The 14th son - Robert Payne

The minister for Tamlaghtard (Magilligan) Church of Ireland made an interesting comment in an entry in the baptismal register for 1833 that caught my attention -

Christened Sept 1833 Robert the 14th son of John Paine of Oughtymoyle (Magilligan).

Four years later the following baptism was recorded

Christened March 1837 Ann daughter of John Paine of Oughtymoyle - the first female child - this being a second wife he having had 14 sons by his first wife

The above Robert Payne was an adult convert to the Catholic faith and was baptised in St Aidan's Magilligan in1866 - from this entry we get the name of his mother - Catherine McPoyle -

St Aidan's RC baptism
July 1866 Robert Payne (34 years old) Oughtymoyle son of John Payne & Cath. McPoyle - sponsors John McLaughlin B:Carton & Mrs John Donnell, Oughymoyle
Baptismal entry 1866 St. Aidan's Magilligan

Robert Payne married Ellen McCann December 25th 1866 in St Aidan's Magilligan - she was also from Oughtmoyle and they can be found there in the 1901 census.

Robert Payne the 14th son of John Payne by Catherine McPoyle died 27 December 1910 aged 78 years in Oughtymoyle townland, Magilligan.

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