Michael Loy-Ley (to Canada 1751)

Michael Loy/Ley (b. ca. 1713 SWITZERLAND)

Michael arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA on 18 May 1751, on the ship Speedwell, shipmaster Joseph Wilson. The ship sailed from Rotterdam on 10 May 1751. Only the male heads of household were given in the ship list, the ship containing “Foreign Protestants” to Nova Scotia. Michael was listed as age 38, Swiss, with occupation given as “smith.” Also on same ship was Joseph Loy/Ley, age 48, also Swiss, with occupation given as farmer. As I only viewed transcripts, I was unable to see if the original ship record was actually written “Loy” instead of “Ley.” But at the Rootsweb list, it gives note that Joseph’s name was also written as “Lloy.” Another place, it gives alternate name as “Loy.” According to the FamilySearch.org family tree of Joseph’s son Alexander Conrad, his family had surname Loy. So, likely Michael also had same spelling.

To date, I have found nothing more on Michael nor of any descendants. However, it seems as though he might be the same Michael Loy/Ley who is listed as born 1710 and married to Elizabeth Westhaver. This linked FamilySearch tree gave no sources, and as I was unable to find any verification, at present I will only link to this tree instead of listing the children given there on this page.