George (Frederick) Seeley/Sealy 1835

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Date of Birth 10th Feb 1835  
Place & Date of Baptism St. Kinsale, County Cork  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) George Sealy  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Ellen  
Place of Death Petitcodiac, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada  
Occupation Baptist minister  
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  • I am wondering if you know what relationship George Frederick Sealy may have had to William Francis Sealy (1806-1885) of Woodview in Co. Cork.  His son Francis Sealy married Mary Ann Rawlins, d/o George Henry Rawlins and wife Harriet Orr Rawlins.  I have William Francis Sealy as the son of Francis Sealy and Rose Cuthbert.  His wife was Anne Rogers Sealy.  My 4th great grandfather Dr. Thomas Rawlins and his wife Jane lived at Woodview for a time ...probably in the 1820s.


    Thursday 19th April 2018, 02:35PM
  • I wish I knew more.  George Frederick emigrated with his parents to New Brunswick, Canada around 1836.  His siblings names were:  David, Robert, Ellen, James Ludlow, Maria Jane, and Thomas.  His children with wife Mary Newcombe Cowperthwaite (born in New Brunswick) were:  Emily Judson, Ann Hazeltine, Frederick Corey, Corey Marshman, Thomas George, William, and Mary A.

    How George became a Baptist minister coming from a largely Catholic county would be quite a story.

    I wish I knew more.  We were privileged to be able to make a short stop in Kinsale in 2013.  My husband was pleased to at least "stand on the land."

    Best regards,

    Judy McQuinn Seeley


    Friday 20th April 2018, 11:38AM
  • I continue to try and learn as much as I can about this time period in Co. Cork.  My 3xs great grandfather George Henry Rawlins was clearly a business man.  The family was "Church of Ireland" as far as I know.  Two of his brothers were doctors, following their father's tradition.  My 2xs great grandfather, Samuel Rawlins,  appears to have been sent out of Cork around the time of a Fenian uprising in 1867.  I believe he may have been cavorting with the "wrong sort".  Since the family was well heeled, Samuel was sent off to work at sea.  He ended up living in Brooklyn, NYC.  My ancestor was a colorful character.  He died at a young age and left a German wife and two daughters.  Fortunately, we have family pictures that helped us identify his family in Cork.  

    I have tried to follow the families of my Samuel's siblings. I can find no children for Francis and Mary Ann Rawlins Sealy.  Samuel's brother William,  married twice.  His second wife, Elizabeth Cole Rawlins had many pregnancies but few children who survived to adulthood.  Brother Francis Rawlins ended up living in Limerick.  A sister Rebecca may have died unmarried in Longford.  George Henry Rawlins Jr.  managed the workhouse for a time but died in Bantry in 1914.  Given the volitility of my 2xs great grandfather's life in NYC and finally in Philadelphia, I have spent many years putting some of the pieces together.


    Friday 20th April 2018, 12:27PM
  • This is so interesting; thanks for sharing.  I know a lot of residents of County Cork settled in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.

    There is another branch of Seelys, missing the final 'e'.  They were United Empire Loyalists and came to New Brunswick from the States.




    Friday 20th April 2018, 05:45PM

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