Who was Nellie Payne?

Payne family crest and mirror. Date carved unknown.


This is the Payne family crest, carved by Nellie many years ago.
The snake represents the medical profession of Dr Payne, and the two lions represent Nellie and Dr Payne’s two sons, Geoffrey and Alan.
The words translate as ‘DEEDS NOT WORDS”

The mirror was carved by Nellie and given to her grandson, Charles on his 21st birthday.