This application is sponsored by the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Andrew William Rainsford was the third son of Captain, the Honourable Andrew Rainsford, who was the Receiver General of His Majesty’s Quit Rents in West Florida from 1774 until it was captured by the Spanish in 1781. He was also active in military affairs serving as the Fort-Adjutant and Barrack-Master at Fort George. After the end of the revolution, he and his family came to New Brunswick as Loyalists. Andrew Rainsford held several public offices including Receiver General for the province and Deputy Barrack Master General. Five of his sons later served in the military.