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Additonal details from The Complete Book of Emigrants, by Peter Wilson Coldham.

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A few more lines from author Peter Wilson Coldham, containing references to Newfoundland. Including notes on Jersey - Newfoundland Fishery interests.

Transcribed and contributed by David Anstey, December, 2020. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be errors. One should verify against original materials, in case of any possible discrepancy.

The Bristol Registers of Servants Sent to Foreign Plantations, 1654-1686. Peter Wilson Coldham. 1988.

*Newfoundland entries.

Servant Name, Servant's Place of Origin, Servant's Destination, Servant's Ship, Servant's Date of Indenture, Term in years, Agent's Name/occupation.

Nicholas Greene, Newfoundland, May 19 1676, 4, John Perkins.

Samuel Curtis, Newfoundland, Mary & Joan, February 1, 1677, 6, Abraham King.

Philip Saunder, Newfoundland, Jacob, February 10, 1677, 9, Abraham King.

Robert Cripps, Newfoundland, Jacob, February 24, 1677, 5, Abraham King.

Francis Beard, Newfoundland, Hopewell, April 25 1677, 4, John Holbrooke.

Richard Davis, Newfoundland, Hopewell, May 1, 1677, 4, Thomas Pearce.

Evan Phillips, Newfoundland, Hopewell, May 17, 1677, 4, John Holbrooke.

Lawrence Tanner, Newfoundland, Olive Branch, March 8, 1679, 7, Thomas Harris.

William Allen, Newfoundland, Olive Branch, March 8, 1679, 5, Thomas Edwards.

Thomas Boone, Newfoundland, Olive Branch, March 8, 1679, 7, Thomas Edwards.

William Waple, Newfoundland, William, May 13, 1679, 4, William Bye.

Robert Stephens, Bridport, Dorset, Newfoundland, Supply, March 13, 1685, 3, Richard Downe.

Henry Chapman, Sutton, Dorset, Newfoundland, Jeremy, March 14, 1685, 4, Shadrach Burt.

Charles Shirrey, Yetminster, Dorset, Newfoundland, Jeremy, March 14, 1685, 3, Thomas ---

Edward Browne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, Newfoundland, Jeremy, March 14, 1685, 4, Daniel Jones.

Joseph [Evans?], St. Thomas, Bristol, Newfoundland, Laurel, March 24 1686, 5, Thomas Edwards, mariner.

*Samuel Curtis by the "Mary & Joane", William Ashton.

*Phillip Saunders by the "Jacob", Thomas Edwards.

*Francis Beard by the "Hopewell", John Holbrooke.

*Joseph Evans, son of William & Katherine Evans. ( By his mother's consent. ) Thomas Templeman, master of the "Laurel".


Bye, a non-conformist family of Bristol? Abraham King's family? Perkins? Etc. How many of the agent's names in this file will have non-conformist origins at Bristol. Most, or all of them? Non conformist Records at Bristol, may assist in shedding light on the picture of the early Carbonear Census'/Schemes of the Fishery inhabitants. Such a theme may apply to plural early Newfoundlanders, per the varying Census'.

William Boyce, 1708 Census, Carbonear, CB. William Boyes/Boyse.

CO 194/3. Pages, 475-476. Received March 26, 1706. Contains a listing of Conception Bay names. ( William Boys/Boyes ).

CO 194/22. Page 249, & CO 194/4 Page 73. Petition signed by the inhabitants of Conception Bay. Received Feb 13, 1707. Includes signatures: ( William Boyes ).

CO 194/4. Page 15. Petition signed by the inhabitants of Conception Bay. Circa Oct 12, 1706. Includes signatures: ( William Boyes ).

A Daniel Jones mentioned in the Anthony Varder Ledger. The Daniel Jones above??

July 22, 1700. Mary Varder, the daughter of Anthony Varder Sr., was married to Daniel Jones Jr. in Tucker Street, St. Mary Redcliffe.

Bristol Archives Reference: P.Tem/Ab/186/1 Surrendered lease: Feoffees to Daniel Jones. Oct 17, 1681.

A Messuage in Tucker Street for 99 years, determinable on 3 lives. Rent: £3 per annum.

American Migrations, 1765-1799. Peter Wilson Coldham. 2000. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD.

Maine, page 35.

John Dowling of Penobscot. Memorial St. Andrews's 1786.

He joined the Army at the beginning of the [ American Revolutionary ] war and served with the Royal Nova Scotia Volunteers, went to Newfoundland and raised 32 men [ a list will be found in NGSQ 67, page 59. ]. After the Government suspended the recruitment of volunteers in Newfoundland he returned to Halifax where he found it difficult to raise men and was offered only a Lieutenancy in the King's Rangers instead of the Captain's commission he had expected. He was with the Rangers at Penobscot from 1781 to 1782, mostly as a Marine officer on HMS Albany. He bought a house and lot there for his family on the understanding that Penobscot would remain in British hands but, when it was surrendered, had to go to St. Andrews.

Claim for arrears of pay, a house at Penobscot. Rejected. ( AO 13/22/69-72).

*( Public Record Office: American Loyalist Claims, Audit Office classes 12 and 13, Series I and II. Series I = AO 12. Series 2 = AO 13. )

*( NGSQ 67. National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Volume 67. 1979. )


Massachusetts, page 43.

