- Sir William Payne-Gallwey, 1st Baronet
Sir William Payne-Gallwey, 1st Baronet (1759 –
April 16, 1831) was Governor of the Leeward Islands.
He was the youngest son of Ralph Payne by his second spouse Margaret née Gallwey, of
St. Kitts, West Indies.
William had served as a
Lieutenant Generalin India, and was sometime second-in-command of the British Army in Spain. Thereafter he was appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands. General Payne was the half-brother of Ralph Payne, 1st Baron Lavington(d. 1807), who had also served as Governor of the Leeward Islands.
General William Payne was created a Baronet in the
Baronetage of the United Kingdomon 8 December 1812.
March 7, 1814he assumed by Royal Sign Manualthe additional surname of Gallwey, in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle Tobias Wall Gallwey of St. Christopher Island.
November 19, 1804, William Payne married Lady Harriet Quinn (d. December 13, 1845), only daughter of Valentine Quin, 1st Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl. They had two sons and a daughter, Caroline. Their second son, Philip, had seven sons, two daughters, and many descendants.
Sir William was succeeded by his eldest son and heir,
Sir William Payne-Gallwey, 2nd Baronet.
* Townend, Peter, editor, "Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage", 105th edition, London, 1970, p.1071.
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