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Capt John Clay
Birth: 1587
Monmouth, Wales
Death: Apr. 7, 1655
Charles City
Charles City County
Virginia, USA

John Clay, Ancient Planter, landed at Jamestowne, VA in February 1613 and settled in Charles City County, Virginia. He paid for the importation of 32 people on the good ship 'West' which arrived July 13, 1635. He was granted 1200 acres of land 13 July 1675 at the head of Wards Creek. His wife, Anne Nichols arrived from England, 10 years later.

Captain John Clay, the "British Grenadier" (hired soldier in the King's army) arrived in the new world in February 1613 according to the muster on the 'Treasurer'. The Treasurer, sent to protect the settlers in Jamestowne, was commanded and partially owned by Captain Samuel Argall, who was a brother of Elizabeth Argall Filmer, ancestress of Martha & Lucy Green Clay (wife of Henry Clay 1711-1764). It is stated in his muster that he (John Clay) was a planter before the government of Sir Thomas Dale. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Ann Nichols Clay (1590 - 1660)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Clay (1638 - 1686)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: David Reese
Record added: Sep 28, 2010
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Capt John Clay
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