Cornelius Paine

1785 - 1869

Claimant or beneficiary


London merchant, awarded the compensation for Farrels and Reeds Hill & Spring estates on Montserrat. Son of Cornelius and Mary Paine of Brighton, and partner in Kensington & Paine (q.v.) where he was succeeded by his son[s].

  1. Baptised 23/01/1785 Brighton, Sussex. Married Susannah Ryder 10/05/1808 St Margaret Pattens City of London.

  2. 1861 census shows Cornelius Paine aged 76 living in Brighton Sussex 'Retired from business' living with his wife Susanna aged 74 living at No. 9 Lewes Crescent; 1851 census identifies him at the same address as 'Retired colonial broker'. 1841 census shows him 'Independent' aged 55 at Islington. Death registered aged 84 at Brighton Q2 1869.  

  3. Will of Cornelius Paine late of 9 Lewes Crescent Brighton who died 10/05/1869 at Brighton proved at Lewes 31/05/1869 by the oaths of Cornelius Paine of Surbiton Hill colonial broker and William Dunkley Paine of Cockshot Hill Reigate colonial broker the sons the executors. Effects under £140,000. His son Cornelius (c. 1810-9/04/1890) also of 9 Lewes Crescent left £42,219 16s 4d (resworn to £42,319 16s 4d) when his will was proved 17/05/1890 by Cornelius Henry Paine of 4 York Gate Regents Park and Arthur Heintz Paine of 38 Canning Street Liverpool the sons and Henry Cornish executor.


Montserrat nos. 110A and 182.

  1., England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online];, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  2. 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  3. National Probate Calendar 1869 and 1890; William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1869/59.

Further Information

Susannah Ryder (1808)
Cornelius (1810-)
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£1,619 19s 5d
£3,442 12s 8d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1828 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Kensington & Paine
West India merchant  

Addresses (3)

Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England
9 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England
9 Mincing Lane, City of London, Middlesex, London, England