Targett – Holyrood, Salmonier Line

The Targett or Targate family name has been in Holyrood for at least 200 years but is remarkably difficult to track. Some years ago, I found some birth records at PANL that I’ve posted at Harbour Grace RC Marriages 1822-1888 Extracts

Nov 28, 1813 Richard of John Targate & Anne Mullowney
    George Witch & Elizabeth Sullivan
Nov 28, 1813 William of John Targate & Anne Mullowney
    John Nolan & Anne Penny
Nov 28, 1813 Jean of John Targate & Anne Mullowney
    John Keating & Catherine Hockos? [likely Hawco]
Jul 25, 1817 Elizabeth of John Targate & Ann Mullowney
    Lawrence Timmins & Jane Barret
Sep 5, 1819 Mary of John Targate & Anne Mullowny
    Timothy Sullivan & Anne Hearn
Nov 11, 1821 John of John Targate & Anne Melowny
    Philip Hines & Bridget Walsh

I took these records because I was researching the Mullowney name, but of course, since then I’ve found other connections to that clan – Dwyer, Hawco, Penney, and Whalen – to name a few.

It is unlikely that the first three baptisms for Nov 1813 are for triplets (there doesn’t seem to be multiple births associated for either Targate or Mullowney; although in 1883 twins were baptized to Richard Targate and Mary Joe Woodford) so I’m assuming that the children baptized that day were children and not babies.

The Targett/Targate name doesn’t appear in the Fishing Room’s Census of 1806, but a JOHN TARGATE is one of two men listed in the 1835 Voter’s List for an area called ‘Worlds Cove’ in Holyrood:

NL GenWeb 1835 Voter’s List
Conception Bay North – Brigus District
North Point of Turk’s Gut to McGrath’s House on the South Side of Holy Rood
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_1835voters.htm

TARGATE, John – Holy Rood – Worlds Cove
BAKER, Richard – Holy Rood – Worlds Cove

Note: I have no idea where Worlds Cove is, although I suspect that it is somewhere on the ‘Point’; Richard Baker did not stay long in Holyrood, I think he went to Avondale, or Salmon Cove as it was then called.

Since John Targate’s son John was born in 1821, we can assume that the man listed in the Voter’s List was the father, and husband to Anne Mullowney.

Unfortunately, we cannot follow this family (or any other that relied on the Brigus Roman Catholic Church from about 1824 [or 1833] to 1857, when the church in Harbour Main opened. The church in Brigus burned down sometime in the 1930’s (I’ve been told) and all the records from Brigus to Holyrood inclusive went up in smoke.) Read more about Conception Bay Church Records on this post.

So, we have a 33 [or 24] year gap between the records we find at Harbour Grace and the ones we can find in Harbour Main. It should be noted that in 1883 a church was established in Holyrood, Holy Cross Parish, and all subsequent Holyrood marriages and baptisms were recorded there.

We pick up the Targate thread in 1857 at Sts Peter and Paul RC Church in Harbour Main.

I grew up on Country Path in Holyrood, (and at the risk of dating myself, born in 1955) and the Targett name was used mostly as a geographic reference as to where something else might be. (ie the car went off the road, or etc…)

TARGETT
Marriages & Baptisms previous to 1883 were performed at Sts Peter & Paul, Harbour Main – 1883 and later were performed at Holy Cross Parish, Holyrood

#80 . TARGATE James, Holyrood & BARRON Elizabeth, Holyrood.. Sep 2, 1882
Patrick Clarke & Ellen Dellahunty
    #151 1882 Sep 29 Peter James Targot Elizabeth Barron
Sprs. Michael Beson Margaret Beson
    #15 May 1 1884 Baptized Michael of James Targate & Elizabeth Barron.
Sprs. Michael Barron & Mary B. Lewis. (Holyrood) G.J. Battcock. [T Hynes]

#82 . TARGATE John, Holyrood & DWYER Anastasia, Holyrood .. Nov 28, 1882
Joseph Targate & Catherine Dwyer
    #14 Nov. 24, 1883 Baptized Richard of John Targate & Anastasia Dwyer
Sprs. Joseph Targate & Ellen Dwyer (North Arm). [T Hynes]

#94 . TARGATE John, Chapel Cove SULLIVAN Margaret, Hr. Main .. Nov 23, 1886
Francis Bennett & Elizabeth Sullivan
    #37 Dec. 7 1887 Baptized Catherine Mary of John Targate & Margaret Sullivan.
Sprs. Michael Kennedy & Elizabeth Targate. (Hly.) Gregory J. Battcock. [T Hynes]

