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Name: RAYNE, John Allen

Nee: son of Mary Anne Rayne, brother of Henry A. Rayne and of Mary (Cullinan)

Birth Date: 1870 Scotland

Death Date: 15 Dec 1920 Carterton, New Zealand

First Date: 1903

Profession: Land Grant 1903 J.A. Rayne - Grazing, 2,000 acres - Nakuru - Nov 27 - 1,000 acres Freehold, 1,000 acres leasehold

Area: Nakuru, 1909 Masongaleni

Married: In New Zealand 1896 Jemima Farquharson Grant b. 1874 Dunedin, New Zealand, d. 5.6.1961 Masterton, New Zealand

Children: Jessie (June 1897); Winifred Elizabeth (Bradley) (1897); Alan; Marjory F. (Begg)

Book Reference: SE, Land 1903, Hut, North, EAHB 1906, EAHB 1907, Old Africa, Sue Rye

General Information:

SE - J.A. Rayne - Aug 1907
Further Land Grant 1905? - J.A. Rayne - Grazing, 1,000 acres - Nairobi River near Mr Deacon - Feb 25 - Leasehold 99 years EAHB 1906 - J. Rayne - Nairobi
Old Africa 34 - An African Hunter Remembers - 1905 - Edith wife of George Outram says - "The wet season had started in Kenya. In Nairobi we went to the Masonic Hotel, one of only 2 hotels in Victoria Street, the other being the Old Stanley. A New Zealand family, Mr and Mrs Jack Rayne and his sister Mary, owned the Masonic, a double storied wooden building, with verandahs running round both top and ground floors. They asked which dining room I would prefer to have lunch in - the Government or Settlers. I knew nothing of either at the time so I said "Oh, the Settlers." They took us into a large room and gave us an excellent lunch. The hotel had a grocer's shop and a tailor attached.
Sue Rye - J.A. Rayne would have been John Allan Rayne, born 1870 in Scotland, died 1918, my father's (Harry) older brother. He went to Kenya after winning land in a ballot. Later returned to New Zealand and farmed in the North Island.

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