Newfoundland Voyages in Foreign Newspapers and Journals. ( Incomplete. )
A few lines demonstrating early Newfoundland voyages from foreign newspapers/journals. Transcribed and contributed by David Anstey, March 2017 (updates November 2019).
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be errors.
The Boston Gazette (1719–1798) was a newspaper published in Boston, Massachusetts, in the British North American colonies.
Newfoundland voyages in this paper, remain out of the public eye. A very few Newfoundland pertinent lines are gleaned in this file. Some expatriate Newfoundlander in the United States may develop a complete file of these Newfoundland voyages, for the public eye at some future date. Similar situation for the Pennsylvania Gazette.
The Boston Gazette, Number 896. Monday March 7,
to Monday March 14, 1737.
The Boston Gazette, Number 899. Monday March 28,
to Monday April 4, 1737.
The Boston Gazette. No. 918. Monday Aug 8, to
Monday Aug 15, 1737.
The Boston Gazette. No. 926. Monday Oct 3, to
Monday Oct 10, 1737.
The Boston Gazette, Number 958. Monday May 15, to
Monday May 22, 1738.
The Boston Gazette, Number 962. Monday June 12,
to Monday June 19, 1738.
The Boston Gazette, Number 970. Monday August 14,
to Monday August 21, 1738.
The Boston Gazette, Number 974. Monday September
18, to Monday September 25, 1738.
The Boston Gazette, Number 978. Monday October 2,
to Monday October 9, 1738.
The Boston Gazette, Issues 989-1083 Monday Dec 3,
to Monday Dec 10, 1739.
The Boston Gazette And County Journal. Monday,
October 9, 1775, edition.
Foreign newspapers containing Newfoundland
voyages, together with Lloyd's Lists and other sources, have revealed
a relationship permeating the early Newfoundland Fishery. Between
the family of [Le Boutillier_Le Boteler_Butler] of Guernsey, and the
family of Snow.
The Diocese of Winchester held administrative
authority over the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and
Early Jersey/Guernsey mariners fished in Trinity
and Conception Bays, Newfoundland, as evidenced by the early Census'.
The quiet adventurers in Canada - Marion G. Turk -
1979. Page 49.
Nicholas Fiott of Jersey and Harbour Grace,
Newfoundland; voyaged to Leghorn [Livorno], Italy, in 1752.
Magazzino Italiano, 1752. Page 198.
Arrivals at Livorno[Leghorn], Italy, from
Terranova. Nov/Dec, 1752. Page 236.
*In 1746, Snow captained a vessel "St.
George", Guernsey to Newfoundland. In company with Captain
Butler of the "Prince of Wales", sometime Guernsey
*Did Captain Toogood also captain the vessel
"Adventure" to Bonavista? ?For Joseph White of Poole,
The Scots Magazine ..., Volume 20. Page 330. 1758. Charming Nancy, Captain Snow.
The General Evening Post: 1760. Charming Nancy, Captain Snow.
Page 199. 4 Oct 1763. From: (St. John’s). To: Nicholas Fiott (Harbour Grace), to come to court on the stated date because of Samuel Webber's complaint.
An Authentic Narrative of the Oppressions of the Islanders of Jersey: To ... By John Shebbeare. 1771.
Pages 17, 18, & 19. Charming Nancy. Nicholas Fiott. Feb, 1762. William Snow, late Commander.
Page 313. "Even Fish on the southern coast of Devonshire is to be purchased at half the price of what it is in Jersey:".
Page 314. "Their( Jersey's ) foreign
commerce consists of the Newfoundland fishery, in which about
forty-five ships are yearly employed.
Phillip Lempriere oppressed Nicholas Fiott of Jersey and Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. John Boteler/Butler earlier captained for James Lempriere and Co.
Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 48. Essex Institute Press, 1912 - Essex County (Mass.) Page 74.
Bill of Exchange, dated Harbour Grace,
Newfoundland, June 2, 1767, forty days sight draft, given by John
Fiott for Nicholas Fiott & Co.
From Outpost to Outport: A Structural Analysis of the Jersey-Gaspˇ Cod ... By Rosemary E. Ommer. Pages 18 & 19.
"In 1670, Jerseymen were to be found only in
small numbers in Trinity Bay."
A People of the sea: the maritime history of the Channel Islands. Alan G. Jamieson, Methuen, 1986. Pages 94 & 166.
"In 1677, John Andros and other Guernsey merchants petitioned the Lords of the Admiralty for the renewal of a pass for the "Charles" of Guernsey, ready for a voyage to Newfoundland and thence to the Straits."
