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John Gay

Male Abt 1613 - 1689  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name John Gay 
    Born Abt 1613  [1
    History Abt 1630 to 1635  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On 6 May 1635, he became a freeman. [2, 4]
    Immigration Abt 1630 (Age 17)  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    History 1636 to death  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He moved to Dedham in 1636. [2]
    • On 17 December 1689, his will was probated. [2]
    History 6 Sep 1636  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    He was one of the founders of Dedham, signing the petition for separation. 
    Offices Held 1654 (Age 41)  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Will 18 Dec 1686 (Age 73)  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 4 Mar 1688/89  Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Inventory Dec 1689  [4
    Probate/Proved 17 Dec 1689  [4
    Person ID I2870  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 

    Family Joanna Hooker,   c. 12 Apr 1612, Lenham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1691, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [1
    Married by 1638  [1
    Age at Marriage John was est 25 years - Joanna was est 25 years. (Were Married est 51 years). 
    Children 10 children 
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F2262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsHistory - Abt 1630 to 1635 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Abt 1630 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1636 to death - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 6 Sep 1636 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Samuel Gay - 10 Mar 1639 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hezekiah Gay - 3 Jul 1640 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Nathaniel Gay - 11 Jan 1643 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Joanna Gay - 23 Mar 1644/45 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Eliezer Gay - 25 Jun 1647 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Abiel Gay - 23 Apr 1649 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Judith Gay - 23 Apr 1649 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Gay - 6 May 1651 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jonathan Gay - 1 Aug 1653 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - 1654 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hannah Gay - 16 Oct 1656 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 18 Dec 1686 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Mar 1688/89 - Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2135] Gay, Eldon Wilson and Christopher Challender Child. "Joanna Hooker, Wife of John Borden and John Gay", (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 164, 2010).

    2. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).

    3. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    4. [S1226] Gay, Frederick Lewis. "John Gay of Dedham, Massachusetts, and Some of His Descendants" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XXXIII, January 1879).