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BAILEY, Thos. J., M. Inst., C.E. – Govt. Engineer for P.E.I. – Born in 1837 – Died May 6, 1881, Charlottetown, P.E.I. – (Obit. 80-81).

BARKER, Cephas (Rev.) – Born in 1818 at Chatham, England – Died November 14, 1881, London, Ontario – Had been 44 years in the service of the Bible Christian Church, labouring in England, P.E.I. and Ontario. – (Obit. 80-81).

BAYFIELD, Henry Wolsey (Admiral) – Born January 21, 1795 at Hull, Yorkshire, England – Died February 10, 1885 at Charlottetown, P.E.I – He was the scion of an ancient English family, of Bayfield Hall, Norfolk. He resided for 14 years in the City of Quebec, viz., form 1827 to 1841, when he removed to Charlottetown, which continued to be his home until his death. He married in 1838 Fanny, only daughter of Gen. Chas. Wright. – (Obit. 85).

BEER, Hy. (Lt.-Col.) – Mayor of Charlottetown, P.E.I. (1885-86), commanding 82nd Batt., V. I. – Born June 7, 1835 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Died September 2, 1886 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – He was the second son of the late Hon. Geo. Beer – (Obit. 86).

CALLAGHAN, Patrick – Keeper of the Sherwood Cemetery – Died May 25, 1885 in the Sherwood Cemetery, near Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Murdered by Alex. Gillies, of Harmony who is convicted and sentenced for execution. His sentence is later commuted for imprisonment for life in the Dorchester Penitentiary. – (JRO 85).

CAMPBELL, Duncan – Author of popular histories of the Provinces of Nova Scotia and P. E. Island – Native of Scotland - Died August 16, 1886 at Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 67. He settled in Nova Scotia in 1866. – (Obit. 86).

CAVANAGH, Mary – Born in Ireland – Died December, 1880, Charlottetown, P.E.I. aged 105 – Death from longevity – (DL 80-81).

CHAISSEN – Died July 24, 1882, Rollo Bay, P.E.I. – Drowned – (ADS 82).

CHAISSON, Wm. – Died May 9, 1881, Pinette, P.E.I – Burned to death on board the schooner Pursuit – (JRO 80-81).

CLARK, Wm. E. – ex-M.P.P. for Malpeque in the P.E.I. – Died May 30, 1881, Mount Stewart, P.E.I. – (Obit. 80-81).

CLAY, Edwin (Rev.) – M.D., Dominion Immigration Agent at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Born in 1822 in Lincolnshire, England – Died March 14, 1884 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – He came to P.E.I. with his father, who was an army surgeon. He married a daughter of the late Hon. H. G. Pineo, M.L.C. at Pugwash, Nova Scotia. – (Obit. 84).

CONROY, Nicholas (Hon.) – Registrar of Deeds, P.E.I. – Born in 1816 at Rathdowney, Wexford, Ireland – Died October 13, 1879, Tignish, P.E.I. – He went to P.E.I. In 1835 – (Obit. 79).

CURRIE, Donald – Late Collector of Customs at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Died March 9, 1880, Charlottetown, P.E.I. aged 49 – (Obit. 80-81).

CURTIS, O. – Inspector of surveyors Instruments, P.E.I. – Deceased, successor appointed on July 22, 1886 – (PAPS Prince Edward Island 86).

De BLOIS, Geo Wastie (Hon.) – President of the Liberal Conservative Assn. (Queens, P.E.I) – Born July 12, 1824 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Died August 14, 1886 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., where he had resided since 1847 – He was the son of the late S. W. De Blois, Esq., of Halifax. He married in 1847 Sarah Frances, daughter of the late Hon. T. H. Haviland, of Charlottetown – (Obit. 86).

Des BARRES, Wm. Fredk. (Hon.) – Late a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (1848-81) – Born February 14, 1800 at the Elysian fields, Cumberland, Nova Scotia – Died June 16, 1885 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – He was the son of Mr. John F. W. Des Barres, who was drowned when quite a young man, and grand son of Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a well-known military officer and hydrographer, who served under Wolfe, at Louisbourg and Quebec and was subsequently successively Lieut.-Governor of Cape Breton and P.E.I. – (Obit. 85).

DUNDAS, George (His Excellency) – Lieut.-Gov. of St. Vincent, West Indies, was Lieut.-Gov. of P.E.I. – Born in 1819 – Died March 18, 1880, St. Vincent, West Indies – (Obit. 80-81).

GRAHAM (Mrs.) – Born in Rustico, P.E.I. – Died June 21, 1886 at Montrose, P.E.I. aged 111 – (DL 86).

GRAHAM, John – Died August 12, 1886 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

HARRIS, Moses (Mrs.) – Died August 23, 1886 at East Point, P.E.I aged 104 – (DL 86).