Christopher Aldridge, deceased. Memorial dated February, 1779, by his widow Martha Aldridge, native of Marblehead, Maine. She had property in Maine, and her husband was Lieutenant of the 40th Regiment, and served in America for 33 years. For the last 12 in command of troops at St. John's, Newfoundland. Where the cold climate deprived him of the use of his limbs.

He was advised to come to England for advice on his health, but his sudden death frustrated this design. ( AO 13/43/66-68 ).


Massachusetts, page 64.

Philip Dumaresq of Boston. Memorial dated Maxwell, Abaco, 1786.

He had a flourishing business in Boston before the war as agent for the principal merchants of Jersey and Southampton. At the evacuation of Boston in March 1776, he went to Halifax and from there to New York. When New York was evacuated he came to Abaco. He has a large number of children to support. Claim for the sloop "Dolphin", Mr. Nathaniel Beaty, which put into Barnstaple, Maine, during the blockade of Boston; one-sixth of the brig "Industry", Mr. John McFarland, and her cargo of oil left at Boston; the schooner "General Howe", Mr. George Colefax, sent to Long Island for wood and seized by the rebels; losses as agent for the Newfoundland Fishery. ( AO 12/99/134, 109/124; AO 13/59/78-82 ).


Massachusetts, page 64.

Richard Routh of Salem. Petition London, 1778. Memorial, now of Poole, Dorset, 1778.

He went from Bristol, England, to Salem where he married, settled, had three children and kept a store. For seven years he was Deputy Collector of Customs for Salem and Marblehead. At the beginning of the troubles he was obliged to make a voyage to Jamaica on private business. On his return to Boston carrying provisions for the garrison, he found the town occupied by the rebels, and his family gone away for their safety. He continued in Boston until it was evacuated by the Army, when he went to Halifax and New York. There he joined the Maine Refugee Co. in which he served until October, 1778. He has been [ 1784 ] appointed Collector of Customs at Newfoundland, and needs now to support a wife and five children. Claim for a house set on fire and destroyed by the rebels; loss of income. Letter to the Commission from the claimant dated Poole, Dorset, March 22, 1784: He has lately returned from Newfoundland. ( AO 12/105/44; AO 13/75/385-392, 92/408-410, 137/548 ).


New York, page 177.

John Bayard. Memorial [ 1784? ], late Lieutenant-Colonel and commandant of the King's Orange Rangers. He is a native of New York and second son of William Bayard Esq. In 1776 his father procured him a commission to raise a Regiment, chiefly composed of his father's tenants in Orange County. Though the claimant also recruited elsewhere at his own expense. While on a recruiting mission to Newfoundland, his ship was driven off course and shipwrecked in the Cape Verde Islands [ off the West Coast of Africa ]. Where he had to spend eight months among African Moors and Portuguese. His Battalion was disbanded at Halifax, where the claimant now is with his family. ( AO 12/100/151; AO 13/63/187-188, 113A/103-108 ).


Canada, page 806.

Jeremiah Coghlan of Alexis, Labrador. Memorial 1789.

He is a merchant of the City of Bristol and for many years was engaged in the Newfoundland fisheries. In 1778 a violent attack was made by American rebels on the coasts of Newfoundland which caused much damage. The claimant put himself at the head of 300 fishermen to defeat further attacks by the insurgents, and thereby prevented many inhabitants from joining the Americans. On his return to England he was presented to the King. He provided 250 men for the defence of Quebec. In 1779 he took passage from England on the "Recovery" with supplies for Newfoundland, but was intercepted by American cruisers and taken to Boston with his men, to be treated with the greatest inhumanity. Two rebel cruisers entered his settlement at Alexis, and plundered and sank his vessels.

Claim for the "Recovery" and cargo; 75 fishing vessels; equipment and fish. ( AO 13/100/44-45 ).


Canada, page 808.

Robert Purcell of Bay Bulls, Newfoundland. Memorial, now of Halifax, 1786.

Claim for losses in Newfoundland by rebel privateer from Salem; loss of health; service in the Loyal Volunteers at New York and losses there. Rejected. ( AO 13/26/376-377 ).


The Dumaresqs of Boston

Philip Dumaresq, second son of Elias Dumaresq and Frances de Carteret of Jersey, was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Philip later became a ship captain voyaging from the Island of Jersey, to Boston.

Captain Philip Dumaresq of Boston, had a daughter Ann Dumaresq, born in 1736, who wed Nicholas Mallet of the Island of Jersey.

It appears that Captain Philip Dumaresq of Boston, was "out to Newfoundland" in the 1730's. Possibly a regular voyage route, for him, per The Boston Gazette. Captain Philip Dumaresq was deceased by January, 1744. His son Philip Dumaresq Jr., born in 1737, was agent for the Newfoundland Fisheries at Boston, during the 1770’s. And earlier? Philip Dumaresq Jr. of Boston, had a Brother in Law, Nicholas Mallet of the Island of Jersey.

Was this Nicholas Mallet of the Parish of St. Helier, Isle of Jersey? Was he a Jersey - Newfoundland merchant? A Nicholas Mallet wed Jeane Fiott on March 7, 1761, at St. Helier, Jersey. A Nicholas Mallet and Ann Dumaresq, had a daughter Ann Jeane baptised on March 28, 1767, St. Helier, Jersey. A Nicholas Fiott wed Ann Mallet on July 18, 1789, at St. Helier, Jersey. Nicholas Mallet and Nicholas Fiott, thus may appear to have been related through marriage. How closely? Were there early family relations?

