Railes, Richard uncle of Henry, was a clergyman of the Church of England, and flourished near the middle of the 18th century. Hel was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, and held a fellowship from that university. After taking holy orders, he was made prebendary of St. David's. He was a man of exact learning and of refinement of taste. He was the early teacher of Henry. The founder of Sunday-schools also received much help and encouragement from this divine,: ho himself published Essays on Sunday- schools. See Gentleman's Magazine (Lond.), 1855, p. 199.