John Raineberd (also spelt as Raynberd or Rainbird; May 23, 1543 – August 3, 1597) was the 12th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Stringfellow family line. Born in Walsham-le-Willows in Suffolk, John is understood to have been the husband of Ellyn Eleanor Raynberd (1523 – 1615) and to have fathered at least one daughter named Alice Rayneberd (1576 – 1631). John’s parents were Thomas Raynberd (1516 – 1563) and Joane Harvie (1520 – ????). John is recorded as having died at the age of fifty-four in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk.
In Cometanic ancestry, John is categorised as part of the 13th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.