Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Benjamin Cave

Male 1703 - 1762  (59 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Cave 
    Born 1703  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Aug 1762  Orange County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I035787  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Virginia Cave 
    Family ID F16921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah 'Margaret' Bledsoe,   b. Abt 1707, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1770, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1723  St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Cave,   b. Abt 1723, St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1803, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. Anne Cave,   b. Aft 1726, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1781, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
     3. John Cave,   b. 22 Feb 1731/32, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1810, Scott County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Benjamin Cave,   b. 20 Nov 1735, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1832, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     5. William Cave,   b. 1738, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1804, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. David Cave,   b. Bef 1740, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     7. Sarah Cave,   b. 1745, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Hannah Cave,   b. May 1748, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1817, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     9. Richard Cave,   b. Abt 1750, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F00275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 330-32.
      Will of Benjamin Cave of the County of Orange, dated 26 June 1762.
      All my houses and plantation whereon I now live to my dear and loving wife Hannah Cave during her life and after her decd. to my son Wm. Cave.
      Unto my son John Cave in Culpeper County 125 acres in the said county to be laid of from the river to the back of an equal width.
      Unto my son Benjamin Cave Junr, 200 acres of the said tract in Culpeper County to be laid of it at the uper end.
      Unto my son David Cave the remaining part of my land in the said county, 178 acres.
      Unto my son William Cave my right of a lease in this county during the said term.
      Unto my wife Hannah Cave five Negroes Jack, Moll, Cate, Dinah and Preston during her life and after her decd. to be equally divided among my four sons Benjamin, William, David and Richd. Cave, and my four daughters Eliza. Johnson, Ann Cavender, Sarah and Hannah Cave.
      Unto my son Benja. Cave one Negro fellow Parker.
      Unto my son William Cave two Negroes Toby and Sam.
      Unto my son David Cave two Negroes Tom and Milley.
      Unto my son Richd. Cave three Negroes, one boy Harry, Phillis a wench and boy Bob.
      Unto my daughter Sarah Cave three Negroes, a wench Lucy, a boy Sam and a girl Jenny.
      Unto my daughter Hannah Cave four Negroes Juda, Pompy, James and George.
      Unto my daughter Elizabeth Johnson two Negroes, a wench Juda and boy Jack.
      Unto my daughter Ann Cavender one Negro wench Violet.
      Unto my son William Cave one feather bed and furniture.
      Unto my son David Cave one feather bed and furniture.
      Unto my daughter Sarah Cave one bed and furniture.
      Unto my son David Cave one young horse Prince.
      Unto my son John Cave one large square table.
      Unto my daughter Hannah Cave one feather bed and furniture.
      Unto my son Richd. Cave one feather bed and furniture.
      The other part of my estate to my loving wife to dispose of as she shall think proper.
      My loving wifo Hannah Cave and my two sons John Cave and Ben Cave executors and executrix.
      Benja. Cave
      Wit: John Crittenden Webb, John Bledsoe, Anthony Golson.
      26 Aug. 1762. Presented into Court by Benjamin Cave.
      Proved by John Crittenden Webb and John Bledsoe.
      25 Nov. 1762. Ben. Cave, giving security with Eras. Taylor, Thos. Jameson and Thos. Barbour, acknowledged bond.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 337-38.
      Benjamin Cave. Inventory. Made pursuant to order of 25 Nov. 1762. Appraisers sworn before Thomas Scott, Gent. Total valuation 469.11.0, including nine Negroes valued at 425.
      Thomas Barbour
      Richard Quinn
      John Buford
      23 Dec. 1762. Returned.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 342-43.
      Benja. Cave. Inventory. 22 Xber [Dec.] 1762.
      Made pursuant to order of 25 Nov. 1769. Total valuation 972.13.4, including 15 Negroes valued at 713.
      John Crittenden Webb
      Zachariah Allen
      Daniel Singleton
      24 March 1763. Returned.

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      http://home.amaonline.com/genealogy/nrogers/d50.htm#P131

      Elizabeth Cave was the 5th child of Benjamin Cave and Hannah Bledsoe. She was of a distinquished and influential family who were among the first settlers from England in the Colony of Virginia. Her father was a member of the Episcopal Church, a vertryman of St. Mark's Parish from 1731 to 1740 when St. Thomas Parish was cut offfrom St. Mark's and then transferred his membeship to the parish of St. Thomas. He was a representative of Orange County Virginia in the House of Burgesses in 1756. He acquired under the old English patents for a large land estate. He accumulated considerable personal property wheich, after his death in 1762 was satisfactorily divided by his will between his wife and 8 children.

