PAYN, Pethuel Edwin

1885 - 1948

Born at Deal, Kent on 18 November 1885 and baptised at Ramsgate Christ Church on 15 June 1890, only son and fifth child of the six children of Edwin Payn, a tailor, and his wife Elizabeth née Smith, who married at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire on 23 January 1877. In 1891, living at 20 High Street, Thanet, Kent with his parents, 43 year old Edwin, born Wingham, Kent and 45 year old Elizabeth, born Colchester, Essex and his five sisters, Helen E. 11, Lillian E. 9, Lena A 7, Florence J. 6 and Rose 3. In 1911, a 25 year old artist boarding at 31 Kings Avenue, Ipswich (five doors up from John Charles Rees q.v.), the home of Harry Sutton and his family. He married at Ipswich on 5 June later that year, Mary Ann Caroline (1885-1951), the daughter of Harry Sutton, and their daughter Elizabeth Ellen May, was born at Ipswich on 22 March 1912. After serving as a photographer in the Royal Air Force in the Great War he sailed from Liverpool in December 1919 on the 'Haverford' for Philadelphia, USA. By 1939 he had returned to the U.K. and was a general labourer living at 24 Thorngate Road, Paddington with a 'married' Doris V. Carpenter, an unemployed stone worker. In 1948 he was living at 24a Thorngate Road, Maida Hill, London and died at Paddington Hospital, London on 30 June 1948, aged 61. His will was proved at £412 with his effect going to Doris Victoria Carpenter (16 April 1901-1972), spinster. His wife Mary Ann, never left Ipswich and in 1939 she was living at Ipswich with a Stephen Daniel Grayston (1885-1953).