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Penelope Gay Penelope Gay
October 30 @ 4:36pm
Possibly of particular interest to Lynn Fields - see previous post.Three matches in my recent autosomal test seem to establish a remote link with descendants of a Henry Gay who emigrated to Isle of Wight VA - possibly in about the 1760s; I understand from a previous post that his descendants then settled in Nash County and Edgecomb County NC before moving further South.
Penelope Gay Penelope Gay
October 11 @ 7:43am
More testers are now required from descendants who believe their ancestors may have lived in Stroud or South Gloucestershire in the 17th and 18th centuries - with later links to Bristol in the 19th century - or even to Bath, Somerset as far back as the 1500s.
Penelope Gay Penelope Gay
October 11 @ 7:35am
The earliest proven direct male ancestor in our GAY family married in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK in 1669. Our Y-DNA results closely (though not exactly) match those of three other people when compared over as many as 67 and 111 markers. All three matches have proved to be direct male descendants of ancestors with the surname GAY, 2 of whom were living in Abson, South Gloucestershire in the early 1700s and the other in Siston, South Gloucestershire as early as 1620. From both the Stroud and Siston branches there is also a later link with the City of Bristol.This is progress and seems to suggest a definite family connection between the Gays of Stroud and the Gays of the Siston/Abson area of South Gloucestershire.
Robert Gay Robert Gay
October 5 @ 5:22am
If my research is correct, our earliest GAY family member was born and married in Dorset but moved across the border at some stage as his second wife died in Uplyme, Devon. Lots of the family stayed in that village and then gradually moved towards London via Briston, Isle of Wight and Southampton. Some migrated to Aust in the middle of the last century.
Penelope Gay
October 11 @ 7:17am
Do you mean Bristol (not Briston)?
Spencer Gay Spencer Gay
June 5, 2019 @ 9:39am
Any information regarding Josiah Gay b~1778 NC, lived in Columbus NC 1810? Son of John Gay 1754-1808 FRanklin, NCThanks
Lynn Fields Lynn Fields
February 1, 2019 @ 4:10pm
I am looking for DNA cousins who descend from the GAY surname in North Carolina. My GEDmatch kit number is M885174Please contact me. Thanks.
Vincent Chancey
February 7, 2019 @ 12:27pm
My family is surnamed Gay. My Gedmatch numbers are: A605432, M142149 and A949055.
Lynn Fields
February 15, 2019 @ 11:47am
No matches. I compared our kits on GEDmatch. :( Thank you for responding to my post.
Spencer Gay
June 5, 2019 @ 9:36am
Hi - You may be descended Henry Gay who emigrated to Isle of Wight VA and his descendants then settled in Nash County and Edgecomb County NC before moving further South. My kit# is 206288
Ralph Gay Ralph Gay
December 23, 2015 @ 11:35pm
Seeking information on Hampton Hudson Gay (1875-1961); married Annie Elizabeth Thompson on 15 Feb 1894 in Emanuel Co., GA. I have unable to find any information on Hampton's parents or his siblings. His Social Security Application in 1977 indicated his place of birth as Bryan Co., GA, but I've not found a birth certificate there. His WWI draft registration was in Burke Co., GA. He was 44 at that time, married with a family. For many years the family was situated in Emanuel Co. in the Kemp area. I am aware there were a number of families with the same surname in that area, but I can't establish a direct connection with Hampton or "Hamp" as he is sometimes called. He and his family eventually moved to Polk County, FL where they lived for the remainder of their lives.
Joseph Herrington (Gay)
February 13, 2019 @ 1:03pm
My dads name was joe gay. His dads name was ralph derwin gay and his mothersname was nina gay. They all resided in hazlehurst ga. I am also looking for lineage.
James Gay James Gay has a question!
June 26, 2018 @ 12:25pm
What has happened to the PATRIACH page? This information is necessary in order to compare information on various testers.
Penelope Gay Penelope Gay
June 22, 2017 @ 7:17am
In order to help people in the US who believe they are descended from early families with the surname GAY in England, then what this surname project needs is for more people in the UK to take the test who have documented evidence that their earliest known ancestors were living in England in the early 1600s - or even earlier. Many researchers in America are having to base their theories about earliest known ancestors on speculative assumptions. Possibly the only way of proving these theories are correct is through Y-DNA testing - and matches with people in the UK whose lineage back to the 1600s can be supported by full-proof documented evidence.
James Eustice
June 23, 2017 @ 5:48am
I'm a South Australian. My gt. grandmother, Matilda Gay, born 1849, Cornwall, arrived here in 1878 with her husband, Thomas, and family. There was another branch came here, understand they were from Scotland. The name is found in all Australian states and territories. I have done autosomal testing with, probably not much use to you for the 1600s though. I note the Devon connection in another posting.
James Eustice
June 24, 2017 @ 7:47am
I note that Family Search has the name back in the 1500s for Cornwall.
Penelope Gay
June 25, 2017 @ 10:07am
Thanks for your feedback, James. Yes, the many Australian branches of the Gay family also had their early family roots in England. One of my gg grandfather's brothers left England in 1847 and arrived at Port Philip in February 1848. He settled in Collingwood near Melbourne. In England there seem to be clusters of families with the surname Gay in all the West Country Counties - Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire. I think many of them may have shared a common ancestor somewhere way back. There was also a very strong cluster of people with the name Gay in Norfolk. These seem to be their main "stamping grounds" in England - though of course there were families in Scotland and Ireland as well.
James Eustice
June 27, 2017 @ 3:52am
Very interesting. Thanks.
John Bascom John Bascom
March 6, 2016 @ 10:15am
Seeking information on the Ireland ancestry of the St. Louis, MO Gays, John, James, Thomas, Josephine and Margarette. My name is John Gay Bascom, paternal grandson of Regina Rose (Gay) Bascom of St. Louis.