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Notre Dame Bay Region ~ Fogo / Twillingate District

A partial miscellany of the early Fogo-Twillingate voyages, merchants and captains.

The folk below here, often interacted with each other, and with further unnamed folk like Thomas Clarke, Samuel Bowden, Moses Hooper, Thomas Tizzard, etc. In the 1720’s, the Notre Dame Bay’s salmon Fishery was in its infant stages. While trapping and sealing efforts were enjoined with the traditional cod fisheries. Joseph White, of the Poole, Dorset; Society of Friends, appears the most prominent/dominant merchant presence, in infant Notre Dame Bay.

Transcribed and contributed by David Anstey, April, 2019. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be errors.


1720’s. Samuel Shambler & William Knight’s vessel, Poole to Newfoundland; Captain George Olive.

1720’s. Samuel Shambler & Joseph White’s vessel, Poole to Newfoundland, Captain Joseph Randall.

March, 1736. Poole, Dorset; port books. Lawrence Smith, Captain of the “Atkins”, Poole to Newfoundland, for Joseph White.

Apr, 1736. Poole Port Books. William Kittier, miscellaneous on vessel “Robert & Sarah”, Captain Brenton, others.

June, 1736. Poole Port Books. William Kittier, miscellaneous on vessel “Atkins”, Captain Lawrence Smith, others.

July, 1736. Poole, Dorset; port books. Lawrence Smith, Poole from Newfoundland, for several in vessel “Atkins”.

Nov 27, 1736. Lawrence Smith, Poole from Newfoundland, in vessel “Atkins”.

July, 1737. Daily Gazetteer. “Atkins” Poole from Fogo.

Aug, 1737. General Evening Post. Vessel “Atkins” Poole to Fogo on the 3rd. Captain Thomas Hart.

June, 1738. Port Books. “Atkins”, Captain Thomas Hart. Poole from Newfoundland for Tito & Martha Smith.

Aug, 1738. Port Books. “Atkins”, Captain Thomas Hart, Poole from Newfoundland, for Joseph White.

1740’s. Captain Thomas Hart on the “Martha & Elizabeth”, “Doddington”, “Atkins”, “George”, “Endeavour”, & “John & Elizabeth”.

1750’s. Captain Thomas Hart on the “Thomas & Elizabeth”, “Hopewell”, “Supply”, “Robin Hood” for Kittier, & “William” for “Wills and Co.”

1752. ( Colonial Records, Oct, 1759. ). Lawrence Smith had a plantation in Bailey’s Cove, Bonavista.

1755. Trinity Court. Mr. Lawrence Smith of Twillingate owned a small pink sloop, the “Hope”. Lost an anchor in Trinity,

1759. Thomas Hart & Co. ( At Hart’s Cove, South Twillingate Island? )

Lloyd’s List Edition of Feb 27, 1740.

Arrived at Poole, from Newfoundland, the 25th, the vessel “Doddington”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Mar 3rd, 1740.

Came into Falmouth for Newfoundland, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Dec 18, 1741.

Arrived at Lisbon, from Newfoundland, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Apr 21, 1741.

Arrived at Plymouth, from Newfoundland, the vessel “Elizabeth”, Captain Carter.

Lloyd’s List Edition of July 24, 1741.

Arrived at Poole, from Newfoundland, the 22nd, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Wells.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Sep 8, 1741.

Arrived at Cork, from Poole, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Wells.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Sep 22, 1741.

Arrived at Cork, from Newfoundland, the 1st, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Wells.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Jan 13, 1743.

Arrived at Oporto, from Newfoundland, the 22nd, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Carter. ( John Carter & Co., Hamworthy. )

Lloyd’s List Edition of Feb 21, 1743.

Arrived at Bristol, from Oporto, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Carter.

Lloyd’s List Edition of May 1st, 1744.

Arrived at Cork, from Poole, the 20th, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of May 4, 1744.

Arrived at Cork, from Newfoundland, the vessel “Atkins”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Dec 18, 1744.

