Delilah Ann Gay (born 1799) devoted much of her life in the pursuit of proving she and Ann Nancy Goode (born 1803) were the oldest living heirs of their Great Grandfather Thomas Gay and his relative Sarah Gay/Guy, Spinster of Southampton, England that died leaving an unclaimed Legacy in the Bank of England.
Ann Nancy Goode was the daughter of Joseph Goode (born 1770) and his wife Ann Thomas Gay (born 1774), the older Sister of Charles Gay Jr (born 1776) and father of Delilah Ann Gay.
Ann Nancy Goode is also referred to in the Key-Overton-Gay letters by her married name: Nancy Johnson (1803-1869) second wife of Watson Johnson.
Sadly, as indicated in the attached Bank of England correspondence, in 1816 the Parliament began transferring unclaimed dividends to the Commission for the Reduction of National Debt.
Delilah's determination and the family members that passed on these Key-Overton-Gay letters from one generation to the next have provided a valuable collection of family information.