James Payne of Meldreth (1797 - 1836)

Brother of Benjamin Payne

By Stephen Payne

FIRST GENERATION

1.       James PAYNE, son of William PAYNE (1759-1850) and Sarah WALLER (1763-1843), was born in 1797 in Meldreth. He was christened on 7th June 1798 in Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth. He married Sarah Ann SCRUBY on 24th August 1822 in Holy Trinity Church. His occupation was a carpenter. He died on 27th July 1836 in Meldreth.  He was buried on 30th July 1836 in Holy Trinity Church.

Sarah Ann SCRUBY was born in 1802 in Arlesey, Bedfordshire, England.  She died of Infirmity on 31st December 1892 in Kneesworth.

Marriage Record:

PAIN James (x) otp

SCRUBY Sarah (x) otp

wits: Joseph SCRUBY (Sarah's Brother) Jarman's Golden Ale Brewery and Edward HALE (Church Warden) The Hale Brothers

Sarah and James had the following children:

Emma PAYNE (1821-1831)
Mary Ann PAYNE (1822-1831)
John PAYNE (1827-1891)
Rachel PAYNE (1829- )
Mary PAYNE (1832- )
David PAYNE (1836-1923)

SECOND GENERATION

2.      Emma PAYNE, daughter of James PAYNE and Sarah Ann SCRUBY, was born in 1821 in Meldreth.  She died on 17th September 1831 in Meldreth.  She was buried on 20th September 1831 in Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth. She was christened on 10th October 1831 in Holy Trinity Church.

Photo:Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth

Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth

Bell's Postcard

3.      Mary Ann PAYNE, daughter of James PAYNE and Sarah Ann SCRUBY, was born on 26th October 1822 in Meldreth. She was christened on 6th April 1823 in Holy Trinity Church. She died on 27th September 1831 in Meldreth.  She was buried on 1st October 1831 in Holy Trinity churchyard.

4.      John PAYNE, son of James PAYNE and Sarah Ann SCRUBY, was born in 1827 in Meldreth.  He was christened on 5th February 1832 in Holy Trinity Church. He married Susannah AVES. In 1879 he was a Beer Retailer in Melbourn. He died on the 24th September 1891 from shock to the system caused by injury to the spine caused by being kicked by a horse at a farm stable in Melbourn and was buried at the Independent Chapel in the same village.

Susannah AVES was born in 1829 in Radwinter, Essex. She married James HANCOCK in 1848. She appeared in the census on 31st March 1901 in Melbourn. She died in 1907 in Melbourn.

Susannah and John had one child:

Emma PAYNE (1856- )

5.     Rachel PAYNE, daughter of James PAYNE and Sarah Ann SCRUBY, was born in 1829 in Meldreth.  She was christened on 10th October 1831 in Holy Trinity Church.

6.     Mary PAYNE, daughter of James PAYNE and Sarah Ann SCRUBY, was born in 1832 in Meldreth.  She was christened on 22nd January 1843 in All Saints Church, Melbourn.

Mary PAYNE (unmarried) had the following children:

Ann Rachel PAYNE (1844-1929)
Eliza Agnes PAYNE (1847-1913)

7 .     David PAYNE, son of James PAYNE and Sarah Ann SCRUBY, was born in 1836 in Meldreth.  He was christened on 22nd January 1843 in All Saints Church, Melbourn. He emigrated from Melbourn to Portland, Victoria, Australia on 27th October 1854. He married Johanna CROWE on 29th September 1862 in Keilor, Victoria, Australia.  He died on 22nd October 1923 in Mount Egerton, Victoria, Australia.

Johanna and David PAYNE had the following children all born in Australia:

Sarah Elizabeth PAYNE (1863-1870)
David John PAYNE (1865-1941)
Joseph Alfred PAYNE (1868-1966)
William Matthew PAYNE (1872-1939)
Lilly Edith PAYNE (1874-1874)
Anne Elizabeth PAYNE (1878-1966)
Edith Louise PAYNE (1879-1957)

THIRD GENERATION

8 .     Emma PAYNE, daughter of John PAYNE and Susannah AVES, was born in 1856 in Meldreth. She was christened on 25 September 1859 in All Saints Church, Melbourn. She married Frederick GOULDTHORPE in 1875 in Melbourn who died in 1879 at Melbourn. She then married John COOPER in 1882 in Melbourn.

9.     Ann Rachel PAYNE, daughter of Mary PAYNE, was born on 14th May 1844 in Meldreth.She was christened on 22nd June 1856 in All Saints Church, Melbourn.  She married William Charter WALBEY on 11th May 1867 in Independent Chapel, Melbourn. She died in 1929 in Royston, Hertfordshire.

William Charter WALBEY was born in 1844 in Meldreth. He died in 1891 in Kneesworth.

10Eliza Agnes PAYNE, daughter of Mary PAYNE, was born in 1847 in Meldreth.  She was christened on 22nd June 1856 in All Saints Church, Melbourn. She married Joseph WINTER on 7th December 1867 in Zion Baptist Church, Melbourn. She died in 1913 in Melbourn.

Joseph WINTER was born in 1842 in Melbourn.He died in 1912 in Melbourn.

This page was added by Stephen Payne on 01/08/2011.
Comments about this page

I have some additional information about Rachel and Mary Payne. I believe Rachel also went by the name of Emma or Emma R Payne. See my blog post at https://casbonjourney.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/from-england-to-indiana-part-8/ 

Emma/Rachel emigrated to the United States in 1846 in the company of her maternal aunt, Emma (Scruby) Casbon. Emma was the sister of James Payne's wife Sarah. She married the widower William Slocum in Ohio in 1865. 

Mary Payne emigrated to the United States in 1856. I haven't been able to trace her with certainty after that.

I would be interested in sharing information.

By Jon Casbon
On 11/12/2016

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