Richard Kent Payne

1796 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


George and Edward Monk, trustees for R.K. Payne and children were awarded part of the compensation for Antigua No. 15 [Darbys].

  1. Richard Kent Payne was grocer and tea-dealer, inheriting property at 12 Gloucester Place in Brighton from Dorothy Jordan (1740-1829). Dorothy Jordan's sister was Mary Darby; Richard Kent Payne's son (and Dorothy Jordan's godson) was John Nisbitt [or Nesbitt] Darby Jordan Payne.

  2. John Nesbitt Darby Jordan Payne was baptised at Brighton 09/06/1824, the son of Richard Kent Payne and Mary.  

  3. In 1841, Richard Kent Payne grocer 45 was living at London Road, Brighthelmstone with wife Mary and children Mary 15, John 15, William 13, Jane 9 and Louisa 2 all shown (incluidng the parents) as born in the same parish.

  4. Richard Kent Payne was declared bankrupt in 1846.

  5. Will of Dorothy Jordan widow of Brighton proved 23/12/1829.

  6. "WORTHING. Suicide. On Tuesday morning Mr. Richard Kent Payne, landlord of the Spaniard Inn, put an end to his existence by hanging himself in a stable adjoining his house. The deceased was about 50 years age, and had passed a chequered life painfully varied by pecuniary reverses. He spent his youth under the fostering control of a former rector West Tarring, and through his connexion became entitled to property amounting to an independency. The will which bequeathed this good fortune was disputed some relatives of the testator, and the defence of his right (which was successful) cost the deceased nearly the worth of it. Afterwards he encountered serious vicissitudes, and lately discontinued an unprofitable business in Brighton. He has left a widow and several children, but none these are very young, though they are not all provided for..."


  1. [accessed 14/04/2011].

  2., England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 [database online].

  3. 1841 census online.

  4. London Gazette, Issue 20667, 17/11/1846, p. 4683.

  5. PROB 11/1764.

  6. Sussex Advertiser 17/10/1848.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary, John, William, Jane, Louisa

Associated Claims (1)

£800 8s 7d