Early Newfoundland merchants/settlers. Look for long term relations/relationships. As in Dumaresq, Fiott, Mallet, Patriarch(e), Hammond, etc.

Nicholas Fiott, ( born in 1704 at St. Saviour Parish – deceased 1786 ) a Jersey-Newfoundland merchant, of St. Helier, Jersey. Wed Ann Dumaresq, May 4, 1746, at St. Helier, Jersey. Admiral Nicholas Fiott to Newfoundland about 1743, as a merchant. Had daughter Anne Fiott, 1747; sons Nicholas Fiott, 1748; Edward Fiott, ?; and John Fiott, 1752 – 1797. Edward Fiott was made Master of the vessel “Willing Mind”, at age 17 years. At age 30 he mastered the “Tartar” of 600 Tons, formerly a French frigate, which was captured. Nicholas Fiott, wed on June 17, 1772, at St. Helier, his second wife. To Jeanne Remon, daughter of Edward Remon and Judith Jean of St. Lawrence, Jersey.

1760’s – 1790’s a Captain Nicholas Mallet voyaged Jersey to Newfoundland. ( It would be interesting to learn whether this was the same Nicholas Mallet, son in Law to Captain Philip Dumaresq of Boston? And having family baptisms at St. Helier, Jersey. )

In the 1770’s Captain John Tocque voyaged for Nicholas Mallett.

In 1778, Captain John Tocque voyaged for Nicholas Fiott, William Patriarche, & Thomas Hammond.

Philip Tocque the elder and younger, merchants and ship owners, of the firm of Philip Tocque and Simon Levi, of Carbonear, early 1800’s. Tocque family of St. Helier, Jersey. Philip Tocque at Carbonear during the 1730’s.

*Peter Mallet, Jersey to Harbour Grace, 1780’s. Associated with Nicholas Mallet. In business together.

*Peter in English / Pierre in French. Lloyd’s Lists and Registers record Peter Mallet. Look for Pierre Mallet, in Isle of Jersey Parish records. A theme for consideration in general. “French to English name translation”, “Jersey to Newfoundland”.

*David Mallet of Port de Grave, early 1800’s.

*The Boston Gazette, Number 899. Monday March 28, to Monday April 4, 1737.

Custom House, Boston, April 2. Cleared Out: Le Gros and Gybaut for Newfoundland.

*The Boston Gazette, Number 918. Monday Aug 8, to Monday Aug 15, 1737.

Custom House Boston, Aug 13, 1737. Cleared out: Dumeresque for Jersey.

*The Boston Gazette, Number 958. Monday May 15, to Monday May 22, 1738.

Custom House Boston, May 20, 1738. Outward Bound: Dumaresque for Newfoundland.

*The Boston Gazette, Number 974. Monday Sep 18, to Monday Sep 25, 1738.

Custom House Boston, Sep 23, 1738. Entered in: Viscount from Newfoundland.

*The Boston Gazette, Number 987. Monday Dec 11, to Monday Dec 18, 1738.

Custom House Boston, Dec 16, 1738. Entered in: Dumarisque from Newfoundland.

*The Boston Gazette, Issues 989-1083. Monday Dec 3, to Monday Dec 10, 1739.

Custom House Boston. Dec 8, 1739. Entered Inwards. Dawse/Douse from Newfoundland.

*( A family of Dowse at Boston in this era. )

*A few further "incomplete" Boston Gazette extractions are listed, as linked below here.

NL GenWeb: Newfoundland Voyages in Foreign Newspapers and Journals. ( Incomplete. )

Did the Dumaresq family continue as agents at Boston for the principal merchants of Jersey, Southampton, and Newfoundland, from circa the early 1700's to the 1770's? Considering Philip Dumaresq Sr’s. decease pre 1744.

Should one further consider in this era, that the Jersey to Southampton route was by far the most common route sailed by Jersey ships; per Lloyd's Lists. Can this route and its Jerseymen voyages, then be considered of greater importance respecting the early Newfoundland Fishery? The Island of Jersey to Waterford and Cork route, saw a lesser frequency of voyages. How many of these voyages may have included Newfoundland as an interim Port? Jersey to London, and Jersey to Boston voyages, appear with less frequency.

Isle of Jersey Captains/merchants names like Boutillier, Fiott, Journeaux, Lempriere, Le Viscount, Snow, Vibert, etc., were mainstays at the Port of Harbour Grace, Conception Bay, during the 1700's.

*Philip and Nicholas Journeaux, sons of Edward Journeaux.

*A very brief gleaning of some “Jersey to Newfoundland” captains, during the 1740's/1750's includes: Philip Ball(a)ine, Robert Barb(i)er, John & Edward Le Boutilier, Philip Carteret, Abraham Chevalier, Edward Coombs, ? Cronier, John & Phillip Janverine/Janvrin, Phillip Le Brocq, Philip Le Couteur, Richard & Phillip Le Cras, Charles Le Croix, Elias Le Gros, Philip Le Viscount ( 1770’s agent at Port de Grave, for Fiott), Edward Luce for James Lempriere, Edward Remon, Thomas Robin, Thomas Snow, Philip Vibert, etc. ( Le Cras, aka Le Croix? )

*A very brief gleaning of some “Jersey to Southampton” captains, during the 1740's: Boutilier, Dean, Filleul, Journeaux, Philip Le Feuvre, Le Cras, Elias Le Greshly, Le Croix aka St. Croix, Elias & John Le Gros, Abraham Le Mai(s)tre, Migaud, Perchard(s), Robinson, Snow, Vibert, etc. ( Robinson, aka Robins? )

