Jane Martell?

Female Abt 1770 - 1860  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name Jane Martell? 
    Born Abt 1770 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 918B58F77A4A0D4EAAEF8AD338C4E0409C16 
    Died Between 1805 and 1860 
    Person ID I948  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 18 May 2010 

    Family 1 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) 
    Married Abt 1787 
    Children 
     1. John Ley,   b. 1787, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Thomas Ley,   b. Abt 1788, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1868, Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. Charles Ley,   b. Abt 1788, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1869, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     4. Mary Ley,   b. Abt 1793, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1861, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     5. James Ley,   b. 1795, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1842  (Age > 48 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas? Burke,   b. Abt 1770, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1802 
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F1401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jane was perhaps Jane Martell, born in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia and daughter of Charles Martell and Anna Schmidt? This Jane has an alleged b/d of Jan 1770-making her a rather young, but not impossibly young, bride (about 17 years old)

      Jane Martell was married to Thomas Burke (brother of David "Agnes Ley" Burke) in 1803 or earlier.

      Cape Breton County Nova Scotia Deed Book F p. 323 (FHL Film # 808, 748)
      In this deed, dated 13 October 1821 and recorded 16 March 1822, Thomas Burke of Mainadieu, fisherman, sold (for five shillings) part of his land-the part of which already contained the Catholic chapel and two yards around it- to the boundary line with his brother David Burke's land- to the Catholic Missionary Priest and Church Wardens in Mainadieu. Thomas Burke signs, witnesses are Paul Buckley (signs) and Andrew Healy (marks). Also signed by James Fitzgerald and James Farrell. Thomas Burke's wife, "Jane Burke or Martelle" made her mark to indicate her agreement of the sale (relinquishment of dower rights). Witness to Jane's mark was Paul Buckley.

      (Paul Buckley was married to Elizabeth Martell)
      (James Farrell was married to Susan Martell in 1812)
      (Andrew Healy was married to Mary Buckley daughter of Paul Buckley)
      (The inclusion of the maiden name seems to be a happy quirk of the current registrar)

      There were at least two children from Jane Martell's marriage to Thomas Burke.
      Walter Burke was baptized 12 June 1803 at St. George to Thomas and Jane Burke; he was the spouse of Jane Shaw (children were Charles, Ann, James, Walter, Jane, John) Probably the Walter Burke born around 1803 who made a 1826 petition to the crown (see notes for John Burke)
      Thomas Burke, son of Thomas Burke and Jane Martell, was married to Anne Kennedy (related to the Main a dieu Kennedys?)
      on 10 Nov 1836 in Halifax. Thomas died 25 Feb 1857 in Halifax (obit Sydney Advocate 7 March 1857); issue two daughters

      "Erin's Sons Vol. 2" by T. Punch
      p.50
      "Died 29 July 1846 at Halifax, NS-Ann, 31, daughter of Thomas and Mary Kennedy, of Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, and wife of Capt. Thomas Burke, Halifax." (Halifax Daily Sun 31 July 1846)
      p.79, same book
      Holy Cross Cemetery Burials, Halifax
      Ann Kennedy Burke wife of Thomas Burke, buried 1 August 1846, age 31
      ? Ellen Kennedy Burke wife of Thomas Burke, buried 18 Sep 1850, age 36 ?