Augustus Jay

Augustus Jay (1665 - 1751)

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Augustus Jay
Born in La Rochelle, Bay of Biscay, Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Dutch Church, New Yorkmap
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Died in New York City, New York County, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Nov 2008
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Augustus was the son of Peter Jay, a successful Huguenot merchant in La Rochelle, Bay of Biscay, France.

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In 1685 Augustus and family moved to Bristol, England, because of the fear of religious persecution. In 1685 Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes, which gave protection to the Huguenots in France.

1686 Augustus returned to La Rochelle on one of his father's boats and was smuggled by a half Catholic/half Huguenot Aunt on board a ship that sailed to Charleston, South Carolina, to escape his being put to death.

1690 Augustus settled in New Amsterdam/ York. A Dutch colony settled on the Southern tip of Manhattan, New York.

1697 Augustus married Anna Maria Bayard.


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