Source VA marriages, general index.
1725, Mar 24. Land grants. 24 Mar 1725. Pat 12, p. 461. Roger Rany, Prince George Co., 144A on the south side of Warwick Swamp, adjoining Edward Woodlief. VTLS WEBIMAGE Manager, Electronic Card Index - Land Office Patents and Grants.
1726, Sept 14. Land deed. To Richard Ranye. Prince George County Deeds, 1713-1728 pt 3. Pg. 928-929.
1726. Legal Record. Listed as a general list of Virginia Records. Princess Ann Co. Robert Raney estate inventory.
1726 (or before). Marriage. Phillippe Claude arrived in Jamestown on the La Peter and Anthony Sept 1700. He was a French Huguenot. He died before 12 Apr 1723. His wife was Hannah or Anna. They had two son. Joseph and Joshua. Hannah Married a Richard Ranye by Sept 1726.
1727, Apr 17. Deed. Surry Co. Deed Book 7, p. 712. 17 Apr 1727. Arthur Reding to Wallace Jones … 100A on southwest side of Raccoon Swamp (being part of a patent for 250A granted William Raney on 13 Nov 1713 and by him sold to said Arthur Reding on 19 Apr 1721) and bounded by John Jones. Wit: John Allen and R. Smith Woobank.
1727, Apr 17. Deed. Surry Co. Deed Book 7, p. 762. 17 Apr 1727. James Judkins to William Rainey. 275A on north side of the little creek of Three Creeks (being the land granted to said James Judkins on 22 Feb 1724) and bounded by Thomas Jackson. (Helen Judkins, wife of James Judkins, relinquished her rights of dower). Wit: R. Smith Woodbank.
1727 Apr 17. Deed. Surry Co. Deed book 7, p. 750. 17 Apr 1727. George Maybury to William Raney. 115A on north side of Nottoway River (being land granted to George Maybury on 5 Sep 1723) and bounded by the Woodyard Swamp and Marmaaduke Brown (Martha Maybury, wife of George Maybury, relinquished her right of dower). Wit: John Allen and R.S. Woodbank. Rec. 21 Jun 1727.
1727, July 29. Deed. Surry Co. Deed Book 7, p. 759. 29 Jul 1727. William Rainey to Francis Lightfoot. 100A on south side of main Blackwater Swamp. Wit: James Duke, Dasey Southall and John Elerbee. Rec: 18 Oct 1727.
1727, Oct 13. Land Grant. To William Rainey of Surry Co. 240A on the north side of Nottaway River. Adjoins his other land. Also the Woodyard Swamp. And land of Lewis Green. Pat 13, p. 254. 13 Oct 1727.
1729, March 20. Birth. Peter, son of Roger and Sarah Ranie, born 20 March 1729, baptized 29 may 1730. Chamberlayne - Bristol Parish Birth Register. email
1730, Sept 30. Land grant. Patent 13, p 524. 30 Sept 1730. Prince George Co. Roger Raney, 200A on both sides of Rocky Run between the lines of Wm Bobbitt and John Hill. VTLS WEBIMAGE Manager, Electronic Card Index - Land Office Patents and Grants.
1731, April 1731. Birth. William, son of Roger and Sarah Reiny, b. 13 Apr 1731, Bap. 12 Sept 1731. Bristol Parish Birth Register. Chamberlayne.
1733, June 20. Land grants. Francis Raney, son of Roger. 20 June 1733, Prince George Co. 200A on Middle Seller Fork of Deep Creek above Wlm. Westbrook's survey, Patent 15, p13.
1734, Aug 1. To Richard Raney 200A on the lower side of Deep Creek adjoining Henry Mayes. VA Paten Book 15, page 252. Prince George Co. VA VTLS web, colonial land grants.
