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His Excellency Charles Leo Nelligan
He was born near Tignish, P.E.I. on August 20, 1894. He attended school in Tignish prior to his attendance at Prince of Wales College and Normal School in Charlottetown. Prior to his religious service, he taught at Tignish Grammar School and later served as a musketry instructor during the first World War. After the war, he attended St. Dunstan's College and the Grand Seminary in Quebec City. In 1925, he was awarded his Doctor of Divinity degree, and in June of that same year, he was ordained as priest for the Archdiocese of Edmonton, Alberta. Over his years of service, Nelligan preformed duties in Edmonton, Alberta and Pembrooke, Ontario along with his years as professor at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Although he was an "Islander Away," he frequently would visit his native Tignish. His Excellency Bishop Charles Leo Nelligan died in London, Ontario in 1974, and he is interred in the Basilian plot at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor, Ontario.
Source: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/tignish/eng/religiousl.html

a priest for 48.8 years
a bishop for 36.4 years

LEO SITE: http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bnelligan.html


Nominated Bishop of Pembroke: August 16, 1937
Consecrated: October 28, 1937
Named Military Ordinary Cdn. Armed Forces: September 20, 1939
Retired: May 18, 1945
Died: March 31, 1974 
Nelligan, Rev. Bishop Leo Charles (I216)
 
2 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gearin, S.L.G. (I46)
 
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SS Death Index
Name: Charles L. Nelligan
SSN: 012-30-3272
Last Residence: 01821 Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Born: 19 Nov 1938
Died: 8 Aug 2006

Source Citation: Number: 012-30-3272;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: 1956. 
Nelligan, Charles L (I515)
 
4 "The Clan MacNeil of Barra is said to be one of the oldest and proudest in Scotland, with a history, recorded and legendary, that is incredibly fantastic. The MaNeils fought everybody and everything, their neighbour clans, the Vikings, the kings of Scotland, the English, and the North Atlantic storms; and meanwhile they extricated an uncertain livelihood from fishing and piracy on their turbulent waters and from the thin, sterile soil of their wind-swept island. As Grandfather often remarked with pride, with them it was a real case of survival of the fittest, for only the strong, the brave and the intelligent could survive the rigours of their climate and the hardships of their life.
"According to Clan legends, the MacNeils descended from Niall (or Neil) of Scythia, who like Joseph was minister to the Pharoah of Egypt, gave his name to the River Niall, or Nile, and married the Princess Scota, the daughter of the Pharoah who rescued Moses from the bulrushes, by whom he had a daughter Gaedhal, or Gael. Whether you credit legends or not, here you have the origins of the MacNeils, the Scots and the Gaels.
"Of the antiquity of the MacNeils there can be no doubt whatever, for it is proverbial in Scotland that `The MacNeils had their ain boat at the Flood,' a tribute to their old age and to their seamanship and independence, all of which were common knowledge among their fellow Scots."
Excerpt from "The Highland Heart of Nova Scotia" -- by Neil MacNeil, Cape Breton

Motto: Vincere vel mori (To conquer or die)


This clan claims descent from Niall, a descendent of Aodh O'Neill, a king of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the eleventh century. Niall came to the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides around 1094 and is commonly held to be the first chief of the clan. Barra itself is thought to take its name either from St. Fionnbharr, the founder of Cork, or from St. Barr, the great-grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages - a famous king of Ireland.
Of the two branches of the MacNeil clan, the Barra line is now generally recognized as the chief line. Neil MacNeil, 5th of Barra, was recognized as a "Prince" at a council of the Isles in 1252, a great honour for the family.
The fifteenth chief of the MacNeils, Ruadhri "The Turbulent" has been described as "the last of the Vikings", carrying out raiding trips from his island stronghold of Kisimul. When he was arrested for piracy of an English ship at the end of the sixteenth century, he successfully excused himself to James VI by asserting that he thought it "would be deemed good service to harass the subjects of the woman who killed his sovereign's mother!" Ruadhri was eventually captured by his own nephews and his eldest son, Neil Og, became chief.
The clan prospered until 1838 when the 21st chief was forced to sell Barra. The chiefship passed to a cousin in the United States of America, and it was from America that the father of the present chief returned to reclaim the Castle of Kisimul.

http://www.scottishradiance.com/skye.ram 
MacNeil, Donald (I373)
 
5 ****Gearin - Gillis Family Connection Individual****
This individual along with spouse is listed on a family tree of: The Decendants of Donald MacMaster and Catherine MacEachern of Cape Breton, NS (*Book provided by James J. Robinson of Gardner Ma.) 
Gillis, John Sr. (I291)
 
6 ****Gearin - Gillis Family Connection Individual****
This individual along with spouse is listed on a family tree of: The Decendants of Donald MacMaster and Catherine MacEachern of Cape Breton, NS (*Book provided by James J. Robinson of Gardner Ma.) 
MacMaster, Mary (I299)
 
7 ****Gearin - Gillis Family Connection Individual****
This individual along with spouse is listed on a family tree of: The Decendants of Donald MacMaster and Catherine MacEachern of Cape Breton, NS (*Book provided by James J. Robinson of Gardner Ma.) 
Gillis, John Hector (I305)
 
