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John Lewis Gay: Genealogical Memoirs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6595

Scope and Contents

A collection of coats of arms (mostly coloured), genealogical and antiquarian notes, monumental inscriptions, etc., probably made by John Lewis Gay, engraver, of Old Kent Road, London S.E. 65 folios. On fos 27v et seq. is a copy of the will of Mrs Elizabeth Chandler, 5 December 1843, appointing Gay as her executor, with copies of her burial certificate, bill for funeral expenses, etc., 1846. On fo. 34a is an account of the Gay family of Evington, Kent, 'faithfully extracted' by J.L. Gay. There are notes in the text by Ralph Griffin, F.S.A.


  • Creation: 1842-1862 (Circa)

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Ralph Griffin, 1927.

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