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William Jay
Birth: Mar. 3, 1857
Death: May 9, 1924

William Jay was born 3 March 1857 in Bedfield, Suffolk and christened 19 April 1857 at Beccles, Suffolk. He was the son of Daniel and Dinah Mutimer Jay.
William married Eliza Pearl 30 November 1877. William's sister, Hannah Jay, was a witness.
Eliza was christened 23 March 1858 at Monk Soham.
William and Eliza lived at Bolton Cottage, Bedfield, Suffolk.

In the 1881 census, William is 22, an agricultural worker, Eliza is 22, and children are William 3, Daniel 2, and Frederick 9 months. They are living at Bolton Farms, Bedfield, Suffolk.

They are also listed in the 1901 census at Bedfield.

Their children included William John Pearl Jay 1877
Daniel Jay 1878
Frederick Jay 1880
John Jay 1882
Charles Jay 1883
Nellie Jay 1886,
Emily Jay 1888
Jane Jay (Jenney) 1890
Alfred (Sam) Jay 1893
George Jay 1897

Daniel, Charles, Alfred and George emigrated to Canada.

William Jay is listed as a thatcher on his son William's marriage certificate.

Eliza was only 51 when she died, of cancer. Daughter Jane/Jenney kept house for William and her brothers until she married. Then William went to live with his sister-in-law Anna Jay and her daughter, Alice. Anna's husband had drowned at a young age when trying to save her after she fell into a moat. Her skirts kept her afloat. William could not marry Anna because they were in-laws (Church of England rules). 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Jay (1825 - 1868)
  Dinah Mutimer Jay (1825 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Pearl Jay (1856 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  William John Pearl Jay (1877 - 1932)*
  Daniel Jay (1878 - 1956)*
  Frederick Jay (1880 - 1946)*
  John Jay (1882 - 1956)*
  Charles Jay (1883 - 1956)*
  Ellen Rose Jay Airey (1886 - 1937)*
  Emily Jay Abbott (1888 - 1958)*
  Jane "Jenny" Jay Whiting (1890 - 1969)*
  Alfred "Sam" Jay (1893 - 1974)*
  George Jay (1897 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Jay (1846 - 1847)*
  Daniel Jay (1848 - 1905)*
  William Jay (1857 - 1924)
  Hannah Jay (1858 - 1859)*
  Hannah Jay Smith (1860 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Nicholas Churchyard
Bedfield
Mid Suffolk District
Suffolk, England
 
Created by: Barbara Ferdinand
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28497824
William Jay
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William Jay
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William Jay
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- TOM♦
 Added: Aug. 29, 2010

- jrrmr910
 Added: Aug. 2, 2008
Remembering my great-grandfather
- Barbara Ferdinand
 Added: Jul. 24, 2008
 
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