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1871 Living at 119 Alston Street, Ladywood, Birmingham: Joseph Payne (age 37 born Clodd Oak, Hereford), Brass Founder employing 11 men and 2 boys. With his wife Emily E. Payne (age 33 born Birmingham) and their three children; Herbert W. Payne (age 4 born Birmingham); Rose E. Payne (age 2 born Birmingham); and Frank H. Payne (age 1 born Birmingham). One servant.
1901 Retired from Payne and Griffiths