HAVILAND, Robert Arthur – Died November 14, 1883 at Charlottetown, P.E.I., aged 32 – Second son of Lieut.-Gov. Haviland, of P.E.I. – (Obit. 83).

HAZARD, John – Measurer and Surveyor of Shipping for the County of Queens, in the Province of Prince Edward Island – deceased – Successor appointed on May 16, 1878 – (PAPS Dominion 78).

HODGSON, Daniel – Clerk of the Crown and Prothonotary, P.E.I. (1830-83) – Born in 1803 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Died July 21, 1883 in Charlottetown, P.E.I – He was a son of Mr. Speaker Hodgson, of the P.E.I. Assembly, by Rebecca, daughter of Lieut.-Col. Joseph Robinson, of the South Carolina Regt., a U. E. loyalist, and a brother of the late Sir. Robt. Hodgson, Lieut.-Gov. of P.E.I. He was thrice married, and by his second wife (the youngest daughter of the Hon. Geo. Wright, Presdt. of the Leg. Council) he had two sons : Mr. E. J. Hodgson, the well-known, Q.C., and the Rev. G. W. Hodgson, M.A., an eminent Ch. of Eng. divine. – (Obit. 83).

HODGSON, Geo. Wright (Rev.), M.A. (1864) – Born January 15, 1842 at Charlottetown, P.E.I – Died July 20, 1885 at Chalottetown, P.E.I. – He was the second son of the late Danl. Hodgson, Esq., and a brother of E. J. Hodgson, Esq., the well-known Q.C. – (Obit. 85).

HODGSON, Robert (Sir.) – Late Lieut.-Governor of P.E.I. (1874-79) – Born in 1798 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Died September 15, 1880, Charlottetown, P.E.I. – He was the son of Robr. Hodgson, formerly Speaker of the Island Assembly, by rebecca, daughter of Lieut. Col. Joseph Robinson, of the South Carolina Regt. He married in 1827, Fanny, Daughter of the late Capt. Ranald Macdonald, of the Glengarry Light Infantry and Town Major of Charlottetown. – (Obit. 80-81).

KEHOE, Pat. – Died August 12, 1886 at Charlottetown, P.E.I., aged 70 – Drowned. – (ADS 86).

KELLY, Francis (Hon.) – M.P.P. – Born May, 1806 at Mulloloughan, Monaghan, Ireland – Died April 23, 1879, Fort Augustus, P.E.I – (Obit. 79).

LAIRD, Janet (Mrs.) – Died January 27, 1879, New Glasgow, P.E.I. Aged 77 – Relict of the late Hon. Alexander Laird, of P.E.I. and mother of Hon. David Laird, Privy Councillor and Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories – (Obit. 79).

Le PAGE, John – Known as the Island Minstrel – Died in January, 1885 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – (Obit. 85).

LONGWORHT, John (Hon.), Q.C. (1863) – Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of P.E.I. (1883) – Born September 19, 1814 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Died April 11, 1885 in Charlottetown, P.E.I – He was the fourth son of the late High Sheriff Longworth. – (Obit. 85).

MACDONALD, Daniel (Hon.) – Late a M.L.C. of P.E.I – Died in March, 1884 at New Perth Mills, P.E.I. – (Obit. 84).

MACKIESON, John – M.D., for many years Supdt. of the P.E.I. Hospital for the Insane – Born in 1795 in Stirlingshire, Scotland – Died in September, 1885 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – (Obit. 85).

MacLAREN, C. D. (Rev.) – Missionary of the Presbyterian Church – Native of P.E.I. – Died March 14, 1883 at Bangkok, Siam – Died of cholera suddenly contracted – (Obit. 83).

MACMAHON (Mrs.) – Born in P.E.I. – Died in December, 1884 in North Marysburg, Ontario aged 103 – (DL 84).

MARTIN (Mrs.) – Died April 11, 1884 at Murray Harbour, P.E.I., aged 106 – (DL 84).

McARTHUR, A. – Harbour master for Egmont Bay, P.E.I. – Deceased, successor appointed on November 3, 1885 – (PAPS Dominion 85).

McAULEY, Roderick (Hon.) – ex-M.P. in the P.E.I. Assembly – Born Isle of Lewes, Scotland – Died in January, 1882 at Georgetown, P.E.I., aged 92 – He came to Nova Scotia as a Presbyterian missionary in 1831 – (Obit. 82).

McDONALD, Daniel (The Very Rev.), D.D. – Vicar-General of P.E.I. (1861) – Born February 19, 1822 at Maple Hill, St. Andrews, P.E.I. – Died January 4, 1885 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – He was the son of Mr. Allan McDonald, formerly of Moidart, Scotland. – (Obit. 85).

McDONALD, Margaret – Died February 1, 1882, Clear Spring, P.E.I. aged 100 – (DL 82).

