Robert Rainey

1792 - 1868

Claimant or beneficiary


London West India merchant, partner in Rainey, Bruce (q.v.), awarded the compensation with his partner Henry Bruce (q.v.) for two awards in British Guiana as trustees.

  1. Death of Robert Rainey aged 76 registered Clifton Q2 1868. Will of Robert Rainey formerly of the City of London merchant but late of Clifton who died at 22 Sion Hill Clifton 01/05/1868 proved by Robert Joy City of Dublin grand-nephew, effects under £60,000. In 1841 a Robert Rainey appears aged 45 merchant living Egham Surrey, apparently alone; in 1851 Robert Rainey, West India merchant, aged 56 born Barbadoes was staying as a visitor at Almondsbury Gloucestershire in the house of his sister Jane Ludlow aged 67 born Ireland; in 1861 a Robert Rainey gentleman aged 66 born Barbadoes was a visitor at Furnivals Inn. This Robert Rainey was baptised 16/09/1794 in St Michael's Barbados.

  2. No connection has been established to date with the Robert Rainey of Size Lane, partner with Duncan and Alexander Hunter in Hunters, Rainey & Co., who was bankrupted in 1805.


T71/886 British Guiana claim no. 1796; T71/887 British Guiana no. 2599.

  1. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1868; 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses; batch no. C51395-3. The 1851 census index on gives his name as Robert Runey.

  2. London Gazette, Issue 16503, 02/07/1805, p. 877.

We are grateful to Mr A.J. Pyett for his help with this entry.

Further Information

Wealth at death
West India merchant

Associated Claims (2)

£209 19s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)
£289 9s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Rainey, Bruce & Co.
West India merchant  

Addresses (1)

Clifton, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England