Physician. Older brother of John Jay.
Spent the first years of the Revolutionary War in England.
Returned to America (1778). Lent money to the clothier general. New York senator (1778-82).
Captured by the British (1782). Following his release, Jay went to England, casting his patriotism into suspicion among many Americans, including John Jay.
Apparently barred from visiting France as a condition of his parole, he corresponded with Franklin regarding this state of affairs.
Born in New York City.