Helena Kay

(28 May 1886 - 28 March 1974)
     Helena Kay also went by the name of Lena. She was born on 28 May 1886 in Rainton, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of William Kay and Helena Frances Jennings. Helena Kay was christened on 18 July 1886 in St James Parish Church, Baldersby, Yorkshire. Helena was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in Rainton. She was enumerated as Helena Kay, daughter of William Kay, age 4, scholar, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. Helena was recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in Rainton. She was enumerated as Helena Kay, daughter of William Kay, single, age 14, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. Helena was also recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in Thornton Watlass, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Helena Kay, visitor to Thomas Auton, single, age 15, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. She witnessed the marriage of Julian Thompson and Emily Frances Kay on 20 August 1906 in St James Parish Church, Baldersby. Helena was recorded in the census of 2 April 1911 living in Silverdene, Bercta Road, Eltham, London. She was enumerated as Helena Kay, sister of Herbert Kay, age 24, single, born in Rainton, Thirsk, Yorkshire. She lived in Rainton on 22 December 1917. As of 22 December 1917 her married name was Kennett. She married Edward Arthur Kennett, son of George Kennett and Elizabeth Mary Ann Harris, on 22 December 1917 in St James Parish Church, Baldersby. Helena Kennett lived in Braham, Ray Park Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, on 11 January 1922. She died on 28 March 1974 in 12A Kelsey Park Road, Beckenham, Kent, at age 87. Helena died of carcinomatosis, basal cell carcinoma of anal canal with secondaries in abdomen & ischaemic heart disease.

Sir Herbert Kay

(1 June 1879 - 11 January 1957)
Sir Herbert Kay CBE
     Sir Herbert Kay was a managing director (clothing) & industrial adviser. He was born on 1 June 1879 in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was the son of William Kay and Helena Frances Jennings. Herbert was recorded in the census of 3 April 1881 living in Village Street, Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as Herbert Kay, son of William Kay, age 1, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. Herbert was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as Herbert Kay, nephew of George Ward, age 11, scholar, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. Herbert was recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in 19 Lawrence Street, Darlington, Co Durham. He was enumerated as Herbert Kay, visitor to Horatio T Taylor, single, age 21, draper assist, worker, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. He lived in 9A Margaret Street, London, on 27 December 1904. He married Edna Taylor, daughter of Horatio Tweddell Taylor and Eliza Turner, on 27 December 1904 in St. John's Parish Church, Darlington, Co Durham. Sir Herbert Kay lived in Silverdene, Bercta Road, Eltham, London, on 24 May 1909. He was the official informant of the death of Audrey Taylor Kay on 24 May 1909 in Silverdene, Bercta Road, Eltham. Herbert was recorded in the census of 2 April 1911 living in Silverdene, Bercta Road, Eltham. He was enumerated as Herbert Kay, head of household, age 31, married, factory manager (wearing apparel), connected with retail drapery, worker, born in Rainton, Thirsk, Yorkshire. He was nominated as Executor of the Will of Horatio Tweddell Taylor on 15 March 1921; beneficiaries are daughter Edna Kay, son Percy Taylor, son Lawrence Taylor, son in law Herbert Kay and wife Lily Taylor. Sir Herbert Kay witnessed the marriage of Spencer Bernard Stock and Marjorie Taylor Kay on 18 June 1935 in St Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Sidcup, Kent. Sir Herbert Kay lived in 41 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, on 18 June 1935. He was awarded a C.B.E. (Civil Division) in King's Birthday Honours as Chairman of the Great Marlborough Street Juvenile Advisory Committee and Secretary of the London Employers' Association on 23 June 1936. He was appointed a Knight Batchelor in King's Birthday Honours as General Secretary, Wholesale Clothing Manufacturers' Federation of Great Britain on 13 June 1946. He died on 11 January 1957 in 46 Shelley Road, Worthing, West Sussex, at age 77. Herbert died of progressive cerebral vascular disease. He was cremated in January 1957. His ashes were interred on 2 March 1957 in Chislehurst Cemetery, Kent; Location in cemetery = Space 79, Section A
Monumental inscription:-
In Loving Memory of
our darling daughter
Edna Joan Taylor Kay
died September 3rd 1939
aged 23 years
"Only sweet memories left"
also Joan's father
Sir Herbert Kay, C.B.E.
died January 11th 1957
aged 77 years
and Joan's mother
Lady Edna Kay
died July 1st 1972
aged 91 years.

