Raynor Family Association (RFA) was founded in 1992 by Arthur D. Raynor
of Bartow, Florida (formerly of Westhampton, Long Island, New York)
as an outgrowth of a meeting he called to bring Raynors together on October
3, 1992 at the Beach United Methodist Church in Westhampton Beach, Long
Island. This initial meeting was attended by nearly 200 Raynor descendants
and their families.
that beginning in 1992, the Raynor Family Association has sponsored annual
"Raynor Round-Ups" which are held on the first Saturday in October and
provide opportunities for the exchange of Raynor genealogical information.
of the members of the RFA are direct descendants of either Thurston Raynor
or Thurston’s nephew, Edward Raynor, who accompanied Thurston Raynor
and his family on the ship, "Elizabeth," from Ipswich, England to Boston,
Massachusetts in 1634.
Raynor Family Association constitution states that ACTIVE membership in
this Association is open to all persons who are descendants and/or spouses
of descendants of Thurston and Edward Raynor. ASSOCIATE membership
is open to all others.
purposes of the Raynor Family Association – as expressed in the Association’s
Constitution and By-Laws – are as follows:
promote study and development of genealogical information on the descendants
and/or the spouses of Thurston and his nephew, Edward Raynor.
conduct and/or sponsor research on the direct descendants of Thurston and
Edward Raynor and associated families.
make available the results of said research for the benefit of members
and the general public.
identify, restore, and preserve artifacts, manuscripts, or real property
of historical interest related to the Raynor Family.
arrange meetings, reunions, and such other social activities which may
bring all elements of the Family closer together, including publication
of "Raynor Shine," a bulletin which shall be the official publication.
Association shall not engage in politics or business for profit.
addition to the annual "Raynor Round-Ups" – which provide opportunities
for exchange of Raynor genealogical information, lectures, visits to historic
Raynor sites, as well as socialization among Raynor cousins – a newsletter,
or bulletin, "Raynor Shine," is published three times each year and distributed
to members of the Association.
to this Web Site are invited to submit Raynor Family information and/or
queries, and to join the Raynor Family Association.
annual membership dues for both ACTIVE and ASSOCIATE members are minimal.
Contact the Raynor Family Association for information.
join the Raynor Family Association,
on the Raynor
Coat of Arms below for a membership form to complete and mail with the
appropriate dues to the Membership Chairman at the following address:
RAYNOR FAMILY ASSOCIATION
10 Girard Place
Merrick, NY 11566