Kam-fat LAY [1876-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Kam-fat LAY [1876-????]

Names
Given: 
Kam-fat
Family: 
Lay
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
1876-11-13
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I've made this page under Aaron's name, based on his comments at https://gwulo.com/node/41327

Lay Kam-fat also has a family tree on Geni (https://www.geni.com/people/Kam-Fat-LAI-%E9%BB%8E%E9%87%91%E7%99%BC/6000000080422694881?through=6000000079230525836). 

He's mentioned in the Jurors Lists for 1924/5/6 as:

c Lay Kam-fat Assist. Manager Bank of Canton, Ld.     16 Mosque Street  

A first search didn't show him in earlier lists, but then I thought he might be there with his name mis-recorded, as I found this entry in the 1923 list:

c Kam Fat-lay Chief Accountant Chinese Merchants Bank Ld     16 Mosque Street

The home address is the same, both are in a similar line of work, and it's not uncommon for Chinese names to be transcribed into English in the wrong order. The same entry appears in the list for 1922, BUT then it appears in the list for 1924 too. That overlaps with Lay Kam-fat in the 1924 list, and a person shouldn't appear twice in a list. The same name appears in the 1925 list but with a new title:

c Kam Fat-lay Manager, Foreign Exchange Bank of Canton, Ld.     16 Mosque Street

Then it doesn't appear in the 1926 list. So I'm not 100% sure that Lay Kam-fat and Kam Fat-lay refer to the same person. Any extra evidence welcome!