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,
The intention was that the Catholic Irish migrants would be able to lease land on the Revd. John MacDonald's estate. 
Prince Edward Island Stickers
- Catholic migration sticker pre 1879 from Ireland
Among the surnames of those Irish Catholics having their families in Prince Edward Island during the period prior to 1879 are Sherry.
This is a place to set out some of those Sherry mentions.
Sherry mentions 1830 - 1839
- Nicolas Cherry, name mention in the baptism of his daughter Mary Cherry on 3 April 1836 at Charlottetown.
- William Cherry, name mention in the baptism of his daughter Mary Cherry on 29 December 1836 at St. Georges Parish.
Sherry mentions 1840 - 1849
- In the 1841 PEI Census there was 1 Cherry household and 2 households were the female of the household's maiden name was Sherry: refer to Census 1841 section below for details.
Sherry mentions 1850 - 1859
- Patrick Sherry, name mention in the baptism of his daughter Bridget Sherry on 5 January 1851 at Vernon River
- Hugh Sherry, name mention in the baptism of his son Francis Sherry on 21 April 1851 at Vernon River
Sherry mentions 1860 - 1869
- Catherine Sherry, name mention in the baptism of her daughter Catherine Martin on 24 June 1867 at St. Dunstan's Basilica
Sherry mentions 1870 - 1879
- Mrs Hugh Sherry was buried on 19 May 1875 at St. Patricks R. C. Church, Fort Augustus.
- William Cherry at Lot 59 was 1 of 6 in his household. He was atailor age 16-45. one other male age 16-45. 1 male under 16, 2 females under 16, and a female age 16-45 were also recorded. They were on 4 acres of 1st best quality land held by verbal agreement for a term of 999 years. The present rent was 1/2/0 Rent in currency 0/4/8. The family had 2 hogs. 2 of them were natives of Ireland, 1 a native of Scotland and 3 were of PEI. All were Catholic.
- Bridget Sherry is likely to be the female age 16-45 recorded in the household of her husband John Connelly at Lot 58 there were 4 in his household. He was a farmer aged 16-45, 1 male under 16, 1 female under 16 and 1 female 16-45 also recorded. They had 100 acres held by verbal agreement. Rent in sterling 5/0/0. They had 1 horse, 6 Sheep, 5 neat cattle and 7 hogs. They also produced 9 bushels of wheat, 60 of oats and 350 of potatoes. All 4 were RC (there was some issue with the origin numbers but they are recorded as they appeared here) only 5 from Ireland and 4 of the Island. 0 paid their own passage.30 acres arable.
- Ann Sherry is likely to be the female age 16-45 recorded in the household of her husband Patrick Doherty at Lot 58 there were 5 in his household. He was a farmer age 16-45, 1 male under 16, 2 females under 16 were also recorded. They had 100 acres of land as occupants being neither freeholders or tenants. All were Catholic, 3 originating from Ireland and one from the Island,
Sherry family unions
|Sherry couples||First noted mention||Notes|
|William Cherry & Catherine Landrigan||1836||name entry in baptism of child at St. Georges Parish|
|Nicolas Cherry & Ann Clarkin||1836||name entry in baptism of child at Charlottetown|
|James Duffy & Mary Sherry||1841||name entry in baptism of child at Charlottetown|
|John Connolly & Biddy Sherry||1843||name entry in baptism of child at Vernon River|
|Patrick Doherty & Ann Sherry||1844||name entry in baptism of child at Vernon River|
|Hugh Sherry & Mary Quillan||1844||name entry in baptism of child at Vernon River|
|Thomas Murry & Mary Cherry||1848||name entry in baptism of child at St. Dunstan's Basilica|
- ↑ Early Immigration - Prince Edward Island Irish Settlers from page 9
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ IGraham, J. (2003, December). Hands across the Atlantic. Retrieved from Irish Identity: http://www.irishidentity.com/geese/stories/atlantic.htm
- ↑ Baptism of Mary Cherry 1836 http://www.gov.pe.ca/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/125567/eventType/1
- ↑ Baptism of Mary Cherry 1836 http://www.gov.pe.ca/parosearch/vital/individual-vital-information/recordId/125568/eventType/1
- ↑ 1841 Census PEI at http://www.gov.pe.ca/parosearch/census/individual-census-search/recordId/1507/censusYear/1841
- ↑ 1841 Census PEI at http://www.gov.pe.ca/parosearch/census/individual-census-search/recordId/1778/censusYear/1841