      Source: Genealogy of the Johnson Family
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 10
      Spotsvlvania County Court. 2nd of December 1730
      - On Petition of JAMES BARBER to have his buildings works & Improvements &c. valued by two or more men upon Oath as the Law directs with regard to Accot: of expences that he have been at in Seating a tract of land lying in the Fork of the Rappahannock River in this County, is granted, And ordered that BENJAMIN CAVE, EDWARD FRANKLYN, HENRY DOWNES AND JOHN RUCKER or any two of them being first sworn before a Majestrate of this County, do value the several kinds of buildings Improvements and on what part of the said land they are, And make report of their proceedings to the next Court
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      1730-1738 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book - Colonial Militia; [William Armstrong Crozier]:
      Benjamin Cave, Lieutenant to Captain John Scott, took the oath, February 2, 1730-1. (Page 13.)
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 13
      Spotsylvania County Court 2 of February 1730/31
      - On Petition of BENJAMIN CAVE to have the Road that comes from BLACK WALNUT RUN across the River to the MOUNTAIN CHAPPEL devided at the River is granted, And ordered that ANTHONY HEAD he Overseer thereof And that Mr. ROBERT BEVERLEYs Tythables and ROBERT DARINGs do serve under him to help make & clear the said Road
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 13
      Spotsylvania County Court 2 of February 1730/31
      - Mr. BENJAMIN CAVE Leiut. to Capt. JOHN SCOT took the Oaths & Signed the Test as the Law directs &c.
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      1735-1738 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1-2; {John Frederick Dorman:
      Page 1. Bond of Benjamin Cave unto Our Soverign Lord King George the Second. For 1000 sterl. 21 Jan. 1734 [1735]. Securities, Thomas Chew and James Barber.
      Cave is by virtue of a commission from William Gooch, Esqr. His Majesty's Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia dated 3 January appointed Sheriff of the County of Orange.
      Benja. Cave
      Thos. Chew
      Jams. Barbour
      Vat: Henry Willis, J. Wood.
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      1742-1743 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 110-12.
      23 Feb. 1742 [1743]. Richard Quin of Orange County to Benjamin Cave of same. For 50 shillings.
      3 acres on the north side of Rapadanne River ... Cave's upper corner on the river ... mouth of the Black Walnut Branch ...
      Richd. Quin
      Wit: John Noel, George (G) Bruce, Darby (Q) Quins, Joseph (I) Emmons.
      24 Feb. 1742 [1743]. Acknowledged by Robt. Quin [sic].
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      1742 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 234-35.
      23 Sept. 1742. Abraham Bletsoe and Sarah his wife of Orange County to Benjamin Cave of same. Mortgage to secure 100 current money. 600 acres on the north the Rapadan River, part of a patent to Bledsoe and Cave 28 Sept. 1723 ... on the river dividing line to Bledsoe and Thomas Watts ...
      Abraham (A B) Bledsoe
      Sarah (S) Bledsoe
      Wit: Benja. Powell, Mumford Stevens, Wm. Bledsoe.
      23 Sept. 1742. Acknowledged by Abraham Bledsoe and Sarah his wife
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 71-74
      Indenture 5 Jun 1745 between BENJAMIN CAVE, Orange County, Gent., and JOSEPH EVE of same .. for five shillings .. sells 200 acres in fork of the Rapidann River in county of Orange .. corner to Bland Ballard .. John Wisdom .. Charles Blunt .. Darby Queen .. to Benja. Cave . .
      No witnesses. Benjamin Cave Seal
      Amount of 20 paid .. release acknowledged 27 June 1745.
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 238-240
      Indenture 25 July 1745 between WILLIAM WALLER of County of Spotsylvania, Gent., and ANN, his wife, and BENJAMIN CAVE, of county of Orange, Gent. In consideration of Rents .. granted to Benjamin Cave .. certain tract containing 300 acres in Parish of St. Thomas, Orange County .. to hold from 25 day of Dec. last past .. during the life of the said Ann Waller .. paying therefore for the first two years of the said Term on the 25th of Dec., 850 pounds Lawful Tobacco and Cash ..
      MEMO. Capt. Benjamin Cave by agreement is to pay 425 pounds Tobacco being half of the rent for the year 1746 notwithstanding
      this lease.
      William Waller Seal
      Ann Waller Seal
      Orange County .. George the Second .. To our Trusty JOHN WALLER, JOHN CHEW and LARKIN CHEW, Gent. of the county of Spotsylvania, Greetings: Whereas WILLIAM WALLER and ANN, his wife, of the county of Spotsylvania, conveyed 300 acres to Benjamin Cave, Gent., Ann is so sickly that she cannot travel to the court of the said county .. Examine .. John Nicholas Cl Cur.
      By virtue of this writ to us John Waller, John Chew and Larkin Chew, Gent., directed, we did privately go to the named Ann Waller, who on the 11th day of Aug 1745 relinquished her
      dower. . . .
      John Chew Seal
      Larkin Chew Seal
      Recorded 26 September 1745.
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 521
      Indenture 23 July 1747 between THOMAS WATTS of Orange County and BENJAMIN CAVE of same .. for fifty five pounds .. 184 acres in Orange County .. beginning branch of Black Walnut Run .. Capt. William Bledsoe's line .. Thomas Watts . . .
      Witnesses: Thomas Watts
      Robt. Sharman, Richard Quinn. Esther (X) Watts
      Recorded Orange County 23 July 1747.
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 125
      Indenture 22 Jan 1753 between WILLIAM BLEDSOE, Gent., County of Spotsylvania and WILLIAM CAVE, son of Benjamin Cave of County of Orange .. Witnesseth that William Bledsoe for natural love un-
      to his grandson, William Cave .. give 100 acres .. being one moiety of 700 acres lying in Orange County and now in possession of Wm. Bledsoe .. bounded .. Benjamin Cave and Thomas Watt .. Black Walnut Run.
      Witnesses: Wm. Bledsoe
      Benja. Cave, John Cave,
      Aaron Bledsoe, Abraham Simpson
      Recorded Orange County 22nd February 1753

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