Susan Collington


I have recently discovered this site and find it fascinating and very well put together. I hope that someone out there will be able to help me.

On the 10 October 2011 my father died. He was 90 years of age. His name was Patrick Philip Jay.

He was born in Blaxhall on April 18 1921. His parents were Philip Jay and Lisa/Elisa (I am not sure). They also had a daughter, Barbara.

From Blaxhall, they moved to Snape and then on to Saxmundham where my grandparents died and are now buried in the local church (mid 1960’s?).

My father joined the 2nd World War in 1939/1940 and was initially based in Nottingham where he met my mother, Grace Rose. He served in the war until 1945/1946. He married on 18 April 1945. They had a daughter, Susan Patricia, born in 1948 and a son, Robert Philip, born in 1952.

My Aunt Barbara married and now lives in Swindon.

I do not have any children but Robert, my brother had a daughter. There are no sons on our side now to carry on the name of Jay.

I now live in Portugal.

Does anyone have any details regarding the Jay family?
Are there any dates for some of the School photos shown on the site?
Is the name of Jay now gone forever or are there other family members still alive?

Hope someone can help?

Susan Collington

Hi Susan, I have a fair bit of Jay family history my Grandfather was Thomas William Jay a brother of Phillip Jay. If you have a geneaology program I can send you a gedcom file with what I have or send you a printed version. you can e-mail me at, looking forward to hearing from you. Barry Jay.