JAY, James Albert Buchanan

1838 - 1888

James Albert Buchanan Jay, was baptised at Canon Pyon, Herefordshire on 23 September 1838, son of James Jay, and his wife Sarah née Hill, who married at Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire on 27 February 1827. In 1861, a 22 year old, living at Littley House, Hampton Deane, Tupsley, Hereford with his parents, 52 year old James and 53 year old Sarah, and siblings Caroline Elizabeth 25, Julia Madelaine 14 and Laura Katherine Isabella 11, all born in Herefordshire and they retained four indoor servants. He married at Hastings, Sussex in 1869 Alice Marianne Hill and in 1871 was a married 32 year old 'gentleman' living at Singleton, Tupsley, Hereford with two servants, his wife was absent. In 1881 his 32 year old 'artist's wife', who was born at Hull, was living at West Street, Hertford Brickendon, Hertford with their son and two daughters when James was absent. As J. A. B. Ray, he won 2nd prize for his landscape oil painting at the Bury St Edmund's Fine Art Society exhibition in 1887 and although the exhibition was for 'local artists' other than an exhibitor at the East of England Dog Show at Colchester, Essex in 1882, when described as 'of Hertford', I have not found any other connection with East Anglia. He also exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and once at the Royal Academy from Hertford. He died on 7 October 1888 and buried in Vaucluse Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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