History of the Jay Estate
The Jay Family (1745-1904)
Native New Yorkers with Roots in Rye
John Jay, one of our nation’s greatest Founding Fathers, a peacemaker, jurist and chief negotiator of the Treaty of Paris grew up in Rye, New York.
Throughout his career, John Jay’s Rye home was a refuge from public life. After working with Franklin and Adams to negotiate the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War, he returned to Rye to celebrate with friends and family. Today, you can stand where he stood and look out at the same view he saw when he imagined new horizons for the American people.
(Photo – Ivory miniature of John Jay, Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain by Uriah Pratt – Gift of F. William Scholtz II)