|Name||Zillah Rosina Aldous (female), in various documents Zillah's name is given as Aldons and Aldridge though these are not correct.|
|Birth Details||Date & Place||1837, Wilby, Suffolk, England|
|Father||Thomas Aldous, 1798, Stradbroke, Suffolk, England|
|Mother||Louisa Paull (or Poll), about 1798, Stradbroke, Suffolk, England|
|Death Details||Date & Place||8 January 1914, Woodstock Victoria|
|Burial||10 January 1914, Whittlesea Cemetery, Victoria|
|Cause of Death||Heart Attack|
|Age at Death||77 years|
|Marriage Details||Date & Place||20 April 1853, St. Peter's Collingwood, Victoria|
|Spouse||George Payne, 1824, Tickenham, Somerset|
|Residence||Irishtown (now Preston) and Woodstock/Whittlesea Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England in 1872|
Zillah arrived on the Northumbria with her sister Sarah in 1853. She was 16 years old and Sarah was 21. Their elder sister Zelpha had already migrated to Victoria with her husband and family in the early 1840s.
When Zillah died in 1914 a very long obituary was published in the local paper. This stated that all of Zillah's living children except one, Edwin living in Queensland, had followed her to the grave. No doubt many of grandchildren and great-grandchildren followed the hearse as well.
PAYNES HOUSE 5.19 Paynes House was built about 1890 for George and Zillah Payne. The Payne’s had previously farmed nearby on the Yan Yean Road at Woodstock. George’s brother John also lived in the district and at different times operated both the Bridge Inn Hotel at Merinda and the Sir Henry Barclay Hotel at Woodstock.
© Claire M. Hughes 2006, major research Debby Dolgner-De L'Eyre, website assistance Lindsay Brown