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Walter Payne

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July 1898. Architect's plans of Mr Payne's house at Foleshill.
Architect's plan signed 19th July 1898.
Foleshill House converted to a Post Office in the 1930s by Mr Alex Andrew Sanders.
Present day site of house.

Walter Samuel Payne of Godiva Engineering Co, Payne and Co and Payne and Bates

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

1890 Founder of Godiva Engineering Co with George Bates

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.[1]

1901 His wife Harriet dies

Died in 1934 and buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Holbrooks, Coventry

1934 Will [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. The Times, Monday, Sep 10, 1934