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Vessels, Voyages (Lloyd's List & Register) and early Port de Grave Surnames

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

A few lines of which most are pertinent to early Port de Grave, Newfoundland; folk.

Cabot and His World Symposium: June 1997 : papers and presentations. Iona Bulgin, Newfoundland Historical Society, 1999. Page 174.
...Robert Prowse had come to Newfoundland as a child in 1808 but through his mother and father had trading connections in Newfoundland that reached well back into the previous century.
Robert Prowse ( 1798 - 1873 ) wed Jane Woodley, daughter of Daniel Woodley of St. Marychurch, Devon.
Samuel Prowse ( 1795 - ?? ) wed ?Gertrude? Mudge of Torquay, Devon. Thomas Prowse wed Agnes Mudge, sister to Gertrude?

The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Page 381. April, 1806, Thomas Prowse, R. N.; wed Miss Mudge of Devonshire.

Lloyd's List. April 6, 1744. Came in to Dartmouth for Newfoundland, the vessels/captains "Race-horse", Lang; & "Susanna", Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Nov 29, 1748. Arrived at Dartmouth, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Port Packet", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Feb 10, 1749. Arrived at Falmouth, from the Streights, the vessel "Port Packet", Captain Prowse. ( *Straights of Gibralter. )

Lloyd's List. Aug 9, 1757. Arrived at Weymouth, from London, the vessels/captains, "Weymouth", Prouse; & "Charming Molly", Towsend.

Lloyd's List. Aug 30, 1771. Sailed from Torbay for Naples, the vessel "Queen", Captain Prouse.

Lloyd's List. Apr 11, 1788. Sailed from Dartmouth for Newfoundland, the vessels/captains, "Rodney", Prouse; & "Friendship", Townsend.

Lloyd's List. Jan 2, 1789. Arrived at Dartmouth, from Corona, the vessel "Rodney", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Nov 26, 1790. Arrived at Dartmouth, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Rodney", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Dec 3, 1790. Arrived at Dartmouth, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Adventure", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Apr 1, 1791. Sailed from Dartmouth for Newfoundland, the vessel "Two Brothers", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Dec 23, 1803. Arrived at Waterford, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Alfred", Captain Prowse. Out of Poole, Dorset?

Lloyd's List. July 9, 1805. Arrived at Newfoundland, from Teignmouth, the vessel "Devonshire", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Jan 10, 1806. Arrived at Figueira, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Devonshire", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Feb 14, 1806. Arrived at Exmouth, from Figueira, the vessel "Devonshire", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Jan 16, 1807. Arrived at Figueira, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Nancy", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Feb 7, 1807. Arrived at Gravesend, from Oporto, the vessel "Ringmore", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's List. Nov 13, 1807. Arrived at Oporto, from Newfoundland, the vessel "Ringmore", Captain Prowse.

Lloyd's Register, 1791

Vessel: Two Brothers. Captains: Townsend/Prowse. Voyage: Dartmouth to Newfoundland. 67 Tons/8 Men. Built at New England, 1770. For: W. Tucker.

Lloyd's Register 1791.

William Tucker, the owner of "Two Brothers", Brig, 67/8. Built New England, 1770. Late Townsend/Prowse. Dartmouth to Newfoundland.

*1739, West Teignmouth. William, son of Stephen & Joanne Tucker.

Lloyd's Register, 1794

Hope J. Prowse Teignmouth - Newfoundland 55/9 Teignmouth 1792 T. Rowe

Exeter Register of Shipping.

"Hope", registered in 1794, square sterned schooner, built at Port de Grave, Newfoundland; in 1792. Owned by Richard Cornish, John Prowse, Stephen Bennett.

Lloyd's Register, 1795

Hope J. Prowse Teignmouth - Newfoundland 55/9 Newfoundland 1793 R. Cornish

Lloyd's Register, 1796

Hope J. Prowse Teignmouth - Newfoundland 55/9 Newfoundland 1793 R. Cornish

Lloyd's Register, 1806

Devonshire T. Prowse/Marsh Teignmouth - Newfoundland 89/10 Plymouth 1790 J. W. Goss

Lloyd's Register, 1807

Devonshire W. March Teignmouth - Newfoundland 91/10 Plymouth 1790 J. W. Goss

Ringmore W. Prowse Teignmouth - Liverpool 168/12 Ringmore 1806 Whiteway

Exeter Register of Shipping.

