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 Date Names Nov 5,1793 John SHEA m Eleanor WALSH (Quidi Vidi) (St John’s) Witness: James SHAHAN & his daughter Mary MOOR Nov 20,1800 Henry SHEA m Eleanor RYAN Witness: Wm CORRIAN & David BRIEN Dec 5,1803 Joseph SHEA m Rosanna GRISHEY (St John’s) (Broad Cove) Witness: David GRISHEY & Patrick WALSH Dec 6,1803 Richd SHEA m (--------) KENENDY (St John’s) (Harbour Main) Witness: John KENEDY & Mary McDANIL Nov 20,1804 Mathew SHEA m Mary SHEA (Parish of Donbrady, Co Wexford) (Adams Cove) Witness: Robt DOOLING & Mary CULLIN Feb 23,1808 John SHEA m Eleanor KEHOE (Parish of Kellace, Co Waterford) (Parish of Poulguestha, Co Wexford) Witness: Daniel KNOWLIN & Ellen CONNOR Mar 12,1817 Joseph SHEA m Elizabeth COX (Pouch Cove) (Pouch Cove) Witness: Alexdr FITZGERALD Nov 23,1819 Wm SHEA m Cath KEEFE (Parish of Callin, Co Kilkenny) (St John’s) Witness: Wm COSGRAVE & Bridget KELLY Nov 28,1821 Luke SHEA m Ellen NOLAN (St Mullens, Co Carlow) (Callan Co Kilkenny) Witness: Thos GRACE & Henry NEIL Nov 23,1824 Edmond SHEA m Anastatia WITTY (Carrick on Suir, Co Tip) (Torbay) Witness: Richard ALLEN & Ann HICKY May 10,1825 Jam SHEA m Marget CALLEVAN (Glenn Co Corlow) (Luisteag, Co Kilken) Witness: John SHEA & Ellan GALLAV– Dec 8,1829 Daniel SHEA m Mary SHEA Witness: Tom KELLY & Geremia SHEA Nov 1830 John SHEA m Elinor TRACY (St John’s) (St John’s) Witness: Pat SHEA & Elizabeth HARTRY Nov 1832 Thos SHEA m Elen CONNORS Witness: John FITZGERALD & Margt RYAN Nov 26,1833 Thomas SHEA m Ester FIELD Witness: Richard DUNN & Jane MORTON May 15,1834 Patrick SHEA m Honour HEANLY Witness: James MEANY & Honor LAWLOR Nov 10,1835 Richard SHEA m Eliza MACARDELL (Killeagh, Co Cor) Witness: Will MORRIS & Anne ------- May 7,1836 Edward SHEA m Ellen CLOONEY (Parish Callas, Co Kilkenny) (same parish) Witness: Michael PHELAN & Mary ------ Nov 12,1838 John SHEA m Ellen GRADY (Dingildianoh) Witness: Daniel DOODY & Biddy McDONNELL Nov 12,1840 James SHEA m Cath LAWLER Witness: Bat SUNN & Cath BROWFER Nov 21,1844 Thomas SHEA m Johana HANAFIN (Dingle) Witness: Denis CAINE & Mary FOLEY Nov 23,1845 Joseph SHEA m Elizabeth BUTT both of Pouch Cove Witness: William –SSETTE & Margaret DELAHUNT Nov 23,1845 Thos SHEA m Mary GREENE both of this town Witness: Peter LYNCH & Rebecca -URNI– Jan 19,1848 Denis SHEA m Bridget KINEY Witness: Patk DARMODY & Margt LARKIN Aug 11,1849 Edwd SHEA m Mary CONNORS (Callan Co Kilk) Witness: Michael HACKET & Ellen QUICK Nov 26,1852 James SHEA m Cath WALSH (Grange Molder, Co Tipp) (Co Kilk) Witness: Martin SHEA & Cath BREEN Nov 7,1855 James SHEA m Ellen BRIDE (Mullinglanst, Co Tipp) Witness: Jno KENNEDY & Mary BRIDE Oct 14,1859 Bryan SHEA ® N CO) m Bridget KENNEDY Witness: Patrick FLAHERTY & Bridget LONERGAN Nov 10,1861 Michael SHEA m Mary DUNN Witness: Michael SHEA & Catherine DUNN Mar 22,1866 Daniel SHEA m Esther MOUNTAIN (Ferryland) Witness: Joseph McGRATH & Patience HAFIND Apr 30,1868 Henry John SHEA m Isabella Louisa STUART (R Artillary) Witness: Henry SHEA & Mary T QUILL Jul 12,1870 Henry SHEA m Annie STRATFORD Witness: I Henry TOBIN & Isabella SHEA The information was compiled and transcribed by Deborah L Jeans, a genealogy researcher in St John's, Newfoundland.