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Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 951027220000
Edited: 1017712838000
My grandfather Edward Halley had a couple of brothers who migrated to the US I think they settled in the Boston Area. One was Jack Halley. He apparently had a large family.
Would like to hear from any connections please. A large portion of my grandfathers family moved to Kitchener, Ontario.

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1233932455000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Halley
I see that this post is nearly 9 years old, but there is a chance that you may still be out there...
My surname is Halley, and my ancestors emigrated from Topsail, Newfoundland. My great-grandfather was Edward Halley, but I don't think that it is the same Edward Halley who is your grandfather. It is likely that they were cousins or second-cousins. My grandfather (John Thomas Halley) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1900. His father, Edward, was possibly born in 1871 in Topsail. His mother, we believe, may have died in childbirth. Her maiden name was possibly Neville, daughter of Gregory Neville of Topsail.
Any info you might have will be welcome; and I will be happy to share any info I have which may interest you.

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1234017650000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Halley
The oldest thing I have found so far is Robert A Halley, born around 1825 in Virginia.
He moved to Nashville, TN and one of his sons, Charles A. Halley was my great-grandfather. I can't find anything on him any earlier or when he died.
Thanks, Pat

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1238867955000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Halley Neville
I would like to show you a copy of an email I sent to member Donna Renkert:

Hello Donna-
I do think we are related, but it goes back pretty far, I believe. Here is what I know about my family:
By the way, my name is Paul Halley and I live in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
My father is John Halley, Jr. and his father was John Thomas Halley, Sr.; born in 1900 in Springfield, Mass. His father was Edward Halley, born in Topsail, Newfoundland in 1871; and his mother, we think, was born Miss Neville, daughter of Gregory Neville of Topsail. (my grandfather is listed as Gregory Neville's grandson in his will.) They emigrated to the U.S. in 1898, and we think that my great-grandmother may have died in childbirth.
I have found a WWI Canadian registration card which I believe is that of my great-grandfather Edward. He lists his father as James Halley of Topsail. There is a record of a James and an Edward "Hally" working on a roads project in Topsail back in 1847-48, alongside Gregory Neville, who we suspect of being my ancestor. I think that James is my ancestor and Edward "Hally" may be your ancestor.
Do you have any information which would corroborate this? I look forward to hearing from you.

Paul Halley

She responded to me and said that she thought you had some of the same names in your research. I would love to hear what you have learned.
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1248145930000
Classification: Query
Just some general Hally info. My Hally/Halley/Hawley
family left Ardfinnan Tipperary area in several groups between 1828-1851 they went via Waterford- Newfoundland- then US, which was the common route at the time. Primary names in my family were James, Edward, Thomas, Patrick. Most of the Hallys reused the same first names over and over and followed the Irish naming patterns for about one generation after leaving Ireland. The majority of Hallys came from Tipperary or Waterford along the River Suir area.

Dan Hawley

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1280417529000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Neville, Kent, Halley
I have been researching information for many years without much success. My grandmother born ca 1874/75was Annie Neville d/o James Neville and Mary Kent. All Topsail area. My father's cousin who lived in Topsail was Gregory Neville. I strong believe there is a direct connection here be it ever so slight. Love to hear from you as I am presently working in Newfoundland. Your grandfather born 1871 and my grandmother 1874/75. Married Dave Snyder in 1900 in North Sydney, NS I am missing that branch of the tree

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1280446700000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Halley Neville
Gregory Neville of Topsail is my great-great grandfather. His daughter, Margaret Neville, married Edward Halley. They moved to the US some time around 1900, where my grandfather was born. His name was John Thomas Halley and he was born in Springfield, Mass. in September 1900. Margaret died soon thereafter in January 1901. Edward Halley returned to Canada some time around 1914, I think due in part to WWI and the Canadian draft. John Thomas Halley had, among other children, a son John T. Jr, who is my father.
My tree actually dead-ends with Gregory Neville of Topsail and his wife. If you have any other info about them, I would love to hear it. Thanks.

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1280487197000
Classification: Query
What infomation do you have on Greg Neville? Age? Wife name? Chirldren? Will help may it correct? I am finding sources in last couple of dasy and have to put the threads together. One sting at a time.

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1281398240000
Classification: Query
my e-mail is Newfondland phine number is 708-463-8604. check

Will of Gregory Neville
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 521 probate year 1924

In re

In the name of God Amen.
I Gregory Neville of Topsail South Shore Conception Bay Newfoundland being through the goodness of God of sound mind and memory but aware of the uncertainty of of life do make this my last will and testament, that is to say, FIRST. I give and bequeath all my property as follows. To my son James Neville I give and bequeath all my property both real and personal the property known as Topsail Pond Farm and also by Main Road, with the exception of that piece or parcel of land, Bounded as follows, North by Main Road West by land owned by Patrick Neville, on the East by road leading to farm and land owned by my son James Neville and running South thereby two hundred feet (200) said described parcel of land to be the property of my Grandson John Halley (son of Edward Halley) now in the United States of America said John Halley to come in possession of said land when he arrives at the age of eighteen 18 years, and provided said John Halley fail to take possession of said land when he arrives at the age of twenty three 23 years he the said John Halley forfeits all further claims to said land and it then becomes the property of my son James Neville.

SECOND. I further direct that my daughter Mary Jane Neville now living with me, is also to get her living from above mentioned property as long as she remains single and if at any time the aforementioned property is sold before she marries she Mary Jane Neville is to get her equal share of the money or property.

In witness whereof I have this twenty sixth (26) day of November nineteen hundred and five (1905) set my hand. GREGORY his X mark NEVILLE

Signed by the said Testator Gregory Neville and acknowledged by him to be his last Will and Testament in the presents of us present at the time and subscribed by us in presence of said Testator and of each other. Thomas Allen. Patrick his X mark Neville

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Written in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feby 9/24
Kent J.
Adm C.T.A.
Granted to
James Neville
Feby 19/24
Estate Sworn
at $1125.00

Re: Halley's in Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada

Posted: 1281398864000
Classification: Query
refer to

1921 Census Topsail Harbour Main District page 7

Edward born Jan 1885 age 36
Theresa (wife) April 1895 age 26
Alex son june 1914 age 7
Douglas son Aug 1915 age 6
Madeline daughter oct 1916 age 4
John daughter dec 1920 age 1
Nargaret WIDOW MAr 1857 age 64

In Roman Catolic Emetery at Topsial are several Halley Tombestone

Edward Halley died 16 Oct 1971 age 85 yeras
Theresa Halley died 13 June 1990 ae 95 years
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