"Mary", registered in 1797, square sterned brigantine, built in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Owned by Richard Cornish and Richard Cornish Stone.

Exeter Register of Shipping.

"Venus", 1798, square sterned brig, built in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland; in 1795. Owned by John Job, John Butler, George Squarey, Samuel Shapley Harvey, Samuel Bulley the Elder. *Greater considerations for St. John's.

Lloyd's List, July 27, 1798. Arrived at Newfoundland, from Torbay, Devon; the vessel "Venus", Captain Harvey.

Exeter Register of Shipping.

*"John", registered in 1791, square sterned brig, built in Teignmouth in 1784. Owned by Thomas Bartlett, Jacob Bartlett, Joseph Bartlett, John Bartlett.

Robert Pinsent wed Eleanor Shapley on Jan 26, 1744 at Wolborough & Newton Abbot.

Robert Pincent, son of Robert Pincent of Wolborough & Newton Abbot bap Jun 8, 1750.

John Pincent, son of Robert Pincent of Wolborough & Newton Abbot bap Sep 1, 1757.

William Pincent, son of Robert Pincent of Wolborough & Newton Abbot bap Apr 13, 1760.

William Pinsent settled in Port de Grave, Newfoundland, in 1773; with his older brother John. William & John's older brother, Robert Pincent.

William Pinsent of Newton Abbott wed Amy Richards of Port de Grave at Harbour Grace Anglican Nov 27, 1797.

http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/guardian/AG_V06N07.pdf ( pages 14/15 )

In the late 1760's, the forebears of the Pinsent family were doing business in Ship Cove, Port de Grave.

*Wolborough & Newton Abbot marriages.

David Shapley wed Johanne Tucker 1657.

Stephen Tucker wed Johannah Squeery, 1734.

*Admiralty, Dec 14, 1611. Alexander Shapley of Kingswear, Master of the "Restitution" of Dartmouth, on a fishing voyage to Newfoundland.

Per Lloyd's Lists and Registers:

Jul 10, 1761, edition. Arrived at Newfoundland, from Teignmouth, the vessel "Little Robin", Captain Shapley.

Apr 2, 1762, edition. The "Little Robin", Captain Mudge, from Newfoundland, is arrived at Corunna, and there seized. May 26th arrived at Teignmouth.

*Samuel Prowse wed Gertrude Mudge.

Dec 17, 1765, edition. The "Little Robin", Captain Goodridge, from Newfoundland for Teignmouth, was run down on the 11th, by the "____",

Captain Oliver of Guernsey; who saved the Crew, and carried them into Guernsey.

Vessel: "Little Robin". Captain Robert Mills. Voyage: Teignmouth to Newfoundland. 70 Tons. Built at Rhode Island in 1772. For: John & Robert Pinson.

In 1776, Robert Mills captained the "Little Robin", Teignmouth to Newfoundland, for J & R Pinson_Pinsent.

In 1776, John Hooper captained the "Greyhound", a 100 ton vessel, Teignmouth to Newfoundland, for J. Pinsent & Co.

*Mary Goodridge wed Nicholas Prout.

James Prout had son Nicholas Prout bap Oct 16, 1625, at St. Saviour, Dartmouth.

Nicholas Prout at Port de Grave, 1677. 2 boats.

Nicholas Prout wed Elizabeth Terway, June, 1678, Exeter.

Nicholas Prout wed Mary Goodridge, June 1734, Exeter.

Nicholas Prout of Denbury, Devon, gent, 1746.

Nicholas Prout & Mary had Rebecca Prout bap Apr 1752, Paignton, Devon.

Goodridge of Paignton, Devon; in Newfoundland.

*One can visualize the "early Newfoundland" long term relations, as ( demonstrated/and partially so ) within this file.

Snow and Butler/Le Boutillier appear connected with the Islands of Jersey/Guernsey.
"Where her husband was settled"
Settlement Certificates were normally permitted by Parishes, only if legal proof of community attachment could be established. Parishes avoided the undue costs of funds expended, for folk having no legal settlement. Ie: Sojourners, strangers, vagabonds, paupers, etc. If Mary Butler's husband was settled in St. Peter's Parish, Isle of Jersey; one may be confident, this settlement was legal. Teignmouth, Topsham, Starcross, Kenton, and Exmouth local area, jives more with a generality of Port de Grave ancestral interests. Lympstone?

