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John Doyle (abt. 1836 - 1882)

John Doyle
Born about in Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 28 Jan 1868 (to 15 Jul 1882) in St. Mary's, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 46 in Souris, Prince Edward Islandmap
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John Doyle married Julia (Judique?) Peters on January 28th, 1868 at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Souris, Kings County, PEI, Canada.[1]

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[2]:

John Doyle Male 45 Prince Edward Island
Julia Doyle Female 30 Prince Edward Island
Ann L Doyle Female 7 Prince Edward Island
William Doyle Male 5 Prince Edward Island
Mary A Doyle Female 3 Prince Edward Island
John A Doyle Male 1 Prince Edward Island

- this record indicates that Annie (their first child) had passed away by 1881.

John died young, the following year.

Research Notes

There are two references from the Leard Papers Regarding Patrick from his son and grandson both named John.

Item 006334

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.

      • John Sr wife married a Deagle after his death in 1881. All Patrick's Children listed their mother as French with the last name of Chaisson.

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).


Footnotes and citations:
  1. "Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), John Doyle and Julia Peters, 28 Jan 1868; citing , Prince Edward Island, Canada, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,630,093.
  2. "Canada Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2019), John Doyle, Lot 44, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada; from "1881 Canadian Census."
  • 1841 PEI Census
  • 1880 Meecham Atlas of Prince Edward Island
  • Ten Farms Become a Town: A History of Souris, Prince Edward Island 1700-1920, by Ann Thurlow & compiled from the Leard Papers and Other Sources. Published by the Town of Souris, 1986.[1]
  • George Leard Papers, copies are located at the PEI Public Archives, Reel 4.
  • Information provided by the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society
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