John Doyle married Julia (Judique?) Peters on January 28th, 1868 at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Souris, Kings County, PEI, Canada.
John is the only one of Patrick's sons to remain in Souris on the ancestorial Doyle Farm.
The 1881 Census lists the following in the household:
- this record indicates that Annie (their first child) had passed away by 1881.
John died young, the following year.
There are two references from the Leard Papers Regarding Patrick from his son and grandson both named John.
John Doyle Souris West Said March 9 1967 My grandfather was Patrick Doyle .. who built a log house at Souris West sheep pond it was just torn down this winter. He came here when there were only French here. .He married a Deagle. I cannot remember either of them. My father died in 1881 when I was only two years old He was John Doyle . and was married to Julie Peters d. of Wm. Peters.
Item 006340 Johnny Doyle said Jan. 19 1959 My father and I live in a house my great grandfather Patrick Doyle built. It is a log house, shingled over. In the attic the heavy rafters have wooden pins.
My grandfather was John Doyle. He died in 1882 .. and was probably not much more than 50.
Patrick Doyle came here from Ireland. He had a compass and knew a bit about surveying and plotted out the levelest piece at Sheep pond and bought it... He was the first settler there. He brought $750_ 00 in gold (false bottom in his chest ) _d loaned most of it to the landlord from _hom be bought the land. Never got _ it back. The landlord wanted him to take _e full value in land offered _m a lot of farms but he had all the land he could use . refused Phonsie MacDonald's farm and Frank Deagles and other big acreages. (Doyles are the last farm before Phonsie McDonald) on the same side of the road).
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