Haines, R.

Map and print dealer.

English, but resided in Paris. Wrote to Franklin inquiring about sale of lands in upstate New York (1777). Befriended the governess of the Ralph Izard family, then residing in Paris; Izard later accused Haines of making the woman pregnant. Imprisoned in Petit Chalet for eleven days as a result of a scuffle with the Izards’ coachman and subsequently expelled from France (1779). The affair was expensive and led him to liquidate his stock at a loss. Appealed to Franklin to help him return to France and obtain a fair trial (1780).

Sister of Sarah Evans of London. Probably a widower; three children.