Thomas Ley

Male Abt 1788 - 1868  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Thomas Ley 
    Born Abt 1788  Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    fisherman 
    _UID C62D362E1E43A74E83771B0E2E599387718B 
    Died 12 May 1868  Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1720  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 25 May 2010 

    Father John Ley,   b. Abt 1760, Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1800 and 1805, on or near Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Jane Martell?,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Between 1805 and 1860  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1787 
    Family ID F107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Kennedy,   b. Abt 1788,   d. Aft 1861  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1807  Baleine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ley,   b. Abt 1811, Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Ley,   b. Abt 1818, Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1891  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. Susan Ley,   b. Abt 1826, Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Ann Ley,   b. Abt 1828, Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1881, Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     5. Thomas Ley,   b. Abt 1830, Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1891 and 1901  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Probably the son of John Ley and Jane Martell(?), but: who is the brother referred to in the 1817 land petition reproduced below.

      Thomas Ley was married June 10, 1807 to Susannah Kennedy at Balline by P. Leaver Esq. (Recorded in St. George, Sydney parish registers).

      Thomas Ley died 12 May 1868 "age 82" born in Main-a-dieu, died "Little L" married, "parents unknown." John Burke made the return. (NS Civ. Reg., Registration Year 1868 - Book 1803 - Page 31 - Number 11)

      Item 960 grantee Thomas Ley year 1813 microfilm #15792
      Petition to Swayne: Petitioner to Swayne petitioner asks a lot at Little Lorembee, south of land occupied by Michael Burk. Note- complied with.

      Item #1661, microfilm #15794 grantee Thomas Lee year 1817
      Petition to Ainslie: Petitioner, a native of Cape Breton, is married and has five children. His father and one brother have received fishing lots at Manadieu. About five years ago petitioner received from Gov. Swayne a lot in Little Lorin, Moray County and was told by Hon. David Taitt that his petition has passed council. He has since lived on this lot, which is now claimed by Michael Burke. Petitioner asks that a landing place to carry on the fishery be assured to him. Notes- Petitioner received 50 acres on the west side of the Harbour at Little Larambec in 1813. All that is requested is to renew his warrant of survey, if he can take the smuggling oath. "He would not take the oath."
      (BUT: who is the one brother who has received a fishing lot at Main a Dieu? Alexander Ley of Lingan?)

      Item 2674 grantee Thomas Lee year 1821 microfilm #15798
      Petition to Kempt: Petitioner, a native of Cape Breton, is married and has six children. He asks a title to the lot of the west side of Little Loran Bec Harbour, which he has occupied for ten years. Michael Burke claims the land. Note- plan required.

      Cape Breton land petition year 1821
      Burke, Michael
      Petition to Kempt Sarah Burke petitions for her husband, Michael Burke, who is "too old and infirm to attend at Sydney". Petitioners ask for a grant of the lot at Lorain River, which they have held by licence since 1794. Thomas Lee has settled on part of the land they consider theirs. Note: to be confirmed in improvements when a plan is submitted.
      Cape Breton no. 2592
      NSARM microfilm 15798

      Cape Breton County deed bk G p. 242 FHL Film # 808,749
      registered 25 May 1830
      dated 22 February 1828
      John Martell Sr and wife Jane Martell of Mainadieu fisherman to Thomas Lee of Little Loran fisherman
      consideration five shillings per acre (20 shillings equals one pound)= slightly under 24 pounds
      95 acres of land in Mira Bay bounded by the northeastern corner boundary of a lot owned by James Lee thence running by the magnet south twenty two degrees east one hundred and twenty eight chains to the boundary first mentioned (land granted to John Martell by the crown on 9 March 1805)
      John Martell makes his mark, Jean [sic] Martell signs, Thomas Lee signs. Witnesses W. Gammell and James Lee sign.

      Cape Breton County deed bk G p. 244 FHL Film # 808,749
      registered 25 May 1830
      dated 15 May 1830
      Thomas Lee of Mira Bay fisherman and wife Susan Lee to William Gammell Jr. of Williamwood Little Bras d'Or yeoman
      consideration 80 pounds
      95 acres of land in Mira Bay [apparently the same as that described in deed bk G p. 242)
      signed Thomas Lee; Susan Lee makes her mark. Witnesses W. Gammell Sr. and James Lee sign.

      Cape Breton County deed bk L p. 134 FHL Film # 808, 750
      registered 12 October 1837, dated 5 November 1831
      Thomas Lee (signs) is a witness to the sale of a lot on N Side Cow Bay by Michael Hennessy, fisherman of Cow Bay, to John Scott of Mainadieu, merchant.

      Thomas Lee, fisherman, appears in the 1838 census of Cape Breton County at (Main-a-Dieu to Catalone). 8 in family.

      Thomas Lee Sr. appears on the 1861 Census of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Poll District 5 Abstract 4, line 28
      household consists of 2 men and 4 women
      1 female age 5 to 10
      1 female age 15 to 20, single
      1 male age 15 to 20, single
      1 widowed female, age 40 to 50
      1 married man, age 70 to 80 [Thomas Ley]
      1 married woman, age 70 to 80 [Susannah (Kennedy) Ley]