Hey,I've traced my Bays ancesters back to John Bays b.abt1721 in England.He came to the Colonies in 1736 as a bonded passenger on the ship John into Annapolis. I show him marrying Lucy Bannister b. about 1720 in Virginia.The marriage was abt 1753.I can't find the parents of Lucy. Some family trees show her parents as John Bannister and Elizabeth Bolling, but the dates do not prove out.Leonard Bays of Greenup County,Ky was my father, John "Jack" Bays was my grandfather,William S. Bays my great grandfather,George Washington Bays my gg grandfather,Isom Bays my ggg grandfather,John Bays III my gggg grandfather, John Bays II my ggggg grandfather and John Bays I my gggggg grandfather. John Bays I was the one who was sentenced toTransportation by the court of the Old Bailey in London in 1735 at age 15 years.
I would really like to know more about John Bays I and Lucy's parents.