Francis Laughton

     Francis Laughton married Juliana Unknown (Ryther) on 9 April 1583 in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

Anne Law

(circa 1735 - )
     Anne Law was born circa 1735.
Anne Law married Samuel Emslie on 18 March 1753 in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. The IGI gives James not Samuel.

Child of Anne Law and Samuel Emslie

Elizabeth de Vere Law

( - before 7 February 1851)
     Elizabeth de Vere Law was also known as Eliza in records. She was born in Barnstaple, Devon. She was the daughter of William Law and Esther Shepherd who married in Barnstaple 27 June 1785.
Elizabeth de Vere Law married Rev Henry Gamble in 1816 in Barnstaple, Devon. They had 8 known children. Henry married again, in 1854 at Hove, Brighton, Caroline Fisgard a widow. She died in Clifton in 1861.
     Elizabeth died before 7 February 1851 in Clifton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. She was buried on 7 February 1851 in Clifton.

Children of Elizabeth de Vere Law and Rev Henry Gamble

John Law

     John Law married Harriet Sibira Heatherly, daughter of James Heatherly and Elizabeth Whitehead, on 15 October 1786 in St Leonard, Shoreditch.

Mary Law

     Mary Law married Peter Emslie, son of Peter Emslie and Elspet Forbes.

Child of Mary Law and Peter Emslie

Stella Constance Law

(16 August 1921 - 15 March 1995)
     Stella Constance Law was born on 16 August 1921.
Stella Constance Law married Archibald Findlay, son of Archibald Findlay and Jessie Marguerite Gray.
     Stella died on 15 March 1995 in Durban, Natal, South Africa, aged 73.

James Lawrence

     James Lawrence married an unknown person .

Child of James Lawrence

Joseph Lawrence

     Joseph Lawrence married Ann Stanser, daughter of Thomas Stanser and Mary Dawson, on 10 May 1787 in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Joseph was of Manchester, spelled Stasnsor in tehg BT. Thomas Stanser Lawrence who married in 1827 at Grantham is likeley to be a descendant. Joseph Lawrence was an executor of Thomas Stanser's estate on 15 May 1790 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Mary Ann Lawrence

     Mary Ann Lawrence was born. She was the daughter of Geroge Laurence, Ensign.
Mary Ann Lawrence married Tobias Handcock, son of Tobias Handcock, on 13 April 1821 in St Luke's, Chlesea, Middlesex, England.
     Mary resided at Westmorland, England, 5 November 1847. She applied for a pension on behalf of her mother giving details of her marriage and her hsuband's death.

May Lawrence

(circa 1887 - early 1980's)
     May died early 1980's. She was born circa 1887. She was the daughter of William Lawrence and Mary Ann Mann.

Minnie Lawrence

(circa 1890 - )
     Minnie Lawrence was born circa 1890. She was the daughter of William Lawrence and Mary Ann Mann.

William Lawrence

(circa 1864 - 1950 1960's)
     William died 1950 1960's. He was born circa 1864 in Felixstowe, Suffolk. He was the son of James Lawrence.
The marriage of William Lawrence and Mary Ann Mann, daughter of Henry Mann and Ursula or Usla Grimwood, was registered in Woodbridge RD, Suffolk, in the December 1885 quarter.

Children of William Lawrence and Mary Ann Mann

Mary Laws/Lows

Dorothy May Lawson

(29 August 1902 - )
     Dorothy May Lawson was born on 29 August 1902.
Dorothy May Lawson married Sydney Clarence Bird, son of Edward George Bird and Mary Ann Bailey, in 1934 in Victoria.

Mal Lawson

     Mal Lawson married Una Alberta Theresa Bland, daughter of William Bland and Sarah Ann Scott, in August 1919 in Victoria.

