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Jeremiah Lay, Jr
Birth: Oct. 5, 1745
Saybrook Manor
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: 1778
Queens County
New York, USA

When Jeremiah Lay was born on October 5, 1745, in Saybrook/Westbrook, Connecticut, his father, Jeremiah, was 30 and his mother, Prudence, was 26. He married Eustatia "Statia" Bushnell (1752-1809) daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Bushnell, on March 8, 1773, in his hometown. They had two children during their marriage (John and Henry).
Jeremiah served in the Revolutionary War. He was captured by the British, and died offshore on the prison ship Blazemore Castle about 1778.
Jeremiah was a direct decendent of John "Pilgram" Alden.
Jeremiah Lay (1745-1778), Jeremiah Lay (1715-1792), Mary Grinnell (1684-1755), Linda Padobie (1667-1748), Elizabeth Alden (1624-1717), John Alden (1599-1687)

.pp.364-365 from
Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 17

Which also summary lists the following as Prison Ship Martyrs:

*Daniel Hempstead

* Daniel Temple

*Thomas Bellows

With Jeremiah Lay the following five persons of Saybrook Ct are reported to have captured and sent on armed ship "Blaze Castle" to Halifaz Canada and with exceptions of Daniel Jones and John Stannard Jr-died:
*Aaron Platt
*William Carter
*Abisha Chapman
*Abner Stannard Jr
*Josiah Wolcott

{Following also Died while POWS are}
* Jacob Hathaway
* Shadrach Hathaway

* Elisha Tilton

*Peter Norton

Family links: 
  Eustatia Bushnell Ely (1752 - 1809)*
  John Lay (1775 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Possibly Buried here?
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Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Jul 28, 2011
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Jeremiah Lay, Jr
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- Mike Appleby
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
a distant cousin
- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
For my 6th great grandfather. Lee Hill Pierson
- Lee
 Added: Jan. 13, 2014
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