Peter Brown Family History

John Payne (c1534) & Joan Infield

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General History

John Payne & Joan Infield were one of my 13th generation ancestors.

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John Payne was probably born on about 1534 in Ardingly, Sussex . He was the son of Thomas Payne. He later lived at "Stonelands" in West Hoathly, Sussex (also sometimes called "Breeches"). He married Joan Infield (Joane) in about 1555 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex (but see concerns below). John was a witness to brother in law Richard Infield's 'Will' of 1571, he was mentioned in brother in law Thomas Infield's 'Will' of 1573 and in his son Henry Payne's 'Will' of 1596 (as deceased). John left a 'Will' dated 16th March 1582 and died prior to 1594.

Joan Infield was born in about 1533 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was the daughter of Richard Infield & Catherine and was mentioned in her mothers 'Will' of 1563 as married. She was mentioned in her brother Richard Infield's 'Will' of 1571 and in her brother Thomas Infield's 'Will' of 1573.

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Joan & Joan had seven children.

John Thomas Henry Edward George Richard Joan
  1. John Payne was probably born in about 1556 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1582 as executor. Details of John Payne are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  2. Thomas Payne was probably born in about 1558 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his uncle Richard Infield's 'Will' of 1571 and in his uncle Thomas Infield's 'Will' of 1573. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1582 and he inherited lands in Horley, Surrey. He was executor to his brother Henry Payne's Will of 1596. (Note- not sure where this should go: was Thomas wife called Anne, did he inherit Ashcombe) - Anne possibly married William Bates on 6th October 1614 in West Hoathly, Sussex. William Bates was mentioned in his nephew Thomas Payne's 'Will' of 1628 as Uncle living in "Ashcombe".
  3. Richard Payne was probably born in about 1560 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1582.
  4. Henry Payne was probably born in about 1562 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1582 as under 21 and he received rent out of Stone Place in Ardingly. Henry left a 'Will' dated 25th January 1596 and he was buried on 1st March 1612 in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was a 'singleman' and had no children.
  5. Edward Payne was probably born in about 1564 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his uncle Richard Infield's 'Will' of 1571, in his uncle Thomas Infield's 'Will' of 1573 and in his father's 'Will' of 1582 as under age 21. He was mentioned in his brother Henry Payne's 'Will' of 1596 and he received rent out of Stone Place in Ardingly. He probably married Agnes Payne. Edward left a 'Will', dictated orally, dated December 1612. He was probably buried on 29th December 1612 in West Hoathly, Sussex ('of Stoneland, a married man'). Edward & Agnes had three children and Agnes had a daughter from her previous marriage. Agnes was mentioned in her in husband Edward Payne's 'Will' of 1612 as executor. Agnes was probably buried on 4th July 1614 in West Hoathly, Sussex ('widow'). (Note: it is likely that due to the early death of his brothers John & Henry, Edward maybe lived at Stonelands in West Hoathly from about 1602 with the young children of John- hence the later references to Edward of Stoneland, and his son Edward continued to live there following his death in 1612.).
    1. Anne Payne was born in about 1590 possibly in West Hoathly, Sussex and was the daughter of Agnes by a previous marriage. She was mentioned as stepdaughter in Edward Payne's 'Will' of 1612. Anne possibly married Ninyan Broker (or Brocket) on 3rd June 1610 in Balcombe, Sussex. She left a 'Will' dated 22nd November 1631 with her name shown as Brocket and she was a widow who lived in Balcombe. (Note the reference in the Will to loving friends Thomas Comber & his son ties in with Thomas Payne 1601 family whose son John married Anne Comber daughter of Thomas).
    2. Edward Payne was born in about 1592 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father Edward Payne's 'Will' of 1612 as under 21. He possibly married Margaret Tie on 30th May 1615 in West Hoathly, Sussex. Edward probably was buried on 6th November 1624 in West Hoathly, Sussex ('a young married man') and Margaret was buried there on 22nd November 1624 ('a young widow', shown as Paine) . Edward was mentioned in his step sister Anne Brocket nee Payne's 'Will' of 1631 as 'brother , deceased of Stonelands'.. Edward & Margaret possibly had three children.
      1. Edward Payne was born in about 1617 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his Aunt Anne Brocket nee Payne's 'Will' of 1631 as son of brother Edward.
      2. Elizabeth Payne was born in about 1619 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her Aunt Anne Brocket nee Payne's 'Will' of 1631 as daughter of brother Edward, as executor and shown as the wife of Thomas Stoner of Catsfield.
      3. Mary Payne was born in about 1621 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her Aunt Anne Brocket nee Payne's 'Will' of 1631 as daughter of brother Edward.
    3. Elizabeth Payne was born in about 1594 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father Edward Payne's 'Will' of 1612 as under 21.
    4. Mary Payne was born in about 1596 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father Edward Payne's 'Will' of 1612 as under 21
  6. George Payne was probably born in about 1568 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1582 as under age 21. He was named in his brother Henry Payne's 'Will' of 1596 and in his nepthew Thomas Payne's 'Will' of 1628 (as uncle).
  7. Joan Payne was probably born in about 1570 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex, She was mentioned in her fathers 'Will' of 1582 (as under 21 and unmarried) and in her bother Henry Payne's 'Will' of 1596.

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  1. There is a record of a John Payne of "Hickpots" in Ardingly marrying Joan Comber (Johane) on 29th June 1561 in Ardingly, Sussex.
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Wills:

  1. John Payne (family ref top) left a 'Will' dated 16th March 1582 and proved on 24th January 1594 (Ref PCC Prob 11/83/61). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his wife Joane (executor); his sons John (executor), Thomas, Richard, Henry (under 21), Edward (under 21), George (under 21); his daughter Joane (under 21); his brothers Thomas Payne (overseer), Edward Payne (overseer); Others: Margaret Brown (servant), Thomas Comber (overseer); witnesses were John Culpepper parson of Ardingley, John Newnam and Walter Payne
  2. Henry Payne (family ref 4) left a 'Will' dated 25th January 1596 and was proved on 12th February 1613 (Ref PCC Prob 11/121/87). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his father John (deceased); his sister Joan; his brothers George, Edward, Thomas (executor). Witnesses were William Felwicke, Robert Millsa and Nicholas Dowler. Properties mentioned were Stone place in Ardingleigh.
  3. Edward Payne (family ref 5) left a 'Will' dated December 1612. The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his wife Agnes (executor) ; his son Edward (under 21 years); his daughters Elizabeth, Mary (both under 21 years) ; his step daughter Anne Payne (daughter of wife); Others mentioned were Robert Mills the younger, John Bridges and Edward Paine (overseers). Witnesses were John Bridges and Edward Paine.
  4. Anne Brocket nee Payne (family ref 5 A) left a 'Will' dated 22nd November 1631 that was proved on 19th March 1632. (Ref Lewes A21/181). The link is to a partial transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions her '"brother" Edward Payne (deceased) of Stoneland and his children Edward, Mary & Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Stoner). Overseers were Thomas Comber of Philpots and his son Thomas. Witnesses were Thomas Comber, Willm Faulkner, Mr Booth , Robert Gaston.
Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Sussex Genealogies  (Ardingly Centre) - John Comber 1932
  2. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  3. Sussex Parish Registers –Ardingly, Cuckfield, East Grinstead, Lindfield, West Hoathly
  4. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  5. Lewes Will Microfilm
  6. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  8. Sussex Record Society - PM Inquistions summaries
  9. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites