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NL GenWeb 1871 Lovell's Directory

Placentia Bay Region - Placentia Bay East District

Placentia

The information was transcribed by RICK POWER ~ December 1999. While I have tried to be careful, there could be problems - transcription errors, interpretations of handwriting or errors existing in the actual data.
PLACENTIA - A town of the east side of Placentia Bay, and the capital of the district of Placentia, is one of the oldest towns in the colony; it was settled by the French in 1626 and strongly fortified. It successfully resisted an attack made upon it by the English Squadron and was held by the French as a continual menace to English supremacy in this island. The town is built for the most part upon a low beach, which is sometimes covered with water. A little to the south of the town is a large hill with a remarkable cliff on the middle of the beach. The harbor is very fine and large. It has two arms, the North East and South East, along the shores is a considerable population engaged in farming and salmon fishing. The scenery of these arms is very beautiful. The fishing from Placentia is mostly carried on in large boats. It is a port of entry, and a post town, and is the packet station for the mail boat plying in Placentia Bay and for the Overland Western postal route. The Circuit Court holds a session here every autumn and a magistrate holds court daily. A fine road connects it with St. John's, from which it is distant 80 miles. Mail fortnightly. Population 400.

SURNAMEGIVENOCCUPATION
BarronFrankfisherman
BarronMartinfisherman
BoniaMauricefisherman
BradshawT.L.merchant
BurkePearcefisherman
CarrollMichaelfisherman
CollinsJamesfisherman
CollinsJohnfisherman
CollinsSamuelfisherman
CollinsThomasfarmer
Condonrev. E. R.catholic
CorbinWilliamfarmer
CroucherAmosfisherman
DeeMauricefisherman
DelaneyJamesfisherman
DoodyWilliamfisherman
FitzpatrickJohnfisherman
FitzpatrickPierceplanter
FlinnThomasfisherman
FowlooMatthewfisherman
FurlongJamesfisherman
FurlongJohnfisherman
FurlongPatrickfisherman
GrantAndrewfisherman
GrantEdwardfisherman
HartiganMichaelfisherman
HanrickJamesfisherman
KelleyJamesfisherman
NormanWilliamfisherman
MooneyFrancisfisherman
MooneyJamesfisherman
MooneyThomasfisherman
MorrisseyMichaelfisherman
O'DonnellJ.P.fisherman
O'RielleyThomasmerchant
PhippardWilliamfisherman
QuinnRichardfisherman
RieleyEdwardfisherman
RieleyGarrett of Garrettfisherman
RieleyGarrett of Williamfisherman
RieleyThomas of Garrettfisherman
RieleyThomas sen.fisherman
RieleyThomas of Williamfisherman
RieleyWilliam sen.fisherman
RieleyWilliam of Williamfisherman
RocheLawrencefisherman
RocheRichardfisherman
RoseWilliamfisherman
SinnottElijahfisherman
SinnottEdwardfisherman
SullivanHumphreyfisherman
SmithJames Johnfisherman
SinnottJohnfisherman
SinnottPatrickfisherman
Ste CroixChristopherfisherman
WallaceJohnfisherman
WalshEdwardfisherman
WalshJamesfisherman
WalshPatrickfisherman
WalshRichardfisherman
WiseRichardplanter

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