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Looking for my cousin

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Shirley Report 28 Jun 2021 16:53

I am trying to find my Cousin June Payton , I believe she married Royston W Bright in Bath in 1958.Her grandfather Fred was my grandfather's brother. Any information would be welcome. Thanks you. Shirley.


KathleenBell Report 28 Jun 2021 17:23

Will send you a pm with an old address for them.

Kath. x


ArgyllGran Report 28 Jun 2021 17:33

If that's the correct marriage, they are on the 2014 Electoral Roll at an address in Reading.

See Electoral Rolls under "Search" at top right of this page.

The address in question was last sold in June 2014, per Zoopla - I don't know if that was them selling it, or buying it.
It might be worth writing to that address. They may still be there, or new owners may know where they went.

The woman who married Royston had the middle initial E - is that correct for your cousin?
If so, what does the E stand for, and in what year was she born?

The only birth of a June E Payton that I can see (in England, Scotland or Wales ) was in 1971, which obviously isn't hers.

There were these births of girls named June Payton, with no middle initial:

1931 Hendon (mmn Nutt - but she didn't have a grandfather named Fred)

1934 Bristol (mmn Winstone; maternal gr-father Arthur; can't find father's birth or parentage )

1932 West Bromwich (mmn Mainword - can't see parents' marriage)

What was the surname of Fred and your grandfather?


ErikaH Report 30 Jun 2021 16:37

You need to confirm the marriage to ensure that people don’t give you info pertaining to the wrong person

have you looked for info anywhere?


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 12:04

Marriages Sep 1926 (>99%)
Mainwood Leah Payton W. Bromwich 6b 1716
Payton William Wright W.Bromwich 6b 1716
Payton William Mainwood W.Bromwich 6b 1716
Wright Leah Payton W.Bromwich 6b 1716

Was Fred the maternal grandfather?????


NOT on this line

First name(s) Leah
Last name Mainwood
Birth year 1890
Birth date 08 Feb 1890
Baptism year 1890
Baptism date 21 Mar 1890
Baptism place West Bromwich, Christ Church
Denomination Anglican
Father's first name(s) James
Mother's first name(s) Jane
County Staffordshire

Marriages Jun 1908 (>99%)

Mainwood Leah W. Bromwich 6b 1480
Wright Thomas George W. Bromwich 6b 1480


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 12:07


GRO Reference: DOR Q3/2018 in SOMERSET (722-1A) Entry Number 517642888


ArgyllGran Report 10 Jul 2021 12:51

There were three Bright/Payton births in the 1960s - two in Maidenhead, one in Wokingham RDs

The one born in 1965 was probably still living in Reading in 2018 - though there's another person of the same name and age living in Oxfordshire.

The one born in 1967 probably married in 1994, and if so, was living in Basingstoke in 2018.

The eldest (1963) probably married in 1990, then again in 2001.
Living in Hereford in 2003 - but can't see later.


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 14:17


193 Crankhall Lane, West Bromwich, West Bromwich C.B., Staffordshire, England
William Payton 28 Sep 1872 Male Incapacitated Married 80 1
Leah Payton 08 Feb 1890 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 80 2
Horace Wright 26 Apr 1918 Male Engineering Electric Welder Heavy Worker Single 80 3

2 Closed records


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 14:21

Births Dec 1911 (>99%)
WRIGHT Lily Mainwood W. Bromwich 6b 1556
Births Jun 1918 (>99%)
Wright Horace Mainwood Walsall 6b 1086
Births Jun 1922 (>99%)
Wright Norman Mainwood W.Bromwich 6b 1552
Births Mar 1925 (>99%)
Wright William P Mainwood W.Bromwich 6b 1411

14 Guns Lane West Bromwich, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
James Mainwood Head Married Male 66 1845 Gas stoker Wardington Oxfordshire
Jane Mainwood Wife Married Female 64 1847 - Darlaston Staffordshire
Thomas Wright Son-in-law Married Male 22 1889 Stone mason West Bromwich Staff
Leah Wright Daughter Married Female 22 1889 - West Bromwich Staff
Elsie Wright Daughter - Female 3 1908 - West Bromwich Staff
Ida Wright Daughter - Female 1 1910 - West Bromwich Staff

Speculating, obviously.

We need feedback from Shirley


ArgyllGran Report 10 Jul 2021 15:13

PM sent to Shirley, asking her to return to the thread.


Shirley Report 10 Jul 2021 16:07

All I know is that my grandfather's brother Fred Payton had a son James Cyril Payton (1904-1993) James and his wife Florence(nee Ellison) had a daughter June E. Payton (I don't know what the E stands for). I knew June when we were both at school at the City of Bath Girls' School but our families were not close so we lost touch. I believe she and Royston had two children Sally Ann b Dec 1963 (Maidenhead 6A 29 and Duncan P born June 1965 (Maidenhead 6A 40). Any information would be appeciated. Thanks.


Shirley Report 10 Jul 2021 16:09

Sorry I should have said , this is my paternal line.


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 16:16

There is no marriage on freebmd for James C Payton to anyone named Florence

James in 1939
23 Otago Terrace, Bath, Bath C.B., Somerset, England
James C Payton 28 Jul 1904 Male Draughtsman Engineer Admiralty Married 113 5

Could the 'E' have represented Ellison?

In what year would June have been born?

EDITED 16.21


Marriages Sep 1930 (>99%)
Ellison Florence E Payton Sheppey 2a 3264
Paynton James C Ellison Sheppey 2a 3264


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 16:19

Name: James Cyril Payton
Death Date: 9 Mar 1993
Death Place: Spencers Wood Reading Berks
Probate Date: 30 Apr 1993
Probate Registry: Oxford


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 16:22

Births Jun 1938 (>99%)
Paylon June E Ellison Sheppey 2a 2020

Her brother?

Births Mar 1934 (>99%)
Payton Francis J Ellison Sheppey 2a 1680

GRO Reference: DOR Q4/2013 in MONMOUTHSHIRE (839-1A) Entry Number 509443213


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 16:35

Name: Florence Emma Ellison
Registration Year: 1909
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District: Sheppey
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 2a
Page: 1037

Name: Florence Emma Payton
Death Age: 74
Birth Date: 2 Aug 1909
Registration Date: Mar 1984
Registration District: Reading and Wokingham
Inferred County: Berkshire
Volume: 19
Page: 327


Name: Florence E Payton
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 2 Aug 1909
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 17
Residence Place: Chislehurst and Sidcup, Kent, England
Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
Line Number: 14
Schedule Number: 246
Sub Schedule Number: 1
Enumeration District: CJRT
Borough: Chislehurst and Sidcup
Registration district: 42/5.
Household Members Age
Florence E Payton 30

TWO closed records


ErikaH Report 10 Jul 2021 16:36

Have you considered writing to the address you were sent on June 28th?

No listing in the current BT phone book


ErikaH Report 13 Jul 2021 12:19

The 2002 address was sold in November 2013, so it would appear that the 'sale' of the 2014 address was TO the Brights.