Lawrence Register Payne Collection

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


Inventory created by Archives Staff 09/1988. Last revised 12/2019.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 1 folder, oversize

DATE: 1880-1926

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Lawrence Register Payne Collection contains materials concerning Payne’s life and, in particular, a custody case involving his niece which took place in 1886.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Lawrence Register Payne (d. 1926) was born Rebecca Payne. At 33 years old, Rebecca began living as a man and married Annie Hinton. Payne and his sister Leila cared for the daughter of their late sister but were sued for custody by the girl’s father in 1886.  Payne and his sister won the case in Winchester Court.

CITE AS: Lawrence Register Payne Collection, 847 WFCHS, Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.


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 from Frederick County Chancery Court Case - 10 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)