Arrived at Bristol, from Newfoundland, the vessels “Elizabeth” & “William”, Captains Carter.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Jan 13, 1747.

Arrived at Waterford, from Newfoundland, the vessel “Cape Breton”, Captain Carter.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Jan 30, 1747.

The “Cape Breton”, Captain Carter, from Newfoundland for Poole, was taken off Scilly by a French Privateer.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Jan 26, 1747.

Arrived at Lisbon, from Newfoundland, the vessel “Endeavour”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Mar 11, 1747.

Arrived at Poole, from Lisbon, the vessel “Endeavour”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Oct 23, 1747.

Arrived at Cape Breton, from Cork, the vessel “Endeavour”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Dec 11, 1747.

Arrived at Poole, from Lisbon, the vessel “Endeavour”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of July 22, 1748.

Sailed from Poole for Lisbon, the vessel “Endeavour”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Aug 5, 1748.

Sailed from Falmouth for Lisbon, the vessel “Endeavour”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Oct 21, 1748.

Arrived at Cowes, from Villa Nova, the vessel “Endeavour”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Jan 9, 1749.

Arrived at Poole, from Lisbon, the vessel “Molly”, Captain Slade.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Jan 24, 1749.

Sailed from Poole for Lisbon, the vessel “John & Elizabeth”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Feb 23, 1749.

Sailed from Poole for Newfoundland, the vessel “Molly”, Captain Slade.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Mar 28, 1749.

Sailed from Poole for Ireland, the vessel “Molly”, Captain Slade.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Mar 31, 1749.

Arrived at Lisbon, from Poole, the vessels “John & Elizabeth”, Captain Hart; & the “Desire”, Captain Edward Wells. ( Wills. )

Lloyd’s List Edition of Apr 11, 1749.

Sailed from Lisbon for Newfoundland, the vessel “John & Elizabeth”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Apr 18, 1749.

Arrived at Cork, from Poole, the vessel “Molly”, Captain Slade. Apr 28, sailed for Newfoundland.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Apr 3, 1750.

Sailed from Poole, for Newfoundland, the vessel “Thomas & Elizabeth”, Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Aug 14, 1750.

Arrived at Newfoundland, from Poole, the vessels/captains: “Molly”, Slade; & “Beaver”, Hayward.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Nov 20, 1750.

Arrived at Poole, from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: Thomas & Elizabeth”, Hart; & the “Molly”, Slade.

Aberdeen Press and Journal:

25 December 1750. The "Uniquest", Captain Slade, of Poole, was lost the 20th of October, going into Fogo in Newfoundland.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Apr 9, 1751.

Sailed from Poole for Newfoundland, the vessel “Dolphin”, Captain Slade, for William Kittier.

Lloyd’;s List, Edition of Nov 14, 1752.

Arrived at Poole, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Beaver", Captain Slade.

Poole, Dorset; Port books. Feb, 1753. William Kittier sends the vessel “Beaver”, Poole to Newfoundland, with salt.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Feb 16, 1753.

Arrived at Poole, from Alicant, the vessel "Dolphin", Captain Hayward.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Apr 10, 1753.

Sailed from Poole, for Cork, the vessel "Beaver", Captain Brixey. ( *Voyage: Poole to Cork, to Newfoundland. )

Lloyd’s List Edition of Apr 20, 1753.

Sailed from Poole, for Newfoundland, the vessel “Dolphin”, Captain Slade.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Nov 9, 1753.

Arrived at Poole, from Newfoundland, the vessel: "Hopewell", Captain Hart.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Nov 30, 1753.

Arrived at Cowes, from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: "Orson", Brixey; & "John & Mary", Slade.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Jan 17, 1755.

Arrived at Bristol from Alicant, the vessel "Beaver", Captain Hayward.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Apr 18, 1755.

Arrived at Poole from Newfoundland, the vessel "Beaver", Captain Hayward.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Aug 5, 1755.

Arrived at Poole from Oporto, the vessel "Dolphin", Captain Brixey.

Sailed from Poole for Newfoundland, the vessel “Betsy”, Captain Reeks.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Dec 22, 1758.

