Henry Clay, son of Charles Clay and Hannah Wilson.
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.
Married ± ABT. 1708 (approximately 52 years married) to:
Mary Mitchell, daughter of William Mitchell and Elizabeth Innes.
Born Jan 1692/93, died 1777, approximately 85 years
According to General Green Clay's Manuscript, Mary died of "the flux."
1. William Mitchell Clay PRIVACY FILTER
2. Henry Clay PRIVACY FILTER
3. Charles Clay
Died Feb 25, 1789 at Powhatan
4. John Clay PRIVACY FILTER
5. Amey Clay PRIVACY FILTER
6. Mary Clay PRIVACY FILTER
7. William Mitchell Clay PRIVACY FILTER
8. Henry Clay PRIVACY FILTER
9. Charles Clay
Born Jan 31, 1715/16, died Feb 25, 1789, approximately 74 years
10. John Clay
Died ± ABT. 1762 at , Chesterfield, Virginia
11. Amey Clay PRIVACY FILTER