Paynter, Bernard

Birth Name Paynter, Bernard
Gender male
Age at Death 87 years, 9 months, 9 days


Bernard was born on December 12 1852, the son of William Paynter and Matilda Mann. He married Serena Alice (Alice) Wickett, the daughter of Mary Ann Dyment and Henry Wickett, in 1878.

They had at least 10 children: Mary Jane (1879-1970), Matilda Alice (1881-1960), Hannah Elizabeth (1883-1967), Elenor Maria (1885-1960), Lewis William (1887-1951, Nellie (1891-1921), Fannie Marie (1892-1964), Thomas Andrew(1896-1979), Roy Edmund (1900-1979) and Minnie Pearl (1903-1989).

There were two Bernard Paynters living in PEI in the late 1880s. In the 1881 census, Bernard Painter, age 27, was a farmer living with his wife Alice and children Mary Jane and Matilda A, and Sophie Wickett. The other Bernard was age 22, living with his parents Margaret and John (Bernard Alexander Paynter, born in 1858). It seems likely that the son of William and Matilda Paynter is the Bernard Paynter who married Serena Alice Wickett in 1878.

In 1891, we find Bernard Poynter (33) and wife Alice with 6 children in Lot 20. His occupation is given as blacksmith. The family was Church of England. Household members were Bernard (33), Alice (31), Mary J (13), Alice M (11), Hannah (9), Ellenor (6), Lewis (3), and Nettie (1). All had been born on the Island.

In the 1900 US Census, Bernard and Alice were living in Penosbsot Maine with 4 of their children, William L.(Lewis), Nettie, Fanny and Thomas, all born on the Island. Roy was born later that year in Maine. They were back on the Island by 1911. Bernard was a blacksmith. Daughters Nettie, Hannah, and Eleanor married in the States.

Bernard Paynter died in Clinton in September 1940, aged 88 (Maple Leaf page 171 October 1940).

Some of the information on the Paynter and Wickett families came from the Wickett Family History with some related families by Henry L. Laskey and Linwood B. Wickett August 2002.

Paynter Bernard (Freetown History, p. 365) Blacksmith; b. 12 Dec. 1852; d. 21 Sept. 1903; m. Serenah Wickett, b. 21 April 1860, d. 29 Oct. 1950. Bernard emigrated to P.E.I. and settled at Clifton Corner (New London), Lot 21. He and Serenah later moved to Stillwater, Me. where most of their family were born. They later returned to P.E.I. and settled at Long River, Lot 20. They had eight children.

See also

name: Bernard Painter
event: Census, event date: 1900
event place: ED 118 Old Town city Ward 1, 3, 5, Penobscot, Maine, United States
birth date: Oct 1855, birthplace: Canada(Eng)
father's birthplace: England, mother's birthplace: Canada(Eng)
marital status: Married, years married: 21, estimated marriage year: 1879
immigration year: 1899
digital folder number: 004119850
image number: 00557
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Bernard Painter M 45 Canada(Eng)
wife Alice A Painter F 40 Canada(Eng) (mother of 8 children, 8 living)
son William L Painter M 13 Canada(Eng)
daughter Nettie A Painter F 10 Canada(Eng)
daughter Fannie M Painter F 8 Canada(Eng)
son Thomas A Painter M 5 Canada(Eng)
Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Feb 2013), Bernard Painter, ED 118 Old Town city Ward 1, 3, 5, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing sheet 28A, family 559, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240598.

Household Members in 1911, Prince Edward Island, Lot 20 Clifton:
Bernard S Paynter 56 - gave birth month as November
Alice S Paynter 58
Louis W Paynter 23 Lewis William
Andrew T Paynter 16 Thomas Andrew
Reagh E Paynter 9 - June 1900 in PEI, Roy Edmund?
Minnie P Paynter 7





Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 12, 1852 Prince Edward Island, Canada dates from gravestone and other sources  
Death September 21, 1940 Prince Edward Island, Canada gravestone  
Marriage July 10, 1878   witnesses were Humphrey Wickett & Carolyn Hayward  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Paynter, Williamabout 1820April 29, 1904
Mother Mann, MatildaMarch 12, 1830November 17, 1904
         Paynter, Bernard December 12, 1852 September 21, 1940
    Sister     Paynter, Caroline December 3, 1854 November 6, 1910
    Sister     Paynter, Sophia Jane February 9, 1857 November 18, 1935
    Brother     Paynter, Wellington Nelson October 21, 1860 December 24, 1928
    Brother     Paynter, Herbert Reid February 3, 1861 January 25, 1938
    Brother     Paynter, William Bedford April 16, 1866 1919
    Brother     Paynter, James Armenius Richey April 8, 1867 1868
    Sister     Paynter, Rosella Bedford May 3, 1871 1950
    Sister     Paynter, Hannah Evangeline Eva May 22, 1876 April 12, 1948


Family of Paynter, Bernard and Wickett, Serena Alice Ashton

Married Wife Wickett, Serena Alice Ashton ( * April 21, 1861 + October 29, 1950 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 10, 1878   married by the rev. Q. S. Newnhart(?)  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Paynter, Mary Jane CarolineAugust 28, 18791970
Paynter, Matilda AliceFebruary 6, 1881August 4, 1960
Paynter, Hannah ElizabethSeptember 23, 18831967
Paynter, Eleanor MariaAugust 3, 1885July 25, 1960
Paynter, Lewis WilliamNovember 5, 18871952
Paynter, Nettie AdelaideFebruary 28, 18901921
Paynter, Fannie MarieOctober 15, 1892November 4, 1964
Paynter, Thomas AndrewApril 1, 18941980
Paynter, Edmund Ray ReaghJune 25, 1900December 11, 1979
Paynter, Minnie PearlJanuary 8, 19031989