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Kelly name in Prince Edward Island

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Background

It has been said that the first Irish migrants arrived at what is now Prince Edward Island as early as 1763.[1]

Monaghan settlers who contributed a lot to the social progress of the island began to arrive in 1830. It has been referred to as a "planned migration" due in part to Reverend John MacDonald and his contact with the parish priest of Donagh, Fr. Moynagh,[2]

The intention was that the Catholic Irish migrants would be able to lease land on the Revd. John MacDonald's estate. [3]


Prince Edward Island Stickers

  • Catholic migration sticker pre 1879 from Ireland
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... ... ... migrated from Ireland to Prince Edward Island.
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Among the surnames of those Irish Catholics having their families in Prince Edward Island during the period prior to 1879 are Kellys.

This is a place to set out some of those Kelly mentions.

Kelly mentions 1830 - 1839

  • Patrick Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Mary Kelly on 11 April 1830 at St. Dunstan's Basilica
  • John Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Bridget Kelly on 5 July 1835 at St. Dunstan's Basilica
  • Mary Kelly, name entry in baptism of son James Coady on 2 October 1838 at Vernon River
  • Patrick Kelly, name entry in baptism of son Lawrence Kelly on 13 January 1839 at Vernon River
  • Biddy Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Elenor Roache on 5 May 1839 at Vernon River
  • Columbus Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Ann Kelly on 22 December 1839 at Vernon River
  • Mary Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Ellen Coady on 22 December 1839 at Vernon River

Kelly mentions 1840 - 1849

  • James Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Ann Kelly on 1 March 1840 at Vernon River
  • James Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Bridget Kelly on 24 January 1842 at Vernon River
  • James Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Bridget Kelly on 22 October 1843 at Vernon River
  • John Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Bridget Kelly on 12 February 1848 at Vernon River

Kelly mentions 1850 - 1859

  • Margaret Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Bridget Clarkin on 8 May 1859 at Vernon River

Kelly mentions 1860 - 1869

  • Edward Kelly, name entry in baptism of daughter Agnes Kelly on 11 April 1869 at Vernon River

Kelly mentions 1870 - 1879

  • Margaret Kelly, name entry in baptism of son Bernard Clarkin on 24 April 1870 at Vernon River

Census 1841

  • Donald at Lot 67 was 1 of 5 in his household. He was a farmer aged 16-45, 1 male aged under 16, 2 female aged under 16 and 1 female 16-45 also recorded. He was on 70 acres of Leasehold land Rent in sterling was 3/10/0. He had 2 horses, 5 neat cattle, 5 sheep and 6 hogs. They also produced 20 bushels of wheat, 150 bushels of oats and 400 of potatoes. All were RC, and of Ireland, 0 paid their own passage. 30 acres arable.

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  • Edmond at Lot 57 was 1 of 5 in his household. He was a farmer most likely aged 45-60, 1 male aged 16-45 and 3 female 16-45 also recorded. He was on 100 acres of 1st best quality land held by fee simple. He had 1 horse, 7 neat cattle, 9 sheep and 7 hogs. They also produced 24 bushels of wheat, 75 bushels of oats and 200 of potatoes. All were RC, and 1 was a native of Ireland, 4 were of the Island and 2 paid their own passage. 18 acres arable.

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  • Edward at Lot 29 was 1 of 5 in his household. He was a farmer aged 16-45, 2 males aged under 16, 1 Female under 16 and 1 female 16-45 also recorded. He was on 100 acres of 2nd best quality land with 1 year of a 999 year lease expired. Present rentpaid 0/0/3, Increasing rent per acre 0/0/3, Rent in sterling 0/1/0, rent in currency 0/1/1. He had 1 horse and 4 hogs. All were RC, and 4 were a native of Ireland, 1of the Island and 4 paid their own passage. 0 acres arable.

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  • Edward at Lot 57 was 1 of 2 in his household. He was a farmer aged 16-45, and 1 female 16-45 also recorded. He was on 100 acres leasehold land. Rent in sterling 5/0/0. He had 1 horse, 3 neat cattle and 5 hogs. They also produced 10 bushels of wheat, 50 bushels of oats and 250 of potatoes. Both were RC, and of Ireland. 0 paid their own passage. 15 acres arable.

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  • Francis at Lot 36 was 1 of 12 in his household. He was a land surveyor and one of 3 males aged 16-45, 4 males under 16, 3 females under 16 and 2 females 16-45 also recorded. He was on 200 acres leasehold land with 2 years of 999 expired. Rent in sterling 9/3/0. He had 1 horse, 3 sheep, 8 neat cattle and 8 hogs. They also produced 84 bushels of oats, 10 of barley and 200 of potatoes. All were RC, and 9 were of Ireland and 3 of the Island. 9 paid their own passage. 8 acres arable.

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  • James at Lot 36 was 1 of 5 in his household. He was a farmer and either the male aged 16-45 or the male aged over 60, 1 male under 16 and 2 females 16-45 also recorded. He was on 100 acres leasehold land with 1 year of 999 expired. Rent in currency 5/0/0. He had 1 neat cattle and 4 hogs. They also produced 36 bushels of oats and 150 of potatoes. All were RC, and 4 were of Ireland and 1 of the Island. 4 paid their own passage. 10 acres arable.

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  • James at Lot 45 was 1 of 7 in his household. He was a fisherman aged 16-45, 1 male under 16, 4 femailes under 16 and 1 females 16-45 also recorded. No land or produce detail. All were RC, and 2 were of Ireland and 5 of the Island. 2 paid their own passage.


Kelly family unions

Kelly couples First noted mention Notes
Patrick Kelly & Margaret 1830 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
William Pendergrast & Margaret 1831 name entry in baptism of child at South Rustico
Michael Walsh & Mary Kelly 1831 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Thomas Buren & Bridget Kelly 1831 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Thomas Kelly & Mary Grace 1833 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
James Bolin & Mary Kelly 1833 name entry in baptism of child at Charlottetown
John Roache & Bridget Kelly 1833 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Patrick Kelly & Margaret Owens 1834 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Daniel Kelly & Ann Costello 1834 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Michael Kelly & Mary McCanly 1834 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Patrick Young & Ann Kelly 1834 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
John Kelly & Suzan McGlencha 1835 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Timothy Carey & Mary Kelly 1835 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Thomas Keenan & Bridget Kelly 1835 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica
James Kelly & Mary Byrnes 1835 name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica


Not Irish Kelly's

  • Archibald at Lot 50 was 1 of 5 in his household. He was a farmer aged 16-45, 1 male aged under 16, 1 female aged under 16. 1 female 16-45 and 1 female over 60 also recorded. He was on 100 acres of 2nd best quality land with 8 years of a 999 year lease expired. Rent in sterling 0/0/9. He had 2 horses, 7 neat cattle, 12 sheep and 7 hogs. They also produced 20 bushels of wheat, 15 bushels of barley, 100 bushels of oats and 300 of potatoes. All were connected to Church of Scotland, and 1 was a native of Scotland, 4 were of the Island and 1 paid their own passage. 6 acres arable.



Sources

  1. Early Immigration - Prince Edward Island Irish Settlers from page 9
  2. O’Grady, Brendan. “A People Set Apart: The County Monaghan Settlers in Prince Edward Island.” Clogher Record, vol. 12, no. 1, Clogher Historical Society, 1985, pp. 23–47, https://doi.org/10.2307/27699208.
  3. IGraham, J. (2003, December). Hands across the Atlantic. Retrieved from Irish Identity: http://www.irishidentity.com/geese/stories/atlantic.htm




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Nice work!! Thanks for all your work on this.
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