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Ann Curtis Clay   (1724-1789)

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Title/OccupationMother of 13
Address30 The Strand
ArtistJohn Hesselius
Date paintedc1759
CreditSchwarz Gallery, Collection 68
MarriedSlator Clay (1740)
ParentsJehu & Mary (Brinckle) Curtis
ChildrenCurtis, 1747-1809; Robert, 1749-1831; John, 1751-1779; Thomas, 1753-1793; Slater, 1754-1821; Jehu, 1756-1757; Jehu, 1757-1758; Mary, 1758-1801; Ann, 1759-1846; Elizabeth, 1760-1822; William, 1761-1797; George, 1762-1805; Sarah, 1764-1826

Antiques Magazine v119, 666, 1981 Three recently discovered portraits by John Hesselius

In a letter in 1771, she wrote to Benjamin Franklin that she was now a widow of 4 years with 11 children, recommending one of her children to Franklin.

Her home (30 The Strand) with all these children was called "Mount Racket", according to Eckman

Clay family genealogy

Jim Meek
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