Morrison, Clint (Clinton)

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    Introduction
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    Begins speaking about his mother Ruth Evelyn Boyle (born 20 August 1916), daughter of Edward Boyle and Bertha Paugh. Detailed genealogical information on the Boyle family: Thomas Boyle (1807-1873) and Ann Ramsey (1813-1886) came from Ireland. Discusses where in Ireland that may be. Discusses Thomas' brothers (Ambrose & Arthur) and their wives. Also mentions a possible sister, Eleanor Boyle, and her family. Boyle's settled in Freeland, PEI. Detail summary of Family tree inclusive of dates and places of residences.
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    Discusses early family connection to Lot 11. Speaks of first Irish settlers to Prince Edward Island: Bulger's, Kelly's, Kilbride's (all landed in 1823); also Moran's, Mitchell's, Carroll's (Anglican Irish), and the Bryan's (who arrived around 1850). Reverend Ingram Bryan was a descendant of the Bryan PEI settlers.
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    Discusses absentee landlords and the settling of Prince Edward Island. Answers to how Freeland got its name. Lot 11 was purchased in 1856 from the Walsh family of Ireland which was brokered by James Barden Palmer. Discusses Palmer and John Large.
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    The only route West was through Lot 11, before the the Western Highway was put in. The ferry linked Lot 11 to Lot 6. The ferry name was change from Walsh town Ferry, to Large's Ferry, to MacPhee's Ferry. The MacPhee's operated the ferry for 50 years and it made Lot 11 a busy place with churches schools, blacksmith shops, hotels, shipyards. Discusses the advantages of using the ferry over the much longer wagon trails, via horse and buggy.
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    Speaks of some of the oldest homes in Lot 11; some as old as 140 years old (at time of interview). One of the oldest homes in Lot 11 was owned by Alvin Hardy and gives directions to another very old Lot 11 homestead.
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    Shares story of his proud and stubborn great grandfather, Thomas Boyle, faking a great harvest in the midst of a generally bad harvest for everyone.
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    Talks about his upcoming two volume book which centres around the history of Lot 11. Speaks of Joseph Murphy (Oswald Murphy's grandfather), a member of the Legislative Council on the island for 2 terms, and later a land office registrar in Summerside. Mentions a letter he found dated "Freeland. Lot 11. 1886" by (likely) Joseph Murphy to Miss Amy Pope. The letter stated that the Murphy's came to Prince Edward Island from Newfoundland on the ship "The Dudley".
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