Mary Ann Lawson

(after 1830 - between 1896 and 1909)
     Mary Ann Lawson was born after 1830 in Islington.
Mary Ann Lawson married James Dempster, son of James Dempster and Sarah Johnson, on 23 March 1850 in St Peter, Islington, London. James Dempster, of full age, bachelor, commercial cler, of 28 Hanover St, Islington, son of James Dempster, gentleman; to, Mary Sn Lawson, minor, spinster, of same address, daughter of Richard Lawson, warehouseman; by license. James signed, Mary Ann made her mark, in the presence of William Mayor? (who witnessed the previous marriage) and Margaret Niel.
     Mary Ann Lawson and James Dempster were recorded on the 1851 census in 3 Orchard St, St Pancras, London. James Dempster, 23, railway clerk, born Mitcham with is wife Mary A aged 20, born Islington.
     Mary Ann Lawson and James Dempster were recorded on the 1861 census in 3 Laurel St, Dalston, Hackney, London. James Dempster, head, married 33, railway clerk, born Mitcham, Surrey; Mary A Dempster wife aged 28, born Islington, Mdx; Ellen Dempster, daughter 7, born Camden Town, Mdx; Alice Dempster, daughter 5, scholar, born Kentish Town, Mdx; James E Dempster son 2, born Dalston, Albert Dempster, son, 4? months, born Dalston.
     Mary Ann Lawson and James Dempster were recorded on the 1871 census in 14 Bloomfield St South, Hackney West. James Dempster, head ,married 43, railway clerk, born Mitcham Surrey; Mary A wife, 37 born Islington; Alice daughter, 15, born Kentish Town; James E, son, aged 12, born Dalston; Albert son aged 10 born Dalston; George son 7, born Dalston.
     Mary Ann Lawson and James Dempster were recorded on the 1881 census in 34 Kingsbury Rd, Islington, London, Middlesex. Ernest A [sic] Dempster, married aged 54, born at Mitcham, Surrey, railway clerk and his wife Mary A Dempster, aged 50, and children James E Dempster, aged 23, estate agent; Ellen Dempster aged 28; George Dempster aged 18, commercial clerk, all born London.
     Mary Ann Lawson and Ellen Dempster were recorded on the 1891 census in 3 Grosvenor Villa, Twickenham, Middlesex. Mary A Dempster, widow aged 57, living on own means, born Islington, Ellen Dempster, daughter aged 37, born Camden Town.
     Mary died between 1896 and 1909. She may have been either the one who died in the Marchq qtr of 1909 aged 77 in the Croydon district, or the one who died in the Sep qtr of 1896 aged 62 in the Brentford district. She has not yet been identified in the 1901 census.

Children of Mary Ann Lawson and James Dempster

Mary Lawson?

(circa 1797 - )
     Mary Lawson? was born circa 1797 in Wadsley or Ma.by, Yorkshire.
Mary Lawson? married Francis Rich, son of Samuel Rich and Elizabeth Wells, on 13 September 1815 in Pontefract, Yorkshire. Francis Rich of the parish of Hatfield Woodhouse & Mary Lawson of this parish were married in this church by licence, both were illiterate and it was witnessed by Ann Rich.

Children of Mary Lawson? and Francis Rich

Elizabeth Lawtie

     Elizabeth Lawtie married George Dunbar (of Castlefield), son of Unknown Dunbar, before 1665.
Elizabeth Lawtie married Nicholas Dunbar as her second husband, circa 1667. She was the widow and heir of George Dunbar of Castlefield. He acquired the Castlefield estate with this marriage..

Children of Elizabeth Lawtie and Nicholas Dunbar

Agnes Caroline Matilda Lay

(25 March 1777 - )
     Agnes Caroline Matilda Lay was christened on 25 March 1777 in St Botolph Aldgate, London. Minories was their address. There is no proof for this connection. She was the daughter of Henry Lay and Ann Unknown (Lay).

