Sir John Berry’s Census – 1675 includes Harbour Grace
1719 business Document St John’s:
Includes Shepherd, Martins and Newell
Geoff Martin has extensive research on the Martin family and would be interested in exchanging information with anyone looking at their Martin roots. He took my Martins back to the Ark.
Sheppard Family of Harbour Grace from Norman Krischke. The early family data is unconfirmed and errors found in the document are worrisome. Nevertheless this seems to be the only information spanning from the 1600′s. Tkis line is independent of a Sheppard line from Ireland that also appears in the Cupids-Spaniard`s Bay area.
1681 census Bonavista – Stephen Sheppard
From: William Pickering Account Books
1695-1718 – Christopher Sheppard
Martin Sheppard sells boat 1798 with transcription
Some early Parsons Family notes:
From the book “Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland” by E. R. Seary. PARSONS, a surname of England and Ireland – the parson’s servant, or one who lived or worked at the parson’s (house); in Ireland also for Mac an Phearsain (MacPherson in Scotland). Family traditions: —– Williams, from England, deserted from the Royal Navy, settled at Diamond Cove where he changed his surname to Parsons. (MUN Folklore). Meshach Parsons (1828 – ), born at Rose Blanche, son of —– from Guernsey, settled at Rocky Harbour (Bonne Bay) in 1878 (MUN Geog.). Samuel, from Devon, settled at Running Brook, Bay Roberts about 1825 (MUN Folklore). Edward (about 1725 – ), from Devon, settled at Parsons Cove (Bryants Cove), between 1750 and 1775 (MUN Geog.). Thomas (1799 – ), from Bristol, settled at Freshwater (Carbonear), about 1821 (MUN Geog.).
From Bryant’s Cove:
A Petition by Devon fishermen in 1642:
originally from here:
An article on Devon and Dorset Newfoundland origins:
Early English Settlement
So Long as there Comes Noe Women:
Thomas Cole Index to other surnames and more here:
Thomas Cole Collection: