Peter Brown Family History

Robert Payne (1656) & Sarah Faulconer

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General History

Robert Payne & Sarah Faulconer were one of my 9th generation ancestors.

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Robert Payne was baptised on 7th February 1656 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was the son of William Payne & Susan Stacey. He was named in Sarah Dungate's 'Will' of 1667 and he married Sarah Faulconer on 16th September 1679 in West Hoathly. Robert left a 'Will' that was dated 10th July 1735 and he was probably buried on 19th January 1737 in East Grinstead, Sussex.


Sarah Faulconer was the daughter of Henry Faulconer & Elizabeth Dungate. She was baptised on 13th January 1660 in East Grinstead but was born in Balcombe on 3rd January. She was mentioned in her aunt's Sarah Dungate's 'Will' of 1667, in her fathers ‘Will’of 1686 and in her grandfather’s ‘Will’ of 1680 as under 21. She was mentioned in her husband's 'Will' of 1735.

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Robert & Sarah had seven known children. (sources 1, 2 & 5)

Robert Elizabeth Mary Sarah William Henry Edward
  1. Robert Payne was baptised on 12th October 1680 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was mentioned in his grandfather Henry Faulconer’s ‘Will’ of 1697 and inherited ‘Newcombe’ under this will after the death of Henry’s wife. He was mentioned in his father’s ‘Will’ of 1735. It is thought that he married Margaret Prior. Details of Robert Payne & Margaret Prior are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  2. Elizabeth Payne was baptised on 11th April 1684 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She was mentioned in her grandfather Henry Faulconer’s ‘Will’ of 1697. She was probably buried in East Grinstead on 7th November 1687 (‘ A young maid’).
  3. Mary Payne was baptised on 31st December 1686 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She was mentioned in her grandfather Henry Faulconer’s ‘Will’ of 1697 and in her fathers ‘Will’ of 1735.
  4. Sarah Payne was baptised on 26th April 1692 in East Grinstead, Sussex. She was mentioned in her grandfather Henry Faulconer’s ‘Will’ of 1697 and in her fathers ‘Will’ of 1735 ( as Sarah, wife of James Atkinson). She possibly married James Atkinson in about 1715 but no details of marriage found.
  5. William Payne was baptised on 11th February 1696 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was mentioned in his grandfather Henry Faulconer’s ‘Will’of 1697.
  6. Henry Payne was baptised on 28th February 1699 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was mentioned in father’s ‘Will’ of 1735.
  7. Edward Payne was baptised on 18th November 1701 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was mentioned in father’s ‘Will’ of 1735 (as executor & residual beneficiary).

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  1. There were three Sarah Faulconer's found for the period 1636-1663 : -(Sources 2 & 5);  (Age 16 at marriage to age 50 at birth of eldest child)
    1. 3/1/1660 - Balcombe daughter of Henry & Elizabeth. Robert Payne was named in Father in laws Henry’s ‘Will’  (source 1), so this person is definitely correct.
    2. 16/2/1657 - Balcombe, daughter of Edward & Sarah: Died 11/11/1727 in West Hoathly. Left 'Will' proved 24/11/1727
    3. 9/3/1646 - Balcombe:  Daughter of John Faulkner (2nd marriage) and Elizabeth Payne. She married Ninian Creasy on 26/10/1669.
  2. There were three Robert Payne's born in the period 1641-1663 : -(Sources 2 &5); (Age 16 at marriage to age 60 at birth of eldest child - however as he died in 1738 the age range is likely to be 1653-1663 ).
    1. 7/2/1656 - East Grinstead : son of William & Susan.
    2. 17/5/1660 - East Grinstead: son of Henry & Mary (of West Hoathly)
    3. 7/8/1647 - West Hoathly: son of Henry & Mary (buried 16th April 1657)

The Robert of 1656 is the most likely as he was mentioned in Sarah Dungate's will (see Stephen Dungate 1590) who also mentioned Sarah Faulconer so these two are previouly linked. In addition Roberts second son was William , probably named after his father and Robert lived within 3Km of West Hoathly where he was married.
Henry was also probably related to the family so this parentage is not guanateed- There were also Robert Payne's born on 8/7/1632, 20/4/1634, 14/9/1634  & 14/10/1635 all in East Grinstead - but it is assumed that these were too old to marry a woman of 19 in 1679 and live to 1738

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Wills

  1. Robert Payne (Family ref top) left a 'Will' that was dated 10th July 1735 and was proved on 5th October 1738 (ref: LEWES A55.P262). The link is to a Transcript of the will. The ‘Will’ mentions his wife Sarah, daughter Mary, sons Edward (executor & residual beneficiary), Henry and Robert; Others were Sarah (wife of James Atkinson-presumably his daughter) . Witnesses were Dorothea More, Nath. Moor, N Moore jun.
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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