RoseAnn Payne
Name RoseAnn Payne, known as Ann (female)
Birth Details Date & Place 1826, Compton Bishop, Somerset
Baptism 17 December 1826
Father George Gould Payne, 1797, Axbridge
Mother Ann Andrews, 1792, Compton Bishop
Death Details Date & Place 17 October 1861, Glenorchy, Victoria
Burial Unknown
Cause of Death Cancer of the Uterus, 8 months duration
Age at Death 35 years
Marriage Details Date & Place 23 October 1846, St. James the Great, Winscombe, Somerset
Spouse James Templar, abt 1827 Winscombe, Somerset
  1. John, 1846, Axbridge Workhouse, ex-nuptual child though RoseAnn's husband James Templar is said to have admitted parentage in later life
  2. George, 1848, Winscombe, Somerset
  3. James, 1850, Winscombe, Somerset
  4. Maria, 1853, Portland, Victoria
  5. Benjamin, 1856, Stawell, Victoria
  6. Stephen, 1858, Glenorchy, Victoria
  7. Robert, 1860-1861, Glenorchy, Victoria
  8. Apparently 2 other children were born, died early, and were not registered
Occupation Home Duties
Residence Sidcot Hamlet, Somerset then Portland, Stawell and Glenorchy in Australia
Religion Church of England

Early History -- PAYNE Ann (George, Joel) was baptized on the 17 Dec 1826 in Compton Bishop, Somerset, England. Ann (a domestic) then living in the Axbridge Workhouse had a son, baptized PAYNE John (not to be confused with his uncle of the same name) in 1846. His Birth Certificate says ‘father unknown, mother PAIN Ann, singlewoman’. Three months later, on the 23 October 1846 Ann married TEMPLAR James, witnessed by TEMPLAR John and Hannah, his brother and sister-in-law. James was baptized on the 6 October 1826 at the St. James the Great Church, Winsombe, Somerset, England, the son of TEMPLAR Stephen and Martha (nee HANCOCK). Further evidence has shown that TEMPLAR James was John’s father. Ann, James and their three sons John, George and James sailed to Australia on the Priam, leaving England on the 21 May 1852 arriving in Portland, Victoria on the 25 Aug 1852

Education -- RoseAnn was illiterate. She made her mark on her brother's marriage certificate

Immigration -- RoseAnn and her husband, James Templar, migrated to Portland, Victoria on the Priam in 1852. Their passage was paid for by Mr. Henty who owned large tracts of land in the Portland area. The following is an extract from First Families @ Beerik, Bruk Bruk Carapook & "Muntham" Station South West Victoria, Australia,

"Muntham Station" Carapook & Glenorchy, Vic, Australia

JAMES Templar, b. c.1827 _______, son of Stephen TEMPLAR and Martha HANCOCK was married in _____ to Ann PAYNE, b. c.1827, _____, England, dau of _______ and __________.

Three children were born in Somersetshire, England and the family emigrated on the "Priam" to portland, Vcitoria in 1852. James, an Agricultural Labourer was employed by Edward HENTY of "Muntham Station" on a nine month contract. A daughter Maria was born at "Muntham Station" in south-west Victoria in 1852. The family them moved to Glenorchy, near Stawell, Victoria where Ann died in 1861.


  1. Victorian Death Certificate, 1861/9676