1735, July 3. Land Record. Source Brunswick Order Book 1 page 99, entry of 52 deeds on 3 July 1735. "Thomas Wilson came into Court & presented & acknowledged deeds of lease & release to Mason Bishop, Michael C. Young, James Rigby, Richard Ramsey, Charles Golstone, John Fountain, Robert Andrews, Henry Beverly, John Merritt, Samuel Crawley, John Adcock, Henry Morris, Samuel Manning, John Blackstone, Richard York, Thomas Couch Jr., Benjamin Boing, Wm. Couch, James Couch, John Barnes, John Thomason, Richard Watts, Patrick Dorum, Seth Pettypool, Thomas Shelton, John Wilson, Philip Morgan, John Thomason Jr., James Dockery, Thomas Rawlins, William Douglas, James Arnold, Matthew Creed, Aaron Johnson, John Humphries, Henry Rottenberry Jr., Wm Fletcher, Thomas Robertson, Aaron Pinson, Joseph Coleson, Robert Alen, Francis Rayney, Joseph Dunman, Thomas Haney, John Mealey, Wm. Pennington, Henry Rottenbury Senr., and William Manning, which at the motion of the said Mason Bishop, Michael Cadet Young and all if the aforenamed persons they are ordered to be recorded."
1737, Jun 10. Land grant. June 10, 1737, Grant to Benjamin Simmons of Amelia Co. 1600A on the lower side of the Great Branch of the Middle Seller fork of Deep Creek adjoining Francis Raney's line. Pat 17, p. 334.
1737, Oct 3. Deed. William Rainey of Surry Co. to James Judkins of Brunswick Co., lease and release for 25 Pounds, 50 acres of woodland ground on north side of Fountain Creek, formerly taken up by said William Rainey in Isle of Wight Co., by patent 5 Sept 1723. Wit John Irby, Chas Hix, Nicholas Brewer. Signed William Rany and Ann Rany, 2 Feb, 1738. Brunswick Co. Deeds 1732-1740 - VA Genealogist Vol 3, 1959. RT 1989, p. 108.
1740, Feb 24. Baptism. Francis Rainey sponsored the baptism of Elizabeth, daughter of Matt and Susanna Parham, born 30 July 1739. Chr. F24 Feb 1740. Also serving as godparents were John Bell and Rebecca Heath. Source: Ray Sasser email - notes in Albemarle Parish Register (this parish included land in Prince George Co. at this time).
1740, June 1. Land Grant. To Thomas Bonner for 30 shillings, 262A Prince George Co. on the south side of Warwick Swamp, adjoining his own land and the land of Woodleifs and Whitemores. Beginning at his own corner … along Whitmores new line to….to Rayns line then… Source Ray Sasser email. (more land description in email).
1742, Oct. Baptism. Frances Rainey sponsored the baptism of Amy, daughter of Henry and Priscilla Mitchell Jr., b. 9 Aug 1742, chr Oct 1742, along with Arthur Redding and Rebecca Robert. Source: Ray Sasser email - notes in Albemarle Parish Register (this parish included land in Prince George Co. at this time).
1742, May 17. Land Grant. To William Raney Jr., mentions wife Mary. 353A in Brunswick Co. on north side of Sittler Creek, formerly granted to Thomas Jackson on condition of payment. Grant mentions Thomas Wainwright and wife Ann, Ralph Jackson. (didn't write down source)
1743. Land grant. John Ornsby, 4054A in Amelia Co. on both sides of the Nottoway Road, between the branches of Deep Creek and the branches of Tommohilton Swamp beginning in Francis Rany's line where it crosses the Middle Seller Creek. Pat book 23, page 574, Amelia Co. 1743.
1744, 30 August. Land Grant. To Robert Bolling, Gentleman for Ten pounds fifteen shillings. 2750A in Prince George Co. upon the head branches of Sappone Creek and Rockey Run and on both sides of the Upper Nottoway River Road. 613A part therof being part of a patent for 2604A formerly granted unto the said Robert Bolling by letter 4 Aug 1721, the residue never before Granted. Beginning at his old upper corner upon Sapone Creek below……. Above Roger Rany's, then…. John Tabbs upper corner…VA Patent Book 23, p. 783-5. Source Ray Sasser email (more land description in email)
1745. Birth Records. Mary Rainey listed as godparent for Charles Delahay, son of Charles Delahay and wife Eliza. RT 1992, p. 54. (Register of Almemarle Parish Birth Records - Surry & Sussex Counties 1739-1778).
