Harriet (Strickland) Rainford
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Harriet (Strickland) Rainford (abt. 1814 - 1851)

Harriet Rainford formerly Strickland
Born about in St Mary's, Lambeth, Surrey, Eng.map
Wife of — married 3 Sep 1834 in St Marys, Lambeth, Surrey, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Joliet, Will, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Mar 2012
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When Harriet Strickland was born in May 1816 in Lambeth, Surrey, her father, Charles, was 26, and her mother, Catherine, was 33. She married George Rainford on 3 September 1834 in her hometown. Born the daughter of Charles Strickland, Lambeth chocolate and broma manufacturer/15 Gibson St, Lambeth, Surrey. Mother's name at birth was Catherine Strickland. The 4th of 10 children, but few survived to adulthood. Residence was no.1102, Penlington Place in Lambeth. Married as a minor at St Marys Lambeth to George Rainford, 3 September 1834. Residence in 1841 at age 25 is St John The Evangelist, Middlesex, England. She and Geo had 2 children, George age 3 and Mary 11 months. They had six known children in 11 years. She died on 7 October 1851 in Joliet, Illinois, USA, at the age of 35, and was buried there.


Type: Arrival
Date: 28 MAY 1849
Place: New York[1]

Emigrate from London on the Yorktown[2]

Note: Arrived pregnant with Robert in New York City


Husband: George Rainford
Wife: Harriet Strickland
Child: George Charles Rainford
Child: Richard E Rainford
Child: Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Rainford
Child: Harriet Catherine Rainford
Child: Richard Edward Rainford
Child: Robert Rainford
Date: 3 SEP 1834
Place: St Marys, Lambeth, Surrey, England[4]
Note: witnessed by her father, Charles Strickland

Arrival the Yorktown, one of 298 passengers with George, Charles, Mary Eliz and Catherine. 28 MAY 1849. New York City. [5]

Buried No one has located Harriet's grave. OCT 1851. Joliet city, Will, Illinois.

Baptism: 2 JUN 1816. London, England. St Mary's, Lambeth, Surrey, England. Harriet Strickland gender: Female baptismchristening date: 02 Jun 1816 baptismchristening place: St. Mary's, Lambeth, Surrey, England father's name: Charles Strickland mother's name: Catherine Strickland indexing project (batch) number: I02192-6.

2nd Baptism at 35 years old, by George Hamilton at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Joliet. Her initial baptism as an infant was Church of England. This was two days before she died. 5 OCT 1851. Will, Illinois, USA.


  • 1850 United States Federal Census [6]
  • London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1906. London Metropolitan Archives, London.Images produced by permission of the City Repository: #R18
  • London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921. London Metropolitan Archives, London.Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation Libraries, Archives Repository:
  • 1841 England Census Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National Repository:
  • New York Passenger Lists Year: 1849; [5]Arrival: , ; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_79; Line: 39; List number: 579. Birth date: abt 1816 Birth place: Arrival date: 28 May 1849 Arrival place: New York, New York Departure date: Departure place: London, England Link: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=nypl&h=1023512034&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt</ref>
  • Find A Grave Index for Select Locations, 1300s-Current Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;
  1. Source: #S56 Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1816Birth place: Origin date: Origin place: Great BritainArrival date: May 28, 1849Arrival place: New YorkDeparture date: Departure place: London Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=newyork273&h=347375&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  2. Source: #S108
  3. Pallot's Marriage Index for England: 1780 - 1837 Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.Original data
  4. Source: #S270
  5. 5.0 5.1
  6. Year: 1850; Census Place: Joliet, Will, Illinois; Roll: M432_133; Page: 195; Image: 393. Name: Harriet Rainford Birth Date: abt 1814 Birth Place: England Residence Date: 1850 Residence Place: Joliet, Will, Illinois Link: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&h=16727121&ti=0&indiv=try

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