Louise Rayner Artist

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  • 1659 William Rayner Earliest Known Ancestor of Artist and Farming Rayners born Colnbrook Bucks Farmer or Cornchandler
  • 1732 -- --- Thomas Rayner (The Great (married well and had many children) born
  • 1749 Sarah Talbot future second wife of Thomas Rayner born
  • 1750 Joseph Rayner (father Thomas) buried Langley Parish Church (allegedly executed by crossbow for poaching the King's Deer) last man to so be executed as subsequently the punishment was imprisonment.
  • 1753 Oct 21 Sunday, Alexander Cruden (author of the well-known concordance to the English Bible) (sister Mrs Isobella (William) Wild) walked from Middle Green to have lunch with Mr Thomas Rayner of Colnbrook
  • 1754 Thomas Rayner donated land for the first Chapel in Colnbrook
  • 1754 Mary Rayner aged 2 died 1754 from smallpox buried in Colnbrook chapel at Night!
  • 1755 Thomas Rayner was chapel warden of Colnbrook
  • 1756 12 Jan Thomas Rayner Bachelor of Horton married first wife Mary Anthony of Chalfont St Giles, Buckingham, (Witness John Anthony, William Philp) Chalfont St Giles (Anthony family is or will be very rich)
  • 1759 Jun 14 Joseph Rayner II born Corn Dealer son of Thomas & Mary CBC records
  • 1762 Jun 30 William son of Mary & Thomas born Colnbrook son of Thomas & Mary
  • 1767 Sep 12 Mary Rayner nee Anthony dies after just 11 years of marriage
  • 1774 Jan 14 Thomas Rayner of Horton marries his housekeeper Sarah Talbot X (signed name with x) in Horton witnesses Willm Wild,Jos Foster : Parish Records Horton
  • 1774 Apr 27 James eldest son of Thomas & Sarah born CBC records
  • 1776 Aug 03 John son of Thomas & Sarah Colnbrook CBC records
  • 1777 Feb 02 birth Sarah daughter of Thomas & Sarah CBC records
  • 1778 Nov 07 birth Samuel I (future father of Samuel the Artist) son of Thomas & Sarah born Colnbrook CBC records
  • 1780 Jul 27 Richard son of Thomas & Sarah born Colnbrook CBC records
  • 1788 Feb 19th birth Elizabeth daughter of Thomas & Sarah CBC records
  • 1798 Bucks Posse Comitatus vol 22 Thomas Rayner Horton Farmer 5Horses 1Wgaons 3Carts
  • 1801 Apr 07 Samuel Rayner marriage to Margaret Ingram (Samuel's brother John marries Mary Ingram the same day)
  • 1802 29th October Ann Manser future wife Samuel Rayner II born
  • 1806 Apr 15th birth Samuel A. Rayner II the future Artist born to Samuel Rayner & Margaret nee Ingram (previoulsy I incorrectly stated Wiggins)
  • 1812 Circa 1812, Samuel I and Margaret moved to London and ran an ironmongery business at 7 Blandford Street, Portman Square, Marylebone.
  • 1817 May 26 Samuel Rayner I son of Thomas & Sarah dies age 36yrs (CBC Records) buried Colnbrook
  • 1818 Nov 21 Thomas Rayner the Great dies age 86 (27th buried CBC) source CBC records
  • 1820 11 Nov Hobbs Collection 10 beneficiaries of Thomas Rayner Estate (Agreement) (Reworking of Thomas's Will because his son Samuel had preceded him)
  • 1820 Nov 11 Sarah (Talbot) Rayner mentioned as Farmer of Colnbrook in an agreement (Hobbs Collection)
  • 1821 Samuel II accepted for exhibition at the Royal Academy , when he was 15 years old. At that time his address was still 7 Blandford Street
  • 1823 Samuel Rayner II and Ann Manser elope
  • 1824 Saml Rayner Ann Manser 1824 Marriage St George The Martyr (Pallots Marriage Register 1780-1837)
  • 1826 Ann Ingram (Nancy) first surviving child born
  • 1827 At the age of 21 Samuel II inherited his share of his Grandfather's estate, and also received a "VERY handsome order" from the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. This prompted the family to move to Derbyshire where they lived in what was then a fairly new terrace at Museum Parade (now South Parade) in Matlock Bath (close to the administrative county town).