20 Dec 1745. Will. Eliza Raney dau of Thomas Huddleston (Will). From a general listing of Virginia Record. RT 1989, p.112.
1745, May 1. Deed. John Rainey, planter, purchased 50A between Lynhaven Bany and Corg Creek form Wm. Richmond. Princess Anne Co., VA. RT 1989, p 108.
1745, Sep 20. Land grant. To John May Junior, for 4 pounds, 800A in Prince George Co. on the Head branches of Great Creek. Beginning at Blackstones, now Williamson's, corner… Rockey Run… Richard Whites…Jones's corner…to Raneys line…along Walkers line…. VA Patent Book 24, p.66-7. Source Ray Sasser email (more in description)
1746, Jan 12. Land Grant. To William Rainey, Surry Co., 145A on the south west side of Southwester Swamp, beginning at John Ferringtons corner pine on the Hogpen Branch. 12 Jan 1746. Pat 25, p. 415.
1746, unk. Birth. Mary Rainey, godparent to Anna Richardson. RT 1992, p. 54. ( Register of Almemarle Parish Birth Records - Surry & Sussex Counties 1739-1778) (See 20 May 1753 Birth).
1746, unk. Tax role. Francis Rainy, Amelia County; Amelia Co., VA Tax List 1736-64, an every name index.
1746, March 5. Deed. Indenture made the 5th day of March, 1746, between William Rainey of Surry Co., and Thomas Jones, for five pounds, conveying one/half interest in 275A, located on north side of the Little Creek of the Three Creeks (formerly in Surry County), and granted to James Judkins by Letters of Patent bearing date of 2 Feb 1724, and sold to the said William Raney by deed dated 18 Oct 1727. No witnesses given. Acknowledged in Court on 6 Aug 1747. Brunswick Co. Deed book 3, page 334.
1746, March 5. Deed of Gift. Deed of Gift dated 5 march 1746, from William Raney of Surry County, for natural love and affection I bear to my daughter, Anne Jones, wife of Thomas Jones, conveying one/half interest in 275A tract on north side of the Little Creek. Acknowledged in Court 6 Aug. 1747. Brunswick Co. VA Deed Book 3, page 336.
1746, July 25. Land grant. Pat. 25, p. 125. From VTLS web. VA colonial land grants. James Rany, 25 July 1746, Prince George County, 250A on both sides of Rockey run adjoining Parson, Williamson, Penniston, ….
1746, July 25. Land Grant. VA Patent Book 24, p. 293-5. To Peter Raney for 25 shillings, 250A in Prince George Co., on both sides of Rockey Run. Beginning at Pennistones corner on the south side of the said Run….. Source Ray Sasser email (more in description).
1746, July 25. Land grant. VA Patent Book 25, p.152-3. To Matthew Smart for Fifteen shillings, 129A, Prince George Con on the North side of Rockey Run. Beginning on the said Run in Hill's line….to Roger Rays line then…. Source Ray Sasser email (more land description in email) (Note the boundary line next to Roger Rays – might this have been Roger Rainey? – see second entry for Aug 28, 1746 below).
1746, Aug 28. Land grant. Patent book 25, p 223. 28 Aug 1746, Prince George Co. 444A beginning at William Bobbitt's corner upon Rocky Run. VTLS WEBIMAGE Manager. (reference Sept 30, 1730 entry for Roger Raney.)
1746, Aug 28. Land grant. VA Patent Book 25, p. 194-6. To Charles Williamson for Five pounds, Five shillings…1850A in Prince George Co. on both sides of Rockey Run. 364A part thereof being formerly granted to John Hill and Cuthburt Williamson by our letter 28 Sep 1728. 232A other part thereof being formerly granted to John Hill by letter 20 July 1738. 200A other part thereof being formerly granted to the said Williamson by our letter 30 Aug 1743, the right & title of which has since become vested and 154A the residue never before granted. Beginning in Smarts upper line….along Ranys line to Bollings line…in Manson line…to Bollings line…in Tabbs line…to William Whites line…land purchased by John Hill…. Source Ray Sasser email (more land description in email).
