Submitted by Christine Gorman
From Record Group 6.1, Supreme Court Fonds, Series 19, Legal Profession Records, Subseries 3, File 17: Charles Edwin Kelly. Thanks to Danny Koughan, and Jannah McCarville and Charlotte Stewart, PEIPARO.
Petition to be Admitted and entered a Law Student
In the Supreme Court of Judicature Easter Term in the 37th year of the Reign of Queen Victoria [May 6, 1874]
To the Honorable the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Judicature of Prince Edward Island,
The Petition of Charles Edwin Kelly of Fort Augustus in the County of Queens in the said Island
That your petitioner
was born at Fort Augustus in the county of Queens on the 26th day of June, A. D., 1851, and attained the full age of 22 years on the 26th day of June A.D., 1873, that his present place of residence is Fort Augustus in the County of Queens and that the name of his father is Francis Kelly, Surveyor-General of the said Island..
That your petitioner is desirous of studying the profession of Law with the intention of obtaining admission as an attorney of the said Court and purposes to article himself to Edward J. Hodgson, Barrister of the Honorable Court.
Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that an order may be made by this Honorable Court for his Examination touching his fitness to enter upon the study of Law in terms of the Act of the General Assembly made and passed in the eleventh year of the Reign of Her Present Majesty intitled "An Act to repeal the Acts for the admission of Barristers, Attorneys, and Solicitors and to make provision in lieu thereof."
And your petitioner is in duty bound will ever pray
Chas. E. Kelly
May 6th, 1874.
In the matter of the application of Charles Edwin Kelly, for admission as a Student at Law
I hereby certify that Charles Edwin Kelly, the above petitioner, is a person of sober and temperate habits and that I verily believe him to be a proper person to be admitted a Student at Law.
Edward J. Hodgson.
[This document seems to have been used as a template for the writing of a document for another student, but there is no file for the other student...
Francis (illegible, possibly Joseph) Curry (Conroy, or Casey,) born in Tignish, County Prince, August 22, 1856, son of Nicholas Curry (Conroy, or Casey), of Tignish, Prince County; his "present place of residence" was St. Dunstan's College.]
Charles E. Kelly never completed his course of studies. He died Nov. 14th, 1875, aged 27 years, seventh son of Hon. Francis Kelly of Fort Augustus.
Charlottetown, 7 May 1874,
This is to certify that Charles E. Kelly, of Fort Augustus, was by us examined preparatory to his admission as a Law Student in the office of E. J. Hodgson, Esq., pursuant to 11 Vic. Cap 31, and that we are satisfied as to his moral character, good habits and fitness to enter upon the Study of the Law.
Examiners: J. Longworth, M. McLeod.
ARTICLES of Agreement indented, had made, concluded and agreed upon the sixth day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four in the thirty-seventh year of the Reign of Her Present Majesty, Queen Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen Defender of the Faith.
BETWEEN Edward Jarvis Hodgson of Charlottetown in Queens County in Prince Edward Island, one of the Attorneys of Her Majesty's Supreme court of Judicature and a Solicitor of the Court of Chancery of the said Island of the one part and Charles Edwin Kelly of Fort Augustus in Queens County in the said Island of the other part, WITNESS that the said Charles Edwin Kelly hath put, placed, bound himself and by these presents doth put, place and bind himself Clerk to the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson, to serve him from the day of the date hereof, for and during and until the full end and term of five years thence next ensuing and fully to be completed and ended. And the said Charles Edwin Kelly doth promise, covenant, and agree to and with the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson by these presents in manner following that is to say that he, the said Charles Edwin Kelly, shall and will well and faithfully serve the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson in his profession of an Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery from Friday of the date hereof for and during the said term of five years, and that he, the said Charles Edwin Kelly shall not during the said term of five years cancel, obliterate, spoil, destroy, waste, embezzle, spend or make away with any of the books, papers, writings, moneys or other property of the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson, his executors, administrators or designs or of any of his clients or employers which shall be deposited in his hands, entrusted to his custody or possession or to the care, custody, or possession of him, the said Charles Edwin Kelly,
AND FURTHER, that he, the said Charles Edwin Kelly, shall and will from time to time and at all times during the said term of five years keep the secrets of the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson and readily and cheerfully obey his lawful and reasonable commands and shall not depart or absent himself from the service or employment of the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson at any time during that said term without his consent first obtained but shall from time to time and at all times conduct himself with all due diligence, honesty, sobriety, and temperance.
IN CONSIDERATION whereof and of the sum of three hundred and twenty-five dollars of lawful money of the Dominion of Canada by the said Charles Edwin Kelly to the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson in hand well truly paid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents (the receipt whereof he, the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson doth hereby acknowledge and of and from the same and every part thereof doth acquit, release, and discharge the said Charles Edwin Kelly, his executors and administrators and every of them forever by these presents) he, the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Charles Edwin Kelly by these presents in manner following, that is to say that he, the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson shall and will accept and take the said Charles Edwin Kelly as his clerk and also shall and will by the best ways and means he may or can and to the utmost of his skill and knowledge, teach and instruct or cause to be taught and instructed the said Charles Edwin Kelly in the said practice or profession of an Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery which he the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson now doth or shall at any time hereafter during the said term use or practice
AND ALSO shall and will at the expiration of the said term use his best means and endeavors at the costs and charges of the said Charles Edwin Kelly to cause and prepare him, the said Charles Edwin Kelly to be admitted and sworn an Attorney of Her Majesty's supreme Court of Judicature and Court of Chancery or any other of Her said Majesty's Courts of Law or Equity within the same Island, provided he the said Charles Edwin Kelly, shall have well and faithfully served his said intended Clerkship
AND FURTHER that he the said Edward Jarvis Hodgson shall not nor will within the said term assign or turn over the said Charles Edwin Kelly to any Attorney or Solicitor or to any other person or persons whomsoever without the knowledge, consent or approbation of the said Charles Edwin Kelly or the direction of Her Majesty's Courts aforesaid for the remainder or any part of the aforesaid term.
