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JOHN CLAY as the father of Mary Obedience Clay who married Richard Belcher is not proven.

Prince George Co, Va Wills & Deeds 1713-1728 Weisiger 975.5585

Page 87 p.719 John Clay of Province of North Carolina released land to Henry Thweatt of Bristol Parish, Pr. Geo. Co, Va. And appoints friend Major Robert Munford attorney in transaction.

Dated Sept. 2 1723

Wit: James Thweatt John (X) Clay

Miles Thweatt

John (I) Ellis, Jr.

Recorded June 9, 1724

p720 Sept. 2, 1723 John Clay of North Carolina to Henry Thweatt of Pr. Geo. Co., Va, land on south side of Baleys Run, being ½ of a tract belonging to JOHN CLAY, deceased; bounded by Henry Thweatt, Blackwater Swamp, Richard Cureton, and Quakers path. 70 acres.

Wit: James Thweatt

Miles Thweatt John (X) Clay

John (I) Ellis

Recorded June 9, 1724

End of Book #4

Page 79 p.645 Oct. 7, 1723 Thomas Clay of Pr. Geo. Co. to James Batty of same, land on south side of Baly’s Run in Bristol Parish, it belong all the land belonging to JOHN CLAY on north side of a branch called Indian cabin Branch, it being part of a patent granted to James Thweatt by Sir William Berkeley, 75 acres.

Wit: John Ingles Thomas Clay

James Thweatt

Recorded Oct. 8, 1723

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Treesearching with Doris      Boyd Co Press Observer Jan 29, 1976

Little is known about JOHN son of Charles and Hannah. He married and lived in Amelia County, Va. His children were: Anne, John, Hannah, Charles, Mary, and Judith. John, son of John and grandson of Charles and Hannah, was the father of four children: John Clay of Amelia County, Anna Clay who married and went to Isham NC, Caleb Clay and Mary Clay.

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Clay Tentative Lineage by Ruth Clay Burrell, Peggy Carswell Peacock, and Shirley Langdon Wilcox September 22, 1983

And on p 463 is the "Deed of Gift" from Hannah (Wilson) Clay to some of her children: I give to JOHN CLAY, Thomas Clay, Henry Clay and Charles Clay, my sons, each of them one cow of four years old with calf, or calf by her side, to be paid in attainment of age, and for JOHN, Thomas, Henry, each of them, one well fixed gunn at the same time. And to my daughter Judith, six new 3 lb. Puter dishes, at her marriage or attainment of age. Witness my hand this first day of October, 1687.

Hannah (H) Clay

Recorded Henrico Co, VA., 1 October, 1687

Then in the "Orphan’s Court", Henrico Co., Va., 1705 can be found the release from Court to Edward Stanley as the guardian of "The Orphans of Charles Clay."

[Did Hannah (Wilson) Clay md. (2) ca 1687 to Edward Stanley? Edward Stanley had a daughter named "Hannah" who later married Henry Thweat of Prince George Co., Va., probably the same "Henry Thweat" who purchased JOHN CLAY’s land in 1723, Prince George Co, Va.]

Children of Charles & Hannah were:

JOHN, b. ca 1668, Henrico Co., Va.; d. ca 1722/23, probably Chowan Co., North Carolina; md. ca 1695, probably Henrico Co., Va. to __________. …

JOHN CLAY, b ca 1668, Henrico Co., Va.; d. ca 1723, probably Chowan Co., North Carolina (Ref: Tax Lists, 1717-1722, Chowan Co., North Carolina); purchased land from James Thweat (Sr.) in 1694, Charles City Co., Va. (Became Prince George 1702); was on the Quit Rent Rolls of Prince George Co., Va. In 1704; md. ca 1695, probably Henrico Co., Va. to _______

JOHN CLAY has not been traced. The following children are from Clifford Charles Clay’s Clay Chart, which is on file in the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia.

Anne, b. ca 19696, Charles City Co., Va. (Became Prince George Co., Va. in 1702)

John, b ca 1698, Charles City Co., Va. (Known as "John Clay of the Province of North Carolina"); sold his father’s land in Prince George Co., Va. in 1723 (Via a Power of Attorney to Col. Robert Mumford) and was selling land of "JOHN CLAY, dec’d."; d ________, probably Chowan Co., North Carolina; md. ______ to _____.

Hannah, b. ca 1700, Charles City, Co., Va.

Charles, b. ca 1702, Prince George Co., Va.

Mary, b. ca 1704, Prince George Co., Va.

Judith, b. ca 1706, Prince George Co., Va.

 

[Dianne believes the above Mary (daughter of John) is a good possibility for the Mary Obedience Clay who married Richard Belcher.  That connection has not been proven.   Dianne believes the birth dates are later than estimated here. Richard Belcher was living on the land of Henry Clay who was a brother to this John. No other connection has been made.]