1747, unk. Tax role. Frna's Rainey, Amelia County: Amelia Co. VA Tax List 1736-64, and every name index.
1748, July 20. Land Grant. To John Ornsby, 4154A in Amelia Co. on both sides of Nottoway Road, bet. The branches of Deep Creek and the branches of Tommahitton Swamp. 4054A part thereof being formerly granted unto said John Ornsby by letter 20 Aug 1743 and 100A the Residue being also formerly granted to the said John Ornsby by our letter 30 Aug 1743. Beginning at Francis Raneys line where it crosses the Middle Seller Cr. Then along line to Benjamin Simmons' line … VA Patent Book 26, p. 457-60. Source Ray Sasser email (full description in message)
1748, Oct 6. Deed. Brunswick Co. VA deed book 3, p. 533. Indunture made the 6th day of Oct. 1748, between Thomas Jones and Theophius Field of Prince George Co., Merchant, for 50 pounds, conveying 137 1/2A on north side of the Little Creek of Three Creeks, being a tract purchased by Thomas Jones of one William Rainey by deed recorded Aug. 6, 1747. Wit: Michael Wall jr., Henry Jackson, and Sterling Clark.
1748, unk. Tax. Role. Frna's Rainey, Amelia County: Amelia Co. VA Tax List 1736-64, an every name index.
1749, Jan 19. Deed. Amelia County Deed Book 5/6 page 165. 19 Jan 1749. Henry Tominson and Jane, his wife to James Bevis, for consideration of 15 pounds, 200A on Middle Cellar Creek, adjacent to Gamin's corner and line to Rainey's corner and line, and the lines of Leath, Raines and Moor. Wit: John Crenshaw, Charles Westbrook & Josiah Grigge
1749, March 26. Christening. Ann daughter of William and Mary Rainey of Albemarle Parish, born 26 Jan 1749, chris. 26 Mar 1749. Godparents Nathaniel Rainey, Anne Rainey, Mary Rainey. Albemarle Parish Register.
1749, Sept 19. Witness. John Rainey wit to will and received 30 acres of land from John Avis. Princess Anne County, VA. RT 1749, p 108.
1749. Titheables. List of Titheables Nottoway Parish, Alemia Co. VA. Lists Francis Rainey, 1 white male, 6 slaves. (note females were not listed in these tables).
1750, unk. Tax role. Frna's Rainey, Amelia County: Amelia Co. VA Tax List 1736-64, and every name index
1751, Mar 17. Christening. William, son of William & Mary Rainey, born 26 Jan 1750, Chr. 25 Mar 1750. Albemarle Parish Register.
1751, unk. Titheables. List of Titheables, Nottoway Parish, Alemia Co. VA. Listed: Francis Rainey with Wm Waller, 2 white males, 12 slaves. (Note females were not listed in these tables).
1751, Aug 22. Will. John Moore on the 1746 list of Titheables below Deep Creek in Amelia Co. A will of John Moor was proved 22 Aug 1751 and appears in Deed Book 1, Amelia Co. Francis Rainey was a witness of this will dated Dec 31, 1750.
1752. Titheables. List of Titheables, Nottoway Parish, Alemia Co., VA. Listed: Francis Rainey with Zachariah Nunry, 2 white males. (Note at Titheables did not include females).
1752. Tax role. Frna's Rainey, Amelia County, two entries in different parts of the county: Amelia Co. VA Tax List 1736-64, and every name index.
1752, Apr 20. Marriage. Wm Jones and Jane Rainey marries 20 April 1752. From registry of St. Paul's Parish (King George Co., VA) . RT 1995, p 132.
