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Joseph, Ralph and Cecil Kaye
Posted by: Bill Kaye Date: September 09, 2001 at 04:19:26
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My Recent visit to Halifax NS confirms the Wally and Carol Luther information that Joseph,Ralph and Cecil Kaye are the sons of Joseph C Kaye and Bethana Ward. Joseph C and Bethana are buried at Habitant Cemetery where her name is spelled Bathana. I have confirmed that Joseph C Kaye was the son of Benjamin Kaye (c 6th July 1823 in Elland Yorkshire) and his wife Elizabeth. Benjamin emigrated together with his brother Joseph Kaye (c 13th Aug 1820 in Elland )the two youngest sons of Benjamin Kaye (b1795) and Grace Calverley (b1794)to Halifax NS and bought Acacia Grove (now Prescott House a delightful Museum restored to its state of the 1830s), Starrs Point from Charles Ramage Prescott in 1861. Joseph lived there as a farmer until he died on 11th Feb 1881 - his wife Elizabeth living there until her death in 1894 when it was sold.

Joseph Kaye (c1820)settled in NS and lived at Elland Hall, Kaye Street, Richmond, Halifax. He engaged himself as an agent for a London, Ontario oil company and seems to have also spent his time selling land in the Kake Division of Halifax. Deeds show the transfers numbering at least 30 from 1860 to 1870. He had a son Louis R who was born around 1851 and married a Scottish lady, Mary. It is probable from the information supplied by Wally and Carol Luther that they had a daughter Lottie (Johnson)and a grandson Russell.

There the story stops as the area of Richmond in which Elland House was located was devastated by the explosion of the munitions ship Mont Blanc on 6th December 1917 and the site of Elland Hall can only be guessed at as the whole area was razed to the ground with enormous loss of life. I am still seeking information on the fate of Louis and Mary and their daughter Lottie Johnson and grandson Russell.

The imigrants, Joseph and Benjamin Kaye were the two youngest children of Benjamin Kay(e) b 1795 in Elland, Yorkshire and Grace Calverley b 1794 and were the younger brothers of my great great grandfather Robert c 25 Dec 1808.


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