John Lay

Male Abt 1610 - 1675


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  • Name  John Lay 
    Born  Abt 1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  16 Jan 1674/75  New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • My Last Will and Testament

      I John LAY of Lyme being grown aged, and at this time weak in body wherby my departure out of this Life seems to be near, doe in duty to god, and for preventing of trouble after my decease amongst those whom I shall Leave behind me, desire to set my house in order and setle my estate as followeth.

      1. To my dear and Loving wife Abigail I giue and bequeath my house and home Lot orchard and trees thereon, that is to say all my upland and meadow Lying in the town of Lyme, excepting only the Land at bride brook, to haue and to hold during the time of her naturall Life, Also to my dear wife I giue my household goods, and my stock of cattell horses and swine:

      2. To my son John which I had by my former wife I giue so much of my Land which is at bride brook as Lies on the east side of the said brook, and the rest of my Land there which lies on the west side of the brook both upland and medow I give to my daughter Abigail.

      3. To my son James I giue so much of my calfepasture Land which Lies on the North side of the path from duck river bridge to the meeting house, and the rest of my land after my wife's decease, both upland and medow I giue to my sons Peter and John whom I had by my present wife, to be equally divided between them two, Peter having that part of the upland which Lies by the pond and John having that part which Lies by the house, with all rights and priveledges, and divisions not yet made belonging to my whole accommodations, to be equally divided between them two.

      4. To my daughters Abigail, Susanna and Elizabeth, I giue twenty pound a piece besides the Land before mentioned given to Abigail, to be paid by my executrix, and also the use and improvement of an acre of Land a piece during theyr life out of Peters and John's Land, to be planted with aple trees. and to my daughter Abigail two acres of Land already planted with aple trees, and also while shee continues unmaried I giue her the use of a good fire room in my house. Also I doe constitute and appoint my dear wife Abigail my sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null all former wills whatsoever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this

      16, of January 1675.
      Signed sealed and published his
      in the presence of us John JIL LAY
      Moses NOYES Mark
      Matthew GRISWOLD
      Rennold MERUIN
    Died  18 Jan 1674/75  Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John LAY, Sr. is called "of Lynn." He is first mentioned at Saybrook on the East side of the river in 1640. !NEHGR 52:273

      His life in East Saybrook, later split off to become Lyme, is documented in the land records of Saybrook and Lyme (available on microfilm), the Lyme town meeting records (transcribed, Jean Chandler Burr, Lyme Records, 1667-1730, Pequot Press, New London, CT), and the New London Probate District Records (also available on microfilm). He owned lots of land at Duck River, Bride Plain, and The Cove, as well as on various islands within the bounds of what was at his death the Town of Lyme.
    Person ID  I22546  Bryant
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2007 

    Family 1  Unknown 
    Married  Abt 1632  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Lay, Jr. The Drummer,   b. 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1696, Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1688  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Abigail Harrison,   d. Bef 07 Dec 1686 
    Married  06 May 1645  St. Michael's Wood Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Marriage record dated 6 May 1645 O.S.:
      "Mr. John Lay of Cambridgetowne in New England and Abigail Harison of this parish."
    Children 
     1. James Lay,   b. Abt 1646, probably, East Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Sep 1682, Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Abigail Lay,   b. Abt 1650, probably, East Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Sep 1721, Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Peter Lay,   b. Bef 1654, probably, East Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1682, Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Lay, "The Younger",   b. Abt 1655, probably, East Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1711/12, Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Susanna Lay,   b. Abt 1658, probably, East Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Dec 1681, Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Lay,   b. Abt 1662, probably, East Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1690, Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1690  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1610 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1632 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 May 1645 - St. Michael's Wood Street, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 16 Jan 1674/75 - New London Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 1674/75 - Lyme, New London Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S277] Parish register for St. Michaels.


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