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Jay, Johnlocked

(1745–1829)
  • Edward Countryman

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Jay, John (1745–1829), revolutionary and politician in the United States of America, was born on 12 December 1745 in New York city, the sixth son of Peter Jay, merchant and gentleman, and Mary van Cortlandt. He was of French Huguenot descent through his father and Dutch through his mother. He was a lifelong Anglican/Episcopalian. After private tutoring ...

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