Newfoundland Census - 1675, 1682 & 1708

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Early Newfoundland Inhabitants

Newfoundland Census - 1675, 1682 & 1708

Early Newfoundland census. Transcribed and contributed by David Anstey, March 2017. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be errors.

The text presented in this file merges information realized over years, from plural sources. Concentrating only on the inhabitants in three distinct Census’. There were other early Newfoundland Census taken, but not included here. This text is likely to contain 17th and 18th century phonetic spelling errors, and other typographical errors as sometimes lifted from typed sources, as opposed to originals. Given that the plural “official” early Newfoundland Census’ listings often contain individual name spellings which are variant from the “old country” Parochial Register entries, one is cognizant that “any” early Census listing file can then not be considered absolutely correct. And thus any personal name corrections propounded, will be gratefully acknowledged, in what must be a file attaining to be improved upon. Some names within this file can be matched with their “old country” origins. Suggestive possibilities of “old country” origins for enumerated inhabitants, are in italic type, within this file. Along with a note or two. Will time permit matching of more resident names to their old country Parochial, or extra Parochial origins?

*The Early Newfoundland Census’ enumerated “overwintering” inhabitants.

* The term “Mistress” is utilized in the early Newfoundland Census’. Befitting the reality of the worksite preserve, early Newfoundland actually was.
*Mistress representing the early English female version of Master.
* Bride and Groom = Mr. and Mrs. = Master and Mistress. Old definition of Wife = Mistress.
*1670 at Southampton, Hampshire, England. Mistris/Mistress Andrews buried.
* Traditional usage of the terms master and mistress of the household, lasted in the regions of small farms in Wales, well into the 1900’s.
*Servants & Students in the early Newfoundland Census’/English Crown’s Fishery, required Masters and Mistresses as per English homeland tradition.
*In a November 29th, 1777, Harbour Grace letter to the SPG; the Rev. James Balfour, enumerated Masters, Mistresses, Men-servants, Women-servants, and Children.
*Early Newfoundland was officially interpreted by the English/British governments, as a livier’s [ lives here ] “work site” temporary. As opposed to a “habitant home” permanent. Newfoundland was not an English Colony proper to be settled, until the early 1800’s. The claimed territorial worksite preserve belonged to, and was under the administration of; the English Crown. And the Crown resisted settlement which may have lead to Independence, as occurred in the southern American colonies. The early Newfoundland Fishery was simply too valuable to lose. Far more valuable to England/Britian, than the gold of Mexico was to the Spaniards. Thus settlement was officially discouraged. One could participate in the English/British Crown’s Newfoundland Fishery, only at the pleasure of the Crown. Husbands, wives and children, were not officially considered permanently resident, per the letter of English Law. The early Newfoundland inhabitant fisherpersons were officially viewed in England, as temporary liviers/liveyeres, who would eventually return home. This reasoning was touted to the French ambassador when he officially called at the English Court. Bringing complaints of the “obviously permanent” Newfoundland Settlers, who were interfering with the French Fishery at Newfoundland. Evidencing the official anti-settlement policy of the English/British Crown, towards early Newfoundland.

Reality reveals that even in the face of such governing adversity, combined with the earlier foreign Dutch, and later French threats; British citizens did settle permanently in early Newfoundland. Having little protection from the British government. As the early Newfoundland Census’ combined with other data may reveal, the French threat sometimes dispersed the early permanent resident population. Forced or effected local migrations occurred.

A nominal early Newfoundland “inhabitant” listing, with minor annotation.
*Otherwise early Census listings exist in the Colonial Office Fonds, such as Fishing Ships Census, Bye boat keepers Census, Running Galleys Census, 1676 & 1677 inhabitants Census, etc.

*Original 1675 Census from CO 1/35. Pages 150 - 156.
*Original 1682 Census from CO 1/49. Pages 196 - 197.
*Original 1708 Census from CO 194/4. Pages 253 – 272.

* Notes for 1708
A 1708 listing example: w4c10s . Indicating an inhabitant wife; 4 inhabitant children; and 10 inhabitant servants.
*Inhabitants include: “overwintering” Gentlemen_Merchant Adventurers_Surgeons_Ship Carpenters_Yeomen_Planters_Masters_Wives_Children_Mistresses_Servants_Bye Boat Keepers, etc.
*Non inhabitants include visiting Men of War _Sack ships/Running Galleys_Coastal merchant adventurer trading vessels/Coasters/Traders_British, American, Dutch, French, and other foreign, fishing vessels/sack ships_Passengers_Apprentices_Indentured Servants_Sojourners, etc.


Little Harbour

1675
William Buckley

1682

1708



Barrow Harbour

1675
John Baily
Christopher Cook/Cock

1682

1708



Salvage

1675
Christopher Cox
John Chambers/Shambler
Richard Stocks/Stokes?
John Pritchard/Pinchard?
John Pitt
John Knight
John Warren


1682

1708
*Christopher Cox wed Joane Eliott, 1683, Christchurch, Hampshire.
*John Pitt wed Margaret Warren, 1697, Christchurch, Hampshire



Bayley's Cove

1675

1682

1708
Barnabas Gauntlett
William Norton
Richard Hayard
George Brent
Francis Rib/Ribe


W4c10s
10s
5s
5s
w1c2s
*Barnaby Gauntlett of Christchurch? Ringwood?
Will of William Norton of Sway, Boldre, Hampshire, Newfoundland planter, 1710.
*Brent. In this file, relations between Christchurch & Ringwood, Hampshire; may be sometimes pertinent



Bonavista

1675
Richard Wallis
John Curtis
Richard Phippard
Thomas Crews
Thomas Warry
James Shambler
Thomas Newell
Robert Newman
William Tilley
William Newman
Thomas Urry
George Perriman

1682

1708
John Wakeham
Christopher Sheppard
Benjamin Stackells
Stephen ?Gapon?
William King
William Roberts
Thomas Andrews
William Knight
John Ayres
George Francis
Robert Watts
James Newell
George Skiffington


w4c6s
12s
w1c6s
w5s
w5s
6s
w5c5s
w3c9s
w5s
5s
w3c4s
w1c5s
6s
*At Bonavista, 1708, the 80 ton vessel "George", Captain William Sharron of Poole, Dorset; loaded with 600 quintals of fish: was burnt by the French.
*1708. William & Amy Acreman Knight of Poole, Dorset?
*Per Thomas Coles extracts of the William Pickering Account Books, 1695-1718, Salem Massachusetts.
Richard Bullock is listed adjacent to John Kerley and Edward Troake, at Bonavista, 1708. Consider Christchurch, Hampshire; local area origins for these specific folk?
John Fancey and Henry Thistle of Great Bell Isle, are also listed at Bonavista.
*The official 1708 Census lists Richard Bullock at Kelly's Island, Conception Bay. And the official 1708 Census lists John Fancey and Henry Thistle at Great Belle Isle.



Green Island

1675

1682

1708
Thomas Newell Sen.
Thomas Newell Jun.
Samuel Shambler
Edward Troake
John King
John Kerley
Richard Tilleys
William Lander


W3c12s
w4c12s
6s
6s
6s
6s
6s
6s
*Will of John Kerley of Christchurch, Hampshire, Newfoundland planter, 1707.
*John Kerly wed Margaret King, 1722, Christchurch, Hampshire.
*John Kerley wed Margaret Stone, 1685, Christchurch, Hampshire.
*Edward Troke wed Elizabeth Shitler, 1719, Christchurch, Hampshire.
*John Moors sermon at Funeral of Thomas Newell, Trinity, June 30, 1724.
Thomas Newell wed March, 1727, at Poole, Dorset, Judith Gold. *Alternate spelling = Knowle.



English Harbour

1675
George Talbot
Thomas Newell

1682

1708
James Pottle
James Goodridge


5s
11s
*James Pottle of Christchurch, died at Trinity Bay, in 1781, aged 80 years.




Salmon Cove

Champneys

1675
John Le Crass


John Le Crass

1682

1708
Per the 1677 Fishing Ships Census, Henry Le Crass from Jersey was at English Harbour. Also John Le Crass in the vessel “Lyon”.



Trinity Harbour

1675
Thomas Carmen
Edward Horton
Jarvis Horton
David Horton
Thomas Gabriel

1682
Richard Horton
Matthew Anthony

1708
Thomas Troth?
William Harvey
Roger ?Barbecombe?
Phillip Sweet
Johnathan Thaine
John Davis
Jacob Tavenor
William Martin


4s
w3c9s
w2c3s
w2s
4s
w4s
4s
3s
*William Harvey, senior of Wimborne Minster, Newfoundland planter. Deceased in 1728. Had a son William Harvey.
*Christchurch adult baptism. Jan 13, 1764. Thomas, son of John Davis from NewfoundLand, of England. Old when baptized.
*Johnathan Thaine occurs at Christchurch, Hampshire.



Hearts Content

1675

1682
Michael Cram
Robert Dick

1708
Robert George
James Sibley


w4c
w2c1s



Bonaventure

1675
Richard Cole
James Field

1682

1708



Ireland's Eye

1675
Michael Quint

1682

1708


Winterton

1675
John Peters
James Weeksell_Wigsell
Richard Hopkins

1682

1708 Cilly Cove
(Silly, Celle, Sealy, Seally, Seely)
Matthew Anthony
John Yates
Roger Venn?
John Sulls



3s
1s
w2c
w4c
*James Wigsall wed Dorothy Forder, 1682, Ringwood, Hampshire.
*John Peters of Ringwood, Hampshire?
*Richard Hopkins of Ringwood? Christchurch?



New Perlican

1675
Edward Howard
William Halfyard

1682
William Efford
Edward Hoare
Edward Pettin
Thomas Sibley
Richard Bowle

1708
Nicholas Goden
Andrew Pitt
John Seymour
Elizabeth Tilley
David Shipp


w3c4s
w1c2s
4s
3s
w3c
*Will of Nicholas Godden (Godin), jun, of 'New Perlican Harbour', Newfoundland, North America, mariner, 1718.
Formerly of Avon, Sopley.
*John Seymour wed Elizabeth Rose, Sopley?



Hants Harbour

1675

1682
Robert Carley
John Gilman

1708
George Christopher
Robert Carley_Kerley
Phillip Brock


W9s
4s
w4s
*Will of George Christophers of Palmers, Christchurch, Hampshire, Newfoundland planter, 1724.
*Will of Robert Kerley (Kerly) of Purewell, Christchurch, Hampshire, 1736. Plantation in Newfoundland.
*Phillip Brock wed Alice Moors, Jan 27, 1705, Christchurch, Hampshire.



Old Perlican

1675
Hugh Burt
John Elliott
Richard Swain
James Welchman
John Spickernell
John Corbin
John Carter
John Genge
John Biddlecome
Thomas Taylor
William Green

1682
John Carter
John Genge
John Corbin
Henry Carter
John Biddlecombe
John Perkins
James Welchman
Nicholas Swain
Samuel Russell
Edward Elliott
John Elliott
Thomas Bowles
William Green
Thomas Taylor
John Snook

1708
William Green
Henry Corbin
Richard Burt Sen.
John Corbin
Richard Burt Jun.
William Legg
John Carter Sen.
John Barrat
James Perkins
John Carter Jun.


w3c12s
w2c10s
w2c5s
w12s
w12s
w5c7s
w4s
12s
12s
6s
*Hugh Burt wed 1641, Ringwood, Hampshire.
*Biddlecombe may entail Catholic considerations at the Dorset/Hampshire border area.
*John Perkins of Christchurch, Newfoundland Planter, 1707.
*Richard Burt wed Flower Perkins, Jan 25, 1710, Christchurch, Hampshire.
*John Corbin - Long Ham, Hampreston?
*John Carter, Senior, Poole, Dorset, merchant, buried May 5, 1711, in his 1707 Will; mentions a "Brother", John Carter. ( An apparent younger? brother. )
*John Carter "the apparent younger? brother", died 1733, buried Oct 4, 1733; St. James, Poole, Dorset: "Planter", ( in Newfoundland, it readily appears ). Married Nov 17, 1668, St. James, Poole, to Mary Clarke.
*Their son John Carter, bap Nov 27, 1682, St. James, Poole, buried Feb 1, 1711, St. James, Poole, Dorset; "Planter", ( in Newfoundland, it readily appears ). Prematurely deceased, was not uncommon in the early Newfoundland Fishery, for a plurality of reasons.



Bay de Verde

1675
Margaret Taverner
William Taverner
Andrew Taverner
Robert Taverner
Joseph Fabian
Pearce Smith
Christopher Hill
William Jeffreys
Ezekiel Goodman
Richard Bailey

1682
William Taverner
John Taverner
Andrew Taverner
James Taverner
Christopher Hill
James Jeffrey
Thomas Garrett
Thomas Emery
Peirce Smith
Thomas Rawlings

1708
John Tavernor
William Tilledge
Abraham King
Matthew Spencer?
John Stone
John Cabbaduck
John Roles


6s
6s
w2c6s
w3c6s
w2c
w3c4s
4s
*Taverner does appear in early Poole Quaker records. As well Poole Parish Anglican.
*Joseph Fabian of Poole St. James, Dorset? *John Fabian, in the 200 ton vessel “Matthew”, out of Bristol; at Bay de Verde, 1700. *Poole captains sometimes captained out of Bristol.
*Joseph Fabian had son Nicholas bap 1689, Poole, Dorset.
*Pierce Smith wed Eleanor Gale, 1690, at Poole, Dorset.
*Pearce Smith buried June 16, 1728, at St. James, Poole, Dorset.
*Christopher Hill is a Poole, Dorset name.
*Ezekiel Goodman at Exeter, Devon. Jeffreys?
*Hampshire Allegations for Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of Winchester, Volume 1. Edited by William John Charles Moens. Page 182. John Copedask, of Christchurch, mariner, & Margaret Bodman, of the same. At Christchurch. Jan 16, 1722. *Sarah Bodman per the IGI.
*Copedask isn't a Christchurch surname. Or even a English/British surname. The info being typed, the transcription wrong.
Variations of Coppyduck_Coppydock_Coppedock_Coppidoake appear in reality at Christchurch. In Newfoundland, eventually became Coveyduck? Plantation # 505. Ship Cove, Port de Grave. John Coveyduck claimed a portion of Matthew Anthony's Room in 1760, by marriage to Matthew's daughter.
*In the early Newfoundland Census’, one might consider that folk settling at Bay de Verde and northwards; largely sailed out of the sailing port of Poole, Dorset. And relationships may be expected anywhere within this geography, between the coastal communities, and earlier English ancestral communities; like Poole, Christchurch, and Ringwood.



Crockers Cove

1675
Bartholomew Keys
Roger Butt

1682

1708



Clowns Cove

1675
Joseph Parsons

1682

1708



Black Head

1675

1682

1708
Thomas Moores
Richard Dean
Joseph Parsons


6s
w5c1s
w4c2s



Carbonear

1675
Henry Pynn
John Edwards
William Bradley
Richard Windsor
John Guy Sr.
John Guy Jr.

1682

1708
William Boyce
Andrew Martin
Thomas Peak/Pike
John Weedler
Peter Brock
Thomas Bellman
John Burt
William Pynn
Thomas Williams
George Davis


w5c9s
8s
16s
9s
w5c
13s
w4c1s
w4c11s
w4c12s
w6c4s
*Thomas Pike of Poole, Dorset. Mother Susannah Pike?
*Note: Thomas Wheedler at Great Belle Isle. Check Dorset & Hampshire Society of Friends QM. Surname Widler.
*Will of Thomas Belben of Carbonear Island, Newfoundland, North America, planter, 1710. Endorsed Ringwood. Belbin/Bellman?
*Captain John Davis of Topsham, at Carbonear, 1708. Takes 360 quintals of fish to Oporto.
*George Davis ( c. 1725-89 ); his father John Davis (Davies), and grandfather George Davis/Davys; { of Topsham, Bristol, Poole, and Carbonear. }



Bristol's Hope
Musquito Cove

1675
William Davis
John Garland

1682

1708



Harbour Grace

1675
Thomas Player
Joan Hibbs
Thomas Horton
Lewis Guy
Emelin Garland
Arthur Batten

1682

1708
Henry Edwards
Edward Stephens
Edward Waters
Robert Pynn
Johnathan Webber
Samuel Ruck??
Robert Marshall
Richard Howell
Edward Petten
Edward Passell


6s
w3c4s
w5c3s
w6s
w7c
11s
w2c9s
w4s
w1c3s
2s
*Henry Pynn’s family had Bristol connections.
*The Trade of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 20, 1739. Page 150. Isaac Hobbhouse, Bristol merchant, gave Power of Attorney to Captain John Davis of Bristol, to collect debts from Henry Pynn at Newfoundland.
*Bristol Register of Servants to Foreign Plantations. Vol 1, ( 1654-1663 ), page 121. Thomas Player of Bristol. No destination given.
*At Harbour Grace 1676, were Dartmouth Fishing Ship Masters: Richard Sparkes, Nicholas Newell and Robert Barker.
*In the 1700’s Harbour Grace saw much Channel Island activity.
*Andrews of Topsham at Harbour Grace, in the 1700’s.
*From 1750 the Webber family of Boston, had tried to advance their business at Harbour Grace.



Bryant's Cove

1675
Thomas Hibbs

1682

1708
*Consider Hibbs Hole, Port de Grave.
*At 1677 Bryant’s Cove were William Mugford and Thomas Hibbs. Mugford likely connected with Topsham, and possibly Dartmouth.
*Thomas and Henry Mugford Captained Poole, Dorset to Newfoundland, late 1700’s.

1782  St. James Church, Poole, Dorset.  Henry Mugford of Lympstone, widower, married Mary Leer_Lear, Widow.

1777  St. James Church, Poole, Dorset.  William Leer of Wincanton, Somerset; married Mary Jay.




Kelly's Island

1675

1682

1708
John Snow
John Butler
Richard Bullock


W3c11s
6s
w3c3s
*Richard Bullock in William Pickering Account Books 1675-1718, Salem, Massachusetts.
*At Bonavista June 22 & July 5, 1708. Bonavista in winter, Kelly’s Island in summer? French threat?
*Robert Rogers Saunders and Thomas Snow, merchants and co-partners of Exeter, Devon. As of Dec 21, 1836, owned 32 shares in vessel “Leander”
*.Samuel Cocking, merchant, of Cocking and Co.,Torquay, Devon; and William Whiteway, Torquay merchant, also owned 16 shares each, in the “Leander”
*This vessel “Leander” of 155 tons and 76 feet length, voyaged to Newfoundland and the Mediterranean.
* Records of Bristol Ships, 1800-1838 (vessels Over 150 Tons), edited by Grahame E. Farr. Pages 148/9.



Bay Roberts

1675
Joan Clay

1682

1708
Thomas Neck
Nicholas Guy


14s
w5s
*Roger Andrews, out of Dartmouth, Devon at Bay Roberts, 1676, Fishing Ship Master; at Isle of Spears, 1677.
James Cleffe wed Joan Andrew, 1660, Stoke in Teignhead, Devon. ( ?Any consideration for Jean and Joan Clay of 1674 Bay Roberts? )



Port de Grave

1675
Thomas Butler
Andrew Gregory
Nicholas Prout

1682

1708
William Mugford
Edward Burt
Richard Stephens
Henry Chappell
George Alford
John Davis
Thomas Webber


w7c3s
w3c3s
5s
w3s
w3s
w3s
2s
* Seven 1708 Port de Grave Boatkeeper Inhabitants, but only one boat each kept by Mugford, Burt and Stephens, totaling three boats for the community. Chappell, Alford, Davis, and Webber kept skiffs.
* All seven 1708 Port de Grave inhabitants, owned Train Fats_Train Vats. Train oil was boiled out of Whale Blubber, Seal blubber, or Seal/Cod liver oil. Or rendered out with the sun’s heat.
Rambles in Ye Old Colony. By the Banks and the Bergs. 1899. Pages 29/30.
In 1766 the first school was established in Harbour Grace, under a Mr. William Lampen, at a salary of 15 Pounds per annum.
The fees required were a Quintal of fish for each child in attendance.
Rev. Balfour, in 1781, reported that John Tucker was operating a winter school at Ship Cove, Port de Grave.
John Tucker wed Mary Daw, June 10, 1777 at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.
May 12, 1781. Will of Ann Daw of Ship Cove, Port de Grave.
"I do give to my son Abraham Daw that part of the Room that he now has in possession, with part of the Point. Imprimis: The skool and the new stage..." In the early 1800’s, Abraham Daw documented land to the SPG. For a church building?



Cupid's Cove

1675
Stephen Atkins, keeper of Mr. Butler’s cattle.

1682

1708
*Cattle and hogs raised in Ireland, were commodities exempted from requirements of the English Navigation Acts, and could be taken directly from Ireland to Newfoundland, without interference of English customs and duties. Resulting in victualing cost reduction and time savings, for those English merchants voyaging to Newfoundland, who choose Ireland as a supply port, for goods and labor. The Navigation Acts espoused English trade in English vessels only, as opposed to English trade in foreign vessels. English merchants trading and sacking, to and from Newfoundland, enjoyed cost savings, by regularly victualing at Irish port towns, like Waterford and Cork. It is interesting that Butler merchants of Waterford, and Butler merchants of New Ross, traded at Bristol, Gloucestershire; from at least the 15th Century. However the Le Boutillier_Snow relations Channel Islands to Conception Bay, may take the driver’s seat? Did Stephen Atkins look after Irish or Channel Island cattle?



Brigus North

1675
John Gifford
Matthew Carter
Richard Webb

1682

1708
James Gutterage
Francis Bully
William Clements
John Petten
James Colesworth
Henry Bishop
David Rowlins
Hannah Moors
George Mugford
William Burt


10s
w2s
2s
3s
1s
w3c2s
w
2c4s
w6c1s
3s



Little Belle Isle

1675

1682

1708
James Butler
John Garland
Anthony Varder


W1c8s
3s
6s



Great Belle Isle

1675

1682

1708
John Fancey
Henry Thistle
William Thacker
Thomas Weedler
Samuel Hayman
William Reeves
Thomas Burt
Robert Cock


w2c6s
w5c4s
w4s
9s
12s
16s
w3c4s
w3c4s

*Note: John Weedler of Carbonear, 1708.
*Fancy & Thacker occur at Poole, Dorset. Thistle Guernsey. Hayman & Reeves occur at Dartmouth, Devon.



Harbour Main

1675
Jeremiah Fortune

1682

1708



Portugal Cove

1675

1682

1708
Thomas Burt
Robert Cook
John Earle


w2c9s
w4c5s
w1c



Torbay

1675
John Corum
John Cole
Edward Stocker

1682

1708
John Dyer
Robert Newman
John Cock
Phillip Stuckey
Richard Lutton


25s
15s
w2c12s
6s
5s



Quidi Vidi

1675

1682
Non nominal

1708
William Nickols
William Tapley
John Greenland
John Elliott
Thomas Johnson
Robert Selman
William Booe
John Knight
Gregory Cole
Phillip Tallick
John Passgood
Abraham Barrett
Stephen Dann
James Churchwood
William Barggess
John Heffor
John Roades
Thomas Squarey


11s
9s
11s
14s
9s
9s
5s
5s
5s
5s
4s
11s
8s
8s
w10s
w1c2s
w1c3s
5s



St. John's

1675
John Downing
William Bennett
Thomas Oxford
Dennis Loney
Phillip Roberts
John Ewen
Thomas Dodd
Mary Fuze
Andrew Oxen
John Piercy
John Hollowell
William Kean
Richard Hopkins
Richard Matthews
Thomas Holloway
John Collins
John Wood
Richard England
George Piercy

1682
John Downing
John Holloway
James Evans
William Denovar
Richard Hellior
Richard Lutton
William Roberts
John Peirce
Nicholas Maine
Richard Orton_Horton
John Crute
John Ivetts_Ivys
William Martin
Tobias Hutchings
William Strong
Richard Hopkins
Phillip Roberts
Robert Warren
John Babb
William Sargent
John Tucker
Henry Marshall
Richard Horton
John Underhill
Richard Tucker
James Tucker
Robert Kimer
Michael Gould
Phillip Beard
Leonard Townsend
John Cheake/Cheeke
Thomas Drew
Robert Martin
John Audhey
Christopher Tapley
Frances Tapley
Andrew Holman
Melshevideck Casway
Silvester Whiteway
Samuel Carle
Richard Sellman
John Tapper
Anthony Torley
Richard Wistwoll
Thomas Hayman
Richard Wood
Walter Gould
John Cawley
Edward Berry
Emanuell Vanston
William Manyard
Jonas Cow
Robert Webb
Robert Atwood
Thomas Buford
Abraham Lattimore
Andrew Card
Thomas Weymouth
Gilbert Marrell
Robert Weymouth
Elias Martin
Thomas Hoare
Peter Barnell
Sp. Southward
Thomas Barnell
John Matthews
John King
John Symons
Thomas Millard
Bartholomew Hill
John Chalam
John Bickford
Simon Skerdon
Peter Lucas

