Peter Brown Family History

John Payne (c1550)

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John Payne were one of my 12th generation ancestors

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John Payne was born in about 1550 probably in East Grinstead (derived as no birth record exists) . He was probably the son of John Payne of Plawhatch. As John Payne of Males he was a juror at the PM inquest of John Payne held in 1613. John was possibly buried on 29th October 1623 in East Grinstead, Sussex (' John of Maules')

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John Payne had eight children

  1. Mary Payne (Marie) was baptised on 31st March 1577 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('dau of John of Plawhatche')
  2. Agnes Payne was probably born in East Grinstead, Sussex and was buried there on 13th October 1580 ('dau of John of Plawhatche')
  3. William Payne was baptised on 5th March 1581 in East Grinstead, Sussex (no parents shown so guesswork).
  4. William Payne was baptised on 15th January 1583 in East Grinstead, Sussex (no parents shown so guesswork). William possibly married Elizabeth Holmwood and he maybe married secondly Mary Head. Details of William Payne & Mary Head are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  5. John Payne was baptised on 16th May 1585 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('son of John the younger of Plawhatche')
  6. Ellene Payne was baptised on 16th May 1585 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('dau of John the younger of Plawhatch')
  7. Edward Payne was baptised on 25th June 1587 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('son of John of Maules'). He married Joan Banister (Johane) on 30th November 1614 ('Edward of Monkhill').
  8. Thomas Payne was baptised on 18th June 1592 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('son of John of Maules'). He probably married Lydia Banister (Bannester) on 11th May 1620 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Thomas & Lydia had seven children.
    1. John Payne was baptised on 3rd March 1622 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    2. Joan Payne (Joane) was baptised on 18th April 1624 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    3. Thomas Payne was baptised on 29th October 1626 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    4. Sarah Payne was baptised on 25th January 1629 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    5. William Payne was baptised on 23rd October 1631 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    6. Josua Payne was baptised on 2nd June 1634 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    7. Richard Payne was baptised on 11th August 1639 in East Grinstead, Sussex.

 

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  1. Taken from 'History of East Grinstead'. the Payne family , descended from John Payne of Plawhatch, was quite distinct from the "Paynes of the towne". They occupied small farms on the extreme south border of our large parish and on the verge of Ashdown Forest; such farms were Plawhatch, Legsheath, Monks-hill, Mawles, Walesbeech and, later, Charlwoods, and all owned by some member of the family of what we may call the Paynes of Legsheath, though they seem to have been earlier known as the Paynes of Plawhatch. A bird's-eye view of John Payne's ancestry may be given as follows, and its connection with farms in the parish gives it special interest:—
    1. John Payne, of Monkshill, Yeoman (probably of Plawhatch in 1562), owned freehold lands called Malls ; buried at East Grinstead as John Payne, senr., of Monkhill, in 1597.
    2. John Payne, of Maules, Yeoman, owned 7 acres at Buncegrove, called Baches, Legsheath and Dockets ; died 1624.
    3. William Payne, of Walesbeech, Yeoman, owned Legsheath, Maules, Dockets ; buried at East Grinstead as William Paine, of
      Walesbeech, 1657.
    4. William Payne, of Maules, Yeoman (5th son), owned Legsheath and Monkshill; died 1658 ; by his will " to be buried at
      East Grinstead."
    5. William Payne, of Legsheath, owned Velvicks; his brothers, Edward and Robert, lived at Maules and Monkshill; buried at
      East Grinstead as Mr. Wm. Payne, of Legsheath, 1727.
    6. John Payne, of Legslieath, Esqre., owned Maules, while his cousin, Edward, owned Monkshill; Sheriff of Sussex 1738 ; buried at East Grinstead as " John Payne, Esq.," 1760.
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  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
  10. History of East Grinstead by WALLACE HENRY HILLS,1906