London merchant, partner with Rene Payne (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.'
The will of Edward Payne of Kings Arms Yard was proved at London 21/11/1794 and referred to Rene Payne as his nephew.
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.
Edward and Rene Payne & Co.
West India and General Merchant