Children of Sir Herbert Kay and Edna Taylor

Horace William Kay

(29 January 1906 - )
     Horace William Kay was born on 29 January 1906 in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was the son of Walter Arthur Kay and Mary Maria Fox. Horace William Kay was christened on 4 March 1906 in St James Parish Church, Baldersby, Yorkshire. Horace was recorded in the census of 2 April 1911 living in Bay Horse Inn, Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as Horace Kay, son of Mary Kay, age 5, born in Rainton, Thirsk, British nationality.

Horace William Kay

(before 1 April 1888 - )
     Horace William Kay was born before 1 April 1888 in Keighley, Yorkshire. He was the son of William Kay and Mary Ann Driver. Horace was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in 28 Cavendish Street, Keighley, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as Horace William Kay, son of William Kay, single, age 3, born in Keighley, Yorkshire. Horace was recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in Shop @ 36 Cavendish Street, Keighley, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as Horace Kay, son of William Kay, single, age 13, born in Keighley, Yorkshire.

Jane Kay

(17 December 1861 - after 23 June 1915)
     Jane Kay was born on 17 December 1861 in Rainton, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of William Kay and Margaret Blanchard. Jane was recorded in the census of 2 April 1871 living in Bay Horse Inn, Rainton, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Kay, daughter of William Kay, age 9, scholar, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. She witnessed the marriage of John Nelson and Mary Ann Kay on 5 November 1877 in Parish Church, Sharow, Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 3 April 1881 living in Bay Horse Inn, Village Street, Rainton, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Kay, daughter of William Kay, unmarried, age 19, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. As of 1 September 1883 her married name was Hosley. She married William Hosley, son of David Hosley, on 1 September 1883 in St James Parish Church, Baldersby, Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in 35 Scargill Street, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Hosley, wife of William Hosley, married, age 29, born in Topcliffe, Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in 31 Scargill Street, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Hosley, wife of William Hosley, married, age 40, born in Sharrow, Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 2 April 1911 living in 2 Waverley Street, Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Hosley, wife of William Hosley, age 49, married 27 years, 9 children 6 still living 3 who have died, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. She died after 23 June 1915.

Children of Jane Kay and William Hosley

Jane Kay

(17 November 1823 - )
     Jane Kay lived in Rainton, Yorkshire, on 17 November 1823. She was christened on 17 November 1823 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of John Kay and Mary Peacock. Jane was recorded in the census of 6 June 1841 living in Rainton. She was enumerated as Jane Kay, age 15, born in Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 30 March 1851 living in Rainton. She was enumerated as Jane Kay, sister of Joseph Kay, unmarried, age 27, house keeper, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in 28 Cavendish Street, Keighley, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Kay, mother of William Kay, widow, age 67, born in Rainton, Yorkshire.

Child of Jane Kay

Jane Kay

(24 March 1763 - )
     Jane Kay was christened on 24 March 1763 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of John Kay and Sarah Jackson. As of 24 November 1788 her married name was Tinslay. Jane Kay married Thomas Tinslay on 24 November 1788 in Parish Church, Topcliffe.

