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Henry Charles Clay Sr. (1672 - 1760)

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Henry Charles Clay Sr.
Born in Chesterfield, Dale Parish, Province of Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Henrico County, Province of Virginiamap
Died in The Raells,Chesterfield, Dale Parish, Province of Virginiamap
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Henry Clay was born in 3 Aug 1672 in Dale Parish, VA. He was the son of Charles Clay and Hannah Wilson. He passed away in 1760. [1] Death date: 3 Aug 1760 Chesterfield Co VA


  • Charles Clay (1638 - 1686)
  • Hannah Wilson Clay (1642 - 1686)


  • Mary Mitchell Clay (1693 - 1777)


  • Amey Clay Green (1708 - 1774)*
  • William Mitchell Clay (1708 - 1774)*
  • Mary Obedience Clay Belcher (1710 - 1770)*
  • Henry Clay (1711 - 1764)*
  • Martha Clay Bass (1713 - 1744)*
  • Charles Clay (1716 - 1789)*
  • John Clay (1718 - 1761)*


  • Henry Clay (1672 - 1760)
  • Charles Clay (1675 - 1765)*


Transcript of Henry Clay's will, "signed March 28, 1749, and probated at the September term of Chesterfield court, 1760",[2] includes the following:
  • to "son William Clay ... and my land and plantation on Deep Creek, in Henrico County, whereon Richard Belcher now lives..."
  • son Henry Clay
  • son Charles Clay
  • son John Clay
  • daughter Amey Williamson[3]
  • daughter Mary Watkins
  • grandson Henry Clay[4]
  • granddaughter Mary Clay, daughter of Charles Clay[5]
  • wife Mary
Slaves named in will:
  • Phoebe (willed to granddaughter Mary Clay): "one negro girl, named Phoebe"
  • Lewis, Jo, Sue, Nann, Jenny, and Sarah (willed to Mary, his wife): "my negroes Lewis, Jo, Sue, Nann, Jenny and Sarah"
  • other slaves mentioned, but not by name
The four sons, named executors, were "granted letters of administration on the oaths of George Farrar and Allyson Clarke, witnesses. B. Watkins was clerk of Chesterfield County at that time."


  1. First-hand information as remembered by Betty Tindle, Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
  2. p 69, The Clay Family
  3. text for William Marston Green m Amey Clay says "later Williamson"
  4. in parentheses, "Dr. Henry Clay of Ky."
  5. in parentheses "afterwards Mrs. Stephen Lockett"
See Also:
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 7711025
  • Burial: Henry Clay Memorial - Midlothian. Chesterfield County Virginia, USA
  • Inscription: Henry Clay, The Elder, born 1672 Chesterfield County, was the Gr. Grandfather of the Statesman. His tomb one-fourth mile east bears the inscription In Memory of Henry Clay Who died at dinner with his children and grandchildren at an annual festival given them on August 3, 1760". - Presented by Richmond Chapter, Colonial Dames of The 17th Century .1957.
  • Photo: Has a photo of gravestone on gravesite

Clay Cemetery Geneology


Corrections of the lineage of Rev. Charles Green Clay


  • WikiTree profile Clay-689 created through the import of Mimi.ged on Sep 15, 2011 by Richard Draper. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Richard and others.
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  • Richard Belcher, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Richard and others.

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On 15 Jul 2016 at 00:34 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Clay-2163 and Clay-84 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate 1672-1760 are correct dates with Tombstone

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