Harbour Grace Court House Petition 1791

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Harbour Grace Court House Petition 1791


The principal merchants of Conception Bay addressed a petition to Chief Justice John REEVES at St. John's for the establishment of a permanent Court at Harbor Grace. He had been sent from England to promote improvements in court proceedings. The petition was signed by the following:

      James CLEMENT George C. CAWLEY
      James PRENDERGAST I. ANDREWS
      James CAWLEY Jonathan PARSONS
      Robert PARSONS Michael DALEY
      John SNOW James MacBRAIRE
      Henry ANDREWS George DAVIS
      Isaac BRADBURY Henry THOMAS
      William COLE William MARTIN
      William BADCOCK Richard VALENTINE
      William COUGLAN Thomas DANSON
      Charles PARSONS William DANSON
      Timothy HEARN Edward PIKE
      William DROVER LINTHORNE & WARN'
      Robert SMITH William HENDERSON
      Thomas BAKER J. STRETTON
      John COX John HEFFERMAN
      William PINSENT Thomas LEWIS
      Joseph FURNEAUX John LEVISCONT
      William HILL Helier FLOCQUARD
      Barth CORBAN Darby HARTERY
      Philip BEENLEN Richard NITT
      Richard CORNISH
      John G. DUNBAR (For Jones, Romb, Joy & Co.)
      William MULLOWNEY (For John Webb, Jr. & Co.)

The petition was granted, but it took some 15 years before the first Court House was erected at Harbor Grace.

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