8 **Possibly Catherine Hayes's Nephew** Carrol, Patrick (I529)
 
9 **Possibly the brother of Catherine Hayes** In The 1900 census Of Cambridge, Ma he is listed as In Law - probably of John T Hays husband and head of household. Carroll, Dennis (I530)
 
10 **UNCERTAIN IF THIS IS WILLIAMS**
SS Death Index
Birth Date:
Death Date: May 1960
Social Security Number: 011-05-3805
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Massachusetts 
Gearin, William (I444)
 
11 001-28-0470 Keaton, Alice Lillian (I65)
 
12 1900 Census

http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7602&iid=MAT623_657-0720&fn=Mary+A&ln=Hayes&st=r&ssrc=&pid=6152824 
Hayes, John Thomas (I465)
 
13 1900 census Gearin was spelled Gerarin Gearin, William Joseph (I310)
 
14 1900 census Gearin was spelled Gerarin Hurley, Margaret (I446)
 
15 1900 census Gearin was spelled Gerarin Gearin, Michael (I466)
 
16 1900 census Gearin was spelled Gerarin Gearin, William Joseph (I310)
 
17 1910 census: Widowed and living with son and family at 28 Gardner St Arlington Ma Hurley, Margaret (I446)
 
18 1st girl born following 5 boys

Jane Campbell was the daughter of "Domhnull Mac Dhughaill". married Archibald MacDonald, brother of her brother James' wife. *pg 308 Mabou Pioneers. Vol 1 
Campbell, Jane (I47)
 
19 1st husband of Mary Louis Mac Dougal. MacNeil, John James (I96)
 
20 According to Fran Nelligan Margaret is buried alone. Husband John buried at PEI. Harper, Margaret Ann (I202)
 
21 According to the L'Impartial" a french newspaper in Tignish, "...He died some years ago at the old homestead and Margaret, his wife, more recently. They are both buried in the new cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Nelligan were the grandparents on his mother's side of the Rev. J.P. McGrath." Nelligan, Maurice (I552)
 
22 Additional information can be found at :
http://www.islandregister.com/harper1.html 
Harper, William (I173)
 
23 Additional updated publication and family information: Joan (Barrett) Gillis, Effie Rankin, Margaret Gillis, Rannie Gillis all of who were responsible for this project. Source (S14)
 
24 Alexander remained in Scotland. Gillis, Alexander (I30)
 
25 Alma Mary Foley, 83, Of Three Brooks

The Pictou Advocate, Wednesday, November 25, 1987 - Alma Mary Foley, 83, Three Brooks, formerly of Sydney, died Sunday, Nov. 22 in Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in Tignish, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Harper) Nelligan. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Sydney. She is survived by a son, Andrew, Three Brooks; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward; a daughter, Joyce (Mrs Carmen Mario Pezzarello); three sisters, Mary, Viola, Patricia; six brothers, Bishop Charles Leo; William, Michael, Joseph, Francis, a brother in infancy. Funeral mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 24 in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Rev. Kyte Gillis officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney. 
Nelligan, Mary Alma (I221)
 
26 Also took part in the battle of Culloden, but managed to escape. MacBain, Donald (I433)
 
27 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F116
 
28 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gearin, C.E. (I45)
 
29 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gearin, S.P. (I42)
 
30 At the Hosmer School Gearin, Margaret M (I378)
 
31 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. V. (I379)
 
32 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Robinson, B.A. (I418)
 
33 BPL Special Collections

bpl.org 
Repository (R9)
 
34 Brother Scott Gearin verified that--- KATHERINE GEARIN Born 1908, Jan 5 - Died 1967, Apr Newburyport, MA ---
this person listed in the SS Death Index is our grandmother who lived at NBPT Ma at 5 Walnut St with our parents. 
Gaffney, Katherine Teresa (I13)
 
35 Brought up by Malcolm H Gillis and wife Margaret Gillis (Grandparents) with their 18 other children. MacFarlane, Katie Anne (I661)
 
36 Buried about 18 ft from her parents. Gearin, Cynthia Ann (I9)
 
37 Buried at St Joseph's Church Parish Cemetery Gillis, Mary Ann (I69)
 
38 Buried with wife Mary. Miller, George (I41)
 
39 Came from Lochaber Scotland in 1838 or 1843 and settled in Glencoe, CB, NS, Canada Campbell, Donald (I148)
 
40 Christening at St. Simon & St. Jude , Tignish Nelligan, Johanna (I496)
 
41 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gearin, H.M.G. (I74)
 
42 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gillis, G. (I382)
 
43 Death Register/Certificate for Minnie, John Joe and Dougald Gillis 1918-1919. Source (S22)
 
44 Died age +- 86 yrs stevens, Mildred (I371)
 
45 Died age 21. Macfarlane, John A (I142)
 
46 Died Age 31 Macfarlane, Alexander (I141)
 
47 Died at 5 weeks. First child of Malcolm H gillis' 2nd wife Margaret MacFarlane. Gillis, John Duncan (I80)
 
48 Died at age 86. Macfarlane, Anne (I140)
 
49 Died at Beach Grove Nursing Home Miller, Josephine (I468)
 
50 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. MacNeil, A.J. (I392)
 

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