Ann Lay

(11 January 1795 - 6 April 1870)
     Ann Lay was also known as Anna Maria Lay in records. She was born on 11 January 1795 in St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. She was the daughter of James Lay and Elizabeth Parkhurst. Ann Lay was christened on 5 February 1795 in St Mary, St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. She and Mary Ann Pitt Lay, Frances Heatherly Lay, William Henry Lay, Matilda Ann Lay, Georgiana Lay, Louisa Lay, Henry Lay and Caroline Lay were beneficiaries in John Heatherly's will proved 25 February 1840 in Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex.
     Ann Lay appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Mary Heatherly and Caroline Lay in Eastbourne, Sussex.
After John Heatherly died in 1839, The Library was run first by his widow and then by his three nieces - Ann, Caroline and Georgiana Lay - who were known as "The Three Misses Lay".
Ann Lay (born 1795 Marylebone London) died 1870 Eastbourne, aged 75; Caroline Lay (born 1803 Marylebone London) died 1888 Eastbourne, aged 84; Georgiana Lay (born 1809 Marylebone London) died 1888 Eastbourne, aged 78.
The Lay sisters operated The Library until about 1845.
Around 1845, the "Three Misses Lay" were succeeded by another trio of sisters - Elizabeth Hopkins (born 1815, Newington, Surrey), Marian Hopkins (born 1821, Newington, Surrey) and Emma Hopkins (born 1824, Newington, Surrey). A younger sister Georgina Harriot Hopkins (born 1832, Newington, Surrey) worked as an assistant in the shop.
The Library passed to Frederick Hopkins in 1857 and finally to Thomas Stafford Gowland in 1862. Ann Lay was listed as the niece of Mary Heatherly in the 1861 census in Church St, Eastbourne. Mary Heatherley, head, widow, 95, retired librarian, born Fulham, Mdx; Ann Lay, niece, unmarried, 54, born London; Caroline Lay, unmarried niece, 55, born London; Henry Lay, nephew unmarried 53, retired stationer, born London; Georgianna Lay, niece, unmarried, 50, born London, with a general servant Ann Paine born Eastbourne.
     Ann died on 6 April 1870 in Church St, Eastbourne, Sussex, aged 75. She was buried on 12 April 1870 in St Mary, Eastbourne. Anna Maria Lay, aged 75. Sacred to the memory of / ANN NORRIS / who departed this life / December 11th 1829 / aged 62 years / Also of ANN LAY / eldest daughter of James & Elizabeth Lay / who departed this life / April 6th 1870 / aged 75 / Grand daughter of William Lay, buried at Berwick.
     Her will was proved on 4 May 1870 at Lewes.

Augusta Maria Lay

(5 February 1769 - )
     Augusta Maria Lay was born on 5 February 1769 in St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. She was the daughter of Henry Lay and Ann Unknown (Lay). Augusta Maria Lay was christened on 23 February 1769 in St Mary, St Marylebone.

Bowes John Lay

(circa 4 May 1792 - before 1840)
     Bowes John Lay was born circa 4 May 1792 in Stepney, Middlesex, England. A Dowman John Lay was baptised 11 April 1756 at St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, son of William & Mary Lay. He was the son of Thomas Lay and Esther Gibson. Bowes John Lay was christened on 3 June 1792 in St Dunstan & All Saints, Stepney, Middlesex, England. Bowes John Lay, son of Thomas Lay, MEOT, mariner, & Esther, aged 29 days.
     Bowes John Lay was employed Registers of Employees of the East India Company and the India Office, Maine Establishment - Bengal, volunteer: Bowes John Lay in 1810, Bengal, India.
     In Robert Heatherly's will dated 24 November 1813 in Willingdon, Sussex, Bowes John Lay was named as heir.
     Bowes died before 1840. He is not mentioned in the 1840 will of his half uncle John Heatherley..

