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Charles Clay, I, Dr.

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Birthplace: Charles City, Charles City County, VA, USA
Death: Died in Henrico, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Thomas Claye, VI; John Thomas Clay, II and Anne Clay
Husband of Hannah Clay; Mary Clay and Hannah Stanley
Father of Henry Charles Clay, Sr.; John Clay; Thomas Clay; Charles B. Clay, II; Elizabeth Clay and 3 others
Brother of John Clay, VII; Francis Clay; William Clay; Thomas Clay and Margaret Allen Coker

Occupation: Physician
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About Charles Clay, I, Dr.

Charles Clay, born in 1638, in Charles City, Virginia. He married Hannah Wilson born 1642 and died 1706, daughter of John Wilson, Jr. and Hannah Jones. Children of Charles and Hannah: John born 1668, Henrico, Virginia; Thomas born 1770 Henrico, Virginia; Henry Clay I born 02 August 1672, Henrico, Virginia; Charles B. born 1674 Henrico, Virginia; Mary born 1676 Henrico,Virginia; Judith Clay born about 1778 Henrico, Virginia; and Elizabeth born 1678 Henrico, Virginia. Charles died 01 June 1686 Henrico, Virginia.

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Charles Clay was an officer under Nathaniel Bacon in his rebellion against Sir William Berkeley, Royal Governor of Virginia in 1676. He was a man of great wealth and scholarly tastes and possessed the finest library in the colony.

Charles Clay died before 1 June 1686 in Henrico County, Virginia. Hanna died before 2 August 1706 in Henrico County, Virginia

-------------------- Charles Clay was involved in Bacon's Rebellion, led by Nathaniel Bacon in the Virginia colony. -------------------- Charles Clay, the son of John Clay, was in arms under Nathaniel Bacon in his celebrated rebellion against sir William Berkeley, the royal governor of Virginia, in 1676. he was a man of great wealth and scholarly tastes, and possessed the finest library in the colony Charles, who was the son of John Clay the II., married Hannah Wilson. He had several sons, whose names are mentioned in the record above, entitled but the eldest was Henry Clay. It was from this Charles, numbered 3 in this line, that senator Clement Comer Clay, of Huntsville, descended, also the famous Henry Clay of Kentucky. "His motives were as exalted as his life was pure, and his virtues as noted as his abilities were great. His ambition was for the public welfare, and his passions were only excited against the enemies of his country." From the descendants of this couple came a line of descendants destined to wield a mighty influence in the great new nation which was shortly to arise from the next "Rebellion" and in which their descendants were so well represented. Before proceeding to our line proper, it is fitting to consider some of the related branches of the family here. Charles Clay died in 1686, when only forty eight years old, without having made a will. His wife Hannah was appointed administrator of his estate and it is from the inventory and the will of Hannah made later, that we are able to determine the names of their children. One item in the will of Hannah Clay is illustrative of the period in which she lived. She willed to sons, "John, Thomas and Henry, each of them, one well-fixed gun." The question arises here, was it. from her that the Clays inherited their courage, and tendency for pioneering? -------------------- Sources:

