Bulmer & District




        Bulmer & District History Group

Henry Payne 1829 - 1921

Henry was born in Bedfordshire in 1829. He married Ann Gumbrell (or Gumbrett) from Sussex in April 1856.

They settled in Romford Essex where Henry was a gardener at a nursery.

By 1881 they had moved to Bulmer and Henry was a farmer, later at Clapps Farm.

By 1891 Ann’s elderly mother, Cathrine Gumbrell, had joined them. She had been a widow farmer in Sussex and was now financially independent.

Henrys mother-in-law died in 1895 and his wife in 1914.

Henry lived through the Great War, survived the ‘flu epidemic of 1918/19 and died in 1921 aged 92.

Gillian Lamb October 2012

Livia Gollancz 2012