Ralph Payne 1st Baron Lavington

19th Mar 1739 - 3rd Aug 1807


Owner of Carlisle's estate in Antigua until his death in 1807. He was 'sole heir' of his grandmother Elizabeth Carlile nee Mackinnon, to whom William Carlile her son left (1742/3) his estate for her to pass to his nephew (and her grandson) Ralph Payne, 1st Baron Lavington.

  1. Son of Ralph Payne (d. 1763) and Alice Carlisle. Born in St Kitts; MP for various constituencies, 1768-1799; Governor of the Leeward Islands, 1771-1775 and 1799-1807; "a West India grandee".

  2. Ralph Payne, Baron Lavington, has an entry in the ODNB as 'politician', which concludes: 'He died childless and almost destitute, and the legislature voted £300 per annum to his widow, who died at Hampton Court Palace on 2 May 1830. His career mirrored the meteoric rise and downfall of absentee sugar planters in Britain.' His half-brother John Willett Payne also has an entry as 'naval officer and royal official.'


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 353; Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. I p. 113.

  1. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/payne-sir-ralph-1739-1807 [accessed 09/09/2013].

  2. W. P. Courtney, ‘Payne, Ralph, Baron Lavington (1739–1807)’, rev. Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/21652, accessed 30 Jan 2014]; Randolph Cock, ‘Payne, John Willett (1752–1803)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/21648, accessed 30 Jan 2014]

Further Information

Frances Lambertina Christiana Charlotte Harriet Theresa Kolbel

Associated Claims (1)

£5,168 19S 4D
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Associated Estates (1)

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  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1807 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

West India interest 
election →
Shaftesbury Wiltshire
1768 - 1771
election →
Camelford Cornwall
1776 - 1780
election →
Plympton Erle Devon
1780 - 1784

Relationships (6)

Grandson → Grandmother
Deceased Husband → Widow
Son → Father