1752, Oct 24. Deed. Deed of Gift. Benjamin Simmons of Martin Brandon Parish, Prince George Co. VA to Joshua Simmons and Benjamin Simmons Jr., of Martin Brandon Parish, Prince George Co. VA, sons of said Benjamin Simmons, dtd 24 Oct 1752. For consideration of natural love and affection for his sons Joshua and Benjamin Jr., 183A on lower side of Great Branch of Middle Seller Fork of Deep Creek, to be equally divided between them, adjacent to line of Francis Raney, being part to Benjamin.
1753, May 20. Birth. Daniel Rainey, son of William Rainey and wife Mary, b. Apr 1753, christened 20 May 1753: godparents Daniel Knight, Nathaniel Rainey, Eliza Richardson. RT 1992, p. 54. (Register of Almemarle Parish Birth Records - Surry & Sussex Counties 1739-1778).
1753, Nov 20. Will. John Rainey will wit. By John Dearmood, Cason Moore and Jean Dearmood. To son John Rany the plantation 110A… to dau Mary Rany… to son Thomas Rany 50A marshland at the salt ponds… residue to be sold and the money equally divided between my four children namely: Thomas, Betty, Amy and Anny Rany. Ordered by the court to be recorded for the benefit of the legatees. The executors refused to take on them the burden and the widow: renouncing the same. Princess Ann County. Included in same 16 Dec 1766, petition from Amy Rany showeth "that I am of age and humbly pray your worships to grant order for my part of my deceased father's estate". RT 1989, p 112.
1753. Titheables. List of Titheables, Nottoway Parish, Alemia Co., VA. Listed: Francis Rainey , one white male. (Note at titheables did not include females).
1754. Tax role. Frna's Rainey, Amelia County: Amelia Co. VA Tax List 1736-64, and every name index.
1754. Titheables. List of Titheables, Nottoway Parish, Alemia Co., VA. Listed: Francis Rainey , one white male. (Note at titheables did not include females).
1755. Tax role. Frna's Rainey, Amelia County: Amelia Co. VA Tax List 1736-64, and every name index.
1755, Sep 10. Land grant. VA Pat Book 31, p 640. Dtd 10 Sep 1755. Unto George White. 5 shillings 49A on the lower side of Little Rocky Run in Dinwiddie Co. Starting at Roger Raney's corner Ash on the said Run thence along this line S27W, 60 poles to B. Richard Ledbetters corner thence along his line E10N, 178 poles to his corner Red Oak thence along Rather's line N 26 poles
1755, Sept 10. Land grant. VA Patent Book 31, p. 732-3. To Thomas Bonner for Five shillings - 432A prince George Co. on the south side of Warwick Swamp. 262A part thereof formerly granted said Thomas Bonner by our Letters 1 June 1741 and 144A other part formerly granted Roger Rayney by letters 24 mar 1725 and 26A the residue never before granted. Beginning on Edward Woodliefs line then ….to Rayne's corner the along Raynes line …to Denhert's corner then along his line… Source Ray Sasser email (more land description in email)
1755, Dec 15. Land Trans. Amelia Co., Deed Book 5 or 6 page 361. Francis Raney to William Featherstone of Dinwiddie Co., VA dtd Dec 15, 1755, for consideration of 100 pounds, 200A on Middle Cellar Creek (Deep Creek), adjacent to the lower side of the branch, being land patent to said Raney on 20 June 1733, with all wood, etc. Wit. John Epes, Howel Featherstone, and Susanna Eps. Same Deed Book page 362… possession obtained by William Featherstone in presence of same witnesses on Dec 15, 1755. Deed ordered recorded on Jan 23, 1756, after Ann, Wife of Francis Raney, relinquished her right of dower.
1756, May 16. Christening. Peter son of William & Mary Rainey, born 3 Apr 1753, chr. 16 May 1756. Godparents Thomas Weathers, Joseph Richardson. Albemarle Parish Register.
1758, Apr 24. Land Trans. Lunenburg Co. Deed Book 5, page 229, dtd 24 Apr 1758, recorded 3 May 1758. John Rottenberry and wife Mary of Lunenburg Co., conveyed to Francis Rainey of Dinwiddie Co.,.. concession of 30 pounds …. 100A of land on the north side of the Roanoke River, on a fork of the Great Creek. Witnesses: John Ezell, Jr., Eph Marbry, Wl Bartlett. Signed: John Rottenberry.
