Charles Payne
Name Charles Payne (male)
Birth Details Date & Place 12 May 1822, Axbridge, Somerset
Baptism 10 October 1822, Christ Church, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Father George Gould Payne
Mother Ann Andrews, (aka Anderson)
Death Details Date & Place 27 April 1871, Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
Burial 29 April, 1871, Alexandra Cemetry, Victoria after inquest
Cause of Death Drowned after falling from punt in flooded Goulburn River
Age at Death 49 years
Marriage Details Date & Place 20 December 1845, Winscombe, Somerset
Spouse Mary Ann Palmer, born bet. 1820-1825, Somerset
  1. Louisa Palmer Payne, bet 1839-1841, Compton Bishop, Somerset
  2. Robert Palmer Payne, 1844, Compton Bishop, Somerset
  3. Joseph Charles Payne, 1845, Woodborough, Somerset
  4. Mary Ann Payne, 1848, Winscombe, Somerset
  5. George Payne, 1850, Winscombe, Somerset
  6. Georgina Maria Payne, 1852, Winscombe, Somerset
  7. Maria Payne, 1856, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
  8. Sydney James Payne, 1860, Merriang, Victoria, Australia
  9. Mary Ann Matilda (called Polly), 1862, Merri Creek, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Agricultural Labourer, Farmer, Businessman, Publican
Residence various places in Somerset, then Sydney, Merriang, and Summerview, Alexandra, Victoria
Religion Church of England

Immigrated on Golconda to Botany Bay in August of 1858, somehow migrated to Victoria by 1862. Drawn to the area because siblings already resident in the area (Woodstock).

Charles operated Payne's Punt on the Goulburn River, Alexandra, Victoria and disappeared from it leaving his walking stick and hat in the vessel. Local authorities dredged the river and recovered his body. An inquested was held and a verdict of Accidental Drowning was returned. From various documents including Victorian Inquest Records. Claire Hughes 2005

  1. Marriage Certificate of son, George, 1872/140 and various other vital records from children
  2. Somerset Marriage Registers, courtesy of Graham Payne, Somerset, England