May 19, 1778. Captain John Tocque on the Jersey privateer "Corbet", 70 tons/8 guns, for Nicholas Fiott, William Patriarche, & Thomas Hammond.
Transactions of La Société Guernesiaise. 1987.
Jersey vessels like Gybault's normally took
Lymington, Hampshire; salt, to Newfoundland.
Several Lloyd's List extractions, which are demonstrative of close relations, between Snow and Boteler/Butler. Guernsey to Newfoundland. 1740's. Any there any further similar stats out there?
March 6, 1743, edition.
Oct 23, 1744, edition.
May 19, 1747, edition.
Nov 10, 1747, edition.
Dec 15, 1747, edition.
Jan 10, 1748, edition.
May 13, 1748, edition.
June 3, 1748, edition.
Dec 16, 1748, edition.
November 24, 1749, edition.
April 3, 1750, edition.
May 25, 1750, edition.
Oct 9, 1750, edition.
Dec 4, 1750, edition.
Oct 11, 1751, edition.
Aug 29, 1783, edition.
*Obviously Butler captained for Fiott, as well as Snow, Cronier, etc.
*( There are no surviving Lloyd's Lists for 1754, 1756, or 1759. )
Guernsey Letters of Marque
Butler: One Old Name In One Old Place
Heritage of a Newfoundland Outport, The Story of Port de Grave. 2006. Gerald Andrews. Chapter 11. Page 161.
The following endnote was added November, 2019.
Lines below here which are indicative of voyages from the "Channel Island of Jersey, to Conception Bay, Newfoundland".
But "the said John Hue in Breach of his Agreement", having entered into and carried on a large and "beneficial Trade on his own Private Account" with the Planters in Newfoundland, ...
Acts of the Privy Council of England: Colonial Series. Colonial Series. Vol 4. London, 1911.
By Great Britain. Privy Council, William Lawson Grant, Sir Almeric William Fitz Roy
March 11, 1757. [Reference to the Committee of the petition of Nicholas Fiott, merchant, of Jersey, for himself and Company, for a day for hearing his appeal
from a sentence of the Royal Court of Jersey, March 2, 1754, in his action against John Hue.] demanding general and particular accounts of all Commerce which
the said Hue had carried on at Newfoundland in the Years 1749 and 1750, during which time the said was under engagement to the Petitioner, not to carry on any
Trade, but for the account and benefit of the Petitioner.
March 26, 1757 [On the Committee report of March 17, the appeal is dismissed. The agreement had not been reduced into writing, and Fiott was unable to prove his case.]
Mar 28, 1749, edition.
Came in to Cowes for Jersey, the vessel "Betty", Captain Hue.
Aug 14, 1752, edition.
Sailed from Southampton for Jersey, the vessel "Hope", Captain Hue.
Nov 28, 1752, edition.
Arrived at Cadiz, from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: "Mary", Snow; and "Sally", Hue.
June 19, 1753, edition.
Arrived at Newfoundland, from Jersey, the vessels:
"Swan", Captain Carteret.
"Hester", Captain Le Marinel
"King Fisher", Captain Barbier
"Peter", Captain Preven
"Sarah", Captain Le Boutillier/Boutileer/Boutilier/Botelor/Butler
"Willing Mind", Captain Fiott
"Magdalane", Captain Combs
"Sally", Captain Hue
"Diamond", Captain Le Couteur
Nov 16, 1753, edition.
Arrived at Cadiz, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Sally", Captain Hue. 100 Tons.
Dec 21, 1753, edition.
Arrived at Torbay, Devon, from Cadiz, the vessel "Sally", Captain Hue.
Feb 18, 1755, edition.
Arrived in the Downs, from Galipoly, the vessel "Sally", Captain Hue.
Nov 17, 1767, edition.
Arrived at Jersey, from Newfoundland, the vessels:
"Nancy", Captain Duheaume
"Expedition", Captain Neal
"Mary", Captain Carrol
"Success", Captain Giffard
"Good Intent", Captain Le Visconte
"Postillion", Captain Marrett
"Sally", Captain Howard, from the Labrador.
Messers. Hue & Co. agent in Port de Grave in 1777, was Phillip Dumauresq. 1777 Combes & Co. agents at Port de Grave, were John Le Rich & John Pipon.
Lloyd's Register, 1778.
The "Three Partners", Captain F. Anquetn, Voyage: Jersey - Newfoundland, 100 Tons/10 Men, Built in America, 1770. For: P. Mallet.
"Two Brothers", James Nice, Jersey - Newfoundland, 150/10, British, old. For: Jean Hue & Co. [ aka: John Hue & Co. ]
"Two Brothers", H. Brunet/Joseph Neal, Jersey - Swansey, 50/8, Newfoundland, 76. Captain & Co. H. Brunett.
"Molly", P. Neel, Jersey - Newfoundland, 110/11, Boston, 69. For: Hue & Co.
"Mary", P. Cronier, Jersey - Newfoundland, 150/12, River Thames, 35? For: Matthew Gosset.
"Southampton", J. Le Sueur, Jersey - Newfoundland, 130/11, America, 67. For: Nicholas Fiott.
"Mary", J. Herault, Jersey - Newfoundland, 70/9, America, 63. For: J. Pipon.
Lloyd's Register, 1779.
"Amelia", E Neal, Jersey - Newfoundland, 160/12, New York, 65. For: Hue & Co.
"Molly", P Neel, Jersey - Newfoundland, 110/11, Boston, 69. For: Hue & Co.
"Jane", Le Couteur, Jersey - Newfoundland, 160/13, America, old. For: Hue & Co.
"Two Friends", J. Nice, Jersey - Newfoundland, 150/10, British, old. For: Hue & Co.
"Sally", P Mallet, Jersey - Newfoundland, 200/12, New England, 72. For: Hue & Co.
Lloyd's List, July 16, 1779, edition. The "Jane", Captain Le Couteur, from Labrador to a Market, was taken in November last, and carried into Newbury.
Mar 5, 1779, edition. Arrived at Jersey, from Cadiz, the vessel "Amelia", Captain Neel.
Lloyd's Register, 1780.
"Amelia", E. Neal, Jersey - Newfoundland, 160/12, New York, 65. For: Hue & Co.
"Molly", P. Neal, Jersey - Newfoundland, 110/12, Boston, 69. For: Hue & Co.
The British Archivist - v. 1, no. 3 (May 1913). Page 20.
George Le Geyt was baptized at St. Saviour's, Jersey; on May 16, 1756. He was 26 years of age when Commander of the privateer "Union" in 1782.
The "Union was principally owned by Nicholas Fiott and Matthew Gosset, merchants. George, deceased & unmarried, was buried at St. Saviour's on Sep 21, 1794.
*Nicholas Fiott originally of St. Saviour's Parish, moved residence to St. Hellier Parish.
In Nov, 1782, a Captain Le Geyt arrived at Jersey, from Newfoundland, in the vessel "Concord". Another Le Geyt captained the "George", Jersey to Newfoundland, 1782.
Rassegna Storica Toscana, Volumes 50-51. Leo S. Olschki, 2004 - Tuscany (Italy).
Jan 24, 1770. Arrived at Leghorn from Carbonear, the vessel "Fame", Captain Thomas Reed.
Oct 31, 1770. Arrived at Leghorn from Catalina, the vessel "Squirrel", Captain Robert Cappon. Out of London.
Also Oct 31, 1770, the vessel "Levante", Captain Patrick Carrol, from Fogo. Out of Bristol.
Arrived at Leghorn, from Harbour Grace, the vessel "Friendship", Captain Griffin. Out of Dartmouth.
Nov 28, 1770. Arrived at Leghorn, from Bonavista, the vessel "Favourite", Captain Nicholas Frederickson. Out of London.
Arrived at Leghorn, from Ferryland, the vessel "Blessing", Captain Richard Honey. 150 Tons? Out of Dartmouth.
Sep 29, 1772. Arrived at Leghorn from Harbour Grace, the vessel "Maddalena", Captain Elias Vibert.
Arrived at Leghorn, from Harbour Grace, the vessel "Christopher", Captain Christopher Edwards. Out of Bristol. ?For: James Harford?
Gazetta Universale, 1777.
Oct 22, 1777 Arrived at Leghorn, from Fogo in Terra-Nova, the Nave "Carlotta", Captain Leonardo Webb.
( "Charlotte", 150 Tons, Captain L. Webb, Voyage: Bristol - Newfoundland. For: J. Reed & Co. )
25 August, 1757. Commander: William Snow. Ship: "Charming Nancy", Privateer. Burden: 200 tons. Crew: 120.
Owners: Philip Lempriere, Thomas Pixon(?Pipon?), Nicholas Fiott, Gideon Villeneufe of Jersey, merchants, and William Snow.
The General Evening Post, 1761. Oct 29th to Oct 31. Page 12.
June. The "Prince William", Captain Snow of Jersey; on a Newfoundland Cruise.
Further research titles...
Jersey in 18th and 19th Centuries, Containing an Historical Record of Commercial Enterprises.
