Henry Gay [I]

#5576, b. circa 1640, d. circa 1687

FatherRobert Gay b. c 1600

     Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [I] was born circa 1628 in England.1 According to conflicting evidence, he married Joane (Jane) Sanders circa 1668 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3,1

Major Life Event

     Henry Gay [I] was born circa 1640 in England.3 He married Joane (Jane) Sanders circa 1660 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4 Henry died circa 1687 in Nansemond Co., Virginia.3,1

Children of Henry and Joane (Jane) Sanders

Narrative

     Henry Gay was imported to Nansemond County by James Long on February 8, 1663/4, and used as a headright for patenting land on the Western Branch of the Nansemond River. On February 1, 1688/89, Lewis Brian of Nansemond County, bought from Henry H. Gay (Jr.) of Isle of Wight County, for 10,000 pounds of tobacco, some land in Isle of Wight County, "whereon Robert Lawrence now lives" and "formally belonging to Henry Gay, deceased", from main river up to Burnt House Branch, and adjoining John Brian, Sr. John Gay, who owned 200 acres in Nansemond County in 1704, was probably another of the Gay children.2

     There are several conflicts among researchers surrounding the birth and marriage dates of Henry and Joane as well as conflicts among researchers in the birth dates of their children. I have recorded some of these conflicting dates. Also some researchers attribute a fourth son, Richard, to Henry and Joane.

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Henry Gay, ID: I433).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  4. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Moore-Swan-George (Henry I (ATP) Gay, ID: I650320505).

Henry Gay [II]

#5577, b. circa 1660, d. 25 April 1737

FatherHenry Gay [I] b. c 1640, d. c 1687
MotherJoane (Jane) Sanders b. 16 Jan 1641

     Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [II] was born circa 1664 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [II] was born circa 1674.2

Major Life Event

     Henry Gay [II] was born circa 1660 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3 He married Jane Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence Jr. and Unknown ?, circa 1683 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,4 Henry died on 25 April 1737 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.5,4

Family of Henry and Jane Lawrence

Narrative

     Henry made a will on 3 February 1735 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.

     Will of Henry Gay:
I, Henry GAY of Isle of WIGHT county, being at present sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, think fit to make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First; I give unto my son Henry GAY five shillings Curr. money of VIRGINIA.

2nd; I give unto my son John GAY two shilings and six pence Curr. money of VIRGINIA.

3rd and 4th ; I give unto my three sons to wit, Thomas GAY, William GAY, Joshua GAY, all my land to be equally divided between them and their heirs and assigns forever, Excepting I give them all privilege to make use of timber in the swamp for their own use for ever but not to sell.

I give unto my son Joshua GAY the Manor plantation that is the house werein I live with his equal share of the lands adjoining to the houses.

5th; I give unto my daughter Ann LAWRENCE two shillings and six pence Curr. money of VIRGINIA.

6th; All the remaining part of my estate whatsoever and all the rest to be equally divided between my four children Thomas, William and Joshua and my daughter Sarah BABB.

7th; I nominate and appoint my son Thomas to be my whole and sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament which I do own and ratify, revoking all other WILLS and Testaments formerly made by me. In witness, I hereof I have herewith set my hand and fixed my seal this 3rd day of February 1735. Henry GAY, X his mark.

The bottom part listing the witnesses names is barely legible, appears to say James Denson, Joseph Denson but date of probate is not legible.6

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Henry Gay, ID: I433).
  2. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Moore-Swan-George (Henry I (ATP) Gay, ID: I650320505).
  4. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Henry Gay, ID: I437).
  5. [S3835] Joseph F. Gay, "Lineage of Gay Family," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 21 December 2010.
  6. [S3837] Will of Henry Gay, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia Will Book 4, page 156.

John Gay1

#5578, b. circa 1662

FatherHenry Gay [I] b. c 1640, d. c 1687
MotherJoane (Jane) Sanders b. 16 Jan 1641

Major Life Event

     John Gay was born circa 1662 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. He married Ann Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence Jr. and Unknown ?, circa 1738. This marriage date may be incorrect. She would have been about 68 years old if her birth date is near correct.2

Family of John and Ann Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (John Gay, ID: I435).