Child of Jane Kay

Jane Elizabeth Kay

(before 1 April 1876 - )
     Jane Elizabeth Kay was born before 1 April 1876 in Leeds, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of William Kay and Mary Ann Driver. Jane was recorded in the census of 3 April 1881 living in Park Cross Street, Leeds, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Mary J Kay, daughter of William Kay, unmarried, age 5, scholar, born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in 28 Cavendish Street, Keighley, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Elizabeth Kay, daughter of William Kay, single, age 15, born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in Shop @ 36 Cavendish Street, Keighley, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Kay, daughter of William Kay, single, age 25, dressmaker, own account, working at home, born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Jane was recorded in the census of 2 April 1911 living in 52 & 54 Cavendish Street, Keighley, Yorkshire. She was enumerated as Jane Elizabeth Kay, daughter of William Kay, age 33, single, dressmaker, own account, working at home, born in Leeds, Yorkshire.

John Kay

(12 November 1786 - 2 January 1847)
     John Kay was a stonemason. He was born on 12 November 1786 in Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was christened on 12 November 1786 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Kay and Jane Peacock. John Kay married Mary Peacock, daughter of Matthew Peacock and Elizabeth Ware, on 22 June 1811 in Parish Church, Topcliffe. John Kay was the official informant of the death of Thomas Kay on 28 December 1839 in Rainton, Yorkshire. John was recorded in the census of 6 June 1841 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as John Kay, age 50, stone mason, born in Yorkshire. He died on 2 January 1847 in Rainton at age 60. John died of dropsy and fever (2 months). He was buried on 6 January 1847 in Parish Church, Topcliffe.

Children of John Kay and Mary Peacock

John Kay

(21 January 1849 - 27 June 1907)
     John Kay was a stone mason (journeyman) and contractor. He was born on 21 January 1849 in New Bridge, Birstwith, Yorkshire. He was the son of William Kay and Margaret Blanchard. John was recorded in the census of 30 March 1851 living in Lum Mill, Cowling, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, son of William Kay, age 2, born in Rakes, Yorkshire. John was recorded in the census of 7 April 1861 living in Bay Horse Inn, Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, son of William Kay, age 12, scholar, born in New Bridge, Yorkshire. He witnessed the marriage of Joseph Fawcett and Ellen Kettlewell on 14 May 1870 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. John Kay married Mary Kilvington, daughter of Christopher Kilvington and Ann Stevenson, on 6 June 1870 in Wesley Chapel, Ripon, Yorkshire. John was recorded in the census of 2 April 1871 living in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, head of household, married, age 22, stone mason (master), born in Rainton, Yorkshire. John was recorded in the census of 3 April 1881 living in Village Street, Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, head of household, married, age 32, stone mason - master, born in Birstwith, Yorkshire. He was the official informant of the death of William Kay on 13 April 1888 in Rainton. John Kay lived in Rainton on 13 April 1888. John was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as John Kay, head of household, married, age 42, stone mason, employed, born in New Bridge, Yorkshire. He witnessed the marriage of Herbert Arthur Chapman and Louisa Kay on 13 February 1897 in St James Parish Church, Baldersby, Yorkshire. John Kay was nominated as Executor of the Will of Margaret Kay on 12 April 1897. John was recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as John Kay, head of household, married, age 52, stone mason (foreman), worker, born in Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire. He was the official informant of the death of Margaret Kay on 29 December 1901 in Rainton. John Kay left a will on 5 June 1905 in Rainton. He died on 27 June 1907 in Infirmary, Leeds, Yorkshire, at age 58. John died of carcinoma recti & cardiac failure. He was buried on 29 June 1907 in St James Parish Church, Baldersby.

Children of John Kay and Mary Kilvington

John Kay

(30 October 1760 - )
     John Kay was a butcher. He was christened on 30 October 1760 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire; (Jno. for both father and son in IGI record entry assumed to mean John). He was the son of John Kay and Sarah Jackson. John Kay married Jane Peacock, daughter of John Peacock, on 31 August 1784 in Parish Church, Topcliffe. John Kay lived in Topcliffe, Yorkshire, on 12 November 1786.

Child of John Kay and Jane Peacock

John Kay

     John Kay was a labourer. He married Sarah Jackson on 30 November 1757 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. John Kay lived in Topcliffe, Yorkshire, on 12 November 1786.

