Charles Ley

Male Abt 1788 - 1869  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Charles Ley 
    Born Abt 1788  Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer, acc. to death cert of daughter Elizabeth (see notes) 
    Occupation Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    fisherman (acc. to 1838-41 Census) 
    Occupation 1830  Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    carpenter (see notes) 
    _UID D747C859E84D12448D0E7097231E2E06E1FA 
    Died 25 Sep 1869  Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I601  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2012 

    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 Gallant,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Bef 1861, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1814  Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Minister Married by Charles Martell via license 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ley,   b. Abt 1818, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1868, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     2. Jane Ley,   b. Abt 1820, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1860, [Cow Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     3. Maria Ley,   b. Abt 1820, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Charles Ley,   b. Abt 1825, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1891, [Cow Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     5. Susan Ley,   b. Abt 1826, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1891  (Age ~ 66 years)
     6. Emily Ley,   b. Abt 1830, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1891 and 1901, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cape Breton County deed bk. F p 701 (FHL Film # 808,748)
      dated 1 Oct 1827/registered 10 Oct 1827 -Martin Harriott and John Lovatt of Mainadieu executors of Dominic Bergard of Mainadieu sell 1/4 of 10 lots of Dominic Bergard to Joseph and Anthony Martell mariners of Mainadieu for 53 pounds 10 shillings; witnesses included W. Gammell, Charles Lee, and Charles Martell.

      Cape Breton County deed bk G p. 361 (FHL Film # 808,749)
      dated 6 Nov 1830/registered 15 Feb 1831
      John Brodrick of Cathlone fisherman and wife Mary Brodrick and Charles Lee of Mainadieu carpenter
      consideration 20 pounds
      a "lot of land on the Southern shore of Mire Bay...beginning at a marked stump being the northeastern corner boundry [sic] of land conveyed by John Martell Senr. to Thomas O'Neil thence South eight degrees east five chains to a marked spruce tree thence south twenty two degrees east one hundred and five chains to the rear line of the lot granted to John Martell thence north seventy eight degrees east four chains and half thence north twenty two degrees west one hundred and six chains to the shore thence along shore to the lace of beginning containing in the whole by estimation forty eight acres more or less"
      John Broderick signs, Mary Broderick makes her mark, Charles Lee signs, W. Gammell Senior signs, John Scott signs.

      Cape Breton County deed bk I p. 2 (FHL Film # 808, 750)
      dated 21 January 1831
      John Scott of Main a Dieu merchant to William Willet of Main a Dieu fisherman
      a lot on the W shore of Main a Dieu near Boom Pond at NE corner of land conveyed to Charles Lee on Boom Pond Beach (also adjacent to land conveyed by Laurence Nearing Sr. to Moses Gallant)

      Cape Breton County deed bk I p. 70 (FHL Film # 808,750)
      registered 7 March 1833
      dated 7 January 1833
      Stephen Nearing & wife Sarah of Mainadieu, mariner to William Gammell, merchant
      land at Mainadieu on Boom Pond at SE of land owned by Walter Burke
      witnesses are David Burke and Charles Lee of Mainadieu (both sign)

      Charles Lee, fisherman, appears on 1838 Census of Cape Breton County (Mainadieu to Catalone District). 8 in family.

      From NSARM RG 15 Vols 5&6 School Returns Main-a-Dieu 1 June-1 Dec 1839
      Emily Lee, age 9, daughter of Charles Lee, attends school at Main-a-Dieu

      1861 Census, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Poll District 5 Abstract 5
      Charles Lee Sr. household consists of one male widower age 60 to 70 and one single female age 30 to 40.

      "Charles Ley age 82 years, widower, born in Main-à-Dieu, son of John Ley, a seaman died September 25, 1869. Informant Susan Ley. From Cape Breton County Death Records (Civil Registration)
      Registration Year 1869 - Book 1803 - Page 43 - Number 131 [indexed as "Charles Leg"]

      John David Boutilier Jr.'s first wife, Jane Ley, a daughter of Charles? The couple did have a son named Charles who was baptized at Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic), Sydney; see notes pages for John David Boutilier and Jane Ley. Their daughter Amelia [Emily] was baptized at Immaculate Conception, Main a Dieu. They lived at So. Head Cow Bay.