Marriages 1825-1827 RC – Basilica – Holyrood and Chapel’s Cove

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Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945 – St. John’s
Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist

Marriages with index 1825-1827

Misleading title for this group of records. Many are from Harbour Grace, and some of the marriages were performed at Harbour Main and one at Holyrood. Of course this latter are the records I am most interested in, but there are marriages recorded from Burin, Fogo, Trinity, St Lawrence, and other places.

This series of records appears to be comprised of at least 4 separate registers, from various parts of the island, although most are from St John’s. These records also appear to be the original registers that the married couples and the witnesses actually signed. I think that the numbers of the records were added at a later date.

—Also there is no index for this group of records, another inaccuracy in the title.

There are 135 images in this series. The marriage records are in ‘Certificate’ format with usually three per page; there are a number of images that contain a single Certificate. The first one I’ve done (#4 image #3) is the general format for the series.

It goes without saying (although of course I’ll say it!) that all of the information here should be checked against the original for accuracy.

One other thing. I noticed that the marriages recorded in Conception Bay are also in the online records at the NL GenWeb site in the Conception Bay North area for Harbour Grace. See the section : Parish Records of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Harbour Grace Roman Catholic Parish Records; Marriages 1806-1845 (selected entries).
Please note that some of the dates for the Harbour Grace records are different from the one’s given in this collection.

Citing this Record:
“Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945,” images, FamilySearch
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accessed 11 September 2015), St. John’s > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Marriages with index 1825-1827 >
image 1 of 135; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland.
Link to this collection: Marriages with index 1825-1827

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Marriage Solemnized at St John’s, in the Island of Newfoundland
This is to Certify, That PATK DOOLING of Calian/Calean Co of KILKENNY and
ELLEN WALSH of WICKLOW BAY were Married at St John’s this 17th Day of April
in the Year of our Lord 1825 By me, ANTHY FLEMMING, Clergyman in Holy Orders.
This Marriage was solemnized between us PATKRICK DOOLING
………………………………… ELLEN WALSH [her mark]
In the presence of us, FRANCIS MYLER
…………………. ELIZABETH WALSH [her mark]
[the groom and best man signed their own names.]
Witnefses present at the said Marriage.

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Marriage Solemnized at St John’s, in the Island of Newfoundland
This is to Certify, That JAMES SHEA of GLEW? C of CARLOW
AND MARY GALLAVAN TUNISTY? CO OF KILK were Married at ST JOHN’S this 19 Day of May
in the Year of our Lord 1825 By me, ANTHY FLEMING Clergyman in Holy Orders.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, JAMES SHEA
…………………………………. MARY GALLAVAN [her mark]
IN THE presence of us, MATTHEW WALSH
…………………. ELEN (sic) GALLIVAN
[only the bride didn’t sign her own name.]

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PATRICK KELLY of the CO KILKENNY and MARY WHELAN of the CO CARLOW
were Married at St John’s this 23rd day of May 1825
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: JOHN DWYER and BRIDGET KEHOE
[none of the parties signed their own names.]

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LAWRENCE MORRISEY of CO CARLOW and MARGARET FLEMING of CO CARLOW
were Married at St John’s this 26th May 1825
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: [illeg] THIM and LUKE? SHEA
[only the bride didn’t sign her own name,]

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WILLIAM CARROLL of CO KILKENNY and ANN BYRNE of CO WEXFORD
were Married at St John’s this 11th May 1825
By By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: JOHN CAROLL and MARY CHAPPEL
[only the bridegroom signed his own name.]

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JAMES WALSH of KILLAMAKOLLOFER CO KILK and MARY GOWER of KILMAGANY CO ?KILK
were Married at St John’s this 11 Day of July 1825
By ANTHY FLEMING
Wit: MATTHEW ?CAHILL and PATK? SUMMERS?
[none of the parties signed their own names.]

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PIERCE GRACE of CO KILKENNY and CATHERINE MYERS of CO TIPPERARY
were Married at St John’s this 23 of October 1825
By By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: THOMAS [could be MURPHY] and TOM? FLINN
[only the bride didn’t sign her own name.]

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JAMES WALSH of CARRICK ON SUIR and JOHANNA MURPHY of ST JOHN’S
were Married at St John’s this 2nd of November 1825
By By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: JOHN POWER and CATHERINE McDONNELL
[none of the parties signed their own name.]

