Notre Dame Bay Region ~ Fogo / Twillingate District
Scheme Of The Fishery detail, 1738 & 1771, for Notre Dame Bay area.
1. Captain Phillip Van Brugh’s “Scheme of the Fishery”, Fogo_Twillingate_1738.
*Colonial Office 194 Vol 10.
2. 1771 extracted Scheme of the Fishery information for: ( Fogo/Twillingate/Tilting Harbour, & Gander Bay ), combined.
*1779 author Miles, William Augustus, 1753?-1817.
Transcribed and contributed by
David Anstey, September, 2019. While I have endeavored to be as
correct as humanly possible, there may be errors.
|1738 Fogo||1738 Twillingate||1771 Fogo/Twillingate|
Tilting Harbor & Gander Bay
|No. of British Fishing Ships|
|No. of Sack Ships (Ships seeking Freight)|
|Ships from America (Trading)|
|Burthern of Fishing Ships|
|Burthern of Sack Ships|
|No. of Men belonging to the Fishing Ships|
|No. of Men belonging to the Sack Ships|
|Passengers of British Fishing Ships|
|No. of Passengers brought from England|
|No. of Passengers brought from Ireland|
|No. of Passengers brought from Jersey
* In British Shipping
|No. of boats kept by British Fishing Ships|
|No. of boats kept by Bye-Boat Men|
|No. of boats kept by Inhabitants|
|No. of By Boat Men_Master|
|No. of By Boat Men_Servants|
|Quintals of Fish made by British Fishing Ships|
|Quintals of Fish made by Bye-boatman|
|Quintals of Fish made by Inhabitants|
|Quintals of Fish carried to Foreign Markets|
|Tierces of Salmon carried to Foreign Markets.
*Of the 425 Tierces, 230 came to Fogo from Hare Bay, near Goose Cove and St. Anthony. Endnote 1
|Tons of Train Oil made by British Fishing Ships|
|Tons of Train Oil made by Bye-Boatman|
|Tons of Train Oil made by Inhabitants|
|Price of the Fish per Quintal|
|Price of the Salmon per Tierce|
|Price of the Train Oil per Ton|
|Value of Seal Oil made last winter|
|Value of Furs taken by the Inhabitants|
|Truck with the Indians|
|No of Stages|
|No of Train Vaats|
|No. of Families who keep Private Houses|
|No. of Families who keep Public Houses_Taverns|
|Estimate of Acres of Land Improved
*At Trinity Bay & Bonaventure 2 acres, At Bonavista 40 acres, 1738
|No. of the Inhabitants_Masters|
|No. of the Inhabitants_Men Servants|
|No. of the Inhabitants_Mistresses|
|No. of the Inhabitants_Woman Servants|
|No. of the Inhabitants_Children|
|Remained in the Country in the winter:|
|Total Remained on the Island in the Winter|
|Since the departure of the last Convoy:|
|Roman Catholic Inhabitants|
As in: Slade's men at Goose Cove ( Hare Bay ), near St. Anthony, 1785 & 1786. )
*Peculiar Court of Sturminster Marshall, Admons. 1771. James Griffen of St. Antonio / St. Anthony, Newfoundland. Grantee: John Griffen, brother.
*John Gritten / Gritton wed Hannah Slade Dec 21, 1735 at Winfrith Newburgh.
*It appears that spellings Gritten and Griffen have become corrupted in the records.
*Anna Gretton wed Arthur Davis Dec 11, 1763 at Lady Mary, Wareham, Dorset.
*James Gritton wed Elizabeth Spratt on Dec 27, 1770.
Per Colonial Office 194 Vol 9, page 168, in 1732 the merchants of Poole, Dorset, wrote the English Board of Trade asking for permission to import "seal oil".
Per Governor Phillip Van Brugh's 1738 Scheme of the fishery for Newfoundland, Fogo produced 770 Lbs worth of seal oil. Twillingate produced 440 Lbs worth. Bonavista produced 700 Lbs worth. Old Perlican produced 120 Lbs. The remaining Newfoundland communities produced minor amounts not worth listing, or none at all.
It becomes clear that Poole, Dorset based merchants, employed a large portion, if not all of the folk at Fogo/Twillingate circa the 1730's, in the English King's Newfoundland Fishery. It would be interesting to see the "name list" of Poole merchants who signed the 1732 letter for permission to import seal oil. Joseph White? Moses Durrell?
In the 1730’s William Kittier imported seals into Poole, Dorset; from Notre Dame Bay. Captain John Moor(e)s also imported seals into Poole, Dorset; from Trinity Bay, in this era.
A more complete set of data from early Notre Dame Bay “Schemes of the Fishery”, would reveal population growth versus wartime periods, assist in forming a more complete picture of the fishing stations, etc.
A good read at Google books:
Episodes in our
early history: a lecture delivered on behalf of the St. John's
Athenaeum, St. John's, Nfld, March 5, 1878.
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