My great great grandfather Charles Payne was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire in 1860. His life can be tracked by census returns.
Note: Although I use the spelling of Payne on this page, historically the surname can also be spelt Paine and Pain
Charles can be found on the 1891 census living at Horselow Street, Potton, aged 32 and married to my great grandmother Rhoda. They have one son named Charles, aged five and a daughter, Ellie, aged two. He is employed as a farm labourer.
The 1901 census show Charles aged 41 and Rhoda are still at Horselow Street. The family has grown and now comprises six children – Annie, Charles, Nelly (aged 8, born 1893), Minnie, Florence and Bertie. Charles is employed as an ordinary agricultural labourer.
The family are still at Horselow Street on the 1911 census, Charles is aged 50. His occupation is given as Gardeners labour.