1708
James Smith
John Jenkins
Francis Rowell
Gregory Whitten
Phillip Williams
John Roach
John Mitchell
Sampson Job
Nehamiah Hore
John Wallis
Humphrey Dyer
Henry Parker
William Handcock
Joseph Nills??
Henry Harris
Christopher Archer Richard Penny
Richard Gotbed
John Drew
Thomas Hawkins
Gilbert Jame
John Earle
William Squarey
William Sampson
Bartholomew Webber
Allen Southmaid
Thomas Jackson
John Prim
Peter White
Simon? Drew
John Tarrant
John Marshall
Joseph White
Richard Colesworthy
William Furse
John Collin
Giles Goss
William Roberts
George Colley
William Jeffreys
Elias Bickford
Hugo Tucker
John Grantlands
Charles Coaker
Mrs. Studley
Thomas Gruch
Henry Jeffrey
RichardWoodmason
William Bolls
John Maddick
Francis Tapley
Edward White????
Robert Healland
James Colley


4s
w4c9s
5s
5s
6s
5s
w3c5s
w2c5s
5s
5s
5s
w4c5s
w5s
5s
5s
5s
5s
5s
w1c5s
5s
w2c5s
5s
15s
5s
10s
10s
5s
5s
w2c15s
w1c5s
5s
w8s
5s
w12s
18s
w1c12s
6s
w4c6s
6s
5s
5s
5s
12s
w2c5s
5s
w4c7s
5s
15s
w2c5s
5s
5s
10s
12s
10s
Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art
Report & Transactions, Volume 41. 1909. Page 330.
Dec 31, 1700. Conveyance from Elizabeth/Betty Goss, to Giles Goss, seaman. Both of West Teignmouth. Susanna Comings/Cummins Witnessed.
Giles Goss wed: 4 July 1712 Stoke In Teignhead, Devon, England. spouse: Cicily Squarry
Giles Goss wed: 4 July 1712 Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, England. spouse: Cicily Squarry.



Petty Harbour

1675
Edward Hinde
Andrew Rowland
John Boone
Nicholas Hunt
John Ruden

1682
Harvey Hacker
Edward Hinde
Henry Hinde
Samuel Buchers
John boden
Nicholas Hunt
John Nowling
John Boone
Andrew Roling
James Cock
Mark Buckford

1708
Thomas Ford & partner
John Lee
Samuel Wakeham
Arizias Cundett
Richard Wilson
Edmond Andrews
Edmond Conger
Richard Jackson
John Chafe
John Rex
Nicholas Langley
Edward Hill
Thomas Menshew
William Blesscom/Blesscosse?


29s
12s
7s
10s
4s
w1c4s
5s
5s
5s
9s
6s
w2c10s
1s
w1c5s



Bay Bulls

1675
John Stone
Peter Mayo
John Dale
Robert Peirce
John Peirce

1682
Matthew Beard
Robert Dench
John Peirce
Henry Ryder
George Willecutt
Mr. Clouter
Robert Peirce
George Prowse

1708
*Bay Bulls was an English fishing convoy destination/departure port; in early Newfoundland.



Witless Bay

1675
Arthur Malone
Humphrey Smith
Gilbert Martin

1682
Matthew Russell
Arthur Moone
Humphrey Smith
William Hall

1708



Island of Spears

1675

1682

1708
William Cooper
Thomas Hodge
Samuel Henley
Walter Short


w/3c/6s
5s
w/3c/6s
12s



Tors Cove

1675
John Rolston

1682

1708



Caplin Bay

1675
Christopher Pollard




Bauline East

1675
Richard Coome
Richard White

1682

1708



Brigus South

1675
Nicholas Coome
Thomas Dodridge

1682
Non nominal

1708
John Tucker
Henry Werry
Thomas Pass.


12s
10s
6s
*Check surname Bass? at Ferryland, 1681?



Calvert

1675
Christopher Pollard

1682
Non nominal

1708



Ferryland

1675
George Kirke
David Kirke
Phillip Kirke
Lady Kirke
Lady Hopkins
William Roberts
John Yard
Ezekiel Dibble
William Thomas
Samuel Adams
Henry Dench

1682
Non nominal

1708
William Penpraise
Henry Rex_Reeks
Thomas Dibble
Anthony Farrly/Fairley?
Edmond Webber
Oliver Lang
James Benger
John Prim????
Anthony White????
Richard Clugg
William Short
Anthony Parsons
John Tucker
Richard Roberts
Richard Hamlin
Andrew Palmer
John Fletcher


w/2c/4s
w/5s
w/2c/5s
w/1c/5s Filler??
5s
w/2c/11s
21s
w/4s
w/6c/10s
w/2c/9s
w/1c/11s
w/3c/5s
w/5c/5s
w/3c/5s
w/4c/5s
w/2c/10s
3s
*Dibble (Deble/Double/Dobell)
*James Benger, commander of a Barnstaple or Bideford ship, to Ferryland, 1707.
*John, Robert, Oliver and Charles Lang, John Dench, Christopher and William Short, John and Thomas Pollard, 1697, of Appledore, Devon, and Ferryland.
*Alexander Penpraise, William Short, and John Fletcher of Ferryland, 1707.
*The southern communities in the early Census’ are more associated with Bideford/Barnstaple local area.