Ordres Du Conseil Et Pièces Analogues Enregistrés à Jersey, ...
Poole, Dorset; customs, 1760.
On the 2d instant arriv’d here the Speedwell, Sloop, Wm Ford Master from Newfoundland who produced us the inclos’d Register, by which it appears she was built in Twillingate Harbour in Newfoundland in September last & was never in England before. Her lading consists of Train Oil, Furs & Seal Skins; & we have stop’d the Furs in obedience to Your Honours Orders of the 9th of June 1739 for the Master’s not having given Bond to land the same in Great Britain, which we apprehend could not be taken in Newfoundland that the Register is as good as could be procur’d there, & that no Fraud was intended in respect, which is humbly submitted by Honoured Sirs: 3rd December 1760. Yours & Ca: John Hudden & Samuel Weston.
On the 24th of August 1754 Moses & David Hooper enter’d here on the Mary, William Taverner Junr. Master, for Newfoundland, 15Ø [hundred] wt Cork & 37 Weys 22 Bushels Spanish Salt, the Debenture for which was never paid them: They are since both become Bankrupts & reside at Newfoundland & one of the Assignees to their Estate has been with us to demand the Payment of the Debenture: The Master is ready to make [oath] that all the Goods were landed at Newfoundland; & we are inform’d that an Assignee to a Bankrupt can take the Oath as to the Exportation of the Goods on the Face of the Debenture; but as we never met with an Instance of this kind, we are unwilling to pay the Drawback without Your Honours directions; which is most humbly subitted by Honoured Sirs: 2nd March 1761. Yours Ca: John Hudden & Samuel Weston.
On the 5th instant Kittier & Slade enter’d with us on the Triton of Poole, Rich. Barns Master from Alicant, 3958 Baskets v 1808? – 1gro – 25lits Denier Raisins,
& they being desirous of having them survey’d by Grocers for Damage we appointed Two of the Town , Messrs Miller & Budden to view the same agreeable to the 11th Rule of the Book of Rates, who have on their Oath return’d that they do adjudge and believe the whole Quantitiy of Raisons above mention’d to be lessen’d one part in Eight of their true value by the damage they have receiv’d by Salt Water or otherways; which is humbly submitted for Your Honours directions by, Honoured Sirs: 20th March 1762. Yours & Ca: John Hudden & Samuel Weston.
Lloyd's List, Dec 5, 1760, edition.
Arrived at Poole, Dorset; from Newfoundland, the vessels/captains: "Speedwell", Ford, "Poole", Farr; "George", Durrell; and "Dispatch", Randall.
*Captain James Randall imported furs and berries into Poole, Dorset; via this voyage. Berries = British Partridge berries from Bonavista/Fogo/Twillingate?
*In 1761, James Randall was master of the ship "William", out from Poole to Newfoundland, owner Joseph White.
*Captain Robert Durell imported Train Oil, Cod Fish, and Seal Skins, and 2 White Bear Skins, via this voyage. Robert Durell had obtained customs' plantation certificates.
*A captain Ford of the vessel "Elizabeth", "out of Weymouth; in this era.
*Captain John Farr imported Seal Skins into Poole in December 1759, in the vessel "Banker".
Some other vessels/captains who imported Seal Skins, Deer Skins, Furs, and berries, into Poole, Dorset; from Newfoundland.
December, 1758. "Industrious Bee", captain Joseph Lundridge; "Dolphin", captain John Warren; "Sally", John Winsor.
November, 1759. "Dolphin", captain John Warren. ( 1 Cask of British Berries. ) "Patsey", captain Thomas Grimes. ( Train Oil & Seal Skins. )
December, 1759. "Elizabeth", captain Valentine Baker. ( Cargo of Fish and Seal Skins. Decks very leaky. Spoilage? ) "Dispatch", Coastal Trader, captain Robert Pope. ( Bag of Furs. )
November, 1760. "Sally", captain Samuel Coward, Master. ( Train Oil, Cod Fish, Furs, and Seals. New Sloop built in Newfoundland. Ships register obtained in Trinity Harbour. )
January, 1762. "Young Beaver", captain John Stanworth/Stainsworth, Train Oil, Seal Skins, and Furs. "Sukey", captain Charles Churchill, Deer/Fox/Seal Skins. ( Trinity Bay. )
Nov 12th, 1761. The "Wolf" of Poole, Thomas Courtin ( Courtney? ) Master, returned to Poole; after two months plus, at Sea.
Could not make land at Newfoundland, due to adverse winds. Ship owner was Mr. Jolliffe. ( Voyage: Poole to Trinity Bay? )
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