Caroline Lay

(21 February 1803 - 9 July 1888)
     Caroline Lay was born on 21 February 1803 in St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. She was the daughter of James Lay and Elizabeth Parkhurst. Caroline Lay was christened on 29 March 1803 in St Mary, St Marylebone.
Caroline Lay and Arnold Denman, Louisa Denman and Richard Dempster witnessed Robert Osborn Dempster and Mary Ann Denman's wedding on 17 November 1825 in Willingdon, Sussex. Caroline Lay and Mary Ann Pitt Lay, Frances Heatherly Lay, William Henry Lay, Matilda Ann Lay, Georgiana Lay, Louisa Lay, Henry Lay and Ann Lay were beneficiaries in John Heatherly's will proved 25 February 1840 in Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex.
     Caroline Lay and Mary Heatherly were recorded on the 1841 census in Eastbourne, Sussex. Mary Heatherly, aged 74, librarian, not born in county; Anne Lay aged 46, not born in county, Caroline Lay aged 38 not born in county, with two servants Mary Newman aged 23 & Elizabeth King aged 19, both born in the county. Caroline Lay was listed as the niece of Mary Norris in the 1851 census in High Street, Eastbourne, Sussex. Caroline Lay was listed as the niece of Mary Heatherly in the 1861 census in Church St, Eastbourne. Mary Heatherley, head, widow, 95, retired librarian, born Fulham, Mdx; Ann Lay, niece, unmarried, 54, born London; Caroline Lay, unmarried niece, 55, born London; Henry Lay, nephew unmarried 53, retired stationer, born London; Georgianna Lay, niece, unmarried, 50, born London, with a general servant Ann Paine born Eastbourne. Caroline Lay was listed as Henry Lay's sister in the 1871 census in 'Kolassy House', Church St, Eastbourne, Sussex; Henry Lay, head, unmarried, 64, retired bookseller, born Marylebone, Mdx; Caroline Lay, 67, retired bookseller, Georgiana Lay, 60, annuitant, sisters, born Marylebone; Matilda Mann, cousin, widow, 76?, annuitant, born Stepney. Caroline Lay was listed as Henry Lay's sister in the 1881 census in Eastbourne, Sussex.
     Caroline died on 9 July 1888 in Eastbourne, Sussex, aged 85. She was buried on 13 July 1888 in Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne. TOP L/S. In affectionate memory of
HENRY LAY / born 26th December 1805
died 21st December 1888. TOP R/S. In loving memory of / GEORGIANA LAY
who died January 18th 1888 aged 78 years ' Also CAROLINE LAY who died July 9th 1888 aged 84 years.

     Her will was proved on 23 August 1888 at Lewes, Sussex. The will of Caroline Lay, late of Church St, Old Town, Eastbourne, spinster, who died 9 July 1888, at Church St, was proved at Lewes, by Henry Lay, gentleman, of Church St, the brother and surviving executor.

Caroline Lay

(21 June 1826 - 2 September 1873)
     Caroline Lay was also known as Catherine in records. She was born on 21 June 1826 in Purnea/Purnia, India. She was the daughter of William Henry Lay. Catherine Lay was christened on 1 April 1827 in Purnea/Purnia.
Caroline Lay married J J Shillingford on 8 January 1844 in Bengal, India. Marriage announcements taken from The East India Register: At the Cathedral, J J Shillingford, Esq., to Catherine, daughter of W H Lay, Esq.
     Caroline died on 2 September 1873 in Purnea/Purnia aged 47. 'Domestic Occurrences' in the Times of India 16 Sep 1873 Sep 2 at Purneah Caroline Relict of the late JJ Shilllingford aged 47.

Children of Caroline Lay and J J Shillingford

Constance May Lay

( - 18 November 1916)
     Constance died on 18 November 1916. Probably not this family - born Oxford links! TOP FRONT. In loving memory of CONSTANCE MAY. MIDDLE FRONT. Daughter of James & Elizabeth Lay
November 18th 1916 . BOTTOM FRONT. JAMES LAY husband of Elizabeth Lay
died on Xmas day 1924, in his 69th year. TOP R/S. Also ELIZABETH. MIDDLE R/S. widow of James Lay
died May 8th 1943 aged 90 years
. She was buried in Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne, Sussex. In loving memory of Constance May, daughterof James & Elizabeth Lay, Nov 18th 1916. James Lay, husband of Elizabeth Lay, died on Xmas Day 1924, in his 69th year...., Akso Elizabeth, widow of James Lay, died May 8th 1943, aged 90 years.

Emma Lay

(circa 1797 - December 1853?)
     Emma Lay was born circa 1797 in London. She was the daughter of James Lay and Elizabeth Parkhurst. Emma Lay was listed as the niece of Mary Norris in the 1851 census in High Street, Eastbourne, Sussex.
     Emma's death was possibly registered in the quarter ending in December 1853? In Maldon district, Essex.

