William Payne
Name William Payne, aka Pain (male)
Birth Details Date & Place 1827, Compton Bishop, Somerset
Baptism 8 May 1829, Compton Bishop, Somerset
Father George Gould Payne, 1797, Axbridge, Somerset
Mother Ann Andrews, (aka Anderson), 1792, Compton Bishop, Somerset
Death Details Date & Place 17 July, 1876, Glenorchy, Victoria
Burial 18 July, 1876, Stawell, Victoria
Cause of Death Erysipelas (blood poisoning) in face and head for 10 days. A very painful death.
Age at Death 49 years
Marriage Details Date & Place 1850, Axbridge, Somerset
Spouse Jane Hancock, 1828, Winscombe, Somerset
  1. Lucy, 1851, Axbridge Workhouse, Somerset
  2. Sarah Alice, abt 1852, Axbridge, Somerset
  3. Joseph, 1854, Glenorchy, Victoria
  4. Edward, 1857, Glenorchy, Victoria
  5. William Joseph, 1858, Glenorchy, Victoria
  6. Alice Carder, 1862, Glenorchy, Victoria
  7. Albert, 1864, Glenorchy, Victoria
  8. George William, 1868, Glenorchy, Victoria
  9. Albert Edward, 1871, Glenorchy, Victoria
  10. Caroline, 1872, Glenorchy
Occupation Initially Agricultural Labourer in Somerset, then after initial farm labouring jobs in Victoria became Farmer and Storekeeper.
Residence Various villages around Axbridge/Winscombe area of Somerset, then Glenorchy in Victoria
Religion Church of England

William migrated to Victoria on the Mooltan, in August 1853 landing in Melbourne

William owned both a farm and a grocery store which was a great achievement for someone who had first hand experience of the Axbridge Workhouse. After William's premature death, his sons ran the farm and his daughter, Sarah, took responsibility for the grocery store.

  1. Family Descendant, Coral Alexandra Owen
  2. Victorian Death Certificate
  3. Research by Debby Dolgner-De L'Eyre