1665. Birth of AUGUSTUS JAY in La Rochelle France. Father is Pierre Jay, a successful Huguenot Merchant in La Rochelle.
1685. Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes, which gave protection to the Huguenots in France.
1685. Augustus family in La Rochelle had moved to Bristol, England, because of the fear of religious persecution.
1686. Augustus returned to La Rochelle on one of his fathers boats and was smuggled by a half Catholic/half Huguenot Aunt on board a ship that sailed to Charleston, SC to escape his being put to death.
1690 Augustus Settled in New Amsterdam/York. Dutch colony settled on the Southern tip of Manhatten
1697 Married ANNA MARIA BAYARD. Her family came to New Amsterdam from Holland. They had four children, three girls and a boy. 1698 Judith, 1700. Mary 1702. Frances.
1704. Peter. Anna Maria BAYARD father was Balthazar BAYARD, her mother was Marietje Lookermans.
BAYARD STUYVESANT relationship. Balthazar father was Samuel BAYARD, his mother was the sister of Peter Stuyvesant, Anna Stuyvesant. Peter married the sister of Samuel BAYARD, Judith BAYARD.
1704 Birth of son PETER JAY.
1725: Peter educated in Bristol, England by his Uncle, Stephan Peloquin as a merchant.
1726: ANNA MARIA BAYARD Dies. Buried in NY Bowerie. ?Vault of peter Styuvesant her grandfather.
1728. Peter Jay marries MARY Van COURTLANDT. Her father was Mayor of the City of New York. She lived in the Van Courtland Manor in Yonkers. They had seven children that lived to adulthood. 1728. Eve. 1730 Augustus, 1732 James, 1734. Peter, 1737. Anna Marika, 1745. JOHN. 1747. Frederick (Fady)
1730: Success as a merchant in New Amsterdam.
1740: Small pox epidemic sweeps NY? Peter and Anna Marika are left blinded.
1745: Peter Jay Purchased tract of land in Rye NY and built house there. Moved his family to Rye from New York as safer for them.
1745: JOHN JAY born and grows up in Rye.
1750: James Jay returns to Peloquin family in Bristol for education.
1751: Father AUGUSTUS JAY dies. Buried at church of St Marks in the Bowerie. Start of the Jay Vault?
1760: James Jay, MD degree from the Univ of Edinburgh
1763: Sir James Jay knighted by King George III for collecting funds for Kings College
1765: First Colonial Congress in NY re the recent taxation by the King. Growing unhappiness with taxation laws of the King.
1766: EVE Jay marries Rev Henry MUNRO and moves to Albany. He has one daughter, Elizabeth, by his first marriage.
1767: Peter Jay MUNRO born to Eve Jay Munro and Henry Munro in Rye. They are living in Albany where Henry is rector of St Peters Church. He is a Loyalist.
1774: John Jay marriage to SARAH Van BRUGH LIVINGSTON. Her father is governor of New Jersey and a strong supporter of the separation from England.
Five children are born. 1776 Peter Augustus, in Livingston, NJ, 1782 Maria (Nancy) in Spain, 1783 Anna in Paris, 1789 William in NY, 1792 Sarah Louisa in NY.
1775: Start of the Revolution in Massachusetts.
1776: Declaration of Independence is passed by New York. War Starts. Washington is almost defeated in Brooklyn. He retreats. New York City is controlled by the Loyalists
1776: Westchester becomes no mans land with Loyalist and Separatist feelings. Skinners and Cow Boys are creating dangers. Peter Jay decides he must leave with his wife, who has severe arthritis, his two blind children Peter and Anna Marika, Augustus, and servants and at least three slaves. Frederick arranges for them to Move to the house of Theodore Van WYCK in Fishkill.
1776 to 1800 during the war the family is split. Sir James has Loyalist background and unsuccessfully tries to develop a plan for Peace living in London and NY. Eve is in Albany with her Loyalist husband the Rev Harry Munro. He is forced to leave the country and she will return to Rye after the war with her son Peter Munro. John Jay is with his wife Sarah either in Spain or Paris. He becomes the major negotiator of the peace agreement with The King. Their oldest son Peter Augustus is either with his Livingston or Jay grandparents during the war. Fady is living in Fishkill and Poughkeepsie.
During this time the New Government is also in crises. The Capitol of New York shifts from NYC, loyalist controlled, to Fishkill, to Poughkeepsie, and eventually to Albany.
