1801 Born in Ashton-under-Lyne the son of Francis Rains, Blacksmith, and his wife Susannah Bunting
1836 Appointed high constable for Dukinfield
1841 Appears as Horatio Rains
1844 Reference to 'Mr. Horatio Rain's iron works'
1845 March 11th. Death of his wife Ellen. 'On the 11th inst., Ellen, wife of Mr. Horatio Rains, of Newton Moor, her 39th year.'
1846 Reference to 'Horatio Rains, boiler maker and innkeeper, Newton Woods, Cheshire.' and concerns his bankruptcy.
1846 Sale of his business. 'ALL that ERECTION or BUILDING, used as a Boiler-making House, Smiths' Shop, Wheelwrights and Blacksmiths' Shop, Mechanics' Shop, and Cottages and Premises, late in the occupation of Horatio Rains, boiler maker, bankrupt, and called the Newton Wood Boiler Works; together with the steam engine, steam-boiler, and powerful loading crane belonging hereto. The premises are leasehold for the term of 2,099 years from the 30th July, 1839, and contain altogether 1,500 square yards, subject to the yearly rent of £9 7s. 6d. The premises are admirably laid out,and were built expressly for carrying on the boiler making business on the best and most economical principles; are situate in the centre of, and are convenient to, the largest manufacturing establishments in the district, and have a communication with the Manchester and Sheffield Railway.'
1948 Advertising as Horatio Rains, Boilermaker, Newton Wood Boiler Works.
1851 Lodging in the house of Alice Sidebottom (age 36), a Publican, in Mottram, Newton, Cheshire: Horatio Rains (age 47 born Ashton), Boiler Maker. With his wife Ann Rains (age 45 born Dunkinfield) and their daughter Ellen Rains (age 12 born Newton). Also John Thorp (age 19 born Ashton), Boiler Maker.
1852 Discharged from bankruptcy as Horatio Raines.
1854 December 20th. Died in Dukinfield.
Sources of Information
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 27 January 1844
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 22 March 1845
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 04 July 1846
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 14 November 1846
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 01 March 1848
- 1851 Census
- Chester Chronicle - Saturday 04 September 1852