||Augustus Jay belonged to the New Netherland Community 1614-1700.|
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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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