1759, Apr 3. Land grant. Pat. Book 33, Vol. 2, page 557 (1756-61). Dtd 3 Apr 1759. Dinwiddie Co., 250A on both sides of Rocky Run. "George the 2nd under the seal of the colony of Virginia, 25th July 1746, granted unto Peter Rainey one certain parcel of land containing 250A lying in county of Prince George, now Dinwiddie on both sides of Rocky Run. Which said track of parcel of land was granted …. Of payment of quit rents and cultivating and improving as in ….. Whereas Roger Raney, in whom the right of said land is since become vested has failed to pay quit rents to make cultivation and improvements and William Raney has made humble payment to our Lt. Governor and ……
1759, Oct 25. Deed. Amelia Co. Deed Book 7, p. 197 dtd 25 Oct 1759. From Billington Williams of Amelia Co. Planter, to William Stoe, shoemaker, of same county, for 25 pounds, a certain tract of land of 120A in Amelia Co., on the upper side of the Great Branch of the Middle Seller Cr., and bounded by Arthur Leath, Rany, in being a certain tract formerly purchased by deed recorded in Amelia, by the said Williams from Thomas Flake. Signed Billington Williams. No witness.
1759, Sept 17. Parish entry. From the Vestry Book, 1746-1816, Cumberland Parish, Va. p 500; Returns of Processing in obedience to an Order of Vestry of the 17th of September, 1759. Before the Division of Cumberland Parish, Nov 1, 1760: The land of Francis Rainey Do. John & George Langford; the land of George Langford Do. Fras. Rainey & Jon. Boseman. RT 1985, p 42. (Langford is mentioned as a neighbor on the grant of land to Francis Raney in 1769.)
1760, Nov 2. Birth. Williamson Rainey. On a Revolutionary War Veteran Pension application ;R8563, 23 October 1841; Williamson Rainey SR. stated that he was born in Mecklenburg Co. VA, Nov 2, 1760. He stated that proof of his birth and age were in a large family bible. That he had join service from Mecklenburg Co, VA and was and always had be a resident of same and no where else.
1761, April 28. Indenture made the 28 April, 1761, between William Raney Sen., of Suxxex County, and Amey Jackson, Daughter of said William Raney. Brunswick co., VA. Deed Book 6, p. 336.
1764, Aug 15. Land grant. Patent 36, p. 634. 15 Aug 1764. To John Langford, of Lunenburg Co., 200A on the branches of the Great Creek, adjoining Rottenberry lines.
1765, Jan. Will. Will Book B 1764-71, p. 191 of Sussex Co. VA. Will of William Rainey, dtd. 7 Jan 1765. Lists children. Sons: William, Nathanial, Dau. Mary any Amy and a fifth child Frances (no gender). Gave: William bed and furniture, chairs, small gun, two pots, half of Coopers, carpenter & gun stocking tools and half cyder casts….and one Negro man called Hector. To Nathanial the Plantation (249A) some more furniture, the other half of tools and castes. To dau. Mary Baley one Negro named Jane. The balance not mentioned to be equally divided. William to be executor. Wit. George Randall, James Cain, Isham Cain, Burnwell Green.
1766, May 8. Birth. Ann Raine, daughter Elizabeth, born 8 May 1766… no father. Bruton Parish Register (Chamberlayne).
1766, Dec 16. Court Record. Princess Anne Co. petition from Amy Rany showeth "that I am of age and humbly pray your worships to grant order for my part of my deceased father's estate." (see 1753, Nov 20 entry). RT 1989, p. 112.
1766, Sept 22. Land Grant. William Raney Jr., 22 Sept 1766, Brunswick Co., 312A on north side of Little Creek., Paten36 (1764-67, page 1015.
1769, Apr 6. Land grant. Francis Raney, 6 Apr 1769, Mecklenburg Co. VA. 400A for 40 shillings, branches of Great Creek joining Malone and Langford. Pat 38. P622.