Abraham Lay

Abraham Lay (bef. 1701 - bef. 1785)

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Abraham Lay
Born before in Great Bromley, Essex, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Loudoun County, Virginia, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Apr 2011
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Several merged profiles show that Abraham's father was John Jay, and that he was born/baptized at Wovenhoe Parish, Essex, however the baptismal records shows that his father was Abraham.


Date: 27 Apr 1701
Place: Great Bromley, Essex, England[1]
Place: Little Bromley, Essex, England [2]


Date: before 12 APR 1785
Place: Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Place: Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Age: 83


Date: of Will: October 28, 1784
Probate: 12 APR 1785, Loudoun County, Virginia
Mentioned in Will:
  • Wife: Sarah
  • Sons: Abraham, Emmanuel, Joseph, Stephen, Sylvania (deceased)
  • Daughters: Prudency Eizey (husband John), Lydia Richards (husband William), Helen Hereman (husband William), Abigail Payne (husband Sanford), Lena Jenkins (husband John), Athesia Self (husband Presley)
  • Grandchildren: Lewis and Lydia Eizey; Sylvanus Jenkins, son of Athesia; Marmaduke Lay and sister, children of Sylvania
Executors: Abraham, Emmanuel and Stephen Lay
Witnesses: William Powell, Mary Evans and Nicholas Money


  1. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  2. England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997
  3. Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Administration Accounts of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1757-1800 Ancestry.com. [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: King, Junie Estelle Stewart. Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Administration Accounts of Loudoun County, Virginia 1757-1800. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996. Page 30, referencing Will Book "C", page 121

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