  • 1828 Rhoda (Rose) born in Matlock
  • 1829 Jun 30 "The Rainer's Fate" Caricature by William Heath published (picture)
  • Birth Harry Rayner (non-artist) born 1830/1, probably in Matlock Bath
  • 1830 Nov 26 Sarah (nee Talbot) Rayner wife of Thomas Rayner died aged 81yrs 5mths CBC records
  • 1832 Jun 21 birth Louisa (Louise) Ingram Rayner famous artist daughter of Samuel and Ann nee Manser, son of Samuel born in Matlock Bath
  • 1833c birth of Samuel Rayner III non-artist (but see 1840)
  • 1834 Aug 19 Frances Rayner, one of the children of the artist Samuel Rayner and his wife Ann Manser Frances was born in Piccadilly Frances Rayner, - artist until she married Ernest Copinger (but may have resumed professional painting later
  • 1835 Feb 08 christened at Newman Street Catholic Apostolic Church, St Marylebone, Frances,Samuel Louise
  • 1837 Margaret Rayner, born 30th July 1837 in Derby - artist
  • 1838, Samuel did engravings for Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne
  • 1839c Birth of the only female non-artist Grace Dorothy (Doll) Rayner
  • 1840 Feb 16 Samuel III born son of Samuel the artist went to Ontario Canada
  • 1842 Louise now living in London
  • 1843 Jun 28 Richard Manser Rayner son of Samuel II born in Bayswater
  • 1845 February, Samuel was elected as an Associate of the Old Water Colour Society
  • 1845-6 Samuel Rayner & Family at 15 Berners St W1T 3LJ (off Oxford St)
  • 1847 During a long sojourn at Herne Bay, when about fifteen years of age, Louise took up drawing
  • 1850, his eldest daughter Nancy was herself elected an Lady Member of the Old Water Colour Society
  • 1851 Disaster: Samuel II involved in a financial scandal and barred from the Water Colour Society (see Dudley Website)
  • 1852 Louise's first exhibited work was an oil painting entitled The Interior of Haddon Chapel, Derbyshire shown at the Royal Academy in 1852
  • 1855 Death of Nancy by a lingering consumption of which she died at the age of twenty-nine on 14th August
  • 1855 Nov 30 Water Colour Society votes a donation of £20 by way of help to her surviving sisters
  • 1855 'On the 30th of November, 1855, at her mother's solicitation, a sum of 20l. [£20] was voted by the Society, by way of help to her surviving sisters.' This is only a single straw in the wind, but it might indicate a continued financial stress in the family, following Samuel's disgrace of 1851.
  • 1856 Louise Rayner letters to Mr Mogford enquiring about exhibiting at the Great Exhibition (15 Berners st)
  • 1859 Family in rented appartments 24 Montpelier St Brighton
  • 1865 Louise and Richard visit Dudley to sketch their Dudley paintings
  • 1866 Marriage Frances with Charles Louis George Emanuel Copinger in Kensington (was known as Ernest to the Rayners)
  • 1869 Presumed date of marriage of Grace to Mr Frederick Henry Bovil Catty
  • 1869 Louise first recorded as living in Chester 2 Ash Grove, off the Wrexham Road, in Chester. She now painted in her mature style.
  • 1867 Margaret exibits first work at Suffolk Street Gallery in London
  • 1872 Samuel Rayner I flourished fl. 1821-1872
  • 1877 Louise wins £40 prize at Royal Academy for "Ludlow Mill"
  • 1879 Samuel dies at family home in Windsor (and not in 1874 in Brighton)
  • 1881 Rhoda [c1881] 03 Dalberg Rd Lambeth Artist Figure Painter with niece Annette Copinger (Census)
  • 1883 Louise Rayner illustrates Historic Notices, with topographical and other gleanings, descriptive of the borough and county town of Flint. Published 1883. by Henry Taylor
  • 1886 Louise exhibited for the last time at the Royal Academy in 1886
  • 1889 Death of Frances nee Rayner Copinger at Windsor
  • 1889 Miss Margaret Rayner Sketch Club 41 Craven Rd, Westbourne Terrace (Paddington) (article in Lady Magazine)
  • 1890 Death Anne (Manser) Louise's mother
  • 1890 Louise and Margaret set up a teaching studio in Chester
  • 1901 RAYNER, Louise [c1901] 63 Cheshire Chester Water Colour Painter (Census)
  • 1901 RAYNER, Rhoda age 67 b. Matlock Derbyshire was London Fulham Living On Own Means (Census)
  • 1908 Oct 17 Richard Manser Rayner dies aged 65 Orpington Church (son of Samuel)
  • 1910 In 1910 Louise and Margaret moved to Tunbridge Wells
  • 1918 Louise sold her last drawing
  • 1920 20 Aug Margaret Rayner (dau Samuel II) died at Tunbridge Wells
  • 1920 Following Margaret's death , Louise moved to Southwater Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings until her death
  • 1921 Jan 21 Death of (Rhoda) Rose Rayner Orpington
  • 1924 Oct 08 death Louise Rayner famous artist daughter of Samuel, son of Samuel dies
  • 1996 Exhibition - 'The Rayners - A Family of Artists' at Derby
  • 2001 Sep 25 A watercolour of The Grass Market, Edinburgh by Louise Rayner fetched a record price of £28,100 almost twice the pre-sale low estimate at Sotheby’s Annual Scotland sale.
  • 2005 Jun 05 Louise Rayner GROSVENOR MUSEUM 27 Grosvenor St, Chester (until 5 June) Exhibition of watercolours of Victorian Chester, capturing the city’s rough cobblestones, public buildings & famous half-timbered houses.
  • 2006 January Drambuie Collection Sale Louise Rayner's Old Houses - Head Of West Bow sold for £35000 well above the estimate
  • 14 April - 17 June 2007 next Louise Rayner exhibition at GROSVENOR MUSEUM 27 Grosvenor St, Chester

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