Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry PAYNE (c1600-?)

and Joane HALL (c1600-?)


Henry Payne and Joane Hall were my 9x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by licence issued by the Archdeaconry of Lewes on 23 February 1621/2, which stated that Henry was a husbandman of East Grinstead and Joan a spinster of East Grinstead.  Sponsors for the licence were Henry himself, George Payne a husbandman of East Grinstead and John Burley a husbandman of Horsted Keynes.

Henry Payne may have been baptised on 18 April 1591 in East Grinstead, the same day as his wife to be.  The names of neither set of parents were recorded in the baptism register.  He is unlikely to have been the son of Robert Payne (?-1612) and he left a will and did not mention a son named Henry, nor was he the son of Edward Payne (1560-1643).

Johane Halle may have been baptised on 18 April 1591 in East Grinstead.  Might she have been the daughter of Philip Halle and Elizabeth Villett?  They had married in East Grinstead on 14 January 1588/9.  Joan may have have been buried in West Hoathly on 7 October 1672 or 26 April 1673.  A marriage licence was issued on 29 May 1620 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes to Richard Saxpes and Joan Hall.  He was a yeoman and she a widow of East Grinstead, therefore, she was not the one baptised in 1591.


Henry Payne and Joane Hall had 4 known children:

  1. Mary Paine was baptised on 30 June 1622 in West Hoathly.

  2. Henry Paine, my 8x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 20 March 1624/5 in West Hoathly.  He married 5 197 Mary Humphrey in 1646.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Joane Payne was baptised on 23 July 1627 in East Grinstead.

  4. Edward Payne was baptised on 9 May 1630 in East Grinstead.  He may have married Joanna Howell on 7 November 1665 in East Grinstead.

See Peter Brown family history