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.
Any one of these marriages could be for our James Kay.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
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.