Mauritius Chapel
Mauritius Chapel design, drawing by Ruth Baker
By 1823, Jay was back in England. He married Louisa Coulston in 1827. He designed several buildings and houses in Cheltenham and Cirencester before becoming bankrupt in 1828. In 1836 he accepted a government architectural post on Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean, where he designed a chapel (left) before dying of a fever in April 1837.
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Further information can be found at these websites:'s section on William Jay
Owens-Thomas House (Richardson House)
Ships Of Sea Museum (Scarbrough House)
Telfair Museum
Juliette Gordon Low House (Wayne House)
And in the following books:
"Architecture of the Old South - Georgia" by Mills Lane, photos by Van Jones Martin, drawings by Gene Carpenter
"The Architecture of Georgia" by Frederick D. Nichols, photos by Van Jones Martin
"Early Architecture of Georgia" by Frederick D. Nichols, photos by Frances Benjamin Johnston
"The Georgia Catalog - Historic American Buildings Survey" by John Linley
"Landmark Homes of Georgia 1733-1983" by Van Jones Martin and William Robert Mitchell Jr.

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