Seeley aka Sealey Family

Possible Origins

Jan 11, 1785 Arrived at Newfoundland, from Oporto, the vessel “Bristol Packet”, Captain Searle.

Jan 9, 1787 Arrived at Dartmouth, from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: “Balloon”, Bulley; & “Miss in her Teens”, Sealey.

Jun 15, 1787 Arrived at Newfoundland, from Dartmouth, the vessels/captains: “Hawke”, Curtis; “Penguin”, Hooper; “Barbadoes Packet”, Sealy;

Mar 11, 1788 Sailed from Dartmouth for Newfoundland, the vessel “Hook and Lines”, Captain Sealy.

Jul 4, 1788 Arrived at Newfoundland, from Dartmouth, the vessels/captains: “Hannah & Susan”, Goodridge; “Hooks & Lines”, Sealy/Seeley;

Jul 11, 1788 The Brig “Betsey”, Captain Scilly/Sealey/Cilly/Seeley, from Poole to Labrador.

Mar 31, 1789 Sailed from Dartmouth for Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: “Balloon”, Codner; “Success”, Searle;


John Silly at Port de Grave (P/G) 1814 likely John Seally at Port de Grave (PG) 1815

The first References to this name in Bareneed is from births recorded in 1823.

Person BaptisedSexParents’ NamesSurnameResidenceBirthDate Baptism Date
RobertsonRobert & ElizabethSealeyBareneed6 Oct 18223 Dec 1823
CharlessonJohn & MarySealeyBareneed3 Feb 18233 Dec 1823
Source: Harbour Grace – Anglican Baptism Records, 1821 – 1823

The above died in 1928 and 1931

SurnameParticularsAgeDate of Burial

Robert SEALEY, Bareneed. N.D. 37 yearsOct. 29, 1828
SEALEYJohn SEALEY, Bearneed.  Jan. 3, 1831

The name is not found in the 1835 Voters List for Port de Grave, possibly since all the male adults (voters) may have died, but a Mary Sealey (poss widow of one of above, is recorded at Bareneed in the 1847 list of subscribers to the Newfoundland Church Society.