Hepperth (Hepworth/Epworth?) North Lincolnshire. Thomas and his wife Sarah settled in Epworth in 1742. [Settlement Certificate 12 July 1742]
Evidence has been found that the Rawlyn/Rawlin family was connected to The Isle of Exholme at a quite early age.
It is a deed which was made up at the Manor of Epworth 1st May 1333 in the Reign of Edward the Third for the Freeholders there. The Rawlyn family were Freeholders of Brumham; their 'Lord of The Isle of Axholme' being Sir. John Mowbray.
27-05-1742 Belton Thomas Rawlin & Sara Davie
IX/344 & 345 Marriage [Sepultus] of Thomas Rowland [Rawlin] & Sara(h) Davie [Dav(e)y]
Just before Thomas Rawlin and his wife Sarah Davy died, the lease of his farm on a Freehold Estate in the township of Epworth in the Isle of Exholme in Lincolnshire had been renewed in 1787 for 12 years on Lady-day [In England, Lady-Day was New Year's Day between 1155 and 1752, when 1st January was declared to be the official start of the year].