Bulmer & District
Bulmer & District History Group
Henry Payne 1829 -
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.
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