Another name for Robert was Robert Cay.5
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1871 in Dalton, , LAN, ENG. 3 The 1871 census recorded Robert Kay, 56, living with wife Isabella, 54, both born in Sundelrand, Durham. With them is son John, 17, born in Dalton, Lancashire, and daughter Dorothy, 14, and son Mowbray, 12, both born in Banon, Lancashire.
1 FamilySearch.org, <i>England Marriages, 1538–1973</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXGK-9XN Robert Kay and Isabella Dickinson, 20 Jul 1833.
2 FamilySearch.org, <i>England Marriages, 1538–1973</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NNKM-KWJ Robert Kay in marriage record for William Beecroft and Isabel Kay, 28 Dec 1867.
3 FamilySearch.org, <i>England and Wales Census, 1871</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZP5-F3T Robert Kay, 1871.
4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 34112. Elizabeth Isabelle Beecroft. Father Robert Kay born England. Informant Robert Kay.
5 FamilySearch.org, <i>England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXCF-GDZ Elizabeth Isabella Cay, 21 Nov 1846.