Children of John Kay and Sarah Jackson

John Kay

(18 March 1874 - )
     John Kay was born on 18 March 1874 in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Kay and Mary Kilvington. John was recorded in the census of 3 April 1881 living in Village Street, Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, son of John Kay, age 6, scholar, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. John was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as John Kay, son of John Kay, single, age 17, stone mason apprentice, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. He witnessed the marriage of Ernest Wake Barley and Annie Elizabeth Kay on 17 December 1898 in Christ Church Parish Church, Harrogate, Yorkshire. John was recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in St James Square, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, brother of Joseph Kay, single, age 27, bricklayer. worker, born in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. He lived in Rainton on 12 June 1901. He was a builder on 12 June 1901. He married Margaret Louise Adelaide Barley, daughter of John Barley and Isabel Wake, on 12 June 1901 in Wesleyan Chapel, Rainton, Yorkshire. John Kay was nominated as Executor of the Will of John Kay on 5 June 1905. John Kay was the official informant of the death of John Kay on 27 June 1907 in Infirmary, Leeds, Yorkshire. John Kay lived in St James Square, Boroughbridge, on 27 June 1907. John was recorded in the census of 2 April 1911 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as John Kay, head of household, age 37, married, stone mason, connected with building etc, employer, born in Rainton, Yorkshire, British nationality. He was the official informant of the death of Walter Arthur Kay on 26 September 1915 in Rainton. John Kay lived in Sleights Cottages, Rainton, Yorkshire, on 26 September 1915. He was the official informant of the death of Mary Kay on 7 June 1917 in Rainton. John Kay was the official informant of the death of Ada Edith Blanchard on 3 February 1921 in Rainton. John Kay was the official informant of the death of Emily Jane Blanchard on 22 April 1928 in Rainton.

Child of John Kay and Margaret Louise Adelaide Barley

John Kay

(18 September 1848 - )
     John Kay was born on 18 September 1848 in Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Peacock Kay and Mary Rainforth. John was recorded in the census of 7 April 1861 living in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, son of John Peacock Kay, age 12, scholar, born in Topcliffe, Yorkshire. John was recorded in the census of 2 April 1871 living in Amberley Grove, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, son of John Kay, unmarried, age 22, architect's assistant, born in Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was the official informant of the death of John Peacock Kay on 9 January 1883 in Raydale Grange, Bainbridge, Yorkshire. John Kay lived in 30 Park Square, Leeds, Yorkshire, on 9 January 1883.

John Harold Kay

(circa May 1902 - )
     John Harold Kay was born circa May 1902 in Langthorpe, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Kay and Margaret Louise Adelaide Barley. John was recorded in the census of 2 April 1911 living in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Harold Kay, son of John Kay, age 8, born in Langthorpe, Yorkshire, British nationality.

John Peacock Kay

(12 March 1814 - 9 January 1883)
     John Peacock Kay lived in Rainton, Yorkshire, on 12 March 1814. He was christened on 12 March 1814 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Kay and Mary Peacock. John Peacock Kay married Mary Rainforth, daughter of Miles Rainforth and Mary Rainforth, on 28 March 1840 in Parish Church, Topcliffe. John Peacock Kay was a stone mason on 12 March 1841. John was recorded in the census of 6 June 1841 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as John Kay, age 25, stone mason, born in Yorkshire. He was the official informant of the death of John Kay on 2 January 1847 in Rainton. John Peacock Kay lived in Rainton on 2 January 1847. He was a innkeeper on 18 September 1848. He was a farmer on 8 March 1858. John was recorded in the census of 7 April 1861 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as John Peacock Kay, head of household, married, age 47, stone mason, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was a stone mason (master) on 29 November 1861. He lived in Rainton on 19 December 1862. He was the official informant of the death of Mary Rainforth on 19 December 1862 in Rainton. John was recorded in the census of 2 April 1871 living in Amberley Grove, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, head of household, married, age 57, clerk of works, born in Topcliffe, Yorkshire. John was recorded in the census of 3 April 1881 living in Raydale Grange, Bainbridge, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as John Kay, head of household, married, age 67, land agent, born in Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was a land agent on 9 January 1883. He died on 9 January 1883 in Raydale Grange, Bainbridge, at age 68. John died of homoptysis & pneumonia (14 days).

