Rene Payne

???? - 1799


London merchant (with Edward Payne) and banker (a partner in Smith, Payne & Smith, q.v.). Edward and Rene Payne reportedly purchased a coffee plantation in St Paul's Dominica in 1776. This estate has not yet been identified by LBS. 'They also appear to have had some involvement with estates in Grenada, as well as a possible interest in the cargo of 313 slaves carried by a ship called the Marlborough in 1772-1773, and as creditors of merchants who owned property in Jamaica, including Monteath, Miller & Sinclair, William and Thomas Monteath and Thomas Hibbert junior.' As partner in Smith, Payne & Smith, Rene Payne was co-owner of The Farm in St Catherine between at least 1789 and 1791.


RBS/Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Historical Research Report: Predecessor Institutions Research Regarding Slavery and the Slave Trade (first published May 25, 2006; updated May 29, 2009), p. 7.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1789 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as the property of Messrs Smith, Payne and Smiths of Great Britain bankers between 1789 and 1791, presumably as mortgagees of Sir Charles Price the previous owner.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Edward and Rene Payne & Co.
West India and General Merchant  

Physical (1)

Country house
Sulby Lodge [Built] 
description →
Country house built to designs of John Soane for Rene Payne...

Relationships (4)

Trustee → Testator
Business partners
Business partners
Business partners