Charles Cayce
bef 1734 - bef 3 May 1776
Chesterfield County, VA


It is proposed by some that Charles Cayce's son Micajah may have been the Micajah Casey in the 1769 Dobbs County, NC Tax. In his 1776 will Charles gave son Micajah "one good feather bed and furniture and if he never comes for it..." Gifts of this nature were usually to minor children at the time a will is written. If that is not the case, this son may have been serving in the Revolutionary War and returned home and claimed his gift. If he was Micajah from Dobbs County, NC he would have a long distance to travel to visit his family. More information is needed before confirming the relationship. Following is information about this early Virginia family.


Chesterfield County, VA Court Orders, 1749-1752

1 May 1752 - Charles Cayce and others were sworn a grand jury for an Inquest.


Chesterfield Co, Va Deed Book 1749-1756; 1756-1764; 1764-1768

3 May 1754 - Deed witnessed by John Cayce, others.

3 Dec 1754 - Deed witnessed by Mycakieh (+) Cayce. (born prior to 1734)

7 Mar 1755 - Gerrard Ellyson deed to Charles Cayce both of Chesterfield Co, 88 acres on south side of Licking branch net to said Cayce, Thomas Woodcock, Mark Farmer, Robert Good and John Cayce, 88 acres.

7 Mar 1755 - Gerrard Ellyson deed to John Cayce both of Chesterfield Co, 100 acres next to Charles Cayce and John Baker.

3 May 1755 - Thomas Burton of Chesterfield Co deed to Thomas Burton Jr. witnessed by John Cayce, others.

5 Dec 1755 - Charles Cayce of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co, for fatherly love to my son Robert Cayse, the plantation said Robert lives on in Dale Parish, 100 acres net to Francis Cheatham, Thomas Woodcock and John Cayse.

8 Jun 1757 - Charles Cayce of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co, for love and affection to my son Micajah Cayce of same, 100 acres bounded by Thomas Woodcock, Mark Farmer, Robert Goode, Jaraat Elison, John Cayce and Robert Cayce.

26 Dec 1761 - Thomas Flournoy of Prince Edward County deed to John Hancock of Chesterfield County on the south side of Falling Creek: witnessed by Shadrich Cayce, others.

4 Mar 1763 - Micajah Cayce of Chesterfield Co to Robert Adkins of Henrico Co, land between Warwick and the Hundred Road and between Licking branch and the Hoop branch, 100 acres, bounded by Robert Cayce, Farmer, Goode, Ellyson and John Cayce.

3 May 1764 - Alexander Troop of Halifax County deed to Alexander Trent of Cumberland County witnessed by John Cayce, others.

1 Mar 1765 - Francis Cheatham deed to Charles Cayce, both of Chesterfield Co, 25 acres on the new road and on both sides of Hundred Road bounded by said Cayce, Brown and Parishes branch.

1 Mar 1765 - Charles Cayce of Chesterfield Co for good causes paid by my son Shadrach Cheatham to Francis Cheatham, grant to my son 25 acres adjoining Baker and Leprad and the new road.

2 Oct 1766 - Alexander Troop of Halifax county deed to Alexander Trent of Cumberland County, two lots in town of Chester witnessed by John Cayce, others.


Chesterfield Co, Va Wills 1749-1774; 1774-1795

23 Feb 1754 - Robert Cayce was a witness of the will of John Burton of Dale Parish.

4 Aug 1758 - Ralph Blankinship will proved. Charles Cayce, Robert Cayce and others to appraise estate.

29 Mar 1771 - Shadrach Cayce was a witness to the will of Edward Wilkinson of Dale Parish.

8 Oct 1771 - Robert Cayce was witness of the will of Mark Farmer of Dale Parish.

9 Feb 1776 - Charles Cayce's Last Will & Testament

3 May 1776 - Will of Charles Cayce probated; Robert Cayce Executor; Henry Woodcock and John Newby, Jr. witnesses.

1 Jan 1777 - Inventory of Charles Cayce - No value given by Robert Cayce.

3 Oct 1777 - Mary Cayce granted administration of estate of her husband Robert Cayce.


Marriage Bonds and Minister Returns of Chesterfield County, Va 1771-1815

1792 - Jacob Lester and Annuse Cayce married by Rev. Eleazer Clay, Baptist.

17 Dec 1792 - John J. Lockin and Priscilla Cacy, daughter of Charles Casey who consents. This is consent only.

1792 - John Lockley and Priscilla Cayce. Married by Rev. Eleazer Clay, Baptist.


1834 - Charles Cayce Pension Application in Shelby County, TN


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