Paine (Payne), Thomas (1806-1838)


A transcription of THOMAS PAINE’S JOURNAL, 1830, 1831. (Tunstall Circuit.), published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine of 1832, is attached.

Also attached is an obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 1842. This provides a detailed account of his conversion, ministry and death.


Thomas was born in 1806 at Walsall, Staffordshire, to parents Edward and Hannah. he was baptised on 4 January 1807 at Walsall, Staffordshire.

He married Maria Haughton (Houghton) (abt1808-1835) on 1 July 1834 at Kidderminster. She and an infant child (Thomas) died a year later.

Thomas died on 5 November 1838 at Houghton, nr Oswestry, Shropshire.


  • 1830 Tunstall (6 mths)
  • 1830 Prees (12 mths)
  • 1831 Tunstall (6 mths)
  • 1832 Kidderminster
  • 1833 Burland
  • 1835 Sunderland
  • 1837 disappears


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1832/34; 1842/9

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: The spelling of the surname varies. Leary enters Thomas under both Paine and Payne.


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