Sir Teige Cantey was the son of Sir George Berkley Cantey & Elizabeth Gardner, Co. Cork, Ireland. He married Elizabeth Dauly in 1662 in Christ Church, Barbados. Their sons, George and William and daughters, Mary Smericke and Catherine Manely are named in his Will dated 20 Sept 1678.
Also named in his Will are an enslaved woman named Marea and her son Jackee.
In the 1870 US Federal Census, there are 446 people recorded with the surname Cantey in South Carolina, 77 of them were recorded as White, 1 as Native American and 368 as Black.
If anyone is researching the Cantey name, Joseph S Ames article, Cantey Family, published in 1910, is available on Open Access at jstor.
Sources (accessed 4 Jan 2023)
Will of Sir Teige Cantey 1678, Historical Commission, Columbia, Book 1672-92, p. 86.
Ames, Joseph S, Cantey Family, The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine
11:4 (Oct. 1910), pp. 203-58.
Martine Brennan (Curator)
Enslavement to citizenship: African Americans in Irish Slaveholder records by Martine Brennan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.