Richard PAINE


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Richard PAINE 1

  • Marriage: Sarah
  • Buried: 4 Jun 1687, St Laurence, Seale, Surrey 2

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The earliest documented male in the Paine line, Richard was a churchwarden in the Parish of Elstead in Surrey during the Civil War. Greta Turner (2004) has described how the Payne family of Pitfold (near Haslemere) accumulated land following the upheavals of the Black Death and the Reformation, and moved to Elstead in the early 1600s. Several members of this family were also churchwardens in Elstead, and it seems likely that Richard was related to them. Richard moved north to the Parish of Seale in the mid 1650s, where he was also a churchwarden. He was a farmer, and had seven children with his wife Sarah, the first two born in Elstead, and the others in Seale.

Their sons were probably farmers. The eldest was Richard (qv). The youngest James acquired land in Tongham through his marriage to Ann Lintott, passed down to their children. Richard snr's eldest daughter Sarah married Thomas Hayward, the son of a blacksmith; and the youngest daughter Mary married John Larby of Tongham who was a churchwarden in Seale during the 1690s.

Additional sources:
Elstead Parish Chest Accounts 1591-1868. Surrey County RO ref EL/6/ Mf
Seale Parish Chest Accounts 1558-1724. Surrey County RO ref EL/6/ Mf
Deeds for copyhold land in Tongham. Surrey County RO ref 5294/14
Thomas Paine, Archdeaconry Court of Surrey. LMA ref DW/PA/5/1638/105
Greta A Turner (2004). Shottermill: its Farms Families and Mills, Part 1. John Owen Smith: Hampshire


Richard married Sarah. (Sarah was buried on 13 Jan 1698 in St Laurence, Seale, Surrey 2.)



1 Church Register, St James Elstead Register; Surrey County RO (baptism of son Richard).

2 Church Register, Transcript of Seale Burial register 1539-1764, Surrey County RO.

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