Charles Clay, son of John "Captain" Clay, Captain and Ann "Ann, Anne Unknown" Unknown.
Born 1638 at Charles City, Virginia, died 1686 at Henrico, Virginia, 47 or 48 years, buried 1686
Charles Clay lived in that part of Henrico County (now Chesterfield), not far from "The Old Settlement," opposite the site of present-day Petersburg.
Charles Clay was a soldier in "The Great Rebellion of 1676;" one of those "good housekeepers, well-armed" that followed the gallant Bacon in his effort to free Virginia. Records are retained in Henrico County Court house; depositions were made regarding the confiscation and killing of cattle by General Bacon's soldiers. Charles Clay's name is on the list of soldiers.
Also in the records is the Marke which was given to him by his mother for marking his livestock, "a flower de luce, on ye left ear of his hogs or cattle, and a crop and a hole on ye right ear." (Henrico County, Xber I, 1687, page 472).
Charles fought under Bacon in Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia in 1673, at about the age of thirty-five.
Charles died at the age of about forty-eight, without ever having made a will. His wife Hannah was appointed administrator of his estate. Her inventory is the source of the names of the children.
Hannah Wilson, daughter of John Wilson and N.N.. PRIVACY FILTER
1. Mary Clay PRIVACY FILTER
2. Elizabeth Clay PRIVACY FILTER
3. John Clay PRIVACY FILTER
4. Henry Clay
Born ± ABT. 1672, died Aug 3, 1760 at The Raells, approximately 88 years, cause of death: "The Nattles", buried at Morimont,, Virginia
[Roberts, George Braden, Genealogy of Joseph Peck and Some Related Families, 1955, Clayton Library, Houston, Texas]:
This Henry Clay is the first Henry Clay in America and the grand-father of the Statesman and orator. He owned large tracts of land in Henrico, Goochland, Chesterfiled and Cumberland Counties.
From L.W. Rigsby, Henry died "of the nattles" in the Raells during an annual birthday dinner in honor of his eighty-eighth year. His will was probated during the September 1760 term of the Chesterfield Court. In it, he gave to his son William, the land and plantation on which he lived and the land and plantation on Deep Creek, in Henrico County (where Richard Belcher was living).
To his son Henry he gave the land and plantation on which he lived plus 200 acres of land at Letalone, in Goochland County, "it being the Lower Survey belonging to me at the said Letalone."
To his son Charles, he gave the plantation on which he lived and the land on the north side of Nuttree Run plus 400 acres at Letalone, "it being my Upper Survey at Letalone."
To his son John, he gave the plantation on which he was living and the land on the north side of Swift Creek and the upper side of Nuttree Run."
He gave in joint tenancy his Grist Mill on Nuttree Brunn to his sons Charles and John.
To each of his daughters Amey and Mary 5 Pounds of current money.
To his grandson, [Dr.] Henry Clay [of Kentucky], he gave 240 acres adjoining the lands of James Hill.
To his granddaughter, Mary [later married Stephen Lockett], one Negro girl named Phoebe.
He gave his wife Mary his Negroes, Lewis, Jo, Sue, Nann, Jenny and Sarah plus "what stock and household goods she pleases to have or make use of," of his.
Other slaves were equally divided among his sons, as well as those given to his wife, after her death. Remaining money was divided among his wife and sons.
After his wife's death, the plantation and adjacent lands upon which she was living went to his son, John Clay.
"Henry Clay, of this will, is the common ancestor of the Clays of Kentucky, being the grandfather of Doctor Henry Clay, of Bourbon, of Honorable Henry Clay (great-grandson) of Ashland, of General Green Clay, of Madison,and of Captain Thomas Clay, of Daviess County, Kentucky."
"Doctor Henry and General Green Clay were also first cousins though their mothers, Lucy and Martha Green, who were sisters, and the daughters of Thomas and Elizabeth (Marston) Green, of Amelia County, Virginia. (See Elizabeth Green's will, probated January, 1760, in Amelia.)"
This is the first Henry Clay found in America.
Little else is known of either Henry or his wife Mary. Henry did, however,leave a will, which was probated during the September Term, 1760, in Henrico County, Chesterfield Court. The items she left are listed in The Clay Family.
5. Thomas Clay PRIVACY FILTER
6. Charles Clay
Born 1675 at Dale Parish, Chesterfield, Virginia, baptized 1675 at Chesterfield County, Virginia, died 1765 at Dale Parish, Chesterfield, Virginia, 89 or 90 years
Charles Clay, son of Charles Clay and Hannah Wilson Clay, a resident of Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Virginia, signed his will 28 January 1754. His will was recorded August 1765.
In his will, he gives his homestead to his beloved wife Sarah. His granddaughter Mary receives the part of his son Henry, who is deceased
Charles signed his will 28 January 1754; it was recorded in Chesterfield, August 1765. In it, he gives his homestead to his beloved wife Sarah.
His granddaughter Mary Clay, daughter of his son, Henry Clay, receives her father's part of the estate.
7. Judith Clay PRIVACY FILTER