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Payne, William (1717/18–1782), carpenter and constable

Joanna Innes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 1545 words.

Payne, William (1717/18–1782), carpenter and constable, was probably born in London; details of his parents and background are unknown. He is now best remembered for his activities from the...