Frances Heatherly Lay

(21 December 1807 - April 1895)
     Frances Heatherly Lay was also known as Fanny in records. She was born on 21 December 1807 in Hackney, London. She was the daughter of William Lay and Mary Ann Pitt. Frances Heatherly Lay was christened on 24 March 1809 in St John, Hackney.
Frances Heatherly Lay married Arnold Denman, son of John Denman and Ann Heatherly, on 27 December 1827 in St Peter, Walworth, Newington, Surrey. Frances Heatherly Lay and Mary Ann Pitt Lay, William Henry Lay, Matilda Ann Lay, Georgiana Lay, Louisa Lay, Henry Lay, Ann Lay and Caroline Lay were beneficiaries in John Heatherly's will proved 25 February 1840 in Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex.
     Frances Heatherly Lay and Arnold Denman were recorded on the 1841 census in Willingdon. He was described as a farmer, aged 42, with Fanny aged 32, but their son was not mentioned. A Samuel Putland aged 83 of independent means, was living with them along with 16 year old female servant Sophia Seymour.
     Frances Heatherly Lay and Arnold Denman were recorded on the 1851 census in Upper Stonham, South Malling. Arnold Denman, head, married, aged 52, farmer of 492 acres, employing 15 men & 8 boys, born Willingdon; with his wife Frances, aged 42, born Settonham? Mdx, Charlotte Cooper, a visitor aged 36?, annuitant, born Manchester and two house servants were with them.
     She was listed in the 1861 census in Star Place, Fulham, London. Arnold Denman aged 63, born Willingdon was living with William Wm [Arnold William?] Denman, aged 29, baker & meal man, born Willingdon, Francis Denman, retired farmer, aged 53, [age was in female column and moved to male] born Hackney, Mdx with a live-in bakers' man. Frances Heatherly Lay was an executor of Arnold Denman's estate on 21 May 1863 in Lewes, Sussex.
     Frances Heatherly Lay was recorded on the 1871 census in 76 Grand Pde, Brighton, Sussex. Francis Denman, head, widow, 63, house property?, born Hackney; with an unmarried boarder, Mary Chitty aged 70, interest of money. Jane Tanner aged 81 & servants shared the building.
     Frances Heatherly Lay were recorded on the 1881 census in Broadwater, Sussex. Frances Denman, aged 75, widow, annuitant, born Hackney, Mdx, was lodging with Charles Edwards in Broadwater in the 1881 census.
     Frances Heatherly Lay and Eliza Denman were recorded on the 1891 census in 1 Park Road, Nottingham. Frances Heatherly Denman, widow, 85?, born Hackney, was a visitor along with Eliza Denman, widow, 53, born Ruddingham, Ntt, in the household of Thomas Knight Pendred 38, draper, his wife Sarah Ann 29/39?, their two children, his sister and his mother in law Alice? Murden aged 61, all born in Notts. Frances Heatherly Lay was buried in April 1895 in St Mary the Virgin, Willingdon, Sussex. Sacred to the memory of / Arnold Denman / who died April 1863 / aged 65 years / Also of Frances Heatherly Denman / wife of Arnold Denman who died / April 1895 aged 87 years.
     Frances's death was registered in the quarter ending in April 1895 in Basford RD, Nottinghamshire.

Child of Frances Heatherly Lay and Arnold Denman

George Lay

(4 October 1773 - )
     George Lay was born on 4 October 1773 in St Katherine by the Tower, London. He was the son of Henry Lay and Ann Unknown (Lay). George Lay was christened on 1 November 1773 in London.

Georgiana Lay

(15 December 1809 - 18 January 1888)
     Georgiana Lay was born on 15 December 1809 in St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. She was the daughter of James Lay and Elizabeth Parkhurst. Georgiana Lay was christened on 23 January 1810 in St Mary, St Marylebone. She and Mary Ann Pitt Lay, Frances Heatherly Lay, William Henry Lay, Matilda Ann Lay, Louisa Lay, Henry Lay, Ann Lay and Caroline Lay were beneficiaries in John Heatherly's will proved 25 February 1840 in Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex.
     Georgiana Lay was recorded on the 1841 census in Clarence St, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Georgianna Lay, 30, barmaid, born in the county.
     Georgiana Lay was recorded on the 1851 census in 3 Torrington Square, St George Bloomsbury, London. Georgianna Lay, was a lady's maid, unmarried aged 41, born London, living with Charles John Kean actor and manager of the Princess Theatre, and his wife Ellen, actress, along with four other servants. She was listed as the niece of Mary Heatherly in the 1861 census in Church St, Eastbourne. Mary Heatherley, head, widow, 95, retired librarian, born Fulham, Mdx; Ann Lay, niece, unmarried, 54, born London; Caroline Lay, unmarried niece, 55, born London; Henry Lay, nephew unmarried 53, retired stationer, born London; Georgianna Lay, niece, unmarried, 50, born London, with a general servant Ann Paine born Eastbourne. Georgiana Lay was listed as Henry Lay's sister in the 1871 census in 'Kolassy House', Church St, Eastbourne, Sussex; Henry Lay, head, unmarried, 64, retired bookseller, born Marylebone, Mdx; Caroline Lay, 67, retired bookseller, Georgiana Lay, 60, annuitant, sisters, born Marylebone; Matilda Mann, cousin, widow, 76?, annuitant, born Stepney. Georgiana Lay was listed as Henry Lay's sister in the 1881 census in Eastbourne, Sussex.
     Georgiana died on 18 January 1888 in Eastbourne, Sussex, aged 78. She was buried on 23 January 1888 in Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne. In affectionate memory of HENRY LAY / born 26th December 1805 / died 21st December 1888. In loving memory of / GEORGIANA LAY / who died January 18th 1888 aged 78 years ' Also CAROLINE LAY / who died July 9th 1888 aged 84 years.

