Gay in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States

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Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
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1620

A James Gay was one of the earliest settlers in the Isle of Wight. On November 13, 1620, Virginia Company officials noted that James Gay, one of the late Captain Christopher Lawne's apprentices, had been assigned to Captain Ralph Hamor. Lawne, whose plantation (25), like Hamor's, was in the corporation of Warresqueak (26), had transferred the young man to Hamor. The Company decided to inform William Gay, James's father, that he could return to England if his transportation costs were paid. James Gay may never have returned home, for on February 16, 1624, he was living at West and Shirley Hundred (41). (VCR 1:419: CBE 36).