#67 . TARGATE Richard, Holyrood & WOODFORD Mary Joseph, Hr Main May 27 1879
James Woodford & Mary Anne Lannan
    #200 1880 Oct 15 . . ?? ( pc of page missing) Richard Targate Mary Joe Woodford
John Targate Joanne Targate sub cond.
    #188 1881 Dec 23 Michael . Richard Targate Mary I. Woodford
Patrick Woodford Agnes Woodford
    #147 1883 Aug 12 Bernard . Richard Targate Mary Joseph Woodford twins
William Walsh Sarah Wall
    #148 1883 Aug 12 Patrick . Richard Targate Mary Joseph Woodford twins
Patrick Targate Catherine Targate
    #41 Nov. 3 1884 Baptized Mary of Richard Targate & Mary Woodford.
Sprs. Joseph Targate & Elizabeth Targate. (Holyrood) G.J. Battcock. [T Hynes]
    #46 Nov. 15 1885 Baptized Catherine Joseph of Richard Targate & Mary Jos. Woodford.
Sprs. John & Elizabeth Tymens. (Holyrood) G.J. Battcock.
    #33 Oct. 16 1887 Baptized Agnes of Richard Targate & Mary Woodford.
Sprs. Moses Lewis & Lucy Lewis. (Hly.) Gregory J. Battcock. [T Hynes]

#71 . TARGATE William, Holyrood & LEWIS Mary, Holyrood.. Nov 6, 1880
Philip O’Neill & Catherine Lewis
    #60 1882 Apr 21 Baptized Michael of William Targate Mary Lewis 21 Apr
James Targate Elizabeth Lewis
    #7 February 27 1886 Baptized Mary Frances of Wm. Targate & Mary Lewis.
Sprs. Patrick & Johannah Lewis. (Hly.) G.J. Battcock. [T Hynes]

6 Oct. 21 1888 Joseph Targate & Elizabeth Kimon[?]. (Holyrood).
Witss. Peter Targate & Teresa Barrett. Gregory J. Battcock.(T.Hynes)

#24 . TARGATE Mary, Holyrood & CARROLL James, Parish Mullough, Co. Kilkenny Jan 17, 1868 ; James Butler & Catherine Lewis

#53 TARGATE Mary, Holyrood & KERWICK [KIRBY] John, Holyrood Nov 27, 1875
James Mackey & Elizabeth Targate
    1884 Aug 15 Baptized Mary Anne of John Kirby & Mary Targate
Sprs Wm Bennett & Julia Barrett (source: Evelyn Morrissey)
   #91 1876 Aug 24 Cecilia of John Kirby Mary Targot, Holyrood 24 Aug
Patrick Targot Bridget Kirby
   #121 1879 Sept 21 Bridget Christina of John Kerwick Mary Targate, Holyrood
Michael Kennedy Eliza Lewis
   #65 1881 Jul 10 Richard of John Kerby Mary Targate, Holyrood
John O’Neill Mary Bennett

#70 TARGATE Lucy, Holyrood & KIELY James, Holyrood Feb 3, 1880
James Carroll & Bridget Maher
#18 . TARGATE Elizabeth, Holyrood & QUINLAN Peter, Holyrood May 20, 1866
Timothy Quinlan & Bridget Penny

These three marriages were performed at Holy Cross Parish, Holyrood;
Source T Hynes.
#1 Jan. 6 1894   Married Thomas Nolan & Mary Targate.
Witnesses John Targate & Mary Targate. M. Hanly. [T Hynes]
#1 Jan. 16 1898   Married Patrick Targett (27) & Clara Lewis (19). [T Hynes]
Witnesses Bernard Lewis & Jane Lewis. J. Murphy.
#8 Nov. 16 1908   Married Michael Targett 26 & Hannah Trimlett.
Witnesses John Kennedy & Mary Francis [sic] Targett. J. W. Donnelly. [T Hynes]

TARGETT – Targate Baptisms at Sts Peter & Paul, Harbour Main
Note: Place of Residence for all couples is Holyrood

1879 .#48 . . Sarah . . Ellen Targate 20 Jun – Mary Brophy illegitimate

Prob married before 1857
1858 .#93 . . Stephen . John Targate Rachael Mackey 17 Oct
Patrick Beseau Mary Barrett  
1860 .#97 . . Walter . .John Targate Rachael MacKey 22 Oct
William Lewis Mary Joy  

* Prob married before 1857
1859 .#31 . . John Joseph . Joseph Targate Mary Kennedy 17 Apr
John Kennedy Mary Joy  
1861 .#57 . . Ellen . . . . Joseph Targate Mary Kennedy 21 Jul
Edmond Timmons Ellen Kennedy  
1863 .#118 . .Mary Bridget Joseph Targate Mary Kennedy 5 Dec
Richard Targate Mary Targate  

