'Payn3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Payne of St. Christopher's, Payne of Tempsford
[This page was originally uploaded as Payne01. Its name was changed when the connection to earlier generations was found.]

                               
Abraham or Ralph Payne
BE1883 suggests that the father of the undermentioned Abraham, Charles & Nathaniel was Ralph who "was present at the battle of Worcester", which was in 1651. TCB names the father of the undermentioned Sir Charles as "(apparently) Abraham (sometime called Ralph) Payne" and identifies him as 'of St. Christopher's' in the West Indies.
1. Abraham Payne
  m. Anne Willett (dau of Ralph Willett)
  A. Ralph Payne of St. Christopher's (judge)
  m1. Alice Carlise (dau of Francis Carlisle of Antigua)
  i. Ralph Payne, Governor of the Leeward Islands, Baron Lavington (b 19.03.1737/9, dsp 01/3.08.1807)
  m. (01.09.1767) Frances (d 02.05.1830, dau of Henry, Baron Kolbel)
  ii.+ other issue - John (dvp), Elizabeth
m2. Margaret Gallwey of St. Kitts
  iv. Stephen Payne, later Payne-Gallwey of Tofts Hall (d 1803)
  m. Phila de Lancy (dau of Stephen de Lancy, Governor General of New York)
  a. Charlotte Payne
  m. (1797) John Moseley of Glenham House
  (1) Charlotte Moseley (d 11.12.1862)
  m. (10.08.1824) Sir Joshua Rowley, Bart of Tendring Hall (dsp 18.03.1857)
  v. Sir William Payne, later Payne-Gallwey, 1st Bart (d 16.04.1831,General, youngest son) had issue
  m. (19.11.1804) Harriet Quin (d 13.12.1845, dau of Valentine Richard Quin, 1st Earl of Dunraven)
  vi.+ other issue - John Willett (b 1752, d unm 17.11.1803, Rear Admiral), Lucretia, Martha
2. Sir Charles Payne of St. Christopher's, 1st Bart (d 12.1738, Major General of the Leeward Islands)
  m. (c1720) Janet MacArthur (d 1767, dau of Major John MacArthur, President of the Council, sister of Gillies)
  A. Abraham Payne (dvpspm)
  m. (before 1741) _ Brown (dau of Jeffrey Brown, Chief Justice)
  B. Sir Gillies Payne of Tempsford, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, 2nd Bart (b 14.12.1720, d 31.01.1801)
  p./m. (c1771) Maria Keeling (d 18.05.1802, dau of John Keeling of Pottons)
(1) TCB (vol 5), which was published in 1906, reports that Gillies & Maira had 12 children before 1768. They were all deemed illegitimate although the baronetcy was assumed for some generations on the basis of 2 alleged marriages between the two, one in 1754 and the other in 1761, neither of which appears to have taken place.
(2) Thanks to a site visitor (CV, 20.03.19) for sending us the extract from BP1832 that reports that Peter "s(ucceeded) to the title, in 1828, in consequence of a decree of the court of chancery, confirming a report, finding him the eldest son born in wedlock of his late father". BP1832 does not mention Gillies's eldest son, John, but names Peter's (all post 1761?) sisters as well as his children. The family had not appeared in BP1826.
(3) BP1869 reported that "This Baronetcy ... is now in dispute between two claimants, viz., Charles-Gillies Payne ...who has publicly borne the title for the last twenty-five years; and Coventry Payne, who maintains that he is the descendant of an elder branch, and is the 6th baronet. Both claimants have recently published pamphlets on the subject; but in consequence of their contradictory and unsatisfactory statements, and in the absence of any registration on the part of either of them at the Herald's College, it is thought better to omit here any further account of the baronetcy." BP1895 makes no mention of the family. Wikipedia ("Payne baronets") reports that the successor to Peter "appears to have discontinued claim to title circa 1900" but shows a descendant of John as "7th Baronet". That descendant appears to have died in 1935. BP1934 makes no mention of the family.
  i. (Sir) John Payne of Tempsford, '3rd Bart' (b c1754, d 25.05.1803)
  m. (1792) Mary Monoux (b 1765/6, d 22.03.1850, dau of Sir Philip Monoux, Bart)
  a. (Sir) Charles Payne of Tempsford, '4th Bart' (b c1793, d (unm?) 1841)
b. (Sir) Coventry Payne of Tempsford, '5th Bart' (b c1795, d 1849, vicar of Hatfield Peverell then Munden) had issue
  m. (1820) Henrietta Wright (dau of Peter Wright of Hatfield Priory)
  The following Peter was the eldest son born after his parents' alleged marriage in 1761 and also assumed the baronetcy.
  ii. (Sir) Peter Payne of Blenham House, '3rd Bart' (b 02.1762, d 23.01.1843)
  m. (1789) Elizabeth Sarah Steward (dau of Samuel Steward of Stourtoun Castle)
  a. (Sir) Charles Gillies Payne of Stourton Castle, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, '4th Bart' (b 1793, d 21.04.1870) had issue
  m. (by 1829) Mary Elizabeth Salusbury (d 08.09.1855, dau of Rev. Thelwall Salusbury of Graveley (brother of Sir Robert, 1st Bart.) by Elizabeth, dau of William Offley)
  b. Maria Mary Payne
  m. Joseph Webster of Penns
  c. Elizabeth Payne
  m. Charles Barnett of Stratton Park
  d.+ other issue - Robert Henley, Peter Samuel Henry, Laura Janet
  iii. Catherine Payne
  m. George Sharpe of St. Vincent (d 1816)
  iv. Janet Payne
  m. John Booth of Glendon Hall
  v. Elizabeth Payne
  m. (1790) Rev. Richard Palmer of Grantham
  vi. Susanna Payne
  m. Hugh Perry Keane of St. Vincent
  C.+ 5 sons
3. Nathaniel Payne
  A. daughter
  m. William Woodley, Governor of the Leeward Islands

Main source(s): BE1883 ('Payne, Baron Lavington'), BP1934 ('Frankland-Payne-Gallwey'), TCB (vol v, 'Payne of St. Christopher's, West Indies', p81+)
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