McGILL, William (Hon.) – ex-M.L.C. of P.E.I – Born November 21, 1819 at Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland – Died January 4, 1882 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – He settled in P.E.I. In 1832 (sic) where he entered into business – (Obit. 82).

McGILLIVRAY, Alex (Rev., R.C.) – Born May 1, 1847 at Antigonish, Nova Scotia – Died July 4, 1883 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Brother of Rev. Ronald McGillivray. – (Obit. 83).

McKAY, Mrs. – Died August 30, 1879, French Village, P.E.I. aged 102 – (JRO 79).

McKINNON, K. (Miss.), of Charlottetown (P.E.I.) – Died September 1, 1885 at Shediac, New Brunswick – Accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a punt in which they were paddling – (JRO 85).

McLELLAN, Donald – Died February 20, 1883, Little Harbour, P.E.I. – Frozen – (ADS 83).

McLEOD, Angus (Mrs.) – Born Isle of Skye, Scotland – Died in January 1885 in P.E.I., aged 107 – (DL 85).

McMILLAN, Laughlin (Hon.) – M.L.C., of P.E.I. – Died in October, 1885 in P.E.I. aged 57 – (Obit. 85).

McPHEE, a daughter of Anthony McPhee – Died May 20, 1880, Charlottetown, P.E.I. aged 5 – Killed by lightning – (JRO 80-81).

McPHERSON, Duncan – Died January 21, 1886, Hamilton Road, P.E.I – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

McQULEY, Jos. (Mrs.) – Died June 22, 1886 at Tracadie, P.E.I. aged 40 – Suicide by hanging – (ADS 86).

MORRISSEY – Died October 15, 1886 at Petersville, P.E.I., aged 13 – Crushed in a threshing machine. – (ADS 86).

MUNROE, Alex. (Rev., Presb.) – Was minister of Valleyfield, P.E.I. for many years – Died in July, 1885 at Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia – (Obit. 85).

O'CONNELL – Died January 21, 1886 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Burnt to death – (ADS 86).

O'NEIL, Jno. – Died September 16, 1886 at Vernon River, P.E.I. – Accidentally shoots himself. – (ADS 86).

PATTERSON, Robert Sim (Rev.), M.A. (Presbyterian) – Born in 1800 at Pictou, Nova Scotia – Died September 16, 1882 at Bedeque, P.E.I. – (Obit. 82).

POPE, James Colledge (Hon.) – Late minister of Marine and Fisheries of Canada, former Premier of P.E.I. – Born June 11, 1826 at Bedeque, P.E.I. – Died May 18, 1885 at Summerside, P.E.I. – He was the second son of the Hon. Joseph Pope, who survives him, by Lucy, daughter of Capt. Colledge, of the 1st Royals. – (Obit. 85).

POPE, William Henry (Hon.) – Judge of the County Court of Prince County, P.E.I. – Born May 29, 1825 at Bedeque P.E.I. – Died October 7, 1879, Summerside, P.E.I. – He was the eldest son of the Hon. Joseph Pope, who came to P.E.I. from Cornwall, England many years ago and is still hale and hearty. – (Obit. 79).

POPE, Wm. Henry (Hon.) – Judge of the County Court of the County of Prince, P.E.I. – Deceased – Successor appointed on October 24, 1879 – (PAPS Dominion 79)

PRIERCY (Mrs.) – Died August 17, 1886 at Rustico, P.E.I. – Shot – Wife of Howard Priercy. – (ADS 86).

RAMSAY, Donald (Hon.), of P.E.I – Died May, 1879 – (Obit. 79).

ROBERTSON, Susannah (Mrs.) – Died July 3, 1885 at Pownal, P.E.I. Aged 108 – (DL 85).

SALMOND, Capt. John, R.N. – Midshipman – Died July 22, 1879, Charlottetown, P.E.I. aged 90 – (Obit. 79).

SHAW, Rev. John – Retired Clergyman of the Baptist Church – June, 1879 in P.E.I. – (Obit. 79).

SHAW, Robert – M.P.P. for Queen's in the P.E.I. Assembly (1879-82) – Born September 2, 1845 at New Perth, P.E.I – Died March 22, 1882 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – (Obit. 82).

SPARROW, Miss. – Died August 20, 1882, Souris, P.E.I. – Drowned – (ADS 82).

TRAINOR, Patrick – Died December 21, 1880, Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Killed by being struck by some bricks from a falling building – (JRO 80-81).

WALLACE, Wm. – Died January 18, 1883 – Died of his wounds, having been shot by Roderick Howell, at Malpeque, P.E.I., in December last. The jury bring in a verdict of manslaughter and Howell, aged over 70, is sentenced to imprisonment for life. – (JRO 83).

WATSON, William R. – Merchant, late Sheriff of Queen's County, P.E.I. – Died January 15, 1882 at Charlottetown, P.E.I. – (Obit. 82).



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