1777: Mary Van COURTLANDT Jay dies in Fishkill. She is buried there in the crypt of Gysbert Schenck, the location of which is unknown.
1778: The Van Wyck house in Fishkill is robbed and the Jays loose most of their property.
1777: Articles of confederation passed.
1779: Frederick arranges for father Peter JAY and family to move from Fishkill to Poughkeepsie.
1780: John Jay with Sally go to Spain. Peter Jay Munro goes with them as secretary.
1780: “Sir” James Jay lives with Anne Erwin. they have one child who marries and has descendants
1782: Peter JAY dies in Poughkeepsie and is buried with his wife in the vault of Gysbert Schenck.
1783: Blind Peter inherits the Rye House and Property. Probably moves back to Rye about that time.
1783: Eve Jay Munro moves with her son Peter Jay Munro back to the Rye House from Albany. She continues to be a problem!
1783: Faddy Jay probably moves to property he inherited from his father in the East Bay in NYC with his wife, Polly.
1783: The British leave New York: George Washington makes a triumphal return
1785: John Jay is serving as Secretary of Foreign Affairs and living in New York.
1785 to 1790: New York serves as Capitol of the United States.
1785: Constitutional Convention and need for ratification of the new Constitution. John Jay was one of the three authors, with Madison and Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers.
1785: Sir James Jay practices medicine in Springfield, New Jersey. Probably takes care of Gov. William Livingston.
1788: New FEDERAL Constitution ratified. George Washington elected the first president of the United States.
789: JJ Appointed First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1789: “Blind” Peter Jay marries Mary Duyckinic, and continue to live in Rye
1790: Peter Jay Munro marries Margaret White, his second cousin. He is working in the law office of Aaron Burr
1790: Gov William Livingston dies in NJ at his home, Liberty Manor. Leaves PAJ his watch!
1791: Anna Marika died at the Rye House and is buried in the family vault at St Marks Church in the Bowerie.
1791: Margaret “Polly” Barclay Jay, wife of Faddy dies in New York. Probably buried in the Jay Vault.
1794: Peter Augustus goes as secretary to his father to London to draw the JAY treaty
1794: Fady Jay marries Euphame Dunscomb, the first cousin of his brother Peter’s wife. This marriage is not popular with the family.
1797: Albany is made Capitol of New York.
1797: John Adams elected second president of the United States. The French Revolution in progress.
1795 to 1801: John Jay elected Governor and lives in Albany. Leader of the Federalist Party. As Governor Is able to get NY to ratify the new Constitution.
1799: Frederick “Fady” Jay dies in New York and is buried there. The location is in the family Vault at St Marks. (With his first wife)
1800: Peter Jay Munro completed his Manor House in Larchmont. He lives in NYC, but uses it in the summer. 1794 to 1814: PJM and MW have twelve children, ten live to adulthood.
1801: Thomas Jefferson elected third president of the United States. Louisiana Purchase.
1801: Anna Maria Jay marries Goldsborough Banyer
1802: JJ wife Sarah Livingston Jay dies and is buried in the family vault in New York. John Jay retires from public life.
1802: JJ moves into the new house built on Van COURTLANDT property in Bedford.
1803: Living at Bedford with JJ are his daughter Ana who took over the role of her mother, William, and Sarah Louise. Marie Jay Banyer moved in with them in 1808 after the death of her husband and young son.
1804: The start of the JAY cemetery in RYE. The son of Marie Jay Banyer who died at age 1 in 1804 was the first burial. Her husband died two years later.
1806: Contents of the family vault from the Bowerie in NY were brought to Rye and buried in the cemetery plot.
1807: PAJ marries his second cousin Mary Rutherford CLARKSON. Her father was General Matthew Clarkson. 1808 to 1827 Eight children are born. John Clarkson JAY, Mary Rutherford, Sarah, Catharine Helena, Anna Maria, Peter Augustus, Elizabeth Clarkson, Susan Matilda.
1809: James Madison elected fourth President of the United States. War of 1812 with England. Burning of Washington. Star-Spangled Banner!
1810: Eve JAY dies in Rye and is buried in the Jay Cemetery.
1812: William JAY marries Hannah MCVICKER. 1813 to 1823 FIve children are born. Anna, Maria Banyer, John Jay II, Sarah Louisa, Eliza. 1833: last child, Augusta, “Fusty” is born. Five girls and one boy.
1813: “Blind” Peter Jay dies at Rye and is buried in the Cemetery. JJ inherits the Rye house, but Peter Jay’s widow Mary Duyckinck continues to live there.
