Transcribed by Charles Dobie
The Bible is owned by a member of the Lanark County Genealogical Society. The transcription is taken from a single photocopied pages of entries. The page is blank except for the entries, so there is no indication as to the Bible’s age, etc.
The photocopied page is accompanied by a computer-generated descendant report which contains more complete information about this family. Additional information from this report has been added to the Bible entries and [put in brackets].
// First page [All but the last two entries seem to have been written in the same hand. Also, the order of the entries indicate that they were written well after the fact.] KELLS Mathew Kells & Sarah Downey Married Nov. 25th 1875 Jennie Kells born Dec 14th 1876 [in Ireland] Edith Isabel Kells born July 24th 1878 [in Ireland] Ida May Kells born May 11th 1880 [in Franktown, Lanark Co., ON] J.J. Dunlop Kells born Dec. 20th 1881 - [in Canada] Clara E. Kells born August 17th 1883 - [in Canada] Ellen E. Kells born June 22nd 1886 [in Canada] Mathew A. C. Kells born August 31st 1888 [in Carleton Place, ON] Mathew Kells born July 25 1842 [in Ireland, died 1924] Sarah A. Kells born Dec 11th 1845 [in Ireland, died 1925] M. A. C. Kells died August 13th 1889 [in Carleton Place, ON] Jennie Kells died May 16th 1900 Ida Kells died March 27th 1911 Edith Kells (McClelland) Died 23rd August 1961 [in Ottawa, ON] // End of Kells Bible