KAY ANCESTORS


Jane Kay married Thomas Hamer 24 October 1738 in Bury. There were two Jane Kays born in Bury in an appropriate time period:

Both Janes were daughters of James Kay. There were several James Kays having children in Bury at this time, and the parish register does not include the wife's name. Jane, born in 1723 would have been 16 at her marriage if she married Thomas Hamer. She is more likely the Jane Kay who married George Holt in 1747 (when she was 24 years old).

Jane, born in 1716 would have been 22 at the time of her marriage to Thomas Hamer, a more reasonable marriage age. Her christening record listed her as the daughter of James Kay, Cowper.

Jane Kay baptism

Baptism record for Jane Kay in Bury:
"Jane: d: of James Kay Cowper, 14, 17"


There is one other baptismal entry for a child of James Kay, Cowper - Ales, daughter of James Kay, Cowper born 2 February 1718, christened 13 May 1718  in Bury.


There is also a baptism record for a son of James Kay, Cooper - William Kay, born and christened 12 August 1715 in Bury. It is uncertain whether the descriptor Cowper/Cooper designates a location or townland, or an occupation of cooper.


There are several marriages for James Kay in Bury in the right time period:

Any one of these marriages could be for our James Kay.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES KAY


James Kay was born in about 1690 of Bury. James had the following children:


1. William, born 12 August 1715, christened 12 August 1715 in Bury.


*2. Jane, born 14 April 1716, christened 17 April 1716 in Bury; married Samuel Hamer 24 October 1738 in Bury.


3. Ales, born 2 February 1718, christened 13 May 1718  in Bury.



SOURCES: Bury parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.