http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/c/o/n/Carlin-D-Conrad/GENE2-0007.html - Ancestors of Warren Lemuel Conrad. !http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/a/t/Jeannie--Watts/GENE2-0040.html - (Source #1 WFT CD) (Source: Blankenship Ancestors by Gayle K. BLANKENSHIP) Note: This source seems t/h the best documentation; so am accepting it as most correct for now. !WFT CD #6-b. 1645 Charles Co., VA, d. May 1686 Amelia Co., VA, md. 1667 Henrico Co., VA, s/o John Clay V/ Mary Ann _____. !CLAY Family #6047163- pg. 83-The Journal of Mississippi History V XXIII #- Jan. 1961-The Cabaniss Family of the Old Southwest by Allen CABANISS. (furnished by Mrs. Mantel CLAY) !Gene. Helper -July/Aug 1981 pg. 88 - Burrell, Ruth CLAY Route 3 Box 498, Amarillo, TX 79107 (Potter) - Researching John CLAY & Thomas CLAY (sons of Charles and Hannah (Wilson) CLAY, John b. ca. 1668 and Thomas b. 1670 Henrico Co., VA. John d. ca. 1723 and Thomas d. 1726, both in Prince George Co., VA, desc need to be sorted and identified; all researchers please write. !Desc. of John Thomas Clay, Jamestown Immigrant-Jeanie C. Watts-pg. 1, 6 - Charles CLAY, Youngest son of Capt. John CLAY, a common ancestor of the desc. pertaining hereto, was b. 1638 and d. 1686. He joined BACON in "THE GREAT REBELLION OF 1676" and must have beean a man of action, wealth, and attainment during his 48 yrs. of life. He md. Hanna WILSON, s/o John WILSON, who was one of the first settlers on a vast land grant in Henrico Co., VA. In his will, me mentions considerable property and that he had left Hannah's father part of the estate. Their children were: Mary, Elizabeth, John, Thomas, Henry, Charles, Judith. His occupation: Court Recorder. !PRF CD #2-Charles CLAY b. 1645 Charles City, Henrico, VA, d. May 1686 Henrico Co., VA md. 1667 Henrico Co., VA; s/o John CLAY/Elizabeth _____. (Note: I bel his parents were John Thomas CLAY/Anne NICHOLS) Death: Will dated 1 Oct 1687 Henrico Co.; Military: Soldier in the Great Rebellion in VA 1676 in arms with Nathaniel BACON. !PRF CD #4-Charles CLAY b. 1645 Charles City, Henrico, VA, d. May 1686 Henrico Co., VA md. 1667 Henrico Co., VA to Hannah WILSON s/o John CLAY/Elizabeth ______. !WFT CD (#39 ?) -A son Charles was b. of John and Ann in 1638. Charles md. Hannah WILSON and lived in Henric Co., VA until he d. abt. 1686. !WFT CD #39-Charles CLAY b. 1638, d. 1686 (Intestate). He md. Hannah WILSON, d/o John WILSON, senior of Henrico Co., VA, and stated in Court, Apr 1686, that he has received his wife's part of her father's estate (1688-1697-pg. 360). Charles CLAY was a soldier in the "Great Relellion of 1676," one of those "good housekeepers, well armed" that followed the gallant BACON in his effort to free VA. Of this service the family traditions are fully verified by the records of the Henrico Court. Depositions are there regarding the confiscation and killing of cattle by General BACON's soldiers. In this list is the name of Charles CLAY. (Bk 1677-92.) We know he was a gallant soldier, for his worthy descendants have been such wherever they have fought, whether at Ninety-Six, New Orleans, Buena Vista, Chickamauga or Santiaago; yet we wonder (Is it disloyal to wonder?) if he were one of the rebels at work on the breastworks in front of the palisades that bright September night when Madam BRAY, Madam PAGE, Madam BALLARD, the "white apron" guard, sat in the forefront? Hannah (Wilson) CLAY was granted administration of the estate of Charles CLAY by order of Court, 1 Jun 1686 (Bk. 1677-1692, pg. 168.) Charles CLAYS's estate was settled and debts paid by Hannah (Wilson) CLAY, 12 Oct 1688. (Bk. 1688-1697, pg. 8). By the following extract from the will of Hannah (Wilson) 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 sons, each of them, one cow of four years old, with calf, of calf by her side, to be paid at at AT TAINMENT OF AGE, and to John, Thomas and Henry, each of them, one well-fixed gun, and at ye same time and to my daughter, Judith, six new three-pound pewter dishes, at her marriage or Time of age. The two daugthers, Mary and Elizabeth were probably the only children of age. Colonial Wills of Henrico Co. acquits John WILSON "Administrator My wife's brother" of all claims in the above estate, 1 Apr 1686 (pg. 368). Charles d. intestate and his wife Hannah is appointed. Adm'x 1 Jun 1686 pg. 378 Inventory of Charles CLAY appraised 15 Jun 1686, Value; 9392 lbs. tabacco, by George WORSHAM, Godfrey REGSDALE, Nich. DISON. !PRF CD #10- Charles CLAY b. abt 1645 ,, VA, d. bef. 1 Jun 1686. Family: Adventures of Purse and Person, Virginia 1607-1624/5, published by the Order of First Families of Virginia [third edition 1987], pg. 193-197. Also see Fislon Club Publications #14, The CLAY Family [1899]. Apprenticed himself to Stephen TUCKER, "Chyrurgion" of Surry County in 1657 for a term of 7 yrs. Was "about 37 years old" in Oct 1682. !PRF CD #10 - Family: Adventures of Purse and Person, VA 1607-1624/5, published by the Order of First Families of VA [third edition 1987]. p. 193-197. Also see Filson Club Publications #14, The CLAY Family [1899]. Apprenticed himselp to Stephen TICKNER "Chyrurgion"of Surry County in 1657 for a term of 7 yrs. Was "about 37 years old" in Oct 1682.

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Charles Clay, I, Dr.'s Timeline

1638
1638
Charles City, Charles City County, VA, USA
1667
1667
Age 29
Henrico,,Virginia,USA
1668
1668
Age 30
Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony
1670
1670
Age 32
Dale Parish, Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
1672
August 3, 1672
Age 34
Henrico, Virginia
1674
1674
Age 36
Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., VA
1675
1675
Age 37
Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., VA
1676
1676
Age 38
Henrico Co., Va.
1676
Age 38
Chesterfield, Dale Parish, Virginia, United States
1676
Age 38
Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., VA