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  • Name Thomas Payne 
    Born 1686  , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 20 Apr 1761  , , Essex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2631  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Family Catherine Lydford,   b. Abt 1692, , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1745, , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 26 May 1715  , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reuben Payne, Esq.,   b. Abt 1732, , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1821, , Wayne, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):1741 Tho Paine #54 Voted for Wm Beverley in True and Exact Poll of the Election of Burgesses, Essex County, Virginia November 20, 1741

      (named for maternal uncle Montague?)

      Will: February 16, 1758, Essex Co., VA Will Book 11, pg 290.
      Will of Thomas Paine
      Essex County Virginia
      Dated 16 Feb 1758, proved 20 Apr 1761
      In the name of God amen. I Thomas Paine of the County of Essex and Parish of SouthFarnham do make and ordain my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First I give unto my sons Thomas, John and Reubin and to my four daughters Lettice, Frances, Catherine and Mary _____ Shillings sterling
      to be equally divided amongst them in full of my Estate. Item I give unto my loving wife Jane five pounds sixteen shillings and my bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my two sons William & Phillimon all the money that I have out at interest and in the house to them and their heirs forever. Item all the money that my goods was sold for and is now out I desire my ____ be equally divided amongst my loving wife and my two sons William and Phillimon to them and their heires forever. Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my friend _______ Montague Exor. to this my last Will and Testament. In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this 16th Day of February 1758.
      Signed Sealed in presence Thomas Paine
      Delivered in presence of
      John Bush
      Richard Bush
      Thomas A. Brooks
      Contributed by: George A. Simmons

      [Probate: April 20, 1761, Essex Co., Virginia, Essex Co., VA Will Book 11, pg 298.
      "At a court held for Essex County at Tappahannock the 20th day of April 1761 This Last Will and Testament of Thomas Paine Dec'd was this day presented into Court by the executor therein named who made oath thereto according to Law & was proved by the oaths of Richard Bush and Thomas Brooks two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
      Test. John Lee Jun. Clk. Cr."

      Sarah Payne b. ca 1759/1760 (after Thomas #2's 1758 Will)
      Will Book 11, page 423:
      "Pursuant to an Order of Essex County Court date ye 15th day of June 1761.
      We the subscribers have settled Mr. Lewis Mountague's Account of Admrs. of Thomas Paine dec'd his Estate and Divided the same agreeable to said dec'ds Will; and also Allotted Five Pounds Fifteen Shillings and nine Pence Currt. money it being a forth part of the Remainder to Sarah Paine and Infant & daughter of the said Thomas Paine who was born after the making of his will.
      Witness our hands this 29th day of December 1761. signed Wm. Montague and Robert Clarke."

      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa; on the 17th day of May 1762 this Settlement and Division of the Estate of Thomas Payne dec'd was this day returned and ordered to be recorded.
      Signed Test. John Lee Jun. Cl. Cr.] From Kevin Allen

      "Another family of Paynes was equally prominent--that of Ruben, William, and Philemon. They owned large grants of land in Pittsylvania before it was Pittsylvania, moving here from Essex County. They were the sons of Thomas Payne." (An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania Co., VA by Frances Hurt)