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Jay, Johnlocked

  • M. H. Port


Jay, John (1805–1872), building and civil engineering contractor, was born on 22 January 1805 at Buckingham (now Buckenham Parva), Norfolk, the second son and sixth child of John Jay (1765/6–1848), builder and innkeeper, and Susannah, née Armsby (1767/8–1861). He married Esther Wilson (1806–1888)...

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