m. WFT Est 1713-1715
Facts and Events
The only record we currently have for Jenett Hays is where she is identified as daughter "Jenett Mills" in the 1750 will of John (20):
Page 291.--25th December, 1750. John Hays' will, plantationer--Wife, Rebecca; three sons; son, Andrew; son, Charles; son, John (land on Roanoke Joining William Miller's plantation); nephew, John Hays, Jr. (Rebecca Hays, daughter to son John); daughter, Jenett Mills; nephew, (?) Rebeckey Gumes; nephew, Robert Lusk; nephew, James Hays, son to son James; legatee, Robert Lusk; legatee, Abigail Hayes, alias Kinseys. Executors wife Rebecky and sons Charles and Andrew. Teste: James Buchanan, Saml. Hayes, James Moore. Proved, 26th February, 1750, by all witnesses, and Charles and Andrew refuse to administer, and Rebecca qualifies with sureties (no bond appears). Chalkley's Chronicles 3:19
Jenett is not mentioned in John's Importation oath.
From this we have to assume that Jenett married a Mills prior to the family immigrating to America, presumably in Ireland, and that the Mills and Hays families moved to America together. There appear to be other married daughters alluded to in Johns will: Abigail, who married a Kinseys, and an unidentified daughter, possibly deceased by 1750 when John died, who married a Robert Lusk , and had a son Robert lusk. An examination of records for Mills, Lusk, and Kinsey in Chalkley's Chronicles, may yield further information about these families, and about the history of movement of the extended family of John Hays (20) to America prior to 1740.