Aquaforte

1675

1682
Non nominal

1708



Fermeuse

1675

1682
Non nominal

1708
Edmond Picker
John Madox_Maddick_Maddock
Lawrence Healand
Absolom King
John Baker
Richard Miller
Richard Lee


Renews

1675
Johnathan Hooper
Henry Cotton
Richard Pooley
Clement Hudley
John Lane
Davy Davies

1682
Non nominal

1708
* Renews/Renouse/Renolls/Reynolls/Reynolds_Reynells


Trepassey

1675
George Perriman
Richard Perriman
Thomas Perriman
William Pooley

1682

1708
Endnotes:
1.
List of the Officers in Newfoundland, commissioned October, 1709.
*St. Johns:
John Collin, Governor. Edward Sheppard Lieutenant Governor. John Jenkins, Major. William Roberts, Gilbert Jeane, John Marshall, John Cock, John Eleat, William Bowles, Richard Tapley, Captains. Thomas Squarry, Jonathan Martin, Henry Parker, James Prosser, Thomas Roberts, Samuel Nicks/Neck, Giles Goss, John Julian, Robert Bowles, Stephen Dann, Lieutenants. Daniel Ranes, Robert Willicot, Charles Coaker, Joseph Newham, Thomas Hawkins, John Martin, Rowland Martin, Richard Boden, John Richardson, Abraham Barrott, Ensigns. Isaac Legros, Surgeon. William Squarry, Master Gunner.

*Ferryland and Isle of Boys:
Oliver Lang, Governor. John Tucker, Lieutenant Governor. Richard Roberts, Henry Rex/Reeks, Lieutenants. Thomas Deble, Arthur White, Ensigns.

*Carbonear:
William Pynn, Governor. Thomas Williams, Thomas Pike, Captains. William Pynn, Jr, Peter Merkin, William Reeves, Lieutenants.

*Harbour Grace Island:
Henry Edwards, Governor. Robert Pynn, Jonathan Webber, Captains. William Parsons, William Burt, Edward Stephens, Lieutenants.

*Little Bell Isle:
James Butler, Governor. George Garland, John Snow, Captains. John Butler Jr, John Fancy, William Thacker, Lieutenants.
Signed, Joseph.Taylor. 2 pp. [C.O. 194, 22. No. 73.]

From: 'America and West Indies:
October 1709, 1-12', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 24: 1708-1709 (1922), pp. 476-482.

2.
*Consider “Church of England” vs “Society of Friends”, vs Anabaptists/Baptists, vs Presbyterians, vs Congregationalists vs Independents, vs Unitarians, etc. Otherwise Conformists vs non-Conformists.
*Many non-Conformists or Protestant Dissenters, disagreeing with state church policy in England, and being repressed by the authority of the state; decided an overseas occupation may provide greater opportunity for increased earnings, and more religious freedom. Otherwise Parish Officers in England apprenticed servants, overseas. A servant indentured in England, or indentured to an English Merchant/Adventurer, was almost certain of an overseas occupational placement. In Newfoundland JP’s like Jacob Taverner/Trinity Bay, Moses Cheater/Fogo Island, and John Peyton/Twillingate, paper worked Servant Indentures, for the British governing authority.

The Law Journal Reports for the Year 1837. Page 71.
Jan 25, 1837. The King vs the Inhabitants of Closworth. Robert Bartlett’s Foreign Indenture at Twillingate, Newfoundland.
A Court of Sessions barrister speaking in Dorset, England. “With respect to the law of Newfoundland, it is said, that there is nothing here to shew that these (British) indentures would be lawful there. It is not necessary that the lawfulness of this contract should be distinctly stated; for a contract of teaching and learning is prima facie lawful, …”

Heritage of a Newfoundland Outport, The Story of Port de Grave. 2006. Gerald Andrews. Chapter 11. Page 161.
"In 1743, Thomas Snow laid claim to a Port de Grave Plantation, on behalf of Thomas Butler, whom he had educated."

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