Sarah Clay

(say 1665 - before 20 May 1734)
     Sarah Clay was born say 1665.
     Sarah Clay married Thomas Silvester, son of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester), before 1685?. She is thought to have brought to him the manor of Mexbro'.
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 7 April 1727 in the Tower of London, Sarah Silvester was named as heir; His will left £2000 his mother Sarah Silvester, he leaves bequests (£200) to his brother William Silvester & his sisters Hannah Silvester, Elizabeth Gilbert Wife of William Gilbert of Pancras Lane London, his brother in law Mr Thomas Gilbert of Thames Street London. Smaller bequests (£100) were given to his cousin Sarah Turner of the Tower of London Spinster, his cousin Anne Clay of the Tower of London Spinster, [his later brother in law] Mr William Berrisford Mariner now belonging to the good ship the Princess of Wales in the service of the East India Company and friend Mr Thomas Harrison of the parish of St. Botolph Aldgate linen draper and £50 to Mr Robert East of the parish of St. Olave Hart Street London now apprentice to Mr Plant Wine Merchant when he turned 21.
He also gave to his brother William Silvester £100 in trust to place the same out at interest or otherwise improve the same on parliamentary security to pay quarterly to his Uncle Hezekiah Clay and Mary his wife.
He also gave £100 to share between his mother and brother William along with the residue of the estate and appointed them executors.
Signed, and witnessed by Edwd Short Jno. Travis Alex. Bolton Clerke to Mr Brent.
     Sarah Clay made a will dated 11 May 1728 in the Tower of London. She mentions her son-in-law Thomas Gilbert, her granddaughter Elizabeth Gilbert, granddaughter Mary Gilbert, grandson Thomas Gilbert, her son-in-law William Gilbert and his wife Elizabeth and daughter Sarah Gilbert, her son Edward Gilbert, daughter Hannah Silvester, her brother Hezekiah Clay, brother Henry Clay and his four daughters, brother Samuel Clay, brother Jeremiah Clay, Elizabeth Beresford, spinster, the residue to her son William Silvester.
     Sarah died before 20 May 1734.
     Her will was proved on 20 May 1734 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Will of Sarah Silvester, widow of the Tower of London.

Children of Sarah Clay and Thomas Silvester

William Beresford

     William Beresford married Hannah Silvester, daughter of Thomas Silvester and Sarah Clay, on 23 March 1731 in Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars), London.

Child of William Beresford and Hannah Silvester

William Beresford

     William Beresford was the son of William Beresford and Hannah Silvester.