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Genealogy of VA Families VII 1981

Some Notes on the Clay Family p 77-80

Contributed by the late Reverend Stephen O. Southall

I have given in Mrs. Mary Rogers Clay’s The Clay Family, the most important data of the Clays of Prince George county, but failed to report a deed recorded in Prince George County records and dated September, 1723, in which John Clay of North Carolina, by his attorney, Robert Munford, sold and conveyed to Henry Threawt, 70 acres on Bailey’s Run, formerly owned by JOHN CLAY, deceased, on Quaker’s Path.

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Henrico Co, Va. Deeds 1677-1705 Weisiger 975.5453W

Page 44 p.463 I give to JOHN CLAY, Thomas Clay, Henry Clay, and Charles Clay, my sons, each, 1 cow 4 years old with calf by her side, at attaining age, also I well-fixed gun. To my daughter Judith Clay, 6 new pewter plates at her marriage or when of age. 1 Oct 1687

Hannah (H) Clay Recorded 1 Oct. 1687

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Adventurers of Purse & Person by Jester

CLAY

Page 193-4

On 1 Oct. 1787 Hannah Clay made a deed of gift of cattle and personality to "JOHN CLAY, Thomas Clay, Henry Clay and Charles Clay, my sonnes" and to "my daughter Judith." 19 She married (2) before 10 April 1696, 20 Edward Stanley. She probably died before 20 Aug. 1706 when Edward Stanley was ordered "to bring the remaining orphans of CHARLES CLAY to the next Court to discharge the securities of their estates." 21

Issue: Mary 3, named in the inventory of her father’s estate; Elizabeth 3 named in the inventory of her father’s estate; JOHN 3, Thomas 3, Henry 3, Charles 3; Judith 3.

JOHN 3 CLAY (Charles2, John 1) was mentioned as an adjoining land owner in a patent for land on the north side of Blackwater Swamp in the part of Charles City county which became Prince George County which was granted Thomas Parham, 20 April 1694. 22 He owned 350 acres in Prince George County, 1704. The name of his wife is unknown. Issue John 4, settled in Chowan Co., N.C., where he owned 140 acres in 1717 and 150 acres in 1721 , 23 as resident of North Carolina, 2 Sept. 1723, sold 70 acres on the south side of Baleys Run, being one-half of a tract belonging to JOHN CLAY, deceased; 24 and Thomas 4, of Prince George county, sold 75 acres, being all the land belonging to JOHN CLAY on the north side of Indian Cabin Branch, 7 Oct. 1723. 25

19. Ibid., p. 462

Henrico Co. Order Bk. 1694-1701, p. 106. On that date "HANNAH the wife of Edward Standly" took up a servant girl of Mr. Richard Bland.

Henrico Co. Orphans Court Bk. 1677-1739, p. 47. Edward Stanley was born about 1650, being 35 on 14 May 1685 (Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds 1677-92 p. 317) and later married Martha Blankenship (Henrico Co. Orphans Court Bk. 1677-1739, p. 53). His will, 21 May 1726 - 4 July 1726 (Henrico Co. Wills & Deeds 1725-37, p. 30) named among other legatees a daughter Hannah Thweat, probably his child by HANNAH (WILSON) CLAY. One of the witnesses to his will was his step-son Henry Clay.

Patent Bk. 8, p. 368

Chowan Co., N.C., Tax lists, 1717, 1721, in The North Carolinian, VI, p. 742; North Carolina Genealogy, XVI, p. 22256.

Prince George Co., Wills & Deeds 1713-28, p. 720

Ibid., p. 645

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The Clay Family. Mrs. Mary Rogers Clay 929.2C

The Genealogy of the Clays pp. 63-68

By the following extract from the will of Hannah Clay, the statement made by General Green Clay concerning the age of her son Henry is verified:

I give to JOHN CLAY, Thomas Clay, Henry Clay and Charles Clay, my sonns, each of them one cow of four years old, with calf, or calf by her side, to be paid at attainment of age, and to JOHN, Thomas, and Henry, each of them, one well-fixed gun, and at ye same time to my daughter, Judith, six new three-pound pewter dishes, at her marriage or Time of age.

The Marke appointed to JOHN CLAY, by his Mother is "a flower de luce, on ye left ear of his hogs or cattle, and a crop and a hole on ye right ear." And liberty is, by his said Mother requested that ye same may be entered on record. (Henrico County, Xbr I. 1687, page 472.)

Charles and Hannah (Wilson) Clay had issue:

Mary Clay

Elizabeth Clay

JOHN CLAY; lived on lower side of Deep Creek, Amelia County

Thomas Clay, Test. 1726, of Prince George county (now Amelia, cut off 1734).

Henry Clay, Test. 1764, in Cumberland county, Virginia

Charles Clay, Test. 1754, Chesterfield County, Virginia

Judith Clay

 

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