IN WITNESS whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto their hands and seals subscribed, and set the day and year first written above.
Edward J. Hodgson
Chas E Kelly
Signed and sealed in the presence of
Ephriam Rigg Brow,
Other Law Students, and their file number, from Record Group 6.1, Supreme Court Fonds, Series 19, Legal Profession Records, Sub-series 3: (Transcribed as printed.)
File 1. Edmund McKirnon** Barrister from Quebec applying to PEI Bar, no date
File 2. Alexander Beazeley, 1850
File 3. Robert Hill Haviland, 1850
File 4. Francis John Longworth, 1851
File 5. Robert Blake Irving,1852
File 6. Charles Thomas Welsh, 1852
File 7. Ralph Augustus MacKieson, 1854
File 8. William Johnstone Forgan, 1856
File 9. John J. Daley, 1861
File 10. Michael Edmund Leahy, 1863
File 11. Charles McCarthy, 1866
File 12. John Mullin, 1866
File 13. John J. Arsenault, 1870
File 14. John Doyle, 1873
File 15. Charles McKenna, 1873
File 16. Wellington Mutch, 1873
File 17. Charles E. Kelly, 1874
File 18. Daniel M. Kennedy, 1874
File 19. James Warburton, 1875
File 20. Sydney D. Fitzgerald, 1877
File 21. Charles W. Mullaly, 1877
File 22. William D. Hunt, 1878
File 23. Donald J. McLeod, 1878
File 24. Leith E. Brecken, 1880
File 25. Hugh MacLean Davison, 1880
File 26. John C. Doull, 1880
File 27. Charles Higgins, 1880
File 28. George Campbell Lepage, 1880
File 29. Donald C. Martin, 1880
File 30. Donald B. Stuart, 1880
File 31. James H. Good, 1882
File 32. Roderick McLennan, 1882
File 33. Robert A. Munn, 1882
File 34. A. B. Rattenbury, 1882
File 35. Ruben E. Robinson, 1882
File 36. Daniel McDonald,* see also File 85, subseries 2, 1883
File 37. Albert Howard McNeil,* see also file 103, subseries 2, 1884
File 38. Benjamin F. Messervey, 1885
File 39. James Joseph Johnston, 1887
File 40. John E. Morrison, 1889
File 41. Stephen R. Burke, 1890
File 42. Ernest Walter F. Harris, 1890
File 43. John A. Nicholson, 1891
File 44. Henry Shaw,1891
File 45. Andrew L. Brown, 1893
File 46. E. Bayfield Williams, 1893-1899
File 47. Percy W. Carver, 1899
File 48. Charles Hyndman, 1894
File 49. John A Mathieson, 1894
File 50. Robert Sinclair, 1894
File 51, John A. MacInnis, 1895
File 52. Hedley MacKinnon, 1896
File 53. Frederick J. MacLeod, 1896
File 54. John C. Sims, 1896
File 55. A. A. Lefurgey, 1897?
File 56. Francis James Bayfield, 1898
File 57. Louis Brehaut, 1898
File 58. Wilfred Charles Percy Sullivan, 1898
File 59. Leslie Adams, 1899
File 60. Harrison Robblee Bell, 1899
File 61. Louis Haszard, 1897
File 62. William M. C. Robertson, 1899
File 63. George C. Read, 1901
File 64. J. Ludlow Sharp, 1901
File 65. Calvin McCallum, 1902
File 66. George Mathews (exams),1903
File 67. Vernon Hastings Shaw, 1904?
File 68. Norman MacLeod, 1907
File 69. Harry Scales, 1907
File 70. Samuel F. Doyle, 1908
File 71. John Joseph McKinnon, 1908
File 72. Francis O. McKenna, 1909
File 73. Earle C. Young, 1910
File 74. Williard P. McNeill, 1911
File 75. Ernest N. McQuarrie, 1911
File 76. Rowan P. Fitzgerald, 1912
File 77. Frederick Green Tanton, 1912?
File 78. Leo Joseph Casey, 1914
File 79. Vernal Augustus Woodcock Bell, 1916
File 80. Vivian Cuthbert Smallwood, 1916
File 81. John Ronald Harrington, 1919
File 82. Raymond Dawson Newsome, 1919
File 83. Wanda Lefurgey Wyatt, 1919
File 84. John Thompson Campbell, 1920
File 85. Wendell W. Monkley, 1920
File 86. Norman MacDonald, 1921
File 87. Isobel MacLeod, 1921
File 88. Edward Jarvis Hodgson Morrissey, 1921
File 89. Reginald Dunbar Williams, 1921
File 90. Philip S. Fielding, 1922
File 91. Evelyn Stevenson, 1922
File 92. Lillian Helen Dobson, 1924
File 93. Edmund Ellsbrey Doyle, 1924
File 94. Edward Lloyd Gallant, 1925
File 95. Harold Buell, 1927
File 96. Francis E. Doiron, 1927
File 97. John Joseph Ronald H. Fleming, 1927
File 98. Vaughn Harry Groom, 1929n