Paynter, William

Birth Name Paynter, William 1a 2 3 4a
Gender male
Age at Death about 84 years, 3 months, 28 days


Bernard Paynter and his son William emigrated from Devonshire, England about 1820. Bernard had a bought a pair of forceps or bill-hook as he called it. William made his own. Should a person call holding onto his jaw William would stop shoeing a horse, take the bill-hook off the nail on the wall, wash off the dust and bugs in the barrel of water used to temper irons. A man had to lay down on his back, William sat on his chest and stumped out the tooth. A sore jaw but no more tooth ache. Women set up on a bench, No record can be found of his charges. These forceps can be seen at "Woodleigh" and "Old Mill Museum". From a History of Long River, Prince Edward Island from the Island Lives website

Bernard and Susannah had two sons named William - one baptized in September 1818, died in December 1819, the other baptized in July 1820. William's sister Sophia said the family emigrated when she was about 6, in 1827 or 1828. Her younger sister Matilda was born on the Island in 1828.

William married Matilda Mann.

Name William Paynter
Age 85
Date of Death 29 April 1904
Source pre-1906 Death Index. St. Mark's Anglican Church, Kensington, Book 1
Notes Buried St. Thomas Churchyard, French River

William didn't leave a will, and no admin papers for the estate were filed.

There was another William Paynter in Lot 21, possibly a cousin, who married Mary Ann Hacker. He died in 1880 at the age of 73.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1820 Devon, England bap. 2 Jul 1820 1b 2 3
Death April 29, 1904 Long River, Lot 20, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada at age 85  
Emigration 1828   from England  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Paynter, BernardOctober 15, 17861854
Mother Taylor, SusannahJanuary 2, 1794January 12, 1833
    Sister     Paynter, Mary Ann about 1816
    Brother     Paynter, Richard about 1817 August 10, 1891
    Brother     Paynter, William about 1818 1819
         Paynter, William about 1820 April 29, 1904
    Sister     Paynter, Sophia February 1822 July 2, 1916
    Brother     Paynter, John about 1826
    Sister     Paynter, Matilda July 1828 1914


Family of Paynter, William and Mann, Matilda

Married Wife Mann, Matilda ( * March 12, 1830 + November 17, 1904 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage March 18, 1852 St. Eleanors, Lot 17, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada William Mann was one of the witnesses; PEI Marriage Registrations 1852-57, page 10  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Paynter, BernardDecember 12, 1852September 21, 1940
Paynter, CarolineDecember 3, 1854November 6, 1910
Paynter, Sophia JaneFebruary 9, 1857November 18, 1935
Paynter, Wellington NelsonOctober 21, 1860December 24, 1928
Paynter, Herbert ReidFebruary 3, 1861January 25, 1938
Paynter, William BedfordApril 16, 1866December 12, 1919
Paynter, James Armenius RicheyApril 8, 18671868
Paynter, Rosella BedfordMay 3, 1871November 1950
Paynter, Hannah Evangeline EvaMay 22, 1876April 12, 1948

Source References

  1. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1819 Birth place: England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1819 Birth place: England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1901 Census of Canada
  3. 1881 Census of Canada
  4. 1861 Census of Canada
      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada