Horatio Nelson Lay

27 July 1832–about May 1898 (Age 65)
Hampstead, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Horatio Nelson

When Horatio Nelson Lay was born on 27 July 1832, in Hampstead, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Tradescant Lay, was 33 and his mother, Mary Nelson, was 27. He married Eliza Elspeth Legge on 21 August 1860, in Hong Kong, China. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bere Ferrers, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died about May 1898, in London England Temple, New Chapel, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Horatio Nelson Lay
1832–1898
Eliza Elspeth Legge
1840–1921
Marriage: 21 August 1860
Elsie Mary Lay
1862–1945
George Tradescant Lay
1865–
Mabel Isabel Lay
1868–1926
Edward Lay
1871–
Georgina Maud Lay
1874–
Harry Morrison Lay
1866–1945
James Murray Lay
1869–1937
Frank Lay
1872–1949
Douglas Lay
1877–1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 August 1860
Hong Kong, China
children

(9)

    Elsie Mary Lay

    Female1862–1945Female

    George Tradescant Lay

    Male1865–Male

    Male1866–1945Male

    Mabel Isabel Lay

    Female1868–1926Female

    James Murray Lay

    Male1869–1937Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Male1832–1898Male

    George Tradescant Lay

    Male1834–Male

    William Hyde Lay

    Male1836–1876Male

    Walter Thurlow Lay

    Male1840–1917Male

    Angelina Lay

    Female1841–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1834 · Removal of Menagerie from the Tower of London

Age 2

The royal menagerie was something more of a zoo with different types of animals and was removed from the tower in 1835.
1843

Age 11

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 20

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lee .2 Scottish: reduced variant of McClay .3 French: habitational name from places so named in Loire, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Pyrénées-Atlantique.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Horatio Lay in household of George Lay, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Horatio W Lay, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Horatio Lay, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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