Some South Australian Families
Family: Elizabeth JOHNSON
CHILDREN (IGI data; to be confirmed; sometimes shown as PAIN):
Family: Eunice FREER
Family: Susannah JARVIS
Notes on some of the children and grandchildren of George PAYNE (1784 - 1838) and Susannah JARVIS:
George PAYNE (1811 - 1889) married Elizabeth Anne SHARPE at Sileby Leicester, England in 1833 and they had the following children:
Thanks to John Ward and Julie Rowe whose excellent work demonstrated that George Payne and his family settled in South Australia before the arrival of my great grandfather, Randolph George Stewart PAYNE. Possibly uncle George helped organise RGS Payne's meeting with and employment by John Howard Angas (see obituary of RGS Payne below).
The Paynes In Australia is a comprehensive family history of this branch of the Payne tree.
John PAYNE - details below
Family: Lucy Wetherall STEWART
Notes on some of the children and grandchildren of John PAYNE and Lucy Wetherall STEWART:
Lucy Stewart PAYNE married John Dickinson LEATHART (born 9 July 1832, Alston, Cumberland, England, f John LEATHART, m Margaret SETREE), 13 November 1860 at Parish Church, Leeds, England, by licence (information discovered by John Ward). Lucy and John had at least 2 children in England and then migrated to South Australia in 1871 or 1872 where they had 4 more children. They probably had 3 more children (a boy and 2 girls) in England - Lucy's death certificate indicates she had 9 children in all (3 boys and 6 girls). John LEATHART died at North Coolgardie in West Australia in 1899. Their children included the following:
Thanks to John Ward with assistance from Anne Leech and Julie Rowe for some of the details about the Leatharts. Photo of "Mrs Fry" courtesy of Claire Humzy (another Payne descendant).
Randolph George Stewart PAYNE - details below
Edward Bailey PAYNE - according to my mother's notes this younger brother of Lucy and RGS PAYNE remained in Leeds. It appears my mother did not know of the other siblings identified by John Ward.
Family 1: Elizabeth HOLMES (parents Henry and May Ann, b 12 May 1846, Angaston, d 5 October 1869, Angaston)
Elizabeth Payne (nee Holmes) died in childbirth (a son - stillborn). The following grim notices appeared in The Register on 11th October 1869:
Family 2: Jane HARRIS
The following death notice appeared in both The Advertiser and The Register on 17th May 1921:
PAYNE - On the 16th May, at his son's residence, Opie avenue, Hyde Park, Randolph G. S. Payne, of Glen Osmond road, Frewville, late head master (50 years) of Public Schools, in his eightieth year.
The following obituary, handwritten by my mother, appears to be have been copied from a newspaper article (possibly The Register, 20 May 1921):
Mr Randolph George Stewart Payne
The death of Mr R.G.S. Payne in his 80th year occurred at his son's residence, Opie Avenue, Hyde Park, on Monday morning. For more than 50 years he taught young people in schools in South Australia and he was well known, particularly in the country districts.
Born near Leicester on January 21st 1842, Mr Payne was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Pontefract Commercial College with the idea of becoming a chemist. His father was a manufacturing chemist. However in 1857 he came to South Australia. He had letters of introduction from his parent to commercial acquaintances who included leading chemists in Adelaide. On the night of his arrival he met Mr John Howard Angas who had come from Angaston to look for a bookkeeper for his father (the late Mr George Fife Angas [1789 - 1879, merchant, banker, landowner, philanthropist]). Mr Payne accepted the position and remained for several years.
In Adelaide, later, he met Mr John L Young, "a pioneer educationalist" and joined his Adelaide Academy. After 5 years Mr Payne's health broke down and he then went as a private tutor in the mid north. There he opened a school but ill health again compelled him to relinquish his duties. He moved back to Angaston where he opened a private school.
Then at the request of Mr [John Anderson] Hartley (Education Department [1844 - 1896, educationalist, first Inspector-General of Schools]) Mr Payne joined that Department and was appointed to Golden Grove (about 1874). In 1878 he opened a new school at Crystal Brook - his next transfer was to North Adelaide under Mr Gill - then he was sent to Clarendon and in 1880 he opened a new school at Snowtown. Nine years followed at Campbelltown then at Kangarilla and later he spent 13 years at Wilmington. From there he retired in 1912 [70 years] to live at Glen Osmond Road, Frewville.
Mr Payne took a keen interest in sport. At Snowtown he was secretary of the Agriculture Association while at Wilmington he was President of the Institute, Hon Secretary of the Agriculture and Horticulture Societies, Chairman of the Agriculture Bureau, a trustee of the Oddfellows Lodge, a member of the Vigilance Committee, Secretary and Captain of the Rifle Club and President of the Frome Teachers Association. He was a lay reader in the Church of England and was a member of the Flinders Lodge of Freemasons and member of the Parkside Bowling Club.
Wherever he went Mr Payne was well liked and he was highly esteemed among a wide circle of friends. He has left a widow and four sons and two daughters Mr O.P.L. Payne (Frewville), H.E.H. Payne (Hyde Park), R.C. Payne (Torrensville), A.R. Payne (Evandale), Mrs A. Dabovich (Pt Lincoln) and Miss E.C. Payne (Frewville).
RGS Payne's Teaching Record - from Brian Condon's Database (qv)
Teacher ID - 8014
1867 - 30 Jun 1870 - Salter's Springs
Date of Retirement - 29 Jun 1912
Father: Randolph George Stewart PAYNE
Mother: Jane HARRIS
Family:Edith Alma BARNES
Family: Norman Ernest Fogden CHILDS
|_ Randolph George Stewart PAYNE +|
|_Oliver Percival Luff PAYNE______||||
|||||_ Jane HARRIS +|
||--Marjorie Luff PAYNE|
||||_ Henry BARNES|
||_Edith Alma BARNES__________||||
||_ Alma Roberta CARLIER|
Some South Australian Families
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