*A “very brief” gleaning of some “Newfoundland to Boston/Boston to Newfoundland” captains during the 1730's, per the "Boston Gazette" newspaper: Dumaresq, Dean, Lucy/Luce, Viscount, Le Fever/Feuvre, Le Gros, De Jersey, Varder, Webber, etc. ( Webber aka Vibert? Vibert/Wibert/Wiber/Webber. Janwerine/Janverine. )

*The major merchants of the Island of Jersey effected such Jersey to Boston/Newfoundland, to market, and back home trade. Southampton may have “sometimes” been an interim Port, during a Jersey to Newfoundland voyage. ( The Diocese of Winchester held ecclesiastical hierarchy over the Channel Islands. ) Fishery, trade, business & legal issues, marriage Licences, etc., would have required Jersey voyagers to Port at Southampton. The early Newfoundland Settlers were spokes in the wheel, of the system. Composed largely of fishermen, labourers, former/current passengers, bye-boat keepers, and some tradesmen. ( Including some former Captains, Captain’s family/relatives, agents on a varying scale, traders, ship chandlers, shipwrights, sailmakers, seine makers, block-makers, carpenters, bricklayers, blacksmiths, boot makers, etc. )

-PCC Will of Deborah Dumaresq, Widow of Island of Jersey, December 20, 1720. “in the Island of Jersey, in the County of Southampton”.

In 1746, the “Seaflower”, Captain Abraham Gybault/Gibault carried 4000 bushels of Lymington salt to Boston.

*485 hogsheads of salt. Enough to cure about 4,850 Quintals of dry stockfish.

*Enough salt for 40 Conception Bay shallops, in a fishery season. Or 10 to 15 banker schooners, in a season.

Whom was Abraham Gibault out of the Isle of Jersey, delivering salt to, at Boston in 1746? A Jersey agent?

Did any of the salt get rerouted to Newfoundland shallop owners, via the Dumaresq business agency at Boston?

There was safe warehousing/storehousing for salt at Boston, as opposed to at Newfoundland.

Lloyd's List, Dec 15, 1747, edition.

Arrived at Lisbon, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Seaflower", Captain Vibert.

*In Dec, 1748, Captain Viscount on the "Seaflower", during a Newfoundland voyage.

Some other wise stats of individuals, Captain Dumaresq.

Lloyd's List, June 12, 1741, edition. Arrived at Lisbon from Philadelphia, the vessel "Dolphin", Captain Dumaresq.

Lloyd's List, June 23, 1767, edition. Arrived at Southampton from Jersey, the vessel "Baron Hope", Captain Dumaresq.

Lloyd's List, July 5, 1776, edition. Sailed from Poole for Jersey, the vessel "Charlotte", Captain Dumaresq.

Lloyd's List, Feb 5, 1788, edition. Arrived at Cowes from Oporto, the vessel "Liberty", Captain Dumaresq.


*Per the Hampshire Chronicle edition of Nov 23, 1778; the American Privateer "Minerva", "passed by" Mr. Coughlan's settlement at Alexis, Labrador, in 1778.

*Contrary to information in the article on Jeremiah Coughlan in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume IV. As written by William Henry Whiteley. And contrary also to information in this online article: Chateau Bay, Labrador, and William Richardsonís 1769 Sketch of York Fort

Ship Minerva:
Three Decks, forum
Minerva, 1779, Commander John Grimes

*Coghlan's vessel "Recovery" was intercepted by two American Privateers " while voyaging England to Fogo/in light of Fogo Island", in 1779.

*Lloyd's Register, 1779.

"Recovery", Brig, 120 Tons/11Men. Captain William Coghlan, Bristol to Newfoundland. For: Jeremiah Coghlan.

*Lloyd's List, June 29, 1799. Sailed from Bristol for Newfoundland, the Letter of Marque, "Recovery".

*Lloyd's List, Dec 17, 1799. The "Recovery", Captain Flynn, from Bristol for Newfoundland, was taken by the "General Starke", American Privateer, of 26 Guns, with a Prize in Company, mounting 16 Guns. Which Vessel with four other Prizes, were carried into Cape Ann on the 18th of September last.

*Per the November, 1799, edition of Lloyds's List; the "Halifax Packet" was carried into Salem by the same American Privateer, "General Starke".

*It may appear the "General Starke", Commander William Coas, en route Bilboa, Spain; to Gloucester, Massachusetts: intercepted Coghlan's Brig, "Recovery" in 1779, while approaching the Island of Fogo.

Massachusetts Privateer Ship "General Stark"


Some Island of Jersey, voyages, which may aid future, deeper research. Including a brief look at surnames Neel/Noel and Tocque per Lloyd’s Registers and Lists, as captains out of the Island of Jersey. And possible association with Conception Bay. This is an incomplete listing of voyages, but enough to project a contextual picture.

*Lloyd’s List’s and Registers doesn’t discriminate between the “Island of Jersey” surnames; Noel, Neal(e), Neel, and Neil. Other wise Lloyd’s Lists and Registers reveal that captains Neal/Neel/Neil generally occurred at Irish Ports like Waterford, Cork and Dublin. On occasion, out of Bristol, and also Dartmouth.

*Dr. Keith Matthews, former MUN history professor, didn’t discriminate between surnames Neel and Noel.