Access 2 Archives info.
Mary Butler the elder 70 A/PO 6174 1799
These documents are held at Devon Record Office
Contents:
Now in Kenton, she was born in Newfoundland where her parents belonged, when she was 16 she married and remained there with her husband for 10 years, when they moved to St Peters, Jersey, where her husband was settled, and lived there for 14 years, then she came to Kenton and took lodgings at 8d or 9d a week, she then rented a cot house at £1 16s, she is now 46.

Mary Butler the younger, single woman 70 A/PO 6175 1799
These documents are held at Devon Record Office
Contents:
Now in Kenton, she was born in Newfoundland where her parents belonged when she was 5 she went to St Peters, Jersey, where her father belonged for 14 years, then she came to Kenton and lived with her mother for 6 years working as a day labourer she is 26.

There is a vast plurality of marriages at the Island of Jersey, which may be considered part of a macro picture, as generally occurs when one begins realizing the reality background/origins of early Newfoundland "old world" ancestors. Just a few are sampled below here. Would DNA assist resolve the Port de Grave Butler family origins? ?Le Boutillier of Jersey, Newfoundland, and the Gaspe Peninsula?

Channel Island Marriages

Abraham Le Boutillier of St. Lawrence, Jersey, wed Marie Fiott, on Dec 16, 1689.

Nicholas Le Boutillier of St. Peter, Jersey, wed Elizabeth Langlois of St. Lawrence, Jersey; on Sep 26, 1741.

( L'Anglois/Langlois wed Remon, 1666, at St. Lawrence, Jersey. Also Gallichan, Journeaux, Gybaut, etc.; wed into the Remon family. )

Jacques/James Le Boutillier of St. Peter, Jersey, wed Appoline Giffard, on May 2, 1743.

Francis Remon of St. Lawrence, Jersey, wed Elizabeth Le Boutillier of St. Peter, Jersey; on Feb 14, 1799.

Nicholas Fiott of St. Helier, Jersey, wed Jeanne Remon of St. Lawrence, Jersey; on June 17, 1772.

Gideon Fiott of St. Helier, Jersey, wed Anne Hamon, on March 2, 1759.

The Nave, "Molly", Captain Gideon Fiott from Harbour Grace. Per Lefroy & Charron. [ Gideon Fiott, out of St. Helier, Jersey. ]

Family Snow marriages at St. Helier, and at St. Lawrence, Jersey.

Plural Gybaut_Gibaut - Le Boutillier marriages at St. Lawrence, Jersey. ( Abraham Gibault's mother = Jeanne Le Boutillier. )

*Diverse global documents, commonly recorded Isle of Jersey surnames, under various spellings. Surname Vibert sometimes specifically corrupted.

Endnote:

*Not necessarily Port de Grave pertinent.

*Abraham Hingston, William Whiteway and John Row(e) vessels to Conception Bay, Newfoundland; from Torbay/Torquay Shaldon/Ringmore local area.

Exeter Register of Shipping.

"Diligent", 1787, square sterned brig, built in Teignmouth in 1785. Owned by Abraham Hingston, William Whiteway, and John Row.

"Ceres", 1787, square sterned brig, built in Ringmore, Devon; in 1787. Owned by Abraham Hingston, William Whiteway, and John Row.

"Success", 1787, square sterned sloop, built in Trinity, Newfoundland; in 1778. Owned by Abraham Hingston, William Whiteway, and John Row.

"Elizabeth & Sarah", 1796, square sterned brig, built in Torquay, Devon; in 1794. Owned by John Row, Abram Hingston, and William Whiteway.

"Ceres", 1796, square sterned brigantine, built in Ringmore in 1787. Owned by John Row, Abraham Hingston, and William Whiteway.

"Tor Abbey", 1799, square sterned snow, built in Ringmore in 1799. Owned by Abraham Hingston, William Whiteway, John Row,

Nicholas Mudge the Elder, Nicholas Mudge the Younger, and John Stephens.

"Success", 1799, square sterned brig, built in Ringmore, Devon; in 1799. Owned by Abraham Hingston, William Whiteway, and John Row.

"King's Fisher", 1799, pink sterned schooner, built in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Owned by Abraham Hingston, William Whiteway, and John Row.

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