Deborah Hardwicke, Hardwicke’s paternal great-grandmother, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire.
Thomas Rawnsley, Hardwicke’s paternal great-grandfather, born in Bradford, Yorkshire.
Thomas, now living in Bourne, Lincolnshire, marries Deborah Hardwicke. They have 12 children, only six of whom survive infancy.
Thomas Hardwicke Rawnsley, fifth child of Thomas and Deborah, and HDR’s paternal grandfather, born (October).
Deborah Rawnsley dies.
Thomas Hardwicke Rawnsley awarded BA from Exeter College, Oxford.
Thomas Hardwicke Rawnsley ordained curate on 20 December and appointed to St. Clement’s, Outwell, Cambridgeshire.
Thomas Hardwicke Rawnsley ordained priest, appointed as a Perpetual Curate in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, and also appointed as Vicar and Rector at Belleau with Claythorpe, Aby and Greenfield, Lincolnshire (19 December).
Thomas Hardwicke Rawnsley marries Sophia Walls in Spilsby, Lincolnshire.
Edward Rawnsley, first son of Thomas Hardwicke and Sophia, and HDR’s uncle, born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire (October).
Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley, second son of Thomas Hardwicke and Sophia, and HDR’s father, born in Spilsby (October).
Sophia Rawnsley, third child of Thomas Hardwicke and Sophia, and HDR’s aunt, born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire (October).
Thomas Hardwicke Rawnsley appointed Rector of Partney, Lincolnshire (7 June).
Thomas Rawnsley made Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Lincoln.
Thomas Hardwicke Rawnsley appointed Rector of St. Andrew, Halton Holgate, Lincolnshire (16 February).
Thomas Rawnsley dies (8 August)
Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley enters Brasenose College, Oxford (May).
Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley awarded BA, Class III, and elected Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford.
Edward Rawnsley ordained deacon (26 July).
Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley ordained deacon in Lincoln Cathedral (14 March).
Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley ordained priest in Lincoln Cathedral (20 February).
Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley marries Catherine Anne Franklin, only daughter of the late Sir Willingham Franklin, in Horncastle, Lincolnshire (15 September). The ceremony is conducted by his brother Edward.
Mary Sophia, HDR’s eldest sister, born at the Parsonage, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire (October).
Edith Fletcher born at Vale Bank, Bolton, Lancashire.
Willingham Franklin, HDR’s eldest brother, born at the Parsonage, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire (March).
Emily Margaret, HDR’s sister, born at the Parsonage, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire (November).
Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley becomes vicar of St. Peter and St. Paul at Shiplake-on Thames, Oxfordshire (February).
Alfred Tennyson and Emily Sellwood are married by the Rev. Robert Drummond Burrell Rawnsley at St. Peter and St. Paul, Shiplake (14 June).
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