Harry Payne (1833 – 27 September 1895) and Frederick Payne (1841 – 1880) were members of a popular Victorian dynasty of British pantomime entertainers. They were billed as The Payne Brothers.
Fred Payne became known for portraying Harlequin, and Harry became famous as Clown in the Harlequinade that followed Victorian pantomimes. Together, the brothers appeared in Gilbert and Sullivan's first collaboration, Thespis, in 1871. Gilbert made references to the brothers in two of his Bab Ballads.
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... the Chapmanville interests were taken over by George and William Payne ... Subsequently the valley’s name was changed to “Payne’s Patch” ... With coal sales increasing, the Payne brothers found it necessary to secure additional laborers ...
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