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;

Source: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~cannf/pw_lloyds1781-1790.htm

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

https://mha.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/pdf/silly%20-%20seally/Silly%20-%20Seally%20-%20S%20-%20241%20-%20John.pdf

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

SEALEY
Robert SEALEY, Bareneed. N.D. 37 yearsOct. 29, 1828
SEALEYJohn SEALEY, Bearneed.  Jan. 3, 1831
http://ngb.chebucto.org/Parish/pdg-ang-burials-1828-1869.shtml

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.