1815: Sir James Jay dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery
1817: Euphame Dunscomb Jay dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery.
1822: Rye house given by JJ to son PAJ
1824: Mary Duckynick widow of Blind Peter dies in Rye. House now used by PAJ and family as a summer house. The original house is in poor repair, and plans are started to tear it down and build new house on the same site.
1825: John Quincey ADAMS elected president. Erie Canal is finished.
1829: JOHN JAY dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery
1829: Andrew JACKSON elected president. Forced Indian migration and the Trail of TEARS
1829: Mary Rutherford Jay(PA) marries Frederick Prime. 1830 to 1835 they have three children. 1830 Mary Rutherford, 1832 Harriet, 1835 Helen Jay.
1830: William Jay inherits the Bedford retirement house. Lives there with his wife and children.
1831: John Clarkson Jay(PA) marries Laura Prime. Her brother, Frederick will marry his sister Mary Rutherford Jay. They live in New York, and will move to Rye in 1843.
1832 to 1848: They have eight children seven of whom live to adulthood. 1832 Laura, 1837 Mary Jane, 1839 Cornelia, 1841 Peter Augustus, 1844 John Clarkson II, 1846 Alice, and 1848 Sarah
1835: Mary Rutherford Jay Prime dies in childbirth with her third child. Very tragic death. A tall monument is placed in the Jay Cemetery.
1835: Catharine Helena Jay(PA) marries Henry Augustus Du BOIS. They live in New York, Newton Falls, Ohio, and New Haven, CT. 1836 to 1860 they have seven children that survive infancy. 1836 Cornelius, 1840 Henry Augustus, 1846 John Jay, 1849 Augustus, 1852 AlfredWagstaff, 1854 Mary Rutherford, 1860 Robert Ogden.
1836: PAJ tears down the original RYE house, the Locusts, and construction of new Greek Revival house on the original site takes place to be finished about 1838.
1836: Sarah Jay(PA) marries William Dawson. They have three children, two survive infancy and one marries and has issue.
1843 Mary Jay Dawson marries Col Colwell FRANKLAND and live in England.
1837: John Jay II.(Wm) marries Eleanor Field. He was ambassador to Prussia, pres of American Bible Society, very involved in anti slavery. They had five children. 1839 Eleanor Kingsland, 1841 Col William Jay, 1844 Augusta, 1846 Mary, 1849 Anna
1838: Mary Rutherford Clarkson Jay, wife of PAJ, dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. She dies before the new house in Rye has been completed.
1839: Anna Jay(Wm) marries Rev Lewis BALCH. They have three children that survive infancy. 1839 Augusta Jay, 1843 Elizabeth, 1847 Lewis P.
1841: Anna Maria Jay(PA) marries Henry Evelyn Pierrpont. They have six children that survive infancy. 1842 Mary Rutherford, 1845 Henry Evelyn, 1849 John Jay, 1855 William Augustus, 1857 Julia Jay, 1861 Anna Jay.
1843: Peter Augustus Jay dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery in Rye. Last words were: “Read the BIBLE and believe it”
1843: John Clarkson Jay (pa) inherits the Rye Property and lives in the new house. He is an original member of the New York Yacht Club. His sailing boat, La Coquille, is part of the NYYC racing fleet. He has also become an expert on sea shells and has developed an extensive collection. This was obtained after his death by the NY American Museum of Natural History.
1843: JCJ takes charge of running the Jay Cemetery plot.
1846: Sarah Jay Dawson(PA) dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery.
1847: Maria Banyer Jay (Wj) marries John Butterworth. They have two children. 1848 Augusta Jay, 1851 Eliza Jay
1848: Peter Augustus Jay, II (PA) marries Josephine Pearson . They have one child, 1850, Augustus Jay.
1849: Anna Jay BALCH(WJ) dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery.
1851: Hannah White JAY, wife of William Jay, dies and is buried in Bedford
1851: Maria Banyer Jay Butterworth(WJ) dies after childbirth
1852: Susan Matilda Jay(PA) marries Matthew Clarkson. They live in New York. They have one child 1853, Banyer.
1852: Josephine Pearson Jay dies, wife of PAJ II. Buried in Jay Cemetery.
1853: Laura Jay(JCJ) marries Charles Pemburton WURTS. They have six children. 1856. John, 1857 Rudolph, 1859. Charles, 1862. Alexander, 1863. Martha, 1869 Pierre.