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WILLIAM KIRWIN of the CO WATERFORD and JOHANNA FLEMING of ST JOHN’S
were Married at St John’s this 7th November 1825
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: EDWARD GORMAN and MARY KELLY
[only the groom signed his own name.]

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PATK DWIRE of TEMPL~~ CO KILK and MARY MURPHY? of BALLY BREK CO CARLOW
were Married at St John’s this 12 day of November 1825
By ANTHY FLEMING
Wit: JOSPEH RYAN and ELLEN ???ISLORU/GLORN
[none of the parties signed their own name.]

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JOHN MURPHY of INISTRAGE CO KILK and BRIDGET LAWLOR of ???—-TOWN CO KY
were Married at St John’s this 12 November 1825
by ANTHY FLEMING
Wit: MICHAEL GRACE and MARY WALSH
[only the best man signed his own name.]
Note: there is an Inistioge in Kilkenny.

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THOMAS KERBY of ??FERM and MARY MURPHY of ??IAGHMON
were Married at St John’s this 13th November 1825
By THOMAS SCALLAN
Wit: WILLIAM SHAW? and MARY BYRNE
[only the bride didn’t sign her own name.]

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MICHAEL MURPHY of ROFS (ROSS) CO WEXF and MARY FRANEY of BALLINDAFFIN (BALLIDUFF) CO W
were Married at St John’s this 14 November 1825
By ANTHY FLEMING
Wit: WILL WALSH and HANNA MURPHY
[only the groom signed his own name.]
(SEE # 90)

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THOMAS MACKEY of the CO WEXFORD and SERAH JORDAN of BAY BULLS
were Married at St John’s this 16th November 1825
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: JOHN BALDWIN and ELIZA JORDAN
[none of the parties signed their own name.]

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WILLIAM SHEA of ST JOHN’S and ANNE BOLAN of ST JOHN’S
were Married at St John’s this 22 November 1825
By ANTY FLEMING
Wit: illeg and MARY MacKAY???
[all parties signed their own names.]

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JOHN MACKEY of CONCEPTION BAY and KITTY HAMILTON of CO KILKENNY
were Married at ST JOHN’S this 26th day of NOVEMBER 1825
By SAML S F BURGESS
This Marriage was solemnized between us JOHN MACKEY [his mark]
………………………………… KITTY HAMILTON [her mark]
Wit, JAMES BULGER [his mark] ANN RYAN [her mark]

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MICHAEL KIELY of CO TIPPERAY and MARIA WILLIAMS of BAY BULLS
were Married at St John’s this 26 November1825
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: JAMES POWER and JOHANNA MURPHY
[the groom and best man signed their own names.]

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THOMAS RYAN of N? CROFS CO TIP and MARGARET SHANNON (sic) of BALLIDUFF
were Married at St John’s this 13 December 1825
By Thos Scallan
Wit: PIERCE RYAN and MARY FILAVAN?
[only the bride didn’t sign her own name. HOWEVER, whoever
signed for her wrote MARGARET SHANAHAN.

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JAMES TUBRID of WATERFORD and ELLEN TOBIN of CO WEXFORD
were Married at St John’s this 9th January 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: JAMES POWER and ?JUDITH MOORE?
[all of the parties signed their own names.]

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MOSES MURPHY of CO WEXFORD and MARY MORRISSY of CO KILKENNY
were Married at St John’s this 19th January 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: WILLIAM MURPHY and MARY GALL
[none of the parties signed their own name.]

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RICHARD DWYER of CO KILKENNY and JOHANNA PICKETT of FOGO HARBOR
were Married at FOGO this 2nd August 1825
By JAMES SINNETT/LINNETT??
Wit: JOHN SERGENT? and MARGARET BURNS
[the groom and best man signed their own names.]

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WILLIAM SINNOTT of CO WEXFORD and EILIZABETH BYRNE of HARBOUR MAIN
were Married at St John’s this 27 March 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: NICHOLAS KELLY and MARGARET RYAN
[none of the parties signed their own name.]

