Shea – Basilica of St John the Baptist 1803 – 1867

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 to 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. 

 

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