Lawrence Register Payne Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Lawrence Register Payne Collection, 847 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains information on Winchester, VA resident Lawrence Register Payne. Items within the collection includes his death certificate, two affidavits, scrapbook pages, and news clippings concerning a child custody court case that hinged on Mr. Payne?s sex, which was in dispute.
(1 box) Last updated 05/09.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Lawrence Register Payne was born Rebecca Payne. After living as a woman for 33 years, Rebecca began living as a man and married Miss Annie Hinton. Mr. Payne, who along with his sister Leila, were raising one of their late sister?s daughters, were sued for custody by the girl?s father in 1886. Payne and his sister won the case in Winchester. Lawrence Payne died on May 6, 1926 in Winchester.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection

CITE AS: Lawrence Register Payne Collection # 847, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Scrapbook Pages from the 19th Century ? 6 pages, printed

News Clippings, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Death Certificate ? Lawrence R. Payne, May 6, 1926, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Court Affidavits -- 10 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)