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MICHAEL CAHILL of CO TIPPERARY and JUDITH TOBIN of ST MARY’S
were Married at St John’s this 18th May 1826
Wit: JOHN BUTLER and CATHERINE WALSH
[none of the parties signed their own name.]

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CORNELIUS MORRISSY of CAPE ROYAL and MARY BUTLER of BRIGUS BY SOUTH
were Married at St John’s this 19th May 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: MICHAEL McDONALD? and ELLEN BUCKLY
[the groom signed his name CORNE MORRESSEY,
and the bridegroom also signed his own name.]

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CORNILIUS MULLOWNEY of HARBOR GRACE and ANNE LANGFORD
were Married at St John’s this 16th June 1826
By J Sinnott/Linnott?
Wit: PHONUS RONCEN?? and MARG COONEY
[none of the parties signed their own name.]

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SYLVESTER DOOLING of CO KILKENNY and BRIDGET NEIL of said place
were Married at St John’s this 18th June 1826
By J Sinnott/Linnott?
Wit: PETER BRENNER? and BRIDGET PHALEN?
[only the best man signed his own name.]

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JAMES TUBRID of the CITY WATERFORD and ELIZABETH IVEY? alias WILLIAMS of ST JOHN’S
were Married at St John’s this 29 July 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: THOS MORTON and JOHANNA MORTON
[the groom and the best man signed their own name.]

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MAURICE MULLOWNEY of CO WATERFORD and MARY BOYLE of CO TIPPERARY
were Married at St John’s this 12th August 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: GEORGE? SAWYERS? and illeg HEANEY
[only the witnesses signed their own names.]

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PATRICK WALSH of NEW ROFS CO ? and MARY WALSH of LISMORE
were Married at St John’s this 10th September 1826
By ANTHY FLEMING
Wit: JAMES POWER and ANTY DOOLING
[all parties signed their names.]

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GARRET CURTIS of ST MARY’S and DEBORA RYAN of CONCEPTION BAY
were Married at ST JOHN’S 23rd day of September 1826
by SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: DANL DWYER and MARGARET DWYER
[all parties including the witnesses signed their own names]

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ANDREW HANNON of FETHARD and MARY DUNSTERVILLE of NEW ROFS
were Married at St John’s this 22nd October 1826
By THOS SCALLAN
Wit: PATRICK DOUTNEY and MARGARET DOUTNEY
[all parties signed their own names.]

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THOMAS BYRNE of CO WEXFORD and MARGARET STAFFORD of same CO
were Married at St John’s this 29th October 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: JAMES STAFFORD and MATTHEW STAFFORD
[only the two witnesses signed their own names.]

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THOMAS CAREW of WITLEFS BAY and ELEANOR MULLONEY of said place
were Married at St John’s this 13th November 1826
By THOS SCALLAN
Wit: NICHOLAS COADY and MICHAEL DRISDALE?
[only the bride didn’t sign her own name.]

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JAMES WHALEN of TORBAY and ANN FOLEY of CO WEXFORD
were Married at St John’s this 16 November 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: MICHAEL POWER and PIERCE POWER
[only the bride didn’t sign her name.]

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JAMES WHELAN (sic) OF BOOKS/NOOKS? CO WEXFDand ELIZABETH PICCO of PORTUGAL COVE
were Married at St John’s this 16 November 1826
By ANTHY FLEMING
Wit: PHILIP NEAREY? AND ?ANN PICCO
[only the best man signed his own name.]
Yes, two James Whalen/Whelans in a row!

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RODGER HANRAHAN of HARBOUR GRACE and CATH DOOLY of PORTIGAL COVE (sic)
were Married at ST JOHN’S 26th day of Nov 1826
by ANTHY FLEMING
Wit: PATK COUGHLAN? and JAMES HALLY
[all parties including the witnesses signed their own names]

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MATTHEW STAFFORD of CO WEXFORD and CATHERINE HURLY of CO WATERFORD
were Married at St John’s this 30th November 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: ?ANDREW HANNORY????? and MARY HANNON
[all but the bridesmaid signed their own names.]

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JOHN COMMERFORD of ST JOHN’S and MARY SHEA of said place
were Married at St John’s this 2nd December 1826
By SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: JOHN GARDNER and NANCY COMERFORD
[the groom and best man signed their own names, the
groom signed his COMERFORD.]