Children of John Peacock Kay and Mary Rainforth

Jonah Kay

(9 April 1779 - 12 September 1861)
     Jonah Kay was a brickmaker. He was christened on 9 April 1779 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Kay and Sarah Jackson. Jonah Kay was the official informant of the death of Thomas-Charles Kay on 7 August 1859 in Topcliffe Common, Yorkshire. Jonah Kay lived in Topcliffe Common on 7 August 1859. He died on 12 September 1861 in Topcliffe Common at age 82. Jonah died of natural decay. He was buried on 15 September 1861 in Parish Church, Topcliffe.

Joseph Kay

(6 August 1832 - )
     Joseph Kay lived in Rainton, Yorkshire, on 6 August 1832. He was christened on 6 August 1832 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Kay and Mary Peacock. Joseph was recorded in the census of 6 June 1841 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as Joseph Kay, age 8, born in Yorkshire. Joseph was recorded in the census of 30 March 1851 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as Joseph Kay, head of household, unmarried, age 18, stonemason (journeyman), born in Rainton, Yorkshire.

Joseph Kay

(7 August 1870 - 18 May 1933)
     Joseph Kay was a road surveyor. He was born on 7 August 1870 in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Kay and Mary Kilvington. Joseph was recorded in the census of 2 April 1871 living in Rainton. He was enumerated as Joseph Kay, son of John Kay, age 7 months, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. Joseph was recorded in the census of 3 April 1881 living in Village Street, Rainton, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as Joseph Kay, son of John Kay, age 10, scholar, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. Joseph was recorded in the census of 5 April 1891 living in Main Street, Helperby, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as Joseph Kay, apprentice in household of Robert Scaife, single, age 20, builder's apprentice, employed, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. He lived in Sandhutton, Yorkshire, on 28 October 1893. He was a bricklayer on 28 October 1893. He married Mary Elizabeth Wrather, daughter of William Wrather and Ann Frances Morrell, on 28 October 1893 in New Street Chapel, York, Yorkshire. Joseph Kay was a builder on 6 March 1894. He was a master builder on 21 May 1895. Joseph was recorded in the census of 31 March 1901 living in St James Square, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. He was enumerated as Joseph Kay, head of household, married, age 30, builder, employer, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. He was nominated as Executor of the Will of John Kay on 5 June 1905. Joseph was recorded in the census of 2 April 1911 living in St James Square, Boroughbridge. He was enumerated as Joseph Kay, head of household, age 40, married, builder, employer, born in Rainton, Yorkshire. He witnessed the marriage of Harry Middleton and Norah Kay on 5 September 1911 in Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Rainton, Yorkshire. Joseph Kay and Mary Elizabeth Kay emigrated on 27 September 1912 to Sydney, Australia on S.S. Otranto which sailed from London. Joseph Kay lived in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, from 1912 to 1931 according to the inscription on his tombstone. He lived in Redcar, Yorkshire, on 18 May 1933; late of Rainton. He died on 18 May 1933 in Benkey's Quarry, Starfits Lane, Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire, at age 62. Joseph died of being accidentally killed by falling into a Quarry. No Post Mortem. Inquest held 20 May 1933. He was buried on 22 May 1933 in St James Parish Church, Baldersby, Yorkshire; Tombstone inscription reads:-
In Loving Memory of
JOSEPH KAY
Late of Christchurch N.Z.
Died May 18th 1933
Aged 63 Years.

Children of Joseph Kay and Mary Elizabeth Wrather

Joseph Kay

(11 February 1766 - )
     Joseph Kay was christened on 11 February 1766 in Parish Church, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Kay and Sarah Jackson. Joseph Kay married Elizabeth Heedson on 18 October 1790 in Parish Church, Topcliffe.