Brief profile of Alfred Payne
by Don Ambrose

Player:A Payne

PAYNE, Alfred.
Born at East Grinstead, Sussex, 28th April 1858.
Died at Uckfield, Sussex, 23rd July 1943.
A bootmaker by trade, an occupation followed by many members of the Payne family, he was at times engaged as a cricket professional at the Horley, Sheffield Park, Bellagio and East Grinstead Clubs. He played in 18 first-class matches 1880-86, 17 of them for Sussex. His brother William also played for Sussex 1877-83 and his uncles Charles for Sussex 1857-70 and Kent 1863-70, Joseph Spencer for Sussex 1861 and Kent 1864 and Richard for Sussex 1853-66.
At the time of the 1881 Census he is an unmarried 22 year old bootmaker, living with his father, William, aged 64, a bootmaker, and his mother Harriett, aged 61, at West Street, East Grinstead, Sussex. Also present are his unmarried sister Jane, aged 33, and three nephews, George W. Bristow, aged 14, born at East Grinstead, John H. Bristow, aged 9, born at Constantinople, Turkey, and Daniel Bristow, aged 6, born at Madras, India.

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Don Ambrose)


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