The “Supply”, Captain Hart, from Newfoundland, was chased on the French Shore by six French Row-boats and three Moors.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Jun 10, 1763.

Sailed from Poole, for Newfoundland, the vessel “Prince Edward”, Captain Brixey.

Lloyd’s List Edition of Dec 2, 1763.

Arrived at Poole, from Newfoundland, the vessel “Juno”, Captain Slade.

Endnotes:

1. Fogo/Twillingate family of Smith:

The birth of Lawrence Smith apparently does not show per the Milton, Hampshire registers. Nor Martha Bishop's birth.

Lawrence Smith wed Martha Bishop at Milton, Hampshire, on Jan 25, 1727/8, by banns. ( Both parties present. )

Apparently the Smith family were protestant dissenters at Milton.

Were any of Lawrence Smith’s children baptized at Milton. Given his capacity as a ship captain.

Lawrence Smith, husband of Martha Bishop, born circa 1702?, would have been about 80 years old in 1782.

It is seen that Lawrence Smith was a Captain, and a Planter. *It was not uncommon for a captain’s family folk to settle in early Newfoundland.

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1737 AD/011 Renunciation of Thomas Bishop of Sopley, Mariner

Sep 17, 1742 Thomas, son of Thomas & Winnifred Bishop buried. **from the Milton parish registers

1753AD/07 Probate Admon & Renunciation of Thomas Bishop of Sopley, Fogo Planter. Winnifred Bishop renounces

any right to her late husband's goods. ( Her late husband Thomas Bishop, of Fogo. )

56M83/PO27/57 Removal order to Milton from Sopley, Winiford Bishop, Spinster. 1800.

Simon Adey married Elizabeth Bishop of Milton, at Milton, by banns, on Jan 1, 1733/4. Their Children, all baptized at Sopley were:

Ann Feb 16, 1734/5, Simon Jun 20, 1739, Sarah Feb 23, 1741, Thomas Aug 19, 1744, John Feb 12, 1746 & William Feb 8, 1750.

For 46 years, Simon was a parish clerk at Sopley, and was buried on Feb 11, 1778.

Simon Adey's name is associated with the following three Hampshire Record Office documents.

21M65/D4/1737/6 Bond for the administration of the estate of Thomas Bishop of Milton, Mariner Apr 4, 1737.

21M65/E13/4/23 Testimonial for parish clerk/sexton: Simon Adey clerk and sexton of Sopley, 29 Sep 1744.

1662B/02 Will and inventory of Simon Adey (Adee) of Bisterne Close, Ringwood, Hampshire, 1662.

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Some Smith family documents in the Hampshire Record Office:

1732B/42 Will of Simon Smith of Milton, Hampshire, husbandman 1732

1737AD/115 Probate administration of William Smith of Osmonsley, Milton, Hampshire, yeoman 1737

**Was the family of William Smith of Beckley, close to John Moors Twillingate ancestors**

1748B/107 Will of William Smith of Milton, Hampshire, cleric (curate) 1748

1769AD/64 Probate administration and renunciation of John Smith of Gore, Milton, Hampshire, yeoman 1769

1772A/102 Will of Thomas Smith of Gore, Milton, Hampshire, husbandman 1772

1774B/44 Will of John Smith of Walkford, Milton, Hampshire, yeoman 1774

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Per: Thomas Coles: (via Cole's Tips, website no longer in operation)

1752 Bonavista (Newfoundland): William Brenton, the elder of Sophy (Sopley?), Southampton. His heirs; Miller and William Brenton the younger (son & heir), property to Mortyn Harding of Sturminster Marshall. Wit: John Rose & John Oake, property borders on Lawrence Smith & George Brent.

Morton Harding found in the Newfoundland records, bapt 1704 Sturminster Marshall, son of John Harding and Mary Pinchard.

The will of Montagu Harding c1759, of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, now residing Bayly's Cove [i.e. Bonavista, Newfoundland]. Bequests to sister Susannah Harding and to friend John Bugden, son of John Bugden of Trinity, Boatkeeper. Also mentions James Lands (Sanders?) [most likely James Saunders] of Bonavista, Boatkeeper. This is a Wimborne Minster Will.

