Conception Bay North
Gleaned from the Book The
Newfoundland Constabulary by Arthur Fox.
List of Justices and Constables, 1732, Carbonear district - from the
Bay de Verds as far So’ward as Cape St. Francis, including Muskete,
Carbonier, Harbour Grace, Bay Roberts.
Justices of the Peace:
- William PYNN and
- George GARLAND.
- Fred ASH,
- Hugh PERRY,
- Robert D. G. GREAVES,
- John SHEPPARD,
- Thomas THISTLE,
- William BADCOCK,
- Richard PORTER.
Police in Harbour Grace, 1830
Acting High Constable:
- Abraham MARTIN,
- William MARTIN,
- James BARRY and
- Benjamin ROWE.
Policing in Conception Bay, 1836
3 Constables at Carbonear
2 Constables at Harbour Grace
Constables at Brigus and Port de Grave
1 Constable at Bay de Verds
Constable at Western Bay
1 Constable at Brigus by South
Port de Grave, 1844
On April 26, 1844, William ANDREWS, planter, of Port de Grave, was
granted £10 sterling by the Legislature for relief in consideration of his
age and length of service. He was 84 years of age and had served as
Constable at Port de Grave for 43 years.
Policing in Conception Bay, 1858
7 Constables at Harbour Grace
3 Constables at Carbonear, one more
added in 1859.
2 Constables at Brigus and Port de Grave
at Bay Roberts
1 Constable at Bay de Verd
1 Constable at Western
1 Constable at Brigus South
1 Constable at Spaniard’s Bay
Magistrates were at Brigus and Port de Grave, Harbour Grace, and
Gaolers were at Harbour Grace, and Brigus and Port de Grave.
Policing in Conception Bay, 1864
- High Constable: Luke FALLON;
- Sergeant: William MEAGHER;
- Constables: Patrick DONNELLY,
- James DUNN,
- Patrick DUNSTER,
- Henry HUNT (Courage’s Beach),
- Patrick McCARTHY,
- William MAHER,
- William NICHOLS,
- William PEET,
- Hugh QUIRK (Caplin Cove),
- Robert WARD
- William PEET was attested on Sept 24, 1850, aged 51 years, and
appointed Constable on Jan 1,1861.
- High Constable: Peter McBAE;
- Sergeant: Matthew McKEE;
- Constables: Michael BRIEN, Alfred BUTT, Matthew COUGHLAN, John
RINGWOOD, Frederick ROWE, John SNOOK.
- Frederick ROWE and Alfred BUTT were attested on Feb 14, 1850, and
Dec 23, 1860 respectively, both being natives of Carbonear.
Stipendary Police, 1864
- High Constable and blacksmith: Charles CALPIN;
- Constables: William PEPPER, cooper, and Robert PEPPER, cooper.
- Gaoler and Constable: Thomas BUTLER.
Coroner’s Jury, 1871 - in the death of Mrs. Jane GEEHAN, wife of
Patrick GEEHAN, of Riverhead Harbour Grace.
Foremen: Robert WALSH; T. H. RIDLEY, C. W. ROSS, Robert S. MUNN, John
CALLAHAN, Maurice CONNELL, H. W. TRAPNELL, G. C. RUTHERFORD, P. DEVEREAUX,
J. P. JILLARD, H. THOMEY, Patrick M’GRATH, Thomas LYNCH.
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