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.