© Claire M. Hughes 2006, major research Debby Dolgner-De L'Eyre, website assistance Lindsay Brown
We hope to bring together the descendants of Joel and Mary PAIN who married on 28 April 1792 in Axbridge in Somerset. We have emphasized the pioneers of our family, the grandchildren of Joel and Mary who came to Australia with their families in the 1850s. It is they and their descendants who inhabit our family tree.
Our family name is explained to the best of our knowledge; our Somerset birthplace is described and we have detailed what we know about the families who emigrated.
The large family tree includes XXX family groups comprising XXX individuals related by blood, adoption or marriage to the Pains of Somerset and the Paynes of Australia. Many family members have contributed to this tree and we thank them all. If you have any additions or corrections please contact one of us and we'll make any necessary changes to the website.