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Kelly name in Prince Edward Island - origin Scotland

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Background

It has been said that the first large settlements of Scottish settlers arrived at what is now Prince Edward Island[1]come to the Island was the Selkirk settlers from the Isle of Skye who settled in southern Queens County and King’s County in 1803. [2]


Prince Edward Island Stickers

  • Scotland migration sticker pre 1879 from Scotland
Flag of Scotland
... ... ... migrated from Scotland to Prince Edward Island.
Flag of Prince Edward Island

Among the surnames of those Scots 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

  • Archibald may have arrived about 1833 refer to Census 1841 section below for details.

Kelly mentions 1840 - 1849

  • In the 1841 PEI Census there were 2 households: refer to Census 1841 section below for details.[3]
  • Archibald Kelly, name mention in the baptism of daughter Christina Kelly 12 February 1841St. John's Pres. Church, Belfast[4]

Kelly mentions 1850 - 1859

Kelly mentions 1860 - 1869

Kelly mentions 1870 - 1879

Census 1841

  • 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.
  • James at Lot 48 was 1 of 10 in his household. He was a farmer and most likely 45-60, 4 males aged 16-45, 1 male aged under 16, 1 female aged 45-60 and 3 females 16-45 and 1 female over 60 also recorded. He was on 150 acres of 2nd best quality land. He had 4 horses, 10 neat cattle, 21 sheep and 9 hogs. They also produced 100 bushels of wheat, 20 bushels of barley, 150 bushels of oats and 800 of potatoes. All were all Methodist, and 1 was a native of Scotland, 9 were of the Island and 0 paid their own passage. 30 acres arable.


Kelly family unions

Kelly couples First noted mention Notes
Archd Kelly & Marion Ross 1830 name entry in baptism of child at St. John's Pres. Church, Belfast.

Sources

  1. Prince Edward Island
  2. Early Immigration - Prince Edward Island Scottish Settlers from page 8
  3. 1841 Census PEI https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/search-public-archives-material-online
  4. Christina Kelly Baptism 1841http://www.gov.pe.ca/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/136605/eventType/1#:~:text=Child%27s%20Full%20Name,St.%20John%27s%20Pres.




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