John Cay

Lived
1790-1865
Origin
North Charlton, Northumberland
Father
Robert Hodshon Cay
Mother
Elizabeth Liddell
Address
11 Heriot Row
Estate
North Charlton, Northumberland
Political views
Tory
Profession
Advocate. Sheriff of Linlithgowshire in 1822.
Wealth at death
£11,000
Story
Cay's career is mostly after the period of this study. When he was 23 he won the City of Edinburgh Silver Arrow in the Royal Company of Archers' competitition (4). He was the uncle of James Clerk-Maxwell.
Chapel connection
First vestry of St John's
Married
1820
Spouse
Emily Bullock, daughter of William Bullock, Jamaica.
Children
John (1820), Robert (1822), William (1824), Edward (1825), Emily (1827), Elizabeth (1828)
Connections
In 1815 he was of the Directors of the Edinburgh Musical Festival for the benefit of the Public Charities along with Archibald Campbell, Daniel Sandford, James Clark, William Forbes, Walter Scott and William Arbuthnot (5).

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. Inventory NAS SC70/1/129/19
  4. Caledonian Mercury, 26 June 1813 p.3
  5. Caledonian Mercury, 6 February 1815 p.1
  6. The Faculty of Advocates in Scotland 1532-1943, with genealogical notes, ed Sir Francis J Grant (Edinburgh: Faculty of Advocates, 1944)

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