In 1789/90 Captain E. Neel voyaged Jersey to Waterford, Captain & Co. Then matured and experienced enough, to risk his own merchant business adventures. Maybe the same captain Elias Neel/Noel whom earlier voyaged Jersey to Conception Bay for merchant John Hue, including other Jersey merchants.

Some of these captains may have been quite young. Some possibly even under age 21 years. And brash enough to release a broad side from their guns, to answer any verbal queries from another armed vessel, while at sea. Other captains would have been older, and far more experienced and discerning, in their demeanor.

( A young man of just 15 years of age, from this author’s Newfoundland hometown; captained a vessel out of Carbonear. This during the early 1950’s. At age 17 years, this author’s grandfather, looked after his father’s vessel anchored in Twillingate. When great grandfather was absent from the Harbour. Circa 1908. ) Such was the nature of the early Newfoundland Fishery business. It was, what it was.

The ”Mary”, Captain Nicholas Mallet, 120 Tons/13 men, at Newfoundland, from Jersey, 1761. To Bilboa. ( The Mallet family held long term business associations with Newfoundland. And had vessels built in Newfoundland. )

The ”Postillion”, Captain John Mallet, from Jersey at Harbour Grace, 1764.

Lloyd's List, Nov 1, 1771, edition. Arrived at Jersey from Boston, the vessel “Southampton Friends”, Captain Mallet.

Lloyd's List, Jun 25, 1773, edition. Sailed from Lisbon for Maryland, the vessel “Kitty”, Captain Mallet. ( A repeated route for the “Kitty”. )

Lloyd's List, Jul 30, 1773, edition. Arrived at Isle Madam from Jersey, the vessel “Southampton Society”, Captain Mallet.

Lloyd's List, Nov 19, 1776, edition. Arrived at Jersey from Newfoundland and Bilboa, the vessel “Southampton Friends”, Captain Mallet. Arrived at Jersey from Isle Madam, the vessel “Egmont”, Captain Filleul, etc.

Lloyd's List, Feb 16, 1776, edition. Arrived at Waterford, from Jersey, the vessel “Corbet”, Captain Kirby.

1776. Captains John & William Kirby. Both Captain & Company. Captains/merchants.

Lloyd's List, Jul 9, 1776, edition. Arrived at Portsmouth, from Jersey, the vessel “Corbet”, Captain Kirby.

Lloyd’s Register, 1776.

“Corbet”, Sloop. 60 Tons/9 Men. Captain John Kirby, Waterford to Jersey. For: Captain & Co. Built at Boston, in 1774.

*Was captain Philip Dumaresq, the Jersey agent at Boston, involved in the purchase of the "Corbet"?

“Phoenix”, Brig, 120 Tons/12 Men. Elias Vibert, Waterford to Newfoundland. For: Nicholas Fiott.

*In 1777 John Kirby owned the vessel “Lively”, in conjunction with William Patriarch(e), Thomas Hammon(d), and Nicholas Fiott.

Lloyd’s Register, 1776.

“Defiance”, Schooner, 60 Tons/9 Men. Captain John Roach, Waterford to Jersey. For: M. Millet/Mallet.

“Mary”, Brig, 90 Tons/9 Men, Captain William Pearce, Exeter to Newfoundland. For: Jackson & Co. ( Consider association of Pearce, Andrews, Mugford, etc. “The Port of Exeter to Newfoundland”. Including Topsham, Kenton, Exmouth, etc. )

Lloyd's List, Feb 11, 1777, edition. Arrived at Waterford from Jersey, the vessel “Corbet”, Captain Neal. ( For: John Kirby? )

Lloyd's List, Nov 7, 1777, edition. Arrived at Jersey, from Newfoundland, the vessels: "Mary", Captain Tocque; "Charming Nancy", Captain Winter; "Mary", Captain Vibert; & "Revenge", Captain Richards.

Lloyd's Register, 1778.

“Admiral Durrell”, Brig, 60 Tons/9 Men, Filluel crossed out, replaced by Philip Dean, Waterford to Jersey. For: F. Janverin. Built in France, in 1758. ( Janwerine/Janverine. ) ( Philip Dean was associated with the Mallet family as well. )

“Amelia”, Snow, 160 Tons/12 Men. E. Neel, London to Newfoundland. For: Lempriere & Co.

“Corbet”, Sloop, Privateer. 60 Tons. Voyage Waterford to Jersey. Captain Samuel Dean crossed out. Captain John Tocque. For: John Kirby. Built at Boston, 1774. ( *Owners include William Patriarch(e) & Nicholas Fiott. )

“Eagle”, Sloop, 90 Tons/11 Men. Philip Dean, Jersey Privateer. For: F. Janverin. British built, in 1771.

“Lively”, Snow, 120 Tons/13 men. John Kirby, London to Jersey. For: Patriarch & Co. Built in France, in 1756.

“Southampton", Brig, 130 Tons, 11 Men. J. Le Sueur, Jersey to Newfoundland. For: Nicholas Fiott. Built in America in 1767.

“Two Brothers”, 50 Tons/8 Men, Joseph Neal, Jersey to Swansey. For: H. Brunet. Built at Newfoundland in 1776. *In 1779, Waterford to Jersey, for J. Brunet. ( Brunet of Saint Helier, Jersey? ) ( *Captain Joseph Neel/Noel. )

A people of the sea - Page 166. 2011. This is a charter party made between Captain John Tocque and the crew of the Jersey privateer “Corbet” ( 70 tons , eight guns ) and the vessel's armateurs , Nicholas Fiott, William Patriarche and Thomas Hammond , on 19 May 1778.

