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Ernest Leopold Payton

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1937. Bio Note.

Ernest Leopold Payton (1877- ) of Austin

1877 January 11th. Born at Handsworth, Birmingham the son of Francis William Payton, a Broker in Stones, and his wife Bertha Hopley. They had children Ernest Stanley Payton, b. 1902, Kings Norton, Birmingham, and Beatrice Irene Payton, b. 1904, Kings Norton, Birmingham. He married secondly Elizabeth Gertrude Loach and had son John Austin Payton.


1937 Bio Note [1]

PAYTON, Ernest Leopold; b. 1877 at Handsworth, Staffordshire; s. of F. W. Payton. Educ.: Bridge Trust School, Handsworth Grammar School, King Edward's Grammar School. Deputy Chairman and Financial Director, Austin Motor Co., Ltd.; Chairman and Director of other companies; m. Gertrude, d. of William Joyner; two s. one d. Recreations: Golf, tennis, swimming, cycling. Clubs: Conservative, Midland Conservative, Birmingham; Royal Automobile Club, London. Address: Cranford, Cotton Lane, Moseley, Birmingham.


1941 Chairman of Austin until November 1945

1946 February 17th. Died aged 69 years. Of Orchard Farm, Broadway. Husband of Elizabeth. [2] Chairman of Austin and four other companies and a director of seven more. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937-8 Birmingham Year Book
  2. The Times, Wednesday, Feb 20, 1946
  3. The Austin 1905-1952 by R. J. Wyatt. Published 1981. ISBN: 0 7153 7948 8