* Prob married before 1857
1859 .#107 . .Francis Joseph . Richard Targate Catherine Power 29 Oct
John Targate Elisa Beseau  
1863 .#69 . . Catherine Joseph .Richard Targate Kate Power 17 Aug
Jeremiah Kennedy Jane Barrett  
1865 .#85 . . Patrick Joseph . .Richard Targate Catherine Power 10 Sep
Nicholas LaCour Johanna Fuore  

* Prob married before 1857
1858 .#56 . . .Ann . . William Targate Catherine Commerford 25 Jul
Kyran Walsh Nicholas Brown Mary Penny  
1859 .#41 . . .Mary . .William Targate Catherine CORBITT 2 Jul
Kyran Walsh Paul Kelly Ann Penny  
1861 .#104 . . Ellen . William Targate Jane Commerford 6 Oct
Kyran Walsh Thomas Penny Catherine Bennett  
1865 .#5 . . . Joseph .William Targate (no first name) Commerford Holyrood 12 Feb
Patrick O’Donnell John Bolden Bridget Kilfoyle  
Note: Catherine Corbett could be a typo, OR there could be two William Targates….

FEMALE TARGETT Baptisms
#79 TARGATE Alice, Holyrood & DOYLE Maurice, Con. Hr. May 30, 1882
John Targate & Bridget Doyle
1882 .#143 . . .Agnes . Maurice Doyle Alice Targate, Salmon Cove 23 Sep
Patrick Doyle Mary Doyle  

#37 . TARGATE Anne, Holyrood & DOYLE Thomas, Con. Hr. Nov 23, 1871
John Doyle & Mary Anne Gushue
1872 .#65 . . .Patrick Francis . Thomas Doyle Anne Targate, Cat’s Cove 31 May
Michael Doyle Mary Ezekiel  
1873 .#149 . . John Thomas . Thomas Doyle Anne Targate, Conception Hr. 25 Nov
David Skean Mary Skean  
1875 .#130 . . Mary Anne . Thomas Doyle Anne Targate, Conception Harbour 10 Oct
Peter Isakel Anastasia Power  
1877 .#155 . . Edward James . Thomas Doyle Anne Targate, Conception Hr. 19 Oct
John Doyle Mary Doyle sub. Cond.
1880 .#208 . . Richard . Thomas Doyle Anne Targate, Conception Hr. 10 Nov
James Power Elizabeth Targate  
1882 .#172 . . Michael . Thomas Doyle Anne Targate, Conception Hr. 28 Oct
Edward Doyle Alice Doyle  

1876 .#219 . . .Patrick . Patrick Fewer Lucy Targate, Holyrood 3 Dec
Walter Kennedy Anastasia Conneran illegitimate

1872 .#26 . . .Martin . William Lewis Mary Targate, Holyrood 25 Feb
Michael Hynes Mary Daw sub. Cond. Illegitimate

* Prob married before 1857
1858 .#120 . ..Anastasia . Philip Penny Mary Targate, Holyrood 23 Dec
Nicholas Connoran Anastasia Connoran  
1860 .#18 . . .Agnes . Philip Penny Mary Targate, Holyrood 19 Feb
Paul Kelly Johannah Hynes  

1869 .#25 . . .James . James Woodford Johannah Targate, Holyrood 9 Mar
John Joy Anne Brown illegitimate baptized sub cond.

NL GenWeb 1864 Hutchinson’s Directory – Holyrood
Conception Bay North Region – Harbour Main District
(Note: none in Chapel’s Cove)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_holyroodhutch.htm
Targate, John fisherman
Targate, Patrick fisherman
Targate, Richard fisherman
Targate, Richard, jun. fisherman
Targate, William fisherman

NL GenWeb 1871 Lovell’s Directory – Holyrood
Conception Bay North Region – Harbour Main District
(Note: none in Chapel’s Cove)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_lovells_holyrood.htm
Targate Richard farmer
Targate William farmer

NL GenWeb 1874 Voter’s List – Holyrood
Electoral District of Conception Bay Division of Harbor Main
October 20th 1874 (Note: none in Chapel’s Cove)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhm-v1874-holyrood.htm
Targate, William Holyrood Halfway House Road
Targate, Richard, Jun Holyrood Joy’s Cove
Targate, Richard, Sen Holyrood Joy’s Cove

NL GenWeb 1882 Voter’s List – Holyrood
Southern District of Conception Bay Division of Harbour Main
1882 – Copy for Court Session Brigus
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhm-v1882-holyrood.htm
Targat, James Holyrood Salmonier Road, Tinker Town
Targat, Richard Holyrood
Targat, Richard Holyrood North Arm
Targat, William Holyrood Salmonier Road, Tinker Town

NL GenWeb 1885 Voter’s List – Holyrood
Southern District of Conception Bay Division of Harbour Main
Copy for Court Session Brigus
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhm-v1885-holyrood.htm
Targate, James Holyrood Salmonier Road
Targate, William Holyrood Salmonier Road
Targate, Joseph Holyrood Salmonier Road
Targate, James Holyrood
Targate, Richard Holyrood
Targate, John Holyrood
Targate, Peter Holyrood