1855: Peter Augustus JAY II (pa) dies at age 34 and is buried in the Jay Cemetery
1858: William Jay dies and is buried in Bedford. John Jay II inherits the Bedford house and property.
1861: Abraham Lincoln elected as president..
1861: Mary Jane JAY (JCJ) marries Jonathen EDWARDS. They have one child 1862, Laura.
1861 to 1865: US CIVIL WAR Those serving
1861: Rev Peter Augustus Jay, Growing up as he did during the Civil War, a time when Rye was active securing volunteers, he raised a local militia for the Union and became its Captain. With several absences due to the war, he ultimately graduated #14 from Columbia College in 1863. The summer afterwards, he went with his company to Harrisburg, and to Fort Marshall near Baltimore and in 1864 could be found with his company at Fort Richmond, Staten Island. Later his company had the honor of attending Lincoln’s inaugural in 1865.
1862. John Clarkson Jay II, During the Civil War served as a Pvt., Co. F., 71st Regt., New York State Militia (National Guard). Enlisted on 27 May and mustered out on 2 Sep 1862. 1864: Served as acting Asst. Surgeon, US Army, in Armory Square Hosp., Washington, DC, and in Sedgwick General Hosp., Greenville, LA.
1863 Cornelius Jay Du Bois, Gettysburg, PA Served as Captain of Co D, 27 Reg Vol of Conn, in Tooks brigade under General Hanock. Wounded at the Gettysburg and saved by his brother, Henry. He was Decorated for his Bravery at Gettysburg
1864, Service in 40th Conn regiment under Gen Hooker Contiinued to serve as adjuvent
1861-1865: Henry Augustus Du BoisII Civil War: Surgeon Served under General Sheridan. Inspector of the hospitals of the Army of the Potomac. Was involved in Gettysburg where he saved his brothers life. He found his brother mortally injured after the second day. Was able to save him.
1867 Fort Union. New Mexico Surgeon involved with the Indian territory
1861-1865: Col William Jay. Civil War. An ardent patriot, he put aside his studies for the time and became a member of General Wool’s staff, and with the rank of 1st Lieutenant, and later serving on the staff of Generals George E. Morrell and George Sykes, and from January, 1863, to May, 1865, on the staff of General George G. Meade, and he took part in very many of the battles of the War. He was brevetted Major in April, 1864, “for faithful and meritorious services in the field,” and, later in the same year, was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel “for gallant and meritorious services during the recent campaign, resulting in the fall of Richmond and the surrender of the insurgent army under General R. E. Lee.”
1865: Abraham Lincoln Assassinated.
1869: Rev Peter Augustus JAY marriage to Julia Post. They have four children.
1870 Pierre, 1872 Mary Rutherford, 1874. Laura Prime, 1875. John JAY
1872: John Clarkson Jay, II (JCJ) Marriage to Harriette Arnold VINTON. They had two children that lived to adulthood. 1875 Edith Van Courtlandt, 1880 John Clarkson III.
1875: Rev Peter Augustus JAY death suddenly at age 34. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.
1876: Augustus Jay marriage to Emily Astor Kane. They had two children. 1877 Peter Augustus Jay, 1881 DeLancey Kane Jay
1878: Col William JAY marriage to Lucy OELRICHS. They have one child who lives to adulthood and marries. 1882 Eleanor “Moppy” JAY.
1880: Henry Augustus Du BOISII Marriage to Emily Maria BLOIS in San Rafael, Marin, California. They had five children. 1881 Helen Jay, 1882 Henry Augustus III, 1884 Ernest Blois, 1886 Hannah L., 1889. Emily Blois
1888: Laura Prime JAY, the wife of JCJ dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery
1891: John Clarkson JAY dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. The Rye house and property are inherited by the children.
1894: Col William JAY Inherited the Bedford house from his father and lived there with his family. Col. Jay served in the Grand Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Old Fred, the horse that carried him safely through such horrific battles as Gettysburg and Chancellorsville, is remembered on a stone marker at the entrance to a garden near the west end of the house.
1897: Mary Jay EDWARDS (JCJ) dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery
1907: Cornelia JAY (JCJ) dies and buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried.
1909: Peter Augustus Jay marriage to Susan McCook. They have two children. One lives to adulthood and marries. 1918 Susan Mary
1910: DeLANCEY Kane Jay marriage to Elizabeth Sarah Morgan. They have six children.
1910: Laura Jay WURTS (JCJ) dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery.
1919: Augustus Jay dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery.