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Fishing Rooms 1805

I went through the 1805 Fishing Rooms or Plantation Books at Newfoundland GenWeb for entries in the Holyrood, Harbour Main, Chapel’s Cove area to get an idea of population numbers for that time period.

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Harbour Main Area Surnames 1750 & 1755

Names in Harbour Main in 1750
“In September of 1750 Lawrence Kneeves of County Kilkenny was tried and convicted of the murder of John Kelly which was alleged to have happened in Harbour Main on the 26th of July of the same year.
“Among those who gave evidence or whose names appear in that evidence were – […..]

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Name Lore Bay Roberts to Harbour Main

This is a transcription of Article XIX. in a series called ‘Newfoundland Name-Lore’ written by Rev. Michael Francis Howley. This series which was quite popular began in the second edition of the Newfoundland Quarterly in October 1901, and continued until Rev. Howley’s death in Oct 1914.
Communities covered – Bay Roberts, Coley’s Point, Clarks Beach, Port […..]

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Name Lore Kitchuses to Topsail

This is a transcription of Article XX. in a series called ‘Newfoundland Name-Lore’ written by Rev. Michael Francis Howley. This series which was quite popular began in the second edition of the Newfoundland Quarterly in October 1901, and continued until Rev. Howley’s death in Oct 1914.
Communities covered – Gallows Cove, Kitchuses, Colliers, Holyrood, the South […..]

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Newfoundland & Labrador 1901 census reports

Not long ago I found a listing on the Internet Archive website (under texts) for the Census of Newfoundland and Labrador for 1901. When I first looked at the files I was disappointed not to find the mother lode of my ancestors names – as they appeared at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Salmonier Line of Road & Halfway House

The ‘Salmonier Line of Road’ had the humblest of beginnings. On Wednesday, April 30th 1834, a number of Resolutions were read in the House of Assembly, some ‘for the purpose of opening, making and improving Roads’ in the Colony.

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