Henry Lay

(26 December 1805 - 21 December 1888)
     Henry Lay was born on 26 December 1805 in St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. He was the son of James Lay and Elizabeth Parkhurst. Henry Lay was christened on 23 January 1806 in St Mary, St Marylebone. He and Mary Ann Pitt Lay, Frances Heatherly Lay, William Henry Lay, Matilda Ann Lay, Georgiana Lay, Louisa Lay, Ann Lay and Caroline Lay were beneficiaries in John Heatherly's will proved 25 February 1840 in Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex.
     Henry Lay was recorded on the 1841 census in Bishopsgate St, London, St Peter Cornhill, London. Henry Lay, book seller sh, aged 36, born in the county, headed by Frederick Hopkins 22, book seller & a female servant Sarah Sofield, aged 18.
     Henry Lay was recorded on the 1851 census in Bishopgate St, London, St Peter Cornhill, London. Henry Lay, stationer, aged 45, born in St Mary Colne, Mdx, headed by Frederick Hopkins 32, stationer & a female servant Ann Millar aged 25, all unmarried. He was listed as the nephew of Mary Heatherly in the1861 census in Church St, Eastbourne. Mary Heatherley, head, widow, 95, retired librarian, born Fulham, Mdx; Ann Lay, niece, unmarried, 54, born London; Caroline Lay, unmarried niece, 55, born London; Henry Lay, nephew unmarried 53, retired stationer, born London; Georgianna Lay, niece, unmarried, 50, born London, with a general servant Ann Paine born Eastbourne.
     Administration of the estate of John Heatherly was granted to Henry Lay, on 5 February 1862 Letters of administration with will (as HIL/5/12/2) annexed ... of John Heatherley of Eastbourne, Sussex, librarian, who died 13 Dec 1839 at Eastbourne, left unadministered by Mary Heatherly, widow, the relict and James Lay the brother by the half-blood two of the executors named in the said will were granted to Henry Lay, of Eastbourne afsd, gentleman, one of the residuary legatees substituted in the said will he having been first sworn. Former grant PCC Feb 1840.
     Henry Lay was recorded on the 1871 census in 'Kolassy House', Church St, Eastbourne, Sussex. Henry Lay, head, unmarried, 64, retired bookseller, born Marylebone, Mdx; Caroline Lay, 67, retired bookseller, Georgiana Lay, 60, annuitant, sisters, born Marylebone; Matilda Mann, cousin, widow, 76?, annuitant, born Stepney.
     Henry Lay were recorded on the 1881 census in Eastbourne, Sussex. Henry Lay, aged 75, unmarried, born Marylebone, householder, Caroline Lay, aged 77, sister, born Marylebone, Georgina Lay, aged 71, sister, born Marylebone with a cook and housemaid. He was an executor of Caroline Lay's estate on 23 August 1888 in Lewes, Sussex.
     Henry died on 21 December 1888 in Eastbourne, Sussex, aged 82. He was buried on 27 December 1888 in Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne. In affectionate memory of HENRY LAY / born 26th December 1805 / died 21st December 1888. In loving memory of / GEORGIANA LAY / who died January 18th 1888 aged 78 years ' Also CAROLINE LAY / who died July 9th 1888 aged 84 years.
     His will was proved on 19 February 1889 at Lewes, Sussex.