Lloyd's Register, 1779.

“Amelia”, Snow, 160 Tons/12 Men. Elias Neel, Jersey to Newfoundland. For: Hue & Co. *Also in 1780.

"Corbet" Packet, Sloop, Privateer. 60 Tons/9 Men. Voyage: Jersey Privateer. Captain John Tocque. For: Patriarch. Built at Boston, 1774. ( *Also in the Register for 1780. )

*John Tocque captained the vessel “Hunter”, for Nicholas Mallet and others, in 1779. Mallet also associated with merchant John Giffard. John Giffard a Jersey – Harbour Grace captain 1770’s. Lloyd’s Register, 1778. “Adventure”, Brig, 110 Tons/11 Men, Captain William Snow, Jersey to Newfoundland, for: John Geffard/Giffard/Gifford. In the 1760’s Philip Giffard voyaged Jersey to Newfoundland. John Gifford at Harbour Grace in 1770, Captain of the “Salisbury”. This general type of association for the era. Varying captains for varying merchants. Whom knew each other on a personal basis. Inter-associated. ( The “Joisey birds” in Conception Bay. “A Jerseyman came to town. But when you turned around, he was gone again”. ) Some of the Merchants and Captains relatives, would have settled in Newfoundland. As well there were Passengers, some of whom settled. ( Early Jerseymen had neighbours in the Andrews family, of Harbour Grace. What town in the area of Exon, will a Parish Chest reveal a prominent Andrews family? Whom were among the major landowners in town. Whom had their prominent signature(s) recorded on town documents. Whom paid high rates on property, as recorded on any surviving “poor rate books”, etc. The evidence should be there, when seen and realized. Kenton? Exmouth? )

“Mary Yacht”, Sloop, 50 Tons, 7 Men. William Kirby, Jersey Coaster. For: Lempriere. British built, old.

“Sally”, Brig, 200 Tons/12 Men. Captain P. Mallet, Jersey to Newfoundland, for Hue & Co. Built in New England, in 1772.

“Nancy”, Brig, 200 Tons/13 Men. Captain J. Bouton, Jersey to Newfoundland, for Mallet & Co. ( 1780 also. )

*The “Sally” and “Nancy” were two large Brigs. Ships of this size only occasionally visited Newfoundland during the 1700’s. Such size vessels may be seen at Newfoundland under ownership of merchants like Joseph White, Isaac & Benjamin Lester, Pike & Green, Kemp family vessels, Matthew Lee of Exon, John Noble & Elton family of Bristol, Arthur Holdsworth & Peter Ley/Leigh of Dartmouth, Roberts of Liverpool, and a few further major adventurers. In 1778 J. Le Sueur captained a 130 Ton vessel for Nicholas Fiott. Philip Dumaresq of Boston, was not a Newfoundland agent in 1779? Mallet & Co.’s Jersey - Newfoundland business, had thereby increased? )

*Lloyd’s List, Oct 24, 1766, edition. Arrived at Jersey, from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: "Mary", Mallett; & "Good Intent", Messervey.

Lloyd's List, Mar 5, 1779, edition. Arrived at Jersey, from Cadiz, the vessel “Amelia”, Captain [Elias] Neel.

*Philip Neel/Noel also captained for merchant John Hue. ?Philip Newell?

*In 1778, Elias Neel /Noel captain on the “Amelia”, for Lempriere & Co.

*In 1783, Elias Neel/Noel captain of the “Jenny”, Harbour Grace to Jersey, for Matthew Gosset. In 1784, Harbour Grace to Bilboa, for Nicholas Fiott. Later 1780’s Captain Elias Neel/Noel to Cape Breton, from Jersey.

Lloyd’s Register, 1780.

“Active”, Coaster, 80 Tons/10 Men. C. Messerwey[Messervey], Jersey Privateer. For: Mallet & Co. Built at Boston, in 1768. ( *Plural 1780 entries for Nicholas & Peter Mallet. )

Lloyd’s Register, 1783.

"Corbet" Packet, Brig. 60 Tons/9 Men. Captain T. Le Gard, Bordeaux to Hull. For: Jersey merchants. Built at Boston, 1770. ( 1774? ) *Also in 1784 & 1786, Captain De la Gard(e).

Lloyd’s List, Dec 21, 1784, edition. Arrived at Guernsey, from the Fishery & Corunna, the vessel "Kitty", Captain Tocque. A Mallet family vessel?

Lloyd's List, Dec 7, 1784, edition. Arrived at Bilboa, from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: “Swift”, Neel; & “Molly”, Le Geyt.

Lloyd's List, Nov 25, 1785, edition. Arrived at Jersey, from Lisbon, the vessel "Corbet", Captain Noel. *Captain Tocque “not in” Lloyd’s, during 1785/6. *Lloyd’s Register not surviving for 1785.

Lloyd's List, Feb 7, 1786, edition. Arrived at Waterford, from Jersey, the vessel “Magdalene”, Captain Noel.

Lloyd's List, Dec 22, 1786, edition. Arrived at Gijon, Spain, from Isle Madam, the vessels/captains: “Corbet”, Noell; “King Fisher”, Le Roux; & “Friendship”, Le Feuvre.

