____ Kay

The first name of this individual is unknown. He was the father of Ralph Kay, John Kay, and Elizabeth Kay, who are proved to be siblings by the will of John Kay, transcribed below.

Date of birth or baptism: Unknown.
Place of birth or baptism: Unknown.

Date of death or burial: Unknown.
Place of death or burial: Unknown.

Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.

Spouse(s): Unknown.


Ralph Kay, bur. Allerston, 28 December 1686;
m. Thornton Dale, 5 February 1655/6,
Anne Skelton, bur. Allerston, 1 August 1670.

John Kay, of Scarborough, co. York, d. 12 June 22 October 1677;
m. (1) Ann _____, bur. Scarborough, 16 November 1661;
m. (2) Scarborough, 12 October 1662, Mary Storie, bur. Scarborough, 10 march 1663[/4];
m. (3) Scarborough, 12 November 1671, Mary Lawson, living 12 June 1677.
[Scarborough PRT] See below for his will.

Elizabeth Kay, d. (apparently unmarried) between 12 June 1677 and 10 April 1686.
She was still alive at the time of her brother John Kay's will on 12 June 1677, and she was mentioned as deceased in the will of her brother Ralph Kay, dated 10 April 1686.

Will of John Kay of Scarborough, dated 12 June 1677, proved 22 October 1677.

In the name of God Amen the 12th day of June Anno Domini 1677 I John Kay of Scarbrough in the County of yorke gent. weake in body but of perfect in memory praised be almighty god doe make this my Last will and Testament in Manner and forme following first I give and bequeath my Soule to Almighty god my Creator and to Jesus Christ my Redeemer in the assured hope of resurrection unto Eternall Life and my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Scarbrough aforesaid Item I give to my Wife Mary during her Life naturall the house I now Live in provided that shee keepe it in good repayre during the said time and immediately after her decease I give the same house to Stephen Kay youngest sonne of Ralph Kay and to his heyres for ever provided that the said Stephen Kay shall within one Whole yeare after he be fully and Clearely possest of the same pay or Cause to be paid unto John Kay the summe of Five pounds to William Kay five pounds to Elizabeth Kay five pounds and to Catherine Kay five pounds of Currant English money being all foure Children of my aforesaid Brother Ralph Kay Item I give to my sister Elizabeth Kay and her heires for Ever two tenements with thappurtnances wherein now John Nightgale and Richard Hayes doe Live and Inhabit for the discharging of the summe -- fourty three pounds of Currant English money which I acknowledge my selfe to owe unto her and if the said Tenements will not yeild soe much money as to satisfie the said debt then I enjoine my Executors here after mencioned to pay unto her soe much money as indifferently may be iudged to satisfy her Item I give to John Kay sonne of Ralph Kay one Silver bowle and I doe make my wife and my Brother Ralph Kay Joynt Executors of this my Last will and Testament debts discharged and funerall charges payd In Witness whereof I have here unto sett my John Kay my hand and seale witnesses Ralph Kay William ------.. Proved 22 October 1677 [PCY 57: 551, FHL film #99586]

Reference abbreviations

Scarborough PRT = Scarborough parish register (BT) transcripts, FHL film #377,469.

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.