Breakey/Breaky/Brakey Families of Prince
Edward Island, Canada
Marilyn J. Breakey
The following entries in no way represent a documented family lineage. They merely represent a collection of data found in my research files, research either funded by me, found in public records or via an Internet search. The reader may well find a repetition of surnames as I have made no attempt to link family lines in any particular chronological order. I have also provided what might appear to be repetition from various sources, but I have chosen to include that material as in some cases more information is provided. The Breakey surname as documented will appear as the variant spellings occur in my files, and I will designate such with (sic) to preclude the reader from the assumption that I made a typographical error. Any notes I wish to add regarding my files with be designated as “Author’s notes”.
Moidart Local History Group [Comann Eachdraich Muideart] is a local group promoting the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands.
Strath Gartney Deaths
Old Breakey died last night (Nov 13, 1871)
[Retrieved 3/22/07 < www.moidart.org.uk/datasets/peimiscellany > but not available for retrieval as I write this.
Andrew Brakey (sic), year 1871, age 86, place Prince Edward Island.
Source Bibliography: Gallant, Peter. An Index of Irish Immigrants based on Obituaries and Death Notices in Prince Edward Island Newspapers and a Listing of Some Irish Immigrants Based on Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries in Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown PEI. The Prince Edward Island, Genealogical Society, 1990. 81p.
Source Information: Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (database online). Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Filby, P. William, edit. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI. Gail Research, 2003.
Strathgartney and Lot 30
“History of the Name”
“The official history of the geographic name Strathgartney (which can be somewhat technical, we admit): Churchill (Sett.) and Strathgartney (Sett.) were adopted in place Names of PEI, 1925 on Lot 30. Strathgartney disappears from view after this. Churchill (Sett.) was confirmed 12 December 1939 on 11L/3 at 45 13 – 63 21. Churchill (Sett.) moved to 46 13 63 20 in Lot 65 on 21 November 1966 on 11L/3 at 46 13 – 63 21. Status confirmed as Locality when it became part of the Community of New Haven-Riverdale in 1974. Named after Strathgartney, a valley in Perthshire, Scotland.” Information courtesy of Geomatics Canada at www.gov.pe.ca/placefinder
[Author’s notes: The following data is no longer
available on the Internet site from which I retrieved it in 2007. I would
suggest the reader become familiar with all topics on the home page of the
Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society for there are many
suggested avenues of research.]
Community, Cultural Affairs and Labour
Results for the following three documents will be in columns designated as: Surname, Given Name, age. Religion & Lot number per the appropriate year of census.
Results for Document (year of) 1881 –
Brakey (sic), John, 0, C. Presbyterian, 30
Brakey (Sic), Robert, 2, C. Presbyterian, 30
Brakey (sic), Robert, 50, C. Presbyterian, 30
Brakey (sic), Mary Jane, 12, Calvin Baptist, 30
Brakey (sic), Jannett, 51, C. Presbyterian, 30
Brakey (sic), James, 45, English Church, 30
Brakey (sic), Isaiah, 23, C. Presbyterian, 30
Brakey (sic), Catherine, 28 C. Presbyterian, 30
Brakey (sic), Elizabeth, 30, Calvin Baptist, 30
Results for Document (year of) 1891 –
Breaky (sic), Robert, 61, English Church, 30 H1
Breaky (sic), Mary Jane, 19, Baptist, 30 H1
Breaky (sic), Jysah (sic), 33, Presbyterian, 30 H2
Breaky (sic), James, 60, English Church, 30 H1
Breaky (sic), Ethel, 12, Presbyterian, 30 H2
Breaky (sic), Betsey, 42, Baptist, 30 H1
Breaky (sic) Cathrine (sic), 33, Presbyterian, 30 H2
Results for Document (year of) 1901 –
Breakey, James, 69, Ch. of England, farmer, 30 K2
Breakey, Isaish (sic) 43, Presbyterian, farmer, 30 K2
Breakey, Robert, 71, Presbyterian, 30 K2
Breakey, Ethel, 22, Presbyterian, 30 K2
Breakey, Catherine, 45, Presbyterian, 30 K2
Breakey, Betsy, 55, Baptist, 30 K2
Breakey, Mary E., 28 Baptist, 30 K2
The following entries are taken from the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society (PEIGS) website available at > www.piegs.ca/ < utilizing the CMNI [Computerized Master Name Index].
Omitted from the previous “results for document (year of) 1881” is the following:
Andrew Brakey, West River, 1871, age 86. Source: From Ireland to PEI. PEIGS Publication
In addition to the previous “results for document (year of) 1891” is the following:
Two given names are provided for Cathrine: Catherine (Cathrine)
I am including the following entries from PEIGS even though they are somewhat similar to the previous “results for document (year of) 1901” because it will perhaps provide more research links for descendants of those named. For those individuals found in the 1901 census, the age given is that at the time of the census. As for the cemetery transcriptions, the individual’s age at the time of death will be noted.