Lloyd's List, Jan 2, 1787, edition. Arrived at Jersey, from Gijon, the vessel "Corbet", Captain Noel.

Lloyd's List, Jan 23, 1787, edition. Arrived at Waterford, from Jersey, the vessels/captains: “Magdalen, Neal; & “Neptune”, Hammond.

Lloyd's List, Apr 13, 1787, edition. Sailed from Jersey for Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: "Magdaleine", Noel; "St Aubin", Noel; "Solid", Remon; “Neptune”, Hammon(d), etc. A good listing.

Lloyd's List, July 3, 1787, edition. Sailed from Cowes for Jersey, the vessel "Friendship", Captain Noel.

Lloyd's List, Jan 25, 1788, edition. Arrived at Waterford, from Jersey, the vessel "Magdalen", Captain Noel.

Lloyd's List, Jan 25, 1788, edition. Arrived at Newfoundland, from Jersey, the vessel “Mary”, Captain Noel.

Lloyd's List, Mar 7, 1788, edition. Arrived at Jersey, from Waterford, the vessels/captains: "Magdelaine", Noel; & “Neptune”, Hammon(d).

Lloyd's List, Nov 11, 1788, edition. Arrived at Southampton, from Jersey, the vessel “Southampton”, Captain Neel/Neil/Neal. “Southampton Packet”.

Lloyd’s Register, 1789/1790. “Magdalen”, Brig, 38 Tons, 6 Men. E. Neil, Waterford to Jersey. For: Captain & Co.

Lloyd’s List, Feb 2, 1790. Sailed from Waterford for Jersey, the vessels/captains: “Jupiter”, Neil; & “Anne”, Marrett.

Lloyd’s List, Feb 19, 1790. Arrived at Southampton, from Jersey, the vessel “Southampton”, Captain Neal, Neil, Neel.


*In time, some Island of Jersey Captains, and their Jersey/Newfoundland merchant employers, transitioned from Newfoundland to Chaleur Bay and the Gaspe Peninsula local area. Related/associated folk, carrying similar DNA.

*Lloyd’s List April 27, 1750, edition. The “Mary” Captain Robins, from Jersey for Newfoundland, is Lost on the Coast of Ireland.

Lloyd's List Feb 11, 1757, edition. Sailed from Southampton for Jersey, the vessels/captains: "Phoenix", Journeaux; and "Swallow", Snow.

*Journeaux commonly voyaged Southampton to Jersey and back, in the 1770's.

Lloyd's List Jan 17, 1777, edition. Arrived at Jersey, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Industry", Captain Remon.

Lloyd's List Jan 21, 1780, edition. Arrived at Lisbon, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Russel", Captain Journeaux. ( Aka Jerneau/Jorneau )

Lloyd's List, Jan 7, 1791, edition. Arrived at Bilboa from Jersey, the vessel "Dawkins", Captain Le Feuvre.

April, 1791, Jersey. Jean Le Boutillier. His vessel "Dawkin" for sale. Captain Le Feuvre.

Lloyd's List Nov 18, 1791, edition. Arrived at Cadiz, from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: "Solid", L. Remon; & "Catherine Elmes.

*( Captain W. Elmes out of Liverpool, for T. Keough. Captain L. Remon out of Liverpool, for himself/Captain & Co. )

*Liverpool was a safer Port, considering the French threat to shipping. Note the date of July 22, 1794, as below here.

Lloyd's List Dec 28, 1792, edition. Arrived at Cadiz, from Gaspe(e), the vessel "Solid", Captain Remon.

Lloyd's List, Jan 1, 1793, edition. Arrived at Bilboa from the Gaspe, the vessel "Dawkins", Captain Dean.

Lloyd's List, Jan 18, 1793, edition. Arrived at St. Andero from Bay Chaleur, the vessel "Fiott", Captain Fillieul.

Lloyd's List, Feb 5, 1793, edition.

Arrived at Jersey from St. Andero, the vessel "Fiott", Captain Fillieul.

Arrived at Jersey from Cadiz, the vessel "Solid", Captain Remon.

Arrived at Jersey from Bilboa, the vessel "Dawkins", Captain Journeaux.

Lloyd's List, July 26, 1793, edition. Arrived at Bay Chaleur from Jersey, the vessel "Fiott", Captain Fillieul.

Lloyd's List, Aug 20, 1793, edition. Arrived at Lisbon from Canada, the vessel "Fiott", Captain Le Vesconte. [ Aka: Le Viscount(e) ]

Lloyd's List, Dec 13, 1793, edition. Arrived at Bay Chaleur from Lisbon, the vessel "Fiott", Captain Le Feuvre.

Fiott & Co. Vessel “Seaflower”, to Chaleur Bay, 1766?

*Sailing in company of each other... Lloyd's List, Jan 21, 1794, edition.

Arrived at St. Andero from Bay Chaleur, the vessel "Fiott", Captain Le Vesconte. [ Aka: Le Viscounte ]

Arrived at St. Andero from Cape Briton, the vessel "Tupper", Captain Hammond.

Arrived at St. Andero from Newfoundland, the vessel "Ann", Captain Gruchy. [ Aka: Le Greshy, etc. ]

Arrived at St. Andero from Newfoundland, the vessel "Success", Captain Le Caplin.

Lloyd's List, Feb 11, 1794, edition. Arrived at Jersy from Bilboa, the vessels/captains: "Success", Le Caplain; "Mercury", Le Feuvre; & "Fiott", Le Vesconte.

