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1863 Born in Thrapston, Northants to Mark Payne
1882 He moved to Coventry to work for Willdig and Hatton
Worked briefly for the Bonnick Cycle Co
1900 Founder of Payne and Bates
1901 Living at 440 Foleshill road( Malmo Villa ) Great Heath Coventry: Walter Sam. Payne (age 37 born Thrapston), a Motor Car Engineer and Employer. With his wife Harriet B. Payne (age 36 born Coventry) and their children Albert Edward Payne (age 15 born Foleshill), a Clerk in Iron Foundry; Frederick Geo. Payne (age 14 born Foleshill), a Clerk in Motor Car Works; Emily Alice Payne (age 11 born Coventry); Arthur Alex Payne (age 8 born Coventry); Walter R. Payne (age 6 born Coventry); and Herbert S. Payne (age 2 born Foleshill). One visitor.
1901 His wife Harriet dies
Died in 1934 and buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Holbrooks, Coventry
1934 Will