NLGenWeb 1889 Voter’s List – Holyrood Central
Conception Bay North Region – Harbour Main District
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_1899elect_holyroodcen.htm
162 Targate James Holyrood Salmonier R Householder
163 Targate William Holyrood Salmonier R Householder
164 Targate Joseph Holyrood Salmonier R Householder
165 Targate Peter Holyrood Salmonier R Householder

NLGenWeb 1889 Voter’s List – Holyrood North Arm
Conception Bay North Region – Harbour Main District
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_1899elect_holyroodnarm.htm
95 Target John North Arm Householder
96 Target Joseph North Arm Householder
97 Target Richard North Arm Householder

NL GenWeb 1894 McAlpine’s Directory – Holyrood
Conception Bay North Region – Harbour Main District
Population of District 9,189 (Chapel’s Cove not included in listings at GenWeb.)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_mc94_holyrood.htm
Targate Peter fisherman Newtown
Targate Joseph fisherman Newtown
Targate William fisherman Newtown
Targate James fisherman Newtown
Targate Joseph fisherman Wicklow
Targate Patrick fisherman North Arm
Targate James fisherman North Arm
Targate Richard fisherman North Arm

NL GenWeb 1898 McAlpine’s Directory – Holyrood
Conception Bay North – Harbour Main District
(Chapel’s Cove not included in listings at GenWeb.)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_mc98_holyrood.htm
Targate Joseph Newtown railway foreman
Targate Wm Newtown laborer
Targate James Newtown laborer
Targate Richard Central farmer
Targate Patrick Central laborer
Targate Joseph Central laborer
Targate James Central laborer

NL GenWeb 1904 McAlpine’s Directory – Holyrood
Conception Bay North – Harbour Main District
(Note: none in Chapel’s Cove)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_04holyroodmcalpines.htm
Targate Patrick farmer
Targate Joseph sr sectionman railway
Targate Michael laborer

NL GenWeb 1921 Census Data – Newtown – Holyrood
Conception Bay North Region ~ Harbour Main District
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_21cens_newtown.htm

Newtown Targett Joseph Head m m 64 1857 [labourer] Jan Newtown
Newtown Targett Mary Wife f m 43 1878 Aug Conception Harbour
Newtown Targett Maurice Son m s 17 1904 Jan [labourer] Newtown
Newtown Targett Mary Dau f s 14 1902 Jul Newtown
Newtown Targett Michael Son m s 4 1917 Aug Newtown

Newtown Targett James Head m m 70 1851 Jun Newtown
Newtown Targett Elizabeth Wife f m 70 1851 Jul Newtown

Newtown Targett William Head m m 74 1847 Aug Newtown [farmer]
Newtown Targett Mary Wife f m 79 1851 Oct Newtown
Newtown Targett Joseph Son m m 37 1883 Oct Newtown [miner – Sydney Mines]
Newtown Targett Bridget Dil f m 28 1893 Jul Newtown
Newtown Targett William gson m s 2 1918 Dec Sydney

Citation of digital image for census sheet
“Newfoundland Census, 1921,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9FW-GSGX?cc=2226517&wc=STG4-6TP%3A1513345821 : 20 March 2015), > image 278 of 560; Department of Tourism, Culture, and Recreation, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

NL GenWeb 1935 Newfoundland Census – Newtown – Holyrood
Conception Bay North – Harbour Main District
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_35newtown.htm
TARGETT Michael head M married 52 [1883] Nf labourer
TARGETT Hanna wife F married 50 Nf
TARGETT Mary mother F widow 90 [1845] Nf income
TARGETT Mary Jr dau F single 17 Nf student
TARGETT Ethel dau F single 10 Nf student
SPARROW John servant N single 27 Nf servant

NL GenWeb 1948 Voter’s List – Holyrood Central
NL List of Electors Conception Bay North – Harbour Main District
Electoral District of Harbour Main – Bell Island
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannf/cbhmain_1948voter_holyroodcentral.htm
183 Targett Ethel Holyrood
184 Targett Michael Mrs. Holyrood

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One Response to Targett – Holyrood, Salmonier Line

  1. Will Hannon says:

    Hi Eileen, two sisters of my gr. gr grandmother( Alice Targate of Holyrood married to Maurice Doyle in 1882 ) went to Harricot in Placentia Bay. John Byrne of Holyrood was married for the 2nd time to Joanna Targate and John Byrne’s son James Byrne was married to Joanna’s sister Catherine Targate. All three Targate girls were daughters of Richard Targate & Catherine Power of Holyrood, CB as near as I can tell.

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