Lloyd’s List, Jul 22, 1794, edition. The "Fiott", Peter Le Visconte; "Major Pierson", Ph. Jean; "Dumaresq", Thomas Le Feuvre; "Neptune", John Hocquard; Part of the "Castor's" Convoy, were retaken by Earl Howe, and burnt on May 21st. ( *Burnt because it was the best option in the circumstances? )

*Was Captain Le Feuvre as above here, a relative of Captain Henry Le Feuvre, who was "out of Fowey and Weymouth" to Newfoundland, in the mid to late 1600's?


CANFORD MAGNA PARISH. OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. Settlement and Removal Papers. SETTLEMENT EXAMINATIONS. Reference number: PE-CAM/OV/4/5/23 Date: Jan 7, 1755.

Settlement Examination of John Batt, seafaring man, who states that he was born in Newfoundland and gives the names of the captains of the ships he served on from Poole and the Isle of Wight. [signed John Butt]. 7 Jan 1755.

*Per a query to the Dorset History Centre; this is James Batt.

*One currently considers this info is "not connected" with the Conception Bay, Newfoundland; family of Butt. As has been formerly queried. *Rather likely connected with the Bonavista Batt family. Joseph Batt's Arm, Fogo Island.

1754. James Batt agreed to Newfoundland with Captain Cox of Poole. Returned in an Isle of Wight ship.

1753. James agreed to Newfoundland with Captain Bartlett. There a summer.

1751/1752. Spring of 1751, agreed to Newfoundland with Captain Farwell/Farewell/Fairwell, 2 summers/1 winter. Fall, 1752, returned in Captain Joseph White's ship.

Fall of 1750. James came to England in Isaac Lester's vessel. Aged 27 years. James Batt born circa 1723.

Lloyd's List March 26, 1750, edition. Sailed from Poole for Newfoundland, the vessel, "Sally", Captain Farwell.

Lloyd's List July 5, 1751, edition. Arrived at Newfoundland, from Poole, the vessels/captains: "Sally", Farwell; & "Dolphin", White. [ Joseph White's ship. ]

Lloyd's List March 13, 1752, edition. Sailed from Poole for Newfoundland, the vessel "Dolphin", Captain Crew.

Lloyd's List July 3, 1752, edition. Arrived at Newfoundland, from Poole, the vessel "Sally", Captain Farewell.

Lloyd's List Nov 3, 1752, edition. Arrived at Lisbon from Newfoundland, the vessel "Mariana", Captain Farwell.

Lloyd's List Dec 15, 1752, edition. Arrived at Poole from Denia, the vessel "Dolphin", Captain Crew.

Lloyd's List April 3, 1753, edition. Arrived at Cowes from Lisbon, the vessel "Weymouth", Captain Bartlett. April 10, edition, sailed from Cowes for New England.

Lloyd's List April 13, 1753, edition. Sailed from Cowes for Newfoundland, the vessel "Fair Lee", Captain Bartlet(t).

Lloyd's List Jan 31, 1755, edition. Arrived at Falmouth, from Cadiz, the vessel "Weymouth", Captain Cox.

Lloyd's List April 18, 1755, edition. Sailed from Cowes for Newfoundland, the vessel "Weymouth", Captain Cox.

Lloyd's List April 22, 1755, edition. Arrived at Cowes from Portsmouth, the vessel "Fairlie", Captain Bartlett.

Lloyd's List April 25, 1755, edition. Arrived at Portsmouth, from Malaga, the vessel "Fair Lee", Captain Bartlett.

Lloyd's List May 6, 1755, edition. Arrived at Cork from Cowes, the vessel "Weymouth", Captain Cox.

Lloyd's List June 3, 1755, edition. Sailed from Cowes for Newfoundland, the vessel "Fair Lee", Captain Bartlet(t).

Lloyd's List Nov 11, 1755, edition. Arrived at Naples from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: "Pike, Pike; & "Weymouth", Cox.

Lloyd's List Dec 5, 1755, edition. Arrived at Alicant, from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: "Sukey", Pike; & "Fairlee", Bartlet.


Sarah Varder, by her PCC Will of January 1, 1718, mentions Edward Baker and his wife Sarah. Children: Sarah, Edward, Joseph, Ann, John. All under age 21 years.

Conception Bay Plantation # 484, per the Newfoundland and Labrador GenWeb website. Edward Baker, by Deed of Gift to Mary Butler.

Per "Find My Past": Edward Baker of the Anthony Varder Business Ledger, may have been of Bedminster, Somerset? How many other individuals mentioned in the Varder Ledger, had Bedminster origins?

Edward Baker's marriage, and children Sarah and Edward Baker's baptisms, not yet in the public eye?

Edward Baker had children baptized at St. John the Baptist, Bedminster, Somerset:

Joseph Baker, Oct 7, 1711

Ann Baker, Sep 13, 1713

John Baker, Sep 2, 1716

*Sarah Baker, the wife of Edward Baker, buried Oct 20, 1719, at St. John the Baptist, Bedminster, Somerset.

The Primary Ecclesiastical Probate Court for Bedminster was the "Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells (Episcopal Consistory)".


Oct 30, 1788. Simon Levi of Newton Bushel, Devon, and Carbonear, paid 28 Shillings and 11 Pence for clothing for John Martin, seaman. “Philip Tocque & Simon Levi” of Carbonear.

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