Docherty is the spelling presently used in our family. Numerous other spellings include Dockerty, Docharty, Dochartie, and O'Doughartie, O'Dochardy, O'Darchy, O'Darty, O'Dogherty, and O'Dochartaigh. Originally, our ancestors came from Northern Ireland in Ulster, near Derry. That is where "O" before Docherty began. In 1649, they moved to the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
On August 7, 1803, an immigrant ship, "The Polly", landed off Belfast, Prince Edward Island. On board was Donald O' Dochardy, his wife, Ann (Stuart/Stewart) O' Dochardy, and their children, Finlay, Angus, Mary, Catherine, Margaret and Donald. They were part of the settlers Lord Selkirk brought to Prince Edward Island.
"Donald" one of 6 children was my great, great, great, great grandfather.
Donald (born in 1790 in Skye, Scotland - died August 20, 1882 in PEI) married to Sarah Buchanan who was also born in Skye, Scotland in 1792 and died in June 10, 1870 in PEI. Both were buried in Belfast Cemetery. During their life they had nine children: Sarah, Margaret, Murdoch, Angus, Donald, Ann, Mary, John and unknown. Donald and Sarah began their life together in Pinette, Lot 58, but later moved to Seal River, Lot 51.
"Donald" one of 9 children was my great, great, great grandfather.
Two obituaries of Donald and Margaret Docherty