Shea RC Baptisms
Basilica of St John the Baptist 1803 – 1867

These records for the surname Shea were generously donated by Sharon Lewison. The information was taken from the holdings of the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL) at The Rooms in St John’s.

Please be aware that the original records were hand written up to two hundred years ago – long before pen and paper as we know them were invented. Just as well too, these old materials were made to last – what we use today were not. The transcriber worked from photocopies of the original register pages.

These are all factors that contribute to possible errors. The study of archaic handwriting is a science in itself; the spelling of names, especially surnames has evolved over time.

Bearing all that in mind, this material, freely offered, is a wonderful resource. We hope you find something useful here.


Basilica of St John The Baptist Roman Catholic, St John’s, NL

Birth Date	Bap Date	Name							
		Jun 26,1803	Mary to John SHEA & Elinor WALSH
				Sponsors: Wm KEARVICK & Elinor CEARY
		Jul 2,1803	John to Henry SHEA & Ellen RYAN
				Sponsors: Patrick RYAN & Margaret KEATING
		Dec 4,1803	John to Joseph SHEA & Susana GRISSLE
				Sponsors: John CAHILL & Elinor SHEA
		Jun 21,1805	Henry to Henry SHEA & Elinor RYAN
				Sponsors: Rev’d Michl O’DONIL & Eleanor RYAN
		Aug 23,1805	Wm to Joseph SHEA & Rosanna GRISHY
				Sponsors: James MEGHER & Catherine MOLLONEY
		Oct 8,1805	Anastasia to Mathew SHEA & Mary SHEA
				Sponsors: Michl CURRIN & Mary MURPHY
		Oct 8,1807	Mary to Mathew SHEA & Mary SHEA
				Sponsors: John MURPHY & Mary DELAHUNTY
                Oct 16,1807	Eleanor to Joseph SHEA & Rosanna GRUSHEW
				Sponsors: Patrick WALSH & Mary WALSH
		Feb 14,1808	Patk to John SHEA & Elinor WALSH
				Sponsors: John DAVIS & Mary SQUIRES
		Dec 11,1808	David to Joseph SHEA & Rosanna GRISHY
				Sponsors: John WALSH & Catherine GALETY
		Sep 21,1809	Eleanor to Henry SHEA & Eleanor RYAN
				Sponsors: Timothy RYAN & Eleanor RYAN
		Nov 16,1809	Martin to John SHEA & Elinor WALSH
				Sponsors: John WALSH & Mary BALIN
		May 6,1810	Patrick to Joseph SHEA & Rosana GREASHEY
				Sponsors: Eleanor LYNES & Michl COMMERFORD
		Oct 28,1810	Elizabeth to Matthew SHEA & Mare SHEA
				Sponsors: Peter PRIM & Catherine McALLISTER
		May 26,1811	John to John SHEA & Elinor WALSH
				Sponsors: Philip HOWLET & Elinor NORRIS
		Aug 29,1812	Mary to Joseph SHEA & Rose GRISHEY
				Sponsors: Thos STAFFORD & Catherine FARREL
		Jun 20,1813	Cath to Matthew SHEA & Mary SHEA
				Sponsors: Pearce STAFFORD & Mary CAHIL
		Aug 15,1813	Anne to Morris SHEA & Bridget LACY
				Sponsors: Philip DOYLE & Mary BRYAN
		Mar 6,1814	James to Joseph SHEA & Rose GRESHU
				Sponsors: Mary -----
		Jul 2,1815	Elizabeth to Joseph SHEA & Rose GRESHEE
				Sponsors: Jerry SULLIVAN & Mary KEATING
		Sep 24,1815	William to John SHEA & Mary MURPHY
				Sponsors: Patt KEOUGH & Catherine WALSH
		Dec 16,1815	Ellen to John SHEA & Mary HOWE
				Sponsors: John REDDY & E SHEA
		Mar 11,1817	Margaret to Joseph SHEA & Elizabeth SQUIRES
				Sponsors: James SHEA & Joanna RORKE
		Mar 25,1817	Mary to Henry SHEA & Eleanor RYAN
				Sponsors: Thos MEAGHER & Johanna KEATING
		Apr 27,1817	Anstace to Patk SHEA & Bridget KEARNEY
				Sponsors: Luke SHEA & Frances KAVINAGH
		Dec 26,1817	Cathe, illegitimate daug of Pat SHEA & Bridget RENNON, 	a married women
				Sponsors: Richd DONAL & Honera BAYLEY
		Aug 24,1818	Thomas to John SHEA & Mary HAUSE
				Sponsors: Thos WALSH & Judith CAHILL
		Aug 12,1819	James to Joseph SHEA & Elizabeth COX
				Sponsors: James KEHOE & Anne GREEN
		Aug 27,1819	Anne to Mathew SHEA & Mary SHEA
				Sponsors: Patrick CHAPMAN & Mary MURPHY
		Jan 13,1820	Elizabeth to Patrick SHEA & Margaret BRINING
				Sponsors: James CULLON & Catherine NEIL
		May 6,1820	Judith to James SHEA & Mary RUTH
				Sponsors: James McGRATH & Margaret NICKITON
		Jun 29,1820	Edward Dalton to Henry SHEA & Eleanor RYAN
				Sponsors: Joseph RYAN & Mary HOGAN
		May 7,1821	Ellen to John SHEA & Mary WALSH
				Sponsors: Thos DOYLE & Ellen CAHILL
		Jan 13,1822	Ellen to Matthew SHEA & Mary SHEA
				Sponsors: Laurence MURPHY & Seragh HEARN
		Sep 10,1822	Honora to Joseph SHEA & Eliza COX
				Sponsors: Willm QUIDILY & Bridget LANG
		Oct 26,1822	Mary to Edmond SHEA & Joanna DREELING
				Sponsors: Thos CAVANAGE & Mary SHEON
		Oct 26,1822	John to Patrick SHEA & Margaret BINNION
				Sponsors: Brien NEIL & Anty DOOLING
		Feb 2,1823	Mary to Luke SHEA & Alice NOWLAN
				Sponsors: Martin QUIGLY & Anne COOKE
		Sep 22,1823	James to William SHEA & Catherine KEEFE
				Sponsors: William COSGRAVE & Catherine CAVAUGH
		Jan 13,1824	Patrick to Luke SHEA & Alice NOWLAN
				Sponsors: Edward FLYN & Mary WALSH
		Apr 23,1825	Charl illegitimate child of Thomas SHEA & Mary CUMMINS
				Sponsors: Mary CUMMINS
		Nov 11,1825	Cath to John SHEA & Mary GALLIVAN
				Sponsors: Peter GALLAVAN & Bridt SHEA
		Apr 9,1828	Daniel to Edwd SHEA & Ardy WHITTY
				Sponsors: Thom SHEA & Johanna PIKE
		Oct 19,1828	John to Willm SHEA & Ann NOLAN
				Sponsors: Edwd BOLAN & Mary MURPHY
		Feb 15,1829	Johanna to Jams SHEA & Meg GALLIVAN
				Sponsors: Richd MURPHY & Ellen GALLEVAN
		Jun 7,1829	Alicia to Luke SHEA & Ally NOWLAN
				Sponsors: Pierce GRACE & Cath MAGHOE
		Jun 2,1830	Thomas to Tom SHEA & Mary MENY
				Sponsors: John HENESY & Allis HENERY
		Aug 23,1830	John to Jas SHEA & Ellen CONNADY
				Sponsors: Danl DELANY & Margaret MAGRATH
		Aug 27,1830	Thomas to Edward SHEA & Anastasia WHITTY, 	Tor Bay
				Sponsors: John GOUGH & Margaret CROW
		Dec 5,1830	David to William SHEA & Ann BOLAN
				Sponsors: Patrick SHEA & Bridget BOLAN
		Dec 21,1830	Thos to Thos SHEA & Mary ME------
				Sponsors: John SARGENT & Charlotte A-------
		Jan 10,1831	William to Luke SHEA & Alisia NOLAN
				Sponsors: Thos NOLAN & Mary WILEY
		Mar 27,1831	Patrick to James SHEA & Mary GALLIVAN
				Sponsors: John THOMEY & Maryanne DOYLE
		Jan 16,1832	James to John SHEA & Anne WHITTY
				Sponsors: Sam GOSS & Mary ROACH
		Jun 30,1832	Anne to John SHEA & Eleanor TRACEY
				Sponsors: Edmund CUDDIHY & Catherine KURSEY
		Jul 22,1832	Margaret to James SHEA & Elenor KENEDY
				Sponsors: Patt CONNORS & Mary GALAVAN
		Mar 1833	Patt to Bill SHEA & Catharine KEEFE
				Sponsors: Peter HENERY & Catherine KEEFE
		Mar 17,1833	Michael to James SHEA & Mary GALLIVAN
				Sponsors: Patk BUTLER & Mary POWELL
		Jul 7,1833	Jams to Thos SHEA & Ellen CONNORS
				Sponsors: Patk McDONNEL & Honora FITZ GERALD
		Aug 11,1833	John to Luke SHEA & Alice NOONAN
				Sponsors: Martin ----LAN & Bridget FLYNN
		Aug 25,1833	John to Michl SHEA & Mary SHEA
				Sponsors: John LARD & Mary SULLIVAN
		Oct 13,1833	William to William SHEA & Ann BOLAN
				Sponsors: John POWER & Anne BROWNE
		Nov 24,1833	William to John SHEA & Elin TREASY
				Sponsors: Edward TREASY & Ann LAMP
		Jul 1834	Daniel to John SHEA & Mary (PRICE)
				Sponsors: Daniel SULLIVAN & Catherine FITZGERALD
		Nov 20,1834	Catharine to Thomas SHEA & Ellen CONNORS
				Sponsors: John DARAGAN & Mary SHEA
		Dec 24,1834	Isabella to Joseph SHEA & Margaret CARSON
				Sponsors: John SHEA & Ellen SHEA
		Dec 24,1834	Henry to Joseph SHEA & Margaret CARSON
				Sponsors: James TOBIN & Ellen SHEA
		Apr 4,1835	Ellen to Patt SHEA & Honoria HENEY
				Sponsors: Edward SCOT & Elen FORWARD
		Jun 20,1835	Thomas to Michael SHEA & Margaret POOR
				Sponsors: Michael POOR & Jean CULEN
		Jun 30,1835	Mary Joseph to Edward SHEA & Anty WHITTY
				Sponsors: Solomon GOSS & Mary GOSS
		Sep 6,1835	Thomas to Luke SHEA & Alice NOLAN
				Sponsors: Patt FLYNN & Bridget SHEA
		Oct 19,1835	Joseph to William SHEA & Anne BOLAN
				Sponsors: William SHEA & Anne REDDY
		Apr 22,1836	Mary Ann to Martin SHEA & Mary WILLIAM
				Sponsors: Michael HARVEY & Cath HARVEY
		Oct 23,1836	Eliza to Martin SHEA & Mary WILLIAMS
				Sponsors: Thos POOR & Margaret POOR
		Feb 2,1837	Mary to Thomas SHEA & Susanna LAWLOR
				Sponsors: Joseph McGRAUGH & Elin FINN
		Jun 17,1837	William to Patt SHEA & Honora HANEY
				Sponsors: William HANEY & Mary STAFORD
		Jul 2,1837	Henry Jno to Jno SHEA & Mary Agnes CORBET
				Sponsors: Jno SINCLAIR & Mary SHEA
		Aug 7,1837	Mary to Michael SHEA & Margaret POWER
				Sponsors: James GREACE & Bridt T------
		Oct 1,1837	Mary to John SHEA & Ellen GREADY
				Sponsors: Dennis MCCARTY & Johann HERSE
		Nov 4,1837	John Joseph to John SHEA & Ellen FRACY
				Sponsors: James MOREY & Mary CONNORS
		Nov 19,1837	John Martin to Edward SHEA & Anty WHITTY
				Sponsors: John BROWN & Mary WATERMAN
		Dec 7,1837	Johanna to James SHEA & Mary BUCK
				Sponsors: Patt BUCK & Johanna KENEDY
		Mar 24,1839	Patk to Patk SHEA & Honora HENERY
				Sponsors: John GALISHU & Ellen WALSH
		Jul 16,1839	Thomas to Thos SHEA & Ellen CONNORS
				Sponsors: Will HEANEY & Mary CANE
		Sep 2,1839	Elizabeth to Thomas SHEA & Susanna LAULER
				Sponsors: Patt WALSH & Ellen FOWLER
		Oct 19,1839	George to Michael SHEA & Margaret POWER
				Sponsors: Michael JORDAN & Johana MCGROUGH
		Feb 5,1840	Rosannah to Jno SHEA & Ellen TRACY
				Sponsors: Jeremiah KEEFE & Margaret PARES
		Jul 19,1840	Michl to Luke SHEA & Alice NOWLAN
				Sponsors: Jno FLINN & Maria FLINN
		Aug 10,1840	Mary to John SHEA & Mary BRISON
				Sponsors: Daniel KAVANAH & Ellen GRIFFIN
		Sep 6,1840	Ann to Edward SHEA & Anty WHITTY
				Sponsors: Luke MURPHY & Mary HYNES
		Mar 20,1842	Ellen to Thos SHEA & Cath WALSH
				Sponsors: John STAFFORD & Cath WALSH
		Apr 3,1842	Mary Josef to Patrick SHEA & Honora HEANY
				Sponsors: John LONER & Mary ROSE
		May 22,1842	James to John SHEA & Elon TRACY
				Sponsors: Thomas POWER & Margaret SHEA
		Jun 24,1842	Elon to Thomas SHEA & Elon CONNERS
				Sponsors: Martin KENEDY & Johana JOHNSON
		Sep 24,1842	John to John SHEA & Mary BUTT
				Sponsors: James KENEDY & Mary FIBHARD
		Oct 23,1842	Jeremiah to Thomas SHEA & Johanna HANIFIN
				Sponsors: Michael NEALIGAN & Mary BUTT
		Jul 3,1844	John to Patrick SHEA & Honora HEANY
				Sponsors: William SHEA & (-------) HASKEY
		Jul 13,1844	Elizabeth to Thos SHEA & Susanna FOWLER
				Sponsors: Michl KELLY & Ellen WALSH
		Aug 3,1844	Mic to Edward SHEA & Ellen CLOONEY
				Sponsors: John FINELY & Bridget TILLY
		Oct 3,1844	Mary to Thos SHEA & Johanna HANIFEN
				Sponsors: Richard FOWLER & Elon CONNOR
		Dec 15,1844	Ambrose to Michael SHEA & Margaret POWER
				Sponsors: John GLEASON & Johana DWIRE
		Feb 16,1845	Patk to Jno SHEA & Mary BRUCK
				Sponsors: Brian SHEEHAM & Mary BRUCK
		Jun 21,1845	Margaret to James SHEA & Cath LAWLER
				Sponsors: Denis MACCACY & Honora HURLY
		May 31,1846	Margaret Frances to Michael SHEA & Mary CHAFIELD
				Sponsors: William BIRCHIL & Mary BIRCHIL
		Jan 22,1847	Margt to Thos SHEA & Mary SPRICHNAN
				Sponsors: Bryan SHEEHAN & Mary FOWLER
		May 26,1847	Ellen to Thos SHEA & Mary SPRICHAN
				Sponsors: Patt SHEA & Johana EAGAN
		Jun 6,1847	Catherine to Cornelious SHEA & Johanah DONEHUE
				Sponsors: Richard LONERGAN & Mary HARINGTON
		Jun 30,1847	Cath to James SHEA & Cath LAWLOR
				Sponsors: Jno PHELAN & Betsy WALKER
		Jun 25,1847	Martin to Patt SHEA & Jonora JAYNEY
				Sponsors: Denis McGARTH & ----------------
		Aug 29,1847	Jno to Thos SHEA & Anty ROWE
				Sponsors: Jerry BURNE & Mary BURN
		Mar 7,1848	Thomas to Thomas SHEA & Mary LARKIN
				Sponsors: John LARKIN & Helen LARKIN
		Apr 10,1848	Catherine to Edward O’SHEA & Ellen CLOONEY
				Sponsors: Edward O’SHEA & Johannah MURPHY
		Mar 24,1848	Thomas to James SHEA & Margaret NOLAN
				Sponsors: Michael MacGRATH & Anne WALKER
		Jan 23,1849	John James to Martin SHEA & May BURKE
				Sponsors: Edward SHEA & Ann BURKE
		Feb 11,1849	Jno to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLINN
				Sponsors: Jno REID & Bridget COMMERFORD
		Mar 12,1849	Patrick to John SHEA & Mary BRICK
				Sponsors: Thomas FITZGERALD & Mary MORIARTY
		Jun 29,1849	Peter John to Thomas SHEA & Mary SPRALIN
				Sponsors: Richard BUTLER & Ellen FURCEL
		Apr 15,1850	Johannah to Edwd SHEA & Ellen CLOONEY
				Sponsors: Richd HATCHET & Catherine TOBIN
		Jun 23,1850	Ellen to Richard SHEA & Catherine BROPHY
				Sponsors: Richard ALWARD & Mary Murphy
		Jul 7,1850	George to Edward Dalton SHEA & Gertrude CORBETT
				Sponsors: Henry SHEA & Isabella SHEA
		Jul 3,1850	Denis to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLINN
				Sponsors: Wm FELANY & Ellen QUICK
		Aug 23,1850	Joanna to Thos SHEA & Johanna HANAFIN
				Sponsors: Petk (–ELYAN) & Kat SHEA
		Oct 31,1850	Mary to Edwd SHEA & Mary CONNORS
				Sponsors: Edwd SHEA & Bridget CONNOLLY
		Oct 23,1851	Bridget to Thos SHEA & Mary SPRACKLIN
				Sponsors: Michl DOLLY & Ellen BREEN
		Mar 27,1852	Mary to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLINN
				Sponsors: Mary HARNEY & James BOYLAN
		Apr 27,1852	Mary Agnes to Denis SHEA & Bridget FYNN
				Sponsors: James CORMACK & Ellen SHEA
		May 23,1852	Bridget to Edward SHEA & Mary CONNORS
				Sponsors: Walter WALSH & Bridget CONNORS
		Aug 28,1852	Jno to Edwd SHEA & Mary CONNORS
				Sponsors: Thos QUINN & Bridget CONNOLLY
		Nov 20,1852	William a bastard of David SHEA & Elizabeth McCARTHY
				Sponsors: Patk McCARTY & Ann HEFEY
		Jan 25,1853	Cathrin to Thomas SHEA & Johanna HANNAFEN
				Sponsors: Michael HOWLY & Bridget LONGEN
		Jul 3,1853	Ellen to Richard SHEA & Catherine BROPHY
				Sponsors: Richard MURPHY & Bridget QUICK
		Sep 27,1853	Mary Anne to Thomas SHEA & Mary SPRINGAN
				Sponsors: James RYAN & Johanna CULLETAN
		Nov 20,1853	William to Dennis SHEA & Bridget FLING
				Sponsors: Patrick HALL & Bridget CANTELL
		Nov 27,1853	Ellen Gertrude to Edwd SHEA & Gertrude CORBETT
				Sponsors: Ambrose SHEA & Isabella SHEA
		Jun 11,1854	Ellen to Edwd SHEA & Ellen CLOONEY
				Sponsors: James DUNPHY & Cath DUNPHY
		Aug 16,1855	Mary Ann to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLINN
				Sponsors: Jno DOOLING & Anty LAPHEN
		Sep 17,1855	Emily to Edwd D SHEA & Gertrude CORBETT
				Sponsors: Nicholas CURACK & Margt CANON
		Dec 12,1855	Ellen to Edward SHEA & Mary CONNORS
				Sponsors: Clement McMANUS & Ann WALSH
		Feb 7,1856	Patrick to Thomas SHEA & Mary SPRICHAN
				Sponsors: James SPRICHAN & Ann BOYLE
		Aug 24,1857	Bella Maris to Edward SHEA & Gertrude CORBETT
				Sponsors: Rev’d Wm TOMISTALL & Bella GRIFFIN
		Sep 18,1857	James to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLINE
				Sponsors: Michael CARROLL & Anastatia WHELAN
		Nov 7,1857	James Joseph to James SHEA & Ellen BRIEN
				Sponsors: John KENNEDY & Mary DEIGN
		Dec 9,1857	John P to Edward SHEA & Mary CONNORS
				Sponsors: John CONNOR & Mary CONNELL
		May 16,1858	Ellen to Patk SHEA & Maria SMEDURCK
				Sponsors: John SHEA & Maria SMEDURCK
		Oct 13,1858	Thomas to Thomas SHEA & Mary SPRUCHEN
				Sponsors: Peter POWER & Catherine RYAN
		Jan 13,1859	Teresa Maria to Edward D SHEA & Gertrude CORBETT, Riverhead
				Sponsors: Patrick MORRIS & Bella GRIFFIN
		Apr 4,1859	Patrick to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLING
				Sponsors: Edward BROPHY & Mary LINNEN
		Apr 29,1860	Cecelia to Edward SHEA & Mary CONNORS
				Sponsors: Denis CONNORS & Martha COX
		Jul 15,1860	Edward to James SHEA & Ellen BRIEN
				Sponsors: John WALSH & Johanna SHEA
Oct 5,1860	Oct 5,1860	Honora to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLYNN
				Sponsors: James BYRNE & Margaret BRIDE
		Jan 5,1861	Edward Ignatus to Edward SHEA & Gertrude CORBETT
				Sponsors: George BENNETT & Catharine SHEA
		Dec 8,1861	Bridget to Thomas SHEA & Mary SPRUHINS
				Sponsors: Thomas ROSSITER & Mary MAHER
		May 11,1862	Mary Joseph & Patrick SHEA & Mary SMITHICK
				Sponsors: Richard ENGLISH & Catherine CARBERRY
		Aug 24,1862	Patrick to James SHEA & Ellen BRIEN
				Sponsors: Patrick MULLALLEY & Bridget KING
Oct 24,1862	Oct 26,1862	Gertrude Mary to Edward D SHEA & Gertrude CORBIN
				Sponsors: Henry SHEA & Mary Margaret BENETT
Oct 30,1862	Nov 1,1862	James Simon to Michael SHEA & Mary DUNN
				Sponsors: James DUNN & Mary Ann DUNN
		Aug 16,1863	William to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLYNN
				Sponsors: John CANTWELL & Priscilla ABBOTT
Sep 26,1864	Sep 27,1864	Winifred M Francis to Michael SHEA & Mary DUNNE
				Sponsors: Thomas DUNNE & Julia DUNNE
		Oct 8,1864	Michael to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLYNN
				Sponsors: Martin KELLY & Johanna SCULLY
Dec 23,1865	Dec 29,1864	Bridget to Patrick SHEA & Mary A SMITHWICK
				Sponsors: Michael SHEA & Elizabeth THOMPSON
Feb 6,1865	Feb 12,1865	Richard to Martin SHEA & Mary MAKENTER
				Sponsors: Roger McNEIL & Bridget SHANAN
		Mar 15,1865	Michael Joseph to James SHEA & Ellen BRIEN
				Sponsors: Patrick BRIEN & Mary CALLAGHAN
		Jan 28,1866	William to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLYNN
				Sponsors: James MURPHY & Mary MURPHY
		Aug 21,1866	John Joseph to Michael SHEA Mary DUNN, Bally Hally
				Sponsors: David KING & Catherine LYNCH
		Feb 17,1867	Ellen to Patrick SHEA & Mary Ann SMITHWICK
				Sponsors: John SHEA & Anne CROAKE
		Feb 13,1867	Michael to Denis SHEA & Bridget FLYNN
				Sponsors: Michael HICKEY & Bridget HAMILTON	

 The information was compiled and transcribed by Deborah L Jeans, a genealogy researcher in St John's, Newfoundland. 

 

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One Response to Shea RC Baptisms
Basilica of St John the Baptist 1803 – 1867

  1. Marcia Shea Wingate says:

    Hi Eileen:
    I found this website on a NGB message board that Sharon Lewison posted a message. This was an interesting site to check-out. My Shea family ended up in Portugal Cove & I’ve been trying to prove or disprove that Sharon’s Shea’ s and my Shea’s are related. It’s been an interesting search. Thank you for the added information on your website.
    Marcia

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