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John (Jack) Jay
« on: Saturday 12 September 20 16:20 BST (UK) »
Trying to find info. on John Jay, he married Vera Ayto at Taunton in 1946.....he may, or may not, have been a resident of Somerset, we believe that Vera, who was from Lincolnshire, was either a nurse there, or was a member of the ATS and was stationed there.....Vera died in 1976 in Hertfordshire....the only other thing we know about John Jay, is that he went by the name "Jack"....bit of a long shot but you never know.....
Clarke , Calvert , McCreadie,
 McDowell, Paton & Scott families,  Scotland
& Ireland, Ayto/Hayto/Eato/Eatough families, Lincolnshire.

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Re: John (Jack) Jay
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 September 20 16:31 BST (UK) »
Just posting Veras death-
Mar qtr 1976   
Vera JAY       
Born 14 July 1913   
STEVENAGE RD    10 1225

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Re: John (Jack) Jay
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 September 20 16:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that....yes that is Vera, it has been suggested that John Jay COULD have been an American, or Canadian airman, although we have no evidence of this at all....I haven't sent for their marriage certificate yet, which may, or may not enlighten things......just seeing if it rings a bell with anyone first.....
Clarke , Calvert , McCreadie,
 McDowell, Paton & Scott families,  Scotland
& Ireland, Ayto/Hayto/Eato/Eatough families, Lincolnshire.


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Re: John (Jack) Jay
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 September 20 16:51 BST (UK) »
I thought I remembered those names  :-\
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=833116.
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Re: John (Jack) Jay
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 September 20 17:01 BST (UK) »
snap rosie,
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=833116.27

As previously suggested the marriage cert may help.

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Re: John (Jack) Jay
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 September 20 17:02 BST (UK) »
Yes, sorry I should have said.....just trying to widen the search a bit, we just wondered if John Jay WAS actually from Somerset, although it is, or was, usual for the marriage to take place in the district that the bride was from.....different times back then I guess......
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& Ireland, Ayto/Hayto/Eato/Eatough families, Lincolnshire.

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Re: John (Jack) Jay
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 September 20 17:23 BST (UK) »
I suspect that when you posted the first time that we looked everywhere even though you did not ask, I certainly did  ;D
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Re: John (Jack) Jay
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 September 20 18:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, I knew  it was a long shot, but just thought  that someone with local connections may pick up on it.......
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& Ireland, Ayto/Hayto/Eato/Eatough families, Lincolnshire.

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Re: John (Jack) Jay
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 11 October 20 22:22 BST (UK) »
There appears to be a child from this marriage born 1947 and married in 1963.  Is this something you already know?

You really need to get the marriage certificate for Vera and John if you wish to try and find out more about John.
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