1640-1649), English royalist, son of Sir Henry Capel of Raines Hall, Essex, and of Theodosia, daughter of Sir Edward Montagu of Broughton, Northamptonshire, was elected a member of the Short and Long Parliaments in 1640 for Hertfordshire.
Raines, Year-Book for Texas, 1901 (Austin, 1902).
Raines, Bibliography of Texas (Austin, 1896).
He was a Republican representative in Congress in 1879-1881, United States minister to France in 1881-1885, vice-president of the United States during the presidency of Benjamin Harrison in 1889-1893, and in1895-1896was governor of New York, signing as such the "Greater New York" bill and the liquor-tax measure kliown as the "Raines law."
Contemporary are the Letters of Grosseteste, and a little later come the Letters of Archbishop Peckham and Raines Letters from Northern Registers (all in the Rolls series).