'Cay1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cay of Edinburgh, Cay of Laygate, Cay (Kay) of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cay of North Charlton

Commoners & BLG1862 report that "The family of Cay (or, as the name was formerly spelt, Key) is believed to have enjoyed very fair possessions in the Eastern Borders." Bateson starts with ...
Thomas Cay or Kay of Newcastle (bur 14.01.1622/3, baker & brewer)
m. (10.02.1604/5) Margaret (widow of _ Totherick of Newcastle)
1. John Cay or Kay of Newcastle (bpt 08.09.1605, bur 06.03.1639/40, baker & brewer)
m. (09.06.1631) Isabel Wilkinson
  A. Robert Cay of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (bpt 05.02.1633/4, d before 08.06.1682, baker & brewer)
  m. (26.03.1665) Barbara Carr (d 27.02.1723)
  i. Jabez Cay of Newcastle & North Charlton (bpt 31.08.1666, d 22.01.1702/3)
  m. (c1689) Dorothy Gilpin (a 05.1703, dau of Richard Gilpin of Newcastle)
  ii. John Cay of North Charlton & Laygate in South Shields (b 08.02.1667/8, d before 27.01.1731)
  m. (c05.1691) Grace Woolf (d 19.05.1727, dau/coheir of Henry Woolf of Laygate & Bridlington)
  a. Robert Cay of North Charlton & Laygate (b 1694, d 25.04.1754, baker & brewer)
  m. (26.05.1726) Elizabeth Hall (d 22.04.1742, dau of Raynold Hall of Catcleugh)
  (1) John Cay of North Charlton (b 16.04.1727, d 15.05.1782, baker & brewer, of the Middle Temple)
m. (c1756) Frances Hodshon (d 23.07.1804, dau of Ralph Hodshon of Lintz)
  (A) Robert Hodshon Cay of North Charlton (b 05.07.1758, d 31.03.1810, judge)
  m. (26.10.1789) Elizabeth Liddell (d 27.10.1831, dau of John Liddell of North Shields)
  (i) John Cay of Charlton, last of North Charlton, Sheriff of Linlithgowshire (b 31.08.1790, d 13.12.1865) had issue
  m. (01.06.1819) Emily Bullock (d 20.06.1836, dau of William Bullock (secretary to the Government in Jamaica))
  (ii) Robert Dundas Cay of Edinburgh (bpt 04.10.1807, d 1888, registrar of the Supreme Court in Hong Kong, 5th son) had issue
  m. (29.10.1835) Isabella Dyce (d 21.06.1852, dau of William Dyve of Cuttlehill)
  (iii) Frances Cay (b 25.03.1792, d 06.12.1839)
  m.(1826) John Clerk Maxwell of Neth Corsock
  (iv)+ other issue - Robert (b 12.09.1793, d 01.09.1805, RN), Albert of Edinburgh (bpt 17.08.1795, d unm 18.09.1869), George (bpt 26.07.1801), George (d infant), Jane of Edinburgh (bpt 01.08.1797, d unm 01.01.1876), Elizabeth (d infant)
  (2)+ other issue - Reynold (b 05.08.1725, d infant), Robert (b 23.12.1730, d 04.1779, Colonel), Gabriel of Warkworth then in Virginia (b 26.07.1732, a 1770), Grace (b 05.10.1729, d 15.04.1801)
  b. Henry Cay (b 04.11.1696)
  c. John Cay (b 18.08.1700, of Gray's Inn)
  m. (c1721) Sarah Bowlt (d 21.12.1764, dau of H.J. Bowlt or Boult of Gray's Inn)
  (1) Henry Bowlt Cay of London (b 31.05.1731, d 24.02.1795)
  m. Stawel Pigot (b 1733/4, d 25.03.1824, sister of 'Granada' Pigot of Bassingbourne)
  (A) Frances Pigot Cay
  m. (14.01.1796) William Adams (rector of Halstead)
  (B) Mary Cay (d unm 28.07.1783)
  (2) Grace Cay
  m. John Adams
  (3)+ other issue - Henry (b 1724), John (b 1726), Robert (b 1728), Mary
  iii. Robert Cay of Newcastle (a 1703) ancestor of Cay of Londonderry & Burncranagh
  iv. Jonathan Cay (baker & brewer, later cleric in Virginia)
  m. Dorothy Pratt
  v. Elizabeth Cay
  vi. Isabel Cay
  m. Joseph Partis
  vii. Hannah Cay
  m. (c1699) John Gilpin of Whitehaven
  viii. Barbara Cay
  m. (c07.01.1698) William Rutter of Newcastle
  B.+ other sisue - Thomas (bpt 15.12.1631), Elizabeth (bpt 16.02.1635/6)
2.+ other issue - Thomas (bur 13.12.1614), Nicholas (bpt 04.02.1609/10), Margaret (bpt 26.07.1612, bur 13.05.1613), Hester (bur 24.12.1622)

Main source(s): 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 2, Edward Bateson, 1895, 'Cay of North Charlton', p298+) with support from Commoners (vol 1, 'Cay of Charlton Hall', p384+), BLG1862 ('Cay of North Charlton')
Back to top of page