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1752. ( Colonial Records, Oct, 1759. ) Lawrence Smith had a plantation in Bailey’s Cove, Bonavista.

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Report of The British and Foreign Bible Society, London. ( Issues 11 - 13, page 233 )

In 1815 Mr. Caleb Smith and Mrs. Moors of Twillingate, Newfoundland paid an annual subscription of 1 Pound and 1 Shilling.


Report of The British and Foreign Bible Society, London. ( Vol 13, page 351 )

In 1817 Mr. Caleb Smith Sr and Mrs. Moors of Twillingate, Newfoundland paid an annual subscription of 1 Pound and 1 Shilling.


*The legal usage of Mr. indicates a minimum attainment of 21 years of age.

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1836 Census Twillingate North Side

John Smith Sr 1 male aged 14 to 60 years. Born c.1788 Husband of Priscilla. Priscilla Smith deceased?

William Young 2 males aged 14 to 60 years, 1 female under age 14 years. William unmarried in 1836?

1836 Census Twillingate Back Harbour

John Smith Jr 1 male & 1 female under age 14 years. 1 male & 1 female aged 14 to 60 years.

1836 Census Twillingate South Island

Lawrence Smith 3 males & 4 females under age 14 years. 2 males & 3 females aged 14 to 60 years.

1836 Census Farmer’s Arm, Twillingate South Island

William Smith 2 males & 3 females under age 14 years. 1 male & 2 females aged 14 to 60 years.

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Parish Registers of Milton, Hampshire; extracts:

Jan 22, 1660/1 Thomas, son of Thomas Smith bap

May 2, 1683 William Smith wed Mary Stevens

Jul 9, 1687 Thomas, son of Thomas Smith bap

1698 Caleb the son of John Smyth. *Born. ( Not baptized within the Church of England. )

*Protestant dissenting. Baptism by a dissenting minister. Baptism thus not recorded in the state church register.

Dec 27, 1698 Elizabeth, dau of William Smyth bap

Dec 20, 1702 A son of Smyth was born.

*Deeper research may show whether this was the birth of Lawrence Smith of Fogo/Twillingate. )

Jul 26, 1705 Lydia, wife of John Smith buried

Mar 9, 1708 Widow Smith buried

Sep 28, 1711 William Smith buried

Dec 15, 1711 Joane, dau of John & Charity Smith bap

Dec 21, 1713 William Smith’s Widow buried

Feb 2, 1715 William Wayman wed Charity Smith

Apr 15, 1715 Susan, dau of John Smith buried

Mar 8, 1718 Ann, dau of John & Dorothy Smith bap

Jan 17, 1725 Mary, dau of John & Mary Smith bap

Jan 25, 1727/8 Lawrence Smith wed Martha Bishop of this parish, by banns

May 26, 1728 John, son of John & Mary Smith bap

Oct?, 1730 Susannah, dau of John & Mary Smith bap

Nov 1, 1732 Caleb, son of John & Mary Smith bap

May 5, 1738 John Spelt wed Sarah Smith by banns. Both of this parish.

Jun 15, 1738 William, son of John & Mary Smith bap

Jan 20, 1739/40 Sarah, dau of John & Mary Smith bap

Oct 30, 1742 Mr. John Smith of Wakefield buried.

Mar 25, 1744 Elizabeth Smith buried

Oct 17, 1748 The Rev. Mr. Smith, Minister, buried

Apr 6, 1736 Thomas, son of John & Mary Smith bap

Nov 27, 1760 John, son of John & Sarah Smith bap. Buried Dec 17, 1760.

Feb 6, 1769 Mr. John Smith of Gore buried

May 18, 1769 John Smith of Wooton buried. ( Ossemsley Manor at Wooton. The Moors family farmed at Ossemsley. )

Jul 28, 1779 Thomas Smith of Goare buried

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2.
Will of William Kittier of Ringwood, mercer 14 November 1765 (proved 18 December 1765)


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