Surname Misc. Info
Paine sued Col. Edmund Scarburgh of Virginia through his loving
friend and attorney, Col. William Kendall. Kendalls
son-in-law was Hancock Lee, brother of Richard Lee II and his
wife, Lettice, daughter of Henry Corbin, all neighbors of the
immigrant John Payne, whose son, William, appointed Richard II
and Lettice Lee to be the guardians of his children by his will
of 1697/8. Additionally, Henry Corbins grandfather, George
Corbin, of Hallend, Warwickshire, leased land at Polesworth in
that county from the Pulteney family, who were kinsmen of the
ancestors of William Payne of Boston and of John Payne of Virginia.
Payne, granddaughter of the immigrant John Payne, married Henry
Thacker, and he was a kinsman of the Eltonheads, Conways and
Gerards- with whom the Paynes also had close attachments.
The immigrant John Payne is documented in primary records as
having conducted business with Dr. Thomas Gerard, who ultimately
lived nearby in Westmoreland County. In 1626, primary records
show that a William Payne had written letters of a personal nature
to members of the Conway family- Edward, 1st Viscount
Conway, and his sister, Katherine. William Eltonhead and his
wife, Jane Gerard, owned a slave by the name of Francis Payne,
who purchased his freedom circa 1650. William Eltonhead and Col.
Edmund Scarburgh were also closely associated by primary records.
The wife of Edward, 1st Viscount Conway, was Dorothy,
daughter of John Tracy by Anne Throckmorton, a kinswoman of the
Throckmortons mentioned above. Moreover, Lord Conway was closely
connected politically to the isle of Jersey during the early
17th-century, and as such, he would have been familiar
to the Carteret and Payn families, both of which were actively
involved in high political offices of the island at the time.
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