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JOHN BARRON of ST MARY’S and MARY MURRY of FERRY LAND
were Married at ST JOHN’S 11th day of December 1826
BY SAML S F BURGESS
Wit: [ink smears, difficult to read: looks like]
WILLIAM HALLY/KELLY and BRIDGET MURPHY
[all parties including the witnesses signed their own names]

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MICHAEL HARRINGTON of –EROTRY CO TIRY? and MARY ?HEALY WITLEFS BAY N.F.L
were Married at St John’s this 12th ?January 1827?
By ANTHY FLEMING
Wit: THOMAS MAURIN? and ?SALLY HEALY?
[none of the parties signed their own name.]

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OWEN WHELAN of ?CALIAN CO KILK and BRIDGET MAGRATH of HARBOUR-MAIN
were Married at ST JOHN’S 21st day of ?Jan/?Jun 1827
By ANTHY FLEMING
Owen Whelan signed his name OWEN PHELAN
Wit: Danl? Heanesy? and Ann Angell
[all parties excepting the Bride signed their own names]

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THOMAS POWER of SUTTONS PARISH and MARY DEVEREUX of PLACENTIA
were Married at St John’s this 15th Febuary 1827
By THOS SCALLAN
Wit: JOHN MURPHY and ?JAMES VOWBUN???
[the two witnesses signed their own names.]

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JAMES COLE of COLYEARS (sic) and MARGARET KEATING of HARBOR MAIN
were Married at HARBOR GRACE 14th day of Jun 1826
by DENNIS MACKIN
Wit: JOHN GORMAN and ?SIMON GORMAN
[all parties excepting the Groom signed their own names]

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JOHN JAMES of BRIGUS and ELIZABETH WALSH of SD PLACE
were Married at HOLY ROOD this 8th day of October 1826
by DENIS MACKIN
[all parties excepting the Bride signed their own names]
Wit: JAMES HEARN and EDMOND TYLER?

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PATRICK SLINEY of CHAPELS COVE and MARTHA HAWKO of SD PLACE
were Married at SD PLACE this 10th day of October 1826
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: ARTHUR DUFF and MARY MYERS
[the Groom and best man signed their own names]

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PATRICK CORBETT of CHAPELS COVE and JOHANNA MURPHY of SD PLACE
were Married at HARBOR MAIN this 14th day of October 1826
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: JAMES ?HICKETT and JAS WALSH
[only the witnesses signed their own names]

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WILLIAM COLE of COLYEARS (sic) and ELIZABETH MOORES of HARBOR MAIN
were Married at HARBOR GRACE this 2nd day of Nov 1826
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: JOHN BRYAN and CHARLOTTE COLE
[none of the parties signed their own name]

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MICHAEL BROPHY of CHAPELS COVE and MARGARET KELLY of SD PLACE
were Married at HARBOR GRACE this 10th day of December 1826
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: JOHN BYRNE and MARY MYERS
[only the witnessed signed their own names]

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DAVID MURPHY of CATS COVE and JOHANNA WALSH of SD PLACE
were Married at BACON COVE this 16th day of December 1826
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: DAVID KENNY? and ELEANOR CONNELL
[only the witnessed signed their own names]

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WILLIAM PURCELL of CHAPELS COVE and BRIDGET MACKEY of SD PLACE
were Married at HARBOR MAIN this 2nd day of Jan 1827
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: PATRICK LONG?? and MARY BEESON
[only the witnessed signed their own names]

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ROGER KENNEDY of HOLYROOD and BRIDGET WALSH of SD PLACE
were Married at HARBOR MAIN this 3rd day of Jan 1827
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: MOSES LEWIS and MARY KENNEDY
[only the witnessed signed their own names]

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ARTHUR DUFF of CHAPELS COVE and MARY MYERS of SD PLACE
were Married at SD PLACE this 4th day of January 1827
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: NICHOLAS BROWN and CATHERINE KEATING
[all but the bride signed their own names]

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JAMES CRAWLEY of CHAPELS COVE and MARY MULLONEY of HARBOR MAIN
were Married at PORT DE GRAVE this 8th day of Jan 1826
by DENIS MACKIN
Wit: TIMOTHY SULLIVAN and ELIZABETH MULLONEY
[only the witnesses signed their own names]