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Looking for the Gillis family from PEI, Canada

Query by MaryMeyer

My grandmother was Emma Ann GILLIS from Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was born around 1872. ANy info you can share about this family would be appreciated.

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on 2011-08-31 14:48:04

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by fredgillies on 2011-12-11 20:47:13

My GG Grandfather was Thomas Gillies & dissapeared after his last child Eliza was born in 1861. He was born abt. 1830 & mar. Mary Rose on 12 Aug 1852 in Hope Derbyshire UK they had 5 children Joseph 1852, Mary 1856, John 1859, Ann 1860, & Eliza 1861. His father, John was registered as a mechanic and deceased at the time of his marriage. On January 22nd 1862 a Thomas Gillis applied for a passsport

by fredgillies on 2011-12-18 00:13:45

by dmck on 2012-03-31 19:04:24

There is a great website for genealogy of Prince Edward Island, at www.islandregister.com
One of the pages has lists of trees members have contributed. There are a number of "Gillis" trees. I took a quick look but did not find Emma Ann. It might be worth checking out, though.

by MaryMeyer on 2012-05-09 16:42:32


by gubbe1 on 2013-01-26 18:32:23

I have an Emma Ann Gillis born Bet. Jun 20 - 28, 1882 in Wellington, PEI, Canada. She married Laurence B. Pembroke. Her parents were James Hugh "Hughie" Gillis and Catherine Sheehan.

by MaryMeyer on 2013-01-27 23:36:59

That is my grandmother. Where did you find the info. that said James Hugh was also called "Hughie", I haven't come across that reference anywhere.Thanks for the information. If I can help you with any research just let me know--I'll be happy to help.

by noggin on 2013-01-28 03:24:37

Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885
name: Emma Ann Gillis
event: Baptism
event date: 09 Jul 1882
event place: St John The Baptist R C Church Miscouche , Prince Edward Island
father: James Gillis
mother: Catherine Sheehan
volume: 1
page: 316
film number: 1487756
digital folder number: 004594548
image number: 03635

by noggin on 2013-01-28 03:29:21

1891 Census of Canada
Name: Emma A Gillis
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 8
Birth Year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Prince Edward Island
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Religion: Roman Catholic
French Canadian: No
Father's Name: James H Gillis
Father's Birth Place: Prince Edward Island
Mother's Name: Cathrine Gillis
Mother's Birth Place: Prince Edward Island
Province: Prince Edward Island
District Number: 134
District: Prince
Subdistrict: Lot 16

James H Gillis 52
Cathrine Gillis 40
Mary Gillis 10
Emma A Gillis 8
Daniel B Gillis 7
James W Gillis 5
Theresa Gillis 4
Agnes A Gillis 3
Micheal L Gillis 1

by noggin on 2013-01-28 03:58:25

Something is not adding up here. If your Emma's parents were James H Gillis and Catherine Sheehan and the census above is correct James was born in 1839.

If Thomas was born in abt 1830 and came to Canada in 1861 he could not have been James father because James was born in 1839 in Canada.

Do you have the marriage cert for James and Catherine marriage which should show the fathers name?

by noggin on 2013-01-28 04:04:32

This looks like James in 1881 still on lot 16 but his Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)

1881 Census of Canada
Name: James Gillis
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 39
Birth Year: 1842
Birthplace: Prince Edward Island
Religion: Catholic
Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)
Occupation: Farmer
Province: Prince Edward Island
District Number: 1
District: Prince
Sub-District Number: P
Subdistrict: Lot 16

James Gillis 39
Cathrine Gillis 30
Mary Gillis 11/12

by noggin on 2013-01-28 05:47:58

Emma A Gilles in household of James H Gilles,
"Canada Census, 1901"
name: Emma A Gilles
event: Census
event date: 31 Mar 1901
event place: O, Prince (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada
gender: Female
marital status: Single
racial or tribal origin: Scotch
nationality: Canadian
religion: Roman Catholic
relationship to head: Daughter
birthplace: Pe
estimated birth year: 1883
page: 2
household number: 13

head James H Gilles M 62 Pe racial or tribal origin: Scotch
nationality: Canadian
wife Catherine Gilles F 52 Pe racial or tribal origin: Irish
nationality: Canadian
daughter Mary Gilles F 20 Pe
daughter Emma A Gilles F 18 Pe
son Danial B Gilles M 17 Pe
son James W Gilles M 15 Pe
daughter Teresa C. Gilles F 14 Pe
daughter Annie A. Gilles F 12 Pe
son Lenore Gilles M 11 Pe
daughter Cecila Gilles F 8 Pe
son Raymond Gilles M 6 Pe

by MaryMeyer on 2013-02-06 11:17:42

Thanks for the info.

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